Dynamic markets need efficient warehousing and logistics strategies. Automated storage systems guarantee maximum availability, more efficient use of space, higher performance and stock accuracy, lower operating costs as well as shipment of goods in precise sequences.

Talking about an automated high-bay warehouse, a tray system, innovative small parts warehouses such as AutoStore® or order picking and conveyor systems: As a general contractor, HÖRMANN Intralogistics implements high-performance, scalable and automated storage solutions with optimized space utilization.

The concept and realization of storage systems with varying degrees of automation follow the requirements for material flow, space requirements and load. With HiLIS (HÖRMANN intra Logistics System), its proprietary warehouse management system, HÖRMANN Intralogistics offers fully integrated solutions for highly available intralogistics and production systems. We have been (further) developing our smart software product HiLIS for more than 30 years and have since been using it for a wide variety of industries in a flexible, modular and scalable manner. HiLIS supports the connection to all ERP, production and shipping systems.

HiLIS controls, monitors and analyzes all functional areas in a completely flexible manner.

HiLIS does not just ensure the greatest possible transparency of logistics processes, but rather also maximum performance and the highest availability of your warehouse.

What makes our automatic storage systems stand out from the market?

Our state-of-the-art storage systems are fully automatic and constitute the backbone of the entire material flow. The smart HiLIS WMS software controls, optimizes and monitors the system and thus relieves the staff and saves space at once. Certainly one of the most important aspects, since space is one of the biggest cost drivers in logistics of all.

We offer different storage systems for every need. The degree of automation depends on your individual requirement. We design and implement a wide variety of storage and material flow solutions, from AutoStore®, classic small parts and tray storage systems to high-bay warehouses and stores for large rolls of paper.

  • Dynamic connection to HiLIS, our in-house warehouse management system
  • AI-supported platforms for error-free order picking
  • Compact storage solutions, e.g. the modular AutoStore® system 
  • Customized concepts from micro fulfillment to full-scale logistics centers
  • Comprehensive concepts for the individual requirements of all industries

What advantages do our automated storage solutions bring about?

Automated storage systems create higher productivity, lower costs, lower error rates and increased safety; automated transports minimize damage to stored goods. These aspects increase competitiveness to an unimagined extent and, through automated adaptation and optimization of warehouse processes, offer enormous savings potential in terms of time, costs and effort.

The advantages of automatic storage systems at a glance:

  • More efficient operating and production processes
  • Sustainably reduced storage and process costs   
  • Higher process and stock availability 
  • Lower error rates

The full range of automated warehouses

Automated warehouses follow the goods-to-man principle. This means: The WMS orders the stored goods in the warehouse and delivers them directly to the employee at the pick point. We offer professional storage systems in different levels of automation to supply the perfect solution for every requirement.

The HiLIS control system - our high-performance Warehouse Management System (WMS)

No matter which warehouse system is in place - HiLIS enables highly efficient warehouse management as well as the overall control of complex logistic systems.

Tailored to the customer's individual requirements, HiLIS guarantees utmost transparency and flexibility. The combination of HiLIS and HÖRMANN Intralogistics automated warehouse systems reshapes the future of your warehouse logistics.

HiLIS advantages at a glance:

  • Intelligent, dynamic strategies 
  • full process integration
  • maximum efficiency
  • highest flexibility
  • transparency and safety
  • user-friendly GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces)
  • scalability and sustainability  
  • long-term support and investment security

Automated high-bay warehouses - compact, efficient & highly available

For the storage of goods in a small area, automatic high-bay warehouses are always first choice. They are the benchmark for fully automated storage and retrieval and delivery to the shipping area, regardless of whether the goods are pallets, steel racks, rolls or stacks. The high-bay warehouse stores in a space-saving manner and quickly and reliably distributes any type of goods of different weights and dimensions.

Automatic small parts storage - flexible and customized

An automatic small parts warehouse  precisely tailored for your small-format or sensitive storage items is the gold standard for storing plastic containers or boxes of various sizes. At your request, we can link the storage solution to your production lines, set up shipping buffers or picking stations. To complete the overall concept, we complement your logistics with innovative shuttle systems.

Tray storage system: The gentle and safe solution

What makes the tray storage system unique is the ability to consolidate and stock different storage units on specially dimensioned carriers, according to individual needs.

The goods on the trays rest flat and unstacked. This serves both for the sake of clarity and for safe and gentle storage. We only use high-quality steel or plastic trays with inlays adapted to your needs.

 

"Modern technologies such as pick-by-light, put-to-light or pick-by-voice facilitate the warehouse and picking operators."

AutoStore® - cutting-edge warehousing and order picking of small parts

In the small parts storage business, HÖRMANN Intralogistics is the official distributor of the modern and innovative AutoStore® storage system. This concept automatically stores small parts in special plastic bins and delivers them to the picking ports. It can't get any more efficient and productive than that.

Compared to conventional automated small parts warehouses (AKL), AutoStore® offers a compact solution that needs neither racks nor aisles. This reduces the footprint by up to 75% compared to conventional miniload systems.

The bins are stacked on each other directly on the floor of the hall. The rail system (grid) is above the stacks. High-speed robots move there, pick up the bins, sort them and deliver them to the destination port either for storage or order picking. The number of robots and workstations depends on the customer's throughput requirements.

Order picking systems and conveyors - higher throughput rates made to measure

Take advantage of a wide range of picking technologies for your dynamic and fully automated processes.

You may choose for pick-by-light, pick-by-voice, put-to-light, pick-by-vision or pick-by-robot: the combination of state-of-the-art technologies is the booster for the productivity of your warehouse system.

The future of warehouse logistics is now.

State-of-the-art conveyor systems  optimize throughput. Hörmann Intralogistics offers, among others, high-quality conveyor technology for pallets, mesh box pallets, rolls, lumber packages and corrugated board stacks, for totes or cartons, for trays or workpiece carriers and many other applications.

Automatic paper roll warehouses - direct retrieval and delicate handling

HÖRMANN Intralogistics paper roll warehouses  feature gentle storage, delicate handling, and direct handling of paper and film rolls. Special high-bay storage systems provide maximum flexibility for different load units and weights.

Paper roll storage systems can have a total height of up to 40 meters and even more.

Pick-by-Robot - customized picking based on artificial intelligence

High productivity, low operating costs and straightforward setup: together with our  partner robominds, we have developed a modular platform for process intelligence enabling 100% error-free picking. State-of-the-art hardware components and software modules create a unique system that makes customized picking,  pick-by-robot, a reality.

The robobrain® solution is, to name just one of numerous application examples, the perfect add-on to an AutoStore® system.

Micro fulfillment solutions

Micro fulfillment is the logistics concept of the future. It involves the use of small automated warehouses close to the end customer. Avoiding the "last mile" meets your customers' common expectations for absolute product availability and same day delivery. Finally yet important, it saves space, an increasingly important factor in times of rising costs in urban centers.

The fully automated AutoStore® system is an obvious choice for this concept. High volume utilization and dynamics save space and time, the modular design also fits into existing concepts and allows mixed use. For example, order picking, click & collect, and a physical stockroom for in-store fulfilment, combined in only one system.

High performance in automatic storage systems

Whether partially or fully automated warehouse - our creative storage and conveyor concepts are the cornerstone for customized intralogistics systems for each and every requirement. In a nutshell: We assume overall responsibility for the implementation of complex warehouse systems.

All-new or retrofit of existing warehouse systems during ongoing operation - our decades of experience stand for utmost productivity and cost-effectiveness.

HÖRMANN Intralogistics designs and delivers the perfect-fit and efficient solution for your automated intralogistics.