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The King of Forklifts has been crowned

George Kumi, of Diesel Technic, has been crowned the 2015 Forklift Operator of The Year at Materials Handling Middle East 2015. Kumi came out on top of 77 fellow contestants from throughout the UAE, as he successfully navigated three tonnes of electric forklift through narrow spaces replicating a tight warehouse environment.

Mohammed Aaga from Aramex, came in second, while Imran Khan Jay, from Baqer Mohibi Enterprises, was third.

Kumi, who has been driving forklifts since 2010, said: “It feels tremendous. I didn’t think it would end like this. I was a little surprised that I won. I knew I had done well, but I thought my friend had taken the lead from me early. From where I come from, we had a lot of training, which played its part in the final result but it was really a lot of fun and I’m really happy.”

DDC Training Department was instrumental in designing the competition course and providing technical advice to organizers Messe Frankfurt and DDC Master Trainer Noushad Sharahabeel was one of three judges of the competition. DDC Training Manager Ian Littlefield said “These events provide us with a fun way to introduce companies to the serious business of Forklift Safety Training, which is one of a number of products that DDC offers to the corporate market. We are grateful to Messe Frankfurt for giving us the opportunity to take part in this exciting event and we look forward to next year being even bigger and better”.