Forklift of the year revealed

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- 11 May 2017 ( #820 ) - Munich, Germany
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STILL had plenty to celebrate with wins in two categories
STILL had plenty to celebrate with wins in two categories
Jungheinrich, Still and Torwegge were the big winners at the 2017 IFOY (International Forklift of the Year) awards at BMW World in Munich.

This year, 11 machines and solutions from seven manufacturers made it into the final round. Following the six-month selection and testing process, STILL emerged with two awards, while Jungheinrich and Torwegge picked up one each.

STILL's iGo neo CX 20 took out the Warehouse Truck category. The world's first autonomous horizontal order picker showed a high degree of innovation, outstanding customer benefit and professional implementation of the concept. In its reasons for its choice, the jury said: "The iGo neo represents a milestone in the development of autonomous materials handling equipment. It closes the gap between robotics and intralogistics."

STILL collected a second IFOY Award for its heavy-duty tugger train with automatic loading and unloading. In the opinion of the jury, the tugger train - purpose-designed to supply components to the production process on the site of an English construction machine manufacturer - not only extends the range of applications of tugger trains but also has self-evident advantages in view of the increasing average age of people employed in logistics, as the physical performance capability of the operator is no longer relevant.

The flexible TORsten AGV concept from Torwegge snatched victory in the Automated Guided Vehicle category. The omnidirectional heavy-duty AGV drives beneath the platform and can move loads of up to 7.5 T. The concept uses different load carriers that are fitted with matching shelves or containers to meet customer specifications. TORsten was developed in close cooperation with the SEW company and the University of Aachen.

The jury chose Jungheinrich's Indoor Positioning solution as the "must-have" in the Special of the Year category. The localisation system for warehouse trucks is based on smartphones, beacons and Bluetooth, and impressed the jury above all with its outstanding customer benefit and high market relevance. In the words of the jury, "the concept is not only suitable for vehicle types from different manufacturers but can also be implemented flexibly, rapidly and at low cost".

The winners of the IFOY Award are selected once a year by an independent jury of leading international trade journalists, including the editor of Forkliftaction News.

Profiles of the winning solutions and the other finalists can be found here.
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