HOUSTON (Sept. 18, 2023) – German intralogistics pioneer Jungheinrich and Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas (Logisnext), a leading North American provider and manufacturer of material handling and innovative automation and fleet solutions, announced today the successful launch of Rocrich AGV Solutions (Rocrich).
Marking a significant milestone following the initial joint venture plans announced in June, this collaborative effort strengthens and expands on Jungheinrich’s and Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas’ existing partnership with over 570 Logisnext dealer locations across North America. Rocrich offers proven mobile automation solutions for warehouses, production facilities and the industry’s best service promise with leading local and regional coverage.
Through Rocrich, customers and industry partners now have access to a comprehensive suite of mobile automation and robotics solutions – spanning all major customer use cases from standard to special purpose AGVs and automated forklifts. This strategic offering within the North American market further builds upon Rocrich’s ability to harness Rocla’s and Jungheinrich’s global industry-leading knowledge and expertise in automation – with a continuous stream of innovative products expected in the future.
“Today marks an exciting achievement as our strategic vision becomes a reality, launching Rocrich into its operational journey,” said Brian Spradlin, President of Rocrich. “This moment highlights our dedication and drive to reshape the material handling industry through innovative mobile automation solutions.”
In line with Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas’ and Jungheinrich’s commitment to drive next-generation logistics solutions, Rocrich will ramp-up operations starting this month. Rocrich anticipates adding significant increases in employees across sales, commissioning, installation and aftersales to further enhance the workforce and meet the growing demands of operation.
Rocrich will be located at Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas’ headquarters in Houston, TX, with a dedicated team of professionals based in Marengo, IL, to ensure efficient and effective operations. Rocrich’s operations are also supported by Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas’ established dealer network throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
To learn more about the joint venture operations and its mobile automation solutions and business plans, please visit rocrich.com.
About Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas
Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Inc., and its group companies have helped customers Move The World Forward for more than 100 years. A technology-driven manufacturer, Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas offers scalable solutions from material handling to automation and extensive fleet support. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, its complete portfolio of advanced solutions spans across five leading brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat® lift trucks, Rocla AGV Solutions, UniCarriers® Forklifts and Jungheinrich® warehouse and automation products. Rocla AGV Solutions is part of Mitsubishi Logisnext group, based in Järvenpää, Finland, which operates globally with a highly skilled staff, drawing on over 40 years of experience since 1982. All products are backed by an extensive dealer network offering industry-leading customer service and product support. Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Logisnext Co. Ltd. For more information, visit www.LogisnextAmericas.com.
As one of the world’s leading providers of intralogistics solutions, Jungheinrich has been advancing the development of innovative and sustainable products and solutions for material flows for 70 years. As a pioneer in the sector, the listed family business is committed to creating the warehouse of the future. In the 2022 financial year, Jungheinrich and its workforce of around 20,000 employees generated revenue of €4.76 billion. The global network comprises 12 production plants and service and sales companies in 42 countries. The share is listed on the MDAX.