Swedish Retailer Exertis CapTech Automates with KNAPP
2nd March 2017
Exertis CapTech, one of the leading distribution specialists in the Nordic countries in the areas of IT, AV, large format displays and entertainment, has decided to build a new automatic warehouse in Mölndal, Sweden. With its head office and main warehouse in Gothenburg, the company has grown every year and in 2016 achieved a turnover of 1.8 billion SEK (190 million EUR).
Due to that growth, the existing warehouse is not able to cater to future expansion, so the company decided to build a new warehouse spanning 19,000 m². “Achieving more effective operation in the warehouse with simplified working processes made choosing a highly automated solution an easy decision. We will now have a facility that allows us to grow and expand our delivery capacity into the future with a lower transaction cost than before,” says CEO of Exertis CapTech, Daniel Johansson.
The system is built around KNAPP’s OSR Shuttle™ with Pick-it-Easy work stations for ergonomic goods-to-person picking directly into shipping cartons. At the end of the process, the cartons will be automatically sealed and made ready for shipping to the customers or resellers. Articles are stored in the system in both plastic totes and in suppliers’ own cartons, which means they can be delivered one by one and in their original carton without any extra handling or repacking.
“After analysing and assessing different technologies, we opted for a shuttle solution from KNAPP, which had good references and provided a flexible, comprehensive solution with great service for an attractive price,” says Magnus Gustafsson, Technical Manager at Exertis CapTech.