OTTO Lifter Wins Gold Stevie Award for Manufacturing in 2023 International Business Awards

OTTO Motors said its autonomous mobile robot is 'the world's smartest autonomous forklift.'

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OTTO Motors celebrated its Stevie Award win for the OTTO Lifter.
OTTO Lifter, which was released in 2022, has been recognized for its innovation, safety, and performance, noted OTTO Motors.

OTTO Motors today announced that its OTTO Lifter has been recognized with a Gold Stevie Award in the Manufacturing Solution category in the 20th Annual International Business Awards. The company said its autonomous forklift address the challenges of labor shortages, safety, and productivity in warehouses and manufacturing facilities worldwide.

“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,” stated 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.”

A division of Clearpath Robotics, OTTO Motors provides autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for materials handling. The Kitchener, Ontario-based company said it has more than 4 million hours of driving experience, and its customers include Fortune 500 companies and globally recognized brands including GE and Toyota. It was also named in Fast Company’s 2023 list of “Most Innovative Companies.”

IBAs recognize OTTO Lifter

OTTO Motors said its autonomous forklift is built on its 14 years of experience. OTTO Lifter navigates traffic and obstacles, predictably and precisely delivering materials to the right place at the right time, said the company.

Stevie Award judges commended the system for its “remarkable innovation, safety, and market performance.” OTTO Lifter was also recently named the SupplyTech Breakthrough Material Handling Solution of the Year.

“Nominations to the IBAs [International Business Awards] get better every year, and this year’s class of Stevie winners is the most impressive yet,” said Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards. “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.”

About the Stevie Awards

The International Business Awards recognize 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.

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 total of 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.

OTTO Motors announced its AMR "dream team" in March 2023.

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OTTO Motors celebrated its Stevie Award win for the OTTO Lifter.

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