The company

At KNAPP IT Solutions GmbH, we are both KNAPP and SAP®, combining the best of both worlds. Two worlds of excellence – KNAPP the leading global technological expert for intelligent and automated solutions for logistics, intralogistics and production, and SAP – the world’s largest provider of company applications, the premiere business software. SAP EWM by KNAPP takes the SAP logistics module Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) and pairs it with KNAPP’s years of experience, industry expertise and technological know-how. KNAPP IT Solutions employs around 100 SAP EWM experts in Raaba just outside of Graz and Sofia who work in intercultural project teams for renowned customers across the entire world. We control complex and highly technological products such as dynamic shuttle systems (OSR Shuttle™), industrial robots (Pick-it-Easy Robot), driverless transport systems (Open Shuttles) and other pioneering innovations located around the globe, while also providing advice for implementing the ideal intralogistics system in SAP EWM for our customers’ warehouses. Discover more about the software solution SAP EMW by KNAPP at knapp.com/sap

KNAPP IT Solutions GmbH
Dietrich-Keller-Straße 24
8074 Raaba-Grambach
Austria

Roseggergasse 1-3
8230 Hartberg
Austria

KNAPP IT Solutions Bulgaria LLC
15-17 Tintyava str.
1113 Sofia
Bulgaria

Further location:
Switzerland, Schönbühl

Contact:
Tel: +43 5 04952 9100
sapewm@knapp.com
knapp.com/kis

History

2010 KNAPP works with the SAP® logistics project specialist SALT Solutions AG based in Würzburg to implement joint customer projects in Germany.

2012 KNAPP IT Solutions is founded in the summer of 2012 as a strategic expansion of the KNAPP group’s software portfolio. SAP EWM by KNAPP provides customers with an SAP IT strategy with better access to KNAPP’s solution portfolio. The partnership between SALT Solutions and KNAPP IT Solutions is expanded as a joint venture. As a consequence, KNAPP customers benefit from over 10 years of experience of SALT Solutions with SAP projects and from the expertise of the team at KNAPP IT Solutions gained from 1,500 WMS/WCS installations.

2013 The early months are marked by SAP EWM boot camps, training sessions and expanding the team. This year also marks the beginning of the integration of the trusted KNAPP foundational technologies in SAP EWM by KNAPP, such as the OSR Shuttle™ and the Central Belt System.

2014 After an intensive training period, the young team at KNAPP IT Solutions installs automated high-bay racking in the first EWM project at EGGER in St. Johann in Tyrol as early as the end of 2013. And what a success! The project starts operating in November 2014.

2015 The standard SAP EWM serves as an excellent basis for complex RF and voice applications in semi and fully-automatic warehouses. An example of this is the gradual implementation of KNAPP’s tried-and-tested operating concept easyUse on the user interfaces of SAP EWM by KNAPP to provide employees at goods-to-person work stations with the best possible user experience. The first such project was launched in the Netherlands at the Hyster-Yale Group; an OSR Shuttle™ and Pick-it-Easy work stations were integrated in SAP EWM by KNAPP.

2016 KNAPP IT Solutions implements international projects in healthcare (pharmaceutical pre-sale and wholesale), retail and industry. The solutions range from RF/voice-guided warehouses to complex fully-automated solutions with KNAPP technologies such as the OSR Shuttle™ or Central Belt System.

2018 KNAPP IT Solutions is once again awarded the SAP® Recognized Expertise status as part of the SAP PartnerEdge™ programme. The original 5-strong team from 2012 has grown to a group of 70 SAP EWM experts and moves into a new state-of-the-art office building in Raaba, close to the company headquarters in Hart bei Graz. The teams of SAP EWM experts at KNAPP Schweiz (KNAPP Logistiksysteme GmbH) in Schönbühl and KNAPP IT Solutions Bulgaria LLC founded in 2018 in Sofia also expand.

2019 The 50th SAP EWM by KNAPP solution starts operating and KNAPP now controls complex RF and voice-guided solutions as well as semi- and fully-automatic warehouses in healthcare, retail and industry with SAP EWM.

Management

Gerald Lassau, KIS

Gerald Lassau

MANAGING DIRECTOR
  • At KNAPP since 1999

Our global success depends on our fantastic team.

Borislav Asenov, KISB

Borislav Asenov

MANAGING DIRECTOR (Sofia/Bulgarien)
  • At KNAPP since 2016

Excellence is not a skill, it’s a mindset.

Thomas Furthmayr, KIS

Thomas Furthmayr

MANAGING DIRECTOR
  • At KNAPP since 2001

Outstanding solutions for our outstanding customers – SAP® – and KNAPP products combined with the expertise and dedication of our employees results in the perfect solution portfolio SAP EWM by KNAPP.

What we offer

We make you an SAP® Logistics Expert in a range of positions. We give you the chance to distinguish yourself as part of intercultural project teams working with renowned customers across the globe and you have the opportunity to take on responsibility. As a member of our 100-strong team in Graz and Sofia, we offer you an environment in which you are valued, with interaction on equal terms, flat hierarchies and future security (KNAPP and SAP internationally successful and future-oriented companies). And all that with flexible working time models because your time is precious.

Working atmosphere in which you are valued
Intercultural team
State-of-the-art new office space with views over Graz
Individual working time models and flexible working hours
Company cafeteria by Genusswerk
Health and vitality programme
Employee parties and team-building events
Extensive opportunities for further development (KNAPP Academy)
Benefits_Zuschuss zu_öffentlichen_Zone1 Accessible by public transport in Graz zone 1 / commuter train stop within walking distance
Benefits KIS Free parking

Julia Weber, KIS

Julia Weber SAP® EWM Consultant

I’ve been part of KNAPP IT Solutions from the beginning and worked as a Solution Architect for our international customer projects for a number of years. Thanks to the individual and flexible working time models I’m able to focus both on my professional goals and my private life. This is something I’ve really appreciated since having a child. Now I fulfil the role of SAP® EWM Mentor for my colleagues and work the latest SAP EWM innovations and standards into our projects.

Michael Steinhöfler

Michael Steinhöfler Senior SAP® EWM Developer & Technical Project Lead

I’ve been a senior SAP® Developer and Technical Project Lead at KNAPP IT Solutions for several years now. I’m also a Software Architect and mentor for my project team. In a project, I’m responsible for implementing the best technical solution and for quality assurance at our renowned customers. My involvement in optimizing the software processes led me to become a senior employee as part of the specialist career programme.

What career opportunities do we offer you?

  • As a Solution Architect and Business Process Specialist in the role of an SAP®EWM Consultant.
  • In the area of development, your career path takes you from SAP EWM Developer to either a specialist for individual SAP EWM areas or a Technical Project Lead where you are responsible for the technical design of our highly complex solutions in addition to managing the entire developer team.
  • As a Project Manager you represent the customer in house and the company on customer sites, leading our project team to success.
  • As an On-site Engineer at our customer installations around the world you put solutions into operation and support customers during the startup phase of their warehouse systems.
  • After successful project completion, you continue to serve as an expert for all issues involving SAP EWM by KNAPP as a Customer Service Key Accountant or Hotline Engineer.