OTTO Lifter Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2023 International Business Awards®

Aug 14, 2023

OTTO 600 Autonomous Mobile Robot

Autonomous Mobile Robot Recognized in the Manufacturing Solution Category as the World’s Smartest Autonomous Forklift

Kitchener, ON — August 14, 2023 — OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), today announced that their autonomous forklift, OTTO Lifter, has been recognized as the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Manufacturing Solution category in The 20th Annual International Business Awards®.

OTTO Lifter, the world’s smartest autonomous forklift, was awarded for its advancement in autonomous material handling solutions, addressing the challenges of labor shortages, safety, and productivity in manufacturing and warehouse facilities worldwide. 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. Stevie Award judges commended the solution for its “remarkable innovation, safety, and market performance.” OTTO Lifter was also recently named the SupplyTech Breakthrough Material Handling Solution of the Year as well. 

“OTTO Lifter was only introduced to the manufacturing industry last year, but it is already transforming and unlocking new material handling workflows, solving top challenges for manufacturers worldwide, and winning prestigious awards,” said Jay Judkowitz, Vice President of Product at OTTO Motors. “We are honored that our autonomous forklift was recognized for its outstanding performance with a Gold Stevie Award.” 

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program, recognizing high-achieving organizations and executives from around the world. With more than 3,700 nominations across organizations in over 60 countries, Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 230 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process in June and July. 

“Nominations to the IBAs get better every year, and this year’s class of Stevie winners is the most impressive yet,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Miller. “The winners have demonstrated that their organizations have set and achieved lofty goals. We congratulate them on their recognized achievements, and look forward to celebrating them on stage in Rome on 13 October.”

For more information on OTTO Lifter, the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Manufacturing Solution category, 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 the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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