KNAPP AG has increased its stake in the Apostore / KHT group. KNAPP has acquired a further 51 % and is now the sole owner of the pharmacy and measurement specialists under the capable leadership of Christian Bauer. Jürgen Geßner is moving to KNAPP AG and will oversee strategy in the Healthcare division.
At the end of three years’ successful partnership with KNAPP, a further milestone has been reached in the cooperation. KNAPP’s takeover of the Apostore / KHT group will give rise to win-win effects, countless potential synergies and competitive advantages.
The pharmacy specialist Apostore will gain access to international markets through the KNAPP subsidiaries. Both company are expanding their technology portfolio and solution competencies.
“Initially, KNAPP bought a 49 % stake in the Apostore / KHT group to take up a leading market position along the entire pharma supply chain. Together we then invested in the development of a picking robot designed specifically with pharmaceutical wholesale in mind, the KNAPP-Store. Multiple wholesalers now benefit from the advantages the KNAPP-Store has to offer,” added Christian Bauer, Managing Director of the Apostore / KHT group. With the takeover of the remaining 51 %, the companies intend to build on top of the previous success.
The product range of KHT GmbH – measuring devices for weighing and measuring stock items – perfectly complements the storage systems developed by KNAPP AG. Apostore and KHT remain independent companies and will continue to expand their headquarters in Gelsenkirchen.
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