History

A Heritage of Innovation and Evolution

Our origins date back to the 1880s when we introduced the “card index system” in the USA. Today Kardex Remstar specializes in the development, manufacture, and refinement of dynamic storage and retrieval systems for a number of applications in the area of intralogistics.


Both our company and range of products have changed considerably over the years; one thing that has stayed the same, however, is our innovative and creative corporate culture. This is one of the reasons why we have already been able to successfully install more than 140,000 systems together with suitable software packages all over the world. All of these solutions have been tailored to our customers’ needs in line with the latest demands of the market.


Since 1987 Kardex Remstar has been part of Kardex AG, which is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

Our history is one full of innovations:

1892 Vertical filing system developed
1903 Fireproof safe
1925 Electric typewriter
1939 Calculating machine
1939 Multi-head electric shaver
1957 Automatic vertical carousel
1983 Computer-controlled carousel storage system
1994 Vertical lift storage system
2001 Integrated carousel data storage device
2003 Shuttle XP unveiled with the latest drive technology
2005 Shuttle XP introduced with integrated hoisting crane
2006 C3000 control software launched
2009 Shuttle XP 700 presented for highly dense storage of larger loads
2009 Innovative Power Pick Global warehouse management software introduced
2010 Megamat RS redesigned for frequently picked goods
2011 Megamat RS 650 unveiled with much higher load bearing capacity
2012 Logicontrol digital module developed with optimized control function
2013 Power Pick Global 4 – the latest-generation control software
2013 Shuttle XP 1000 introduced for handling especially heavy loads
2014 sort2ship – an application for optimal sequencing of orders

Headquarter

Kardex Remstar
Airgate
Thurgauerstrasse 40
8050 Zurich, Switzerland