SSI Schaefer expands on AGV competence

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In order to meet the increasing demand for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), warehouse and logistics systems solutions provider SSI Schaefer is expanding its product portfolio in this future-oriented area by co-operation with and investment in the Austrian AGV specialist DS Automotion.

DS Automotion has been specialising in the development and production of highly dynamic AGVs for more than 30 years and has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers in this sector. Services offered by the AGV specialists include system implementations based on individual customer requirements. The product portfolio is further complemented with the automation of series-production vehicles.

Collaborative partnership (from left): Rob Schmit, EVP Technology & Innovation at SSI Schaefer; Arthur Kornmüller and Manfred Hummenberger, management of DS Automotion; and Thomas Kamphausen, CFO at SSI Schaefer.

“With this investment, we are expanding our existing AGV portfolio which has already seen the implementation of numerous 2Move or 2Store applications thanks to the MoTuM organisation,” said Rob Schmit, EVP Technology & Innovation at SSI Schaefer. This new partnership will provide a significant boost for these competencies with regard to the variety of vehicle types, expertise in navigation technology and overall project management, the company added.

“With this acquisition, we are increasing our market coverage in this strategic future-oriented area, for which there is high demand on the market,” Michael Mohr, EVP Sales at SSI Schaefer, explained. “As such, in the future, we will increasingly focus on handling specific picking and transport tasks with AGVs and will supplement our solutions expertise within intralogistics with DS Automotion’s expertise with customised device configurations.”

With many years of experience, SSI Schaefer integrates customised AGV solutions for a wide range of applications into holistic logistics solutions. This investment is in line with the system supplier’s strategy of continuously expanding its specialist expertise and solution portfolio in future-oriented areas.

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