Rossmann Relies on PSIwms for New Omnichannel Warehouse in Hungary

Location of Rossmann in Hungary. Source: Rossmann

Location of Rossmann in Hungary. Source: Rossmann

Berlin, May 7, 2024 - Dirk Rossmann GmbH (Rossmann) has commissioned PSI with the delivery of the warehouse management system PSIwms and the Warehouse Automation Control PSImfc module for its new distribution center in Hungary.

Rossmann has been operating 250 stores in Hungary since 1993 and sells its products both through brick-and-mortar stores and via the Internet. Around 1 million items are dispatched from the warehouse every day. Due to the dynamic growth, Rossmann invested in a new 27300 square meter distribution center. This contains more than 20,000 articles, over 23,000 pallet spaces and 63,000 shelf spaces. The implementation of the Warehouse Management System is part of a larger project to automate the distribution center, executed by SSI Schaefer, a globally leading solutions provider for all areas of intralogistics.

Dirk Rossmann GmbH, headquartered in Burgwedel near Hanover, is one of the leading drugstore chains in Europe. With around 56,200 employees, the company operates over 4,500 stores in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Albania, Turkey, Hungary, Kosovo and Spain. The product range includes over 15,000 cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. The total storage area is 346,000 square meters.

"We chose the PSI solution because it offers the functionalities that meet our requirements for managing omnichannel processes and because it is characterized by its innovative features, including the use of Artificial Intelligence in picking processes. Also, the track record of the PSI team in Poland was also an important argument for us, as they have solid experience with system implementations in warehouses of comparable size. This is confirmed by references from suppliers for automation systems and key customers of PSI", emphasizes Csaba Szuchy, Director Logistics at Rossmann Magyarország Kft.

As part of the project, PSIwms will be integrated with the comprehensive warehouse automation systems from SSI Schaefer via the PSI material flow control module. At the same time, the processes will be adapted to the needs of Rossmann.

The implementation of the warehouse management system at Rossmann is another important step in PSI’s international expansion in the growth market for logistics software. PSI is thus continuing the strong growth of 2023 in the logistics sector, in which several leading European retail companies were acquired as new customers.

The PSI Group develops software products for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities and industry. As an independent software producer with more than 2,200 employees, PSI has been a technology leader since 1969 for process control systems that ensure sustainable energy supply, mobility and production by combining AI methods with industrially proven optimization methods. The innovative industry products are sold both directly and via the cloud-based PSI App Store.