Mag­a­zino wins Han­dling Award 2017


10. October 2017


Stuttgart, 10 Octo­ber 2017 | Munich-based robot­ics startup Mag­a­zino has won the “han­dling award 2017”. Dur­ing the award cer­e­mony at the MOTEK trade fair in Stuttgart, Mag­a­zino was awarded first prize in the automa­tion and robot­ics cat­e­gory. Lukas Zanger, one of the three founders of Mag­a­zino and COO, accepted the award in the foyer of Messe Stuttgart. Mag­a­zino was awarded for the devel­op­ment of the mobile pick­ing robot TORU. From 68 entries, the jury this year selected the win­ners in a total of four cat­e­gories — Mag­a­zino GmbH pre­vailed against 28 com­peti­tors in its category.

The intel­li­gent robot TORU can pick indi­vid­ual objects from the shelv­ing using arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and 3D com­puter vision. Thanks to numer­ous sen­sors, the robot can work par­al­lel to the human in the same work area, thus enabling flex­i­ble automa­tion of pre­vi­ously man­ual work steps. The robot is already being used by sev­eral cus­tomers, includ­ing FIEGE Logis­tik in Ibben­büren. Here, the TORU robot com­mis­sions shoes ordered online for the end cus­tomer. At Sigloch Dis­tri­b­u­tion in Blaufelden, on the other hand, the robots pick indi­vid­ual books from shelves.


For the fourth time now, the han­dling edi­to­r­ial team has pre­sented the “han­dling award”. The com­pe­ti­tion is aimed at all man­u­fac­tur­ers in the field of mechan­i­cal, elec­tri­cal and mecha­tronic solu­tions for fac­tory automa­tion and the opti­mi­sa­tion of inter­nal processes. The event addresses tech­nolo­gies in the field of han­dling tech­nol­ogy, assem­bly and lin­ear sys­tems, hoists, indus­trial trucks, trans­port and con­veyor sys­tems, ware­house tech­nol­ogy, intral­o­gis­tics, logis­tics soft­ware, ware­house logis­tics, iden­ti­fi­ca­tion systems/RFID, dri­ves and automa­tion components.

A detailed report can be found at han​dling​.de


Mag­a­zino devel­ops and builds per­cep­tion-con­trolled, mobile robots. As the largest Advanced Robot­ics team in Europe, we rev­o­lu­tion­ize the world of intral­o­gis­tics together with our customers.