Winners of the Toyota Logistic Engineering Challenge 2018!

1st Prize

The Woodpecker

Mattias Barrklev, Linköping University

Oskar Brännström, Linköping University

2nd Prize

The Nestling

Alexander Nilsson, Linköping University

Fredrik Engström, Linköping University

Valdemar Melin, Linköping University

3rd Prize

Electro-mechanical belt-driven lifting system

Jonas Dahlgren, Luleå University of Technology

1st Prize - Mattias Barrklev and Oskar Brännström from Linköping University

Help bring the FLOCK design to life

After the success of the Toyota Logistic Design Competition, Toyota Material Handling is now taking the challenge a step further by inviting Swedish engineering students and recent graduates to create innovative but feasible engineering solutions for last year’s winning design: the FLOCK.

The FLOCK is an autonomous logistic vehicle, created with workflow optimisation, eco-efficiency, and value in mind. The design challenges how fully automated solutions can work together autonomously in a way that human-driven forklifts cannot.

We’re looking for engineers to bring fresh ideas to the table in terms of Navigation and Positioning, Component Assembly and Function, Lift Mechanisms, Energy Supply, and Networking the FLOCK. We invite you to join the logistic revolution by submitting forward-thinking engineering solutions.

Your ideas will bridge the gap between concept and implementation.

Provide a forward thinking
engineering solution


Authors of the top three entries will be invited to the Award Ceremony, which will take place during the CeMAT fair in Hanover, Germany.

First prize: €5000

Second prize: €3000

Third prize: €1500

Additionally, all winners will have the opportunity to apply for a paid internship at Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing Sweden, R&D Center.

How to compete


Access the five cases. You can participate in teams or individually.


Develop a solution for one of the cases.


Upload your entry by the deadline: December 8, 2017.


Finalists will be able to develop their submission with the help of an expert jury.