Launched to encourage and reward examples of excellence throughout the fork lift truck industry and beyond, the Awards has a truly international appeal with sponsors and winners flying in from Europe and the Far East for the Oscars-style ceremony.

Perhaps the most hotly anticipated of the night’s Awards are those given to the overall champions in the four main product categories: Environment, Ergonomics, Safety and the big one, Innovation.

MD Klaus Pirpamer flew in from the factory to witness the win and called to congratulate Mr Wolfgang Baumann who sent his best wishes to the happy team.

Inventor, technical director and expert dancer, Riccardo Bove, was also present to receive the award, having spent years developing and perfecting the outreach system. The new Baumann GX Series utilises the direct drive Archimedes screw and sliding blocks, to extend the fork carriage, whilst preventing transverse movements and eliminating unnecessary stresses. The system means greater sensitivity and consistent control, and the maximum working speeds – results never before reached.

A big thank you to all those that took the time to vote for us!