Find your way

Wanzl at EuroShop 2023

The retail landscape is still undergoing enormous change. New shop formats are being tested, innovative business models are being tried out and existing ones are being enhanced. Solutions that inspire customers, reduce costs and at the same time overcome pressing challenges in the value chain are in demand. Key issues include situational shopping, experiential shopping and ways to counteract the severe staff shortage. As the forerunner of the retail sector, Wanzl will be demonstrating how it is guiding its partners safely through the maze of possibilities into the future at the world's leading trade fair EuroShop 2023 in Düsseldorf at Stand F04 in Hall 11. Under the slogan “Find your way”, the industry pioneer will present its innovations and expertise in seven themed worlds.

InnoHub – innovations with Wanzl

This is where the laboratory meets the workshop, creativity meets implementation and innovation meets experience. Wanzl shows what technology can do in the right hands – and not for the sake of technology, but in a scalable and economical way. The highlight is located at the back of the theme world: the SupremeStore CX. It is the incremental advancement of Wanzl's established 24/7 concepts, which have already been put into practice over 100 times. The aim is to create a completely staff-free, checkout-less store. The pioneering technologies on display will include Smart Exit and shelving systems with inventory monitoring as well as a solution to allocate goods to the respective customer. Our store access products are also already setting trends. For the first time, Wanzl is presenting its stylish sliding door, a fully automatic sliding door as an alternative to classic gate solutions with swivel arms. In the lobby area, the 'Vision Board' invites visitors to an interactive exchange of ideas and the 'My Vision' whiteboard invites them into the Wanzl designers' creative world of ideas. The 'How we work' area uses video clips to introduce trade fair visitors to the company's philosophy and technological skills.

Vice City – smart shopping without losing time

Sun, beach, shopping – anyone entering the world of Vice City will find themselves in the look and feel of Miami from the gaming classic GTA and Miami Vice: pretty in pink and casually cool. Hungry, thirsty or forgotten to bring any sun protection? No problem, in this store all needs can be met immediately, no matter what time it is. Spontaneous, super cool and smart shopping is ultra-fast thanks to Fast Lane logic and intelligent shopping aids such as the Smart Basket with a smartphone holder integrated into the handle for independent scanning and the Smart Trolley. What makes it smart? On the one hand, its various modules such as the hybrid coin deposit lock and a display including a camera with AI function . On the other hand, there is the unique charging management system in the trolley shelter.

Bakisto – the automated baking process

Bakery areas are taking off in food retail. However, significant time requirements, a lack of employees with experience and a rigid baking plan and write-offs are dampening profitability. Together with the oven manufacturer Wiesheu, Wanzl is automating the in-store baking process: from loading and baking to presentation and AI- and demand-oriented management. For this purpose, the smart BakeOff i from Wanzl, a cobot (collaborative robot) from Fanuc and the Dibas blue2 oven with TrayMotion from Wiesheu are networked with each other. This trio relieves the strain on staff, reduces markdowns, prevents out-of-stock situations and also increases the quality of baked goods.

Traveller Shop – connect with us

Is this a shop or a lounge? With the 24/7 “Traveller Shop” small-area concept, Wanzl is demonstrating how hotels and campsites, airports and train stations, along with residential and apartment complexes can meet the basic needs of their customers and residents: buying pharmacy items or regional specialities, enjoying fresh fruit and coffee, and talking to other travellers or neighbours. Thanks to its elegant design, you’ll love spending time here and relaxing. In addition, there are practical tools such as the new parking space management system from Wanzl and its partner Nexobility, which digitises parking and payment processes and makes parking space management more effective. This results in new opportunities for use when parking spaces are no longer occupied by customers outside opening hours. Another highlight is the unique combination of self-check-in/check-out and gate in a single system. There is no more space-saving way to handle reliable, automated registration and payment processes. The cloud-based software platform wanzl connect® ensures smooth operations in the background. Continuous status reports from the various devices, anonymised people counting and customer tracking, control of in-store lighting and music – all this and much more is possible with wanzl connect®.

From POS to POD – reimagining the last mile

Quick commerce concepts are booming. Dark stores are sprouting up like mushrooms in urban centres. And this despite growing evidence that the current business models are unlikely to ever become profitable. Therefore, it is time to rethink the last mile and picking. Established retailers in particular have a great opportunity thanks to their existing infrastructure. The strategy is: from point of sale to point of delivery. Existing central depots, store warehouses and the retail space of the stores themselves are used in synergy for cost-efficient picking. Wanzl supplies solutions for efficient picking, such as the new KT Lift order picking trolley, transport trolleys, floor rollers or a mobile workstation, complemented by the smart ProGlove Scan glove.

House of Senses – shopping with all your senses

Add a touch of luxury! Whether it's an exclusive monobrand store or an elegant separate retail area in the store, the 'House of Senses' concept from Wanzl will ensure that gourmets, connoisseurs and anyone who wants to treat themselves or someone else to something special find exactly what they're looking for. The Art Deco-style design in black and gold is inspired by the atmosphere of an elegant jazz club, with a corresponding sound and a light cedar wood scent. The centrepiece is the Art Deco table. Here, champagne bottles are displayed on small platforms of varying heights with LED lights on top. Other eye-catching elements are the unique wall shelves, which pick up the mood with their LED-lit arches and exude the premium idea of this concept.

Alpine Chalet – 360° service

"Welcome to the fireside chat in the Wanzl Alpine Chalet! Are you looking for a timely store opening, reliable and long-lasting products as well as high system availability? Then you've come to the right place." With its Service & Projects team, Wanzl offers tailor-made consultancy, planning and implementation from a single source for smooth projects. The team manages large-scale projects that are technically and logistically very complex, have a high product volume and a longer timeline. But projects with sophisticated design and concept planning are also part of the portfolio. Service & Projects also provides support for service projects that require an individual solution and planning because they are very service-intensive or the service is required at many locations – in Germany, Europe or worldwide. Service and project management are the keys to success.