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Usability and user experience as a competitive advantage

The comparison between a high-performance Formula 1 car and a highly efficient logistics center is obvious: the decisive factor for success is the overall package. In motorsports, you need not only the frame, engine, and tires, but also a driver who makes optimum use of the vehicle and the technology. The same applies to the logistics center. Good usability, user experience, and connectivity do not only support the employees “driving” the system but are increasingly becoming a competitive advantage in intralogistics.

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Branchenyt

Anniversary year starts with “Bavaria’s Best 50”-award for WITRON

The year 2021 is a special year for WITRON. Founded in 1971 by Walter Winkler and his wife Hildegard, the company has been an innovation driver and mastermind in the design, realization, and operation of efficient automated logistics centers as well as a reliable employer in the region for 50 years. And to kick off the anniversary year, there was a special award from the Bavarian State Government.

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Branchenyt

Largest US cooperative food retailer builds with WITRON

State-of-the-art logistics center for over 3,100 stores

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Branchenyt

No need for stretch wrap in the future

As in many other areas of the world, students in the northern Upper Palatinate in Bavaria, Germany, demonstrate every Friday as part of the Fridays for Future Movement. Helmut Prieschenk, CEO of WITRON, has not walked with them yet, but he takes the concerns of the young people seriously.

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Lager & distribution

Mothership instead of mini warehouse

Karl Högen knows the question too well: “What does WITRON do in the area of micro fulfillment?”

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Strategi & ledelse

WITRON development 2019: 10% more turnover, 500 additional employees

Highly interesting new projects and customers, a solid increase in turnover, numerous new employees, and strategic future investments. This is a brief and concise summary of the successful business year 2019 for WITRON Logistik + Informatik GmbH, the general logistics contractor from Parkstein.

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Branchenyt

WITRON implements Omni-Channel logistics center for Axfood

Largest logistics project in the company’s history to date

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Lager & distribution

EDEKA Rhein-Ruhr in Oberhausen relies on WITRON technology

EDEKA, the largest German food retailer is going to build its fifth logistics center with WITRON using the OPM technology.

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Branchenyt

More than 1,000 COMs sold worldwide

WITRON presented the Order Picking Machinery (OPM) system for the first time in 2003 - an invention of the company founder, Walter Winkler. The heart of the system is the Case Order Machine (COM). The thousandth COM was ordered in spring 2019.

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WITRON Business Figures 2020: Strong growth into the anniversary year

WITRON turns 50 and has created a solid basis for the company anniversary in 2021. Despite the worldwide Corona pandemic in 2020, we count new projects, revenue growth of 110 million Euros, 500 additional employees, 106 new apprentices, as well as a doubling of the manufacturing area - the general contractor from Parkstein still looks confidently into the future. In addition, the company was honored with the award “Bavaria’s Best 50” by the Bavarian State Ministry for above-average growth in mid-sized companies.

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Lager & distribution

OCM: The omnichannel platform for the retail network

The Swedish food retailer, Axfood, had long been looking for a solution that would bring together its traditional store business with its E-Commerce business in one logistics center. The OCM strategy of WITRON helped the Scandinavians with this challenge.

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Lager & distribution

REWE expands logistics center in Neu-Isenburg with WITRON

Improved store service and supply chain performance.

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Branchenyt

Without consolidation into the Champions League

One of Switzerland’s largest logistics centers is currently being built in Neuendorf, a few minutes south of Basel.

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Branchenyt

We are the pirates

WITRON celebrates an anniversary in 2020. The company from the Upper Palatinate region of Germany has been present on the North American market for 25 years. Karl Högen has accompanied WITRON as CEO North America on this journey for 13 years and looks back with us.

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Lager & distribution

WITRON expands Ultra-Fresh system at Delhaize - 40% more output

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Lager & distribution

It must be fast and beautiful

Weishaupt is setting the course for the future of parts logistics and has invested over 30 million Euros over the past two years towards the modernization of a highly innovative logistics center.

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IT

Who defines the robot?

We have been experiencing a robotics hype in intralogistics for several years - at least according to the many magazines and trade show appearances of some companies.

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Branchenyt

Seven challenges in retail business

Retailers and their logistics departments are facing many challenges - from AI to Greta Thunberg. Some challenges have accompanied this business sector for several years. We summarized the seven most important challenges of retail businesses.

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Lager & distribution

Boots: High flexibility in response to changing purchasing behavior

Store fulfillment transformed into Omni-Channel fulfillment

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Lager & distribution

Libri: Integrating book production and omni-channel logistics

Libri and BoD are building Europe’s largest and state-of-the-art print-on-demand center with PLUREOS. The goal at the logistics site in Bad Hersfeld (Germany): With completion in autumn of 2021, millions of national and international titles will be available to readers on a permanent basis, overnight, and through a sustainable production.

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Lager & distribution

WITRON optimizes dry assortment supply chain for Plus Retail B.V.

Dutch food retailer automates warehouse logistics.

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IT

IT is not an End-in-Itself

Since the beginning of 2020, Johannes Meißner is part of WITRON’s management board. The graduated engineer specialized in communications-engineering is coming from the IT sector of the company and started to work for the company from the Upper Palatinate more than 30 years ago. Does the appointment of an IT manager to the board change the strategy of WITRON?

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WITRON realizes REWE logistics center in Henstedt-Ulzburg

The food retailer REWE will supply more than 350 stores in Northern Germany through its new automated logistics center in Henstedt-Ulzburg starting in August 2022. The general contractor WITRON Logistik + Informatik GmbH from Parkstein received the order for the design and realization of the facility.

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TJ Morris relies on WITRON for its continuous expansion strategy

TJ Morris Ltd, headquartered in Liverpool, is one of the UK`s fastest growing and highest rated retailers in Europe.

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Lager & distribution

Bilstein group defies Brexit with logistics

Ferdinand Bilstein and WITRON have realized a state-of-the-art spare parts distribution center in the UK

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Lager & distribution

“We build store pallets”

Dr. Stefan Bauer is responsible for the business solution software at WITRON. This might sound unglamorous to outsiders at first, and it might conceal the true meaning of the team, because Bauer and his colleagues are working on an important future project of the company from the Upper Palatinate region of Germany - the end-to-end logistics platform.

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Higher capacities and supply chain excellence: COOP relies on flexibility in processes, throughput, and footprint

Norwegian retailer expands logistics capacities considerably and acts even more “end-to-end”

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