Yale Europe Materials Handling
has been shortlisted in the prestigious Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) Awards,
which is now open for public voting.
Yale is in the running for an
“Archie” in the ergonomics category for its ground-breaking MP Series pallet truck, designed with numerous features to make it highly productive, more energy efficient and easy to
The FLTA Awards scheme, which
is celebrating its 21st anniversary year, is the most prestigious
annual event in the materials handling industry calendar. The awards encourage
and reward examples of excellence throughout the fork lift truck industry and culminate
in an Oscars-style ceremony.
The winners will be determined
by an online ballot which is now open for voting. Simply visit http://fork-truck.org.uk/flta-awards/vote.
Voting closes on January 15th 2016.
The Yale MP Series Pedestrian
Powered Pallet truck is a strong contender in the ergonomics category with its
unique enhanced productivity capabilities and a smoother and more efficient
The Yale MP 16-22 Series
introduces the Yale Smart Lift™ and Yale Smart Slow Down™ technology. Studies
by Yale found that operators using a single fluid motion to lift and move loads
resulted in increased productivity as a result of reduced cycle times. Yale
Smart Lift allows all operators to execute this method by allowing them to lift
loads and start transporting the pallet before it is at full lift, eliminating
the need for the operator to continually hold the lift button while waiting for
the lift cycle to complete.
Yale Smart Slow Down further
increases operator confidence by helping to ensure that the load remains stable
as the truck changes direction. The technology automatically detects any
significant turns and reduces the speed of the truck accordingly, assisting the
operator to maintain stability of the truck and load through the corner.
Stability and balance are
optimised by the truck’s integral design which features a reinforced heavy duty
frame making it one of the most stable pallet trucks available today.
Iain Friar, Yale Brand
Marketing Manager said: “These are the most
prestigious materials handling industry awards and it is an honour to be
“We are extremely proud of the
Yale MP Series; this new truck has been designed around the needs of the
operator with features and additional technologies that result in increased efficiency
and productivity. If you want to move pallets quickly in the most confined
areas, the MP series is the perfect solution.
“We are looking forward to an
exciting night at the FLTA Awards and we hope that people in our industry will recognise
the difference the MP Powered Pallet Truck can make and get behind us by voting
The awards ceremony takes
place on Saturday February 27th at The International Centre in
Shropshire. The winners in each category will be presented with a statuette of Archimedes,
affectionately known as an Archie.