Dongfeng Motor Corporation Transforms Automotive Production with ForwardX Autonomous Mobile Robots

In response to the rapid evolution of the global automotive industry, this strategic initiative positions Dongfeng at the forefront with bold vision and decisive action.

BEIJING, June 20, 2024 -- Dongfeng Motor Corporation, a pioneering force in China's automotive sector, has revolutionized its production processes with the integration of ForwardX's cutting-edge Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). In response to the rapid evolution of the global automotive industry, this strategic initiative positions Dongfeng at the forefront with bold vision and decisive action.


As a pivotal player in automotive innovation, Dongfeng has successfully established a robust infrastructure for independent new energy vehicles and strategically allocated core resources. In recent years, the increasing demand has exposed limitations in traditional manual operations within automotive welding workshop logistics. This reliance has hindered information flow and dampened inventory management efficiency, prompting the need for progressive solutions.

To address these challenges, Dongfeng has adopted ForwardX's Max and Flex series of AMRs, now operational across a vast area exceeding 23,000 square meters. These AMRs facilitate proactive and efficient material replenishment, seamlessly collaborating with factory personnel under stringent safety protocols and employing advanced obstacle avoidance technologies. Their proficiency in executing Just-In-Time (JIT) processes significantly enhances transport efficiency, enabling agile responses to dynamic customer demands.

The AMRs excel in navigating automatic doors with precision, ensuring uninterrupted production line operations by delivering parts accurately to designated locations. Their exceptional stability extends to semi-outdoor preparation areas, adeptly adapting to diverse ground conditions, light intensities, and temperature variations. This adaptability makes them ideally suited to modern factory logistics environments, elevating operational efficiency and reliability.

The integration of ForwardX's technology represents a landmark achievement for Dongfeng Motor Corporation, underscoring its commitment to sustainable practices and circular economy principles in manufacturing. By achieving full-process automation in component distribution and ensuring stable operations, Dongfeng and ForwardX are spearheading high-efficiency production while promoting the harmonious coexistence of automotive innovation and environmental stewardship.

About Dongfeng Motor Corporation

Dongfeng Motor Corporation Limited is a significant backbone of China's automotive industry. Its predecessor, the Second Automobile Manufacturing Plant, was established in 1969. The company offers products such as auto engines, vehicle manufacturing equipment, auto parts and components, heavy duty trucks, medium trucks, light trucks, mini trucks, busses, sedans cars, multi-purpose vehicle, and sport utility vehicles, among others. It offers import and export of vehicles and equipment, finance, and sales of vehicles. The company also offers consultation and services of vehicle purchase. It operates its manufacturing facilities in Xiangyang, Shiyan, Wuhan and Guangzhou. DFM is headquartered in Wuhan, Hubei, China. It currently has total assets of 499.3 billion yuan and employs 127,000 people, ranked 188nd in the world's top 500. It has sold over 1,200,000 vehicles overseas, with its products sold in over 100 countries.

About ForwardX Robotics

ForwardX Robotics is a global leader in vision-based AMR technology, delivering innovative end-to-end material handling solutions for warehousing and manufacturing facilities. With its advanced fleet management software and the widest range of vision-first Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), ForwardX Robotics helps businesses achieve higher performance and value within their supply chain operations.

ForwardX has deployed over 3,000 AMRs in over 220 facilities across 5 continents. With offices in the US, Japan, Korea, and China along with partnerships around the globe, ForwardX is expanding and applying its proven solutions to empower the workforce of tomorrow.

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