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.
Phase 1: Submission of entries (September to November)
During this phase, manufacturers of materials handling equipment have the opportunity to submit entries for the IFOY Award.
Registration for the competition is possible online.
Phase 2: Nomination (January)
During this phase, the jury nominates a maximum of five trucks and/or solutions from all the submitted entries in each category.
Phase 3: Testing and selection (February to April)
During this phase, all nominated trucks must undergo a IFOY Innovation Check purpose-developed IFOY test over the course of one week. The IFOY testing standard is based on the Andersom Test developed by Dutch trade journalist Theo Egberts. Since 1988, a total of 400 different forklift and warehouse trucks have undergone the Andersom Test. This has led to the creation of the biggest comparison database of independent test data anywhere in Europe and is considered the benchmark for the sector. The test assesses a number of criteria, including cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency, sustainability, safety, ergonomics and design. Following the test, the jury selects the winner in each category.
Phase 4: Announcement and award presentation (May)
The winners of the IFOY Awards will be announced at a Ceremony.