Schönenberger Systeme
Think along new lines

Textile & Apparel
Distribution & Logistics
Textile Care & Laundry, Recycling
Light goods industry
Spinning mills
Applications for Textile and Apparel

Based on a longtime experience and continuous process of enhancements, Schönenberger today is state of the art in modular transporting and material management systems.

All started in 1977 in the apparel industry where Schönenberger continuously developed applications for various areas by designing custom-made trolleys on the demands of its valued customers.

The basic idea was the same: unlimited railing from centrally-suspended rail servicing all kinds of work stations with application specific trolleys. Ergonomic work station design, linking work stations and areas, manual, semi-automatic and automatic, modular set ups lead to intralogistic systems for the entire factory.

What works for apparel can also work for furniture or bicycles . We gave it a try - and succeeded from the start.


Textile & Apparel
Assembly - Sewing

On the fast lane…

In pre-assembly and assembly the right bundle size matters a lot.

SCHÖNENBERGER systems ensure active production control.
Bundles can for example be arranged by colour.
Customized and single orders are also easy to arrange.
For every product (jacket, trousers long or short, elegant gowns) and any workstep there are specific trolleys for transport and ergonomic hanging assembly, thus supporting desired quality.

Another plus factor: bottlenecks are detected on the spot and can be countersteered.
A reduction of up to 40% in handling time can be achieved.

Cutting Room

Set the pace

Keeping track inmidst the wide variety of items in the cutting area asks for a smart work flow concept.

With SCHÖNENBERGER the fabric rolls are taken in hanging mode on special gondolas from storage to the spreading machines. The cut pieces are spread onto tray carriers and taken to assembly - quick and easy with minimal effort .

The tray carriers support ergonomical working, they can be turned easily for quick loading and unloading. Markings on the carriers help to survey the entire cutting area.
A scrap trolley takes the leftovers from cutting directly to a waste container and - to save space - empty carriers can be fold when not being in use.

Storage for Ready Goods

We make your storage keep tracks

During the short rest in the finished goods wearhouse
- while waiting for their "take off" to the shops -
the garments get another number of handling operations:

From unpacking, putting garments on and off hangers, finishing and ticketing and/or bagging until in- and output
the motto is: optimize workflow and save time !

Think and plan 3-dimensional! Multi level warehouses!
This is SCHÖNENBERGER's response to demands for maximum storage capacity.

Distribution and Dispatch

Loding Dock Boom - Get out of here !

The usual but awkward situation: garments are taken to the truck on roller trolleys.
To load a truck like this is rather tiring and it takes about 6 men to do this job. Time consuming and labor intensive!
Moreover, the quality of the garments is affected as they get squeezed and can fall down during this process.

SCHÖNENBERGER's solution: ergonomic - time saving - efficient

Loading loops - manual and automatic, rigid and extendable - provide a seamless transit from the warehouse onto the truck.

Trolley trains go directly up to the truck - on the shortest possible track and with minimum personnel effort.

2-3 people can load or unload a truck within 2 hours.

Ironing - Finishing

Attracting quality - just in time!

The objective is to give the garment the final touch before it is presented at point of sale. Timing is critical. Tempt the spoiled customer to buy.

Finished garments need to cool off and should not be pressed to avoid crease.
Schönenberger trolleys allow spacing; garments can be transported on single or trained trolleys.
Trapeze bars for lower hanging facilitate handling and provide clear view over the finishing area.
Storage for unprocessed materials

Clean and airy

Orderliness and cleanliness are the main principles here where a variety of unprocessed materials is stored:
from fabric rolls, yarns and cones to cardboard cores and boxes.

A SCHÖNENBERGER system provides hanging storage and transport of every single item.

The advantage: no need to put your hands on nor piling of materials. Every item is handled with care and stays clean. The storage is airy and easy to keep clean.