Clarks Companies North America announced that Knapp Logistics Automation Inc. has been selected to provide all material handling systems for its logistics center. The company says the facility in Hanover, Pa., will employ technology capable of supporting volumes of up to 50 million pairs of shoes annually to support growing demand from customers and retailers.
“During the design and selection process, Knapp’s innovative solution combined with their willingness to work with the Clarks team were key items that allowed them to differentiate their company from other vendors,” says Len Bucher, vice president of logistics for Clarks NA.
To equip Clarks for efficient operations and ergonomic material handling from unloading to shipping, the logistics center was value-engineered by Knapp with the OSR Shuttle, which is used for goods-to-person picking, buffering, storage and sequencing, providing a combination of storage density, speed and reliability.
“Based on a uniquely different concept, our solution utilized Knapp’s extensive engineering expertise and broad technology portfolio to create a flexible, progressive system to support Clarks’ order processes and future growth,” says Josef Mentzer, Knapp US chief operating officer.