Kollmorgen and OTTO Motors Initiate Strategic Technical Collaboration

Both companies explore joint capabilities to provide innovative solutions to a demanding and fast growing global materials handling market.

  • Kollmorgen and OTTO Motors Initiate Strategic Technical Collaboration
    Kollmorgen and OTTO Motors Initiate Strategic Technical Collaboration

Kollmorgen and OTTO Motors announced their new strategic technical collaboration. Kollmorgen and OTTO Motors share a common goal to deliver self-driving vehicle applications to OEMs and System Integrators that strive to streamline material handling to end-users in all industries globally. Together, the two leaders are exploring their joint capabilities to provide innovative solutions for their growing combined customer base.

With over fifteen years of robotics experience and 4+ million production hours, OTTO Motors’ autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) reliably deliver safety, productivity and large-scale deployments to the world’s most recognized brands, including GE and Toyota.

“As the autonomous material handling market matures, customers will expect all vehicles in their fleet to be intelligent machines,” said Matt Rendall, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of OTTO Motors. “We’re excited to cooperate with Kollmorgen to bring our AMR technology to vehicles of all shapes and sizes.”

The new cooperation is a major milestone for the autonomous material handling industry

Kollmorgen has delivered vehicle automation solutions for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and mobile robots with its NDC Platform for over fifty years, and has through the industry’s leading eco system of OEM and System Integrator partners deployed tens of thousands of advanced self-driving vehicles for a variety of applications globally, making Kollmorgen NDC the industry benchmark.

“We see a lot of things happening in the market, where interoperability amongst other things is a strong driving force, opening up for new perspectives and collaborations,” said Tobias Byfeldt, Vice President of Kollmorgen and General Manager of Kollmorgen Automation. “We are impressed with OTTO Motors’ offering and are excited to see what a collaboration between our two companies could mean and the value it could bring to our customers.”

Graduated in political sciences and international relations in Paris, Anis joined the team in early 2019. Editor for IEN Europe and the new digital magazine AI IEN, he is a new tech enthusiast. Also passionate about sports, music, cultures and languages. 

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