VARGO® signs distribution agreement with KNAPP

VARGO® to market KNAPP automated equipment as part of solutions for clients in United States

Friday, March 31, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 31, 2017) — VARGO®, a leading provider of warehouse execution software, material-handling system integration and equipment solutions, is pleased to announce that is has signed a distribution agreement with KNAPP, a company that specializes in highly automated equipment lines and solutions.

KNAPP approached VARGO® last fall to ask the Columbus-based company to be one of only a few select systems integrators that represent KNAPP products. Under the terms of the agreement, VARGO® has the rights to market KNAPP’s OSR Shuttle™ and other KNAPP products as part of the solutions that VARGO® proposes for its clients.

“We are proud to be able to add KNAPP’s product lines in the fulfillment solutions that we propose and design for our clients. Being chosen by KNAPP shows a growth in the breadth of technologies that we can offer our clients,” said J. Michael Vargo, president of VARGO®. “Being able to integrate additional technology into our solutions for customers will help ensure economical and on-time delivery results for them.”

VARGO® has developed Continuous Order Fulfillment Engine (COFE®), the warehouse execution system that has dramatically changed how leading retailers manage fulfillment in their distribution centers. COFE® controls all work resources — machinery and associates — and organizes, optimizes, sequences and synchronizes the work effort. “We are a leading provider of fulfillment solutions,” Vargo said. “When we engage with a customer, we research their needs and apply our expertise to design customized material handling solutions, which now can include KNAPP technology along with our unmatched COFE® warehouse execution system.”

About VARGO®
VARGO® is a team of mechanical and software engineers changing e-commerce operations by designing fulfillment solutions differently than anyone else in the industry. For more than four decades, it has been working with retailers, manufacturers and distributors to improve material handling operations. VARGO® uses its proven, pull-based methodologies to create intelligent solutions for fulfillment centers and is the only company that offers COFE® (Continuous Order Fulfillment Engine), the software that does for fulfillment what Lean did for manufacturing. For more information, visit

KNAPP is an internationally operating company and is one of the world market leaders in warehouse logistics and automation with over 3,000 employees worldwide. As a solutions provider, KNAPP provides one-stop, custom-designed intralogistics solutions in health care, retail, apparel, food, manufacturing and ecommerce sectors. Our clients experience results that are flexible, resource efficient, ergonomic and self-learning. The company’s North American headquarters are in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit

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Bart Cera, COO, CFO VARGO®

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