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MHI announces innovation award finalists

Twelve selected from 108 entrants

February 25, 2019

CHICAGO – MHI has released the list of finalists for the 2019 MHI Innovation Award. After receiving 108 submissions for this year’s awards from ProMat 2019 exhibitors, six judges comprising professionals from the material handling and supply chain industry completed the initial vetting process.

Four finalists were chosen as the most innovative products in each category – Best New Innovation; Best Innovation of an Existing Product; and Best IT Innovation based on concept, value, and impact.
Best New Innovation:
Fetch Robotics for Cart Connection Booth S4841
Locus Robotics for Gamification in Booth S3212
OE Attachments for Forklift Safety Device (FLSD) in Booth S2495
CMC srl for Pick2Pack in Booth S1259
Best Innovation of an Existing Product:
ProGlove for Mark 2 Smartglove in Booth N6429
RightHand Robotics Inc. for RightPick: The Piece Picking Solution in Booth S2397
Artitalia Group Inc. for Versatile Nesting Cart in Booth S2491
Swisslog Logistics Automation for ItemPiQ in Booth S1212
Best IT Innovation:
Yard Management Solutions for Eagle Eye Yard Management Software in Booth N6856
LogistiVIEW for Vision Pick and Put Wall in Booth S5268a
Schaefer Systems for WAMAS Lighthouse in Booth S3468
KNAPP Inc. for redPILOT in Booth S1231
The MHI Innovation Award serves to educate and provide valuable insights on the latest manufacturing and supply chain products and services to ProMat attendees.
ProMat 2019 exhibitors were called to submit a new product, product line, technology or service or new application of existing products or technology that create quantifiable and sustainable results in terms of ROI, cost savings and customer satisfaction.
On Monday, April 8, 2019, finalists will present their unique solutions to a panel of judges on the show floor at ProMat 2019. The winners in each category will be announced at ProMat 2019 on April 10th during MHI Industry Night with Craig Ferguson.
MHI would like to thank the individuals from the following companies for graciously volunteering their time as Innovation Award judges: Steelcase Inc.; IKEA; PharmaLink; Department of National Defence, Canada; Framebridge, and Covenant Transport.