Das Team der MotionMiners auf der Spiraltreppe. Wir MotionMiners helfen Ihnen dabei Ihre Prozesse zu optimieren. MotionMiners team on the spiral staircase. We MotionMiners help you to optimize your processes automatically.

About Us

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About us

We are the Motion-Miners GmbH from Dortmund.

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

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 (Rhenus 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

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Auszeichnung: Bestes Produkt des Jahres  2020 LogiMAT
Exterior view: Company building of the MotionMiners. We make your processes more efficient, anonymous and ergonomic.
We MotionMiners have successfully completed a motion mining project in Malaysia for process optimization.
We MotionMiners have successfully completed a motion mining project in North America (Canada) for process optimization.
Manual Process Intelligence (MPI) product case with measurement hardware and content such as mobile sensors, smartphone, tablets, manual and beacons.
MotionMiners receives VDI innovation award in 2019. Malcolm Harris, Sascha Kaczmarek and Sascha Feldhorst accept the prize.
Employment of the first two full-time employees Hauke and Maximilian at MotionMiners.
Motion Mining Technology Hardware for the measurement of automatic processes in logistics, production and health care.
Sascha Feldhorst, Sascha Kaczmarek and Rene Grzeszick at the foundation of MotionMiners.
Sascha Feldhorst, Sascha Kaczmarek and Rene Grzeszick shortly before receiving the EXIST research transfer.
Sascha Feldhorst, Sascha Kaczmarek and Rene Grzeszick at the logistics fair with technology demonstrator and acquisition of first pilot projects.
Sascha Feldhorst, Sascha Kaczmarek and Rene Grzeszick at the F-Days Fraunhofer Venture in 2016.
Sascha Feldhorst, Sascha Kaczmarek and Rene Grzeszick at the conclusion of the field studies and the beginning of method development and further research.
Two employees work on the motion-mining technology - hardware.
First sketch of motion-mining diagram in 2014.

March 2020

Awarded Best Product 2020 by LogiMAT

December 2019

Moved to a new MotionMiners headquarters

Semtember 2020

Winner of the Out of the Box Competition 2020


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

MotionMiner's research project in Canada Ertrawos.


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

MotionMiners research project in the field of health care: Eingabe Freie Station.

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.


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

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