Aside from Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, the upcoming Fork Lift Truck Association Awards for Excellence 2017 has also selected Yale Europe Materials Handling as a finalist in its Innovation and Ergonomic categories.
According to sources, it was the Yale MPT rider pallet truck series (MPT20T and MP25T) that made it to the FLTA Awards’ shortlist. These industrial vehicles combine the key benefits of both seated and platform truck models, enabling the operators to easily select their desired working position at a simple touch of a button.
“We believe that it’s important to design our products around the people who will be using them in order to maximise operator productivity. The MPT rider pallet truck shows how we put that approach into practice,” stated Iain Friar, the Brand Marketing Manager of Yale.
“The “Archie” has long been acknowledged as the industry’s most prestigious accolade and we are delighted to be selected again as a finalist for the FLTA Awards. Ergonomics and innovation are at the forefront of the Yale design process and this selection provides recognition that the company has created a breakthrough with the MPT rider pallet. We design the truck around the operator, so ergonomics is a critical consideration rather than an afterthought,” Friar added.
Essentially, the two MPT rider pallet truck models are designed to guarantee that operators of all sizes can get to find a comfortable position while performing daunting material-handling tasks. The machines feature an adaptive seat, which offers stand, sit, and lean functionality. This gives operators the freedom to move for any task. The MPT20T and MP25T also bring a low step height, a compact chassis, a large floor space, and an electronic fly-by-wire steering.
The FLTA Awards, which brings an Oscar-style awards ceremony, is slated to be held on March 4th, 2017 in Telford. All winners will receive a small statuette of Archimedes.