AGV - Automated Guided Vehicles

Automating intralogistics with AGVs

The ongoing trend towards automation means that more and more companies, regardless of their size and sector, are integrating automated guided vehicle systems into their intralogistics.
Our partner WAREMA Renkhoff SE in Wertheim offers an example of a fully automated process chain. With an extensively automated transport solution, we have already implemented a customized driverless transport system for the sun protection specialist for the second time.
At the new production site in Wertheim, twelve transport robots accompany the entire value creation process and ensure sustainably efficient processes in production, warehousing and logistics. The transport robots, which are precisely tailored to the customer's specific transport requirements, ensure an optimized material flow and a high degree of automation at the new site. 
Increase productivity, reduce costs and maximize efficiency: Why an AGV always pays off

Improving efficiency and profitability

Driverless transport systems are an elementary component of sustainably efficient intralogistics. Automated processes offer a wide range of advantages from which users can benefit in particular and maximize their economic efficiency. Our transport robots optimize internal material flows and a wide range of processes in production, storage and distribution centers. In addition to transparent and optimized intralogistics, users also benefit from increased safety, as replacing conventional forklift trucks with automated guided vehicles (AGV) reduces accidents caused by humans.


Facing challenges

The use of an AGV is also becoming increasingly important due to the ongoing shortage of skilled workers: automation means that available skilled workers can be deployed more efficiently. In addition, transport robots can take on heavy, dangerous and monotonous tasks in 24-hour operation.


Your benefits at a glance

Automated transport solutions are revolutionizing internal material flows and optimizing a wide range of processes in production, warehousing and distribution centers. In addition to transparent and more efficient intralogistics, they also offer users a decisive safety advantage: replacing conventional forklift trucks with automated guided vehicles significantly reduces the risk of accidents caused by human error. The transport robots follow optimally pre-programmed routes and are equipped with state-of-the-art safety technology and 3D obstacle detection to protect people and objects.


The use of AGVs is becoming increasingly important, particularly in light of the ongoing shortage of skilled workers. The shortage of qualified workers, rising wage costs and high fluctuation rates make investments and the use of AGV and AMR systems extremely attractive. The automation of material flows in intralogistics enables the efficient use of existing skilled workers.  In addition, transport robots are able to take on heavy, dangerous and repetitive tasks. This not only contributes to safety in the workplace, but also significantly increases efficiency and productivity.

Wide range of applications

Whether for racking systems, production and manufacturing lines, warehouses, shipping or outdoor areas - we optimize your intralogistics in the long term with tailor-made automated guided vehicles.


Our intralogistics solutions perform a wide variety of transport tasks every day in almost every industry: automotive, chemicals & pharmaceuticals, the refractory industry, food, plastics, sun protection, paper, packaging and a crematorium are just a few of the areas in which our vehicles, which have now been delivered more than 12,000 times, are used in over 1,500 systems worldwide.

Ein fahrerloses Transportsystem (FTS) besteht aus einem oder mehreren fahrerlosen Transportfahrzeugen (FTF)

Automated guided vehicle (AGV)

An automated guided vehicle (AGV) is a floor-based transport vehicle with its own drive. It is automatically controlled and guided without physical contact. Automated guided vehicles are used to move a wide variety of goods between several transfer stations.


There are no limits to the variety of our vehicles. In addition to our modular standard vehicles, we use our more than 60 years of special engineering expertise to manufacture customized transport robots for every task and environmental condition. With a variety of compatible load handling attachments (forks, roller conveyors, lifting beams or telescopic units) and navigation types, we implement robust transport solutions with load weights of up to 35 tons. If maintenance intervals and retrofit programs are maintained, the life cycle of the vehicles is several decades.


The difference to a driverless transport system: A driverless transport system describes the entire system in which one or more driverless transport vehicles are used.

Implementing a driverless transport system

Numerous companies in various industries are automating their intralogistics processes to ensure successful and sustainably efficient business operations. If you also want to automate your processes and sustainably optimize your material flow, important key questions need to be clarified before implementing an automated guided vehicle system:


- What load should be transported and transferred and how?
- What are the dimensions of the loads to be transported?
- How maneuverable does the vehicle need to be and how much space is available?
- How long are the routes? 
- How many transports are carried out per hour?
- Which lane guidance or navigation is best suited?
- What does the energy concept look like depending on the duration of use?
- Are there any special safety aspects or difficult environmental conditions?
- and much more.


Based on this information, we then develop an individual automation concept that is tailored to the task at hand and designed to reduce costs and further increase productivity with a well thought-out investment. Contact our experts now


Autonomous transport systems

There is a fundamental difference to autonomous transportation systems. Here, the vehicles are not guided virtually by a control system, instead they find their way to their destination by themselves. 


Autonomous mobile robots are transport vehicles that navigate independently through production halls and warehouses within a defined area, using virtual maps of their surroundings for orientation. Using modern cameras and sensors, they can detect fixed or moving obstacles and drive around them independently, thus ensuring reliable transportation processes in dynamic environments.


Are you looking for a transportation solution with autonomous mobile robots?