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Voting gets underway as the Forklift Truck Association, FLTA, unveils its ‘Pick of the Year’

With voting now underway, the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has revealed that it received a record number of entries for its Annual Awards for Excellence 2015… with more new companies than ever before bidding to pick up a coveted Archie.

A total of forty nominations were received from twenty two companies from all around the globe posing the FLTA’s Awards Committee its toughest challenge yet as it strives to deliver a set of Finalists for its Pick of The Year – the definitive buyer’s guide to all that’s best in the fork lift truck sector.
According to Peter Harvey, Chief Executive of the FLTA: “We have some outstanding Finalists and we hope that everyone with an interest in fork lift trucks will visit our website and cast their vote for the remarkable new products that have won their way through to the shortlist.

“Some of the companies are household names, but alongside them are a significant number of FLT businesses who have never entered these awards previously. One thing is certain… their names may be unfamiliar now, but they won’t remain so once people see the contribution they are making, particularly in the areas of safety and protecting the environment.

“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 exceptional 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 an open vote by the people who actually stand to benefit from these achievements.”

Anyone whose work involves materials handling equipment is entitled to vote. This includes those who own or hire fork lift trucks, as well as those who manage, supervise or train fork lift operators – and the operators themselves.
Voting for Awards 2015 is now open and will close on 15th January 2015.
To find out more about each of this year’s Finalists and cast your vote, visit: www.fork-truck.org.uk.

The FLTA Awards for Excellence 2014 Finalists are:
Environment
Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd EVO Electric 1.2-2T Counterbalance
Marshall’s Industrial Ltd IMPCO Reserve Fuel Tank
Practical Warehouse Solutions StockSafe

Ergonomics
Cat Lift Trucks NR-N2 Reach Truck
Combilift Ltd Rotating Operator Console
Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd Tilting Barriers on the V Modular Order Picker
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks EDiA EX 2.5-3.5T 4W Electric Counterbalance
Yale Europe Materials Handling MR Reach Truck

Safety
Arcure SA Blaxtair
Sany 360 degree Peripheral Vision System
Jungheinrich UK Benchmast Hi-Visibility Mast
Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd Linde Safety Pilot
Stommpy UK Stommpy Barrier System
Toyota Material Handling UK BT Levio LPE200-250: Side Guards with Integrated Protection
Visitronics Ltd “Impact” Electronic Sign

Innovation
Aisle-Master Narrow Front Aisle-Master
CESAB Material Handling UK Height Adjustable Tiller Arm on the new P320 Powered Pallet Truck
Flexi Narrow Aisle Ltd FLEXIPiCK
Hubtex (UK) Ltd SQ40 Reach Truck
Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd Linde Safety Pilot – Driver assistance system
Translift Bendi Ltd B310 OP – Bendi Order Picker
Trelleborg Wheel Systems Pit Stop Line
Yale Europe: Materials Handling: MR Reach Truck

The Fork Lift Truck Association is the UK’s independent authority on fork lift trucks. For more information, please visit www.fork-truck.org.uk or call 01635 277577.

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