Nord Modules and OTTO Motors Announce Strategic Partnership to Enhance Capabilities of Autonomous Material Handling Workflows

Nord Modules and OTTO Motors partner ship announcement image

The global leaders in industrial automation have partnered to provide an integrated material handling solution for manufacturers that reduces costs and increases productivity.

Stuttgart, DE – April 25, 2023 – Nord Modules and OTTO Motors are proud to announce a strategic partnership to develop and integrate new modular solutions that will enhance the capabilities of mobile robots and create new opportunities for automation in factories around the world. Both companies will be present at the upcoming LogiMAT 2023 fair, where they will showcase their latest automation solutions.

The Partnership Is a Natural Fit

The partnership between Nord Modules and Otto is a natural fit, as both companies are committed to providing innovative solutions that help businesses become more efficient and productive. Nord Modules’ top modules are designed to be robust and reliable, while Otto’s autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are designed for flexibility and efficiency. By combining their expertise, the industry leaders will be able to offer customers a range of solutions that streamline automated work processes with standard modules for specialized productions.

“We are thrilled to partner with Otto,” says Nord Modules CEO, Erik Mønster. “Their commitment to providing innovative and flexible AMRs aligns perfectly with our vision of streamlining automated work processes with standardized modules. Together, we will be able to deliver a new level of automation for our customers.”

“As demand for automation continues to grow globally, manufacturers need a reliable, innovative and trusted solution,” said Matt Rendall, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of OTTO Motors. “We’re excited to partner with Nord Modules to deliver an integrated solution that will move the autonomous material handling industry forward.”

Erik Mønster, CEO of Nord Modules (left) and Matt Rendall, CEO and Co-founder of OTTO Motors (right) at the LogiMAT 2023 trade show
Erik Mønster, CEO of Nord Modules (left) and Matt Rendall, CEO and Co-founder of OTTO Motors (right) at the LogiMAT 2023 trade show

Versatile, Safe, and Reliable Module Solutions for OTTO AMRs

Nord Modules has so far developed four module solutions for OTTO AMRs.

The Pallet Mover 1000, in combination with the OTTO 1500, allows the robots to receive and deliver pallets, enhancing internal logistics by transporting them to production lines or packing stations. Its integrated technology enables communication to external roller conveyors by wireless signals. This fully automated premium solution allows heavy payload transportation of up to 1,675 kg to optimize logistics and production.

Pallet Mover 1000 for the OTTO 1500
The NORD Pallet Mover 1000 for OTTO

The Pallet Lift Top Modules, in combination with OTTO 1500, optimize internal logistics by automating the internal transportation of pallets. The EU Pallet Lift solution picks up and delivers European-size pallets, while the NA Pallet Lift top module picks up and delivers North American-size pallets on the Nord Modules’ P&D stand. Both modules provide stable handling and transport of pallets and enable the OTTO AMRs to lift and lower pallets autonomously for payloads up to 1500 kg.

Pallet Lift EU for the OTTO 1500
The Pallet Lift EU for OTTO
The Pallet Lift NA for OTTO
The Pallet Lift NA for OTTO

The Quick Mover, to be released soon, is capable of transporting goods from gate to gate as well as picking up and delivering the Nord Modules Shelf Cart. The Quick Mover QM140-OTTO is designed for, and mounted on top of, an OTTO 100 using the lifting mechanism integrated into the AMR. Additionally, its standard design allows for simple adjustments to specialized work processes, ultimately reducing costs and increasing productivity.

Quick Mover on OTTO 100 about to dock at gate
The Quick Mover 140 for the OTTO 100 about to dock in the NORD Basic Gate

About Nord Modules

Nord Modules is a Danish company that develops module solutions of industrial and robust quality that extend the functionality of mobile robots. Their focus is on creating applications that can reduce monotonous repetitive work and increase productivity. Nord Modules innovates and delivers reliable robotic applications for load transfer that provide superior ROI through optimal speed, space, and flexibility.

About OTTO Motors

OTTO Motors provides autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling inside manufacturing facilities and warehouses. With over four million hours of driving experience, OTTO is trusted for mission-critical deliveries in the most demanding of industrial environments. The leading AMR provider was recently recognized as a top ten global robotics provider, named to Fast Company’s 2023 list of Most Innovative Companies. Seventy percent of OTTO’s customers are Fortune 500 companies and include some of the world’s most recognized brands, including GE and Toyota. For more information, visit

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