The Bolzoni Group supporting LGV applications for consumer goods logistics

- 9 Feb 2023 ( #1114 )
2 min read

Automation solutions applied to the material handling world are continuously evolving. Automated Guided Vehicles are included in this change and represent the new challenge for forklift truck and attachment manufacturers today. 

Fully electric driven fork positioner for AGV, operated by electric actuators, to position forks to handle different pallet sizes.
Fully electric driven fork positioner for AGV, operated by electric actuators, to position forks to handle different pallet sizes.

One of the business more affected by the automation is for sure the consumer goods warehousing and logistics. “The digitization of the supply chain enables companies to address the new requirements of customers, the challenges on the supply side, and the remaining expectations in efficiency improvement. Digitization leads to a Supply Chain 4.0, which becomes faster, more flexible, more efficient.” (source

As strategic choice to support facilities implementing the Logistic 4.0 philosophy, AGV solutions integrally fit in this project mainframe and can become a key tool to develop innovative digital processes.

Fully connected with the AGV control system

Plug & play: all sensors and wiring are already included in the supply.
Plug & play: all sensors and wiring are already included in the supply.

The latest technology development in Bolzoni has been to design and manufacture fully electric driven attachments. The possibility to avoid any hydraulics has multiple benefits: cleaner environment for food and beverage applications, better and more efficient connection with the AGV control system, more precise, reliable and repetitive movement and correct positioning of the different attachment operations. When the AGV needs to position the forks for different pallet sizes, it can use an electric driven fork positioner, operated by electric actuators, easy to control and more precise in positioning. 

For a worldwide leading company in consumer goods production, sales and distribution the Bolzoni Group has developed a dedicated electric operated integral mounting fork positioner in cooperation with an important American AGV manufacturer. The electric fork positioner is equipped with sensors able to detect environment information and to communicate with the AGV controlling system in order to grant safe and efficient handling operation. The fork positioners equip a large fleet of machine to run the logistics in the customer operations.

Increase speed in narrow aisle 

Electric driven trilateral head used on AGVs in narrow aisle.
Electric driven trilateral head used on AGVs in narrow aisle.

Many consumer goods logistic operators are now investing in automated warehousing systems, using narrow aisle AGVs equipped with electric driven Bolzoni trilateral head. Beyond the possibility to avoid hydraulic fluid in the handling equipment, the electric driven movements increase speed and safety of the operations, therefore the productivity of the warehousing system.

Luigi Rebecchi, AGV Product Manager inside the Bolzoni Group.
Luigi Rebecchi, AGV Product Manager inside the Bolzoni Group.


To offer the best tools for improving customer processes, AGV solution providers can rely on the cooperation with Bolzoni.

For more information about Automation Solutions for AGV contact: Luigi Rebecchi, AGV Product Manager inside the Bolzoni Group. 

Ask him about our references and solutions implemented together with AGV Manufacturers. 

For more information on Bolzoni products, please visit our website and contact us, or contact the nearest Bolzoni Auramo Meyer representative.


Bolzoni, Auramo and Meyer are Bolzoni Group brands.

The Bolzoni Group is a market leader in the production of forklift truck attachments, forks and lift tables. The company has manufacturing plants in Italy, Germany, Finland, America and China and through its network of direct branches and independent dealers covering all continents it is able to satisfy all market requirements.

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