Midwestern U.S. retailer adds Egemin hybrid & tugger vehicles to AGV fleet

Midwest retail company to increase total hybrid AGV count from 27 to 40, with a total vehicle count across the midwest facilities increasing to 56.

Egemin To Deliver 13 Hybrid Agvs And 4 Tuggers To Midwest Retailer

HOLLAND, MI—The discount retail giant based in the midwest currently uses several types of Egemin AGVs throughout its 8 facilities. Joining the existing hybrids, fork, and tugger AGVs are 13 new hybrid AGVs in a similar design to the current hybrids in the fleet and 4 new 35k tuggers. The retailer’s AGVs perform a variety of functions such as cross-docking, cement transport, and goods transport. These new vehicles will support a new facility currently being completed. The tuggers will eventually replace older tugger AGVs.

The Hybrids boast a 4050 lbs load capacity with a maxiumum lift height of 172”. They also have tilting and side-shifting masts with a total tilt range of 8° and a total side shift range of 200mm. The Tuggers have a maximum tow capacity of 35,000 pounds, putting them at the middle of the range of Egemin’s tugger offerings. The vehicles will be integrated into existing systems in 2016.

About Dematic Egemin

Dematic Egemin (formerly Egemin Automation) manufactures, implements and services mobile automation solutions that improve warehouse, production and distribution center processes to optimize the supply chain. Product solutions include Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and in-floor towing solutions. Dematic Egemin comprises the Mobile Automation group within Dematic, with a Center of Excellence located in Holland, Michigan.

About Dematic

Dematic is a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic, Egemin and Retrotech, now integrated under the roof of KION Group, have implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.


John Clark
11818 James St.
Holland, MI 49424
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