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2019 MHI Innovation Award Finalists Announced
MHI just 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 comprised of 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 CartConnect in 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 Defense, Canada; Framebridge, and Covenant Transport.
Click here to see more information and learn more about all of the Innovation Award submissions.
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX expos to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals.
ProMat 2019 will be held April 8-11 in Chicago’s McCormick Place. Over 950 exhibitors will showcase their solutions on ProMat’s two show floors totaling over 420,000 square feet of manufacturing and supply chain solutions. ProMat exhibits will represent all segments of the material handling and supply chain logistics industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems. ProMat 2019 will also feature a comprehensive educational conference including keynotes and show floor educational seminars led by industry experts and leading authorities. For more information on exhibiting or attending ProMat, visit ProMatShow.com.