Carrybots GmbH, based in Karlsruhe, has set itself the task of automating manual transport systems in intralogistics through the use of automated guided vehicles (AGVs). With the product HERBIE, Carrybots has produced an AGV that can be used flexibly for the transport of small load carriers and parcels. HERBIE is originally a product of flexlog GmbH and was spun off into a subsidiary (carrybots GmbH) for market launch in 2021. Dr Thomas Stoll and Marcel Meckes are currently responsible for the management.
Foundation of Carrybots GmbH
A joint venture of Schubert Business GmbH and flexlog GmbH
Safe driving with SICK
Carrybots is one of the first AGV manufacturers to use the new ScanGrid 2 from SICK.
HERBIE drives for the first time at LogiMAT in Stuttgart
Flexlog and Gebhardt Fördertechnik build together the first prototype
The HERBIE Big Bang
The first ideas for "HERBIE" are developed in the course of research work at the Institute for Materials Handling Technology and Logistics.
Alongside Schubert Business Development GmbH, flexlog GmbH is the second parent company of Carrybots GmbH. flexlog GmbH is considered the initiator of the HERBIE project and was responsible for all developments of the AGV until the spin-off of Carrybots GmbH. flexlog is a supplier of control components for intralogistics and mainly provides Carrybots GmbH with electronic components.
Gebhardt Fördertechnik GmbH produces the hardware components for the automated guided vehicle HERBIE. Gebhardt offers comprehensive product and service solutions for transport and assembly systems as well as storage, sorting and distribution technology.
The "Badische Neueste Nachrichten" visited the carrybots office and had a closer look at our automated guided vehicle (AGV) HERBIE. Read the full article to find out how they perceived the mobile robot and how the idea of HERBIE came about. [German only]
We did it! We are proud to announce that Carrybots GmbH is now an official joint venture of flexlog GmbH and Gerhard Schubert GmbH Verpackungsmaschinen. From now Herbie will be developed and offered by carrybots.
Personal safety and cost-efficiency are two principles that often contradict each other but that are essential when it comes to the design of AGV solutions. With the revolutionary scanGrid2 by SICK, we manage to combine these two principles in our AGV HERBIE without compromise. We are proud to be one of the first AGV providers to benefit from this innovative technology and are looking forward to pass the added value to our customers.
In June 2020 we participated in a bootcamp organised by the CyberForum. In the final pitching session we could convince the critical jury of our innovative business model and made into the top three startups of the competetion. Besides learning a lot about our business model we could also extend our network in the field of manufacturing and consulting.
We are happy to announce that FEAG Sangerhausen GmbH is the winner of our latest christmas sweepstake and has won a free two month trial with Herbie. FEAG will get one of the first vehicles of our new Herbie series that starts in March this year.
Journalist Victoria Sonneberg puts our concept in a nutshell and outlines the main aspects of our product in a concise and understandable way.
At the end of 2018 our ZIM project with the Institute for Integrated Production Hannover has been approved. Since then we are working together with ambition on our Plug and Play concept for Herbie.
On the hardware side we are working together with Gebhardt Fördertechnik. Aiming to start with serial production at the end of 2020, we are currently optimizing and validating our exisiting prototypes.
For testing and demonstration purposes we have two Herbies driving around in our offices. You are welcome to come around and see Herbie in action!