CHEP named pallet partner for IFOY AWARD

Unterföhring near Munich/Cologne, Jan 11, 2016. This year's IFOY test pallets are blue. Chep GmbH in Cologne will be providing the containers and pallets for the one-week IFOY test at the trade fair site in Hannover from February 18 to 25, 2016. An agreement to this effect was signed in Munich in January.

"Building Better Supply Chains Together". This credo drives the company and motivates its employees every day. The objective is to achieve the perfect combination of reliability, safety, sustainability, innovation and efficiency. The IFOY Award is geared towards the same high standard and sets new benchmarks. As a partner of the Intralogistics Oscar, we are therefore looking forward to exciting and innovative solutions at this year's IFOY", says Christophe Campe, Managing Director of Chep Deutschland GmbH.
The International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY AWARD) recognises the year's best materials handling vehicles and intralogistics solutions. The award winners are selected each year by a 25-member jury made up of experts from 16 countries. Contestants are subjected to a tough testing process. In a purpose-designed testing hall set up by the world leading CeMAT trade fair, all nominated forklift trucks, order picking vehicles, high-bay and narrow aisle trucks as well as reach trucks and other special-purpose vehicles are rigorously put through their paces over the course of seven days by testers, scientists and, finally, each and every jury member.

During the test routines, different load carriers are used for the specific vehicle in question. "The availability of the right containers and pallets of the highest quality plays a key role during the tests. And the Chep product range ensures that we are ideally equipped to handle all eventualities", emphasises Anita Würmser, Executive Jury Chairperson for the IFOY Award.

The Chep company is part of Australian group Brambles Limited and is active at 49 locations worldwide. Chep is the world market leader in the pooling of load carriers with over 450 million load carriers in use in consumer goods, retail, automotive, aerospace, fresh produce, mechanical engineering and chemicals.





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 partners are CHEP, the global market leader in pallet pooling, and 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), Sven Bennühr (proxy), 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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