Awards Winners 2020

Environment

JCB


30-19E

The electric Teletruk produces zero emissions at point of use, with real-time measurement of energy consumption via JCB’s LiveLink telematics system. Average customer energy consumption reported is 4.1kwh.

Ergonomics

Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd.


Steering Wheel N 20 C

The ergonomic steering wheel on Linde’s N 20 C is a simple, neat ‘butterfly’ design where controls for lift, traction and horn can be operated from both sides using thumbs and forefingers. This layout ensures an ergonomic and safe driving position where operators are automatically looking in the direction of the fork arms when activating the main lift, a crucial factor for safety.

Safety

Hyster Europe


Hinged elevating operator cabin for Hyster® RS46 ReachStacker

The hinged elevating operator cabin option on the Hyster® RS46 helps terminals handle containers on the second rail, reducing damage and improving efficiency. Operators have direct visibility of the top corner pockets on second rail containers even with a container on the first rail. Previously, cameras or staff had to direct operators, slowing operations and increasing costs.

Innovation

Combilift


Electric Front and Rear Wheel Drive Combination

Combilift’s internationally patented electric traction provides the multidirectional forklift with independent front and rear wheel drives. By inputting the wheel-base parameters, the traction commands are calculated by the control system. The other unique feature of this innovation is 100% traction control, therefore negating the need for a differential lock on slippery surfaces. Each electric drive incorporates parking and regenerative dynamic braking for power efficiency.

Safe Site

Devinish


Devinish have shown that they have gone above and beyond to ensure a safer working environment for all their employees.

Supplier of the Year

B&B Attachments


B&B Attachments have supported the industry throughout the year supplying a wide range of attachments to hundreds of companies throughout the UK.

Dealer of the Year

Truckmasters Handling


Truckmasters Handling has shown total commitments to sales and service and puts the customer at the heart of everytything they do.

Services to the Industry

Richard Hayes – Brindley Lift Truck Services Ltd

Described as an absolute gentleman of the industry who goes above and beyond for those who are close to him.

Apprentice of the Year

Keiran Hale

Up and coming engineering superstar.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Prospero Girardi of Hitec Lift Trucks

Propero is a true asset to the materials handling industry. Co-founder and Managing Director of Hitec Lift Trucks, Prospero started in the lift truck industry at the age of 16 as an apprentice engineer for a local materials handling company and rose through the ranks to become a senior technician.

In setting up Hitec Lift Trucks, he took advantage of being bi-lingual and created good working relationships with manufactures in Italy and, 30 years on, still represents many Italian brands here in the UK.

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