BITO Storage Systems
A market leading provider of storage & picking solutions
A global player with a local presence in the UK
BITO Storage Systems stands for innovative storage technology. As one of the few single service providers in its field, the company supplies shelving, containers, picking and transportation systems for all industries.
We are an international company, currently with more than 70,000 customers, and we are one of the market leaders in Europe.
Storage technology made in Germany: As a traditional, medium-sized family business, we are active worldwide but remain close to our home in location and in spirit. Ever since the company was founded in 1845, our company headquarters - including our head office and our development and production facilities - has been anchored in our home region.
BITO is short for “Bittmann Oberstein”, after the location where our business was founded by the Bittmann family in 1845. Nowadays, we employ over 900 members of staff. In 1991, the ever-growing company moved to nearby Meisenheim, opening another production facility in the local town of Lauterecken in the year 2000.
The workspace covered currently exceeds 140,000 square metres. We are a specialist in the fields of storage equipment and picking systems, distinguished by our exceptionally high quality standards and our comprehensive focus on the needs of our customers and their sectors.
BITO is one of the few single source suppliers in the intralogistics sector. We offer a complete range of storage technology components. From catalogue products to large-scale systems. From shelving products for workshops and factory installations to compact pallet storage for your intralogistics system. From small visible storage bins to large-size containers.
BITO in the UK
BITO have been in the UK since 1999 and, from our head office in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, our team of more than 30 people offer a range of services including:
- Extensive stock holding
- Fast track delivery
- Solution design
- Project management
- Advice and after sales support
Head office and shelving production facilities in Meisenheim
The Meisenheim site is the location of our head office. Our production facilities for all BITO shelving systems are also located here. Goods are constructed to the newest technological standards. Our constructed facilities are highly automated, enabling precise manufacturing while maintaining high quality at all times.
Container system production facilities in Lauterecken
BITO containers are constructed in our production plant in Lauterecken. Our plastic containers are among the most modern designs in the industry. They are manufactured using powerful, cutting-edge injection moulding machines. In the plant's large finishing centre, containers can then be customised according to customers’ exact needs.
Joint venture in India
Since March 2007, BITO has produced shelving and pallet racking components for the Indian market, as well as neighbouring countries and the Middle East, in northern India. BITO has formed a joint venture with the Indian firm Nilkamal Plastics Ltd. - Nilkamal BITO Storage Systems - to handle sales in these regions.
BITO facts & figures
Nominal capitalEUR 2 M
Group turnover in 2017
EUR 240 M
The BITO group have
more than 950 staff.
Our lines of business
Based on customer needs, we focus 3 business lines:
The BITO Direct line is our B2C service path that allows customers to buy our products in our webshop, from our catalogue or to place orders by telephone. This line offers our customers a wide range of ready-to-buy stockroom and warehouse equipment and allows to place re-orders without support.
With our BITO Solutions business line, we offer consulting and support services geared to each customer’s individual requirements. Typically, this segment is geared to customers who intend to realise medium or large-scale warehousing projects. BITO's representatives visit customers’ plants in person, working together with their contacts in the company to plan and design bespoke system solutions that meet the customer's specific needs as precisely as possible.
The third line, BITO Engineering, emphasises close collaboration with system integrators and general businesses. In this segment, BITO is a reliable partner in constructing static storage systems as a basis for automated solutions. Here, BITO places particular value on long-term, intensive customer relationships which include both specialised solutions and new joint developments.
BITO - your single source supplier for all your storage requirements!
Production and distribution:
- In-house transport/shipping
- Environmental protection
- Identification & Safety
- Packaging materials