The Jungheinrich ETV 216i reach truck has received the iF Design Award 2019. Billed as the world’s first reach truck in which the battery has been permanently integrated into the truck design, Jungheinrich say it has consistently utilised the advantages of space-saving and powerful lithium-ion battery technology for this purpose. It claims the ETV 216i is significantly more compact than conventional reach trucks, providing greater agility and improved ergonomics, giving the operator more freedom of movement and better all-round visibility. The result is an especially user-friendly and safer warehouse, according to the Hamburg OEM.
The iF Design Award is a highly regarded bauble. It honours design achievements in the disciplines of product, packaging, communication and service design/UX, architecture and interior design as well as professional concept.
Jungheinrich won the iF Design Award for the first time in 1954 with its “Ameise” electric pedestrian controlled truck.