Materials handling specialist manufacturer Combilift added yet another industry award to its ever growing collection when its Combi-PPT model recently won the Safety Category of the FLTA Awards for Excellence 2019.
The Combi-PPT is a high performance pedestrian operated powered pallet truck, available with capacities from 3,000kg up to 16,000kg. Features such as AC powered drive, steer and lifting technology enable very large and bulky products to be manoeuvred with ease in confined spaces without the use of a ride-on forklift. This ensures maximum safety when working in areas where other personnel may be present, in busy production plants for example, thanks to Combilift’s unique, patented multi-position tiller arm. This incorporates tiller and operator offset position with the touch of a button and enables excellent visibility from the side of the truck, also reducing any crush risk to the operator when working in tight spaces. According to the FLTA “the jury was impressed by the PPT’s large capacity and its potential to replace counterbalance trucks, improving safety in pedestrian areas.”
Mark Whyte, Combilift’s R&D manager, accepted the “Archie” trophy from Andrea Maneti of the category sponsor Trelleborg. Combilift’s MD Martin McVicar commented:
“We have won a number of awards from the FLTA over the years for innovation, design achievement, ergonomics as well as the unique Winner of Winners Gold Award in 2012. In the 25th year of the awards we are proud to have been recognised for our ongoing commitment to safer materials handling with the introduction of the Combi-PPT into our product range.”
The Combi-PPT is also up for a further award, the results of which will be announced on April 26th at a ceremony in Vienna. It is one of three products shortlisted for the prestigious IFOY Award (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) in the Warehouse Truck category.
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