Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics

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 next chapter of digitalization in logistics

Open Logistics Foundation established


TULIPS - 24 million Euros from the EU

DemonsTrating lower pollUting soLutions for sustaInable airPorts acrosS Europe


7 million Euros for new BMVI project

Digital Test Field Air Cargo to digitalize air freight


The impact of Silicon Economy

Open Source and Open Ideation are to take logistics in Europe to the next level


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.