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Reportages, reports, trends and topics



Automation meets future

Frank Heptner, Senior Director Consultancy and Projects Intralogistics Solutions at Linde Material Handling, talks about digital networking, automation and the future of intralogistics.

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Digitization as an opportunity

LMH HR Director Frank Oppenländer and the Chairman of the Works Council Özcan Pancarci talk about the attractiveness as an employer, the effects of digitalisation and the labour market of tomorrow.

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Future topics and trends in the material handling equipment industry

The 19th VDI Industrial Trucks Conference took place in Baden-Baden. The focus was on topics such as automation, driver assistance systems, battery technology and occupational safety. Alexander Schmidt, Senior Product Manager for reach trucks and tractors at Linde, also gave a lecture on the Linde assistance system Dynamic Mast Control.

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We are the systems integrator for internal material flow

Automation is one of the trending topics in intralogistics. In this interview, Tobias Zierhut, Head of Product Management Warehouse Trucks, explains why data will play a key role in the future of warehouse technology, and why Linde Material Handling sees itself as the market leader in robotics.

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Seeing danger coming

In a presentation at the German Material Flow Congress of the VDI-Wissensforum, experts from Linde and Comnovo explain their networked solution for greater safety in intralogistics. By interlinking with the environment, industrial trucks detect hazards even before they arise.

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Linde Material Handling at the A+A 2017

With the motto "Vision ZERO. Safety in your world Linde" Material Handling is represented for the first time at the A+A in Düsseldorf. At the international forum for protective equipment, occupational safety and health at work, Linde will be presenting a new range of consulting services, the Linde Safety Scan.

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Optimizing the entire process chain

Under the motto "Leading logistics - today's innovative solutions for tomorrow's logistics", the Material Handling Symposium took place in Aschaffenburg on September 14, 2017. The focus was on questions concerning the future viability of logistics.

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Precision and speed required

The 13th ForkliftCup took place in Aschaffenburg from 12 to 16 September 2017. For one weekend everything revolved around the topic of driving a forklift truck and the necessary precision and speed.

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Customer Case Studies

Linde Rental Solutions at Agua Mineral San Benedetto

Every year at Agua Mineral San Benedetto in Valencia, 600,000 pallets are loaded onto trucks using Linde forklifts and delivered to customers. The beverage business is booming in summer. Agua Mineral then uses the flexible and reliable Linde rental service.

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Automotive supplier SMP controls its vehicle fleet with Linde connect

The Linde connect fleet management system makes a decisive contribution to order and safety in the warehouse. Linde Material Handling has equipped the entire SMP fleet with this intelligent solution. As a result, the company benefits from maximum transparency, a significantly reduced damage rate as well as improved capacity utilization and higher availability of material handling equipment.

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Alpine intralogistics

In the restaurant Giggijoch you can order fresh cakes, yeast dumplings and strawberries at an altitude of 2,283 metres and an outside temperature of minus 12 degrees in the Ötztal Alps. A Linde tugger train supplies the mountain restaurant in Sölden with fresh food every day.

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Opel Vienna turns to automation

The Opel plant in Aspern, Austria, is the first Opel location to commission fully automatic vehicles for longer distances. In doing so, the carmaker relies entirely on Linde's expertise. The challenge was to integrate autonomous driving into the existing systems.

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Powerful forklifts for tough applications

For many years now, Novelis employees have been supported by various Linde vehicles - 24/7, 365 days a year, from E20 to HT160Ds.

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Reliable allrounder

The NORA Centre Wolfsburg has committed itself to the fast delivery of original Volkswagen Group spare parts and other brands. Internal logistics plays an important role in meeting the demanding deadlines for customers. Crucial players are Linde electric forklifts, which prove their worth every day in the race against time - lately also equipped with Linde lithium-ion batteries.

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You can rely on them!

Production runs 24 hours a day. The 130 m long corrugated board machine swallows paper raw material round the clock. Every day, around 900,000 square meters of corrugated board are produced and processed. That's why a completely reliable fleet of forklift trucks is so important. A total of 60 vehicles, mainly electric forklifts, from Linde Material Handling are in use at Werner Kenkel.

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The Most Natural Thing in the World

The main factory of the French metal packaging manufacturer Massilly in Cluny relies on extensive automation in the production process. Until recently the final process step, transporting the pallets to the warehouse, was conducted manually. This task is now also being performed by automated industrial trucks, with great success. Representatives of the company are now traveling to Cluny to see for themselves the benefits of Linde robotics equipment.

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Optimization is a question of chemistry

Simple does not always mean trivial: proof of this is the automation project of Linde Material Handling for BASF Italia. In order to optimize efficiency and safety, a flexible, secure and fast-to-implement solution for Logistics 4.0 was integrated on the basis of an automated guided vehicle (AGV).

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Almost As Fast As Formula 1

For four years now, the Renault Sport Formula 1 team has been using Linde forklift trucks to load all of the equipment, and to assist with construction at the racetrack, right across Europe. So far, the partnership with the rental truck team - Short Term Rental - at Linde UK has proved to be both reliable and flexible for Renault.

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A breath of fresh air in logistics at Heidelberg

In times of increasingly individualized customer requirements, intralogistics must also gradually adapt to the changed production conditions. How this can be achieved by a global industrial company is shown by the example of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in Wiesloch/Walldorf.

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In use on the race track

The Linde Rental Solutions has been ensuring fast and professional setup and dismantling as well as performing other logistics tasks at the Formula Student Germany for many years. This requires a number of challenges to be overcome.

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Goods transport with automated fleet

Every year, the Marketing Department and Management Board of Wolf GmbH, a systems supplier for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and solar technology based in Mainburg, Lower Bavaria, develop a motto that aims to give employees orientation and motivation. “Courage to embrace change”, the message for 2016, could not be more appropriate with regard to the purchase of the company’s first robot industrial truck.

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Seamless shift changes for fresh goods

Many bakeries already offer freshly baked bread rolls at 6 o’clock in the morning. Frequently, ingredients have to be delivered during the night to achieve that. That’s the responsibility of wholesalers like Gusto AG in Hohenpolding near Munich. Recently, Linde order pickers with lithium-ion batteries were deployed at the firm to perform the logistics work involved.

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Individualised solutions for the paper industry

The standard medication boxes available on the market often have quite a story behind them. For example, they may have once been a drinks carton and therefore more or less come straight from your rubbish bin. Transforming them into something valuable and appealing, doesn’t take much at Barcelona Cartonboard: a separating facility, a paper machine – and a dozen high-performance forklift trucks.

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Safety First

The numbers are impressive: Over a surface area of 126 football fields in Wismar, Egger processes in the region of million cubic meters of wood each year for HDF, MDF and OSB boards as well as laminate flooring. Since February, the wood-based materials specialist has relied on forklift trucks with Linde Safety Pilot for its logistics needs.

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New Intralogistics Concept for Better Processes

Exact material flow processes for a highly standardized forklift truck and warehouse truck fleet: Sika Deutschland GmbH achieves this with an overall logistics concept which, despite customer-specific solutions, relies on standardization, focuses on a forklift brand, and leases equipment on the basis of full-service leases.

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Robots as employee of the month

With the Robotics4Retail survey, the EHI Retail Institute is investigating how robotics and automation are revolutionizing intralogistics. Who are the drivers of automation and what comprehensive solutions and industrial trucks does Linde offer?

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Flying starts on the ground

Ground handling is a challenge for airport logistics. The demands on industrial trucks and logistics solutions are correspondingly high. Demand is for robust vehicles that enable fast and safe handling and are increasingly focusing on alternative drive systems.

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Linde is the favourite of the industry

For users, Linde Material Handling is the most popular material handling equipment manufacturer. This was the result of a survey conducted by the trade journal MM Logistik. Respondents praised the quality, performance and availability of the vehicles. Linde also scores highly in terms of service and training.

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From Güldner to the Linde MH headquarters: An industry with a rich history

The year is 1956. In Aschaffenburg the company Güldner Motorenwerke is adding an administration building to its foundry on Schweinheimer Strasse. The rich industrial history of Linde Material Handling.

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Employee Portraits

Head of Truck Assembly

“Working at Linde means working with a highly motivated team, which fully identifies with the product as well as the company.”

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Head of Project Management

"Anyone who has been a part of Linde is assured long-term prospects with a wide range of career opportunities."

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Trainer at Linde Sales Academy

"As a global player in the premium segment, Linde also offers non-engineers challenging roles and extensive development opportunities."

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Production Mechanic

"Anyone looking for a stable environment and responsible employer has come to the right place at Linde."

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FMEA Moderator

"I help to ensure that our products and processes are continuously improved – an exciting and varied challenge."

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