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G. Umbreit GmbH

G. Umbreit distributes books, periodicals, and newspapers.

Industry: Wholesale Distribution

Location: Germany

Sorter solution for the book trade

In the course of the expansion of Umbreit’s logistics service segment “Central Goods Receiving”, Körber not only installed a sorter but also covered the installation of the sorter control system and connection of the new components to the existing system.


Umbreit chose to further automate its central warehouse at the Bietigheim-Bissingen location and at the same time expand its portfolio in the business area of the intermediate book trade by offering additional logistics services. Challenges of this project included:

  • The need for additional automation solutions
  • The demand for more robust logistics services

Solutions Implemented:

G. Umbreit set up a sorter and a sorter controller, connecting the new components to the existing system. It implemented:

  • Feed sorter with six workstations
  • 60 terminals
  • Two NOK terminals
  • Conveyor system


The centerpiece of the intralogistics expansion is the individual distribution of book titles by a sorter that addresses the delivery requirements of the various stores and adjusts the distribution for each individual shelf. Additional benefits include:

  • Capacity increased to 6,000 books per hour at up to 3kg
  • Low system maintenance requirements

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