Implementation and commissioning support at new logistics site for Haribo

HARIBO built a new production, administration and logistics site at Grafschaft Innovation Park, close to its existing headquarters in Bonn. 

io project managers were also in charge of scheduling, cost controlling and coordinating the various parties involved.

Centralization of all inventories and automated high-bay warehouse

Centralizing all inventories has significantly reduced the complexity involved in controlling multiple warehouse locations. The new central logistics warehouse handles all production supply and disposal.

Finished goods, raw materials, and manufacturing and operating supplies are stored in the automatic high-bay warehouse that provides around 100,000 pallet storage places in over 20 aisles. Manually operated cold storages were added to the logistics center to adequately accommodate flavor products and other high-quality raw materials needed for production.

The outgoing goods area features automatic sequencers that arrange the loading sequences in consignment buffer lanes. All areas are automatically connected over two levels with heavy-duty electric pallet floor conveyors.

It was vital to have a partner of io’s caliber at our side during implementation and go‑live. Their excellent interdisciplinary expertise enabled us to complete the project on time and within budget.

Stefan Sorce Head of Global Logistics, HARIBO Group

Key Facts


Haribo is a world market leader in fruit gums and licorice, active in more than 100 countries across the world. The family-owned company is now in its third generation, producing at 16 locations in ten countries and with a workforce of more than 7,000 people. 3,000 of these employees work in Germany alone.

The challenge

  • Consolidate decentralized inventories into a new central logistics warehouse
  • Achieve state-of-the-art IT control of logistics and production


  • Automated high-bay warehouse with over 20 aisles and 100,000 pallet spaces
  • Additional cold storage for flavors and high-quality raw materials
  • Fully automated production supply and disposal provided by a high-bay warehouse with bridge to new production and parallel dispatch provisioning
  • 100% sequencing of the loading order in HGVs