Duty-free and travel retailer Gebr. Heinemann and EK Automation claim to have introduced the first driverless transport system at an airport.
Automated ground vehicles (AGVs) supply two joint venture shops run by Heinemann at Oslo Gardermoen in Norway.
The bespoke system for Oslo cost about USD1.13 million. It was developed by the industrial engineering team at Gebr. Heinemann Logistics, together with EK Automation.
AGV specialist EK configured forklifts for the system, while Heinemann handled the concept planning and steering, navigation, and safety software required to create a secured automated ground vehicle (SAGV).
SAGVs enable large volumes of goods to be delivered over long distances to the stores.