Announcing this year's Finalists for the Fork Lift Truck Association's Awards for Excellence 2013, the FLTA has paid tribute to the high quality of companies, services and products which will compete in the materials handling industry's long-established Awards.
The 20 nominations – representing 16 companies from across the globe – will vie to earn an 'Archie' at Awards 2013, which will take place on Saturday 16th February at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole.
FLTA Chairman Martyn Fletcher says: "This year's finalists comprise our pick of the year's best products and services – each demonstrate 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 within our industry – which is the abiding aim of these Awards. That 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."
Anyone whose work involves materials handling equipment is strongly encouraged to vote. This includes anyone who owns or hires fork lift trucks, as well as those who manage, supervise or train fork lift operators – and, of course, the operators themselves. With their first-hand experience, they are perhaps the most discerning judges of all.
Voting for Awards 2013 is now open. The public voting will take place exclusively online, allowing the FLTA to ensure validity.
Visit the Awards section of the FLTA website at www.fork-truck.org.uk/awards to find information on each of this year's finalists and to cast your vote online. The last day of voting is Wednesday 16th January 2013.
The FLTA Awards for Excellence 2013 finalists are:
BMB Weatherproof Canopies Ltd - Pallet Truck Bag
Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK Ltd - DL06K E/G Engine for Tier 4 models
Linde Materials Handling (UK) Ltd - Diesel Particulate Filter
STILL Materials Handling Ltd - RX70 Full Hybrid
Cat Lift Trucks - NPP16-20N2 (R)(E) power pallet truck
Linde Materials Handling (UK) Ltd - Rotating seat
Toyota Material Handling UK - BT Option L Low Level Order Picker
Cascade UK Ltd - DAGS fork covers
Linde Materials Handling (UK) Ltd - Proximity alarm sensor
Roadside Technologies - SDB-18 Speed Display Barrow
Stanley Handling - ROBUR SBP Strong 5016
Toyota Material Handling UK Ltd - Taking Care with Toyota
Yale Europe - Mast-mounted LED lights
Aisle-Master - Cold Store Aisle-Master
Briggs Equipment - Speed Measuring Tool
Combilift Ltd - Combilift SC
Enersys Ltd - Hawker XFC Battery Series
Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd - Pro Brake Hand Pallet Truck
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks UK - EDIA EM Electric Counterbalance
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