A Heritage of Innovation and Evolution

Our origins go back to the 1880s, when we introduced the  "Card Index System" in the USA.


Over time, our company and product ranges have changed greatly. However, our creative culture has not. We continue to build upon the long list of industry firsts, which include the typewriter, calculator and filing cabinet.

Today, Kardex Remstar manufactures computer controlled automated storage and retrieval systems for a wide range of applications.


With more than 140,000 successfully installed solutions worldwide, our extensive customer base is a fitting reflection of the hard work and dedication of our staff.


Since 1987 Kardex Remstar has been part of Kardex AG which is quoted 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

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