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Looking for a new warehouse forklift? In April 2018, the international forklift of the year award winners became public. Is your forklift on the list?

Warehouses with at least one fork truck (forklift) may be interested to discover which forklifts won awards for 2018. This blog post can be especially interesting to warehouse managers needing a new forklift. But first, some details about how these forklifts became award winners.

Beginning in February over the course of a week, testers lifted, drove, measured, stored and discussed the many features of the nominated forklifts. More than 100 guests from 18 nations, and 30 jurors and accredited industry consultants and test teams, traveled to Hanover to follow the tests and be there live to see the latest advancements in warehouse forklift technology.

“The IFOY audit has shown that all finalists are far ahead of their competitors in terms of quality, innovation and practicability, not only on paper yet also in practice.” said IFOY jury chairwoman Anita Würmser.

The IFOY Award is seen as an indicator of innovative, economic efficiency. Devices and solutions nominated to be tested for the award are subjected to individually tailored driving or function tests. Using scientific and factual testing criteria to determine if a truck or device is award-worthy, advisory teams personally assess the finalists before voting.

The following summarizes at a glance the forklift winners from among 12 (International Forklift of the Year) IFOY-nominated devices, components and solutions for 2018:

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• Witron Logistik + Informatik GmbH, Parkstein, Germany, crushed the competition in the premium class of Integrated Warehouse Solutions for its Migros Distribution Center Suhr AG in Switzerland.

• Voted best truck(s) of the year were Hamburg-based Still GmbH’s new RX 20. With its innovative overall package, impressive power and maneuverability, the jury felt impressed by its outstanding handling performance. AND ECE 225 with easyPILOT Follow, Jungheinrich (electric) Wegard Trail, Wegard.

• Migrolino – maximum flexibility for omnichannel logistics, Witron RX 20, Still (electric),/p>

• MK140, LiebherrCross-technology battery charging system SLH3000, Jungheinrich

Congratulations to all the winners. It’s exciting to think what creations will receive this award in the next competition.

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