Raymond Named Finalist for International Forklift of the Year Award 2020

Jan 21, 2020
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The Raymond Corporation’s Courier 3030 Automated Stacker has been named a finalist for an International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award, which recognizes the industry’s best intralogistics products and system solutions from around the world.

GREENE, N.Y., January 21, 2020 — The Raymond Corporation’s Courier™ 3030 automated stacker has been named a finalist for an International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award, which recognizes the industry’s best intralogistics products and system solutions from around the world.

The Courier 3030 automated stacker, which can be used in both automated and manual operation modes, combines horizontal transport and vertical pallet lift with a 72-inch reach capacity and a 2,500-pound load capacity, making it ideal for pickup/drop-off, end-of-aisle and end-of-line application, as well as conveyor picking. In addition, the Supervisor software of the Courier 3030 enables an operator to simultaneously monitor and manage multiple trucks from a mobile or web-enabled computer.

The Courier 3030 utilizes unique to the industry Seegrid vision-guided technology to capture a 360-degree view of its surroundings while providing the ability to map locations, identify obstructions and control vehicle behaviors. When integrated with the Raymond iWAREHOUSE® warehouse optimization system, any web-enabled device can deliver real-time location and status updates, providing data-driven insights into a facility’s operations. The innovative technology frees operators from repetitive, low value tasks to provide maximum productivity and efficiency throughout warehouse, distribution and supply chain operations.

Additional benefits include:

  • The Vision Guidance Unit uses 10 cameras to learn and navigate its environment
  • No changes to infrastructure are needed, minimal business interruptions
  • The 3030 can automatically move in reverse direction with dual object detection sensors and ITA fork design
  • Route training is easy and fast to do and/or modify compared to other technologies
  • Easy one day initial set-up time
  • Provides operators the ability to manage multiple trucks

“Raymond is very proud to again be nominated for a prestigious IFOY Award after our Virtual Reality Simulator was recognized as the top innovation in the Special of the Year category in 2019,” said Michael Field, CEO, The Raymond Corporation. “At Raymond, we work diligently with our customers to develop systems and solutions that fit their needs. The Courier 3030’s unique technology exemplifies our commitment to producing innovative solutions designed for enabling lean management optimization and maximum productivity.”

The IFOY Award honors the best industrial trucks and intralogistics solutions of the year as selected by a jury of leading international logistics media. The competition enters an audit phase in February when IFOY experts test all the nominated products. Test parameters include productivity, energy efficiency, safety, ergonomics and design.

About The Raymond Corporation

For more than 95 years, The Raymond Corporation has built a reputation on innovation, quality and service. Raymond® manual and electric forklifts — with the industry’s first integrated intelligence — meet a variety of material handling needs and offer advanced end-to-end warehouse solutions that enable operations to run better and manage smarter. This philosophy helps ensure Raymond and its customers are always evolving, always running, always moving ahead — and always on. The portfolio of advanced offerings includes the iWAREHOUSE® fleet management and warehouse optimization system, featuring real-time location tracking; automated lift truck solutions for the warehouse of the future; and the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator, a supplemental instructional tool that helps customers improve their operations and meet industry labor demands. Raymond also provides industry-leading customer support through a network of skilled technicians and its authorized North American and global Solutions and Support Centers. Raymond’s work in energy solutions, space utilization, ergonomics, manufacturing quality and fleet optimization — combined with best-in-class products and services — work together to increase efficiency and lower costs throughout material handling operations.


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