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