Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML

Plan logistics – guarantee mobility – design the future

Logistics consulting by specialists: Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics advises companies of all industries and sizes in all questions about material flow and logistics. For our customers we offer widespread services:

As consultants we support in fulfilling new tasks and meeting requirements, as researchers we work out new solutions together with our customers, as planners we help to optimize the internal and external logistics and as developers we realize solutions in soft- and hardware. In the process, Fraunhofer IML focuses on company-specific, made-to-measure solutions and accompanies its customers from planning to implementation.




DTAC consortium demonstrates AI and autonomous robots at Munich Airport

»Digital Testbed Air Cargo« takes air cargo handling to the next level


Alice Kirchheim succeeds Michael ten Hompel

Prof. Alice Kirchheim becomes new institute director at Fraunhofer IML



Pallet Flow and Pallet Shuttle Rack Systems


Forest protection/supply chains

Open source technologies for deforestation-free supply chains


Newsletter “logistics ahead”

The international newsletter of Fraunhofer IML “logistics ahead” updates about news of the institute as well as current research results.



Find more international news of Fraunhofer IML in the archive.

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International Activities

“A strong international network with excellent partners has the potential to boost innovation in logistics.”

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel, Managing Director at Fraunhofer IML



With large-scale research projects and initiatives with different orientations, Fraunhofer IML bundles numerous competencies in one place – and thus covers the entire innovation chain from basic research to the market launch of products.