Safety award win for Linde’s R14-R20 range at the 2014 FLTA Awards

Linde Material Handling has won the safety award for its R14-R20 Reach Truck range in this year’s Fork Lift Truck Association Awards for Excellence 2014 (FLTA).


The annual awards, run by the FLTA, represent the industry’s foremost recognition of engineering and design excellence. Held to celebrate the best companies within the fork lift truck industry, the awards aim to set the bar for higher standards throughout the industry.

The new generation range, which was launched by Linde last year, received the award for its outstanding assortment of innovative safety solutions that have revolutionised operator safety, comfort and productivity.

The R14-R20 Reach Truck range has a compact and manoeuvrable design that enable an even more productive flow of goods in the warehouse, while its range of advanced technical solutions make the trucks more comfortable, powerful, safer and easier to service.

Linde’s warehouse product manager, Jana Vitkova said: “We are extremely happy to have won the Safety Award for the R14-R20 reach trucks, this award win is a testament to the innovative product development and safety consciousness that we have continued to show throughout 2014.

This product counts safety and ergonomic gains among its many advances and we are delighted it has been recognised for its innovative safety features. The range boasts a high-visibility, end-to-end, panoramic toughened glass roof, which aims to protect the operator from falling object as well as providing additional visibility for faster and safer load handling. To further improve safety, the range also offers a side hoop guard at shoulder height to provide better protection for the operator and a hydraulically actuated load wheel drum and automatic electric holding brakes fitted as standard offering superb brake performance.

FLTA-SAFETY-WIN-2014-RGB“The safety of our products is definitely a priority for us at Linde as health and safety has been a growing concern for our customers. We feel that our focus on standards and protection is what makes us stand out within the forklift truck industry.

“We look forward to continuing to develop our products in 2014 to reflect our recent success at FLTA.”

For more information on the R14 – R20 reach truck range, please contact Linde directly.

Linde Material Handling

Tel: 01256 342000