German Design Award 2020

German Design Award 2020

ERC 216zi stacker truck wins iF Design Award

Jungheinrich ERC 216zi stacker truck

This year the Jungheinrich ERC 216zi stacker truck is awarded the internationally renowned iF Design Award. The vehicle is the most compact truck in its class. Thanks to its integrated lithium-ion battery, the ERC 216zi is particularly compact and agile. Jungheinrich has significantly shortened the truck’s length by eliminating the battery trough between the operator’s platform and the mast, which was previously common in such trucks. With an L2 dimension of 1245 mm, the ERC 216zi is at least 170 mm shorter than comparable trucks and is thus by far the most compact electric stacker truck on the market. This also impressed the jury, who honoured the ERC 216zi with the iF Design Award in the category Automobiles/Vehicles. The iF Design Award was first presented in 1953 and is considered the oldest independent design award.

Jungheinrich Board Member for Marketing and Sales Christian Erlach says: “Sometimes you have to take a completely different approach and that is exactly what we have done with the ERC 216zi. The built-in lithium-ion battery creates a revolutionary vehicle design. The ERC 216zi is ultra-compact and extremely agile. It is the perfect truck in narrow warehouse environments where our customers still want to reach impressive heights”.

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