Where manual transport "across the yard" was previously necessary, an outdoor AGV now reliably travels between production halls or warehouses "across the yard" and closes process chains as well as material and goods flows. The vehicles navigate autonomously across the factory premises, cross railway tracks, open gates and doors and navigate to the transfer stations of production, the warehouse or the shipping department. It is important here to protect the transported goods from the effects of the weather and to ensure that AGVs are available at all times, regardless of the weather. EK AUTOMATION's transport robotics concepts for outdoor applications can be implemented with both special vehicles and automated series production industrial trucks. The AGVs are particularly reliable automation solutions designed for continuous 24/7 operation thanks to their robust design, the use of proven navigation systems, durable drive concepts and state-of-the-art personal protection equipment.