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We are the Motion-Miners GmbH from Dortmund. Making easier for companies to perform analyses regarding efficiency and ergonomics for process optimization.

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About us

We are the Motion-Miners GmbH from Dortmund.

About us

Drei Männer die auf einer Treppe stehen und lachen. das sind die drei Gründer Rene, Sascha und Sascha.

In October 2017 Sascha Kaczmarek, Sascha Feldhorst and René Grzeszick joined forces and founded MotionMiners. In the first two years we were closely associated with the Fraunhofer Institute. Since summer 2019 we have been completely spun off.

Already in 2014 Sascha Feldhorst had the initial idea for Motion-Mining while jogging, with a view to his fitness tracker. Based on this idea, he developed his dissertation “Automatic activity and context recognition for the analysis of the picking process” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund.MotionMining makes it easier for companies to perform analyses regarding efficiency and ergonomics for process optimization. These analyses are carried out automatically using sensors and AI, resulting in a reduction in effort of up to 80%, in contrast to analyses using conventional methods. Our claim is to provide the world’s most flexible and comprehensive analysis toolbox for human activities, which not only continuously improves the daily work of the analysts, but also the working life of the people measured.

Our Miners team, consisting of colleagues from a wide range of disciplines, from logistics process engineers to hardware developers and data analysts, works daily to realize this vision.

The story of MotionMiners


September 2020
Winner of the Out of the Box Competition 2020
March 2020
Awarded Best Product 2020 by LogiMAT
December 2019
Moved to a new MotionMiners headquarters
November 2019
First Motion-Mining® project in Southeast Asia (Malaysia)
August 2019
First Motion-Mining® project in North America (Canada)
May / June 2019
First MPI-Beta customers (Rhesus and agiplan)
March 2019
Received the VDI-Innovation Award 2019
April / May 2018
First two full-time Miners hired (Max and Hauke)
November / December 2017
First pilot projects (HUGO BOSS, Rhenus, SKODA and BUNZL)
October 2017
Founding Day: MotionMiners GmbH
May 2017
Acquisition of an EXIST research transfer for Motion-Mining®
March 2017
Participation in the first logistics trade fair with technology demonstrator and acquisition of pilot projects.
June 2016
Assembly of the founding team and participation in first accelerator program (F-Days Fraunhofer Venture).
November 2015
Completion of field studies and beginning of method development and further research.
March 2015
Start of research in cooperation with TU Dortmund and Fraunhofer IML.
December 2014
Idea for automatic analysis of commissioning processes using sensors and pattern recognition.


These are just some of the companies we have already successfully worked with

Cooperation Partner

Our partnerships give us strength


We look ahead with confidence and are proud of our achievements

Research Projects

Current projects in research and development

Die MotionMiners mit einem Projekt in Canada bei Ertrawos. Das Bild zeigt das kanadische Ahornblatt


In our Canadian research project we are working on linking intralogistic process data with those of traffic logistics (especially live fleet tracking).

Die MotionMiners im Bereich Health care: Eingabe Freie Station. Man sieht einen Stift und eine Hand..

Eingabefreie Station

In hospitals, a high documentation effort leads to a strain on the nursing staff. Depending on the department, nursing staff spend up to two hours per day on documentation. This is where we want to find a remedy.

Das Bild zeigt das vereinfachte Pay Per Motion Logo in den MotionMiners Unternehmen Farben.

Pay Per Motion

As part of the innovation program for business models and pioneering solutions of the BMWI, an innovative business model for the motion mining solution is being developed together with the Chair of Industrial Sales and Service Engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum. Based on the current business model logic, new business model variants are developed, simulated and tested here.

Meet the Team

Das MotionMiners Heartbeat Logo in weiß.

A dynamic team of logistics experts, data analysts and technical experts