Friday, May 22, 2015

New Award for Fork Lift Truck Favoured by Freight Handling Companies

More Industry Recognition for Leading Materials Handling Group Product
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GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – The medium sized standard counterbalance truck with its variety of fuel types remains the versatile favourite of the world’s general freight handling companies, and now Jungheinrich, one of the world’s three leading companies in the materials handling equipment and warehousing technology sectors, has collected a coveted prize at the prestigious International Forklift Truck of the Year Awards 2015 (IFOY) in Munich, with its EFG S30s three-tonne electric counterbalance truck.

The IFOY awards are decided 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 and the judges praised Jungheinrich for ‘thinking ahead’ when it was developing the new truck.

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’. 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 workstation offers an holistic 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 Jungheinrich’s ‘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. 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. This new award for our electric counterbalanced truck underscores our pace-setting role in terms of innovation and client benefits.