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Voting underway as the FLTA unveils its ‘Pick of the Year’

Voting underway as the FLTA unveils its ‘Pick of the Year’

With voting now underway, the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has revealed that it received a record number of entries for its Annual Awards for Excellence 2015, with more new companies than ever before bidding to pick up a coveted 'Archie'.

A total of 40 nominations were received from 22 companies from all around the globe posing the FLTA’s Awards Committee its toughest challenge yet as it strives to deliver a set of finalists for its Pick of The Year – the definitive buyer’s guide to all that’s best in the fork lift truck sector.

According to Peter Harvey, chief executive of the FLTA: “We have some outstanding finalists and we hope that everyone with an interest in fork lift trucks will visit our website and cast their vote for the remarkable new products that have won their way through to the shortlist.

“Some of the companies are household names, but alongside them are a significant number of FLT businesses who have never entered these awards previously. One thing is certain - their names may be unfamiliar now, but they won’t remain so once people see the contribution they are making, particularly in the areas of safety and protecting the environment.

“It’s a line-up that is nothing if not diverse. But every finalist in our Pick of the Year shares one thing in common: a commitment to creating something innovative and exceptional that will make a real difference to the lives of those who work with and alongside fork lift trucks.

“Each has made a significant contribution to raising standards – which is why it is so important for their efforts to be recognised through an open vote by the people who actually stand to benefit from these achievements.”

Anyone whose work involves materials handling equipment is entitled to vote. This includes those who own or hire fork lift trucks, as well as those who manage, supervise or train fork lift operators – and the operators themselves.  

Voting for Awards 2015 is now open and will close on 15th January 2015.

The FLTA Awards for Excellence 2014 Finalists are:

Environment

Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd - EVO Electric 1.2-2T Counterbalance

Marshall’s Industrial Ltd - IMPCO Reserve Fuel Tank

Practical Warehouse Solutions - StockSafe

Ergonomics

Cat Lift Trucks - NR-N2 Reach Truck

Combilift Ltd - Rotating Operator Console

Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd - Tilting Barriers on the V Modular Order Picker

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks - EDiA EX 2.5-3.5T 4W Electric Counterbalance

Yale Europe Materials Handling - MR Reach Truck

Safety

Arcure SA - Blaxtair

Sany - 360 degree Peripheral Vision System

Jungheinrich UK - Benchmast Hi-Visibility Mast

Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd - Linde Safety Pilot

Stommpy UK - Stommpy Barrier System

Toyota Material Handling UK - BT Levio LPE200-250: Side Guards with Integrated Protection

Visitronics Ltd - “Impact” Electronic Sign

Innovation

Aisle-Master - Narrow Front Aisle-Master

CESAB Material Handling UK - Height Adjustable Tiller Arm on the new P320 Powered Pallet Truck

Flexi Narrow Aisle Ltd - FLEXIPiCK

Hubtex (UK) Ltd - SQ40 Reach Truck

Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd - Linde Safety Pilot – Driver assistance system

Translift Bendi Ltd - B310 OP – Bendi Order Picker

Trelleborg Wheel Systems - Pit Stop Line

Yale Europe Materials Handling - MR Reach Truck

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