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Clark, Combilift, Hubtex and Still Among IFOY Shortlist

Cargometer, Clark, Combilift, Hubtex, Jungheinrich, Raymond, SAE, Still, Torwegge and UniCarriers are celebrating this morning after being named as finalists for this year’s IFOY Awards (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year). Fifteen products and solutions from a dozen manufacturers will contest the race for the best products and solutions of the year.

The competition now moves to the second phase in which the finalists have to undergo the IFOY audit at the international IFOY TEST DAYS. These will take place at the beginning of March at  IFOY partner CeMAT’s exhibition grounds in Hannover (Germany). In the IFOY Test experts measure the key figures of the finalists in a standardized procedure. In the IFOY Innovation Check renowned scientist assess the innovation value of the nominated products and solutions. This is carried out by specialists from the Dortmund Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), the Chair for Technical Logistics at the University of Dresden, the Chair for Materials Handling, Material Flow and Logistics (fml) at the Technical University of Munich and the Chair for Machine Elements and Technical Logistics at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg.

As a highlight of the IFOY TEST DAYS jurors from all over Europe, Australia, Brazil, Russia and the US will travel to Hannover to inspect and test the nominated equipment. Among other things the innovation value, technology, design, ergonomics and handling, safety, marketability and customer benefit as well as economy and sustainability will be evaluated. The jury consists of 29 renowned journalists from leading logistics media in 19 countries, including Logistics Business editor-in-chief Paul Hamblin.

The finalists at a glance:

Category: Counter Balanced Truck

S-Series / S20-35, Clark Europe

TX3 3-wheel counterbalance truck, UniCarriers

Category: Warehouse Truck

Combi-PPT, Combilift

MaxX, Hubtex

ETV 216i, Jungheinrich

Category: AGV & Intralogistics

Robot Miniload (STC), Jungheinrich

Automated tugger train with LTX 50, Still

MANIPULA-TORsten (TORsten meets Friends), Torwegge

Category: Intralogistics Software

CARGOMETER ‘on-the-fly’ freight dimensioning, Cargometer

zoneCONTROL, Jungheinrich

neXXT fleet, Still

Category: Special of the Year

Virtual Reality Simulator, Raymond

3D VR Configure Price Quote, SAE

Category: Startup of the Year

ProGlove, ProGlove

Electric Memory Seat, Trône Seating

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony in Vienna in April.

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