KNAPP AG, headquartered in Hart bei Graz (Austria), was awarded a contract with the largest technical wholesaler in Europe for an all-in shuttle solution in March of this year. Two distribution centres belonging to Kramp in Germany and the Netherlands will be equipped with the latest KNAPP shuttle technology – the OSR Shuttle Evo. Eddie Perdok, CEO Kramp Groep, and Heimo Robosch, Executive Vice President, KNAPP AG, sealed the deal at the Kramp headquarters in Varsseveld, the Netherlands.
Kramp supplies Europe-wide dealers in agriculture, forestry, landscaping and the earth-moving sector with spare parts and services. Started as a one-man operation, the company developed into the largest technical wholesaler in Europe.
Logistics made easy
Thanks to positive business developments and promising growth targets for the coming years, Kramp faced the prospect of re-organizing their logistics as well. Logistics for the company has to be in keeping with their slogan, “It’s that easy”, with the easy handling of more than 500,000 products coming from large stocks with the least amount of effort to be delivered overnight to customers. To turn this vision into reality, Kramp selected the innovative, pioneering OSR Shuttle Evo by KNAPP.
Regardless of the sales channel, all the stock is picked according to the goods-to-person procedure. The ergonomically designed work stations of the Pick-it-Easy series by KNAPP allow intuitive operation with fewer errors. Designed with large glass areas, the hall is flooded with light and allows continuous operation in daylight. After “one-touch” picking, the customer orders are immediately made ready for shipping.
Collaborating as partners
Eddie Perdok, CEO Kramp Groep, is keen to stress the collaboration in partnership, “With KNAPP, we have found a strong, innovative partner who has perfected the shuttle technology through years of experience.” Heimo Robosch, Executive Vice President, KNAPP AG added, “The new OSR Shuttle Evo features a compact construction with a reduced conveyor system. The system can be scaled as desired. Kramp therefore has the opportunity to expand the system in keeping with future growth, up to double the size.”
Market leader in shuttle systems
KNAPP has made lasting impacts on the logistics market with the shuttle technology. Experience from 250 shuttle systems installed worldwide with more than 20,000 shuttles is the foundation for ongoing new and further developments. The OSR Shuttle Evo by KNAPP set new standards for quality and design. KNAPP has already realized one automation solution for Kramp in Denmark.
Mag. Margit Wögerer
8075 Hart bei Graz | Austria
+43 5 04952 2501
Eddie Perdok, CEO Kramp Groep (left) and Heimo Robosch, Executive Vice President, KNAPP AG (right) signed the contract at the Kramp headquarters in Varsseveld, the Netherlands.
Left to right René Wolters (Managing Director, KNAPP Benelux), Tobias Gröger (Project Manager Kramp, Germany), Jan Willem Nijman (Project Manager Kramp, the Netherlands), Florian Hoffmann (Sales Manager System Solutions, KNAPP AG), Maarten Markerink (Child Project Manager Kramp, the Netherlands), Jan Frans Berends (Logistics Director Kramp, the Netherlands)