IFOY AWARD 2019: Combilift among Finalists announced

  • 15 Products & Solutions from 10 Intralogistics providers and 2 Start-ups nominated
  • Nominees will take part in a group test programme in Hannover, Germany, in March. 
  • Premiere: The award ceremony takes place in the Vienna Hofburg on 26 April

 Monaghan based materials handling manufacturer Combilift has been selected among the fifteen finalists within six categories nominated for this year’s IFOY AWARD (International Intralogistics & Forklift Truck of the Year 2019). From the pool of applicants for the seventh round of the world-renowned awards programme, the jury will assess the shortlisted products and solutions from a dozen manufacturers during the course of two days in Hannover, Germany

IFOY 2019 Test Days jurors from all over Europe, Australia, Brazil, Russia and the USA will assemble at the exhibition grounds of IFOY partner CeMAT to inspect and test the nominated equipment. Among other things the innovation value, technology, design, ergonomics and handling, safety, marketability and customer benefit as well as economy and sustainability will be evaluated. The jury consists of 29 renowned journalists from leading logistics media in 19 countries, including Ireland, represented by Jarlath Sweeney (Fleet Transport/Handling Network).

The Combi-PPT from Combilift shortlisted is a robust pedestrian pallet truck with a load capacity of more than 8,000 kilograms. This high-performance vehicle, which has been developed to replace large and cumbersome ride-on forklifts, aims to impress with good visibility of the load, optimum safety and manoeuvrability as well as efficient operation in the narrowest areas.

“A golden rule of the IFOY test series is that the finalists are not compared with each other in their respective categories but with their rival trucks or machines on the market. Only those nominees who outperform their direct competitors in terms of innovation have a chance of winning the trophy,” explained Anita Würmser, Chairperson of the IFOY jury.

The trophies will be presented on 26 April, 2019 at the IFOY AWARDs Night, which will take place for the first time in the Hofburg in Vienna, held in cooperation with LOGISTIK.Kurier and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

“More than 600 international guests are expected in the traditional Great Festival Hall in the Hofburg among them leading persons in transport, logistics and intralogistics. Until then the result will remain a secret – for both the finalists and the public,” she added.

IFOY AWARD 2019 – Finalists  at a glance  

Category: Counter Balanced Truck

S-Series / S20-35, Clark Europe

TX3 3-wheel counterbalance truck, UniCarriers

Category: Warehouse Truck

Combi-PPT, Combilift

MaxX, Hubtex

ETV 216i, Jungheinrich 

Category: AGV & Intralogistics Robot

Miniload (STC), Jungheinrich

Automated tugger train with LTX 50, Still

MANIPULA-TORsten (TORsten meets Friends), Torwegge

Category: Intralogistics Software

CARGOMETER “on-the-fly” freight dimensioning, Cargometer

zoneCONTROL, Jungheinrich

neXXt fleet, Still

Category: Special of the Year

Virtual Reality Simulator, Raymond

3D VR Configure Price Quote, SAE

Category: Startup of the Year

ProGlove, ProGlove

Electric Memory Seat, Trône Seating