IFOY Awards - "The Oscars for Fork Lift Trucks"

Simply being nominated for an IFOY Award puts you among the best manufacturers in the world. Both our awards in 2013 served as an incentive for us. That is why we would also like independent confirmation this year that we build the best fork lift trucks for you. And we are very proud that, in three of the five categories, we are still in the race for the “Oscars for Fork Lift Trucks”.

Our EFG S40s electric fork lift truck is nominated in the “Counter balanced trucks from 3.5 tonnes” category. Our EKS 210a and ERC 215a auto pallet movers are competing for the title in the “Automated Guided Vehicles” category. And our Logistics Interface has entered the race in the “Intralogistics Solutions” category. In order to finish on the podium, all three must once again successfully pass the IFOY tests.

Accepted process

All participants take part in the tests which are held in March in the grounds of the Deutsche Messe AG in Hanover. The tests are based on a process devised by specialist journalist Theo Egberts from the Netherlands, who also conducts the tests. A database then compares the innovation value of the individual IFOY candidates, both among themselves and against other comparable trucks on the market. Factors such as consumption, energy efficiency, safety, steering, control and design are then assessed.

The tests take place over the course of a week, taking place under identical conditions for each candidate. All tests are conducted by Theo Egberts, the IFOY tester. After the test week, a 16-member jury of international experts will assess the candidates at the IFOY test day and decide on the victors. The IFOY Awards will be presented at the opening of CeMAT, the world's leading intralogistics trade fair, which begins in Hanover on 19 May 2014, and where we will of course have our usual two stands.


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