Supply chain start-up in spotlight: doks. innovation

doks. innovation

The German start-up called doks. innovation GmbH was co-founded in Dortmund in 2017 by Benjamin Federmann (CEO), Quang Hien Mike Becker (Senior Software Developer), Martin Fiedler (Senior Software Developer) and Martin Lang (Senior Engineer), some of whom have a background at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML.

Within just a few months of launch, the provider of drone and sensor technology for the logistics, manufacturing and automotive sectors had landed contracts with a range of companies, and its customer portfolio now includes the likes of Kuehne + Nagel, Rigterink, Volkswagen, Daimler, Rhenus, LGI and Henkel.

Doks. innovation is focused on offering a combination of intelligent flying robots (UAVs or ‘drones’), multi-sensor packages, data analytics and visualization to create a ‘digital twin’ of warehouses and stock areas in real time. Its overarching goal is to help customers with the digital transformation of their internal processes so they can benefit from greater transparency, accuracy and efficiency.

Four products

The current portfolio of doks. innovation comprises four products: inventAIRy, which is a complete ecosystem for automated stock-taking and inventory management indoors based on smart multi-sensors and drones; summAIRy, which performs automated airborne inventory counts for large industrial areas and production areas; adamONE, which is a multi-sensor platform for mobile data acquisition in industrial environments; and delivAIRy, which is a patented flying drone transport solution.

The company has so far received €1.15 million in capital from three investors to support further growth, and it currently employs 14 people across its offices in Kassel as well as in Dortmund and Hamburg in the Digital Hub Logistics.