GARBE is a new partner of the IFOY AWARD

  • Exclusive agreement signed for the logistics real estate sector.
  • Application portal for 2021 opens at  after the digital awards ceremony on July 13, 2020.

Ismaning near Munich/Hamburg, July 9, 2020. The International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year Award (IFOY AWARD) starts the competition year 2021 with a new partner: GARBE Industrial Real Estate GmbH. The Hamburg-based provider and manager of logistics and corporate real estate is the exclusive partner for the logistics real estate sector. The meanwhile ninth run of the world's most important intralogistics competition will already begin after the presentation of the IFOY AWARD 2020 on July 13 at 6 pm. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, this will be the first time that the competition will be held on the Internet.

"The world's most important intralogistics competition offers innovative and sustainable intralogistics solutions a public stage. GARBE Industrial Real Estate GmbH creates the appropriate space and develops tailor-made enclosures in which the intralogistics products can release their full potential. We are looking forward to seeing our customers, to exciting IFOY TEST DAYS and to supporting the IFOY AWARD as an official partner", emphasises GARBE Managing Director Jan Dietrich Hempel.

"The times in which users of commercial real estate did not attach importance to the quality of their investments are over. Certified, sustainable logistics properties with modern technical building equipment, high-quality industrial floors for industrial trucks and autonomous guided vehicles are a must for many companies today. With its logistics properties, GARBE is therefore an ideal partner for the IFOY AWARD," says Anita Würmser, managing jury chairwoman of the IFOY AWARD.

The IFOY AWARD honours the best intralogistics products and system solutions of the year. The aim is to document the performance and innovative strength of intralogistics and to contribute to the competitiveness and image improvement of the entire industry in the public eye. The IFOY AWARD is selected annually by an independent jury of international trade journalists.

GARBE Industrial Real Estate GmbH, based in Hamburg, is one of the leading providers and managers of logistics and corporate real estate in Germany. For more than 25 years, the company has been one of the most important, independent cooperation partners for transport and logistics service providers, trade companies and production industry. The company develops, manages and finances high-end commercial properties at attractive national and international transport and industrial locations. The company has offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Stuttgart, London, Luxembourg and Bratislava. The company owns 154 properties in 124 locations in three countries. The total lettable area is around 4.4 million square metres.

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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 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. Logistics real estate partner is GARBE. The headquarters of the IFOY organisation are in Ismaning near Munich.

Members of the jury: 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 (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 partner of impact media projects.

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