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It all started with the idea of simplifying processes in the automotive industry. Today, we are one of the world's leading suppliers of automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robotics. This is how we combine our experience with the trends of the future.

What defines us

Manfred Hummenberger und Wolfgang Hillinger, Geschäftsführung bei DS Automotion

This is what we stand for

With our innovative products and comprehensive services, we increase the efficiency and competitiveness of our customers. With a tireless spirit of innovation, we develop products and customised solutions that are not only reliable but always at the cutting edge.

About us

We are DS Automotion

As one of the leading manufacturers of automated guided vehicles and mobile automomer robotics, we offer automated transport and assembly solutions to our customers worldwide. We set ourselves the standard of increasing the competitiveness and autonomy of our customers with our products and services. Our nearly 40 years of experience with AGVs and our drive to always find the best ways to make new technologies work for us and our customers help us to do this.

In dealing with our more than 260 employees, it is important to us not only to offer them an exciting and promising working environment, but also to provide them with the appropriate means for personal development and independent work.


DS Automotion
Pioneering role: start of AGV activities in the automotive industry within voestalpine AG
Expansion of the AGV business beyond the borders of the automotive industry, change of name to TMS VA TECH AG
Change of ownership to the large VINCI group in France
VINCI spins off its AGV business into the subsidiary TMS Automotion GmbH
Change of ownership to HK Automotion in Austria as part of a management buy-out
TMS Automotion becomes DS Automotion GmbH, establishment of a French subsidiary in Toulon
Establishment of an American subsidiary in Michigan, US, launch of Sally AGVs as first foray into the AMR market
DS Automotion cooperates with SSI Schäfer Group to jointly expand the AGV future market intralogistics, DS NAVIOS is introduced as master control software
DS Automotion celebrates 35 years and launches the Amadeus family: Forklift born driverless
Together with the VDMA, the VDA 5050 interface is being developed and is being used for the first time in the automotive industry.
With the Arny family, the category of counterbalanced trucks is successfully continued
Developments in the areas of AMR, 5G, plannable autonomy, sensor technology with IO Link and others are brought to market maturity, evolution of the Arcos software
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DS Automotion has been developing and producing driverless transport systems for almost 40 years. Our team works enthusiastically on new solutions and innovations for the future.

Wolfgang Hillinger | DS AUTOMOTION

Wolfgang Hillinger


As an innovative technology company, we rely on having the essential technologies, such as navigation and control software, as core competencies in-house.

Manfred Hummenberger | DS AUTOMOTION

Manfred Hummenberger

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