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IFOY AWARD 2020: Apply now

Who will win the Intralogistics Oscar 2020? The application portal on is open from June 13 until October 30, 2019.


NEW Special vehicles such as cargobikes and drones can compete for the first time. NEW "IFOY meets Business": IFOY opens TEST DAYS for logistics decision-makers. Ismaning near Munich, June 12, 2019. The race is on for the top class of intralogistics. Only a few weeks ago, this year's winners of the IFOY AWARD cheered in the Vienna Hofburg. From today on, provider of intralogistics products and solutions can apply again for the next round in 2020.

There are a total of 13 categories that cover almost all areas of intralogistics. In addition to forklifts, warehouse technology equipment and special vehicles, automated guided vehicle systems (AGVs), shuttles, robots, software and apps as well as successfully implemented, integrated warehouse concepts are also eligible for an application. In addition, outstanding technical details or components, such as ergonomic innovations, safety solutions or automation components, are also awarded. What's new is that cargobikes and drones can enter for the first time.

IFOY meets Business

The organisation team has also announced another premiere which should be interesting for intralogistics investment projects. At the next IFOY TEST DAYS on 12 and 13 February 2020, B2B visitors from the logistics sector will also be admitted for the first time under the motto “IFOY meets Business”. To date, only jurors and their advisors had the chance to examine the innovations of the finalists at the test event.

“Experiencing an innovation live is quite different from reading it on paper or just seeing it somewhere. The demand from potential users from the industry for hands-on testing of the best innovations of the year was so high that we decided to create a permanent test option," says Anita Würmser, Executive Chairwoman of the IFOY AWARD Jury. However, the number of participants will be limited in order to guarantee intensive testing.

In future, logistics decision-makers will be able to drive and test the equipment in the newly established IFOY TEST CAMP and find out about the exhibited products and solutions in thematic highlight tours. In addition, they can talk to the developers and testers to get an overview of the innovations.

The International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY AWARD) honors the best industrial trucks and intralogistics solutions of the year - selected by the leading international logistics media. It has established itself as an indication of economic efficiency and innovation and is regarded as the most important innovation prize in intralogistics due to its specialist expertise.

The decision is based on a three-stage audit. The devices and solutions nominated for the finals will be subjected to individually tailored driving or functional tests at the IFOY TEST DAYS from 7 to 13 February at the Hanover Fairground, including the IFOY test protocol, which comprises around 80 criteria, and the scientific IFOY Innovation Check. In addition, jurors and their advisory teams from the industry travel to the fair to assess the finalists themselves before they cast their vote. It is crucial that the nominees are not compared with each other, but with their competitors on the market.

The sponsor of the IFOY AWARD, which is under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, is the VDMA Sector Association for Materials Handling and Intralogistics. IFOY partner is the Hannover Messe. Pallet partner of the IFOY AWARD is Chep, world market leader in the pooling of pallets and containers. The technology partner is the battery charging specialist Fronius.