CLARK S-Series ranks among the "Best in Intralogistics”
As part of the IFOY TEST DAYS 2019 from 1 to 8 March 2019 at the Hannover Exhibition Centre, the IFOY organisation awarded the "Best in Intralogistics" certificates of the year 2019. Representatives of a total of twelve companies accepted the certificates during the IFOY TEST DAYS Dinner. CLARK Europe was one of the winners. At the beginning of January 2019, the company was nominated for the IFOY Award 2019 in the category “Counter Balanced Truck” with the S-Series.
The "Best in Intralogistics" seal is intended to document the high degree of innovation of the nominated devices and solutions that have successfully completed the IFOY test procedure. Only the innovations that bear the certificate have passed the three-part IFOY audit and the independent intralogistics test," explained Sascha Schmel, managing director of the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Sector Association and sponsor of the IFOY AWARD.
The IFOY Audit 2019 lasts a total of eight days and comprises various test series, the results of which serve as decision support for the 29 jury members. In order to ensure that the performance values and the innovation gap are objectively assessed, the nominees in a category are not compared with each other, but always with comparable devices on the market. The first part of the IFOY Audit is the scientific IFOY Innovation Check, which is conducted by the Dortmund Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), the Chair for Technical Logistics at the University of Dresden, the Chair for Materials Handling Material Flow Logistics (fml) at the Technical University of Munich and the Chair for Machine Elements and Technical Logistics at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg. The experts give their assessments of the finalists in terms of market relevance, customer benefit, type of execution and degree of innovation. In addition, the scientists verify the innovations specified by the manufacturers in the test hall and evaluate in a technology comparison whether they are innovative further developments, new compositions and genuine innovations.
The second of the IFOY Audit is the practice-orientated IFOY Test by Dutch trade journalist Theo Egberts. It measures the hard facts and compares them with the relevant competitive machines. They are subjected to individually tailored driving or functional tests, including the IFOY Test protocol, which comprises around 80 criteria and determines, among other things, cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency, sustainability, safety and ergonomics. In order to ensure that the test results are not falsified by external influences such as lighting, weather conditions or aisle widths, the test hall creates identical conditions for all candidates.
The third part of the audit is the assessment of the finalists by the jurors and their authorised consultants. Before the jurors cast their final vote, they also test the nominated equipment and solutions themselves and then vote on them. Apart from the members of the jury, the overall result is not revealed to anyone before the award ceremony. The festive IFOY AWARD NIGHT will take place on 26 April in the Vienna Hofburg.