Founded in 2005 by two robotics engineers, Balyo designs develops and markets highly innovative material handling robots. Using our unique navigation technology, Balyo transforms standard forklift trucks into smart, autonomous robots, capable of working in conjunction with humans.
Our technological breakthrough introduced by Balyo enables robot fleets to navigate warehouses or factories with no added infrastructure. Unlike automatic trucks or conventional AGVs, models equipped with Balyo require no ground lines or reflectors for orientation.
Available since 2012, Driven by Balyo navigation technology relies on the recognition of the existing fixtures in an environment: walls, columns, and racks, to enable the trucks to self-locate in real time. The flexibility of this system responds directly to new logistics requirements, which must continuously adapt and develop according to demand.
In 2015, the company signed a partnership with the European leader in material handling, Linde Material Handling, to jointly develop and market a unique range of smart robots. To build on this success, in 2016, Balyo signed a second partnership with the American specialist in material handling, Hyster-Yale Group, to boost growth in the Americas.
With more than 90 employees, Balyo is stepping up its international development, with offices in China, Singapore, and Australia. Balyo’s production units in Paris, Boston, and Xiamen make it a global company, just like its clients.