The VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Sector Association is sponsor of the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY).
CeMAT, the world's leading fair for intralogistics, is an exclusive IFOY partner and the platform for the award presentation.
Messe München with its trade fairs transport logistic, bauma and IFAT is official IFOY partner and host of the Test Days 2017.
CHEP is official partner of the IFOY Award.
Fronius International GmbH is official partner of the IFOY Award.
Trucks and solutions
The mission of the IFOY Award is to identify and recognise the year's best materials handling equipment and intralogistics solutions as well as engage in activities in order to assess outstanding technical and strategic achievements in intralogistics as well as generate stimuli for innovation.
The IFOY Award is presented in eight categories.
1. Counter Balanced Truck
Counter balanced trucks up to a weight of 3.5 tons inclusive.
The award goes to the best counter balanced truck of the year with a load-bearing capacity of up to 3.5 tons inclusive. The jury assesses the innovative quality, technology, design, ergonomics, handling, safety, cost effectiveness and sustainability of newly developed materials handling equipment.
2. Counter Balanced Truck
Counter balanced trucks from 3.5 tons
The award goes to the best counter balanced truck of the year with a load-bearing capacity of over 3.5 tons. The jury assesses the innovative quality, technology, design, ergonomics, handling, safety, cost effectiveness and sustainability of newly developed materials handling equipment.
3. Special Vehicle
The award goes to forklifts and vehicles for special tasks: container stackers, transportable forklifts, heavy-load forklift from 8 tons, special special vehicle manufacturing.
4. Warehouse Truck "highlifter"
The warehouse truck highlifter category focuses on the year's best seated/standup warehouse trucks and materials handling equipment from 6 meters like high-bay trucks, VNA trucks or reach trucks pedestrian-controlled highlift trucks, order-picking trucks, et cetera.
5. Warehouse Truck "lowlifter"
The warehouse truck lowlifter category focuses on the year's best seated/standup warehouse trucks and materials handling equipment up to 6 meters like pedestrian-controlled lowlift trucks, lift trucks, tow tractors, tugger trains, order-picking trucks, et cetera.
6. Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV)
The award goed to shuttle systems, driverless transport systems, automated/partially automated materials handling equipment in the context of the application options.
7. Intralogistics Solution
The award goes to the best successfully implemented warehouse concept that has been successfully realized at the customer's company in the industrial, trading or service sector.
In the category "intralogistics solutions", the primary criterion is the innovative quality of an overall integrated intralogistics solution in a specific application. The jury attaches major importance to the detailed description of the solution and its proven success. The entered solution is assessed in particular with regard to novel/innovative quality, customer benefit, sustainability and marketability. Key performance figures must be submitted to document the success of the solution.
8. Special of the Year
The award goes to a component/technical detail that significantly improves economics or environment, the physical or psychological conditions of the user, like ergonomic innovations, safety assistant solutions, automation solutions, drive technology, et cetera.
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