IFOY AWARD 2020: Premiere for IFOY TEST CAMP

  • IFOY opens the TEST DAYS in February for the first time for logistics decision makers.
  • B2B trade visitors can test the IFOY finalists 2020 and the nominated devices of past years themselves.
  • Excellent networking opportunities and knowledge exchange with innovation experts in guided highlight tours.

Ismaning near Munich, November 21, 2019. The International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year AWARD, IFOY AWARD for short, opens its doors for the first time to decision-makers from industry, trade and logistics services. The motto is "IFOY meets Business". At the new IFOY TEST CAMP Intralogistics on February 12 and 13, 2020 on the premises of IFOY partner HANNOVER MESSE, visitors will be able to try out all the equipment that the 27 international IFOY jurors will test.

"At the IFOY TEST CAMP you will only find the best of the best in intralogistics. They were tested independently. And experts checked their innovative value. You cannot test and experience so many innovations hands-on anywhere else," emphasizes Anita Würmser, executive chairperson of the IFOY jury. In addition to the nominated products and solutions, visitors can also put winners and nominees from the past seven IFOY runs through their paces. The test hall will be open to registered B2B visitors on both test days from 9 am to 5 pm. Visitors have many benefits:

  • They have access to the results of the IFOY test, which covers up to 80 criteria, and the IFOY Innovation Check, which is carried out by renowned scientists.
  • They can take part in guided highlight tours on special intralogistics topics with experts through the presentation booths in the test hall.
  • They will get compact information about the exhibited innovations by the product managers of the intralogistics providers.
  • They will have excellent networking opportunities with intralogistics providers, members of the jury, scientists and other visitors during the IFOY TEST DAYS and during the IFOY dinner in Hannover on February 12.
  • They will receive a free ticket from IFOY partner HANNOVER MESSE for the next exhibition from April 20 to 24, 2020. During the fair the winners of the IFOY AWARD will be awarded.

For the IFOY TEST CAMP Intralogistics a special test arena with several separate fields will be erected in Hall 4 for visitors, the jurors and their consultants. The exhibitors will present themselves in special company boxes on both test days. The products and solutions will be presented in product boxes. In order to guarantee a test atmosphere and intensive discussions in the camp, the IFOY organisation limits admission.

Tickets can be ordered up to January 18, 2020 from the IFOY organisation by calling +4989 251384612 or sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Download (click on picture): IFOY TEST CAMP Intralogistics: Visitors have the opportunity to test the intralogistics innovations of the year. Discussions with experts: During the IFOY TEST DAYS decision-makers can exchange ideas with representatives of the IFOY Innovation Check Team (from left to right: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Rainer Bruns, Prof. Dr. Johannes Fottner and Guido Follert). Source: IFOY AWARD.


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 partners is HANNOVER MESSE. The 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), Snejina Badjeva, editor-in-chief Logistika magazine (Bulgaria), Winfried Bauer, editor-in-chief f+h Fördertechnik (Germany), Cecilia Biondi, editor-in-chief Logistica Management (Italy), Theo Egberts, IFOY tester and owner of Buro Andersom / Andersom Testing (Netherlands, without voting rights), 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), Matthias Rathmann, editor-in-chief trans aktuell (Germany), Isabel Rodrigo, editor-in-chief Logística Profesional (Spain), 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), Jarlath Sweeney, editor-in-chief Fleet transport (Ireland), Mats Udikas, editor-in-chief Transportnytt (Sweden), Ying Xu, editor-in-chief MM Logistics in China (China). The executive chairperson of the jury is Anita Wuermser, logistics journalist and managing director of wuermser.communications.

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