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The very narrow aisle trucks from Linde Material Handling are networked and communicate with each other via the connect fleet management system.
The Networked Fleet

Digital Fleet Management from Linde

Make your Fleet Management Intelligent

Digitization is changing the world of intralogistics. Modern logistics devices continuously collect data, which is analyzed and can then be used to optimize complex warehouse and transport processes. Networking and advanced sensors even enable the forklift trucks to act autonomously. This results in the fleet and fleet management becoming intelligent, and networking and real-time data access becoming increasingly important.

The Linde connect fleet management system provides precisely the information that you need for efficient fleet management. Whether it is in production or the warehouse, connect networks your forklift trucks and continuously informs you of the current status of the entire fleet. connect thus makes fleet management more cost-effective and increases the availability of each individual forklift truck. You can choose between the local connect:desk fleet management software or the connect:cloud cloud-based version as required.

The connect product family from Linde Material Handling makes fleet management digital.

Find the right option for your fleet management


The connect:desk local fleet management software is used to manage, monitor and analyze the forklift truck and driver data. All data are stored on the customer’s local server.

Find out more about connect:desk here!


With connect:cloud, Linde Material Handling is taking the next step towards the future. The new, cloud-based fleet management solution is flexible, reliable, and secure.

Find out more about connect:cloud here!

Your Benefits in Fleet Management


Keep an eye on the status, capacity utilization and availability of the entire fleet – for optimum capacity utilization of all forklift trucks.


Prevent unauthorized use, operating errors and other hazards in a targeted manner – for greater safety in the warehouse and in production.


Record and manage the data of your drivers and forklift trucks, prepare reports and organizational structures – for transparent fleet management.


Reduce accidents, overuse and damage to the forklift trucks and keep an eye on the necessary maintenance – for an efficient and well-maintained fleet.

Hardware components for smooth fleet management

The Linde connect hardware components connect the forklift truck fleet with the associated database software. They collect and transmit control and sensor data and make them available for further processing. They also serve as an electronic ignition lock with PIN or RFID identification.

New trucks are delivered with the Linde connect hardware as standard, and all components are also available as retrofit solutions for existing forklift trucks and those from other manufacturers. The connection to the Linde Cloud is established via GPRS transmission as standard. The communication with local databases works via WLAN.

connect: Chip from Linde Material Handling

Professional advice and support

Linde consultant with customer at site

Linde connect Support

All your components from one source: Experts from Linde and Linde dealers help you to set up, adjust and operate your fleet management. The Linde connect hardware and software components are continually being enhanced and having new functions added.

Contact us! We look forward your inquiries.

Fleet Management – FAQ

What is fleet management?

Fleet management allows a company’s forklift truck fleet to be controlled centrally. This mainly involves optimizing the availability of the individual forklift trucks and coordinating the distances that are traveled. Modern forklift trucks continuously collect data for this purpose, which provides information about your status and current capacity utilization. Fleet management helps to make optimum use of resources and detect problems such as capacity bottlenecks at an early stage.

For whom are fleet management systems relevant?

Fleet managers have the task of planning forklift truck deployment in advance, optimizing processes and reducing the operating costs of the forklift truck fleet. The requirements for fleet management differ from company to company, as they are very much dependent on the size of the fleet. Modern fleet management software ensures that you can get the most out of any fleet size. It benefits the experienced fleet manager just as much as the casual user who only requires individual functions.

What makes Linde Fleet Management so special?

With the Linde connect product family, Linde Material Handling offers the perfect solution for modern fleet management. Linde connect networks forklift trucks and constantly updates the fleet manager about the status of their logistics in production or warehouses. This transparency makes deploying the fleet safer and more cost-effective. The availability of each individual forklift truck increases.