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26 July 2023

FlexQube is granted patent in Europe for the innovative AMR system

Today, July 26, FlexQubes patent application regarding its unique AMR system (” Autonomous Mobile Robot”), FlexQube Navigator, was granted by the European Patent Office. The grant is for EU/EES, Turkey and United Kingdom. The granted patent will be valid until 2041. The patent is part of FlexQube’s continuously strategy to protect its developed technologies, and corresponding patent is expected to be granted in the USA in the near future. Corresponding patent applications is also being evaluated by patent offices in South Korea, Japan, China, Canada, and India.

The CTO of FlexQube, Per Augustsson, comments:

“This is very good news for FlexQube, because the patent will protect our innovative AMR system that has been developed over the past three years. The AMR system includes an autonomous robot, the FlexQube Navigator, and motorized carts designed with FlexQube’s patented building block system. The patent refers to the technology of lifting the AMR from the ground while it is coupled to a motorized FlexQube cart, enabled by a smart coupling interface, creating a combined AMR system.

The smart and standardized coupling interface between the AMR and the motorized cart, including lifting the AMR from the ground, gives outstanding level of safety and flexibility that enables only one standardized AMR to transport carts with a large variation in size and payload capacity. This gives companies, with a great need to move carts with different size and shape, unique opportunities to implement automated material handling in a safe and efficient way. The standardized coupling also adds the opportunity for FlexQube to increase sales and generate recurring license revenues, by establishing partnerships with companies that wants to develop user case specific applications that are compatible with the FlexQube Navigator.

At the moment, the AMR system is used at one of the world’s largest car manufacturers, who conduct a pilot with the patented technology. The certification of the product will be completed during the third quarter, and the order book for the product has recently opened.”

The global market for automated material handling robots was valued at approximately 2 billion USD in 2022, and is projected to reach approximately 10 billion USD by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 17.9 percent (https://www.agvnetwork.com/amr-market-size).

The grant is evidence that the modular strategy of FlexQube is very innovative on a market that is expected to grow significant in the coming years.

About FlexQube

FlexQube is a technology company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden with subsidiaries in USA, Mexico, Germany and England. FlexQube offers solutions for cart-based material handling using a patented modular concept. FlexQube develops and designs customized solutions for both robotic and mechanical cart logistics. Through the own developed and unique automation concept FlexQube can offer robust and self-driving robotic carts. FlexQube has more than 1000 customers in 37 countries with primary markets being North America and Europe.

FlexQube’s customers can be found within the manufacturing industry, distribution- and warehousing. We represent some of the most successful companies in the world with a significant share being represented on the Fortune 500 list. These companies exist within automotive, electric vehicle manufacturing, online retail, heavy-duty trucks, industrial automation and retail logistics.

For more information, contact the CEO, Mårten Frostne


+46 72-155 19 37

The share (FLEXQ) is traded on Nasdaq First North. FNCA Sweden AB, telephone +46 8-528 00 399, is the Company's Certified Adviser. Read more at www.flexqube.com