fruitcore robotics The Digital Robot Platform.

Economical. Flexible. Efficient.

Driven by a shared passion for technology, we strive to rewrite the history of industrial automation from the ground up.

fruitcore robotics-Managing Directors Patrick Heimburger (left) and Jens Riegger Kopie

Our mission

With our Digital Robot Platform, we at fruitcore robotics offer you all the building blocks for the optimal automation of your production - from project planning to ongoing operation: Economical. Flexible. Efficient.

At the heart of our platform are the industrial robots HORST, developed in-house and optimized using AI. Our Digital Robot Platform also includes central AI-supported control software for the rapid implementation of simple and complex applications, pre-configured automation modules and comprehensive support services.

Our robot systems are made in Germany and include numerous patented innovations, above all the robot gearbox invented by fruitcore robotics.

With our Digital Robot Platform, you can automate numerous industrial applicatioins more easily. These includes camera-based quality inspection, machine loading and unloading, dosing and gluing, flexible parts separation and pick and place processes.

Our goal is to provide you with the best return-on-investment on the robotics market.


Our vision

With our shared passion for technology, we want to redefine the world of intelligent industrial robots and industrial automation. In this way, we buy you time to shape your future and the future of your company. We are ambitious and consistent when it comes to pursuing this goal. We want to improve daily life and work, transforming it for the long term. Strive to reach new heights in industrial automation and redesign the industry together with us.

> €40 million
Investment volume
> 20,000
Robot hours/ day
> 70
partners in Europe
members of staff

Your user experience is our top priority: Contact us

In everything we do, your experience and your user experience with our intelligent industrial robots and automation solutions is paramount. By engaging closely with our customers and partners about their requirements, we can offer you an exceptional user experience with our robot hardware, software and digital services. Contact us and find out how you can benefit too!

Become our partner

Take advantage of the exclusive benefits of being a fruitcore robotics partner now:



Get your automation project off to a quick start as our software is incredibly easy to program and operate.


Benefit from mutual sales and marketing activities, both digitally and on-site.


Provide your customers with first-class automation solutions and services, tailored to their needs on request.


Take advantage of our free training and support and access to our extensive resources.


Win your customers over with a unique return-on-investment.

Milestones with HORST: the history of fruitcore robotics

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October 2016: first version of the industrial robot HORST900
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May 2017: company founded and HORST sees increasing use in various sectors
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June 2021: HORST600 product launch
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July 2021: IIoT platform horstCOSMOS goes online
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August 2021: HORST1400 product launch
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October 2021: 17 million Euros from Series A financing
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June 2022: launch of the digital training platform
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December 2022: 23 million Euros from Series B financing
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February 2023: HORST1000 product launch
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March 2024: Presentation of the new generation of digital robots with HORST1500
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Our founders, managing directors and locations


The founders of fruitcore robotics (from left to right): Jens Riegger, Tim Schmiedl, Tobias Kuentzle, Manuel Frey and Patrick Heimburger

The management team at fruitcore robotics (from left to right): Patrick Heimburger (CRO) and Jens Riegger (CEO)

fruitcore robotics-Managing Directors Patrick Heimburger (left) and Jens Riegger Kopie

Our production site in Villingen: Digital Robot HORST - Made in Germany

Contact information for fruitcore robotics

1) Head office in Constance
    Macairestr. 3
    78467 Konstanz
    +49 (0)7531 976 240


2) Production site in Villingen
    Am Krebsgraben 15
    78048 Villingen-Schwenningen
    Rampe 8.1

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