The four main product awards were taken home by Yale Europe Materials Handling, Hubtex UK, Still Materials Handling and Combilift at this year’s Fork Lift Truck Association awards.
The winners were named at a presentation evening hosted by FLTA president Paul Nichol and vice-chairman Martyn Fletcher earlier this month.
Yale was awarded the Environment prize for its MP16S low-noise pallet truck, Hubtex collected the Ergonomics award for its detachable picking platform, while Still’s FM-X laser-guided reach truck won the Safety prize and Combilift picked up the Innovation award for its Combi-CB four-way counterbalance.
Individual winners on the night were Crown’s Richard Baxter who took home the Services to the FLTA prize and Brendon Sparks who won the Service to the Fork Lift Industry award for his work at Nissan, BITA and CFTS.
Scottish forklift dealer Douglas Gillespie, a Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks dealer, won the Lifetime Achievement award and Peggy Sue Smith of Huntingdon’s Genesis Forklift Trucks took home the Employee of the Year award.
The judging panel awarded a runner up in addition to a winner for the Apprentice of the Year award as it felt this year’s candidates were particularly strong. David Cooke of C&D Fork Trucks was the overall winner, while Adam Turner of United Forktrucks was named runner-up.
The Safe Site Award, which is now in its second year, was presented to the City of London Corporation for its safe operations at London’s Spitalfields Market, and B&B Attachments was named Supplier of the Year.