The finalists in this year's IFOY Awards, whose partners include CeMAT, comprised seven companies with a total of eleven machines and solutions. The intensive selection process lasted a good six months, and suspense was therefore high when the names of the winners in the four IFOY Award categories were announced, having been kept a closely guarded secret as always. The metal and glass trophies were presented to Jungheinrich, Torwegge and Still to rapturous applause, with Still scoring a double victory.
Anita Würmser, Executive Chairperson of the IFOY panel of judges, was positive in her assessment: "Industry 4.0 is making great inroads into intralogistics. This is an area where the winners have presented innovations that don't just promise quantum leaps in terms of customer benefits but also demonstrate them in a measurable form." The world's first autonomous horizontal order picker iGo neo CX 20 from Still claimed victory in the Warehouse Truck category. Award presenter Dr. Jochen Köckler explained what led to the judges’ decision: "The iGo neo CX 20 performed spectacularly at the IFOY Test Days and thus won over the testers, IFOY consultants and ultimately the judges. The key factor was the high level of innovation combined with outstanding customer benefits and professional implementation - a milestone in intralogistics." The second IFOY award - this time in the Special Vehicle category - went to Still for a heavy-duty tugger train with automatic loading and unloading, which was developed for a British construction machine manufacturer.
In the Automated Guided Vehicle category, the award was presented for the flexible AGV concept TORsten from Torwegge (presented at HANNOVER MESSE), an omnidirectional heavy-duty AGV that can transport loads of up to 7.5 metric tons. Finally, in the Special of the Year category the judges chose the Jungheinrich Indoor Positioning system, thanks in no small part to its significant customer benefits and high level of market relevance.