SSI Schaefer invests in AGV development
26 August 2018
In order to meet the increasing demand for AGVs, SSI Schaefer is expanding its product portfolio in cooperation with, and with investment in, Austrian AGV specialist DS Automation.
DS Automation 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. The focus here is on the automotive, hospital & healthcare, agriculture and industry sectors, as well as on innovative logistics 4.0 applications. 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.
“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”, says 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.
“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, explains. “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 Automation’s expertise with customised device configurations.”
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.