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
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
neXXT fleet, Still
Category: Special of the Year
Virtual Reality Simulator, Raymond
3D VR Configure Price Quote, SAE
Category: Startup of the Year
Electric Memory Seat, Trône Seating
The winners will be announced at a special ceremony in Vienna in April.