Start-ups to vie for award
Intralogistics start-ups will be included in the respected IFOY awards for the first time next year.
Entries have opened for a new category in the annual awards, with any devices and solutions used in internal material flow invited to nominate.
"An IFOY application is particularly worthwhile for start-ups. Whoever wins an IFOY or even just makes it to the final will be known worldwide from one day to the next," says Anita Würmser, chairwoman of the IFOY jury. Nevertheless, it is not easy to win an IFOY, given that the selection process is widely known as being one of the toughest in the world.
In December, a jury made up of 28 chief editors of leading international logistics publications from 19 different nations (including Forkliftaction News
) will decide which devices and solutions make it through to the finals. During the Test Days in March 2019, the nominees will undergo a series of individually tailored tests, including the IFOY test protocol containing around 80 criteria, and the scientific IFOY Innovation Check. The jurors and their advisory teams will personally test the finalists before casting their votes.
Yale showcases industry solutions
Customers, prospects and dealers from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa will join Yale Europe Materials Handling on 19 and 20 September to experience the company's extensive materials handling capabilities at 'This is Yale'.
Taking place near Düsseldorf, Germany, the event will include product launches and live demonstrations of the latest materials handling solutions. Tailored solutions for various industries, such as food, beverage, automotive, construction, chemical and hazardous material, paper and wood, and logistics, will be showcased, highlighting the technical excellence and in-depth industry knowledge behind the Yale brand.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to discover the benefits of telematics and gain insight into alternative power options, including hydrogen fuel cells. Yale industry experts will be joined by a wide range of supplier partners including Shell, Pyroban, Bolzoni, Trelleborg, Orlaco, and RAVAS, offering attendees a breadth of specialist expertise.