Jungheinrich wins IFOY 2015 Award for ‘Counterbalanced Trucks up to 3.5 tonnes’

 Jungheinrich has taken the trophy in the all-important category of ‘Counterbalanced Trucks Up to 3.5 Tonnes’ at the prestigious International Forklift Truck of the Year Awards 2015 (IFOY) in Munich. The independent jury of international trade journalists selected Jungheinrich’s EFG S30s three-tonne electric counterbalance truck citing its “completely overhauled workplace, featuring numerous innovations”.

The Jury said, “Jungheinrich was thinking ahead when it developed the new EFG S30s.” The Jury called the EFG S30s a perfect all-rounder for the mass market, with an ergonomically and intelligently designed workplace that meets the needs of the new generation of drivers.

Jonathan Morris, Sales Director Corporate Accounts at Jungheinrich UK said, “We are delighted with our win in this important category and with the success of our trucks and solutions at IFOY 2015. This clearly demonstrates that Jungheinrich continues to set new engineering standards in the industry.”

Jungheinrich has been a recipient of this top award several times previously, winning the categories of Counterbalanced Trucks Over 3.5 Tonnes and Warehouse Trucks. “This new award for our electric counterbalanced truck underscores our pace-setting role in terms of innovation and client benefits,” continues Morris.

The EFG S30s is essentially the ‘little brother’ of the EFG S40s model, which likewise won an IFOY Award in 2014. Produced at Jungheinrich’s Moosburg plant in Germany, this truck stands out for its advanced, ergonomic operator workstation. The innovative workstation offers a holistic, intuitive operating interface as well as a completely redesigned, ergonomic armrest. The new truck also features an operator dialogue system as well as a colour TFT display, a USB port and the opportunity to install a range of hardware and software applications.

The EFG S30s also lives up to the new “Pure Energy” concept, which enables extremely low energy consumption, making it possible to operate the vehicle over two shifts without needing to change or re-charge the battery.

About the IFOY Awards:

The winners of the IFOY Award are selected once a year by an independent jury of leading international trade journalists. A neutral test and a scientific “innovation check” form the basis for assessment by the jury. Both test series compare the finalists with their respective competitors. Since 2013, the IFOY Award has become established as a benchmark for cost efficiency and innovation. Due to the specialised expertise it represents, it is seen as the most important innovation award in intralogistics. 

The sponsor of the IFOY Award, presented under the patronage of the German Ministry of Economics and Energy, is the VDMA Materials Handling and Logistics Systems Sector Association. The official logistics partner of the IFOY Award is Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, and the IFOY partner is CeMAT, the leading international trade fair for intralogistics in Hannover.

About Jungheinrich UK Ltd:

Jungheinrich is one of the world’s three leading companies in the material handling equipment, warehousing and material flow engineering sectors, as well as the European leader in warehousing technology. Established in Hamburg, Germany, in 1953, our company offers the full range of products and services “all around the Fork Lift”. Jungheinrich designs and installs semi and fully automated warehouse solutions, and provides an extensive Aftersales Support Network, Rental and Financial Services, Racking Systems and Warehouse Planning. Rather than taking the “one size fits all” approach, we focus on providing the best solution for the long-term profitability of your enterprise. Our approach to intralogistics is cross-industry and, as an active player in developing its future, we are committed to blazing new trails on behalf of our customers. Visit us at www.jungheinrich.co.uk