New warehouse for Fagron to feature KNAPP technologies including YLOG-Shuttles



Fagron, the global market leader in pharmaceutical compounding, has commissioned KNAPP to kit out its new warehouse in the Belgian town of Nazareth, southwest of Ghent.

KNAPP has previously supplied automated handling solutions for two of Fagron’s distribution centres in the Netherlands, at Oud Beijerland and Capelle aan den IJssel. The new Belgian facility, which is expected to go live in the second quarter of 2016, will accommodate manual production operations and highly efficient automated logistics. The new material handling solution will not only feature systems from KNAPP but also the YLOG-Shuttles of its subsidiary, YLOG Industry Solutions.

Travelling between levels via lifts at the aisle ends, the YLOG-Shuttles are unique in their ability to move both crosswise and lengthwise in a store. With swivelling wheels and an innovative power supply system, they can move in either direction within the racking by rotating. This allows the YLOG-Shuttles to reach every location in the store and also – through the addition of spurs – to serve workstations directly, making the solution especially suitable for production or assembly applications.

Uniquely, YLOG-Shuttles can move in either direction within the racking by rotating through 360˚

Explains Craig Rollason, Managing Director of KNAPP UK Ltd, “With the ability to add YLOG-Shuttles to more levels and also to add more racking, the system is scalable to each client’s needs, so it is the ideal solution to grow with a business over time. Equally, it can form a cost-effective element for handling low- or medium-throughput items as part of a larger solution.”

In addition to 10 YLOG-Shuttles, the new solution for Fagron will feature KNAPP’s proven Streamline conveyor system, its ergonomic Pick-it-Easy-Health fulfilment stations and a person-to-goods picking area.

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About the KNAPP Group
The KNAPP Group – headquartered in Hart bei Graz, Austria – operates internationally in the field of warehouse automation and warehouse logistics software. A leading provider worldwide of all-in-one intralogistics solutions and automatic storage systems, KNAPP specializes in the core business sectors of Pharma, Fashion, Retail, Food Retail and Industry. With an export rate of 98 percent, KNAPP supports customers around the globe and, thanks to its network of 30 subsidiaries, can guarantee optimal customer care. In the fiscal year 2014-15, the company achieved a turnover of over 466 million Euros, the highest since its founding in 1952.

About YLOG Industry Solutions
Headquartered in Dobl, Austria, YLOG Industry Solutions is the specialist within the KNAPP Group for tailor-made solutions for industry, manufacturing and distribution logistics. Its scalable YLOG-Shuttle system is a technology that offers industrial companies new possibilities in terms of flexibility and availability.

About Fagron
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Fagron is the global market leader in pharmaceutical compounding. This sector provides bespoke medications for patients who have difficulties with standard pharmaceuticals, such as those who are allergic to certain dyes or have problems swallowing capsules. As well as finished medications, Fagron provides semi-finished products, raw materials, compounding instruments and accessories. Active in 32 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Fagron sells its products to over 200,000 customers in over 60 countries worldwide and generated turnover of €447 million in 2014. Fagron was founded in Rotterdam in 1990 by its current CEO, Ger van Jeveren.

Company contact:
Mr Craig Rollason, Managing Director
Tel:  01844 202149

Media contact:
Heidi Scott, Partner
Bridgeland Copyright
Tel: 01622 832598

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