Following consideration by the Fork Lift Truck Association Nominations Committee, Baumann is delighted to have been nomination for three Archie Awards in the categories of Environment, Ergonomics and Safety.

As a previous winner of the Innovation award for our incredible Archimedes Outreach System, we are delighted to see recognition for our latest HX models and our hydrogen-powered H2GX60.

The 2018 HX30, HX40 and HX50 models include refined ergonomic cabins and new joystick controls, offering what we believe to be the highest levels of comfort, visibility and control in the market. Following two years of trials and six months of rigorous testing, the cabin has been redesigned to strengthen the framework, simplify access and allowing the central side struts to be removed. Changes in materials and advances in toughened glass also allowed Baumann to reconfigure the glass panel. The result is a sturdier design, together with more sensitive control via a new hydraulic system.

With a lifting power capacity of 13,200 lbs., the H2GX60 sideloader has electrical traction and lifting systems powered by the current generated by hydrogen-powered batteries. At extremely low environmental impact, the fuel cell recharges the batteries and, by way of parallel connection with the batteries, supplies additional energy to the electric motor, when high power is required. Developed in consultation with a German energy business, the H2GX60 was the first Italian-made fuel cell machine to receive European funding and has proved its capabilities with over 600 hours of field trials.

The results will be secret until they are announced at our Awards Ceremony which will be held as part of a lavish gala dinner at the International Centre, Telford, UK on Saturday 30th March 2019. Fingers crossed!