Swedish Retailer Exertis CapTech automates with KNAPP

Exertis CapTech, one of the leading distribution specialists in the Nordic countries in the areas of IT, AV, large format displays and entertainment, has decided to build a new automatic warehouse in Mölndal, Sweden. Since the company’s beginnings, Exertis CapTech has grown every year and in 2016, it achieved a turnover of 1.8 billion SEK (190 million EUR) with a head office and main warehouse in Gothenburg.

Due to the company’s growth, the existing warehouse is not able to cater to future expansion. As a result, the company decided to build a new warehouse spanning 19,000 m2. “Achieving more effective operation in the warehouse with simplified working processes made choosing a highly automated solution an easy decision. We will now have a facility that allows us to grow and expand our delivery capacity into the future with a lower transaction cost than beforE.” says CEO of Exertis CapTech, Daniel Johansson.

The system is built around KNAPP’s OSR Shuttle™ with Pick-it-Easy work stations for ergonomic goods-to-person picking directly into shipping cartons. At the end of the process, the cartons will be automatically sealed and made ready for shipping to the customers or resellers. Articles are stored in the system in both plastic totes and in the suppliers’ own cartons, which means they can be delivered one by one and in their original carton without any extra handling or repacking.

“After analysing and assessing different technologies, we opted for a shuttle solution from KNAPP, which had good references and provided a flexible, comprehensive solution with great service for an attractive price,” says Magnus Gustafsson, Technical Manager at Exertis CapTech.

About Exertis CapTech

Exertis CapTech is one of the leading distribution specialists in the Nordic countries in the areas of IT, AV, large format displays and entertainment (games, movies, books and toys). They also build and configure PCs, which has been a core area since the company’s beginnings. Exertis CapTech supplies all of the Nordic Countries and has its head office in Gothenburg. It also has local offices in Stockholm, Helsingborg, Umeå and Sandefjord, Norway. Exertis CapTech’s main warehouse is located in Gothenburg and company turnover is as high as 1.8 billion SEK (190 million EUR). Today, it works with 250 suppliers and it has 4,000 resellers across all of the Nordic Countries.

About KNAPP

KNAPP can deliver both extensive and efficient automated solutions for distribution and production, as well as smaller-scale conveyor systems for pallets. Together with our production and project organization in Sweden, KNAPP AB (formerly known as MOVING) can offer customers in all of the Nordic countries short delivery times and a local service organization. KNAPP has countless references from across the Nordic countries. The main office for the Nordic countries is located in Åstorp, Sweden. The concern’s headquarters is situated in Hart bei Graz, Austria, and turnover (2015/16) is currently 5.5 billion SEK (580 million EUR).