Company profile

KNAPP is an internationally active company and is one of the world market leaders in warehouse logistics and automation. An export ratio of 97 % reflects the international orientation of the company. Founded in 1952, today KNAPP AG has more than 3,000 employees worldwide, with 2,000 in Austria.

As solution provider, the company is committed to providing one-stop custom-designed intralogistics solutions. Around the world numerous partners in the healthcare, retail, fashion, media, optics and office sectors, as well as mail-order businesses and logistic service providers trust in KNAPP‘s innovative logistics solutions and integrated logistics software. Renowned KNAPP customers include Hugo Boss, Olymp, SPAR, Avon Cosmetics or Würth.

Products and services

As an inventor of numerous innovations such as the shuttle systems, KNAPP is setting standards and making a strong impact on the intralogistics sector. The OSR Shuttle™ is a high-performance, reliable semi-automatic picking and storage system of tremendous versatility that forms the heart of the modern warehouse.

With the Open Shuttles, KNAPP has developed the next generation of automated guided vehicles. The free-moving robots in combination with the flexible YLOG-Shuttle are used for efficient internal transport, storage and automatic supply to work stations.
The new solutions for logistics and production as well as new services to handle production from series to batch size 1 are ground-breaking and open new dimensions for the smart warehouse and the intelligent factory of the future.


Almost 60 years of experience and know-how from numerous projects in the various industries today make KNAPP a global player in intralogistics. Since its founding in 1952, the company has been instrumental in automated warehouses and in particular has done pioneering work in the field of pharmaceuticals. The company know-how and its portfolio have been steadily expanded over the years, which has opened up doors to new sectors and fields of activity. The acquisition of the overhead conveyor specialist Dürkopp Fördertechnik in 2010 significantly strengthened KNAPP’s position in the fashion sector.
A collaboration geared towards the future was begun in 2015 with the Apostore company. Apostore is a 100% subsidiary of the KHT Group, a specialist in automated stock management and logistics for pharmacies. Hence, KNAPP completes their value chain in the core sector healthcare and also has a completely new product for pharmaceutical wholesale with applications from pharmacy to hospital.
The KNAPP group has expanded their sector focus to include customized solutions for industry and production logistics with the founding of the new business unit KNAPP Industry Solutions in 2016.
Günter-Knapp-Straße 5-7
A-8075 Hart bei Graz
+43 5 04952-0
+43 5 04952-4000
Export/Foreign share
Export markets
Subsidiaries and representative offices
25 subsidiaries and 13 representative offices
Contact person
Mag. Ingo Spörk
Head of Human Resources

The world of logistics is moving faster and faster. Increasingly complex demands can only be mastered by top-qualified and well-trained employees and specialists. In warehouse logistics and automation, KNAPP is a world market leader. Training and further education, the promotion of young talent or opportunities for further training such as acquiring the Higher Vocational Diploma are therefore not only an important concern, but are firmly anchored on our company culture. For their dedication, KNAPP was awarded the distinction, “Federally Recognized Exceptional Apprentice Training Company” – a recognition that we are very proud of.

Gerald Hofer, MBA