The application phase for 2024 has begun
The starting signal is now given for the top class of intralogistics. The application portal for the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY Award) is open until October 30, and intralogistics companies worldwide can apply with their new developments and projects.
Eleven categories covering all areas of intralogistics are up for voting in the twelfth edition of the award for 2024. Forklift trucks and warehouse technology equipment as well as custom-built special vehicles are welcome to enter the competition. Automated and autonomous industrial trucks, stationary and mobile robots, software and outstanding technical details or components, such as ergonomic innovations, safety solutions or warehouse aids, now represent the largest IFOY field of applicants. Awards are also given for successfully implemented integrated warehouse and automation projects at customer sites.
A separate IFOY Award will be presented to start-up companies. Applications are open to start-up companies with their products and solutions.
The deadline for applications is October 30, 2023. Applications can only be submitted via the Internet at www.ifoy.org. The conditions of participation can be requested from the IFOY office.
Due to its technical expertise and outstanding marketing value, the IFOY Award has established itself as an indicator of cost-effectiveness and innovation and is regarded as a coveted innovation award in intralogistics. The jury, which includes the editors-in-chief of leading international logistics media, makes its decisions independently, according to transparent criteria and on the basis of professional expertise.
At the IFOY TEST DAYS, the nominees undergo the three-stage IFOY audit, consisting of the IFOY Test, the scientific IFOY Innovation Check and the jury test. Essentially, the nominees are not compared with each other, but with their competitor products on the market.
Next year, the IFOY TEST DAYS will again be held as part of the TEST CAMP INTRALOGISTICS at Messe Dortmund, which opens its doors on April 10 and 11. The IFOY TEST DAYS will begin two days earlier – on the afternoon of April 8 with the first functional tests. On April 9, the IFOY finalists will undergo the scientific IFOY Innovation Check and present their innovations to the jury of trade journalists, who will be traveling from 18 countries.
The TEST CAMP INTRALOGISTICS is a testing event with an additional congress. This event format is all about hands-on testing of selected innovations and new developments in warehousing and material handling technology. Decision-makers from industry, trade and the service sector with a concrete interest in innovation and investment have the opportunity to extensively test the exhibits themselves on around 10,000 square meters of hall space and to discuss current trends and developments with experts. The sponsors of the IFOY Award, which is under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection, are the German Association for Materials Handling and Intralogistics and the Robotics + Automation Association within the VDMA. IFOY partners are Messe Dortmund and Cascade, the world’s leading forklift attachment manufacturer. The IFOY Award’s pallet partner is CHEP, the world market leader in the pooling of pallets and containers. Logistics partner is LTG.