The finalists for this year's IFOY Award (International Intralogistics and Forklift of the Year) have been announced, with 17 devices and solutions from 14 manufacturers selected from a field of 36 applicants.
"This year, the jury concentrated on a few top models in classic forklift trucks and warehouse equipment and placed a very strong focus on the warehouse of the not-so-distant future in its nominations. This is a clear statement of where the journey in intralogistics is going; autonomisation, technology, software and holistic solutions are more important than ever right now," says Anita Würmser, chairwoman of the IFOY jury.
The finalists include automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robots, special vehicles, software and complex warehouse solutions. The companies arculus, Cargotec Engineering, Hai Robotics, Hänel, H+E Produktentwicklung, HHLA Sky, the BMW subsidiary IDEALworks, Interroll Group, Nimmsta, Oppidum Tic, Still, Synaos, Volume Lagersysteme and Waku Robotics all want to win a trophy.
All finalists will go through the three-stage IFOY Audit during the international IFOY TEST DAYS from March 22 to 26 - for the first time at the Messe Dortmund exhibition centre.
The 2021 finalists are as follows:
arculus: arculus Fleet and arculee2
Cargotec Engineering Ireland: MOFFETT E4-25.3NX
HAI ROBOTICS: Warehouse Solution based on HAIPICK A42N and HAIPICK A42T
Hänel: MSC Technologies Project
H+E Produktentwicklung: HUSKi
HHLA Sky: Integrated Drone Control Center
Interroll Group: Small Pallet Mover (SPM)
NIMMSTA: HS 50
Oppidum Tic: Logistics Interchat
Still: Danfoss Project EXH-S 25
Synaos: Snya.OS Logistics
Volume Lagersysteme: Volume WAVE
Waku Robotics: WAKU Sense