SSI Schäfer to partner with Itella in an automated warehouse project


Itella and SSI Schäfer have signed a procurement agreement on the delivery of an automated warehouse to Voutila. According to the agreement, SSI Schäfer will deliver the automated warehouse and related hardware, workstations, conveyors and the IT system.

"We selected SSI Schäfer as our partner because of their solid know-how and also because their system best met our needs," explains project manager Taina Pere.

In early 2014, Itella launched a EUR 10 million investment project related to e-commerce warehousing and dispatch operations. The logistics center to be completed at Voutila, Vantaa, will be one of the most sophisticated warehousing and delivery systems in the whole of Europe. The most integral part of the project is a warehouse that is specifically designed for the handling of online store orders. The warehouse will be completed next year.

For Itella, the change means expanding its operations from the delivery of parcels to a complete service for e-commerce.