“We had a very busy four days at the NEC,” commented Craig Rollason, Managing Director of KNAPP UK. “We welcomed a number of key clients onto our stand, as well as meeting new prospective clients and networking with suppliers and associates.” Headquartered in Austria, KNAPP has over 1600 installations worldwide, with blue-chip clients in the UK including John Lewis, Boots, M&S, Staples, Clarks, British Gas and Well – all of which have resident KNAPP Customer Service teams.
Promoting its technologies for automated handling, storage and picking, the KNAPP team was joined on its stand by colleagues from sister company, Dürkopp Fördertechnik, who showed the group’s expertise in garment logistics. Dürkopp’s ‘rolladapter’ technology enables both hanging garments and flat goods to be carried together on the same overhead system. The company has supplied solutions to many leading retailers including Next, ASDA, Primark, Debenhams and H&M.
The KNAPP stand featured the company’s Pick-it-Easy workstation, demonstrated in conjunction with its award-winning Pick-it-Easy Pocket overhead sorter. KNAPP also gave visitors live demos of its service application, WebEye, which uses a head-mounted camera to enable a technician to share system information via the Internet with a specialist in a remote location. In addition, visitors were able to see Vision Cube – KNAPP’s product dimensioning technology for pharmaceuticals and other small items – in action.