Press Release

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Munich, July 6, 2021. idealworks wins the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) AWARD 2021 in the category “Automated Guided Vehicle” with its autonomous mobile robot, iw.hub. The award ceremony took place on Monday, July 5, at the German Soccer Museum in Dortmund.

idealworks’ COO Markus Bauer (left) receives the IFOY AWARD trophy.

Just eight months after the launch of the BMW spinoff in November 2020, the CE-certified autonomous mobile robot iw.hub yesterday won the IFOY AWARD as AGV of the year. An independent jury of internationally…

Press Release

For German version of the press release please see below. Untenstehend finden Sie die deutsche Version der Pressemitteilung.

Munich, June 7, 2021. Michael Alexander Schneider becomes CEO of idealworks, the BMW Group’s Logistics Innovations spinoff. He completes the management team of the rapidly growing technology start-up, consisting of Karin Korber (CFO), Markus Bauer (COO), and Jimmy Nassif (CTO).

The idealworks advisory board has appointed Michael Alexander Schneider as Chief Executive Officer of the BMW Group spinoff effective June 1, 2021. Schneider previously worked in Corporate Strategy, M&A and Cooperations at BMW AG.

Michael Alexander Schneider appointed CEO of idealworks

“With Michael, the idealworks advisory board…

Anlässlich der andauernden Corona-Pandemie hat sich das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie zum Ziel gesetzt, den wirtschaftlichen Folgen der COVID-19-Krise mithilfe eines umfangreichen Konjunktur- und Zukunftspakets entgegenzuwirken. Im Rahmen dessen hat das Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA) das „Investitionsprogramm zur Modernisierung der Produktion in der Fahrzeughersteller- und Zulieferindustrie“ zum 27. März 2021 ins Leben gerufen.

In der Förderrichtlinie, die zum einen die Auswirkungen der Pandemie dezimieren, zum anderen den Produktionsstandort Deutschland stärken soll, werden Automatisierungsprojekte, wie beispielsweise die Automatisierung mit fahrerlosen Transportsystemen, mit bis zu 50 Prozent bezuschusst.

Welche Investitionen werden bezuschusst?
Förderungsfähig sind Investitionen in die Erweiterung und Optimierung…

Leveling the playing field: at idealworks, we know of companies’ growing interest in automating their business processes, as the benefits of using autonomous mobile robots directly impact their ability to compete. In collaboration with Alphabet, BMW Group’s fleet management subsidiary, we now offer customers the option to lease our AMR iw.hub.

As an attractive and state-of-the-art solution to combat ongoing labor shortages and rising costs, the use of robots is taken into consideration by many companies all over the world. …

Press release IDEALworks GmbH — 11/20/2020

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IDEALworks GmbH develops and distributes autonomous logistics robots and their corresponding cloud-based management platform.

Next generation to be launched end of 2020.


Munich. Mid-November marks the official start of business for IDEALworks GmbH. The fully-owned BMW Group subsidiary, headquartered in Munich, will operate in new business segments as a provider of innovative logistics robotics and their corresponding cloud-based management platform. The aim is to become a leading supplier of autonomous robotics solutions in the logistics sector. …

by the idealworks Operations Team

In times of a pandemic, it becomes clear how important globalization and worldwide logistics are for companies. Despite all this, we want to think proactively into the future and further advance logistics. Today’s article therefore focuses on our two-week pilot at syncreon. The question you might ask is: What is a pilot?

Before we sell our iw.hubs to companies, we first use two devices as a pilot project to test the use case and see how the iw.hubs can be integrated into the company’s processes. …

by the idealworks Operations Team

Intralogistics is omnipresent in the automotive industry and is often an enormous cost driver as well as being a complicated process. Here a sensibly applied automation can relieve the employees and minimize or streamline the traffic in the halls. The BMW Group plant in Munich is also currently in the middle of a transformation process in logistics. Our iw.hubs are already being used in the seat production at the plant, and we have talked to Mr. Handke, an employee in the seat production. Mr. Handke is 38 years old and has been working for BMW…

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