A CLIQ® locking system protects REWE’s logistics centre

REWE Group’s new 53,000m2 warehouse is the hub for REWE, nahkauf, Karstadt and Coop supermarkets, along with Hit self-service stores.

The customer

REWE Group (www.rewe-group.com)

Oranienburg, Germany

Year of installation:


CLIQ® devices installed:
400 programmable cylinders & keys


ASSA ABLOY partner:
Guett-Dern GmbH

The challenge

355 shops served

The warehouse supplies stores with around 10,000 articles. An expansion was necessary because REWE Group wished to optimise logistics across the whole of Germany, and so invested over €600 million.

The goal was to make processes faster, more effective, more efficient and more ecologically sustainable. Specifications in terms of security were defined accordingly.


Key requirements included:

  • Entrances to be equipped with electronic components to enable them to be managed centrally
  • Internal doors also to be integrated according to requirements
  • A flexible locking system which managed all access entitlements and locking hierarchies according to individual responsibilities, tailored precisely to the individual level of employees and contractors

The solution

Double security

A decision was made in favour of mechatronic locking system, CLIQ. This system integrates advanced microelectronics into mechanical locking cylinders and their programmable, battery-powered keys. Cylinders and keys communicate securely without wiring or a network.

This means access and locking are doubly secured: via mechanical locking and electronic identity.


Easy to program

The installation provides the building with an optimal level of protection.

CLIQ technology allows access authorizations to be granted flexibly. If a key is lost, its unlocking authorization is deleted from the cylinder. At the same time, access authorizations can also be enabled temporarily, including for contractors and external service providers.

CLIQ meets in full our requirements for a secure and reliable locking system.”

Marc Haverkamp, Project Manager for REWE Logistics Centre, Oranienburg