SSI Schaefer expands North American headquarters

New facility to accommodate 200 new IT positions focused on application engineering development.

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Schaefer Systems International, a leader in automation systems, material handling products, reusable packaging systems, and waste technology products, has announced the expansion of the North American headquarters facility located in Charlotte, N.C.

The expansion is the latest for the SSI Schaefer Group headquartered in Neunkirchen, Germany and opened on November 1st. The new North American headquarters will house approximately 200 existing SSI Schaefer employees, which service both the automation and the packaging systems divisions throughout the United States and Canada. The new facility will also accommodate an additional 200 new IT positions that will focus on application engineering development.

In a press release, the company said the need for solutions to address labor shortages in the rapidly changing e-commerce market is spurring new growth. With an additional 114,000 square feet, the new facility has room to expand. The facility includes both office and warehouse space and joins seven other facilities consisting of 425,000 square feet located in the city of Charlotte and within the 37-acre SSI Schaefer campus.

“We’re committed to being a long-term partner for our clients,” said Christoph Schenk, CEO of Schaefer Systems International’s Automation Systems Division. “Schaefer innovates products for companies looking to automate operations and streamline intralogistics processes—more specifically storage, order fulfillment, picking, packing, and we even develop the software to manage the entire process. The new facility increases collaboration between the automation, IT software, and even the packaging groups. As we continue to grow, we need to continue to nurture our team and this new facility represents our commitment to both.”

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