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Kollmorgen and Otto Motors begin strategic technical collaboration

Kollmorgen and Otto Motors have agreed a strategic technical collaboration. The cooperation is described as a “major milestone for the autonomous material handling industry” by the two companies.

Kollmorgen and Otto Motors share a common goal to deliver exceptional 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) uniquely and reliably deliver safety, productivity and large-scale deployments to the world’s most recognized brands, including GE and Toyota.

Matt Rendall, CEO and co-founder of Otto Motors, says: “As the autonomous material handling market matures, customers will expect all vehicles in their fleet to be intelligent machines.

“We’re excited to cooperate with Kollmorgen to bring our AMR technology to vehicles of all shapes and sizes.”

Kollmorgen has delivered vehicle automation solutions for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and mobile robots with its NDC Platform for more than 50 years, and has through an ecosystem of manufacturing and system integrator partners installed tens of thousands of advanced self-driving vehicles for a variety of applications globally.

Tobias Byfeldt, vice president and general manager Kollmorgen Automation, says: “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.

“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.”

As the growing mobile robot industry continues to evolve, Kollmorgen and Otto Motors are well positioned to continue as leaders in delivering cutting-edge solutions that address the needs of customers worldwide for decades to come.

To learn more about the partnership and to see Otto AMRs in action, visit Kollmorgen’s booth #6C21 and Otto Motors’ booth #1OG02 and at the LogiMat trade show in Stuttgart, Germany from April 25-27, 2023.

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