IFOY AWARD 2019: “Best in Intralogistics”-certificates awarded
„Best in Intralogistics“-certificates awarded at the IFOY TEST DAYS
IFOY awards go to:
Cargometer, Clark, Combilift, Hubtex, Jungheinrich, Raymond, SAE,
Still, Torwegge und UniCarriers sowie an die beiden Startups ProGlove and Trône Seating.
Ismaning near Munich/Hannover, March 8, 2019. At the end of the IFOY TEST DAYS (1 to 8
March 2019) at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds the IFOY organization presented the “Best in Intralogistics”
certificates 2019. Representatives of twelve companies got the
certificates during the IFOY TEST DAYS Dinner. The happy award winners were
representatives from Cargometer, Clark, Combilift, Hubtex, Jungheinrich, Raymond, SAE, Still,
Torwegge and UniCarriers. For the first time in the history of the IFOY AWARD certificates were given to
two startups: ProGlove and Trône Seating.
“The `Best in Intralogistics´ seal was introduced last year in order to visibly document the high
degree of innovation of the nominated trucks and solutions that successfully
completed the IFOY test procedure. Only innovations, that carry the certificate,
have passed the three-part IFOY Audit as well as the independent intralogistics test,”
explains Sascha Schmel, managing director of the VDMA Materials Handling and
Intralogistics Sector Association, which is the sponsor of the IFOY AWARD.
The IFOY Audit, which traditionally takes place on the premises of IFOY partner Deutsche Messe AG,
lasts eight days. It comprises various test series.
The results serve as decision support for the 29 jury members. In order to ensure
that the performance values and the innovation gap are objectively assessable,
the nominees in a category are not compared with each other, but always with comparable
trucks or solutions on the market.
The first part of the IFOY Audit is the scientific IFOY Innovation Check, which is
conducted by the Dortmund Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), the Chair for Technical
Logistics at the University of Dresden, the Chair for Materials Handling Material Flow Logistics (fml) at
the Technical University of Munich and the Chair for Machine Elements and Technical
Logistics at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg. The experts give their
evaluations of the finalists in terms of market relevance, customer benefits, type of execution, and degree of innovation.
In addition, the scientists verify the innovations specified by the manufacturers in the
test hall and evaluate in a technology comparison, whether they are further developments,
new compositions or genuine innovations.
The second of the IFOY Audit is the practice-oriented IFOY Test by Dutch
trade journalist Theo Egberts. He measures the hard facts and compares them with the relevant
competitive machines. They are subjected to individually tailored driving or functional tests,
including the IFOY Test protocol, which comprises around 80 criteria and determines, among other things,
cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency, sustainability, safety, and ergonomics.
ergonomics. In order to ensure that the test results are falsified by external influences such as
lighting, weather conditions, or aisle widths, the test hall creates
identical conditions for all candidates.
The third part of the audit is the assessment of the finalists by the jurors and their
authorized consultants. The jury members form an opinion from the IFOY Innovation Check, the IFOY
Test results and their own test experiences and vote accordingly.
However, whoever wins the 2019 race will remain a well-kept secret for a few weeks to come –
for the manufacturers, too. The secret will be ventilated during the festive IFOY AWARD Night,
which will take place on 26 April in the Hofburg Vienna (Austria).
Awarding of the IFOY Certificates “Best in Intralogistics” on the occasion of the TEST DAYS 2019.
Picture credits (IFOY AWARD)
“Best in Intralogistics” certificates 2019 at a glance:
Category: Counter Balanced Truck
S-Series / S25, Clark Europe
TX3 3-wheel counterbalance truck, UniCarriers
Category: Warehouse Truck
ETV 216i, Jungheinrich
Category: AGV & Intralogistics Robot
Miniload (STC), Jungheinrich
Automatisierter Routenzug mit LTX 50, Still
MANIPULA-TORsten (TORsten meets Friends), Torwegge
Category: Intralogistics Software
CARGOMETER – Frachtvermessung „on-the-fly“, Cargometer
neXXT Fleet, Still
Category: Special of the Year
Virtual Reality Simulator, Raymond
3D VR Configure Price Quote, SAE
Category: Startup of the Year
Electric Memory Seat, Trône Seating