Creating Values in Sequence

DFT is a Bielefeld, Germany based company with around 450 employees, founded in 1954. The mechanical engineering company has been part of the Austrian KNAPP AG, based in Graz, since 2010.

Creating Values in Sequence

DFT develops, produces and markets its systems from the company's headquarters in Bielefeld.

DFT develops, produces and supplies sorting and sequencing systems for the efficient processing of eCommerce orders and for store supply. DFT's specialty is overhead conveyor technology in various forms for the clothing industry, electronics (wholesale), pharmaceutical wholesale, automotive production logistics and generally for eCommerce trade. Recently AutoPocket™ was introduced as an innovation in the field of pocket sorters. DFT operates worldwide, with the main markets currently being Northern, Western and Central Europe. Since 2021, groundbreaking sales successes have been achieved in the USA in close cooperation with the parent company KNAPP.

Knapp AG, based in Hart near Graz, is an Austrian manufacturer and integrator of intralogistics solutions and systems in the area of ​​warehouse logistics and warehouse automation. Its services include conception and development, implementation as general contractor and follow-up support. The company has 40 locations worldwide. In 2010, Dürkopp Fördertechnik GmbH (DFT) in Bielefeld, Germany, has been acquired and integrated.

DFT develops, produces and markets its systems from the company's headquarters in Bielefeld. A total of 450 employees work here on the innovations, which are delivered tailor-made all over the world.

Numbers & Facts

Headquarters Bielefeld, Germany
Employees Over 450 employees at the Bielefeld campus
Installations More than 280 systems worldwide
Campus-area 25.000 sqm
Core sectors Fashion, Retail, (Consumer) Electronics, Pharmaceutical Wholesale

The DFT premises in Bielefeld, Germany