Rocla celebrates its 75th anniversary with strong growth in AGV

Rocla Oy, Finland-based material handling company developing, manufacturing and marketing electric forklifts and automation (AGV) systems, is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Rocla is growing strongly and employs over 400 professionals in R&D, production and automation business with support functions. Now Rocla is developing its global automation business even further with “Easy AGV”, a whole new AGV digitalized solution environment.

The company was founded in June 1942 to manufacture heating devices for warfare needs. After the war the focus changed into warehouse carriages and hand pallet trucks. First electric warehouse truck was designed in 1960s, and first automated guided vehicle was introduced in 1983.

Rocla, who has been a fore-runner in the automation industry for almost 35 years, was the first to introduce serially manufactured, modular automated guided vehicle (AGV) platform, still offering a tailored process solution fully fit for customer’s needs. Analyzing and understanding customer processes and developing them further is what continues to set Rocla apart from the competition. With AGV solutions IoT and digitalization are offering even better tools for improving customer processes.

Now Rocla is developing its global automation business even further with “Easy AGV”, a whole new AGV digitalized solution environment. With the creation of continental hubs and local service through partner model and digital solution platform, Rocla will provide completely scalable automation solutions for all partners and customers globally.

The project is well underway, as Rocla launched a year ago a revolutionary dynamic AGV software Rocla Route Optimizer. The results have been excellent: Route optimizer and partner model for new AGV partners have enabled the company to double the project sales during last 12 months. Rocla is recruiting new talents constantly, read more about the open positions at http://www.rocla.com/en/press/news/create-future-now-join-us-developing-...

Nowadays Rocla Oy is a part of Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift group, who has appointed Rocla as a global design center. Rocla is responsible for R&D of electric warehouse and counterbalance trucks for the European market as well as automated guided vehicles for the global market. Best user experience in the market is the main design driver for product development.

Read more about the history: http://www.rocla.com/en/rocla/history