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2024-04-18 and BeeWaTec announce strategic partnership to transform indoor logistics in Germany and Eastern Europe, a pioneering Norwegian robotics and IoT company, and BeeWaTec, a leading European supplier of lean manufacturing and Industry 4.0 solutions, are joining forces to help manufacturers across DACH and Eastern Europe automate their indoor material handling.'s technology transforms existing infrastructure, such as carts and trolleys, into self-driving robots, empowering businesses to enhance efficiency and productivity within their automation journeys. BeeWaTec, with its extensive network and expertise in lean manufacturing solutions, will serve as the ideal channel partner to introduce's technology alongside their innovative modular system for lean manufacturing, we are one of the leading providers of lean and material flow solutions to a wider audience.

“We are thrilled to partner with BeeWaTec, a renowned leader in the field of lean manufacturing and Industry 4.0 solutions,” said Stefan Holländer, CEO of “Their skilled commercial and technical team, coupled with their strong local presence, will be instrumental in bringing the benefits of our autonomous wheels to businesses across Germany and Eastern Europe.”

BeeWaTec recognizes the transformative potential of's technology. “I am very proud to now have in our standard product portfolio and thus offer our customers real added value,” said Joachim Walter, CEO of BeeWaTec. “The ‘’ system transforms internal transport and logistics processes, boosting efficiency and safety. This solution aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing innovative and future-proof solutions that deliver tangible benefits to our customers.”

Stefan Holländer, CEO (links) and Joachim Walter, CEO BeeWaTec (rechts) at LogiMat

The urgent need for automation in manufacturing

The European manufacturing industry faces a pressing challenge: a critical labor shortage coupled with a rising need for efficiency and safety. Here are some alarming statistics from Germany:

  • Over 2.8 million employees in Germany are currently dedicated to manual material transportation, incurring significant costs for businesses. According to Fraunhofer Institute, these personnel can incur annual costs between EUR 40,000 and EUR 60,000 per employee Fraunhofer.
  • A staggering 90% of large German companies are experiencing staff shortages and an increase in sick leave, as reported by Fraunhofer Institute. This disrupts production and hinders overall productivity.
  • In 2021 alone, Germany witnessed over 15,000 serious forklift accidents, according to the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). These incidents not only cause human suffering but also lead to costly downtime and potential legal repercussions. and BeeWaTec: A partnership for progress

These statistics paint a clear picture: automation is no longer a luxury, but a necessity for manufacturers. and BeeWaTec's partnership aims to address these challenges head-on by providing a powerful solution:

  • Enhanced productivity:'s autonomous wheels automate manual material transport tasks, freeing up valuable human resources to focus on higher-value activities. This leads to a significant boost in overall production output.
  • Increased safety: By removing human error from material handling,'s autonomous wheels significantly reduce the risk of accidents, creating a safer work environment for employees.
  • Reduced costs: Automating manual tasks with's technology translates to cost savings on labor, potential accident-related expenses, and improved efficiency.

The alliance between and BeeWaTec is a step forward for German manufacturers. By combining's cutting-edge autonomous wheels technology with BeeWaTec's industry expertise and established network, businesses can enter a new chapter of efficient, safe, and cost-effective production.

About is a Norwegian robotics and IoT company that offers a pioneering approach to indoor mobility. Specializing in autonomous wheels, we transform existing infrastructure into self-driving robots, helping businesses enhance efficiency and productivity on their automation journeys.

About BeeWaTec

The BeeWaTec Group, headquartered in Pfullingen, Germany, is a family-owned company and a leading international supplier of lean manufacturing, agile production, and Industry 4.0 solutions. BeeWaTec offers a flexible and innovative product portfolio designed to optimize workplace, logistics, and production design.