Albeit crude and although never marketed, this early prototype would lead to the development of the first powered platform truck (actually it was an ordinary, hand-operated baggage truck with motor and batteries mounted beneath the deck) in 1906; the high-lift truck
in 1919; and the fork truck in 1919.
"The award for the chemical industry sector goes to the employees of Flint Group for the construction and implementation of an effective safety measure for hand pallet and high-lift trucks
. Their idea is simple, effective and most importantly easily transferable to various different vehicles used within all industry sectors," the association said in a statement.