IFOY AWARD: New jurors appointed

  • Christoph Scholze (Germany) and David Maloney (USA) will have a seat in the committee.
  • IFOY TEST DAYS will take place from April 8 to 11, 2024 as part of the TEST CAMP INTRALOGISTICS in Dortmund.

Ismaning near Munich, November 24, 2024. The IFOY organization announces the appointment of two new jurors to the IFOY AWARD jury. Christoph Scholze, Editor-in-Chief of the German trade magazine dhf Intralogistik, and David Maloney, Editorial Director of the US media DC Velocity and CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, have been elected to the committee.

This means that a total of 26 editors-in-chief of leading logistics publications and experts from 19 nations are represented on the IFOY jury. They will be allowed to test the world's best new intralogistics products and solutions again in April 2024 and decide who will win an IFOY AWARD.

The nomination phase for the IFOY AWARD 2024 is currently in progress. The finalists for the world's best new products will be announced in mid-January. All finalists will have to take part in the IFOY Audit from April 8 to 11, which will once again take place in 2024 as part of the TEST CAMP INTRALOGISTICS in Dortmund.

The camp on April 10 and 11 will provide around 1500 participants with more than 10,000 square meters of hall space for extensive self-testing of a total of around 100 innovations and new developments from all areas of intralogistics. One focus in 2024 will be mobile robotics. In addition to a special test area, a Mobile Robotics Conference will be held for the first time.


Download (click on picture): New members of the IFOY jury: Christoph Scholze (l.) and David Maloney (r.). Photos: IFOY AWARD



The International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY AWARD) recognises the year's best intralogistics products and system solutions. The aim of the organisation is to document the performance capability and innovative drive of the intralogistics, helping to boost competitiveness and raise the profile of the entire sector in the public arena. The winners of the IFOY AWARD are selected once a year by an independent jury of international trade journalists. The sponsors of the IFOY AWARD are the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Sector Association and the VDMA Robotics + Automation Sector Association. IFOY partners are Messe Dortmund and the world´s leading forklift attachment manufacturer Cascade. The IFOY pallet partner is CHEP, the global market leader in pallet pooling. Logistics partner is LTG. The headquarter of the IFOY organisation is in Ismaning near Munich. The IFOY AWARD is under the patronage of Dr. Robert Habeck, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

Members of the jury: 

Snejina Badjeva, editor-in-chief Logistika magazine (Bulgaria), Winfried Bauer, editor-in-chief f+h Fördertechnik (Germany), Cecilia Biondi, editor-in-chief Logistica Management (Italy), Alejandra Cabornero, editor-in-chief Logistica Profesional (Spain), Rosa Maria Cherubini, editor Il Giornale della Logistica (Italy), Charleen Clarke, editor-in-chief Focus on Transport and Logistics (South Africa), Theo Egberts, IFOY tester and owner of Buro Andersom / Andersom Testing (Netherlands, without voting rights), Klaus Koch, editor-in-chief LogisticsInnovation.org (Switzerland), Valeria Lima de Azevedo Nammur, editor-in-chief LogWeb Magazine (Brazil), Øyvind Ludt, editor-in-chief Moderne Transport (Norway), Peter MacLeod, news editor Logistics Business (Great Britain), Bernd Maienschein, specialist editor MM Logistik (Germany), David Maloney, editorial director DC Velocity and CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly  (USA), Marilena Matei, editorial director Tranzit / Tranzit Logistica (Romania), Matthias Pieringer, editor-in-chief Logistik Heute (Germany), Szilvia Rapi-Jaubert, publisher and editor-in-chief Supply Chain Monitor (Hungary), Isabel Rodrigo, editor-in-chief Cuadernos de Logística (Spain), Hans-Joachim Schlobach, publisher and editor-in-chief Business+Logistic (Austria), Sascha Schmel, managing director association materials handling and intralogistics in the VDMA (Germany, without voting rights), Christoph Scholze, editor-in-chief dhf Intralogistik (Germany), Sebastian Śliwieński, editor-in-chief Warehouse Monitor (Poland), Gilles Solard, publisher and editor-in-chief Stratégies Logistique (France), Michal Štengl, editor-in-chief Transport a Logistika (Czech Republic), Jarlath Sweeney, editor-in-chief Fleet transport (Ireland), Ying (Crystal) Xu, representative Editor-in-chief, China Industrial News Network (China). The executive chairperson of the jury is Anita Würmser, logistics journalist and managing partner of impact media projects.

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