/ins The Weland group has acquired the company Kodverkstan. The acquisition means that Weland Solutions now completely owns the WMS (Warehouse Management System) Compact Store, which was previously developed together with Kodverkstan. It is the new company Weland Software that handles Compact Store.
Since 1999, when the two companies began to cooperate, approximately 400 customer installations of Compact Store have been made.
"The main reason for the acquisition is that we are growing rapidly outside Sweden, so we want to have Compact Store completely in our own ownership. We have also built a new software team," says Björn Karlsson, CEO of Weland Solutions. “We are also pleased with the expertise that will now be available at Weland Solutions’ IT department.”
Compact Store version 2.0 will be launched later this year. According to Björn Karlsson, the new version will have a more modern interface, while it will be even more future proven.
Compact Store is built to control Weland Solutions vertical storage lifts in an efficient manner. The system is modular, making it easy to connect new functionality as needs arise.
The WMS provides support for all operations included in the normal inventory management, such as incoming deliveries, combining, prioritizing and starting of picking orders, transfer and refilling of items and inventory.
The Compact Store can be used as a completely stand-alone system, but it is usually connected to an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. The ERP manages the economy and Compact Store can be seen as the storage module. Compact Store has been delivered together with most of the ERP systems in the market.