Research Halls and Laboratories

Its research halls, test centres and laboratories provide the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML with equipment for logistics research that is unique in Europe. From packaging tests through trials of the most diverse identification technologies in the most varied environments to research on swarm intelligence, our facilities make (almost) anything possible. This includes your own participation, so that you can have your own packaging examined by our experts, come by yourself  and test various identification technologies for your application together with our scientists, or watch research work on the logistics of the future.


Autonomous Identification: openID Center

An open platform with the aim of researching logistics software and auto-identification systems.

Packaging Laboratory

Laboratory for examining loading units, large load carriers, transport packaging and pallets

Swarm Intelligence: LivingLab Cellular Transport Systems

“Swarm intelligence” for logistics. The aim is to design supply chains in a more energy-efficient way and be able to react more flexibly to unforeseen occurrences.