BMW Group: idealworks extends partner network with Linde Material Handling

Advanced advancements in technology, such as autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), have been and continue to be the driving force behind automation

Pioneering advancements in technology, such as autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), have been and continue to be the driving force behind automation. Not least because of their flexible range of applications, AMRs are increasingly taking over transport tasks in intralogistics. By collaborating with Linde Material Handling, idealworks gains an important international sales and service partner.

Linde Material Handling GmbH, a company of the KION Group, is a globally active manufacturer of forklift trucks and warehouse technology equipment, as well as a provider of services and solutions for intralogistics. With a sales and service network in more than 100 countries, the company is represented in all major regions of the world. In the automation sector, Linde Material Handling is now expanding its offering with two essential core products from idealworks, the autonomous mobile robot iw.hub and the central cloud platform AnyFleet.

As a provider of a holistic solutions portfolio in automation, idealworks is revolutionizing the internal logistics of companies across a wide range of industries, providing them with an advanced robotics ecosystem that will continue to benefit Linde Material Handling customers in the future. : The 8 km/h fast iw.hub independently picks up, transports and delivers loads of up to 1,000 kg. The implementation of the AMR and the cloud platform AnyFleet, which enables the integration of third-party devices based on the VDA 5050 standard, requires no structural modifications to the existing facility – tags, magnets or QR codes used by other systems , are not necessary. Instead, the system navigates autonomously using Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) navigation technology.

“The speed of the evolution of our sector has increased significantly. In the dynamic market environment, collaboration is therefore more important than ever. With our technological partnerships, we keep our finger on the pulse. We welcome the addition of the idealworks solution to our portfolio and the simultaneous merger of core competencies,” said Stefan Prokosch, Senior Vice President Brand Management for Linde Material Handling, about the collaboration.

“This expansion allows us to offer and implement integrated logistics solutions for our customers,” continues Stefan Prokosch. “Particularly in the production supply sector, the most diverse material flow concepts can be mapped with innovative technology.”

Linde Material Handling’s extensive worldwide sales and support network stands for high safety and quality standards – features with which the BMW Group spin-off also clearly identifies itself – and meets all requirements to serve customers quickly and efficiently.

“With this collaboration, we are taking another important step in our partner integration. In addition to our own sales and distribution management, we rely on Linde Material Handling as a trusted brand to make our product range accessible to an even wider customer base and to move closer to our goal of being the provider of intralogistics solutions. The company’s interest in our solutions portfolio is another important quality feature that underlines our proven experience and innovation skills,” said Michael Schneider, CEO of idealworks.

SOURCE: BMW Group

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