Being one of the leading manufacturers of Automated Guided Vehicle Systems, we offer advanced in-house transport and handling solutions to customers worldwide. With our products and services we want to improve our customers' competitive edge and autonomy. To our employees we offer an environment providing room for development and encouraging motivated and responsible acting.

Since 35 years, DS AUTOMOTION GmbH with its company headquarters in Linz has been specializing in the development and production of Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVs) and has become one of the world's leading suppliers in this segment. Apart from general AGV logistics applications in various branches of industry, DS AUTOMOTION has specialized, in particular, in the sectors Automotive, Print & Paper, Hospital & Healthcare, Agriculture as well as Intralogistics. Our scope of services mainly comprises system implementations based on specific customer preferences. For the main part, we build Automated Guided Vehicles ourselves, which means that customer requirements can be considered. This is applied Industry 4.0!

Additionally, series vehicles are automated, thus expanding the range of products. We regard simple and favourably priced systems as well as complex requirements as a challenge. That's why we're able to prevail against our competitors. By offering creative products and comprehensive services DS AUTOMOTION wants to improve its customers' efficiency and competitive edge.


1984 Start of AGV activities in the automotive industry (as part of Voest-Alpine AG)
1994Expansion of the AGV Business beyond the automotive industry (TMS - VA TECH AG)
2001TMS - change of ownership from VA TECH AG to the major corporation VINCI (France)
2002VINCI establishes the AGV business as an independent unit, the subsidiary TMS Automotion GmbH
2003TMS Automotion moves into its newly built industrial premises
2005Change of ownership from VINCI to HK Automotion (Austria) - MBO
2008TMS Automotion becomes DS AUTOMOTION GmbH, and foundation of the French subsidiary in Toulon
2009The company receives the "TRUCKNOLOGY SUPPLIER AWARD" from the MAN Group (Best Plant Supplier 2008)
2010Start of automation of series stacker vehicles
2012Market expansion to Asia
201530th Anniversary of founding of the company
2016Sally does it! Our small load carrier opens up a new compact class.

Certifications & Awards

Regional innovation
award 2016
Regional innovation
award 2016
Category medium-sized enterprises:
2nd Place
Man Supplier Award
Porsche Supplier Award
ISO Certification
ISO 9001:2008
ISO Certification
ISO Certification
ISO 14001:2015
ISO Certification
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