easyPILOT Follow wins the “Warehouse Truck” category
SLH300 battery charging system named “Special of the Year”
Twin titles a testament to Jungheinrich’s position as an innovation leader
Hanover, Germany – Jungheinrich came away from the IFOY Awards in Hanover last night with two titles. Surpassing all of their competition, the ECE 225 horizontal order picker with easyPILOT Follow won the “Warehouse Truck” category while the SLH 300 battery charging system was named “Special of the Year” at the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Awards 2018. The IFOY is the most important innovation prize in the intralogistics industry.
Dr Lars Brzoska, Board member for Marketing and Sales at Jungheinrich AG, explains, “Winning two IFOY Awards in one evening is a real confirmation of Jungheinrich’s position as an innovation leader. Our IFOY motto is: ‘It's about competition. And it’s about winning the competition.’ We have and will continue to fulfil this ambition. This year’s double win is proof of this and represents enormous praise for the performance of our team, of whom I am unbelievably proud. With easyPILOT Follow, we offer our customers a semi-automated solution that is far ahead of comparable systems made by our competitors in terms of functionality and customer benefit. Our SLH300 cross-technology battery charging system represents a milestone on our path to integrated energy solutions. By enabling customers to charge mixed fleets efficiently, we are making the transition to the lithium-ion age even more attractive.”
The IFOY-Award in the category "Warehouse Truck" received the easyPilot Follow by Jungheinrich. easyPILOT Follow is a semi-automated control unit that allows the ECE to follow its operator automatically. The operator wears a control unit or carries it in a pants pocket or on a belt, and is thus able to concentrate on the picking process. The ECE connected with the control unit positions itself exactly so that the goods can be set down at the right place on the fork. The truck is always where it is needed at the picking location, following the operator as he moves forward and stopping with pinpoint accuracy. This eliminates the need for time-consuming climbing up and down as well as extended distances walking from the picking place to the truck. In this way easyPilot Follow enables error-free order picking processes and maximum efficiency in the warehouse.
Jungheinrich receives its second IFOY award for the cross-technology battery charging system SLH 300 in the category "Special of the Year". The plug & play solution for charging conventional lead-acid and more efficient lithium-ion batteries offers advantages above all for mixed fleets or the switch from lead-acid to lithium-ion technology. The SLH 300 feature a wide voltage range, numerous available options and a high level of efficiency. Thanks to a carefully conceived range of variants, an optimum price-to-performance ratio can be achieved with the charger for every application: The SLH 300 is available from 15-320A in 24V, 48V and 80V. The charger offers maximum flexibility for users. It is available with numerous options, for example with a full graphics display or Aquamatik control.
The IFOY Award stands for efficiency and innovation and, due to its technical expertise, is considered the leading innovation prize in intralogistics. Each year, the winners are selected by an independent jury of leading international expert journalists. The decision is based on a neutral test and a scientific innovation check. Both series of tests compare the finalists with their respective competition devices. The sponsor of the IFOY Award, which is under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, is the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association. With a total of seven wins since 2013, Jungheinrich is currently topping the list of IFOY winners.
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Founded in 1953, Jungheinrich is one of the world's leading intralogistics solution providers. With an extensive portfolio of fork lift trucks, logistics systems and services, Jungheinrich offers its customers tailor-made solutions to meet the challenges of Industrie 4.0. Headquartered in Hamburg, the Group is represented by its own direct sales companies in 39 countries and by partner companies in over 80 more countries around the world. Jungheinrich employs more than 16,000 staff worldwide and recorded a Group turnover of €3.4 billion in 2017. Jungheinrich is listed on the MDAX.