Big Success: KRATZER AUTOMATION AG at transport logistic 2013 in Munich

Efficiency, Safety and Transparency in Transport and Logistic


Munich, June 4th 2013. KRATZER AUTOMATION AG with cadis – the operational TMS a major key player on the European Market for operational Transport Management Systems, Mobile Solutions and Services for the transport and logistics business. During this year’s transport logistic 2013 in Munich, the company presents software solutions for optimization and transparency in transport logistics on a completely redesigned and enlarged exhibition stand.


The transport logistic 2013 closed it’s doors at June 7th 2013 after 4 successful days. This event for the transport and logistics industry, held on a two-year cycle, has been attended by more than 52.000 visitors from more than 120 different countries.


„That was great!“ so Axel Lechler’s summary as Senior Sales Manager at KRATZER AUTOMATION after 4 successful days at the fair.


„Our expectations are more than fulfilled. As partner of European postal and logistics companies, we realized more and more contacts to European companies. We are more and more known as a European benchmark for operational TMS. With the transport logistic in Munich, our target group was delivered right in front of our company-doors.“


KRATZER AUTOMATION’s activities at this year’s transport logistic are being shown under the banner of cadis - the operational TMS.


Compared to 2011, KRATZER AUTOMATION has doubled its stand space at this year’s fair. This became necessary for the integration of a workflow based presentation concept. Beside the demonstration of cadis, special solutions for specific problems were shown by request.

The next transport logistic takes place from May 5th to May 8th 2015.




KRATZER AUTOMATION was founded in 1980 by Gerhard Kratzer and Paul Balz as Gerhard Kratzer GmbH Automatisierungstechnik München. From the outset, the company focused on creating industrial, process-related software. Projects in the company’s early years addressed a wide range of industries: in addition to developing the software for Ruhrgas’ operations control centre in Essen, the company was also commissioned to automate engine test benches for SHELL and BMW Motorsport and supported the ADAC in controlling its breakdown service fleet through the use of mobile data communications.


Since the mid-1980s, the company began developing software tools for various applications, for example for capturing and storing measurements and displaying them in diagrams. Early in the 1990s, KRATZER AUTOMATION was transformed from a pure software company to a general contractor offering an end-to-end service. In 1999, the company was converted into a stock corporation.


For more than 32 years, KRATZER AUTOMATION has been a successful software company for process-oriented solutions in the automotive and the transport industries. In all three sectors, we strive for optimal solutions and efficient processes along the customer value chain.


KRATZER AUTOMATION proposes cadis, an operational Transport Management System (TMS) to optimise the planning, the execution and the analysis of all operational work processes for the distribution of goods for freight forwarders. Shipment tracking and optimization of working processes are two central components.


The workforce increased continuously to its current level of around 200 employees who work at eight locations worldwide both in Europe and Asia. In addition to its headquarters in Munich, KRATZER AUTOMATION has branch offices in Stuttgart and Wolfsburg, as well as subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Czech Republic and China. 


The following organisations are customers of Kratzer Automation: BMW, Bosch, Geodis CIBLEX, Daimler, DB Schenker, DHL, DPD, IDS Logistik, Liebherr, MAN, MTU, Porsche, Austrian Post, Siemens, TNT, Umicore, VW and Zollner.


In its Test Systems division, KRATZER AUTOMATION plans and implements test systems for the automotive industry, for example for engines, turbochargers and gear chains. In particular, the company focuses on developing test benches for energy-saving and environmentally-friendly drive concepts.



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