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Combilift nominated in two 2020 IFOY Award categories

For the second year in a row Combilift is a finalist in the IFOY Awards – one of the most prestigious and hotly contested international awards in the materials handling industry. The company is the only manufacturer to have two of its products nominated this year.

The Combi-CBE4 is a finalist in the Special Vehicle Category. This 4000kg capacity electric powered, all-wheel drive forklift incorporates compact counterbalance design with multidirectional capability for the versatile handling of mixed sized loads. It features the company’s independent electric traction (EP.2956350), which provides all front and rear drive wheels with 100% traction control, negating the need for differential lock on slippery surfaces. By inputting the wheelbase parameters, the traction commands are calculated by the control system. As the truck moves, the speed and direction of the wheels are controlled independently, allowing it to negotiate tight turns with no tyre wear.

The Combi-CS has been nominated in the Warehouse Truck Lowlifter Category. It is the only pedestrian counterbalance stacker that will operate in a conventional reach truck aisle for space saving and productive storage and handling. It features Combilift’s unique multi-position tiller arm which can be turned to the left or right of the unit to position the rear drive wheel, allowing the operator to remain at the side of the machine rather than at the rear. This ensures optimum visibility of the load and surroundings as well as guaranteeing maximum safety.

The competition will enter its next round when finalists undergo the IFOY audit and innovation check by industry experts in mid-February in Hanover, Germany.

“Following the nomination of the Combi-PPT powered pallet truck last year, we are delighted that the IFOY committee has recognised two of our innovative products as being worthy of finalist status in 2020,” said Combilift CEO and co-founder Martin McVicar.