Night of Winners ...
After the welcome address by IFOY sponsor Sascha Schmel, Managing Director of the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Sector Association and IFOY partner Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of the Board of Deutsche Messe, the speakers revealed the winners in the categories. Liebherr, Jungheinrich, Still, Wegard and Witron won this year's IFOY Awards in five categories.
But at first the excitement was tangible, because aside from the jury, no one traditionally knows in advance which of the nominated vehicles will take home one of the prestigious awards. The winners were announced by Frank Dreeke, CEO of BLG Logistics Group, Patrick Gojer (Global Director Perfect Charging, Fronius), Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel (Managing Director of the Fraunhofer IML), Dr. Jochen Köckler (Member of the Board, Deutsche Messe AG), Ralf Pätzold (Member of the Executive Board at Chep Germany) and Sascha Schmel (Managing Director of VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Sector Association).
After six months of selection and testing, the final straight was tighter than ever before. As always, the cheers were tremendous when the laudators revealed the traditionally well-kept secret about the winners at the CeMAT opening ceremony.
Witron Logistik + Informatik GmbH, Parkstein, Germany, triumphed in the "Integrated Warehouse Solution" category for its Migros Distribution Center Suhr AG in Switzerland. The new RX 20 from Hamburg-based Still GmbH was voted best truck of the year. This year, two vehicles can call themselves "Warehouse Truck of the Year". For the first time in IFOY history, two finalists crossed the finish line: The ECE 225 from Jungheinrich AG and the Wegard Trail from the Hamburg startup Wegard GmbH. Jungheinrich won a second IFOY Award in the "Special of the Year" category with the cross-technology SLH300 battery charger for industrial trucks. In the crane category, the MK 140 tower crane from Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH was honoured with an IFOY Award.
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