Linde Material Handling at the world's leading fair for intralogistics CeMAT in Hanover, Germany, 2-6 May 2011

In keeping with the motto of CeMAT 2011 "Sustainability in Intralogistics", Linde Material Handling showcased its latest innovations in the field of energy-efficient and economical industrial trucks between 2–6 May in and around the large pavilion P32. Also on display were numerous prototypes and concept trucks, showing the direction that future developments are starting to take. Furthermore, advisory tools for scheduling and optimising material flows, as well as sample solutions for the implementation of driverless industrial trucks in (partially) automated applications have been on show.

Linde MH made a good impression in Hanover by bringing around 60 trucks from its latest product range. "This will provide visitors with the opportunity to get a comprehensive picture of our company's capabilities", said Dr. Ralf Dingeldein, Head of the New Trucks business unit and the person responsible for the Linde trade fair stand. The Linde stand made visitors feel like Hollywood movie stars, as a red carpet took them into the pavilion alongside new trucks and innovative concepts which were on show.

The pavilion featured a number of "information islands", providing information on a wide range of topics, including how Linde products have been designed to be even more energy-efficient, secure and economical, how an operator can save time and money by planning and optimising the material flow, and the opportunities available for (partially) automated solutions.

The main attraction at the trade fair stand was the new generation of electric forklift trucks in the 2 to 5 tonne load category. There are 19 different standard-model designs to choose from, thus ensuring that the customer only pays for what they actually need. What's more, a further twelve technical innovations will be unveiled that ensure extremely economical energy consumption, high productivity and increased driver safety and comfort in the new electronic fork lift trucks.