IFOY Test Days 2015: jury tests nominated forklift and warehouse trucks 

The excitement was almost tangible: during the test days for the International Forklift Truck of the Year, IFOY for short, on February 25 and 26 in Osnabrück, 22 jury members tested 12 trucks from manufacturers Clark, Jungheinrich, Still, Toyota and UniCarriers that had previously been nominated for the final round. 80 invited guests made the trip to Osnabrück to watch the tests as they were being carried out on the site of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

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IFOY Testtage 2015: Jury testet nominierte Stapler und Lagertechnikgeräte

Die Spannung war zum Greifen: Während der Testtage des International Forklift Truck of the Year, kurz IFOY, am 25.und 26. Februar in Osnabrück, testeten 22 Juroren ein Dutzend Geräte der Hersteller Clark, Jungheinrich, Still, Toyota und UniCarriers, die zuvor für die Endrunde nominiert worden sind. 80 geladene Gäste waren nach Osnabrück angereist, um die Tests auf dem Gelände von Hellmann Worldwide Logistics live zu verfolgen.

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IFOY Award 2015: the nominees are ...

The nominations for the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2015 are in. In the first selection round, the jury chose 14 trucks and solutions from Clark, Jungheinrich, Still, Toyota Material Handling and Unicarriers for the final round from all the entries. Newly developed trucks, trucks that represent further developments or special models with significant technical improvements that have come onto the European market since December, 2013 were eligible for the award. "2014 was a CeMAT year with a whole host of innovations. There was consequently a great deal of interest in entering for the IFOY Award. Only the best of the best in terms of innovation have made it into the final round", says Anita Würmser, Chairperson of the IFOY Jury. 

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Enter now: IFOY is looking for the year's best forklift trucks and intralogistics products

Europe's most prestigious intralogistics award is once again ready for take-off. While the winners of the International Forklift Truck of the Year Award 2014, IFOY Award for short, are still celebrating, the preparations for the IFOY 2015 selection phase are already in full swing. The IFOY entrant portal at www.ifoy.org opens on September 18, and all manufacturers of MHE vehicles and providers of intralogistics services are called on to enter for one of the five coveted awards in the period up to December 1, 2014. 

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Hellmann becomes official logistics partner
of the  IFOY AWARD

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has been awarded the contract for the logistics of the IFOY Award  (International Forklift Truck of the Year). As "Official Logistics Partner", the Osnabrück-based logistics service provider is responsible for the transport of all nominated vehicles as well as for the infrastructure and organisation of the IFOY Test Week for the 2015 IFOY selection phase.

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IFOY AWARD invites applications for new  jury members

As was announced at the CeMAT fair, the IFOY Award is inviting applications for up to three new jury members for the 2014/2015 voting period beginning on October 30, 2014. This will bring the total number of jury members to 21. Applications will be accepted from editors-in-chief of logistics and business magazines which cover the topics of intralogistics and materials handling equipment. More information on the formalities is available from the IFOY head office in Munich.

The jury for the IFOY Award selects the year's best materials handling equipment and intralogistics solutions. The voting process is preceded by a wide-ranging nomination and testing cycle, during which the entered trucks are rigorously put through their paces. The winners of the IFOY Award 2014 were presented with their trophies only recently at a gala event during the leading CeMAT trade fair for intralogistics on May 19, 2014 in Hannover.

The sponsor of the IFOY Award is the VDMA Materials Handling and Logistics Systems Sector Association. The presentation partner is the leading international CeMAT trade fair in Hannover. The patron for the IFOY Award is the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

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IFOY AWARD besetzt weitere Jurysitze

Der IFOY Award schreibt bis zu drei neue Jurysitze aus. Das Gremium wird damit mit Beginn der kommenden Wahlperiode 2014/15 am 30. Oktober 2014, insgesamt 21 Personen zählen. Das gab die Organisation auf der CeMAT bekannt. Bewerben können sich Chefredakteure von Logistikmagazinen und Wirtschaftsmagazinen, die sich mit den Themen Intralogistik und Flurfördertechnik befassen. Über die Formalitäten gibt die IFOY Geschäftsstelle in München Auskunft.

Die Jury des IFOY Award wählt die besten Flurförderzeuge und Intralogistik-Lösungen des Jahres. Der Wahl geht ein umfangreicher Nominierungs- und Testzyklus voraus, in dem die Bewerber auf Herz und Nieren getestet werden. Die Sieger des IFOY Award 2014 wurden erst kürzlich im Rahmen einer Gala anlässlich der Intralogistik-Weltleitmesse CeMAT am 19. Mai 2014 in Hannover ausgezeichnet.

Träger des IFOY Award ist der Fachverband Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme im VDMA. Verleihungspartner ist die Weltleitmesse CeMAT in Hannover. Der IFOY Award steht unter der Schirmherrschaft des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie.

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