Apostore GmbH will become the official partner of the Zukunftspakt Apotheke launched by Noweda Apothekergenossenschaft eG, on October 1. The collaboration will see the developer of automation solutions for the healthcare sector assist in maintaining comprehensive stock at brick-and-mortar pharmacies. The aim is to develop digital solutions to foster customer loyalty and improving customer service.
“We’re thrilled to have APOSTORE as our new partner – a partner who specializes in digital solutions for brick-and-mortar pharmacies and who can provide valuable input founded upon years of experience in this area,” says Dr Michael P. Kuck, CEO of Noweda Apothekergenossenschaft eG. Among other things, the cooperation holds significant potential for further development of the company’s online pre-ordering platform IhreApotheken.de. One possible option would be to introduce 24-hour or self-service terminals for patients and consumers, for example.
Christian Bauer, Managing Director of Apostore GmbH is convinced of the enduring importance of brick-and-mortar pharmacies, adding, “With around 20 years of experience in digital solutions tailored to this sector, we can use our expertise to factor in the needs of customers and patients as well as reducing the strain put on employees.” The result is that there is more time for providing customers with comprehensive advice.
Zukunftspakt Apotheke was founded by Noweda and the Hubert Burda Media limited partnership. The aim is to revitalize brick-and-mortar pharmacies. Some modernization measures have already been implemented, such as the launch of the company’s online platform for pre-ordering medicine IhreApotheken.de, the pharmacy magazine My Life and the health platform mylife.de.
About Apostore GmbH:
|Apostore GmbH develops and manufactures automation solutions in Gelsenkirchen for the healthcare sector. The success story of the technology pioneer began in 1986 with the construction of the world’s first picking robot. Today, Apostore has 140 employees. Their autopickers provide efficient support for the workflows within pharmacies and help to optimize warehouse operation. Apostore is a 100 % subsidiary of KNAPP AG, a technical company headquartered in Hart bei Graz in Austria. KNAPP develops and implements systems for warehouse automation and supplies warehouse logistics software for the entire supply chain in the pharmaceutical industry. With over 4,200 employees across various locations, KNAPP is one of the leading suppliers of intralogistics and warehouse automation for various sectors. Both companies offer a compelling technology portfolio, industry expertise and solution know-how.|