The Messe München trade fair company - with its transport logistic, bauma and IFAT fairs - is the new partner of the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award. From 2017, the test week and the award ceremony for the international intralogistics award will take place in Munich every two years, alternating with the CeMAT fair in Hannover in the intervening years.
The announcement was made by the IFOY Organisation at this week's award presentation gala in Hannover.
Next year's IFOY Test Days will take place from 2nd-9th March 2017 at the Munich fair site. In a purpose-designed testing hall set up by the trade fair, all nominated fork lift trucks, order picking vehicles, shuttles, high-bay and narrow aisle trucks as well as reach trucks and special-purpose vehicles will be rigorously put through their paces over the course of seven days by testers, scientists and, finally, each and every jury member.
The winners will be announced during the IFOY gala on the opening day of the transport logistic in Munich.
In addition, there will be a special exhibition showcasing the nominated stackers, warehouse trucks and intralogistics solutions at the next transport logistic, which will take place on the grounds of Messe München from 9th-12th May 2017. With this strategy, the international trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management aims to raise its profile in the exhibition segment for intralogistics, offering visitors the opportunity to gain insights into the advantages and benefits of the world's best intralogistics vehicles.
The IFOY Award recognises the year's best materials handling vehicles and intralogistics solutions. The award winners are selected each year by a 24-member jury made up of experts from 16 countries, including SHD Logistics' editor Peter MacLeod.