Start of our extensive multichannel activities for Intersport's new online shop. We need to expand once again: the ground-breaking is held in March for an additional production hall with a 5,000 m² logistics area.
Introduction of Pick-by-Voice. This innovation increased the process reliability and brought about the desired continuous transparency in the warehouse. Voucherless picking processes, as well as internal stock transfers, guarantee error-free processing and stock reliability. We have placed great importance on being able to integrate various customer systems.
Expansion of the logistics centre at the Böllinger Höfe site. Construction of the fully automated high-bay warehouse with more than 16,000 pallet spaces. Up to 280 pallets can be stored and retrieved per hour – optimum prerequisites for serving regional customers on a “just-in-time” basis. This led to a gain in customers from the automotive sector.
Targeted expansion of IS IDEAL-SERVICES to become an expert partner in the field of work contracts, as well as further development of the temporary employment offered to customers and expansion of the team.
Establishment of IS IDEAL-SERVICES, our subsidiary for the leasing of employees. Acquisition of several customers in the field of mail order.
Establishment of the subsidiaries IDEAL-SOLUTION GmbH and IDEAL-FULLSERVICE GmbH. Expansion of the range of services to include credit assessment, credit management and debt collection; i.e. to cover the complete spectrum of multichannel commerce.
Commissioning of a new logistics centre with a further 12,000 m² of production space; creation of
40 new jobs.
Six-figure investments, e.g. in cardboard presses, to allow separation and sustainable disposal of materials and therefore to optimise environmental performance. Participation in several trade fairs with our own stand.
Now certified for the handling of foodstuffs after successfully passing the audit. Official partner of the PSI network. Membership in the “Sweets Global Network”. Establishment of our own spirits warehouse, as well as expansion by a further 10,000 m² of production space.
In April, the company celebrates the 10th anniversary of its establishment in 1995. Very positive business development. Introduction of a new piece of software, developed specially for our requirements, for quality assurance in everything from picking through to punctual delivery.
Relocation from Talheim to the “Böllinger Höfe” industrial estate in Heilbronn. Fully optimised systems, working processes and production processes over a production area measuring 5,600 m², as well as a 4,000 m² outdoor storage area for significant efficiency gains in the deployment of our 170 employees serving over 200 customers.
Expansion of activities to include the food sector. Satisfaction of the special requirements for the handling of foodstuffs and acquisition of several well-known customers in the food sector. Expansion of range of services to include handling and storage of pharmaceutical products and cosmetics in accordance with the relevant hygiene rules. Planning begins for the move to Heilbronn due to good business development and as the company's growth renders the existing logistics areas too small. Development of optimised processes and ideal structures.
Changeover to a new merchandise information system, specially developed for IDEAL-PACK. Establishment of special secured interfaces to allow customers to query statuses of stored products. Solid customer base, now with more than 150 firms from Germany and abroad.
Expansion of production areas to 4,000 m². Increase in number of employees to 82. Establishment of first apprenticeship positions. Purchase of a new shrink-wrap machine with integrated camera system for reading and sorting addresses.
Relocation to new production facilities with 2,600 m² of production space. Permanent workforce of 40 employees. New investments in technologically advanced, high-performance machinery. Expansion in the field of data processing.
Establishment of IDEAL-PACK by the two managing directors, Hans Klein and Johann Kremer, initially with eight employees in a production hall measuring 1,400 m². Successive expansion of the technical facilities and expansion of the services offered.