Started the sales of unmanned forklift CarriRo® Fork

-Easy operation and reasonable unmanned pallet transportation. Shipment starts in December-
-First collaboration demonstration in Shinagawa Briefing Session on November 5th & 6th-

Unmanned forklift CarriRo® Fork

We, ZMP Inc. in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (CEO, Hisashi Taniguchi) have been selling the logistics support robot CarriRo® series since 2016. So far, we have promoted automation and efficiency while introducing it to a wide range of sites such as logistics warehouses, logistics centers, factories, hotels and home centers. As a new product lineup of CarriRo®, a logistics support robot, the unmanned forklift CarriRo® Fork, which utilizes Autonomous driving technology is added.

In logistics warehouses and factories, the labor shortage of cargo handling is a pressing issue. Especially, work for loading and unloading luggage and parts with a forklift and transporting them requires skill training and sufficient practical experience. Therefore, it is getting difficult to secure the staff. In addition, forklifts often collaborate in areas where people work directly, and there is a problem that even experienced people have many accidents.

Therefore, ZMP will start to provide the unmanned forklift CarriRo® Fork that can operate the forklift easily, safely and efficiently, even if there is no worker with special skills, by realizing the cargo handling work by forklift automatically. CarriRo® Fork is characterized by a simple setup that can be realized in a few days from pre-work area mapping to operation. While monitoring obstacles in the vicinity, it stops in response to obstacles in the direction of travel, and automatically restarts when obstacles are removed.

CarriRo® Fork can be introduced in the following flow.
① Confirmation of how to apply to the area environment and business that is being considered for use
② Preparation of infrastructure facilities required for operation
③ Mapping work and business scenario setup
④ Operation Lecture

By combining CarriRo® AD+ (pallet loading type) and CarriRo® Fork, which can transport pallets up to 600 kg, the introduction of multiple unmanned forklifts greatly reduces the cost of introduction and realizes unmanned pallet transport.

Linkage between CarriRo® AD + and CarriRo® Fork

CarriRo® Fork will begin shipping in 2019.
ZMP will continue to expand the functions and product lineup of CarriRo® Fork based on the development of autonomous movement technology such as autonomous taxis and buses and the development of the logistics support robot CarriRo® series.

CarriRo® Fork will be exhibited at the CarriRo® nationwide briefing sessions to be held in Shinagawa on November 5th and 6th. In addition, an unmanned solution for pallet transport will be exhibited through a demonstration of cooperation with CarriRo® AD + (pallet loading type).

[Overview of nationwide briefing session (Tokyo area)]

Date: November 5th (Tue) to 6th (Wed), 2019
* Time: ①from 9: 30 ②from 11: 30 ③from 14: 00 ④from 16: 00
Venue: Near Shinagawa Seaside Station. Details shall be informed soon.
Participation application page:​ ​

[CarriRo® Fork product page]

[CarriRo® Fork basic specifications]

Body dimensions
Length 1950 x Width 800 x Height 1915 (mm)
Forklift type
Walkie type
1000kg ~ 1600kg
Maximum speed
5.4km/h without load, 3.6km/h with load
Movement accuracy / Stop accuracy
± 10mm / ± 10mm
Vehicle weight
1000 kg
Safety function
Laser detection, infrared sensor detection, bumper sensor, etc.

【CarriRo® Fork Price】
5-year lease (main unit price): Over 282,000 JPY per month (excluding tax)
* We opt to offer the purchase option. Prices may change without prior notice.

【Logistics Support robot CarriRo®】

The logistics support robot CarriRo® is a product developed by applying ZMP's Autonomous driving technology represented by the service demonstration of the Automatic taxi® that ZMP is working on. In the logistics industry, where there is a rapid labor shortage due to the declining birthrate and aging population, CarriRo® sales are being carried out for the purpose of saving labor and increasing efficiency in the logistics industry. Since the start of sales, it has been installed for more than 140 users, and with new added value through autonomous movement, it has been introduced in various fields, including logistics bases and factories, and the service industry such as hotels.

[Press Release Article]
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