This thesis presents the designing process of a multifunctional handling device, which is suitable for the material handling operations in laboratory environment where the use of other commercially available solutions is not appropriate. The first part of this thesis presents the theoretical principles found in literature relating the designing process and the description of handling devices used for material transportation and lifting. Based on the design of other commercially available devices we made the concepts for our device, which is modular and therefore flexible and multifunctional. In the next step we evaluated all the concepts and chose the best one. For this chosen concept we made 3D models of components that we put together in the assembly. We carried out the necessary analytical calculations and simulations with the finite element method for the analysis of the selected critical components. In the final part of the thesis, we created the product structure and the structure of assembly operations that are necessary for the assembly of the handling device and produced technical documentation and instructions for use.