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FLTA unveils its ‘Pick of the Year’

Announcing the Finalists for the Fork Lift Truck Association’s Awards for Excellence 2014, the FLTA has praised the innovation displayed by companies shortlisted for the materials handling industry’s most prestigious Awards – and has urged everyone to cast their vote.  

The 24 nominations – representing 17 companies from across the globe – will form the industry’s annual Pick of The Year each vying to earn an ‘Archie’ at Awards 2014 on Saturday 1st February at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole. 

FLTA Chairman Geoff Martin says: “This year’s Finalists comprise the very best of the year’s products, services and people. 

“This list represents all that’s finest in the fork lift truck sector – in its widest sense: from collision avoidance systems and remarkable fuel efficient engines to life-saving safety campaigns and futuristic gloves that remotely control trucks.

“Some of the companies are household names, but alongside them are smaller enterprises – energetic young companies who may be unfamiliar now – but certainly won’t remain so.

“It’s a line-up that is nothing if not diverse. But every Finalist in our Pick of the Year shares one thing in common: a commitment to creating something innovative and original that will make a real difference to the lives of those who work with and alongside fork lift trucks.

“Each has made a significant contribution to raising standards – which is why it is so important for their efforts to be recognised through a vote by the very people who actually stand to benefit from these achievements.”

Voting is open to anyone whose work involves materials handling equipment. This includes anyone who owns or hires fork lift trucks, as well as those who manage, supervise or train fork lift operators – and the operators themselves. 

Voting for Awards 2014 is now open and will close on 31st December 2013. To ensure validity, all voting will take place online. 

Find out more about each of this year’s Finalists and cast your vote by visiting: www.fork-truck.org.uk/flta-awards.

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The FLTA Awards for Excellence 2014 Finalists are:

Environment

Cooper SH Konecranes - World’s First Hybrid Reachstacker

Crown Lift Trucks - 2013 Ecologic™ Report                    

Doosan Industrial Vehicles (UK) Ltd - G2 Compact Diesel Engine

Ergonomics

Atlet - Atlet Tergo Reach Trucks

Cat Lift Trucks - Heavy-duty Platform Power Pallet Truck (NPF25N2)

Combilift Ltd - Combi-WR4

Safety

AEC Designs - ForkAngles

B & B Attachments Ltd - KAUP Conveyor Belt Forks (T180FG)

Briggs Equipment UK - BE Safe Campaign

CESAB Material Handling UK - Intelligent Mast Design on 80V CESAB B600

Combilift Ltd - Combi-WR

Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd - Reach Truck R14-20

Sentry Protection Products - Collision Sentry ®

Stanley Handling Ltd - ROBUR K9 SBM Atlas

Innovation

AEC Designs - ForkAngles

B & B Attachments Ltd - KAUP Conveyor Belt Forks (T180FG)

Cat Lift Trucks - Heavy-duty Platform Power Pallet Truck (NPF25N2)

Cooper SH Konecranes - World’s First Hybrid Reachstacker

Crown Lift Trucks - Quick Pick Remote ® 

Curtis Instruments UK Ltd - E-Series AC Motor Controllers (1232e)

Doosan Industrial Vehicles (UK) Ltd - G2 Compact Diesel Engine

Hyster Europe - Accommodation Container Handling Fork Lift

Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd - Reach Truck R14-R20

TVH Part NV - My TotalSource

To place your vote in the FLTA Awards for Excellence 2014, simply click the link below to be taken to the voting page:

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