Fronius is partner of the  IFOY AWARD

Unterföhring near Munich/Wels, Aug 20, 2015. Fronius International GmbH has been named the partner of the IFOY Award. From the 2016 voting period, the battery charging specialist will support the worldwide intralogistics award and supply battery charging technology for the IFOY Test. An agreement with a duration of five years was signed in August in Munich.

"The IFOY Award is a byword for innovation and peak performance, and the jury sets the highest standards when it comes to safety, technology, sustainability and cost efficiency. These aspects are also key for Fronius in terms of the charging of batteries or in the daily challenge of generating maximum benefit in a customer project. Both the IFOY Award and Fronius live by these values, and that is why we are delighted to be able to play our part and support this leading global award", says Harald Scherleitner, Head of Division Perfect Charging at Fronius International GmbH.

"The future of intralogistics is electric and, in Fronius, the IFOY Award has now succeeded in gaining the know-how leader in the field of battery charging technology as a long-term partner of the IFOY family", emphasises Anita Würmser, Executive Jury Chairperson for the IFOY AWARD.

The IFOY Test is one of the special features of the competition. In a hall specially equipped by leading international intralogistics fair CeMAT, the nominated forklifts, warehouse trucks, shuttles, high-bay and NVA or reach trucks as well as other special-purpose vehicles will be put through their paces over the course of a week by testers, scientists and, finally, each and every jury member. The nominees will in future not only be able to use their own charging system but can also take advantage of the Fronius technology.

The entry phase for the IFOY 2016 starts on August 20, 2015, and MHE vehicle manufacturers and intralogistics providers can register their new products and concepts for the competition at up to November 6. The names of the winners will be announced during the CeMAT opening ceremony on May 31, 2016 in Hannover.

The Conditions of Participation can be requested from the IFOY office (


Harald Scherleitner, Head of Division Perfect Charging at Fronius International GmbH, Wels.
Photo: Fronius

Anita Würmser, Executive Jury Chairperson for the IFOY AWARD.

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The International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY AWARD) recognises the year's best materials handling equipment and intralogistics solutions. The aim of the non-profit organisation is to document the performance capability and innovative drive of the materials handling and intralogistics sector, helping to boost competitiveness and raise the profile of the entire intralogistics 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 sponsor of the IFOY Award is the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Sector Association. Presentation partner is the leading international CeMAT trade fair for intralogistics in Hannover. IFOY partner is the battery charging specialist Fronius. The patron of the IFOY Award is the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Members of the jury: Martin Althoff, Editor-in-Chief of Logistiek Totaal (Netherlands), Vladimir Antonov, Editor-in-Chief of Sklad i Technika, (Russia), Snejina Badjeva, Editor-in-Chief of LOGISTIKA magazine (Bulgaria), Theo Egberts, IFOY tester and owner of Buro Andersom/Andersom Testing (Netherlands, without voting rights), Günther Hörbst, Editor-in-Chief of Deutsche Logistik-Zeitung (DVZ) (Germany), Thilo Jörgl, Editor-in-Chief of LOGISTIK HEUTE (Germany), Anders Karlsson, Editor-in-Chief of Transport & Logistik iDag (Sweden), Klaus Koch, Editor-in-Chief Logistik&Fördertechnik, Handel Heute (Schweiz), Allan Leibowitz, Editor-in-Chief (Australien), Valeria Lima de Azevedo Nammur, Publisher LOGWEB Magazin (Brasilien), Glenn Lund, Editor-in-Chief of Moderne Transport (Norway), Peter MacLeod, Editor-in-Chief of SHD Magazine (England), Bernd Maienschein, Editor-in-Chief of MM Logistik (Germany), Marilena Matei, Editorial Manager of Tranzit and Tranzit Logistica (Romania), Anton Mizunov, Editor-in-Chief of Skladskoj Komplex (Logistics and Transport)(Russia), Maurizio Peruzzi, Editor-in-Chief of Il Giornale della Logistica (Italy), Isabel Rodrigo, Editor-in-Chief of Logística Profesional (Spain), Hans-Joachim Schlobach, Publisher-Editor and Editor-in-Chief of BUSINESS+LOGISTIC (Austria), Sascha Schmel, Managing Director of the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Sector Association (without voting rights), Sabine Schulz-Rohde, Editor-in-Chief of Beschaffung aktuell (Germany), Sebastian Śliwieński, Editor-in-Chief of Warehouse Monitor (Poland), Heres Stad, Editor-in-Chief of Logistiek (Netherlands), Jarlath Sweeney, Editor-in-Chief of Fleet Transport (Irland), Mats Udikas, Editor-in-Chief of Transportnytt (Schweden). Executive Jury Chairperson is Anita Würmser, logistics journalist and Managing Director of wuermser.communications. The headquarters of the IFOY Organisation are in Munich.
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