Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics

Biointelligent Systems

“Nature never thought of introducing a central computer.” - Interview with Prof. Michael ten Hompel

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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.




The aim of the project is to digitise intralogistics automation in factories

L4MS - Logistics for Manufacturing SMEs


Innovation Lab Hybrid Services in Logistics

Research live: from the lab to the »working world of the future«


Start-up NautilusLog develops Logbook 4.0

»The digitalisation of the maritime economy requires a good network«


Impetus from universities and research

Summer school offers companies »subject matter for visionary projects«


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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The Social Networked Industry

Find out more about our picture of the future and the possibilities of human-machine interaction.


International Activities

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

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