A Heritage Of Evolution
We can trace our origins back to the 1880s, when we introduced the Card Index System in the US.
Over time our company and our product range have changed considerably. What hasn't changed, however, is our creative corporate culture. Our engineers have produced a large number of industrial novelties, such as the typewriter, the calculator, and the file cabinet.
Today Kardex Remstar manufactures computer controlled automated storage and retrieval systems for a wide range of applications. We have already successfully installed more than 140,000 systems across the globe – solutions that we adjust to the needs of our customers and the latest market requirements.
Since 1987 Kardex Remstar has been a division of Kardex AG, which is listed on the Zurich Stock Exchange.
Our history is a history of innovations:
|1981||Kardex AG opens North American operations called Remstar (Westbrook, ME)|
|1983||FastPic inventory management software is introduced in North America|
|1985||Refrigerated vertical carousel is introduced in North America|
|1993||Shuttle VLM is introduced in North America|
|1994||Remstar acquires Raymond's horizontal carousel product line|
|1997||Shuttle VLM NT model is introduced in North America|
|1997||Shuttle VLM quick ship program is initiated in North America|
|1997||Horizontal carousels are manufactured and sold in North America|
|1998||Cleanroom carousels are introduced in North America|
|2005||Shuttle VLM XP model is introduced in North America|
|2007||C3000 control system is introduced in North America|
|2008||FastPic5 Suite of Inventory Management is introduced in North America|
|2008||Kardex Systems, Inc (Marietta, OH) is acquired by Kardex AG (Zurich, Switzerland)|
|2008||Kompakt Mechanical Assist Mobile Storage System is redesigned|
|2009||Remstar (Westbrook, ME) and Kardex Systems, Inc (Marietta, OH) merge to form KardexRemstar, Inc (Westbrook, ME)|
|2009||Lewistown, PA manufacturing facility is refurbished to manufacture Lektriever vertical carousels, horizontal carousels and Kompakt Mobile Storage Systems|
|2010||KardexRemstar, Inc becomes Kardex Remstar, LLC|
|2011||Megamat RS Vertical Carousel is redesigned and introduced in North America|
|2011||Element VLM is manufactured and sold in North America|
|2012||Lewistown, PA manufacturing facility closed; Lektriever production moved to Bellheim manufacturing facility, horizontal carousel production moved to Neuburg manufacturing facility, Kompakt Mobile Storage Systems product line discontinued|
|2012||Shuttle tray production started in Westbrook, ME|
|2012||Megamat RS 650 model introduced in North America for heavy duty applications|
|2013||Logicontrol introduced as standard controller for all Shuttle XP VLMs & Megamat RS vertical carousels|
|2013||Megamat RS 180 model introduced in North America for light storage applications|
|2013||FastPic Inventory Mangement Software name changed to Power Pick Global|
|2013||Shuttle XP 1000 model introduced in North America for heavy duty applicaitons|