Tailor-made automation solution for Fagron

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Fagron is leading in customized pharmaceutical care: for the smart automation of its intralogistic system Fagron has been relying on the partnership with KNAPP for many years. The warehouse in Belgium will be equipped in 2016 with an efficient mix of proven KNAPP technologies and innovative YLOG-Shuttles, combining maximum storage density and speed for ultimate efficiency. 

From local player to global market leader in the market of pharmaceutical compounding
Fagron was founded in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) by Ger van Jeveren, the current CEO, in 1990. As a scientific pharmaceutical R&D company, Fagron focuses on the worldwide optimi-zation and innovation of customized pharmaceutical care to broaden the prescribers therapeutic scope, with the aim of fulfilling the worldwide growing need for customized medication and improving patients’ quality of life.

Tailor-made automation solution
The warehouse in Nazareth (Belgium) will host not only manual production, but also a highly efficient automation solution with technologies from KNAPP and YLOG Industry Solutions. The solution, which fulfils all requirements of Fagron in terms of storage density, throughput and speed, is expected to go live in the second quarter of 2016.

Efficient mix of technologies
The new solution consists of an automatic YLOG-Shuttle system and a person-to-goods area. The YLOG-Shuttle system is perfectly scalable, will grow parallel to Fagron and will guarantee 100 percent availability. The shuttle solution, consisting of 10 YLOG-Shuttles, was perfectly tailored to the space available in the new warehouse. The combination with the proven KNAPP technologies, such as the Streamline conveyor system and the ergonomic Pick-it-Easy-Health work stations, ensures smooth processes up to shipping. “YLOG Industry Solutions is a young, dynamic and flexible company: our staff has a great deal of experience and know-how in the field of intralogistics. Being a member of the KNAPP Group allows us to integrate our products with the cutting-edge technologies of the entire group to offer our customers a tailor-made solution and to be a reliable and financially solid partner”, said Wolfgang Skrabitz, Managing Director of YLOG Industry Solutions explaining the success of the company.

About the KNAPP Group
The KNAPP Group, headquartered in Hart bei Graz, Austria, operates internationally in the field of warehouse automation and warehouse logistics software. KNAPP is a worldwide leading provider of intralogistic all-in-one solutions and automatic storage systems and has specialized in the core businesses Pharma, Fashion, Retail, Food Retail and Industry. Having an export rate of 98 percent, KNAPP supports customers around the globe and, thanks to its network of 30 different subsidiaries, can guarantee optimal customer care.

About YLOG Industry Solutions
YLOG Industry Solutions, headquartered in Dobl, Austria, is the specialist for tailor-made solutions for industry, manufacturing and distribution logistics within the KNAPP Group. Its scalable YLOG-Shuttle system is a technology that offers companies from the industrial sector new possibilities in terms of flexibility and availability.

About Fagron
Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is leading in Specialty Pharma. Fagron is active in 32 countries and supplies over 200,000 customers in over 60 countries around the world with their products, concepts and innovations. Fagron is active in 3 segments of Specialty Pharma: Fagron Specialty Pharma Services for preparing customized medication in Fagron’s 22 specialty pharma facilities; Fagron Trademarks – development of innovative concepts, vehicles and formulations by Fagron’s research and development teams and Fagron Essentials for pharmaceutical raw materials and equipment needed for the preparation of the medications.