Das Unternehmen

KNAPP Industry Solutions is the specialist within the KNAPP group for tailor-made solutions for industrial, manufacturing and distribution logistics. The company provides new technologies such as scalable shuttle solutions that offer the industrial sector new possibilities in terms of flexibility and availability.

Their location at the KNAPP campus in Dobl is where new, innovative technologies are developed. Customized solutions for industry have already been developed together with the subsidiaries ivii GmbH and redPILOT, which are also based at the campus. Customers in industry receive optimal support through flexible shuttle solutions, intelligent image processing and assistant systems, as well as a cloud software solution for the long-term optimization of warehouse and production operation.

KNAPP Industry Solutions GmbH
Gewerbeparkstraße 17
8143 Dobl
Tel: +43 5 04954 0


Business hours:

Monday through Thursday:  08:00 to 16:30
Friday: 08:00 to 12:00

Goods receipt times:

Monday through Thursday:  08:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00
Friday: 08:00 to 11:30



KNAPP Industry Solutions was founded in November 2013 as a 100 % subsidiary of KNAPP AG. With the new subsidiary, the KNAPP group expands its sector focus to include the areas industry and production. The Dobl Business Park, south of Graz, is chosen as location.
This first period is characterized by employee recruitment and visits of potential customers. It quickly becomes obvious that the space would soon be insufficient and plans for a new building are immediately begun. A carport for motorhomes is converted into a production hall with adjacent offices. In January 2014, the 910 m² production hall is ready for occupation. In June 2014, the 20 employees move into their new offices, 560 m² on two floors. At the end of 2014, this area, including the expansion area, is acquired by KNAPP AG.
In 2015, the number of employees continues to grow. Projects are implemented at NOCH, Weisser, Sonepar and ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH.
In 2016, the Business Unit Industry Solutions is founded and placed under the responsibility of KNAPP Industry Solutions. The Dobl subsidiary is the specialist within the KNAPP group for all-in-one logistics solutions for industry, production and distribution logistics. The free-moving Open Shuttles are now produced at the location and are completely integrated into the solution portfolio for the core business area industry. The Open Shuttle product portfolio is continuously developed and expanded during this year.
2017 is an eventful year. Economic growth meant growth for the employee base and the Dobl location was expanded with the KNAPP campus. A five-story office building is erected in a short time and a building addition expands the production hall. The location currently offers space for 300 employees. Dobl is the center for intelligent technologies and innovative products for industry solutions. The location is ideally situated with good infrastructure. The goal is to bring the young start ups within the group together at one location. Synergies can be used and innovative solutions developed. The new and innovative warehouse system, the OSR Shuttle™ Evo, is perfectly suited for use in the production industry. 2017 sees the acquisition of terrific projects at VW and Porsche and an innovative zero defect production solution at Pankl Racing.
In 2018, KNAPP Industry Solutions GmbH already has 75 employees. Multiple industry projects are implemented for Airbus, Implantcast and Tucker, for instance.
2019 witnesses the redesign of the Open Shuttle. The new generation of autonomous mobile robots boasts technical highlights, such as the ability to transport two containers and an integrated lifting device. These functions allow flexible container transfer at different heights. During this year, projects are implemented for Terberg, Adient, Atea und VW.
The Open Shuttle family continues to grow. Amongst other things, this year sees the development special Open Shuttles for the electronics sector, which are implemented at the customer. The Open Shuttles now support a number of interfaces such as VDA 5050, widening their scope of application even more. In this year, many other industry projects are carried out. At Digmesa, for instance, an Open Shuttle solution is implemented in just four months.
KNAPP Industry Solutions starts the year with a milestone of 100 employees.


KIN Management

Bernhard Rottenbücher

Managing Director
  • At KNAPP since 1997
We make complex processes manageable. This ensures that our customers enjoy lasting success.
KIN Management

Birgit Sükar

Authorized Officer
  • At KNAPP since 2012
Qualified employees are important to us. In addition to attractive social benefits and opportunities for advanced training, we offer our teams outstanding, long-term career prospects in a family-like atmosphere.
KIN Management

Wolfgang Skrabitz

Managing Director
  • At KNAPP since 2002
Our solution portfolio offers a degree of scalability and flexibility that is highly interesting even for production.

KNAPP Industry Solutions as employer

What can you expect as a KIN employee?

We are an international company concentrating on a variety of tasks in plant construction for industry and production. We offer a flexible and attractive range of tasks in which every employee has the chance to co-create. With about 100 employees, our company has a very family-like atmosphere. The KNAPP campus stands for innovation and the development of new technologies that extends across the other subsidiaries at the Dobl location. Aside from the attractive work environment and brand-new offices, the well-being of the employee is paramount to us. We offer our employees a company restaurant with fresh-cooked meals, a comprehensive company health and vitality program, flexible working hours and comprehensive opportunities for further training. Personal development and the achievement of career goals by our employees is very important to us.

  • Family-like working atmosphere
  • First name basis
  • Company cafeteria
  • Health and vitality programme
  • Company parties and team building events
  • New offices with top furnishings
  • Flexible working hours
  • Comprehensive opportunities for further training
  • Other social benefits
  • Opportunities to develop within the company and within the KNAPP group
  • Shuttle service from/to station Lieboch
  • Subsidized public transportation and e-scooters
Anna-Carina Adam, KIN

Anna-Carina Adam

During my studies, I completed an internship at one of the other subsidiaries and had the opportunity to write my bachelor thesis. It was through this internship that I got access to the KNAPP organization and could work at KNAPP Industry solutions while studying for my master’s. During this period, the company showed me a lot of understanding and flexibility.

I have been responsible for marketing now for seven years and work to my full potential in my job.

Philipp Puchas

Philipp Puchas

In my first three years at KNAPP, I had the privilege of working at installation sites in eight different countries. It was a very exciting time and I learned and experienced a lot. At KNAPP Industry Solutions, I became group leader assigned with helping to develop the Software Installation Department. Another great aspect of my job is that I can easily combine work with my part-time studies in Industrial Management. Drawing on what I learned, I could introduce new ideas to the department, which are highly appreciated and are being implemented.

Your start in the work world

Are you ready to work and earn your own money? Are you looking for a great company in which you can gain your first work experience? Are you looking for a company to partner with to write your thesis? If so, with us for a summer or vocational internship or a diploma thesis, get your start with us and begin your career at KNAPP Industry Solutions.

You can find information about what we offer for pupils and students here.