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IFOY

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Exklusive INTERVIEW with

Gordon Riske

16

ALL

ABOUT

IFOY AWARD

May 2021 - Issue 02

EUROS 19,- I ISSN 2700-0672

IFOY 2021

LIVE

THE IFOY AUDIT

17 Finalists

Tests and Innovation Checks

Exklusive 54

IFOY JURY

Leading

Logistics Media

LIVE Event 12

TEST DAYS

Live in

Dortmund

IFOY Process 74

IFOY 2022

How to apply

correctly

Start-ups 54

BEST OF

Intralogistik

Newcomer


news

IFOY PARTNER • #ifoyrocks

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twitter.com/

IFOY_AWARD

facebook.com/

ifoyaward

linkedin.com/

showcase/ifoy-award

CHEP

Cascade

GARBE

THE IFOY PARTNERS - A STRONG NETWORK

Behind the IFOY AWARD is not only a powerful team, but also a motivated network of

partners, which has grown in 2021. How Messe Dortmund, Cascade, CHEP, GARBE, Kögel

and LTG are committed to the IFOY.

KÖGEL

Premiere! From 2021, Messe Dortmund

is officially an IFOY Partner.

This year, Hall 4 at the Dortmund

exhibition centre was the location

of the IFOY TEST DAYS and the TEST

CAMP Intralogistics for the first time.

The test pallets and containers at

the IFOY AWARD will remain blue for

the next three years: In 2020, the

pooling network CHEP has extended

its status as official pallet partner of

the IFOY AWARD.

New in the IFOY Family is Cascade,

a global leader in the development,

production and distribution

of forklift attachments, forks and

accessories for material handling

equipment. Among other things,

the US company presented itself in

Dortmund with its logo on the vests

of the IFOY Jurors and guests.

An agreement as IFOY Partner had

been signed in summer 2020 by the

Hamburg-based company GARBE

Industrial Real Estate, a developer

and manager of logistics and corporate

real estate. The exclusive IFOY

Partner in the field of logistics real

estate will probably be remembered

by all visitors and participants of

IFOY TEST DAYS 2021 for its impressive

blue banner advertising.

The Kögel company supported the

IFOY AWARD with two trailers: One

served as the stage for the „Best

in Intralogistics“ certificates award

ceremony in Dortmund (p. 20 ff.).

New on board as an „Official IFOY

Logistics Partner“ is LTG - Landauer

Transportgesellschaft Doll KG. The

well-known freight forwarding and

logistics company is the recommendation

for all transport around

the IFOY Events.

The sponsor of the IFOY AWARD

is the VDMA Materials Handling

and Intralogistics Association. The

patronage is provided by the Federal

Ministry of Economics.

New partners are welcome to

join the IFOY Family! More information:

thilo.joergl@ifoy.org

Messe

Dortmund

The IFOY Monitor

leads to thematic videos

on the net

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Content.

30

All IFOY

Nominees

at a glance

08

16

06

IFOY

08

Test,

14

Visitor

Inside:

Behind the

scenes

test, test!

The IFOY TEST

DAYS 2021

comments

on TEST

CAMP Intralogistics

16

„Speed

is a Part

of Innovation“:

Interview with

Gordon Riske

14

20

„Best

in Intralogistics“:

The

awarding of the

certificates

22

How

26

Dortmund

the IFOY

Test team works

becomes new

location of IFOY

TEST DAYS

75

67

20

62

World

64

On

67

26

75

Digital

premiere:

The AGV

Mesh-Up of the

VDMA

the fly: 10

Things about

IFOY AWARD

jurors from 19

countries: The

IFOY Jury 2021

IFOY

Ceremony 2020:

IT-20 and the

IFOY Winners

83

Apply

correctly

for the IFOY

AWARD

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The Team.

Anita Würmser.

IFOY Founder, jury chairwoman and head

of the IFOY Organisation: In addition to

the IFOY AWARD, the journalist also heads

the Logistics Hall of Fame and advises

companies on communication issues.

Some think she sometimes overdoes it with

perfectionism. So does she, by the way.

Change not in sight.

Thilo Jörgl.

From

the editor-in-chief. Anita Würmser.

Welcome to our IFOY MGZN 2021.

IFOY Juror from the very beginning, expert in

intralogistics and full-blooded journalist. The

‚spiritus rector‘ of TEST CAMP Intralogistics

has been part of the IFOY Team since 2018

and, together with Anita Würmser, is a

shareholder of impact media projects GmbH.

Stefanie Nonnenmann.

orona overshadowed

everything,

including the IFOY

AWARD. The question

of whether

we should hold

the IFOY TEST

DAYS despite the

pandemic was nevertheless

quickly answered with „yes“,

because responsibility does not

mean doing nothing but facing

up to the challenge. No one

can eliminate the risk of life, but

with a little courage and a lot

of responsibility, it is possible

to achieve a level of safety that

makes economic life real.

Our motto is test, test, test.

And so this time we tested

not only the 2021 finalists, but

every participant. Result: 100%

Covid-negative. The planning

effort was gigantic, the learning

curve steep, 99.9% approval,

0.1% doubters, one hater with a

base motive: the true character

shows in the crisis. You have to

endure.

Hygiene on the one hand,

testing on the other. The combination

of Live and #togetheragainstcovid

can only be

successful together. That‘s why

I would like to thank the nominees

and partners who gave a

“go, go, go“ for the live test, the

600 IFOY TEST DAYS participants

who followed the rules

accurately, and Sabine Loos and

her team at Messe Dortmund

deserve to be called “a dream“.

Experience our IFOY Year 2021

for yourself on 94 pages.

For many years, she worked as a specialised

journalist for the topics of transport and

logistics, and joined the IFOY Team in

November 2019. Her speciality: social media.

Her strength: No one is faster.

Ed Strohmeyer.

Lord of the grid, leader of the lines, tamer

of the fonts.... our graphics partner ensures

that the IFOY MGZN has style: You see it from

anywhere in the world. The cloud makes it

possible.

Theo Egberts and Mark Dohmen.

No finalist can get past our Dutch IFOY Test

team or their camera. Theo, „the Machine,“

Egberts (top):

He‘s the boss in the ring and has been testing

everything with wheels on behalf of the IFOY

Organisation for nine years.

Mark Dohmen (bottom) writes, stacks, films,

organises and is always in a good mood.

Dream team!

Imprint.

IFOY MGZN c/o impact media

projects GmbH, Eckherstraße

10b, 85737 Ismaning,

Germany

Publisher/Editor-in-Chief:

Anita Würmser (V.i.S.d.P.)

Redaktion: Thilo Jörgl (jö),

Stefanie Nonnenmann (sno)

Proof reading: Peter Mac-

Leod

Layout and design:

impact media projects

GmbH, Design:Management

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Printing and production:

Onlineprinters GmbH, Dr.-

Mack-Straße 83, 90762 Fürth

Image credits: Adobe.stock,

Andre Baschlakow, Roland

Gorecki, Oliver Lang, Messe

Dortmund, Still, Marcus Vetter,

company pictures, Chep,

LTG, Thomas Nitsche, Wirtschaftsförderung

Dortmund.

IFOY MGZN, a publication

of impact media projects, is

protected by copyright. The

reproduction, editing or distribution

of articles, photos or

graphics must be approved by

the publisher. This also applies

to electronic use and transfer

to databases, online media

(Internet), intranets or other

electronic storage media. The

publisher is not liable for unsolicited

images, articles and

other content/data. Place of

performance and jurisdiction

is Munich.

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People

inside this

issue.

May 2021

let’s get

social.

13.

Klaus Koch.

Live in Dortmund: „The IFOY TEST

DAYS are probably the safest

place in Germany right now,“

said IFOY Juror and editor-inchief

of the logistics platform

LogisticsInnovation.org, travelling

to Dortmund for a full three days

with his dog. Chapeau!

IFOY Social Media

Super event and, also

corona-wise, superbly

organised. Congratulations.

Detlef Spee,

Fraunhofer IML

Congratulations to the entire IFOY

Team, all nominees and everyone

involved for making the IFOY TEST

DAYS such a great success!

@CHEP

Gordon Riske

meets Michael

ten Hompel.

We‘re enjoying our time at

IFOY Test Days!

@CascadeEurope

Very interesting solutions! And great Mesh-

Up results! Congratulations to all nominees!

Marco Prueglmeier

Founder & CEO bei I2Market GmbH

Live at the event: KION CEO

Gordon Riske and Fraunhofer-

IML head Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c.

Michael ten Hompel exceptionally

took off their masks for the

photo.

20.

Sascha Schmel.

14.

Bernd Maienschein.

Live, no matter what. He didn‘t

miss the opportunity to travel

to the IFOY and personally had

a look at the nominees on two

days: @Poplegende (Twitter) and

IFOY Juror Bernd „Cheers Engineers“

Maienschein. Applause!

In Corona time it is possible to realize small events by testing testing

and in a big hall with max 100-200 visitors thanks IFOY Team it was

after one year lock down feeling the first step back to connecting life!

Proud to be part of it.

Jan Philip Eckmann, STILL GmbH

@HHLA Sky

Friendly reception in the #Ifoy

hall at the Dortmund exhibition

centre. The team is super nice.

Thomas Rosenberger,

Head of Marketing, PR and

Coms, Kögel Trailer GmbH

Well done! Next year again!

Doing is like wanting, only tougher!

Congrats from the Logistics Summit

team to the IFOY AWARD team, you

rock.

Hendrik Kempfert,

Logistics Summit

The wheels keep on turning. Thanks!

Martin Willhaus,

WILLHAUS & ASSOCIATES AG

Thumbs up. We don‘t know

whether the Managing Director

of the VDMA Intralogistics and

Materials Handling Association

and holder of the IFOY AWARD

means the hygiene concept

of the IFOY TEST DAYS or the

innovations of the IFOY Finalists.

We simply think both.

10.

Keep in touch .

twitter.com/

IFOY_AWARD

Marcus Wollens, BMW Group

facebook.com/

ifoyaward

linkedin.com/

showcase/ifoy-award

We thank you for the support.

the USUAL

suspects.

6. Imprint 78. Behind the scenes 89. Media library

Unter der

Schirmherrschaft des

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There have never been so many devices and

solutions in the finals for the „Oscars of Intralogistics“

– and that despite the corona pandemic.

At the IFOY TEST DAYS, which took place from

March 22 to 26 on the grounds of IFOY Partner

Messe Dortmund, the 17 nominees for the International

Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the

Year (IFOY AWARD) from 14 manufacturers faced the multistage

tests of the toughest intralogistics test in the world for

five days. This time, new developments from arculus, Cargotec

Engineering, HAI ROBOTICS, Hänel, H+E Produktentwicklung,

HHLA Sky, BMW subsidiary idealworks, Interroll Group,

NIMMSTA, OPPIDUM TIC, STILL, SYNAOS, VOLUME Lagersysteme

and WAKU Robotics were among the nominees.

Red carpet: After registration, it was time for testing

Prominent driver: Thomas Westphal, Lord Mayor of Dortmund

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2021

100 PERCENT NEGATIVE

To protect against a Covid-19 infection, a strict safety and hygiene

concept was developed for the IFOY TEST DAYS 2021. In addition,

a negative rapid antigen test on site was a mandatory requirement

to be allowed to enter the hall. Furtherore, each participant had to

register each day on the Messe Dortmund website so that immediate

tracing would have been possible in the event of a positive

corona case. At the end of the IFOY TEST DAYS and the TEST

CAMP Intralogistics, it was clear: There was no positive corona

case during the five days.

Convertible Trailer: Kögel delivered the IFOY Stage

Efficient logistics company: LTG transported exhibits.

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B2B guests: Info about MOFFETT

World premiere: AGV Mesh-Up of the VDMA

Explanations: B2B experts at STILL

The IFOY Finalists are not compared with each other but with

the relevant products on the market.

The “Best in Intralogistics“ certificate is

not automatically awarded to the nominees.

The equipment and solutions

must go through the three-stage IFOY

Audit.

The IFOY Organisation drew a positive

conclusion after the IFOY TEST DAYS

and the TEST CAMP Intralogistics: A

total of 600 participants were counted

Dortmund, including more than 100

B2B experts from the business world

who are responsible for innovations

and purchases from the intralogistics

industry. Among others, representatives

of Rabe Moden, Siemens, Rhenus,

Schnellecke Logistics, Omron Electronics,

Accenture, Hawker, Thyssenkrupp,

Miele, Simon Hegele, Metzger Logistik,

Gruber Logistics, Quadient, Setlog and

RIO were present.

In exhibition hall 4, the nominees in the

ninth round of the competition were

critically assessed by the official IFOY

Tester Theo Egberts, a team of researchers

and the international jury, some

of whom were digitally connected.

Afterwards, representatives of the 14

manufacturers received the “Best in

Intralogistics“ certificates for their nominees

from Gordon Riske, Chairman

of the Board of the VDMA Materials

Handling and Intralogistics Association.

Riske emphasised: “The IFOY AWARD

has adapted very strongly to the technical

developments in our industry and

its markets.“

At the beginning of this is the practiceoriented

IFOY Test by Dutch intralogistics

expert Theo Egberts. He compared

the finalists with the relevant solutions

and equipment in the competition.

LIVELY DISCUSSIONS IN

THE JURY MEETINGS

The industrial trucks underwent standardised

driving and functional tests,

including the IFOY Test protocol comprising

more than 80 criteria, which

takes into account factors such as

sustainability, cost-effectiveness, safety

and ergonomics of the nominees.

Digital Remembrance: B2B experts photograph nominees

Highlight tours: Information overview for guests

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Messe Dortmund: Hall 4, hall for testing NIMMSTA: Scanner on the glove CHEP: Mountains of blue pallets

In the second part of the audit, researchers

carried out the IFOY Innovation

Check. The scientists from Fraunhofer

IML and the Technical Universities

of Munich and Dresden assessed the

nominees in terms of market relevance,

customer benefits, type of performance

and degree of innovation.

The audit was concluded by the assessment

of the 26 international jurors

and their approved consultants. The

jury members, trade journalists from all

continents, were presented with all the

results of the IFOY Test as well as the

IFOY Innovation Check for the online

voting.

A novelty at TEST CAMP Intralogistics

was the first live test of the VDA 5050

interface. The world premiere of the

so-called AGV Mesh-Up of the VDMA

Materials Handling and Intralogistics

Association took place in the test hall.

A WORLD PREMIERE:

THE AGV MESH-UP

On an action area, the participating

experts were able to examine various

AGVs from different manufacturers that

drove under a uniform control system

and communicated in a common data

language. The project was set up by a

group of AGV users and manufacturers

under the coordination of the German

Association of the Automotive Industry

(VDA) and the VDMA Materials Handling

and Intralogistics Association. The manufacturers

arculus, DS AUTOMATION,

the KION Group with the STILL brand,

SAFELOG, Siemens and also SSI Schäfer

took part with an AGV.

DIGITAL

CONCEPT

Because both the international

IFOY Jury from 19 countries

and some B2B experts who

had registered for TEST CAMP

Intralogistics were unable to

travel due to the corona pandemic,

the IFOY organisation

developed a digital concept with

streamings and videos. The jury

sessions were held in Zoom and

the highlight tour was recorded.

In addition, the IFOY Organisation

made short videos (p. 89) of

the nominees and IFOY Partners,

which were also placed on

the website of the IFOY AWARD

(www.ifoy.org) and in the social

media channels.

Curious: Intralogistics experts from Metzger Logistik

I would like to have that: Guests ask the nominees

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GARBE: IFOY Logistics real estate partner

IT experts: Brains behind the AGV Mesh-Up

Journalists with masks: Jurors on a Zoom call

In-depth discussions with developers, researchers and other

B2B experts as well as test drives with industrial trucks are the

USPs of TEST CAMP Intralogistics.

Who will win an IFOY AWARD 2021 in

the end? The answer to this question

remains exciting.

The 26 IFOY Jurors have already voted.

But the result will traditionally only be

revealed at the IFOY AWARD Night.

Anyone thinking about taking part in the

world‘s largest intralogistics award can

already find out more on the website

www.ifoy.org.

IFOY Nominees

belong to the

best of the best in

intralogistics.

P. Bender (B2B-Gast) S. Schmel (VDMA) F. Brouart (STILL) M. Bauer (idealworks)

Innovation Checker Guido Follert at a drone from HHLA-Sky

100 B2B experts with innovation and investment interest

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TESTCAMP

INTRALOGISTICS INNOVATIONS TO TOUCH

NEUTRAL TESTING, HANDS-ON TESTING AND NETWORKING WITH LOGISTICS DECISION MAKERS

Asked about...

Experience innovations and test them hands-on: 100 B2B experts

were admitted to the TEST CAMP Intralogistics. How did the

professionals benefit from this offer in 2021? Visitor comments at a

glance.

BY THILO JÖRGL AND STEFANIE NONNENMANN

Logistics Manager,

Warsteiner Gruppe

Uwe Salvey

“We had interesting and intensive

discussions at TEST CAMP Intralogistics

and were presented with

very innovative solutions. There

will definitely be follow-up talks

with some companies. All exhibitors

took a lot of time to talk. We

will be back in 2022.“

CEO,

RIO - The Logistics Flow

Jan Kaumanns

“TEST CAMP Intralogistics is simply fun:

Here you can already experience the

future. The AGV Mesh-Up was particularly

interesting for me. That‘s the future at your

fingertips.“

Machine Sales, Mey Maschinenbau

Jutta Ulbricht

“The last time I saw so much

industry know-how was in 2018

at the AGV conference. It is impressive

to experience live the

VDA5050 interface required at

the time, now implemented in

the AGV Mesh-up.“

Head of Logistics, Metzger Logistik

Philip Bender

“We were here for the second time

looking for new innovations. The

IFOY TEST DAYS and the TEST

CAMP Intralogistics are a great

place to meet other people, developers

and experts from different

companies. You can talk without

any stress at all!“

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Nach

100 B2B

Experts

Highlight tours, contact with developers

and scientists, technical

discussions with colleagues

and testing equipment yourself:

100 B2B experts came to TEST

CAMP Intralogistics at Messe

Dortmund, which is integrated

into the IFOY TEST DAYS, on two

days. Their conclusion:

“We‘ll be back!“

Director Purchasing/Buying/Production,

Rabe Fashion Group

Nils Bücker

„By showcasing the latest

ideas and innovations, it

was possible to directly

engage in very productive

technical discussions,

which makes this event so

valuable. Networking with

recognised industry professionals

will also help us as

Rabe Fashion Group in our

process optimisation.“

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INSIDE

AN INTERVIEW WITH GORDON RISKE

Mr. Riske, you started at VDMA Materials Handling and

Intralogistics Association in February 2020, shortly before

the first lockdown. What is your personal conclusion after

one year?

The Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit were, of course, the

all-dominant topics last year, also at VDMA. But there were

also other important topics – such as the extension of the

transition engine and the VDA 5050 interface, a real milestone

in the intralogistics sector. All in all, it was a very active

year. And as VDMA, we can be very satisfied with the results

of that year.

What have been the biggest challenges for intralogistics

companies since the beginning of the pandemic?

On the one hand there were a lot of uncertainties: material

shortages, the instability of the production systems, getting

service people out to the customers – only to name a few.

Installing a new warehouse was sometimes impossible. But

on the other hand, the demand for new often digital solutions

started to grow in the second half of 2020. There was

much more pressure on the companies being competitive.

In the spring of 2020, the pandemic hit us hard. But already

in the fourth quarter of 2020, we started to deal with it.

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What will change for intralogistics after the crisis?

The crisis will give us a boost in topics such as digitalisation,

automation and sustainability. There are customers

who are already asking us: How many human touch points

do you have in your system on average per day? And how

can you reduce these touch points? This topic will continue

to accompany us. Electrification also plays an important

role.

In which areas do intralogistics providers still need to

make improvements?

Everyone understands that digitisation is important. But

there are other areas where understanding and readiness

are not as embedded as they should be. One example is the

topic of sustainability. This is not just a task facing society

as a whole. Every company can and must do something.

We really need to develop long term strategies. Another

example is the topic of speed. German companies in particular

want to plan everything and tend to over-engineer

things. And sometimes they are afraid of just getting

started. If you look at Asian competitors, the willingness to

accept mistakes is much greater. But the speed of getting

things done is also much greater. Speed is part of innovation.

Digitalisation has made things more transparent. If we

in Germany are too slow and not willing to take a risk, then

we will fall behind the Asian competition.

"The IFOY

AWARD has

adapted very

much to the

technical

development of

our industry!"

VDMA

How do you assess the development of the IFOY AWARD?

It has developed very nicely over the years. In 2013, you

could see a lot of forklifts. Now we see a lot of intralogistics

devices, software and AGVs. The IFOY AWARD has been

very much in line with the technical development of our

industry and its markets. It has an international professional

jury and the worldwide online reach is more than 800

million plus 3,000 articles per year. It is a broad message

that is sent out globally.

Technical discussions (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael ten

Homel (Fraunhofer IML), Michael Hauger (KION Group), Gordon Riske

(VDMA/KION Group) and Anita Würmser.

Part of the TEST CAMP Intralogistics 2021 is the AGV

Mesh-Up initiated by the VDMA. What will be shown at

the first live test of the VDA 5050 interface?

For the inexperienced observers it might not be very clear.

All they see is a bunch of AGVs running around in a test

area with music playing in the background. But think

about it.

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These AGVs are running by themselves, they have sensors,

cameras and tracking systems. Sometimes they get

close – but they never bump into each other. The AGVs

from all the different manufacturers are running under

one common interface – the VDA 5050. The interface

allows interoperability between different devices from

different companies on one system. From a customer´s

point of view that means: I have the choice of different

suppliers for products. Because the devices can communicate

with each other via one interface. What we

are seeing here, is a world premiere.

Which technical trends in intralogistics do you think

will become important for the IFOY AWARD in the next

few years?

We will certainly see a bigger component of software, of

high-speed sensors and automation. Much more of our

future products will run autonomously. All the preparation

work to enable that technology will certainly be the

ongoing trend in the coming years.

The interview with Gordon Riske during IFOY TEST

DAYS 2021 was conducted by Thilo Jörgl.

How important is the VDA 5050 interface for suppliers

in intralogistics?

New products take off once they reach cost, competitiveness

and scalability. A common interface provides

scalability. It is just like years ago with 2G, 3G, 4G and

now 5G. Without that standard, it would be impossible

for us to communicate with our smart phones the way

we do now. If you think of the AGV as a smart device

going forward with one communication standard – that

will bring costs down, increase reliability and give the

customer a choice. The standard will help the industry

to grow.

Will the VDA 5050 also be successful outside Europe?

If we are fast enough and make it happen, yes. It is

certainly the aspiration to have the VDA 5050 as a global

standard just as the VDI or the ISO standards. We are

doing pioneering work here that certainly has the potential

for global reach.

THE PERSON

GORDON RISKE

Gordon Riske joined KION GROUP AG in 2007 and

has been CEO of the Group since 2008. Prior to

that, the American-born Gordon Riske was

Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutz AG from

2000 to 2007.

From 1982 to 2000, he held various management

positions at KUKA in the USA and Germany, most

recently as CEO of KUKA Roboter GmbH.

On February 4, 2020, the Executive Board of the

VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics

Association elected Gordon Riske as Chairman of

the Executive Board.

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IFOY TEST CERT

IT IS NOT ONLY THE WORLD'S LARGEST INTRALOGISTICS TEST, BUT ALSO THE TOUGHEST: AT

THE IFOY TEST DAYS AT THE DORTMUND EXHIBITION CENTRE, THE PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

NOMINATED FOR THE IFOY AWARD FROM 14 MANUFACTURERS UNDERWENT A MULTI-STAGE

TEST PROCEDURE OVER THE COURSE OF A WEEK. GORDON RISKE, CEO OF THE KION GROUP

AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF THE VDMA MATERIALS HANDLING AND INTRALOGISTICS

ASSOCIATION, AND IFOY JURY CEO ANITA WÜRMSER PRESENTED THE AUDIT CERTIFICATES.

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Only those innovations that have passed the three-part IFOY Audit

and undergone the independent test are allowed to use the

"Best in Intralogistics" seal. This year, representatives from

14 companies were very happy: arculus, Cargotec

Engineering, HAI ROBOTICS, Hänel, H+E

Produktentwicklung, HHLA Sky, the BMW

subsidiary idealworks, Interroll Group,

NIMMSTA, OPPIDUM TIC,

STILL, SYNAOS, VOLUME

Lagersysteme and

WAKU Robotics.

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Full programme for the jury, live

and digital:

Three sessions, jury tour

and testing

Jury Tour:

Three minutes

per nominee,

then individual

testing.

HOW IFOY TESTS

Since 2013, products and solutions have been

competing for the IFOY AWARD. The categories

range from counterbalanced trucks and warehouse

technology equipment to AGVs, robots and software

for intralogistics. The path to the IFOY AWARD is not

easy. In a multi-stage process, applicants must first

clear the nomination hurdle before they are admitted

to the IFOY TEST DAYS, which take place at the

Messe Dortmund exhibition centre. There, the threepart

IFOY Audit awaits the finalists.

In the IFOY Office: This is where the

test reports are written.

1. THE IFOY TEST

The audit starts with the practice-oriented IFOY

Test conducted by Dutch trade journalist Theo

Egberts. He has the largest comparative database of

independent test data in Europe. It is regarded as the

benchmark for industrial trucks. The test compares

the nominees with the relevant competitor trucks.

The vehicles undergo individually tailored driving or

functional tests, including the IFOY Test protocol,

which comprises around 80 criteria and includes,

among other things

factors such as economy and energy efficiency,

sustainability, safety and ergonomics of the nominated

products and solutions.

2. THE IFOY

INNOVATION CHECK

The innovation value is one of the essential evaluation

criteria for the jurors. To assess the value of an innovation

from the technological standpoint,

Hybrid

jury meeting

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IFOY Innovation Checker

Fottner (right)

The Best-in-Intralogistics

certificate is the visible sign of

the high degree of innovation of

the nominated equipment and

solutions. Only the innovations

that have faced the IFOY Audit are

allowed to carry the seal.

3. THE JURY TEST

The audit traditionally concludes with the evaluation

of the finalists by the jurors and their approved

advisors. The jury members, trade journalists from

all over the world, are not only presented with all

the results of the IFOY Test and the scientific IFOY

Innovation Check for their voting, but also test them

themselves.

a technology comparison with the market standards

is necessary. This is the content of the scientific IFOY

Innovation Check, part two of the audit. Scientists

from Fraunhofer IML and the Technical Universities

in Dresden and Munich assessed the finalists in terms

of market relevance, customer benefits, type of

execution and degree of innovation. The innovations

of the products mentioned by the manufacturers in

their brochures and presentations are traced on site

by means of visual inspections and with the aid of a

functional test.

IFOY Tester:

Theo Egberts

IFOY Innovation Checker

Anders, Schmidt, Follert,

Fottner

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THE

IFOY

TESTERS

When they enter the test hall, it gets quiet at

the finalists' booths. The IFOY AWARD testers

are feared, because their judgment counts.

Innovation Checkers and material

handling specialists at the Chair of Technical

Logistics at TU Dresden: Prof. Dr. Thorsten

Schmidt (top) ...

BY ANITA WÜRMSER

Is it a real innovation or a successful development?

How do the performance values

compare to the competition? What about

customer benefits, manufacturing details

and features? Nowhere is there more

testing and inspecting than at the IFOY

AWARD. Those nominated for the final must

undergo a one-week audit. The results give

the jurors important clues for their vote.

... and Martin Anders.

This year, four logistics scientists and the

Dutch test team put the IFOY Finalists

through their paces in Hall 4 of IFOY Partner

Messe Dortmund. In total, the experts

inspected and tested 17 products and solutions

from 14 manufacturers under corona

conditions, i.e. antigen self-test before

entering the test hall, FFP2 mask, social

distance rules and hygiene concept.

Part 1 of the IFOY Audit was the practiceoriented

IFOY Test by Dutch trade journalist

Theo Egberts. This measures the hard

facts and compares them with the relevant

competitive products. The vehicles undergo

individually tailored driving or functional

tests, including the IFOY Test protocol comprising

around 80 criteria, which determines,

among other things, the economy and

energy efficiency, sustainability, safety and

ergonomics of the equipment.

The second part of the IFOY Audit is the

scientific innovation check. It is conducted

by the Dortmund Fraunhofer Institute for

Material Flow and Logistics (IML), the Chair

of Technical Logistics at the University

of Dresden, and the Chair of Materials

Handling, Material Flow Logistics at the

Technical University of Munich.

The IFOY Innovation Check team checked

the nominees on the spot in the hall in

terms of market relevance, customer benefits,

type of execution and degree of innovation.

In addition, the scientists verified

the innovations stated by the manufacturers

and evaluate in a technology comparison

whether they are innovative further developments,

successful new developments

or genuine innovations. A five-point rating

scale is used as a guide: "non-existent,"

"less," "balanced," "good" and "very good".

Prof. Dr. Johannes Fottner, fml - Chair

of Materials Handling, Material Flow

Logistics at the TU Munich. He is

an expert for AGVs and

robots. He also reviewed

the start-ups.

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IFOY

Innovation

Checkers

(from left):

Anders, Schmidt,

Fottner, Egberts,

Follert.

IFOY Tester Theo Egberts,

logistics journalist and the

number 1 forklift tester.

Guido Follert, Head of

the Machines and

Systems Department

at Fraunhofer IML. He

is an expert for many

intralogistics

innovations.

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A Perfect Match

With the first-time staging of IFOY TEST DAYS and TEST CAMP Intralogistics at Messe Dortmund you can say: What

belongs together is coming together. The leading innovation award for the intralogistics industry is coming to the

top logistics location in the Ruhr metropolis for the first time in 2021.

More than 900 logistics companies are located in Dortmund, together employing around 27,000 people. But what

makes the city in the Ruhr region an ideal logistics location? First of all: the location. Dortmund is located in the

heart of Germany and in the centre of Europe. Within an hour, you can reach almost ten million inhabitants of the

Ruhr region, and as many as 40 percent of EU citizens live within a radius of no more than 500 kilometres. Excellent

connections are provided by six motorways, a hub in the rail network, Europe‘s largest canal port with a container

terminal and Dortmund Airport.

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*

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Dortmund

the heart of

logistics

Logistics companies find the best

conditions for success in Dortmund

not only because of the infrastructure.

The city has been very active

in creating suitable sites, especially

in the revitalisation of brownfields, the

preparation of industrial brownfields as

land for new buildings.

Revitalised brownfields

A prime example of this is the Westfalenhütte

site, which was created in this way.

Today, more than 6,500 people are once

again working on the site of the former

Westfalenhütte on around 225,000 square

metres of logistics and office space. Wellknown

industry players such as DB Schenker,

Rewe Dortmund Frischelogistik, Amazon

and Decathlon have settled and invested

there. Developer Prologis is planning a logistics

park of up to 90,000 square metres on a

16-hectare section.

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In the northwest of Dortmund on the border with Castrop-Rauxel

is the area where the Knepper coal-fired power plant once

was. Not much can be seen of it today: The dismantling of the

old plants is already in full swing. The companies Hagedorn and

SEGRO are developing the 60-hectare site into an industrial park

with a logistics focus.

Especially in logistics, access to qualified personnel is becoming

increasingly important in times of a shortage of skilled

workers. Because the young talents of today are the skilled

workers of tomorrow, the city attaches great importance to

competent and comprehensive training, and that also in the

logistics sector. There are courses of study in logistics at the

Technical University and the University of Applied Sciences, and

both institutions are also well networked with the Fraunhofer

Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), which has been

based in Dortmund since 1981 and is jointly responsible for the

IFOY Innovation Check. Around 350 scientists as well as 250

doctoral students and undergraduates work there on holistic

solutions for internal and external issues.

Research meets entrepreneurship

Fraunhofer IML is also a good example of the close connection

between science and business. Among other things, it is the

main sponsor of the Digital.Hub Logistics, which advises and

supports medium-sized companies in the development of digital

business. The Logistics and IT Service Centre, which is part

of the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering

(ISST), is also located in Dortmund and has found important

industry partners in local companies such as Boehringer

Ingelheim. Like all other sectors of the economy, logistics is becoming

increasingly digital. Dortmund is therefore increasingly

focusing on interdisciplinary networking of logistics, especially

with the IT sector. The e-port, for example, forms a good interface

between logistics and the IT sector.

is to dovetail it even more closely with AI. This was most recently

anchored in Dortmund in the form of a new competence

field in the Science 2.0 master plan. The declared goal is a “Silicon

Economy“ for logistics. The large-scale project under the

leadership of Fraunhofer IML is dedicated to the task of creating

an open-source infrastructure for a platform economy of the

future. This is intended to provide the basis for the economic

use of AI solutions with new services, technologies and applications

in logistics and supply chain management, and in this way

enable participation for German SMEs.

The “Silicon Economy“ project is being funded with 25 million

euros by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital

Infrastructure and is already bearing its first fruits: The

first start-up is in the starting blocks. A team of founders from

Fraunhofer IML is launching an app-controlled platform for

cloud-based load carrier management based on artificial intelligence.

But even far from big business, Dortmund has qualities that

make the city attractive not only for companies, but also for

their employees. The mix of art and culture, urbanity and green

spaces, international flair and Ruhr area mentality also

made a lasting impression on visitors to IFOY TEST

DAYS and TEST CAMP Intralogistics in March

2021.

The “Big Picture“: Silicon

Economy

In general, one focus of future work

in the field of logistics

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Lord Mayor of

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Mr. Westphal, you

are the Lord Mayor of

Dortmund, the city where the

TEST DAYS of the IFOY AWARD

and the TEST CAMP Intralogistics were

held for the first time in 2021. How did it

feel for you when your city chosen?

We felt honoured, after all the IFOY

AWARD is the most important intralogistics

award worldwide. It stands for

innovation and practice, just like Dortmund.

The heart of logistics research

beats here, and big names in the industry

are based here. We don‘t just talk about

logistics, we do logistics..

What name has Dortmund already

made for itself in terms of logistics and

where is the journey to go in the coming

years?

I think with what the city has achieved

in the logistics sector, the numbers

speak for themselves: More than 900

companies from this sector are based

here, including major global players

such as DB Schenker, IKEA and Amazon,

to name just three. In addition, we

are also excellently positioned in logistics

education at universities and in research

through Fraunhofer IML, among

others. In the future, we want to dovetail

all areas even better and make ourselves

more visible on the international stage.

What is

the importance

of the Ruhr

region for Germany

as a logistics location?

Its central location in the heart

of Germany gives the Ruhr metropoli

great importance. The distances are

short, the connections excellent, the

potential in business and science great.

In addition, forward-looking developments

are being driven here, for example

in the field of artificial intelligence,

which will have an impact far beyond

the Ruhr region.

The fact that logistics has a special status

in Dortmund is not surprising, considering

that you yourself were at home

in logistics for many years. What characterises

good logistics in particular?

I see two main characteristics: First, holistic

thinking. Logistics is much more

than the movement of goods. It is also

about the movement of data and people.

And second, interdisciplinarity. Hardly

any other industry is as interdisciplinary

as logistics. The interface to IT in particular

is becoming increasingly important

in Industry 4.0.

... and now you are Lord Mayor and thus

fully committed to your city. Asked in

general terms: What more could politicians

do to support Germany as a logistics

location? Where are the biggest

deficits?

I certainly still see a greatest potential for

development in accelerating the transformation

of transportation and in the

nationwide expansion of fibre optics.

And while we are making great efforts at

the city level to reduce bureaucratic hurdles,

conditions must also be created at the

federal level to ensure that Germany

remains competitive and fit for

the future as a logistics location.

Let‘s stay in Dortmund: You already

mentioned that the topic of logistics research

by Fraunhofer IML plays a very

special role here, especially with regard

to technologies in the warehouse

of the future. Are there any topics that

are particularly close to your personal

heart and where do you think the greatest

need for research lies in logistics?

Quite clearly: digital technologies.

Whether the Internet of Things, machine

learning or artificial intelligence,

this is where the future of logistics is. In

Dortmund, our target is the “Silicon Economy“,

an open-source infrastructure

for platform economies. In the future,

the most successful business models in

logistics will come from this area. Fraunhofer

IML is playing a major role in this.

In your opinion, what are the most important

logistics trends of the future?

What will be decisive in logistics in the

coming decades?

I think the potential at the interface between

logistics and IT. In the future, processes

will be optimised with the help

of big data, and partners in the supply

chain will be networked with cloud solutions.

Inevitably, the issue of cyber security

will also gain in importance.

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Name

MOFFETT E4-25.3NX

IFOY Category

Special Vehicle

Engine

Electric

Load capacity

2.500 kg

Market launch 16.11.2020

Truck-mounted

forklifts. They are

known as loud and

dirty. The MOFFETT is

the opposite: quiet and

clean. Perfect, also for

any environmental

balance.

By Thilo Jörgl

REALLY

CLEAN

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VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

The product is in line with the trend of the time thanks to the

electric, innovative approach. The big advantage: zero

emissions in terms of exhaust gases and noise. Interesting is

the cost savings compared to diesel trucks after two to three

years. The truck is an innovative and professionally

implemented solution. The change in weight distribution

requires an adjustment of the stability by means of

extendable supports. The tipping edge is set to the front.

Compared to the diesel forklift, the mass has been increased

only slightly.

IFOY TEST HARD FACTS

MOFFETT E4-25.3NX

Productivity max. (pallets/h) 38,81

Driving speed (with load, km/h) 10,38

Battery voltage (V) 48

Battery capacity (Ah) 222

Lifting speed with load (cm/sec) 15,53

Maximum lifting height (mm) 3600

Market relevance +

Customer benefit ++

Degree of innovation ++

Quality of implementation ++

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced/ - less / -- not available

TEST REPORT The demand for

clean and quiet deliveries is continuously

increasing in the wake

of climate change. New solutions,

especially for night-time hours

and in populated areas, are more

in demand than ever. Cargotec

(MOFFETT) Engineering Ireland

now offers a suitable answer

with the MOFFETT E4-25.3NX.

The MOFFETT E-NX is the second

generation of the world's first

all-electric, three-wheel drive

truck. It is a virtually silent and

emission-free alternative to the

majority of vehicles still powered

by internal combustion engines

that are used to deliver construction

materials, food, agricultural

products and countless

other goods around the world.

The MOFFETT even enables

goods to be delivered indoors.

The noise level of the electric

forklift is so low that it can be

used at night without disturbing

residents. In addition, the driver

does not need hearing protection

and can therefore better

perceive his surroundings, which

is a real plus in terms of safety.

The low-vibration electronic

drive also increases driving

comfort and significantly

reduces fatigue for the driver.

The switch to electric driving also

pays off financially. Both fuel and

maintenance costs are noticeably

lower. The manufacturer

calculates a return on investment

of 2.5 to four years. By the

way: The average life cycle of a

truck-mounted forklift is eight

years. Of course, the battery of

this electric vehicle also needs to

be charged regularly. This can be

done with a separate charger, but

also while driving. This ensures

that the truck-mounted forklift

remains ready for use even

during longer distribution trips.

All MOFFETT e-Series NX trucks

are equipped with Hi-Connect.

The tool monitors a total of more

than 100 machine parameters,

most notably potential overload.

Key parameters, such as remaining

battery capacity, operator

safety and service messages,

are shown on the display.

Safety is a top priority on the

MOFFETT. The truck is equipped

with both an orange lap belt and

a safety bar. Both must be used

before the truck can be activated.

During testing, the MOFFETT

E4-25.3NX proved to be whisper

quiet yet extremely powerful. The

acceleration is powerful and the

driving speed of 10 kilometres per

hour is sufficiently high. It hardly

makes a difference whether you

drive with or without a load.

The lifting speed of 15.5 centimetres

per second is completely

sufficient for this type of forklift.

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LIKE

ON

FEATHERS

BY THILO JÖRGL

Name STILL EXH-S 25

IFOY Category

Engine

Load capacity

Special Vehicle

Elektro

2.500 kg

Market launch 15.09.2020

Competitors Jungheinrich ERE 225

Toyota LPE 250

Linde T 25 FP

TEST REPORT. To cut a long story short: The EXH-S 25 from

STILL is a real highlight among the low-platform trucks in terms

of ergonomics, safety and performance. For the first time, the

truck is no longer equipped with tiller steering, but with the

EasyDrive steering wheel, which the Hamburg-based manufacturer

has been using for its OPX order pickers up to now.

The intralogistics supplier developed the EXH-S 20/25 with 2

and 2.5 tonnes of load capacity, respectively, for loading and

unloading trucks and for horizontal transport. The travel speed

has been significantly increased to 14 kilometres per hour.

This means that even longer distances can be covered quickly

now. Its likewise particularly strong acceleration makes the

low-platform truck ideal for fast operations. In combination

with the new steering concept and improved ergonomics, the

EXH-S 20/25 opens up a new dimension for fast handling.

The more comfortable handling is noticeable in the driving

test. Although the EasyDrive steering wheel initially takes

some getting used to, the familiarisation phase

is very short. All the necessary controls are

on and around the steering wheel. The

drive program, the energy-saving

option and the creep speed

can also be selected on

the steering wheel.

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The entire steering console is continuously and very easily

adjustable in height.

The safe operation is most noticeable in the fact that the

hand remains on the steering wheel and the arms do not have

to swing to the left or right, as this is the case with a tillerguided

truck. This ensures that the operator remains within

the vehicle dimensions. A detail that is particularly important

because the width of the truck in this series is only 720 millimetres,

which is well below the dimensions of a Euro pallet.

Thanks to the handy steering wheel, the operator nevertheless

experiences the available operating space as sufficient.

The standing position is generous and the test vehicle is

equipped with a pneumatic suspension platform that can be

adjusted to the desired damping with the built-in compressor.

It almost feels like standing on springs in the test.

The tested EXH-S 25 with a lithium-ion battery not only

scores top marks across the board in the test thanks to its

ease of use and higher driving speeds, among other things.

The test team also measured the highest productivity in

this class. The truck also scores above average in terms of

energy consumption. The activated Blue-Q function even

reduces energy consumption by 15 percent for each pallet

movement, although productivity remains high.

Thanks to the fixed side walls, the user experiences a high

sense of safety. The optional foot sensor ensures that feet

stay on board. The space on the platform is so large that the

sensor was not once accidentally activated during testing.

If the operator leaves the platform, the truck stops automatically

and brakes to a standstill in a controlled manner.

Storage options in the test vehicle with lithium-ion battery

are limited. The test truck was equipped with

the steel version; the plastic version offers more storage

space and is also available for all products.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

The vehicle is innovative in terms of safety, operation and comfort.

The control system has been completely rethought. The truck has

an easily adjustable pneumatic platform. The technical

implementation is very high quality.

Market relevance ++

Customer benefit ++

Degree of innovation +

Quality of implementation ++

++ very good/ + good/ Ø balanced / - less / - - not available

IFOY TEST HARD FACTS EXH-S 25 Ø*

Productivity max. (pallets/h) 96 84,9

Productivity eco (pallets/h) 89,4 80

Consumption max. (kWh/100 pallets) 1,62 1,65

Consumption eco (kWh/100 pallets) 1,38 1,45

Driving speed (with load, km/h) 10,14 8,89

Acceleration (with load, sec/10 m) 5,3 6,28

* Average of other vehicles in this class.

ONE PARTICULAR ADVANTAGE IS THAT

THE BLUE Q FUNCTION REDUCES

ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY 15

PERCENT, WHILE PRODUCTIVITY

REMAINS HIGH.

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Master of the handover

Loading large goods easily

BY THILO JÖRGL

For many years, it has been impossible to imagine

intralogistics without tugger trains. With the HUSKi, H+E

Produktentwicklung from Moritzburg in Germany presents

a solution for transporting large goods manually, semiautomatically

or autonomously.

Name

H+E Produktentwicklung, HUSKi

IFOY Category

Special of the Year

Engine

Electric

Load capacity

1.500 kg

Market launch 02.11.2020

TEST REPORT How the HUSKi automatically brings large goods

to the desired location, for example along a production or

assembly line, was demonstrated during the IFOY TEST DAYS

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VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

With the HUSKi, a well-known concept was variably adapted to

larger, bulky goods by H+E Product Development. The technical

implementation is of high quality and very good.

Market relevance

Ø

Customer benefit +

Degree of innovation

Ø

Quality of implementation ++

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not available

with a manually operated tractor. For precise

positioning at the pick-up stations, the tugger

was equipped with a laser pointer and lines

were marked on the ground.

The positioning of the HUSKi requires

some skill. The perfectly correct position

is checked by two light barriers, one on

the HUSKi and one on the transfer station.

If the cells face each other correctly, the

control indicators on the tugger display

turn green and the transfer can begin.

On the touch display, the operator selects the

desired operation. According to the IFOY testers,

the pictograms are not always intuitive.

Once the task is selected, the transfer

can be activated. To do this, the operator

has to turn around. They can then press

the button on the back of the tugger.

Since the operator is standing turned around

on the machine, they have the handover process

in view and can intervene quickly in an

emergency. During the handover, the HUSKi

actively communicates with the system. In

autonomous mode, the vehicle independently

and safely finds its position and automatically

aligns the goods carrier before transferring

the goods in the predefined manner.

If necessary, built-in sensors check whether

the load is positioned centrally on the HUSKi.

The system is brand-independent. In combination

with the intelligence of the tugger,

the HUSKi transports its goods precisely.

The system is also customisable and can

be adapted to specific needs. For example,

the transfer stations are mobile and can be

placed at a different location very easily.

The trailer is supplied with power from

the tugger via a 24-volt plug connection. A

charging function is therefore not required.

The energy consumption is so low that even

the battery of the tugger is only minimally

affected.

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SMART

MOVER!

BY THILO JÖRGL

Name

IFOY Category

Interroll Group, Smart Pallet Mover

Special of the Year

T

he Interroll Smart Pallet Mover, or

SPM for short, is a new robotic

solution designed for manufacturing

logistics, but it also offers

benefits in other intralogistics

environments, such

as picking in logistics or

sequencing activities.

TEST REPORT. The logistical handling around

processing machines such as laser cutting

systems and press brakes is often not or

hardly automated. The SPM from the Swiss

manufacturer Interroll changes that.

The design is based on a novel concept that

separates the "carrying" and "drive" functions.

This enables a simple modular mechanical

design that combines the drive and control

functions for the entire conveyor on one robot.

The SPM is designed to easily transport and

buffer pallets or boxes weighing up to 1000

kilograms. It consists of four main components:

a non-driven roller conveyor section,

a battery-powered unit on rails, a transfer

section and a really intuitive online tool for programming

and connecting it to other machines.

The mobile, autonomous conveyor system

is flexible and scalable and can be

used, for example, as an efficient extension

of static roller conveyors.

The desired design can be configured entirely

online, with the positive effect that

costs and budgeting are transparent from

the outset. The installation is then implemented

and set up as plug-and-play. An

implementation time of only two to three

days is possible, according to Interroll.

The control system is self-optimising

and allows for good planning of preventive

maintenance or prioritisation of

tasks. Downtimes caused by manual activities

are thus a thing of the past.

According to the manufacturer Interroll,

productivity increases of up to 30 percent

are possible in certain business cases.

Another advantage is that no super flat floor

is required. As the mover runs on a rail and

the feet can be easily adjusted, the system

can also be easily used in existing, less flat

environments with an old floor. A real benefit

for customers who have old warehouses.

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With its digital connectivity and intrinsic

safety settings, the SPM works effortlessly in

both manual and automated environments.

Workers do not have to enter unsafe areas.

That reduces the risk of accidents.

A big plus of the solution is that no fencing

is required. Even if there is fencing,

for example for a laser cutting machine,

it does not hinder the solution.

The SPM, according to the test conclusion,

enables Interroll to automate where it has

rarely been used before: upstream of production

logistics. Waiting times and downtimes

make way for just-in-time delivery and intelligent

buffering. The Interroll Smart Pallet

Mover thus significantly increases productivity

and safety in production environments

by automating in a completely new way.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

The Smart Pallet Mover is a versatile,

integrated solution with new technical

approaches. The product impresses with an

innovative, uniform software solution for

planning and control. Complex systems can

be realised with low costs. The effort in

terms of installation and operation is low.

Market relevance +

Customer benefit ++

Degree of innovation ++

Quality of implementation ++

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced /

- less / -- not available

A big plus of the Interroll

solution: No fencing is

required for the Smart Pallet

Mover!

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Joy of

transportt

BY STEFANIE NONNENMANN

Name

IFOY Category

Engine

Load capacity

Competitors

idealworks, iw.hub

AGV

Electric

1.000 kg

MiR1000

Fetch Robotics freight 1500

OTTO Motors 1500

With the iw.hub, idealworks, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BMW

Group, delivers an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) at a competitive

price. According to the Munich-based company, the innovative

solution is up to 50 per cent cheaper than existing solutions on

the market while offering the same functionalities, and is also

successfully in use at the group‘s parent company BMW.

TEST REPORT. The Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) measures

641 x 1440 millimetres (width x length) and has a minimum

underride height of 22 centimetres. In mixed traffic with other

manually operated or autonomous vehicles, the AMR

reaches a speed of about 2.2 metres per second (just

under 8 kilometres per hour). This makes the

iw.hub one of the faster AMRs. The maximum

payload is 1,000 kilograms. At

least as important as the payload

is its flexibility for use. The AMR

drives fully autonomously

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with the help of

SLAM navigation

technology. A

starting position

and the desired

pick-up locations are

sufficient for the robot

to independently create a

map of the surroundings.

Sensors on the AMR continuously

scan the environment and optimise

the route in real time. Possible (temporary)

obstacles are detected by the AMR

and bypassed independently. Even if a load

is not positioned correctly, the robot detects

this with the help of a 3D camera on the front. In

this case, the iw.hub automatically corrects its position

so that the loads are always picked up correctly.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

Behind the iw.hub is an innovative control concept with high

flexibility. The performance of the robot is impressive, especially

in picking up poorly positioned loads and speed.

Market relevance ++

Customer benefit ++

Degree of innovation +

Quality of implementation ++

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not available

A detail for car fans: The iw.hub is powered by a lithiumion

cell from the BMW i3. A fully charged battery is sufficient

for at least eight hours of operation. Another important detail:

Intermediate charging is possible via any standard 220-volt socket.

The AMR is programmed to charge only when the battery capacity

is less than 50 percent and no transport jobs are scheduled. When

approaching the charging station, the iw.hub automatically checks

its position and corrects it, if necessary, with the help of reflectors

mounted in the charging station. A charging cycle takes 1.5 hours.

According to the manufacturer, the system can be implemented in

just two days without the need for structural changes. This brings

a factory-in-one-day within reach, where a factory can be set up

with robots in a very short time. The deployment in a new environment

is shortened by the support of an AI-based digital twin.

The iw.hub has a cloud-based control platform (AnyFleet)

that enables standardised integration of third-party devices

based on the VDA 5050 interface. The control platform is

used for mapping, order control, fleet and traffic management

and has an intuitive user interface. This makes it easy

for any user to learn and operate the system in no time.

„The iw.hub brings the

factory-in-one-day

close to reality.“

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Name

IFOY Category

Engine

HAI ROBOTICS, HAIPICK A42T

AGV

Electric

High, higher, HAIPICK

A42T: How HAI ROBOTICS

wants to impress with a

telescopic, autonomous

case-handling robot.

By Thilo Jörgl

SUPER

HIGH

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TEST REPORT. With the HAIPICK A42T, the

manufacturer HAI ROBOTICS from Shenzhen,

China, is aiming high. The product is

the world's first telescopic autonomous

case handling robot (ACR). The telescopic

lifting function enables a flexible working

range of 0.25 to 6.50 metres. The robot itself

maintains its standard height of 3.70 metres.

The robot is intended for intelligent and

efficient goods-to-person order picking

in warehouses with different heights. The

available space is utilised to the maximum,

resulting in a high storage density.

The system intelligently identifies, locates

and picks the desired item. Each

storage location has a 2D code for this

purpose. The HAIPICK robot first scans

the position code and then the bin code.

recharged in just 45 minutes. This makes

the system suitable for 24/7 operations.

The HAIPICK system is scalable and can

be easily expanded with more ACRs,

more workstations or more racking systems

depending on requirements. Other

storage systems such as miniloads or

shuttles can also be integrated. A unique

device, according to the IFOY Test.

Other advantages include a fast return

on investment, low costs, high efficiency

through the integration of a variety

of workstations and equipment.

The highlight here: The system is designed

for mixed picking of both totes and

cartons of different sizes. The ACR can

pick up to six totes at a time and transport

them to one or more workstations.

Obstacles such as sprinklers, doors, fans

and other height-limiting objects are

registered in the HAIQ software platform.

The ACR knows where the obstacles are,

can adjust its height and continue the

route. To further increase safety, the mast

can be equipped with additional sensors.

By default, the robots are active in a

closed area. If pedestrians are also on

the move there, the system can be expanded

with additional sensors. These

detect possible obstacles and ensure

that the robot comes to a safe stop.

Robots which are connected to the HAIQ

software platform can automatically switch

from one area of operation to another. The

device can also control lifts, provided they

are also connected to the HAIQ software

platform. In that case, data matrix codes

are installed in the lift to control the ACR

and allow it to be used on multiple floors.

The energy storage is also smart: The lithium

iron phosphate battery enables fast and

trouble-free intermediate charging. According

to the manufacturer, the battery can be

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

In the transition from manual warehouses to automated solutions,

the HAIPICK A42T is a good concept. The robustness of the solution

could not be conclusively assessed. The construction height is

large in view of the small surface area.

Market relevance +

Customer benefit

Degree of innovation -

Quality of implementation +

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not available

Ø

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An arithmetic genius

and an energy saver

BY THILO JÖRGL

Autonomous mobile robots (AMR) are on

the way up. This has been confirmed by

various studies for years. Numerous manufacturers

are developing hardware, for

example for the automated preparation of

goods in assembly or order picking according

to the goods-to-person principle.

TEST REPORT. The arculee2 from the

developer arculus is available in three

sizes with load capacities of up to one

tonne. The arculee2 is controlled by

a robot control unit that enables fleet

learning and over-the-air updates. All

data runs together on an integrated

card, from which the AMR is controlled.

The advantage here is that the number of

components and therefore the costs are

significantly reduced. Users ultimately

get noticeably more for their money. In

combination with the arculus Modular

Production System, the arculee2 transports

containers and pallets from one

Name

IFOY Category

Engine

Load capacity

Competitors

arculus, arculee2

AGV

Electric

1.000 kg

Grenzebach L1200S-Li,

Geek+ P1200R,

safelog M3

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VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

The arculee2 is a good implementation of a very innovative and

novel technique. It has very good standard controls and is very

performant. Negative points are not apparent.

Market relevance ++

Customer benefit ++

Degree of innovation ++

Quality of implementation +

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not available

workstation to another without predefined

paths. The AMR locates and navigates

freely based on sensor data fusion.

The robot collects information using

multiple sensors, accelerometers, cameras

and even body sound microphones.

Based on this data, the arculee2 creates

an image of the environment and the

performance of the robot. This enables

dynamic driving and navigation behaviour

and also helps to optimally and

efficiently plan reloading and service.

The exact positioning also behaves extremely

flexibly in the experimental setup

of the IFOY Test. For example, if the load

does not lie completely straight on, the

arculee2 recognises this and easily adjusts

its position in relation to the load. Most

calculations are performed in the robot

itself with minimal energy consumption.

Thanks to the patented electronics and

software architecture, upgrades can

be quickly and easily transferred to the

AMRs, for example via 5G or WiFi.

The arculee2 is a universal robot. The

functionality can be extended with various

attachments if required. The integrated battery

is charged online, ensuring maximum

availability. New charging points can be

added flexibly and within just ten minutes.

The test team is convinced that this

system can further increase efficiency

in both production and logistics environments

while saving valuable space. Its

predecessor version (arculee1) is currently

in productive use at customers such as

Audi and, according to arculus, enables

efficiency gains and space savings with an

availability of more than 99.5 per cent.

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One Size fits all

Name

IFOY Category

arculus, arculus Fleet

Intralogistics Software

BY THILO JÖRGL

What used to be at the top of every logistician‘s

wish list is now available on the market: With

arculus Fleet, arculus presents a manufacturer-independent

fleet management system

for automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

TEST REPORT. The system makes it possible

to use autonomous vehicles from

different suppliers in the same space,

regardless of the navigation technology,

kinematic properties and dimensions

of the AGVs. The basis is the standardised VDA 5050 interface.

arculus Fleet is part of the arculus Modular Production System

and can be used with arculus Warehouse (for goodsto-person

logistics) or arculus Modular Production

(for dynamic flow of goods). The system can also

be implemented as a stand-alone solution.

The functionalities are always the same

no matter which selection is made.

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In addition to the design and

optimisation of layouts, arculus

Fleet enables dynamic route

planning based on the current

traffic situation. Intelligent traffic management

is also one of the core

tasks of the system. For this, all

necessary objects must first be

configured, which takes place in

build mode. These include driving instructions

and speed limits, but also dimensions,

acceleration and braking capacity, energy

consumption, dimensions and orientation of the loads to

be transported, possible rolling gates, charging stations et

cetera.

„The software is

manufacturer-independent

and optimises the entire

system.“

Afterwards, the layout is verified in simulation mode, where all important

KPIs can be derived, including transport times, AGV utilisation and

possible traffic bottlenecks. The optimised layout can be used immediately

to operate the plant. In operation mode, specific operational and management

information is available, enabling intuitive operation and management of the system.

Major benefits for users include intelligent route planning based on real-time traffic

information. Further advantages: Planning, simulation, operation and optimisation

come from one software system. Traffic control is based on dynamically generated

information for each AMR and predictive path planning avoids jams.

The software also offers dedicated views for system operation, maintenance and

management, 2D/3D visualisation and monitoring, as well as userspecific

reports.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

The software is manufacturer-independent and optimises

the entire system. The tool seems to contradict the

goal of decentralisation. However, the software is certainly

useful for a certain time. One disadvantage: Interfaces

must be available or programmed in an elaborate way.

Market relevance ++

Customer benefit +

Degree of innovation

Ø

Quality of implementation

Ø

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not availabe

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Name

IFOY Category

HHLA SKY, Integrated Drone Control Centre

Intralogistics Software

BY THILO JÖRGL

The topic of drones in intralogistics is still new. Nevertheless, there

are plenty of interesting approaches already. HHLA Sky is the first

provider with a professional, scalable end-to-end drone system. The

HHLA Sky Integrated Drone Control Centre controls all processes

for the use of any drones and remote-controlled vehicles with just a

single platform. All regulations and guidelines are complied with in

the process.

TEST REPORT. Where other systems fly on sight and with only one

drone per pilot, users of the HHLA Sky Integrated Drone Control Centre

can move almost unrestrictedly beyond the visual line of sight

(BVLOS). More than 100 drones at various locations around the world

can be controlled simultaneously from this central control centre, a

clear USP of the software, judges the IFOY Test. The system helps to

improve data analysis with drones, make real-time decisions about

flight operations, optimise operational processes and minimise

risks through continuous monitoring, the IFOY Testers added.

HHLA SKY is targeting the system at companies that have large

corporate areas. These include the chemical industry, airports, car

manufacturers or seaports. However, the control centre can also be

a solution for manufacturers with globally distributed production

sites or industrial estates or freight transport centres with different

users.

With the help of the Integrated Drone Control Centre, complete

process chains can be mapped fully automatically and

quickly. Especially when the locations are physically separated

by roads, railways, rivers or lakes the system shortens transport

routes and reduces the time required to a minimum.

Documents, keys, material and liquid samples or papers for the

clearing of ships and or vehicles are brought to their destination

reliably and quickly. The tool also offers advantages with regard to

monitoring tasks or technical inspections.

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The unique

solution significantly

increases the

efficiency of

drone operations.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

The company HHLA Sky impresses with an integrated concept

that can be used not only for drones but also for

other transport vehicles. The software offers only limited

possibilities for use in the field of intralogistics.

Maret relevance -

Customer benefit

Degree of innovation +

Quality of implementation

Ø

Ø

IFOY TEST VERDICT

Drone use in logistics is currently still in its early days, but is one

of the fastest-growing market segments of all. With the Integrated

Drone Control Centre, HHLA Sky already offers a professional system

with all the necessary functions for the automatic and simultaneous

flight of a large number of drones over long distances and

out of sight. HHLA Sky Integrated Drone Control Centre sets a new

standard for the professional industrial use of drones. The unique

solution significantly increases the efficiency of drone operations.

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not available

For this purpose, the universal drone platform can be equipped with

cameras, sensors or speakers. The software is suitable for 90 to

95 per cent of operational situations. The hardware as well as the

software, consisting of a self-developed multi-purpose hexacopter

for loads up to 3.5 kilograms and a control centre application, are

designed for ambitious industrial use. A stable and powerful internet

connection is mandatory for all applications. The system can be

seamlessly integrated into an ERP system so that all systems are

integrated into one network.

The IFOY Test attests that the HHLA Sky Integrated Drone

Control Centre sets a new standard for the professional

industrial use of drones. A unique solution that significantly

increases the efficiency of drone operations.

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Perfectly

coordinated

Name

IFOY Category

STILL, Danfoss Project

Integrated Warehouse Solution

BY THILO JÖRGL

Danfoss not only stands for

sophisticated products in the

fields of motor and climate

control, pumps or solar energy.

It also stands for intelligent

logistics. For the new production warehouse of Danfoss Power Electronics

A/S in Tinglev, Denmark, STILL supplied a perfectly coordinated

combination of three automated series industrial trucks (MX-

X and EXV), including the installation of all system components.

Optimisations are carried out via the cloud using the iGo insights

tool. The ELOshield safety system protects pedestrians from approaching

vehicles.

Background: With the increase in the range of frequency converters

for electric motor controls, the manual production warehouses in

Gråsten and Kliplev reached a capacity limit. The Danfoss Production

Supervisor at the new Tinglev warehouse, Martin Rosengreen

Jessen, reports: “Increasing capacity by merging the warehouses

with automated storage was the goal. To ensure that we are also

flexibly equipped for the future, we decided to use STILL‘s iGo system

with automated industrial trucks.

Thanks to the full-service leasing, we will

always keep an eye on the warehousing

costs for the next six years.“ In the automated

warehouse, there are interfaces

between the pallet conveyor systems and

the AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) in

both the goods-in and goods-out areas.

The facility is divided into two areas:

Firstly, a narrow-aisle warehouse for fully

automated operation and secondly, a

semi-automated warehouse area. There, narrow

aisles for the MX-X alternate with wider aisles for manual order

picking from the two lower rows of seven-metre-high racks.

The new automated warehouse ensures daily truck deliveries every

three hours, five days a week, to production in nearby Gråsten. “The

time savings are enormous. One reason is the central warehousing,

but the main reason is the automation of our production warehouse,

which we run around the clock,“ Martin Rosengreen Jessen points

out clearly.

In 2020, STILL‘s series-produced industrial trucks were equipped

with the iGo systems automation kit for the end-to-end automation

of the material flow. Identical components, controls and interfaces

meant that a high-performance AGV was created in a very short

time.

A suitable sensor system was installed on the forks of the AGVs

for precise pallet detection. Various navigation technologies have

been coordinated for the safe and autonomous movement of

the vehicles. In the aisles, the MX-X are guided inductively. Outside,

all the AGVs navigate with modern laser scanners that

constantly measure the distances to the installed reflectors.

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After initial discussions in September 2018 and the contract being handed over in February

2019, the installation took place from January to May 2020. The AGVs are controlled and

monitored by a transport and traffic control system. Transport orders are generated by the

warehouse management system in the SAP host and transferred to the control system.

Around the clock, this generates a large amount of data, which is used to carry

out a thorough analysis of the automated warehouse as well as the processes

from a higher-level perspective in the Microsoft Cloud. With iGo insights, Still

offers a tool for the evaluation that filters correlations from the abundance

of collected process information in the cloud and deduces concrete recommendations

for action.

„Approaches

that have been

developed

in research,

are put into

practice here.“

The ELOshield system includes several components that communicate radio-based with

each other and together form the all-in-one warning system. If a vehicle encounters a pedestrian,

the stationary module detects the approaching vehicle. A visual and acoustic signal

is emitted. In case of danger, the vehicle is slowed down.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

Market relevance

The Danfoss project is an impressive example of how automated warehouses will be

controlled, monitored and analysed in the future. The relevance of such systems will

continue to increase due to increasing digitalisation and automation.

Customer benefit

The presented system has significantly contributed to the successful capacity expansion,

which is primarily due to the size and performance of the automated warehouse. The

presented tool, iGo insights, is seen as the further outstanding customer benefit. This

cloud-based storage of real operation data provides useful analysis tools. In addition to

technical problems with individual industrial trucks, these can also identify

optimisation potential for the overall system and, for example, bottlenecks.

Degree of innovation

The implemented overall system contains known logistic components which in

their interaction, i.e. communication via interfaces for safety, function and

optimisation using deep learning methods, represent a very innovative example.

With increasing variety of the assortment, which such warehouses have to

provide, the challenges and gaps for optimisation increase at the same time.

The system is ideally suited for this task. Approaches developed in research

have been put into practice here.

Quality of implementation

The iGo insights system presents itself in a clear user interface with

numerous functions, which represent the system behaviour in various

forms based on the stored operation data. The functionality of the real

automatic warehouse appears exemplary based on the presented

descriptions of the customer Danfoss.

Market relevance ++

Customer benefit ++

Degree of innovation +

Quality of implementation ++

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not available

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FOCUS ON

SAP

Name

IFOY Category

Hänel, MSC Technologies Project

Integrated Warehouse Solution

BY THILO JÖRGL

The customer of intralogistics company

Hänel, MSC Technologies, headquartered

in Stutensee (Germany), is a

well-known manufacturer of embedded

systems based on Computer-on-Modules

(COMS) and

display/touch systems with

its own production in Europe. Twelve Hänel Rotomat

storage lifts are integrated in the company

over two floors.

The production hall was already designed during

construction so that the 24 lift pickers connect

the goods receiving area on the ground floor

with the production area on the ground floor. All

the extractions have an automatic sliding door

to enable smooth and safe order picking over

both floors.

At MSC Technologies, the entire production process

is organised in SAP. All storage locations

are documented in the ERP system and are managed

there. This higher-level storage location

management is carried out chaotically and according

to the first-in-first-out (FIFO) principle.

The SAP dialogues are displayed directly on the

MP 14 N control. The highlight: Via the SOAP

interface, the users at the warehouse lifts can

communicate directly with the ERP system.

Browser technology turns the control on the

lift into an SAP terminal. All warehouse movements

are booked in SAP in real time without

additional middleware. This ensures that the

current warehouse stocks are available in the

ERP for the attached processes.

In the receiving area, all parts are registered at

the SAP terminal and labelled with a barcode.

Afterwards, the new items are compiled in an

SAP putaway order by scan. This order is started

at the lift.

SAP specifies the storage location and Hänel's

carousel brings the corresponding carrier set

into the retrieval area. The user scans the item

to be stored and places it in the lift.

After confirmation at the picking display, SAP

links the current storage location to the scanned

component. In addition, outsourcing orders

for production are also generated directly in

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SAP and started directly at the Hänel control system.

Then the Rotomat brings the articles stored in the

relevant lift to the removal point in a path-optimised

manner.

For Hänel's customer, the previously decentralised storage

in several buildings represented a major challenge

for production logistics. The task in the project was to

centralise this, to achieve more transparency of goods

stocks and availability and to save time with a new logistics

concept. The middleware-free connection of the

lifts directly to SAP was decisive for the realisation of

the project in this form.

The possibility of running SAP dialogues on the lift

control is interesting. For example, the twelve storage

lifts were located in a new building directly in the production

area. With a floor space of around 80 square

metres, they contain 40,000 storage items. The resulting

"circular economy" with a central storage location

close to production with efficient coordination of the

two retrieval points in each case was extremely important

to the customer MSC Technologies.

Due to the new building situation, there is no direct

productivity comparison. MSC itself assumes an increase

in production output of 15 to 20 per cent.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

Market relevance

Using MSC Technologies as an example,

efficient warehouse management with lift

systems is presented without unnecessary

intermediate steps. The basic approach of

directly coupling goods receipt and goods

withdrawal with the ERP system can also be

applied to other examples.

Customer benefit

The direct registration of goods at the

storage lifts is advantageous for the

customer, as sources of error are

minimised. The system enables material

flow in multi-storey buildings without

additional elements. In addition, employees

get direct control and responsibility over

the warehouse management. Costs and

effort are reduced.

Degree of innovation

The presented project appears to be

state-of-the-art in many respects.

Nevertheless, the overall process as well as

the terminal as a direct SAP interface are

seen as an innovative efficient solution.

Quality of implementation

On the basis of the presentation, it is

possible to reproduce a high-quality

solution that has been well implemented

for the small goods sector and can also be

transferred in principle to other systems

and scales.

Market relevance

Ø

Customer benefit +

Degree of innovation

Ø

Quality of implementation +

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not available

Employees are given direct

control and responsibility

over the warehouse

management.

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HAI,

ROBOTS

LET´S GET

HIGHER

BY THILO JÖRGL

Name

IFOY Category

HAI ROBOTICS, HAIPICK A42N

Integrated Warehouse Solution

Intralogistics in Asia: HAI ROBOTICS‘ customer was founded

72 years ago and is now the largest Japanese clothing manufacturer

and retailer. The HAI ROBOTICS project was carried

out at the company‘s central warehouse in Shanghai. The

background: The two-storey warehouse was built for the delivery

of clothing to the shops. The distribution centre handles

over 250 shipments daily. Achieving a high warehouse

density while meeting the enormous daily delivery demand

was the major challenge for the manufacturer. The project

team carefully evaluated a variety of automation solutions

available on the market. HAI ROBOTICS made it in the end.

The solution: The warehouse is divided into several sections

that have to fulfil different tasks. Especially the second

warehouse section had to fulfil the requirement of a high

storage capacity and enable a fast picking performance. In

addition, the planners‘ agenda included finding an automation

solution that could recognise and pick both cartons and

containers of different sizes. Essentially, the company wanted

to automate 90 per cent of its processes, increase storage

density and improve efficiency in storage and retrieval.

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The second warehouse section covers a total area of 7,800

square metres. With the HAIPICK A42N solution, the fashion

retailer is able to fully utilise the storage capacity

of its distribution centre because it increased the storage

space vertically and increased the storage density by 60

percent. There are now 42,000 storage places available.

The HAIPICK A42N solution uses the intelligent HAIQ software developed

in-house. It enables the robots to identify and locate items

quickly. Picking efficiency has been increased seven times compared

to manual operation. The engineers enabled a performance

of up to 2,800 incoming and outgoing totes/cartons per hour.

In use are 130 HAIPICK A42N robots, which enable fully autonomous

operations without human manpower. The robots

dock directly onto the conveyor system and various functional

areas, which allows a non-stop operation. The cost savings

are enormous, confirms the fashion company when asked by

the IFOY Jury, especially because the mixed picking of cartons

and containers significantly reduces the costs for customised

containers. At the same time, the company benefits from a highly

flexible solution. However, they did not want to tell an exact data.

The robots used are innovative: The lifting function of the

HAIPICK A42N enables the robot to reach heights of up to 4.5

metres. In doing so, it makes full use of the available vertical

space, which made it possible to increase the storage density.

Many planners of distribution centres use only one type of

container to store goods in the facilities. Because different

articles and packaging are usually delivered, a planner must

adapt all goods storage to this one container variant. This

often leads to high costs and also limits flexibility. The HAIPICK

A42N solution enables the customer to easily handle totes and

cartons of different sizes through visual 3D identification. The

highlight: The device recognises the type of container and its

size without the need of codes. Conclusion: With the HAIPICK

A42N solution, the customer achieves 100 per cent autonomous

operation. The intervention of staff is not necessary.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

Market relevance

The HAIPICK A42N is seen as an example of automation with

increased flexibility. It can serve a certain spectrum both in terms

of container size and warehouse design. The solution requires

hardly any fixed installations. In the course of increasing

automation and digitalisation, a high market relevance can

therefore be estimated.

Customer benefit

The flexible applicability is the main advantage for the user. With

suitable software, the system can be adapted to different

conditions or react independently. The maximum lifting height,

which is partly realised by telescopic masts, leads to the possibility

to serve different building sections with different storage heights.

Furthermore, the easy recognition of totes and cartons without

codes is a simplification for operators. All in all, the system from

HAI ROBOTICS appears to be a forward-looking way to achieve a

high degree of automation with scalability in order picking.

Degree of innovation

Overall, the system is seen as a further development of known

logistics solutions. The goods-to-person approach was

successfully realised in practice here by combining the

autonomous robots with the various possibilities of the

workstations, e.g. HAIPORT. Accordingly, the innovation consists in

the combination and interaction of known components.

Quality of implementation

The functionality and implementation could be understood by

means of a live transmission via video conference. Presented

reference projects are further proof for a successful and

qualitatively good use of different HAIPICK systems.

Market relevance +

Customer benefit ++

Degree of innovation

Quality of implementation +

Ø

++very good / + good / Ø balanced /

- less / -- not available

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Startups

2021

»The IFOY AWARD is giving start-ups a chance since

2019. Five newcomers compete for the jury’s vote with

their ideas.

BY STEFANIE NONNENMANN

W

ho will be

the „Startup

of the

Year“ at

the IFOY

AWARD

2021?

Reaching

the finals

of the

special

category at the world‘s most important intralogistics

award is almost more difficult for

up-and-coming companies than for corporations

that have already been operating in the

market for years and are as such well known.

Just having a good idea is not enough for a

nomination. Anyone who wants to have any

chance at all of a final place has to fulfil several

standards at the same time. Companies

must not have been in existence for longer

than three years at the time of application,

must not have more than 30 employees and

must not generate an annual turnover of

more than five million euros.

The most important criterion, however, is

another: Those who want to win an IFOY

AWARD must be able to present a functioning

prototype, and that is far more than a fancy

marketing concept.

Only five companies managed to convince

the jury in a full way to be nominated for the

final this year. More than twice this many had

applied.

The products and solutions of the five startup

finalists this year present themselves

as multifaceted and innovative at the same

time and sometimes it is easy to forget that

behind these young companies are people

just at the beginning of their careers. With

a platform to eliminate communication

problems of freight forwarders with loading

and unloading hubs, a solution to orchestrate

factories and logistics centres with the help

of artificial intelligence, a real-time analysis

dashboard to evaluate the performance of

different types of robots, a back-of-hand

scanner with touch display for hands-free

scanning and the world‘s first ultra-compact,

fully automated pallet shuttle warehouse

with single-user access, OPPIDUM TIC, SY-

NAOS, WAKU Robotics, NIMMSTA and Volume

Lagersysteme are hoping for a major break–

through and international recognition.

The chance to achieve fame and reputation

through the IFOY AWARD: It has already turned

from vision to reality for many companies

in the past. And so perhaps the adventurous

journey into big business is about to

begin, starting with one thing above all: a new

and really good idea.

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NIMMSTA

The HS 50 is the first back-ofhand

scanner with a

touch display that enables

hands-free scanning.

Thinking around corners

and developing creative

solutions: Andreas Funkenhauser

and Florian

Ruhland, the two managing

directors of IFOY

Finalist NIMMSTA, have

proved many times in

the past that they have

certainly managed this

skill.

»

The advantages of the hand-held back scanner

over hand-held scanners or other identification devices

mentioned under customer benefits lead to a high market

relevance. This is also due to the fact that, despite increasing

automation of the picking process, many process and

handling steps in logistics are still carried out manually. «

After both of them met while studying automotive

engineering at university, they initially

founded an engineering office in 2009 and

established two start-up companies under

its roof over the years: the outdoor brand

Outentic and, in 2019, NIMMSTA GmbH.

Scanning, reading information and inputting

via the touch screen, all tasks are performed

in one fluid motion with this device. The touch

display is also freely configurable via the

NIMMSTA app.

The user can decide which functions are

needed and what is is to be displayed. This

combination with a touch display makes the

HS 50 special

Funkhauser and Ruhland have set them–

selves a clear mission with this company:

With their HS 50 back-of-hand scanner, they

want to significantly simplify various work

processes in logistics.

That they are actually succeeding in this plan

is quite obvious, because the HS 50 is the first

back-of-hand scanner with a touch display

that, unlike its competitors, enables handsfree

scanning.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

In the test, the functions of the new device were convincing. Apart from the

somewhat angular design, which is due to the installation dimensions of the

display, the way it is implemented is very successful.

Market relevance ++

Customer benefit +

Degree of innovation

Ø

Quality of implementation ++

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not availabe

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OPPIDUM TIC

The LOGISTICS INTERCHAT

platform is supposed to solve

communication problems.

Communication difficulties

between freight

forwarders and the

staff in warehouses are

a well-known problem

in logistics. Where misunderstandings

occur,

mistakes frequently

happen.

The Spanish start-up

OPPIDUM TIC has developed a solution to

avoid communication problems and reached

the final round of the IFOY AWARD 2021 with

its LOGISTICS INTERCHAT system. It should

eliminate errors in the loading and unloading

processes, in working hours and in the

management of logistics companies, save

time and guarantee greater efficiency with it.

The platform translates conversations in real

time using Google Translate. There are currently

125 languages available. Translations

are available as text as well as in a voice

version, and always in the language of the

recipient. New messages can be typed and

»

spoken. In addition, documents can be easily

attached to a message. These documents

can be sent to one, several or all contacts in

the system. If, for example, a warehouse is

temporarily closed due to heavy snowfall or

COVID-19, every forwarder who approaches

the warehouse for loading or unloading automatically

receives the message in his or her

native language.

As the system is based on Google Translate, the quality

of the translation depends on Google. During the IFOY Test,

it was noted that the voice messages in German are understood

much better than in Dutch, for example. «

The fact that LOGISTICS INTERCHAT is a

globally unique platform that can reduce the

number of errors in logistics chains is one of

the main results of the IFOY Test.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

The principle of machine speech recognition and translation is well known.

With the freely available online translation services of the platform providers,

technical solutions already exist today, but they are not as easy to use as the

portal of OPPIDUM TIC.

Market relevance +

Customer benefit +

Degree of innovation

Quality of implementation -

Ø

With Google services, translation of texts

and voice messages is guaranteed in real

time. Although the use of Google Translate

can also be a limitation, depending on the

language chosen, it was clearly shown that

the software saves time and brings economic

benefits.

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / -less / -- not available

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SYNAOS

Order instead of chaos: The SYNA.OS

LOGISTICS solution helps with artificial

intelligence.

Simply bring order to

the chaos, reorganise

completely and get an

overview: Who doesn‘t

wish that in his or her

everyday life? What

sounds simple, how–

ever, is highly complex

in logistical terms.

And yet this is exactly

what Dr Wolgang Hackenberg, Dr Lennart

Bochmann and Tobias Gagern have set

out together to do. Together, they founded

SYNAOS GmbH in Hannover in 2018. They

made it to the finals of the IFOY AWARD 2021

with their SYNA.OS LOGISTICS. This is an

innovative solution for orchestrating factories

and logistics centres with the help of artificial

intelligence and the latest cloud technology.

SYNA.OS LOGISTICS has modules for traffic

management, energy management and map

management, among others, but stands out

above all for its effective route optimisation

and adaptive online scheduling.

The system enables continuous real-time

optimisation of intralogistics. Modern user

interfaces also allow the user to work

intuitively with the system. Many common

»

The introduction of data-based optimisation and

hardware independence sets a new market standard. The

solution also goes further than many competitors with

integrating forklifts and other equipment. «

systems reach their limits with a fleet size

of 40 to 80 vehicles. SYNA.OS LOGISTICS is

designed for fleet sizes of up to more than

1,000 vehicles, just one of numerous aspects

that the IFOY Testers positively emphasised

in their verdict.

The high flexibility of the system was also

mentioned in the IFOY Test. And the experts

mentioned that an adequate reaction to

changes in the business environment and in

the processes is made possible without any

problems.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

SYNAOS offers an integrated solution for the integration of different industrial

trucks of different manufacturers in one software, which has access to all available

information and on this basis takes over and optimises the control. Such an overall

functionality in one software does not exist so far for the operational management

of large mixed vehicle fleets, from which the degree of novelty of the solution is

directly derived.

Market relevance +

Customer benefit +

Degree of innovation ++

Quality of implementation +

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not available

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Volume

Volume WAVE is the world's first

fully automated pallet shuttle

warehouse with single-user

access.

In 2017, Mikhail Voloskov founded the Dresden-based Volume

GmbH. The goal of the young company, which this year is a

finalist in the competition for an IFOY AWARD in the category

„Start-up of the Year“, was clearly defined from the beginning:

The world‘s first ultra-compact, fully automatic pallet shuttle

warehouse with single-user access was to be created. And

indeed: The solution called Volume WAVE with construction

heights between four and 40 metres convinces with a high

storage density and presents itself as a real alternative to

warehouses with cranes as well as wide and narrow aisle

warehouses. At the same time, the space requirement is

significantly lower and is up to 40 percent below that of conventional

solutions.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

The Volume WAVE system is an impressive solution to the

classic problem of combining high storage density and high

throughput in fully automated pallet storages with individual

access to specific pallets.

Market relevance +

Customer benefit +

Degree of innovation ++

Quality of implementation ++

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not available

The principle of storing the goods on simple trolleys at right angles

to the direction of access to the individual locations is unique on the

market and protected by a patent. The cost-effective and energyefficient

implementation for driving the transverse movement creates

the basis for efficient individual access without requiring the operating

device for storage and retrieval. This makes the creation of the access

opening independent of the time availability of the operating device of

the storage level. “Overall, the system and components are new and

»

Volume WAVE combines for the first time

all the essential criteria for a compact but still

flexible pallet storage system. The system is

based on a fundamentally new design principle

and has the potential to set new standards

worldwide. «

innovative,“ judged the IFOY Testers. Volume WAVE can be integrated

and adapted in existing buildings. Due to the modular design and the

pre-assembled components, existing systems can be easily extended

in length and width. For high availability, Volume WAVE is always

delivered with at least two lifts.

With two shuttles and four lifts, the system has a throughput of

approximately 300 double plays per hour. This is comparable to the

performance of an automatic warehouse with cranes. “The solution

has already been professionally implemented and is designed in

detail to overcome all known challenges in automated storage systems,“

said the IFOY Innovation Checkers during the IFOY TEST DAYS.

Even if not every storage system necessarily requires a high storage

density, there is sufficient market volume, especially in temperaturecontrolled

warehouses, to attest the Volume WAVE system a good

market relevance.

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ROBOTICS

What do the robots actually do?

The WAKU Sense dashboard

provides the answer.

Well, where

do they

run? And

does each

robot also

do its job?

At a time

when

automation

is

playing an

increasingly important role in the warehouse,

the Berlin-based start-up WAKU Robotics

has developed a tool that helps to keep an

overview: WAKU Sense.

The real-time analysis dashboard, with which

managers as well as operations teams can

evaluate the performance, reliability and utilisation

of different types of robots across different

locations, sets new standards. And because

the approach takes current needs into

account and is manufacturer-independent

on top of that, the five WAKU founders Victor

Splittgerber, Sander Nijssen, Florian Purchess,

Alexander Bresk and Leo Käßner are hoping

»

for the IFOY AWARD in the category „Start-up

of the Year“. With its platform, WAKU Robotics

is not targeting production logistics so much

as logistics service providers.

A market segment in which large numbers of

AGVs and AMRs are rarely used, but in which

the topic of automation is very high on the

agenda.

The dashboard enables real-time interaction

between robots and employees at all levels

of the company. Users receive the relevant

The most important innovation is the development of

a brand-independent and multi-vendor dashboard that

makes it possible to see relevant data at a glance, anywhere,

anytime and in real time. This brings further optimisation of

the logistics process one step closer. «

information via push messages. This can for

example be done via SMS or email.

By using the latest cloud technology and

various security mechanisms, the data is

transferred quickly, securely and reliably.

Also useful: The cloud solution offers quick

and easy access for all employees of a company

via a web tool or smartphone app.

VERDICT OF THE INNOVATION CHECK

Access to a control system via a cloud-based platform is not fundamentally new. However, the

cross-system, independent and uninfluenced aggregation of condition and usage data is new and

is geared towards the important application area of the use of mixed industrial truck fleets.

WAKU Sense can therefore be rated as innovative.

Market relevance +

Customer benefit +

Degree of innovation +

Quality of implementation +

++ very good / + good / Ø balanced / - less / -- not available

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MIX

The VDMA's AGV Mesh-Up celebrated

its world premiere at TEST CAMP

Intralogistics.

IT UP

BY THILO JÖRGL

Six companies tested the VDA 5050

interface together for the first time.

From experts, they received applause

for the successful experiment.

Entrance to TEST CAMP

Intralogistics 2021 at

Messe Dortmund: Electronic

sound comes from

loudspeakers, six Automated

Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

form a formation, flash and move

on their own paths again. What

looks like a funny tech ballet with

AGVs to the amateur is the premiere

of an experiment that intralogistics

experts have been looking

forward to for years: testing the

VDA 5050 interface with connected

AGVs from different manufacturers.

The name of the experiment

is displayed man-high on

a banner in the background of the

test area: AGV Mesh-Up.

The background to the experiment

is the development of a factory

and logistics for the Industry

4.0 era. An important condition for

this is that smooth communication

is possible between the machines

in the smart factory of the

future, also between AGVs. What

is quickly formulated on paper

turns out to be a Herculean task in

intralogistical practice. A working

group consisting of representatives

of well-known car manufacturers

and intralogistics companies

is working under the leadership of

the VDMA and VDA associations

Successful premiere: Six AGVs communicate with each other in the test area.

in record-breaking time to create

a communication interface that

makes it possible to combine different

vehicles under any control

system. VDA 5050 is the name

chosen for it.

THE BACKGROUND TO THE EXPERIMENT

IS THAT IN THE SMART FACTORY OF THE

FUTURE, MACHINES WILL COMMUNICATE

WITH EACH OTHER WITHOUT ANY

PROBLEMS.

Experts from six manufacturers

are working on the experiment for

the premiere in Dortmund: Vehicles

from arculus, DS AUTOMOTI-

ON, SAFELOG, Siemens, SSI Schäfer

and STILL are driving with a

control system from the KION

Group within the test quadrangle.

Before the four-day live test,

the software experts spent two

days on site exchanging detailed

information. "There were residual

risks as to whether the experiment

would succeed," reports

Andreas Scherb, who is responsible

for the AGV department at

the VDMA Materials Handling and

Intralogistics Association.

History is being made at TEST

CAMP Intralogistics. The IT experts

are relieved when they can

show the first guests at the CAMP

how the transmission of orders

and status data via VDA 5050

works and which details can be

tested. They explain in detail how

the transport vehicles interact

with each other via plug-andplay

installation, independent

of manufacturer and system,

via the master control. They repeatedly

emphasise that it does

not matter whether the vehicles

are, for example, a tugger train,

an AGV following an optical line

or an autonomous mobile robot

(AMR).

Gordon Riske is also pleased

about the successful world premiere.

The Chairman of the Board

of the VDMA Materials Handling

and Intralogistics Association is

visiting the IFOY TEST DAYS and

the TEST CAMP Intralogistics in-

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NEW

& Mesh-Up Approved

Expert talk: Andreas Scherb (AGV expert at VDMA, left) explains the AGV

Mesh-Up to the Lord Mayor of Dortmund, Thomas Westphal (right).

cluding the AGV Mesh-Up for the

first time. His vision: The VDA

5050 interface should become a

global standard, just like the ISO

3691 standard in the area of machine

safety, for example, he tells

journalists.

After the AGV Mesh-Up, the VDMA

announces: VDA 5050 is available

with the revision number 1.1.

and represents the current interim

status. In future, a further

version will also describe the assured

compatibility of PLC-based

automated guided vehicles.

the AGV specialist department:

"We are already thinking about

a continuation of the AGV Mesh-

Up in order to give other companies

the opportunity to provide

practical proof of interoperability

for their vehicles or control systems,"

says the AGV expert.

However the story of VDA 5050

continues: The world premiere at

the TEST CAMP 2021 in Dortmund

was a success - as a source for

all those who will be writing fundamental

literature on intralogistics

in a few years' time.

After the AGV Mesh-Up is before

the AGV Mesh-Up: This thought,

inspired by football, comes to

Andreas Scherb's mind when he

talks about future activities of

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10 TEN

things about IFOY

1

COMPARISON IS NOT EQUAL TO COMPARISON

At IFOY, nominated devices and solutions are not

compared with each other, but with their competitors

on the market, even if they have not applied.

This guarantees that only the best will win.

DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN

AND YET EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS IS THE

DEFINITION OF CRAZINESS! IFOY DOES THINGS

2

DIFFERENTLY. JOIN IN!

BY ANITA WÜRMSER

AN AWARD WITH WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION

439 media in 39 countries report on

the IFOY AWARD. Online coverage alone

reaches up to 814 million people.

LET‘S GET

SOCIAL

We counted

several million

impressions on

Twitter, LinkedIn

and Facebook

in 2020. We still

can‘t keep up

with Rihanna,

but we keep

working on it.

3 5

VALUES

The value of a nomination

is between 300,000 and

600,000 euros. Calculated

conservatively.

4

3046…

…Articles were

written about the

IFOY Finalists

in 2020. On

average, more

than 200 about

every finalist.

Just think about

it when you last

impressed the

media so much.


9

6

IFOY AUDIT

All finalists must attend the audit:

IFOY Test, IFOY Innovation Check

and Jury Test. Duration: one week.

IFOY MEETS BUSINESS

IN THE TEST CAMP

INTRALOGISTICS

7

Parallel to the IFOY TEST

DAYS, the TEST CAMP Intralogistics

will take place,

attended by selected B2B

experts from industry, retail

and logistics services.

PARTICIPATION IS

EVERYTHING

IFOY Finalists are

among the best of

the best. That is

why they get the

Best in Intralogistics

certificate.

It certifies that

they have passed

the IFOY Audit.

Congratulations!

At the TEST CAMP, all nominees,

including IFOY Nominees

from previous years, have the

opportunity to present and demonstrate

their nominated products

and solutions. Experts

from the business world can

thus experience innovations

and test devices themselves.

8

TRANSPARENCY

WINS

An IFOY Nomination

is subject to

a fee. The fees

are set annually.

This guarantees

an independent

test organisation,

the best possible

basis for decisionmaking

and a high

marketing value.

The fees do not guarantee

an award.

DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY

Not everyone dares to go for IFOY. An application requires

full attention. The IFOY Audit is one of the toughest in

the world, the jury makes no compromises and there is no

guarantee of winning. But the feeling of happiness is incredible

when the laudator says: “And the winner is ...“.

Are you ready to do things differently? www.ifoy.org

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2021JURY

26 JURORS FROM 19 NATIONS

SPECIALISED, HIGHLY MOTIVATED, CRITICAL WITH PASSION. WWW.IFOY.ORG

They all vote

The winners of the IFOY AWARD are chosen by a jury. Its members are

renowned trade journalists from leading logistics media worldwide. The jury

decides independently, according to transparent criteria and on the basis of

professional expertise.

The jury is chaired by Anita Würmser, logistics journalist and managing

director of impact media projects GmbH.

GERMANY

Anita Würmser

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF„IFOY MGZN“,

„LOGISTICS HALL OF FAME MAGAZIN“

The journalist and publicist is the founder

of the IFOY AWARD, executive chair of the

IFOY Jury and the Logistics Hall of Fame.

Online reach IFOY: 814 million people

worldwide.

ifoy.org; logisticshalloffame.net

SWITZERLAND

Klaus Koch

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF „LOGISTICSINNOVATION.ORG“

The internationally positioned online magazine

LogisticsInnovation, based in Rupperswil, was

founded in 2020.

logisticsinnovation.org

GERMANY

Sascha Schmel

MANAGING DIRECTOR VDMA

MATERIALS HANDLING

AND INTRALOGISTICS

ASSOCIATION

As a permanent member of

the jury (without voting

rights), Sascha Schmel

represents the sponsor of

the IFOY AWARD.

foerd.vdma.org

GERMANY

Bernd Maienschein

SPECIALISED LOGISTICS EDITOR „VOGEL COMMUNICATIONS“

Among other things, he writes for MM Logistik, which is

published six times a year with a circulation of 15,000 copies.

The daily newsletter has 8,000 readers, the website 80,000 PIs.

maschinenmarkt.de; www.mm-logistik.de

THE NETHERLANDS

Theo Egberts

BURO ANDERSOM

The IFOY Chief Tester is a juror

(without voting rights) and has been

assessing the IFOY Finalists since

the beginning.

logisticsinside.eu

INDIA / AFRICA

Reji John

MANAGING EDITOR

„STAT TRADE TIMES“, „INDIAN

TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS

NEWS“, „LOGISTICS UPDATE

AFRICA“, „ACAAI NEWS“

The STAT Trade Times is the

flagship of the STAT Media Group

with 45,000 copies. The weekly

newsletter reaches 80,000

recipients.

stattimes.com; itln.in

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BRAZIL

Edson Carillo

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT „CONNEXXION

BRAZIL | SUPPLY CHAIN ENGINEERING“

The Brazilian logistics magazine and portal

LOGWEB is considered Brazil‘s most

important logistics medium. It is published

ten times a year with a circulation of 10,000

copies, the bi-weekly newsletter has 13,000

recipients and the news portal 40,000 PIs.

Edson Carillo represents the editor Valeria

Lima.

logweb.com.br

RUSSIA

Anton Mizunov

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

“SKLADSKOJ KOMPLEX“

Skladskoj Komplex is published five

times a year with a circulation of

20,000 copies. The newsletter reaches

7,000 recipients six times a year.

skladcom.ru

HUNGARY

Szilvia Rapi-Jaubert

PUBLISHER

“SUPPLY CHAIN MONITOR“

Supply Chain Monitor is published

monthly with a circulation of 10,000

copies and is considered the leading

Hungarian trade journal in the field of

logistics and SCM. The monthly

newsletter has 8,500 readers.

scmonitor.hu

ITALY

Romi Cherubini

EDITOR “IL GIORNALE DELLA LOGISTICA“

Il Giornale della Logistica is published ten times a

year with a circulation of 18,200 copies. The

bi-weekly newsletter has 4,600 recipients, the

homepage is accessed by 7,000 readers.

ilgiornaledellalogistica.it

FRANCE

Sylvain Chanourdie

DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

“STRATÉGIES LOGISTIQUE“

Stratégies Logistique is published bimonthly with a

circulation of 2,300 copies. The target group is managers in

logistics and supply chain management. The weekly

newsletter reaches 6,000 readers and the website generates

40,000 PIs per month from around 25,000 users.

strategieslogistique.com

NORWAY

Øyvind Ludt

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

“MODERNE TRANSPORT“

Moderne Transport is

published ten times a year

with a circulation of 6,500

copies. The weekly newsletter

reaches 3,000 recipients.

mtlogistikk.no

IMPRESSIONS

ACTIVE IN

DORTMUND

(from left)

Sascha Schmel,

Anita Würmser,

Klaus Koch,

Bernd Maienschein,

Theo Egberts.

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SPAIN

Isabel Rodrigo Fernández

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

“LOGÍSTICA PROFESIONAL“

The magazine is published monthly with a circulation

of 5,000 copies. A daily newsletter reaches more

than 14,000 readers. The website achieves around

42,000 PIs per month.

logisticaprofesional.com

GERMANY

Winfried Bauer

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF “F+H“

f+h - Fördertechnik, Materialfluss, Logistik

4.0 is published ten times a year with a

circulation of around 15,000 copies. The

weekly newsletter reaches 3,700 recipients.

foerdern-und-heben.de

ITALY

Cecilia Biondi

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

“LOGISTICA MANAGEMENT“

The magazine has a circulation of 15,000 copies

and is aimed at logistics managers in industry

and logistics service providers. The website

reaches 36,000 users every month, the

newsletter 21,000 readers weekly.

logisticamanagement.it

GERMANY

Matthias Rathmann

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF “TRANS AKTUELL“,

“EUROTRANSPORT.DE“

trans aktuell is published fortnightly with a

circulation of 50,000 copies and is aimed at

transport and logistics entrepreneurs. The

newsletter reaches 5,000 readers three times

a week. The online portal eurotransport.de

generates 500,000 to 700,000 PIs per month.

transaktuell.de; eurotransport.de

AUSTRALIA

Allan Leibowitz

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

“FORKLIFTACTION.COM“

The B2B platform is aimed at buyers,

sellers and users of industrial trucks.

The website is visited more than

800,000 times a month on average.

The weekly newsletter has more than

70,000 recipients worldwide.

forkliftaction.com

JURY MEETINGS

The IFOY Organisation

had asked

all international

jurors not to travel

in person this year.

They participated in

Zoom.

JURY INTERVIEW

IFOY Juror Klaus

Koch interviewed

the new brand

manager of the

company STILL,

François Brouart

(right).

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IRELAND

Jalath Sweeney

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF “FLEET TRANSPORT“, “HANDLING NETWORK“

The magazines Fleet Transport and Handling Network are each

published ten times a year with a circulation of 8,500 copies. The

websites have around 20,000 PIs per month. The weekly

newsletter reaches 15,000 recipients.

fleet.ie, handling-network.com

GERMANY

Matthias Pieringer

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF “LOGISTIK HEUTE“

LOGISTIK HEUTE is one of the leading German logistics

magazines for decision-makers in industry, trade and

logistics services. It is published ten times a year with a

circulation of 32,000 copies per month. The weekly

newsletter reaches 8,200 recipients.

logistik-heute.de

ROMANIA

Marilena Matei

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR “TRANZIT“

AND “TRANZIT LOGISTICA“

Tranzit Logistica is published

annually with twelve issues and

has a circulation of 10,000 copies.

A newsletter is sent out twice a

week to currently 10,000

recipients. The magazine includes

a website with 18,000 users per

month, generating a total of more

than 80,000 PIs.

traficmedia.ro

CHINA

Ying (Chrystal) Xu

DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

“MM LOGISTICS IN CHINA“

MM Logistics in China is published

eight times a year with a

circulation of more than 25,000

copies. The homepage achieves

around 1.3 million PIs per month.

mh.vogel.com.cn

BULGARIA

Vasilev Vasil

EDITOR “LOGISTIKA“

The monthly magazine

has a circulation of 5,000

copies. The newsletter,

also monthly, reaches

12,000 readers. Vasilev

Vasil represents the editor

Snejina Badjeva on the

jury.

logistika.bg

AUSTRIA

Hans-Joachim

Schlobach

PUBLISHER “BUSINESS+LOGISTIC“

BUSINESS+LOGISTIC is published six

times a year with a circulation of 2,000

copies. The online portal blogistic.net

has 6,000 readers per month.

blogistic.net

IMPRESSIONS

100 % TESTED

For the jurors who

travelled to Dortmund,

testing in the

double sense was the

order. Corona: 100 %

negative, IFOY Test:

100 % positive.

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POLAND

Sebastian Śliwieński

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

“WAREHOUSE MONITOR“

Warehouse Monitor is published

quarterly with a circulation of 3,500

copies. The newsletter is published

80 times a year and reaches 10,000

recipients.

warehouse-monitor.pl

SOUTH AFRICA

Charleen Clarke

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

“FOCUS ON TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS“

Focus on Transport & Logistics is one of the leading

magazines on the African continent specialising in

transport and logistics. The circulation of the monthly

magazine is 7,000 copies. The bi-weekly newsletter

reaches 8,000 readers.

focusontransport.co.za

GERMANY

Tobias Schweikl

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF„LOGISTRA“,

IFOY ADVISORY COUNCIL

The trade magazine is published

monthly with a circulation of 15,000

copies. The weekly newsletter

reaches 3000 readers.

logistra.de

GERMANY

Martin Schrüfer

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF “MATERIALFLUSS“,

“BAUGEWERBE“, IFOY ADVISORY COUNCIL

The magazine materialfluss is published ten

times a year with a circulation of 20,000 copies.

The bi-weekly newsletter has 2,700 readers.

materialfluss.de

AUSTRIA

KR Gerhard Schlögel

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF “LOGISTIK.KURIER“,

IFOY ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Austrian logistics magazine Logistik.

Kurier is published six times a year with a

circulation of 130,000 copies. In addition,

there is the weekly newsletter Wirtschaftsforum

with 3,400 top business

recipients.

logistik-kurier.at, wirtschaftforum.at

GERMANY

Jan Kaulfuhs-Berger

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF “TECHNISCHE LOGISTIK –

HEBEZEUGE FÖRDERMITTEL“, IFOY ADVISORY

COUNCIL

The trade magazine is published twelve

times a year with a circulation of 12,000

copies, supplemented by a bi-weekly

newsletter.

technische-logistik.net

IFOY ADVISORS

IFOY Advisor Gerhard

Schlögel (Logistik.Kurier)

and guest juror Christoph

Scholze (dhf; pic

right) did not miss the

opportunity to be present

in Dortmund.

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Behind the scenes

Jury on site

Three jury sessions, a jury

tour, various manufacturer

presentations and individual

live testing. The jury‘s schedule

is packed before the

journalists cast their votes.

For reasons of infection control,

the international jurors

did not travel to Dortmund,

but were connected online.

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REVIEW

2020

IT-20

MAKING OF

The Power of

Transformation

Award Ceremony

DIGITAL

IFOY Transformer IT-20

rocks online

Winners 2020

IFOY 2020

Winners from five

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DIGITAL IFOY CEREM

T

he IFOY AWARD Ceremony in Transformers

style rocked the digital stage

at the start of the HANNOVER MESSE

Digital Days 2020. More than 1,000

spectators were live on the screens as

Bosch Rexroth, Combilift, Crown, EasyMile, Sany Europe,

Still and Wiferion got the IFOY AWARDS 2020. An animation

team created the flying robot „I-T20“, short for „IFOY Transformer

2020“, on the computer during the lockdown. The

robot transformed itself into the categories of the world‘s

largest intralogistics award during the ceremony. When the

I-T20 then „beamed“ the trophies to the winners, there was

applause at the digital ceremony - as is actually always the

case at a IFOY AWARD Ceremony.

I-T20, short for IFOY Transformer 2020, “beamed” the trophies to winners from five nations.

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ONY 2020

More than 1000

visitors were there

live when the red

carpet was rolled

out for the IFOY

Winners for the first

time on the internet.

Nevertheless, something was different this year: For the first time

in the history of the IFOY AWARD, the winners were already informed

in advance of the award ceremony.

Bosch Rexroth, Combilift, Crown, EasyMile, Sany Europe, Still und Wiferion got a trophy.

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Smiling under the mask about the IFOY Victory: Bosch Rexroth team.

Combilift CEO Martin McVicar with Combi-CS and IFOY Trophy.

Bosch Rexroth, Combilift, Crown, EasyMile, Sany Europe, Still

and Wiferion won the IFOY AWARDS 2020.

Bosch Rexroth won its first IFOY AWARD

straight away with the Locator - Laser

Localisation Software in the category

“Intralogistics Software“. In contrast to

the systems available on the market,

the localisation software based on laser

distance measurement automatically

maps the environment with the help of

a laser sensor and thus creates a basis

for autonomous driving in intralogistics

and production environments.

In the category “Warehouse Truck

lowlifter“, the compact and extremely

manoeuvrable Combi-CS from the Irish

specialist Combilift convinced the jury.

The pallet truck with a load capacity of

one tonne and a lifting height of 2.500

millimetres offers significant added

value in terms of operation and safety

in narrow aisles thanks to its patented

multi-position tiller, thus solving a widespread

problem.

In the category “Warehouse Truck highlifter“,

the trophy went to the ESR 1000

from Crown. The decisive factors in the

jury‘s decision were the innovations in

sustainability, ergonomics and safety,

which are consistently geared towards

WATCH: VIDEOS ON

WWW.IFOY.ORG

high customer benefits, as well as the

performance values of the truck.

In the “AGV & Intralogistics Robot“

category, the jury chose the TractEasy

autonomous tugger train from the

French manufacturer EasyMile. The

electric tugger enables flexible automation

of logistics processes both indoors

and outdoors. With a towing capacity

of 25 tonnes, it drives safely at up to

Victory with a hihglifter: The Crown team with the ESR 1000.

The French EasyMile wins with TractEasy.

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WINNERS CHEER ON THE NET

The winners of the IFOY AWARD are traditionally among

the well-kept secrets. All finalists find out who will take

home a trophy directly from the stage on the evening of

the award ceremony.

As a result of the impact of the coronavirus, the IFOY

Organisation and the partners of the IFOY AWARD last year

rolled out the red carpet for the world‘s best new intralogistics

product on the internet on July 13, 2020. The

original video of the award ceremony can be watched at:

https://vimeo.com/434037301/1de823441d

Proud of the IFOY: Martin Knötgen (r.) and Jürgen Keller from Sany.

25 kilometres per hour in mixed traffic

between cars, pedestrians and bicycles.

In the “Special Vehicle“ category, the

SRSC45H9 from the Chinese manufacturer

Sany won an IFOY AWARD.

The comfortable hybrid full container

stacker offers lift capacities in the first,

second and third row of 45, 31 and 15

tonnes.

WINNERS FROM

FIVE NATIONS

According to an internal Sany test, the

productivity increases reach at least

15 per cent compared to the in-house

standard vehicle as well as a 20 per cent

lower fuel consumption. The benefits

are due to a hybrid system designed

to raise and lower the boom with the

spreader.

In the counterbalance truck category,

the 2.5-tonne RX 60 electric forklift

from Hamburg-based manufacturer

Still got a trophy. “Never before has an

electric truck been so productive in the

IFOY Test and been such a serious alternative

to internal combustion engines.

With the RX 60-25 in the high-performance

variant, Still breaks all records

and raises the bar for electric forklifts

in this segment by quite a bit,“ was the

jury‘s verdict.

The IFOY AWARD in the category

“Start-up of the Year“ went to Wiferion,

formerly Blue Inductive, with etaLINK

3000. The first 100 per cent contactless

wireless charging system for industrial

electric vehicles enables fast and flexible

installation using floor plates, which

no longer requires any infrastructure

measures.

Congrats to the IFOY

Winners 2020.

Great joy: The Still team from Germany.

Best Intralogistics Start-up 2020: Wiferion.

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I-T20 IFOY TRANSFORMER

COVID-19! THE VIRUS HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING, EVEN THE 2020 IFOY AWARD. THE EMOTIONAL CLIMAX OF THE

IFOY YEAR WITH CHEERING WINNERS AND MORE THAN 500 GUESTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WOULD FALL

THROUGH FOR THE FIRST TIME. WHAT AT FIRST FELT LIKE A DISASTER WAS TO BE THE CROWNING FINALE OF THE

MOST SUCCESSFUL IFOY YEAR EVER. I-T20, SHORT FOR "IFOY TRANSFORMER 2020" THANK YOU.

BY ANITA WÜRMSER

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I-T20, the

IFOY Transformer is ...

... transforming

and fast...

MAKING-OF I-T20

Covid-19! The virus changed everything. Shortly

after the IFOY TEST DAYS 2020, one of the last

logistics events ever to be held live in February

2020, the lockdown began. Public and economic

life was shut down in many countries. The IFOY

AWARD Ceremony, traditionally the emotional

highlight of every IFOY Year with jubilant winners

and more than 500 guests from all over the

world, had to be cancelled. What at first felt like a

catastrophe was to be the great finale of the most

successful IFOY Year ever. Thanks to I-T20.

... takes off, with or without

pallets ...

1. THE IDEA

What to do? The questions arose immediately at

the beginning of the lockdown. A digital award

ceremony via Zoom, without guests and cheering

winners would not do justice to the winners.

During the lockdown, a team of animators from BIG

Entertainment Videoproduction in Unterföhring near

Munich, together with the IFOY Organisation, created

a digital award ceremony, a digital

IFOY Stage with the flying robot „I-T20“, short for

IFOY Transformer 2020“, which transformed into the

categories of the world‘s largest intralogistics award

during the video. And what would be better suited for

an innovation award than a robot? The name I-T20

symbolises the industry‘s ability to change and the

year of the pandemic.

2. THE MAKING

Every detail was meticulously planned and

individually programmed. Should it be black or white,

... has an eye on the category

robots ...

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... of

course, he is

digital native ...

... notices everything ...

Special times require special solutions.

And change is the key to success.

The 2020 award ceremony should

set a visible sign for the power of

transformation. It is dedicated to the

best innovations in intralogistics and

the people who make logistics possible.

3. THE CREATORS

The BIG Entertainment Team: a class of its own. Fast,

technically superb, creative, hands-on.

4. THE FACTS

The final of each IFOY Year is the press clipping with

the reach analysis. This eclipsed anything IFOY had

ever achieved before: 3046 articles in 439 media in 39

countries with a reach of 814 million people worldwide.

... strong and

assertive ...

copper-like or rather anthracite? How should it

transform? Where to put the blue lines of light?

Which eyes? A project in itself: the essence of the

I-T20. All in all, he‘s a pretty likeable guy, but he can

also be different. Of course, he also has a sense of

humour, which should not obscure the fact that he

is 100 per cent intralogistics: versatile, fast, smart,

of course digital and fully autonomous on the floor,

he occasionally takes off, whether with or without a

pallet.

... with a good

sense of humour.

... all in all, he is a pretty

likeable guy ...

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE NEXT

IFOY AWARD NOW

More than 3,000 published articles in more than 430 magazines, coverage in 39 nations,

independent tests and innovation reports. The balance of an IFOY Participation is impressive.

Whoever makes it to the final is world-famous overnight in the logistics scene.

But how do you get to the finals? First, you have to apply, and that goes quickly. Here are

the most important tips and steps.

THE MOST

IMPORTANT

STEPS AT A

GLANCE

By Thilo Jörgl and Anita Würmser

1Application

(August – October)

Manufacturers of

materials handling

technology, intralogistics and software

providers as well as start-ups

with any number of products or solutions

can apply for an IFOY AWARD.

Anyone who wants to take part first

registers an application at www.ifoy.

org. This requires contact details as well

as the type and name of the product or

solution. This registration is necessary

because an individual input mask is

created for each application, in which the

required data can be entered individually.

When registering an application, one

has the choice of specifying one or more

categories. However, the IFOY Categories

are only a theoretical selection intended

to give applicants an overview of which

device types and solutions are basically

possible. In the case of a nomination, the

IFOY Organisation decides on the final

assignment

to a category.

At the latest 24 hours after the application

registration, the access data to the

input masks on the password-protected

applicant portal as well as the conditions

of participation with the current overview

of fees will be sent by e-mail.

Application registration is free of charge

and non-binding. Only when the data

has been saved for the first time and the

conditions of participation have been

accepted an application is officially part

of the the running. From this point on,

fees will be charged in the event of a

nomination. If a submitted product or

solution is not nominated, no fees will

be charged. The fees are set annually

and can be requested from the office.

Once an application has been submitted,

it cannot be withdrawn by the applicant.

The jury may withdraw a nomination in

exceptional cases and upon request by

mail. However, only if there are serious

reasons. These include insolvency of

the applicant, patent disputes, quality

problems or inability to deliver.

2Enter application

data (June –

October)

With their access data,

applicants can log in

to the applicant portal

until the end of the application phase and

fill out their entry form. During this phase,

the form is only visible to the respective

applicant, who can change and cache the

contents at any time.

Already during data entry, applicants

can see how the application looks in the

frontend of the website. This view is later

also activated for the jury and is public on

the internet in the case of a nomination.

The application form is kept short and the

text input is limited. An application must

be submitted in German and English

language.

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IFOY

AWARD

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www.ifoy.org

IFOY AWARD 2022

APPLY NOW

Essentially, the following contents are the main focus

of an application:

Striking headline

Meaningful summary

Clear description of the innovation and the customer

benefits

Technical data, videos and images

In the case of a solution, a case study with a maximum of

7,000 characters is required.

It is advisable to answer the questions as briefly, comprehensibly

and strikingly as possible. It is not important that a lot

of text is written. On the contrary, it is crucial that the texts are

clearly structured, for example by points, and that the jury recognises

the innovation and its value for the users at first glance.

August 1 – October 30, 2021

Application registration at

www.ifoy.org

and entering the application data

November 1 – December 31, 2021

The finalists 2022 are nominated

March/April 2022

IFOY TEST DAYS / IFOY AUDIT

Voting of the winners

Summer 2022

IFOY AWARD NIGHT

and award ceremony

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At a glance

The IFOY AWARD categories

3Nomination

(November –

December)

After the end of the

application phase,

all entry masks

are locked and the jury members

as well as the test teams are given

access to the application data.

Counter Balanced Truck: Counterbalanced trucks of all

weight classes.

Heavy Load Forklift: Container forklift, heavy-duty forklift

with more than eight tonnes

Special Vehicle: Special vehicle construction as well as forklifts

and vehicles for special tasks (drones, cargo bikes, truck-mounted

forklifts, etc.)

Warehouse Truck: Warehouse technology equipment

Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) / Shuttle: Shuttle (systems),

driverless transport systems, automated or predominantly automated

industrial trucks

Intralogistics Robot: Robots or robot-based solutions for intralogistics

applications such as picking robots, palletising and depalletising robots, cobots,

robots for the automatic unloading and loading of trucks, etc.

Intralogistics Software: Apps and intralogistics system or software solutions in

the context of the application possibilities, such as warehouse management systems,

forklift control systems, driver assistance systems, fleet management systems, etc.

Integrated Warehouse Solution: A holistic warehouse concept successfully implemented

for a customer

Special of the Year: Components or technical details such as ergonomic innovations, safety

assistance solutions, automation solutions, drive technologies, forklift attachments, etc.

Crane and Lifting Appliance: Cranes for various applications, such as portal and bridge cranes,

bracket and wall-mounted cranes, slewing cranes, suspension cranes, light cranes, etc., lifting

technology for various applications, such as chain and wire rope hoists, winches, magnetic and

vacuum lifters, lifting table and working platforms, etc.

Start-up: Innovative prototypes or functional developments, intralogistics products, software, vehicles or

components

After a formal and technical preliminary

review, the jury nominates from

all valid applications. In 2021, there

were more than 35, usually about 15

to 20 products and solutions for the

final. Only these finalists of the IFOY

AWARD are publicly announced

in January and have to appear

for the IFOY Audit (step 4).

Applications that are not

nominated will be treated

confidentially in

order not to make

a negative selection.

Each

applicant

will be

informed

in writing before publication

whether the jury has made a

nomination.

4

IFOY TEST DAYS

IFOY Audit

TEST CAMP

Intralogistics

(March/April)

The IFOY TEST

DAYS with the IFOY Audit and the

TEST CAMP Intralogistics are the first

event highlight of each IFOY Year.

IFOY AUDIT

All nominated equipment and

solutions must take part in the IFOY

Audit during the IFOY TEST DAYS.

It consists of the IFOY Test, the

scientific IFOY Innovation Check and

the jury test. The devices and solutions

undergo various assessments

and individually tailored driving or

functional tests, including the IFOY

Test protocol comprising around 80

criteria. The decisive factor is that

the nominees are not compared

with each other, but with devices of

competitors on the market.

During the first three (non-public)

days, all the necessary tests take

place in the IFOY Arena, the

central testing area.

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1. August – 30

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Only the finalists and the test teams

are admitted. On the last two days

of the IFOY TEST DAYS, the judges,

all well-known trade editors from

leading logistics media around the

world, and their advisors travel to

test the products and solutions

themselves.

All finalists who have passed the

IFOY Audit will receive the Best-in-

Intralogistics certificate at an on-site

award ceremony, with a communication

package consisting of a press

release and a certificate, an email

binder and graphic files for embedding

the certificate in documents.

If a nominee does not show up for

the audit, the product or solution will

be disqualified.

TEST CAMP Intralogistics

"IFOY meets Business" is the motto

on the last two days of the IFOY

TEST DAYS. Then the TEST CAMP Intralogistics

will take place in parallel,

attended by selected B2B VIP guests

from industry, trade and logistics

companies. IFOY Nominees can also

invite customers and interested

people to the TEST CAMP. At the

event, all nominees, including IFOY

Nominees from previous years, will

have the opportunity to demonstrate

their nominated products and solutions.

The business professionals

can thus experience innovations and

test devices themselves in the IFOY

Arena.

The programme during the IFOY

TEST DAYS is varied: IFOY Tests, IFOY

Innovation Checks, jury sessions

and numerous consultations, B2B

highlight tours, driving tests by

jurors, consultants and guests, IFOY

Dinner and the awarding of the Bestin-Intralogistics

certificates.

5The Voting

(April/May)

After the TEST

DAYS, the IFOY

Jury votes on the

winners of the

respective year. For this purpose,

each juror assigns a ranking in each

category and justifies the decision.

Each rank is given a point value,

which means that the candidate

with the highest number of points

is automatically calculated as the

winner. The voting takes place online

and database-supported on the jury

portal.

6IFOY AWARD

Night –

award ceremony

(June)

The highlight of

the IFOY AWARD is the announcement

of the winners and the award

ceremony at a festive gala. However,

it remains exciting until the very end,

because neither the nominees nor

the award winners are informed in

advance.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION,

FEES AND PRICES FOR

PRESENTATION BOXES AT THE

IFOY TEST DAYS WITH TEST

CAMP INTRALOGISTICS CAN BE

REQUESTED FROM THE IFOY OFFICE.

Anita Würmser

Managing Jury Chairwoman of the IFOY AWARD

T +49 (0)89 251384611

E-mail: anita.wuermser@ifoy.org

Apply at: www.ifoy.org

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Business

Cards

Your contact to the IFOY finalists and partners.

arculus GmbH

Atelierstraße 16, 81671 München, Germany

Dr. Rainer Filitz, CCO

T +49 175 2983445

rainer.filitz@arculus.de

www.arculus.de

Cargotec Engineering Ireland Ltd.

Ardee Road, Dundalk A91 C896, Ireland

Jann Hansen, VP, Sales & Product Management

MOFFETT Truck Mounted Forklifts @ HIAB

jann.hansen@hiab.com

T +49 172 4189838

www.hiab.com/en/brands/moffett

Cascade Corporation

2201 NE 201st Ave, Fairview, OR, 97024-9718, United States

T +1 503 6696300

sales@cascorp.com

www.cascorp.com

CHEP Deutschland GmbH

Siegburger Strasse 229b, 50679 Köln, Germany

Inside Sales Team

T +49 221 93571293

sales.de@chep.com

www.chep.com

GARBE Industrial Real Estate GmbH

Versmannstraße 2 , 20457 Hamburg, Germany

T +49 40 356130

info@garbe.de

www.garbe-industrial.de

Hänel Büro- und Lagersysteme

Kocherwaldstrasse 25 , 74177 Bad Friedrichshall, Germany

Andreas Krause, Marketingleitung

T +49 7136 277147

andreas.krause@haenel.de

www.haenel.de

H+E Produktentwicklung GmbH

Kunzer Marktweg 13, 01468 Moritzburg, Germany

Matthias Seidel

T +49 162 - 3388154

matthias.seidel@hedd.de

www.hedd.de

HAI ROBOTICS Co., Ltd

Floor 1-2, Block G, Huafeng International Robot Industrial Park,

Baoan District, Shenzhen, China, 518000

Jonathan Rios, Overseas Marketing Manager

T +86 136 3299 3494

jonathan.rios@hairobotics.com

www.hairobotics.com

HHLA Sky GmbH

Bei St. Annen 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Gronstedt, Managing Director

T +49 40 30883216

https://hhla-sky.de/en

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idealworks GmbH

Hanauer Straße 46, 80992 München, Germany

T +49 89 262008381

hello@idealworks.com

www.idealworks.com

Interroll Fördertechnik GmbH

Höferhof 16, 42929 Wermelskirchen, Germany

Martijn Smit, Solution Sales Director

Smart Pallet Handling

m.smit@interroll.com

T +31 611 210477

www.interroll.com

Kögel Trailer GmbH

Am Kögel-Werk 1, 89349 Burtenbach, Germany

+49 8285 88-0

info@koegel.com

www.koegel.com

LTG Transportgesellschaft Doll KG

Robert-Bosch-Straße 9D, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany

T +49 89 320093111

info@ltg.eu

www.ltg.eu

NIMMSTA GmbH

Moosacherstr. 73, 80809 München, Germany

Florian Ruhland

T +49 177 4641974

ruhland@nimmsta.com

www.nimmsta.com

OPPIDUM TIC

C/ Rosalia de Castro 20, Local 3,

Postal code: 50.018, Zaragoza, Spain

Ana Maria Fornies

T +34 683 12 11 39

anafornies@oppidumtic.es

www.oppidum.es

STILL GmbH

Berzeliusstraße 10, 22113 Hamburg, Germany

Jacqueline Poppe, Pressereferentin

T +49 40 73391111

jacqueline.poppe@still.de

www.still.de

SYNAOS GmbH

Goseriede 4, 30159 Hannover, Germany

info@synaos.com

T +49 173 6965599

www.synaos.com

VOLUME Lagersysteme GmbH

Königsstraße 1, 01097 Dresden, Germany

Mikhail Voloskov, Managing Director

T +49 351 8999350

MVoloskov@volume.eu

info@volume.eu

www.volume.eu

WAKU Robotics GmbH

c/o Sander Nijssen

Bastianstraße 6, 13357 Berlin, Germany

Victor Splittgerber

victor@waku-robotics.com

www.waku-robotics.com

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MEDIA LIBRARY CLICK!

Interview: Gordon Riske (3:39)

Impressions of the IFOY TEST DAYS and TEST CAMP Intralogistics 2021 at Messe

Dortmund. (2:59)

AGV Mesh-Up initiated by the VDMA (2:04)

Certificate Best in Intralogistics. (0:58)

IFOY Partner CASCADE

Statement:

Hansjörg Freund (0.28)

IFOY Partner CHEP

Statement:

Kristina Weinstein (0:30)

IFOY Partner GARBE

Statement:

Lara Zander (0:37)

IFOY Partner KÖGEL

Statement: Thomas Rosenberger

(0:48)

IFOY Partner Messe Dortmund

Statement:

Sabine Loos (0:47)

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A PICTURE TELLS MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS ...

AND VIDEOS ANYWAY. WATCH NOW!

Experience the IFOY TEST DAYS, grasp the special features

of a product. What good journalists can express in

words is made all the more perfect by suitable videos.

Have fun with the comprehensive offer of our media library:

Just scan the QR code and off you go!

B2B expert:

Philip Bender (1:41)

IFOY Finalist in the

category AGV/Robot:

ARCULUS (0:48)

IFOY Finalist in the

category Software:

ARCULUS (0:45)

IFOY Finalist in the

category Warehouse

Solution: HÄNEL (0:51)

IFOY Finalist in the

category AGV/Robot:

HAI ROBOTICS (0:50)

IFOY Finalist In the

category Warehouse

Solution: HAI ROBOTICS (0:44)

IFOY Finalist in the

category Software:

HHLY SKY (0:50)

IFOY Finalist in the category

Special of the Year: H+E

Produktentwicklung (0:45)

IFOY Finalist in the

category AGV/Robot:

idealworks (0:44)

IFOY Finalist in the

category Special of the Year:

INTERROLL (0:45)

IFOY Finalist in the

category Special

Vehicle: MOFFETT (0:46)

IFOY Finalist in the

category Start-up:

NIMMSTA (0:32)

IFOY Finalist in the

category Start-up:

OPPIDUM TIC (0:44)

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Interview:

Francois Brouart, STILL (2:10)

Interview:

Sascha Schmel l(2:44)l

IFOY Finalist in the

category Warehouse

Solution: STILL (0:52)

IFOY Finalist in the

category Special

Vehicle: STILL (0:52)

IFOY Finalist in the

category Start-up:

SYNAOS (0:53)

IFOY Finalist in the

category Start-up:

VOLUME Lagertechnik (0:40)

IFOY Finalist in the

category Start-up:

WAKU ROBOTICS (0:47)

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PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM!

Videos from last year.

WATCH

THE DIGITAL

AWARD

CEREMONY

2020

Digital IFOY AWARD Celebration 2020.

Webinar: Start-ups 2020, the finalists at the headquarters of Wiferion

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BEHIND THE SCENES

News from the IFOY AWARD Network.

By Anita Würmser and Stefanie Nonnenmann

TEST THE CAMP FINALS 2022

The IFOY TEST DAYS and the

TEST CAMP Intralogistics are

expected to take place again in

2022 at the Dortmund Exhibition

Centre. The date will be

announced shortly. After the

successful premiere of the

TEST CAMP in February 2020

and the Corona-compliant

repeat in 2021, the IFOY Organisation

has announced that

it will open up the TEST CAMP

to exhibitors and visitors and

further increase the participant

limit for B2B guests from

the industry. More details and

ticket prices will follow later in

the year.

Further information:

thilo.joergl@impact.mp

R.I.P. ANDERS KARLSSON

On September 30, 2020, IFOY Juror Anders Karlsson passed

away suddenly at his home near Linkoping, Sweden, at the age

of only 50. Anders was editor-in-chief of Svensk Åkeritidning

for many years, author, moderator, organiser of numerous

industry events and a multi-award-winning journalist. In

addition to the IFOY AWARD and the Logistics Hall of Fame, he

was also a judge at the International Bus/Coach and International

Van of the Year (IVOTY) & International Pick-up (IPUA).

NEW IN THE JURY

The IFOY Organisation has appointed

two more jurors. Charleen Clarke,

editor-in-chief of Focus on Transport

& Logistics (South Africa) and Reji

John, Editor of The STAT Trade Times

& The Indian Transport and Logistics

News were newly elected to the

panel.

Anders was a highly professional and competent trade

journalist, but most of all he was just a great person and

friend. Meeting him in person was always a pleasure. He

was one of those people who made all of our lives a little

nicer with their friendliness and likeable manner.

We met him for the last time at the IFOY TEST DAYS 2020

in Hannover. We will miss his friendliness and his laughter,

but at the same time we will always remember him.

IFOY AWARD 2022 – APPLICATION AS OF AUGUST

After the IFOY is before the IFOY: The application period for an IFOY AWARD 2022 will start shortly. The

International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY AWARD) has established itself as an indicator

of cost-effectiveness and innovation and is considered the definitive innovation award in intralogistics

due to its professional expertise. 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. The basis for the decision is the three-stage IFOY Audit in spring 2022.

All details on the application modalities as well as the conditions of participation are available

online at www.ifoy.org. Applications are only possible via the internet. For further information,

please contact the IFOY Office: Anita Würmser, anita.wuermser@ifoy.org

In 2021, the IFOY Jury will thus

include a total of 26 editors-in-chief

from leading international logistics

publications from all over the world.

In 2022, one more jury

seat will be added.

Applications for jury membership

can be submitted at

https://www.ifoy.org/

en/jury-application

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