Geschäftsführer Patrick Heimburger und Jens Riegger mit Roboter
Our Vision

fruiturize your business


We take robotics to a new level with HORST Digital Robots – the optimal combination of powerful, affordable hardware, easy-to-use operating software, and IIoT platform. Ideal for smart production in any industry. Economical and future-proof.

Our Digital Robots make workplaces more ergonomic, convenient, and efficient. Fully integrated into systems and special machines or individual applications, HORST generates added value for customers – regardless of the company size.

We meet our customers and partners at eye level and focus on collaboration and transparency. We are now realizing the first automation ecosystem as part of our vision of an open IIoT world for all manufacturers and partners. And we will continue to be resourceful to help companies become completely smart in the future.

That is why our motto is also a good tip: »fruiturize your business«.


About Us
The Robotics Innovators

fruitcore robotics, based in Constance at Lake Constance, was founded in 2017 and currently employs around 100 people. We focus on the development, production, and marketing of technically outstanding and easy-to-use Digital Robots to facilitate automation for companies of all sizes.

The modular portfolio includes Digital Robot HORST in different payload and range categories, developed and built in Germany, the intuitive horstFX software, the IIoT platform, and intelligent features such as camera recognition and plug & play solutions including grippers.

Our Milestones
The fruitcore robotics Story

MAY 2016

Receiving the EXIST Start-up grant for high-tech start-up projects.

MAY 2017

Company start-up: fruitcore GmbH is launching.

SEP 2017

Award: Winning the Weconomy competition. fruitcore is among the most innovative high-tech start-ups in Germany.

OCT 2018

Product launch: HORST900 is now available in the DACH region.

MAY 2020

Covid-19 is changing the business world: New applications emerge and the online sales channel becomes more significant. HORST600 is the ideal addition to the product family.

JUN 2020

Award: Winner of Best of Industry Award 2020 in the robotics category.

JUL 2020

fruitcore robotics expands its capacities with a new production site in Villingen-Schwenningen.

SEP 2020

Digital features and communication of the robots are extended by the introduction of the horstCOSMOS IoT platform.

MAY 2021

Award: fruitcore robotics wins the German Innovation Award in the category "Excellence in Business to Business - Machines & Engineering". Launch of HORST1400: The largest and most powerful robot of the HORST family is launched.

OCT 2021

Good news: 17 million euros growth capital for fruitcore robotics with new investors UVC Partners, btov Partners, and Constantia New Business.

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Driving digitization and automation with HORST.

The founders and HORST developers.

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Jens Riegger, Tim Schmiedl, Tobias Kuentzle, Manuel Frey, and Patrick Heimburger (from left) are the founders of fruitcore robotics.