Kardex - History in Ireland

In the 1980's the Irish dealer was Fergus Byrne with a company called Remidex. They installed many Kardex machines in  leading manufacturing plants of the time such as TEAM Aer Lingus Maintenance at Dublin Airport,  Abbott in Sligo, Lufthansa Technik Airmotive in Rathcoole, Kostal in Abbeyfeale and Brawn in Carlow.

Kardex bought this company in the late 1990's and the staff transferred over. The key employees at the time were Aidan Shelley in sales in Eugene Caulfield in service, who worked on until retirement in the mid noughties. 

Kardex has a long history of product development going all the way back to 1892.

Kardex History of products

  • 1892 Vertical filing system developed
  • 1903 Fireproof safe
  • 1925 Electric typewriter
  • 1939 Calculating machine
  • 1939 Multi-head electric shaver - 
  • 1957 Automatic vertical carousel
  • 1975 Kardex Carousel introduced to hospitals in Ireland
  • 1977 Kardex Industrial Carousel installed in Ireland.
  • 1982 Kardex install 30 units in new Lufthansa Dublin maintenance plant
  • 1983 First computer-controlled carousel storage system
  • 1994 Shuttle NT Vertical lift storage system
  • 1995 Pharmaceutical and Medical Device installations in Ireland
  • 2003 Shuttle XP unveiled with the latest drive technology
  • 2009 Power Pick Global warehouse management software introduced
  • 2013 Shuttle XP 1000 - heavy loads
  • 2016 Kardex Remstar LR 35 Vertical Buffer Module 

As a team our involvement with Kardex commenced for David Coffey in 2002, Paul Ryan(2004), Brian Leamy and Pat Fitzgerald  (2006) and Justas Vinkevicius (2007) 

Automate Warehousing became an agents for Kardex in 2011 and took the full dealership in 2016. All the staff above now work for Automate.