Topper Industrial and Vecna Robotics Partner to Pull Fork Truck Free and Lean Initiatives into the Future

STURTEVANT, WI - Topper Industrial, a leading manufacturer in fork truck free cart delivery equipment and material handling solutions, announced a partnership today with Vecna Robotics, a recognized leader in next-generation robotics and autonomous fleet vehicles. Together, the two companies bundle and offer the most advanced and cost-effective tugger with the most reputable and innovative cart delivery solutions.

Ryan Brown, President of Topper Industrial stated, “Topper is proud to have a strong complimentary partner in automation with twenty years of experience developing advanced technologies and has brought vast improvements to tuggers and the automated guided vehicle (AGV) market. By using Vecna Robotics’ autonomous RT4500 tugger and Topper Industrial’s various cart delivery solutions, companies spanning multiple markets will reap an array of benefits that are achieved when implementing a tugger and cart delivery system.”

Topper Industrial’s ability to engineer and design various industrial carts specific to a company’s everchanging and unique needs is crucial for developing the right material flow for individual companies. “We are able to create a flow in which the right part gets to the right place at the right time in the right quantity,” Brown said. “In order to keep a cart delivery system in movement, a quality tugger or AGV must be a part of that system. Vecna Robotics’ RT4500 is very well-suited to deliver the reliability needed to maintain that flow.”

John Hayes, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Vecna Robotics is encouraged about the new partnership. Hayes shared, “Topper can create effective material flow by utilizing custom built carts that meet very specific needs. Vecna’s tugger easily handles up to 4500kg, operating in autonomous mode or manually with the flip of a switch. It is very versatile machinery and together with Topper carts, creates the best custom material flow for companies seeking best-in-class solutions.” The RT4500kg autonomous tugger is built to maximize productivity by automating point-to-point transportation of large payloads using cart delivery.

Topper Industrial will exhibit at MODEX in Atlanta, GA from April 9-12, 2018 at booth B4475. Vecna will exhibit at MODEX at booth B4987.


For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, ( based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company’s product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper’s material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.

Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Call 800-529-0909.

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