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Forklift Operator Of The Year Challenge

11 September 2017

Materials Handling Middle East-2017 Forklift Challenge

Materials Handling Middle East 2017 featured the 2nd Forklift Operator of the Year – a unique competition where more than 80 of the UAE’s most skilled Forklift jockeys were judged on their ability to safely and efficiently manoeuver three-tonnes of electric forklift machinery in tight and narrow spaces, replicating a warehouse environment.

The competition was sponsored by SPAN, which provided its Jungheinrich forklifts to be guided by the finest operators from more than 30 companies, including IKEA, Aramex, Global Food Industries, Airlink International, Unilever, RSA Logistics, and Agility Global Logistics.

After several preliminary rounds, the contest was eventually narrowed down to several finalists, with Deepak Kataria from CWT-SML Logistics crowned the Forklift Champion of Materials Handling Middle East 2017.

Kataria, who had learnt his trade at CWT-SML Logistics, and for whom he had worked for seven years, said: “It’s a great thrill to win this year, the competition was tough with many highly-trained forklift operators, but I was confident in my ability to impress the judges enough.

“I’d like to show my appreciation to my company who nominated me and my colleagues for this competition and I look forward to coming back in two years to defend my title.”
 

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