• Shaun Bateman

Manitou finds automation partner


Manitou and Effidence has announced a new range of robotic logistics solutions

Manitou Group has signed a partnership agreement with Effidence, a designer of innovative robotised solutions for logistics and industry, for the co-development and marketing of a range of logistics robots.

Effidence has been developing collaborative and autonomous mobile robotic solutions to improve internal logistics flows in industry and logistics since 2016.

A pioneer in "Follow-me" collaborative technology, Effidence is the creator of the EffiBOT robot, an agile and versatile solution that is optimised for preparing orders or conveying bins or boxes. EffiBOT is already being distributed to the major 3PL operators, car makers, and other industrial companies in Europe and abroad.

"With EffiBOT, we have demonstrated that robotics can offer much more than simply a method for conveying goods,” says Cédric Tessier, founder, and president of Effidence. “Our robots are real productivity tools for Industry 4.0 that safely coexist with operators.

“In order to expand our range of robots, we have decided to partner with Manitou Group, an industrial partner with historical expertise in warehousing."

In addition to Effidence robotic carts, which will be distributed by Manitou Group dealers, a range of stackers and industrial tractors will expand the offering of collaborative and autonomous warehousing equipment.

The robotic autonomous stackers will be co-designed by both partners and assembled by LMH Solutions, a subsidiary of Manitou Group located in Beaupréau.


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