KNAPP was contracted to build the largest shuttle system in the world for Hugo Boss

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Hugo Boss, international lifestyle concern and world market leader in the premium and luxury segment has commissioned KNAPP with the automatization of its new distribution centre in Filderstadt bei Stuttgart.  With 400,000 storage locations, the OSR Shuttle is the world’s largest system of its kind.

Hugo Boss is investing almost 100 million euros in the entire project, located near the Stuttgart airport. The OSR Shuttle selected by Hugo Boss offers the required flexibility to react to future changes in the market and to be able to quickly and efficiently react to the various demands of the different sales channels. Direct storage of full cases, the immediate availability of the items after goods in and the high throughput are other reasons that make putting a shuttle system by KNAPP into operation the best choice. Picking is carried out at the highly ergonomic work stations of the Pick-it-Easy series, according to the goods-to-person procedure.

Startup of the 23,400 square metre logistics centre is planned for 2014.


KNAPP AG, headquartered in Austria with sales and servicing offices in 26 countries, is one of the world’s leading businesses in warehouse logistics and warehouse automation. A full 60 years of experience and know-how from more than 1400 projects in the various branches make KNAPP today a global player.

The core competencies are in the sectors retail (food/non-food), fashion, pharmacy and cosmetics. Sectors such as tools and eye-care, and office supply wholesale also trust in the comprehensive know-how of the KNAPP group when installing or adapting their distribution centres and warehouses.

KNAPP is a company with strong growth and an outstanding position in the world market. KNAPP maintains branches in Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, France, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, China, South Africa and the USA and has representatives in 17 other countries.