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22nd of May 2024

IFAT 2024 – Recap

Exciting encounters and discussions, lots of innovations, a great atmosphere – that’s why IFAT 2024 was a complete success for us! We were thrilled to see how well attended the trade fair was again and how much interest there was in future-oriented topics at our stand – for example, the use of artificial intelligence in the waste disposal industry and alternative drives. This confirms our commitment and motivates us to continue shaping progress and innovation!

The new stars in the product portfolio
We were particularly pleased with the positive feedback on our new products. The MAGNUM X1 impressed across the board. Thanks to the many useful features that could be adopted from the X2 and X4 medium and the fundamental idea of standardisation. This is because many components and systems have been standardised, which will make training, service and spare parts supply much easier in the future!

The new MINI can also be emphasised as another product highlight. The new smooth-walled design of the small refuse collection vehicle was extremely well received by visitors. The switch to ZOELLER’s Italian subsidiary FARID Industries was warmly welcomed. Sven Walter, Head of Internal Sales, explains why: “Our Italian colleagues are leaders in the field of particularly small vehicles – no wonder given the narrow alleyways in the various old towns! They therefore bring valuable expertise and a high level of competence for the MINIs. We are delighted that this decision has been so well received!”.

The subsidiary SCANTEC was also able to enjoy a great deal of popularity. Managing Director Ulrich Helfmeier and his colleagues won the Innovation Award of the Verband für Arbeitsgeräte und Kommunalfahrzeug-Industrie e.V. (VAK). With the SmartScan, SCANTEC took first place in the Assembly Component Control Technology category. SmartScan is an AI-based scanner for analysing waste in the vehicle. Specifically, this means that optical data can be used to analyse the composition of waste in the loading area. The technology assigns incorrect waste to the exact container, so that this system creates the basis for continuous citizen communication for the sustainable optimisation of separation behaviour.

A good atmosphere all round – with customers and in the team!
What makes IFAT so unique for us? It connects! COO Markus Dautermann puts it in a nutshell: “We particularly appreciate the personal dialogue on site! Having the opportunity to meet so many of our customers and partners in this environment makes the trade fair a highlight for us!”

We would therefore like to thank all the interested visitors at our stand once again. It was a great pleasure for us to have so many exciting conversations and to be able to present our products. A particularly big THANK YOU also goes to our team on site, who mastered 5 days of trade fair plus set-up and dismantling so outstandingly and really gave their all in the last few days!

Our Head of Sales and Service Jürgen Kowalke concludes with a nice closing statement: “The commitment and passion for the products that our colleagues bring to the table is by no means a given. I am proud to have such a strong team on site – you can be relied on!”

We look forward to saying “Let’s go IFAT” again in 2026!

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