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VLM Competition Winner Announced!

The competition for naming the new vertical lift machine has finally reached its conclusion. The winner has been announced; up until now the machine’s name had been a mystery.

GonvaLIFTWith the arrival of the latest product waiting to be introduced, Gonvarri Material Handling wanted to run an internal campaign within the business to create a buzz amongst the employees. Everyone across the regions were invited to join in the competition and submit their choice of product names in a bid to win the top prize with a further 5 runner-up prizes.

The competition’s deadline coincided with the launch of the new machine at LogiMAT 2022. As the biggest intralogistics tradeshow in Europe, LogiMAT was the perfect platform to reveal the long-awaited name. With an important deadline ahead, the judges had the task of narrowing down the incredible number of submissions to find the best of the best.

After months of speculation and anticipation, we can finally reveal the name! So, without further delay, we’re excited to announce the winning name is GonvaLift!

Romina Mihael Avram
Romina Mihaela Avram - Competition Winner

Congratulations goes to our competition winner, Romina Mihaela Avram, who created the name for the new machine. Romina is a part of our Dexion team based in Romania and will receive the top prize a €250 voucher for a retailer of her choice.

On receiving the exciting news Romina says: “Joining the Gonvarri Material Handling team has been a huge opportunity for my career. I am so proud and lucky that I had the chance to bring my personal contribution to the group.”

Romina had some tough competition, but our 5 runners-up have produced some outstanding ideas, and each receive €100 voucher for a retailer of their choice. Congratulations to the lucky winners! Here, they’ve given their reactions after hearing the good news:

From left to right: Daniel Mihai, Ulla Hörkkö, Catalin Gafton, Sven Bareiter, Ilie Murzea
  1. Daniel Mihai, Dexion Romania
    “Thank you for the reward. I’m glad that one of my proposed names for the new product was appreciated. I hope that this product will be a success for our company.”
  2. Catalin Gafton, Dexion Romania
    “I chose the name “Altus” as it suggests height and highlights the great heights that the new VLM can reach to optimise our customer’s storage. The word comes from Latin, which is a classic, timeless language with international resonance.”
  3. Ilie Murzea, Dexion Romania
    “I have poured my heart and soul into this company; I’m giving my best every single day and glad to see that my contribution is being recognised. I am looking forward for further such actions in the future.”
  4. Ulla Hörkkö, Kasten Finland
    “It was an excellent idea to have a naming competition. I’m very grateful to be among the winning group! In Greek Mythology, Themis is the goddess of divine law and order. I thought because the vertical storage systems keep our customers’ products in good order, it would make a great name for the machine. Congratulations to the winner!”
  5. Sven Bareiter, Dexion GmbH
    “When I heard about the competition, I asked my family for ideas as I am not that creative. So, the name entered was decided by my whole family; we’re so grateful and happy to have come this far.”

LogiMAT 2022GonvaLift’s introduction at LogiMAT received a lot of interest from this year’s attendees. The new functions are designed to increase speed, operate silently, and optimise the operator’s safety. Due to faster tray changes and higher storage capacity, GonvaLift offers greater efficiency, along with the two tray locations at the opening and the Windows based WMS system allow for fast and accurate picking.

Safety was key in the design providing additional features such as internal and external safety light grids that stop the travel process immediately if danger is detected; tray locking systems at the opening and emergency stop button close to hand. The IoT system provides proactive support, which includes documents and guidance, with full remote support available. Password protection is also provided for extra security.

We’re proud of everyone for their involvement in the competition; it’s been great to see the whole group coming together in support for the launch of our new product, GonvaLift.

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