Swisslog: Inspired Solutions For Logistic Automation

Joe Doering, President
The diverse supply chain challenges in today’s logistics industry present opportunities for a truly integrated supply chain solutions provider. Swisslog, founded in 1898, is a global supplier of integrated logistics solutions with a comprehensive portfolio of services. These services range from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to in-house logistics solutions for hospitals.

Swisslog offers logistics products and services by its two different divisions–healthcare solutions and warehouse and distribution solutions. The healthcare solutions division provides automated solutions for hospital logistics to improve logistics processes, operational efficiency, financial performance, and patient safety. The division offers total systems design, manufacturing, installation and customer support. The warehouse and distribution solutions division is a provider for automated distribution centers and warehouses. These solutions provided by Swisslog increase performance and flexibility, reduce response time and minimize logistics costs. The portfolio ranges from consulting services to design, implementation and lifetime support.

In healthcare industry, Swisslog provides automated materials transport systems to ensure quick, flexible and safe transportation of medication, specimen and basic supplies in hospitals. Automated drug management system of Swisslog offers comprehensive approach to medication management for hospital pharmacies. Swisslog services include total systems design, manufacturing, installation and training.

In warehouse logistics, the need for fast response time, reduced inventories, increased throughput and short delivery time are paramount. Swisslog ensures that these needs are met with its customized service concepts backed by a team of experts, flexible solution concepts which can keep pace with the client’s growth strategy and adherence to the project from its vision to complete installation.

Swisslog delivers industry-specific solution concepts made possible by its thorough analysis of the trends and success factors in individual industries.

Partner in consulting services and the implementation of integrated logistics solutions

With the help of its comprehensive logistics knowhow and broad project experience, Swisslog focuses on the industry segments of food and beverage, retail, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. The illustrious clientele of Swisslog from different industries include Biscuits Leclerc, Coca-Cola Amatil, AMAG Automobil und Motoren AG, ASDA, AstraZeneca, B.Braun Melsungen, and Antalis.

Arla Foods, an international group producing milk-based products has its main markets in Denmark and Sweden. Arla decided to centralize distribution in Sweden to just two DCs (distribution centres) and automate and mechanize the handling processes at these distribution centres. Arla turned to Swisslog and after a consultancy phase Swisslog received a realization order for a semi-automated regional DC at Jönköping. Swisslog’s solution helped Arla achieve increased picking efficiency, centralized order picking –economies of scale, improved ergonomics, automated crate picking in chilled environment, automated empty pallet handling, reduced overall transport - environmental gains, and consolidated truck loads.

“Whether it’s intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals or complex distribution centers and warehouses – customers around the world rely on our decades of experience in planning and implementing integrated logistics solutions,” says Joe Doering, President, Warehouse & Distribution Solutions, Swisslog. Swisslog will act as general contractor for SCA, a global hygiene and forest products company that develops and produces personal care, tissue and forest products. Swisslog will be responsible for the design and realization of a new automated warehouse for storage and distribution opposite the existing production facility.

Swisslog with its expertise in offering integrated logistics solutions strives to be seen as a leader not only within its markets, but also by the way the company and its employees conduct business.


Buchs, AG

Joe Doering, President

Global supplier of integrated logistics solutions with a comprehensive portfolio of services.