Monday, August 8, 2022

idealworks Extends Partner Network with Linde Material Handling

Munich. Cutting-edge improvements in technology, such as
autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), have been and continue to be the
driving force behind automation. Not least due to their flexible
range of applications, AMRs have increasingly been taking over
transport tasks in intralogistics. By collaborating with Linde
Material Handling
, idealworks is gaining an important
international sales and service partner.  

Linde Material Handling GmbH, a KION Group company, 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 to include two essential core products from
idealworks, the autonomous mobile robot iw.hub and the
central cloud platform AnyFleet.

As a provider of a holistic solution portfolio in the field of
automation, idealworks is revolutionizing the internal logistics of
companies in a wide range of industries and providing them with a
sophisticated robotics ecosystem whereof customers of Linde Material
Handling will also be benefiting in the future: The 8 km/h fast iw.hub
independently picks up, transports, and delivers payloads 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, does not require any structural
adjustments to the existing facility – markers, magnets, or QR codes
used by other systems are not needed. Instead, the system navigates
autonomously using SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and
Mapping) navigation technology.

“The speed of our industry’s evolution has increased significantly.
In the dynamic market environment, cooperation is therefore more
important than ever. With our technology partnerships, we keep our
finger on the pulse. We welcome the addition of idealworks’ solution
to our portfolio and the concomitant merging of core competencies,”
says Stefan Prokosch, Senior Vice President Brand Management for Linde
Material Handling, explaining the collaboration.

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

Linde Material Handling’s extensive global sales and support network
stands for its high standards of safety and quality – attributes which
the BMW Group spinoff also clearly identifies with – and meets all the
requirements for serving customers quickly and efficiently.

“Through 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 trusted brand to
make our product range accessible to an even broader client base and
to move closer to our goal of being the solution provider for
intralogistics. The company’s interest in our solution portfolio is
another key quality feature that underscores our proven experience and
innovation skills,” remarks idealworks’ CEO Michael Schneider.

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