Knorr Bremse – establishment of an effective small parts storage system

The manufacturer Knorr-Bremse was looking for a solution to store, retrieve, and transfer small parts efficiently and in the tightest of spaces at its new factory in Budapest. It chose Kardex Remstar’s shuttle system based on previous positive experiences.


  • Efficient storage of a wide range of small parts in the tightest of spaces
  • Control concept using the in-house SAP inventory management system
  • Operate the system using as few employees as possible
  • Precise order picking


  • Parts are stored and retrieved using XP 500 and XP 250 shuttles
  • Each Kardex shuttle has approx. 20,000 highly dense storage spaces
  • One employee can operate up to three shuttles at the same time
  • Identification and management of incoming parts using a barcode scanner
  • Fully automatic retrieval of parts for the picking station
  • System working at between 90 and 95 percent capacity

Scope of delivery:

  • 14 Shuttle XP 500 systems
  • 1 Shuttle XP 250

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