Winners of IFOY Awards announced
The winners of the IFOY Aawards 2022 were announced: at the award ceremony in the BMW Welt in Munich, representatives of Jungheinrich, Locus Robotics, Noyes Technologies, robominds, SSI SCHÄFER and SYNAOS accepted their awards.
The IFOY Awards are one of the most important intralogistics awards in the world. In 2022, 12 international companies with 14 products and solutions competed in the 10th round of the award. “Ten years of the IFOY Awards stand for 10 years of outstanding innovations,” said jury chairman Anita Würmser. “In 2022, the finalists have once again presented top products in the competition that will shape the future of intralogistics in the long term,” she continued.
Jungheinrich won the IFOY Award in the ‘Special Vehicle’ category with its ERD 220i double-deck stacker. The truck sets new standards for a safe, optimally protected and yet super-compact electric pallet truck, judged the jury. The performance was first-class and challenged the competition, the jurors added.
The winner in the category ‘Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV/AMR)’ was Locus Robotics with its Locus Robotics AMR Solution.
A total of three young companies qualified for the final round in the ‘Start-up of the Year’ category this year with their innovative products and solutions. The winner was the Munich-based start-up Noyes Technologies with its first robotically operated, automated and highly flexible nano-logistics system Noyes Storage for urban logistics.
This year the Robotics + Automation Association within the VDMA sponsored the ‘Robot’ category at the IFOY Awards, which was won by Munich-based company robominds for its AI-based robobrain.NEUROS – an industrialised operating system for intelligent robotics.
The ‘Integrated Warehouse Solutions’ category is one of the top categories at the IFOY Awards. In the final, SSI SCHÄFER prevailed with its IKEA Project Flat Pack Picking. With Flat Pack Picking, the company had implemented an automated and turnkey system solution for the safe and volume-optimised palletising of heavy and large items.
This year’s winner in the category ‘Special of the Year’ was SYNAOS with its SYNAOS IMS – Vehicle Localization for the complete localisation of transport vehicles. The judges said “The simple real-time localisation of all types of industrial trucks with the help of this very convincing localisation system helps customers on their way to the complete digitalisation of intralogistics.”
The International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year Awards honour the best intralogistics products and solutions of the year. It has established itself as an indicator of cost-effectiveness and innovation. The basis for the decision is a three-stage audit – consisting of the IFOY test protocol comprising around 80 criteria, the scientific IFOY Innovation Check and the jury test. The decisive factor is that the nominees are not compared with each other, but with their competitor devices on the market.
On the occasion of the IFOY Test Days, all nominees went through the IFOY test series in March at the Messe Dortmund exhibition centre. For the third year in a row, numerous potential buyers were also on site at the Test Camp Intralogistics. The winners of the IFOY Award are chosen annually by an international jury of trade journalists.