Electric multidirectional sideloader from Fulda-based manufacturer wins international award
MaxX BY Hubtex wins the FLTA Award 2019
In 2019, the British Fork Lift Truck Association in Telford (UK) presented one of the most prestigious international awards for forklift truck manufacturers: the FLTA Award 2019. Winner in the “Ergonomics” category is Fulda-based company Hubtex with its MaxX electric multidirectional sideloader. In particular, the patented multidirectional steering, the new generation of the HIT3 multifunction display and the ergonomic driver's cab with optimum all-round visibility set the MaxX apart from comparable models in its class. In the competition, the truck prevailed against trucks from Baumann, Jungheinrich and Mitsubishi, which were also nominated.
The FLTA Award is presented annually in the categories “Safety”, “Environment”, “Ergonomics” and “Innovation”. Hubtex is not a newcomer among the nominees: The manufacturer has previously won the “Ergonomics” category in 2007 with its EZK order picking platform. It was also nominated for the EZK model, further developed in the field of vacuum suction technology, in 2017. In 2019, Hubtex celebrated the recognition of its MaxX electric multidirectional sideloader. The winner in the “Ergonomics” category has been specially designed for handling long loads in narrow aisles. Hubtex’s aim with this vehicle is to offer customers the ideal alternative to diesel-powered vehicles for combined indoor and outdoor applications with load capacities of 4.5 tons. The MaxX particularly impressed the discerning jury of experts with its patented multidirectional steering system, which allows users to switch from longitudinal to transverse travel without stopping in between. In addition, the sideloader stood out from the competition due to its ergonomic driver's cab with extended all-round visibility. The jury also praised the new generation of the HIT3 multifunction display, which is integrated into the MaxX model.
The award was accepted on behalf of the entire company by Hubtex Managing Director Hans-Joachim Finger. “The last time we won this prestigious award was in 2007. I am therefore delighted that the 2019 Award recognizes the daily work of our employees from development through to production,” explains Finger. The Hubtex Managing Director was accompanied by his colleagues Juan Cantalejo (Sales Manager UK), Michael Röbig (Marketing Manager) and two employees from Hubtex UK: Paul McNally and Tim Pick from Milton Keynes.
MaxX nominated for the IFOY Award
In addition to the FLTA Award, the MaxX electric multidirectional sideloader from Hubtex has also been nominated for the IFOY Award, a globally important award. The MaxX allrounder was put through its paces by an independent jury of 29 international members during the IFOY test days at the beginning of 2019. The industry experts carried out various series of tests at the Hanover exhibition grounds, including an innovation check by four renowned scientists. At the end of the test days, the award organization awarded the “Best in Intralogistics” certificates for the year 2019. The proud certificate holder is also the MaxX from Hubtex.