OTTO Lifter Named Material Handling Solution of the Year

OTTO Motors

Autonomous Mobile Robot Recognized as a Leading Supply Chain Technology for 2023

Kitchener, ON — June 15, 2023 — OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), today announced that their autonomous forklift, OTTO Lifter, has been recognized as the SupplyTech Breakthrough Material Handling Solution of the Year. This award recognizes the world’s best supply chain products and technologies that are breaking through in a crowded market. 

Among over 1,400 nominations, OTTO Lifter was selected as the Material Handling Solution of the Year for its innovative and unique approach to automating manual pallet transport workflows. Built on OTTO Motors’ fourteen years of industry-leading robotics experience and over four million production hours, OTTO Lifter seamlessly navigates traffic and obstacles, predictably and precisely delivering materials to the right place at the right time. With a payload capacity of 1,200 kg, the innovative autonomous forklift optimizes productivity for warehouses by maximizing speed without compromising safety, resulting in faster mission completion times and the highest customer ROI.

“We only launched OTTO Lifter a little over a year ago in March 2022 to unlock new pallet transport workflows for the manufacturing industry,” said Jay Judkowitz, Vice President of Product at OTTO Motors. “OTTO Lifter was built to address two key material handling challenges: labor shortages and workplace safety. After only a year, the autonomous forklift is already rising to these challenges as the most productive, safe solution on the market, and we are honored that it has been recognized as 2023’s Material Handling Solution of the Year.”

Supplytech Breakthrough honors the creativity, hard work and success of companies, technologies and products within the supply chain and logistics sectors. The nominations are judged for innovation, performance, functionality, value, impact and ease of use. Winners, like OTTO Lifter, are selected because they are innovative solutions that address a true need, solve a complex or critical problem, and seize an opportunity to revolutionize a new market or industry.

For more information on OTTO Lifter, 2023’s Material Handling Solution of the Year, visit

About OTTO Motors

OTTO Motors provides autonomous mobile robots for material handling inside manufacturing facilities and warehouses. With over four million hours of driving experience, OTTO is trusted for mission-critical deliveries in the most demanding of industrial environments. The leading AMR provider was recently recognized as a top 10 global robotics provider, named to Fast Company’s 2023 list of Most Innovative Companies. Seventy percent of OTTO’s customers are Fortune 500 companies and include some of the world’s most recognized brands, including GE and Toyota. For more information, visit

About SupplyTech Breakthrough

Part of the Tech Breakthrough organization, a leading global provider of market intelligence and recognition platforms for technology innovation and leadership, the SupplyTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring innovation and market disruption in supply chain & logistics technologies, services, companies and products around the world. The annual SupplyTech Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of SupplyTech companies and products in categories including Inventory Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Transportation Management, Material Handling, IoT and Robotics, and more. For more information visit

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