Dispatch strore and production supply

Shuttle system on 36 levels - as quick as a flash

The company Dehn + Söhne is one of the largest suppliers in the areas of lightning, overload and maintenance of industrial health and safety standards worldwide and altogether employs about 1,400 employees. The systems are primarily developed and manufactured in Neumarkt (Oberpfalz). Only a few kilometers away a new logistics center is arising in Mühlhausen at present.

Core of the concept which the system integrator realizes is an innovative shuttle warehouse with five aisles and about 36,000 storing positions for containers for the numerous small parts of Dehn + Söhne. The small parts warehouse will work on 36 levels and makes possible a throughput as quick as a flash of up to 1,500 containers per hour. Besides the shuttle system Unitechnik integrates a classic high bay warehouse which is used not only for automated supply of the small parts warehouse, but also for storage of large containers. For this purpose it disposes of four aisles with corresponding stacker crane and about 8,400 storing positions for containers.

Scope of Unitechnik contribution:

General contractor

Central project management

Control engineering:

  • 7 controls equipped with Simatic S7
  • Decentral structure with Profibus-DP

Warehouse management system:

  • UniWare 4.0
  • Material flow processor
  • Visualization
  • Order-picking
  • Connection to SAP
  • Switchgear construction
  • Assembly
  • Putting into operation and training


  • Stacker crane: Dambach
  • Pallet conveyor technology : Binder
  • Container conveying technology: SSI Schäfer Peem
  • Shuttle system: Gebhardt
  • Steel construction: BITO
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Case Study DEHN


Case Study - DEHN + SÖHNE GmbH

Hans-Dehn-Straße 1
92318 Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz


Key data


  • 5 aisles
  • 36,000 storing positions

High bay warehouse for pallets:

  • 4 aisles
  • 8,400 storing positions

Container conveying technology with a length of 550 m - it consists:

  • goods input
  • 2 pre-zone loops
  • shuttle-warehouse
  • goods output
  • 6 picking stations

Pallet conveyor technology with a length of 250 m - it consists:

  • goods input
  • pre-zone loop
  • 4 picking stations


Michael Huhn
Sales Director (CSO)

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