We entered the ownership structure of the multinational company Knapp
18. 02. 2019
In mid-February, we entered the ownership structure of the Austrian multi-national company Knapp AG engaging in intralogistics automation, which is considered a global technology enabler.
We are convinced that the customers’ global requirements for knowledge and services in the field of internal logistics digitalization can only be achieved with cooperation and integration into international development flows. Thanks to this new ownership, we will be able to offer our clients a considerably expanded range of products and services, and we will gain new opportunities for potential cooperation with the major global customers.
»After more than a quarter of a century of a solo path and 100 implemented projects on all continents, Knapp recognized us as a yet undiscovered jewel. We consider this merger to be an exceptional recognition of our know-how and work. Also, it is a challenge and a new pool of opportunities,« pointed out Damjan Širca, managing director of Epilog.
Enlarged Slovenian team for more international cooperation
Our vision is to strengthen the Slovenian team in the area of implementation and development of software solutions for automated and manual warehouses and production system logistics. Our internal start-up which develops the universal platform for automated guided vehicles (“AGV”) and robotic systems will be expanded in terms of staffing to become a strong Central European development centre. In addition to the established cooperation with national universities, we also expect more intensive cooperation with international research and development teams. »We will continue to invite young engineers who wish to work with the best and for the best,« added Širca.
Knapp: 38 locations all over the world
The family company Knapp was founded in 1952 in Graz, Austria. Today, the group has 38 locations all over the world and employs more than 4,200 people. They develop smart automation solutions for production and distribution and introduce new technologies into warehouse logistics. They develop customized solutions for clients all over the world and from various industries (mostly health care, fashion, retail, food and industry). In the fiscal year 2017/2018 the value of completed orders totalled EUR 926 million.