What is an Automated Guided Vehicle?

The goal of an AGV solution is to improve material handling efficiency and thus reduce costs and increase profitability. With Rocla's advanced process management, customers receive a total logistics solution with a measurable performance boost.

Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe Oy – operating as Rocla Oy at the time – was the first company to introduce a new way of thinking to the world of automation, with the serially manufactured fully modular AGV. Traditionally automation projects have been slow, expensive, and inflexible to implement. Our warehouse truck expertise and new design thinking have enabled us to manufacture automated guided vehicles that use standard tractor units with modular load handling, mast, and support structure options tailored to various customer needs. This results in short delivery turnaround, rapid return on investment, and lower life-cycle costs. Also, AGVs can be leased, leaving no capital tied up in investments.

Through automation, impressive cost savings can be achieved, especially when personnel are working in shifts or handling longer transfers. Personnel can be saved for more demanding and pleasant tasks instead of monotonous, routine transfers. In addition, using automation increases the safety of the work premises.

Rocla AGVs are a durable, flexible, and modular solution with short delivery and ROI times. They are based on proven technology that is familiar from warehouse trucks designed and built by Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe Oy. The vehicles are automatically navigated and operate without drivers. As part of the customer's production and intra logistics, they are used to improve the performance of production and warehousing.

Modularly built AGV