JBT to Introduce New AGV at LogiMAT 2019

LEICESTER, UK Nov. 19, 2018 — JBT, the global designer and manufacturer of automatic guided vehicle systems (AGVs), is introducing a new forkover-style AGV specifically designed for the European market at LogiMAT 2019.

The new forkover features a streamlined design, and an extra 500 kilograms of load capacity in a reduced footprint that will allow it to operate safely in tighter spaces. The forkover joins a new reach AGV, an expanded line of counterbalance units, outdoor AGVs and a freezer-rated vehicle, as part of JBT’s standard line of AGVs that serve the European market. With this new design, JBT adds to its growing family of AGV products made specifically for Europe.

“At JBT we already have quite a wide range of standard AGVs,” says Mark Stevenson, JBT’s Sales Director for AGVs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “We’re really pleased with this new model because it responds directly to our customers’ needs for a smaller footprint AGV with the rugged, heavy and palletised load-handling capabilities that we’re known for in the market.”

He continues, “It expands upon our already extensive lineup of purpose-built AGVs for the EU. We are dedicated to the European market and have designed, built and will service this product, along with our other AGVs and software, right here in Europe. This newest AGV in our line, alongside our counterbalance units, our freezer vehicle, our reach truck, our outdoor AGVs and our trailer loading solutions, means that we can better serve our customers with the right product for the right applications as they work to meet their business goals in an Industrie 4.0 world.”

JBT has been designing and manufacturing AGVs for over 25 years. Under Stevenson’s leadership, the company has expanded its operations globally.

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About JBT: Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems


JBT is a leading global supplier of automatic guided vehicle (AGV) systems, which provide safe, unmanned movement of raw materials, work-in-process, finished goods and waste in manufacturing and warehousing sites. AGVs often resemble a manual fork lift truck but operate automatically without a driver. The systems use flexible user-friendly software to reduce costs and optimise deliveries and traffic control. The systems are scalable and able to adapt to facility changes. The European headquarters for JBT’s AGV business is in Leicester, U.K.