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SLOVAKIA Knapp opens a

SLOVAKIA Knapp opens a branch office in Moscow Knapp AG, an internationally active company in the field of warehouse automation and warehouse logistics software with headquarters in Hart, Austria, has already implemented several projects in various industries in Russia. In order to give a sign of confidence to the Russian market, last year, OOO Knapp was founded as a new branch office. On 30 May 2014, an opening ceremony featuring many guests of honor was held at the “German Center for Industry and Trade”, where the new office is located. Frank Rossbach, Manager of OOO Knapp, seems to be pleased with this great step in the Russian intralogistics market and is particularly confident with regard to future projects: “We are now closer to the customer and offer much faster response times and an individual customer service – starting from the concept phase right up to customer service.” The image shows the OOO Knapp team in Moscow: Frank Rossbach, Anastasia Stepanova and Ivan Balakin (left to right). COLOMBIA Why invest in Abu Dhabi? Creating tomorrow, today – that’s the aim of Abu Dhabi. In Video order to achieve this goal, with Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) is currently being built up an ambitious and visionary industrial park. Industrial companies from around the world to be lured into the emirate. But why to invest there? Kizad’s strategy is to attract world-class companies, and to establish international industry best practices throughout the zone. Global and local companies alike will find in Kizad the business efficiencies, market access, low cost operating environment and support essential for long term competitive advantage. Kizad will set new standards for industrial zone infrastructure, environment and operation, reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s global competitive advantage. And Kizad expected, directly and indirectly, to create more than 100,000 jobs. Centrally situated between East and West, Abu Dhabi is the ideal location for businesses to tap into huge regional and global markets. Its world central location means businesses in the Industrial Zone can tap into a market of more than two billion consumers within four time zones. Europe, Russia, India and Africa, are all easily reached while the markets of the Far East – Asia, Korea, China and Japan are readily accessible. Doors from Efaflex for intralogistics in Sochi The entire region of Sochi was well equipped for holding the Olympic Winter Games in 2014. For the direct logistic operations, door manufacturer Efaflex (Bruckberg, Germany) supplied a total of 24 high-speed automatic doors in the run-up to the event. The company built six high-speed EFA-SST spiral doors in the luggage storage area of the international airport which, despite the quick turnaround in baggage handling, ensure smooth-running operations. During the Games, luggage from 2,800 participating athletes, 13,000 journalists, 25,000 volunteers, as well as a whole host of tourists, was conveyed through these doors. A high-speed opening mechanism, as well as maximum operating safety and availability, were important elements of the eight high-speed folding doors for the airport fire station. In an emergency, the fire brigade needed to be out of the airport and on the scene in a maximum of two and a half minutes. New train terminals now connect the airport to the Russian rail network, and the corresponding rail depot was fitted with four high-speed folding doors. Food supplier Wimm Bill Dann (Pepsico) installed six fully automatic loading doors in his delivery area, and was able to meet the catering requirements of athletes and visitors from all over the world every day of the event. Efaflex even received requests for further projects during the first few days of the Games. 6 f+h Intralogistics 3/2014

TGW service package for Coop After the contract for the implementation of a logistics centre at the Coop site in Schafisheim, Switzerland, the TGW Logistics Group has now received a service contract from the Swiss food company. TGW’s service technicians will monitor the facility as soon as the system is ready for use. “With this service contract, TGW has taken an important step towards positioning itself as a leader in comprehensive customer services,” says Thomas Kretz, Sales Manager at TGW in Switzerland. Witron remains on course for success The company Witron Logistik + Informatik GmbH continued to register positive growth over the past year. The systems integrator from Parkstein (Germany) was able to increase its turnover to 265 million EUR in 2013, representing growth of more than 10 percent as compared to the previous year. With an increase in sales growth of 35 percent, Witron subsidiary FAS (FörderAnlagen Systeme) made a significant contribution towards the positive earnings of the Witron Group. Moreover, the company from Upper Palatinate also recorded a considerable increase of personnel: For the first time in its 40 year existence, Witron reached 2,000 employees in 2013. The continuously growing company has remained on course for success since its foundation in 1971. The significant expansion of the FAS mechanics production marked a new milestone last fall. Nearly all of the mechanical elements for Witron systems are now being designed and manufactured on a surface of approx. 516,668 square feet within a state-of-the-art environment. Thanks to the expansion of the company FAS, a large number of new jobs have been created at the headquarters in Parkstein. Well-filled order books in all company sectors are a sign of high customer satisfaction. In terms of sales, the general contractor can point to respectable achievements, among other things, in food retail business and e-commerce. The expansion in the French and Scandinavian markets with multiple new projects has been a particularly satisfying development during the last year. As is the case in Asia where Witron succeeded in gaining new projects. The start to 2014 was also very promising. At the beginning of the new year, three new projects with well-known customers in Scandinavia, Southern Europe and North America have already been realized. More than 40 years of experience in software for logistics A second life for Still forklift trucks In Rokietnica, near Poznan (Poland), the company Still GmbH has officially recently opened its new European refurbishment center for used devices. Approximately 2,000 industrial trucks per year can be fully refurbished here on an area of 2,500 m². The choice of the site also demonstrates the appreciation for Poland’s national subsidiary, which has been refurbishing used devices since 2007. Well-trained specialized staff and a modern working environment ensure the high quality of “premium” used devices, which the industrial truck manufacturer re-markets throughout Europe via its own direct distribution system. Different devices can undergo full engineering overhaul simultaneously at 20 workstations. The trucks receive a visual facelift at the truck wash unit and paint shop. Yard Management Warehouse Management Logistics Control Centre Freight Management Transportation Management Resource Management Site Optimisation Network Optimisation Disposition Control Centre Supply Chain Optimisation CeMAT Russia | Moscow 23 - 26 September 2014 Stand A 351 Crocus Expo|Pavilion 3 PSI Logistics Software for Logistic Networks Phone: +49 30 2801-2850 PSI-englisch.indd 1 20.08.2014 16:06:01


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