About


Kollmorgen is the world-leader in vehicle automation kits for automated guided vehicles (AGV) with an installed base of almost 20,000 vehicles. The company was founded as NDC in 1962 and became Kollmorgen in 2009. Kollmorgen is a Fortive company.

  • Heritage of innovation
    World’s first automated guided vehicle in 1972
  • Complete offering
    Navigation, hardware, software, services
  • Backed by Fortive
    Global $6 billion company with proven model for continuous improvements

   

Proven performance


AGV automated guided vehicle Volvo 1972

World’s first automobile production plant with driverless vehicles
Volvo, Sweden, 1972

AGV automated guided vehicle Tetra Pak 1990

World’s first laser-guided vehicle
Tetra Pak, Singapore, 1990

AGV automated guided vehicle Marktkauf 2007

World’s first Pick-n-Go system
Marktkauf, Germany, 2007

AGV automated guided vehicle Posco Steel 2009

World’s first driverless vehicle with 16 controlled wheels
Posco Steel, South Korea, 2009

Quality & Environmental


Kollmorgen follows the Fortive Business System (FBS) to ensure high and consistent quality as well as to minimize environmental impact, for example, by reducing CO2 emissions in our daily work. The aim is to deliver world-class products and services giving our customers an irrefutable advantage in the marketplace. Our Policy for Quality & Environment describes in detail what we do and how you benefit.

Policy for Quality & Environment

The management system of Kollmorgen Automation AB is certified according to ISO 9001/14001.

Scope: Development and sales of driverless control solutions and services for material handling and intralogistics solutions.

ISO 9001 14001 logotype             RoHS logotype

Using automated vehicles, based on NDC Solutions, in the material handling process results in:

  • Longer vehicle life cycle
    Smooth and controlled movements
  • Lower energy consumption
    Possible to run with lights-out and at high/low temperatures
  • Less damage to goods, pallets and racks
    No collisions with humans or vehicles
  • Less risk of work-related injuries
    Thanks to a safer working environment

Research projects


CAISR

Kollmorgen is an industrial partner in the CAISR (Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research) long-term research program on intelligent systems established at Halmstad University.

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AIMS

Currently we are taking part in the AIMS project (Automatic Inventory and Mapping of Stock).

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Semantic Robots

Kollmorgen is one of the collaborators in the research project Semantic Robots at Örebro University.

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