IFOY AWARD 2019: “Best in Intralogistics” certificates presented

  • “Best in Intralogistics” certificates presented at the IFOY TEST DAYS in Hannover.
  • IFOY seals go to: Cargometer, Clark, Combilift, Hubtex, Jungheinrich, Raymond, SAE, Still, Torwegge and UniCarriers as well as the two startups ProGlove and Trône Seating.

Ismaning near Munich/Hannover, March 8, 2019. At the end of the IFOY TEST DAYS (1 to 8 March 2019) at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds the IFOY organisation presented the "Best in Intralogistics" certificates 2019. Representatives of twelve companies got the certificates during the IFOY TEST DAYS Dinner. Representatives from Cargometer, Clark, Combilift, Hubtex, Jungheinrich, Raymond, SAE, Still, Torwegge and UniCarriers were delighted to receive the seal. For the first time in the history of the IFOY AWARD certificates were given to two startups: ProGlove and Trône Seating. 

“The `Best in Intralogistics´ seal was introduced last year in order to visibly document the high degree of innovation of the nominated trucks and solutions that successfully completed the IFOY test procedure. Only innovations, that carry the certificate, have passed the three-part IFOY Audit as well as the independent intralogistics test,” explains Sascha Schmel, managing director of the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Sector Association, which is the sponsor of the IFOY AWARD.

The IFOY Audit, which traditionally takes place on the premises of IFOY partner Deutsche Messe AG, lasts eight days. It comprises various test series. The results serve as decision support for the 29 jury members. In order to ensure that the performance values and the innovation gap are objectively assessable, the nominees in a category are not compared with each other, but always with comparable trucks or solutions on the market.

The first part of the IFOY Audit is the scientific IFOY Innovation Check, which is conducted by 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 Logistics (fml) at the Technical University of Munich and the Chair for Machine Elements and Technical Logistics at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg. The experts give their assessments of the finalists in terms of market relevance, customer benefit, type of execution and degree of innovation. 

In addition the scientists verify the innovations specified by the manufacturers in the test hall and evaluate in a technology comparison, whether they are further developments, new compositions or genuine innovations. 

The second of the IFOY Audit is the practice-oriented IFOY Test by Dutch trade journalist Theo Egberts. It measures the hard facts and compares them with the relevant competitive machines. They are subjected to individually tailored driving or functional tests, including the IFOY Test protocol, which comprises around 80 criteria and determines, among other things, cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency, sustainability, safety and ergonomics. In order to ensure that the test results are not falsified by external influences such as lighting, weather conditions or aisle widths, the test hall creates identical conditions for all candidates. 

The third part of the audit is the assessment of the finalists by the jurors and their authorised consultants. The jury members form an opinion from the IFOY Innovation Check, the IFOY Test results and their own test experiences and vote accordingly. 

However, whoever wins the 2019 race will remain a well-kept secret for a few weeks to come – for the manufacturers, too. The secret will be ventilated during the festive IFOY AWARD Night, which will take place on 26 April in the Hofburg Vienna (Austria).



DownloadIFOY certificates “Best in Intralogistics” handed over at the TEST DAYS 2019.Photo credit (IFOY AWARD)



“Best in Intralogistics” Certificates 2019 at a glance


Category: Counter Balanced Truck

  • S-Series / S25, 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 International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY AWARD) recognises the year's best intralogistics products and system solutions. The aim of the organisation is to document the performance capability and innovative drive of the intralogistics, helping to boost competitiveness and raise the profile of the entire sector in the public arena. The winners of the IFOY AWARD are selected once a year by an independent jury of international trade journalists. The sponsor of the IFOY AWARD is the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Sector Association. The IFOY partner is Deutsche Messe AG with its Hannover Fair and CeMAT. IFOY pallet partner is CHEP, the global market leader in pallet pooling. The IFOY technology partner is the battery charging specialist Fronius. The headquarters of the IFOY organisation are in Ismaning near Munich.

Members of the jury:Kirsty Adams, editor-in-chief SHD Logistics (UK), Vladimir Antonov, editor-in-chief Sklad i Technika (Russia), Winfried Bauer, editor-in-chief f+h Fördertechnik, Materialfluss, Logistik 4.0 (Germany), Cecilia Biondi, editor-in-chief Logistica Management (Italy), Snejina Badjeva, editor-in-chief Logistika magazine (Bulgaria), Dave Blanchard, editor-in-chief Material Handling & Logistics / Industry Week (USA), Theo Egberts, IFOY tester and owner Buro Andersom / Andersom Testing (Netherlands, without voting rights), Paul Hamblin, editor-in-chief Logistics Business (United Kingdom), Anders Karlsson, editor-in-chief Svensk Åkeritidning(Sweden), Klaus Koch, editor-in-chief Logistik&Fördertechnik, Handel Heute(Switzerland), Allan Leibowitz, editor-in-chief forkliftaction.com (Australia), Valeria Lima de Azevedo Nammur, editor-in-chief LogWeb Magazine (Brazil), Øyvind Ludt, editor-in-chief Moderne Transport (Norway), Bernd Maienschein, editor-in-chief MM Logistik (Germany), Marilena Matei, editorial director Tranzit / Tranzit Logistica (Romania), Anton Mizunov, editor-in-chief Skladskoj complex (Russia), Maurizio Peruzzi, editor-in-chief Il Giornale della Logistica (Italy), Matthias Pieringer, editor-in-chief Logistik Heute (Germany), Szilvia Rapi-Jaubert, publisher and editor-in-chief Supply Chain Monitor (Hungary), Isabel Rodrigo, editor-in-chief Logística Profesional (Spain), Thomas Rosenberger, editor-in-chief lastauto omnibus (Germany), Hans-Joachim Schlobach, publisher and editor-in-chief Business+Logistic (Austria), Sascha Schmel, managing director association materials handling and intralogistics in the VDMA (Germany, without voting rights), Sebastian Śliwieński, editor-in-chief Warehouse Monitor (Poland), Gilles Solard, publisher and editor-in-chief Stratégies Logistique (France),Jarlath Sweeney, editor-in-chief Fleet transport (Ireland), Johannes Tomsich, editorial director Logistik-Kurier (Austria), Mats Udikas, editor-in-chief Transportnytt (Sweden). The executive chairperson of the jury is Anita Würmser, logistics journalist and managing director of impact media projects.

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