2017 MHI Innovation Award Finalists Announced

MHI just released the list of finalists for the 2017 MHI Innovation Award. After receiving a record 153 submissions for this years awards, seven 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 Product:

Proship, Inc. for CVP-500 Automated Packaging System

PINC Solutions for PINC Air: Inventory Robotics

DSA Systems, Inc. for PICAVI Smart Glasses

6 River Systems, Inc. for Collaborative Fulfillment Solutions

Best Innovation of an Existing Product:

Big Ass Solutions for Powerfoil X3.0 with SmartSense

Transbotics for Natural Navigation AGV

Schaefer Systems Int., Inc. for Weasel

EuroSort Inc. for Twin Push Tray Sorter

Best IT Innovation:

Schaefer Systems Int., Inc. for WAMAS 5.5.3

Emulate3D Ltd. for Virtual Reality – HTC Vive

ServiceMax – From GE Digital for IOT Connected Field Service

Ubimax GmbH for Enterprise Wearable Computing Suite

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 2017 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, customer satisfaction, etc.

On Monday, April 3, 2017, finalists will present their unique solutions to a panel of judges on the show floor at ProMat 2017. The winners in each category will be announced at ProMat 2017 on April 5 during MHI Industry Night with Dana Carvey.

MHI would like to thank the individuals from the following companies for graciously volunteering their time as Innovation Award judges: Shaw Industries; Ashley Furniture; Boeing; Big Lots!; McKee; Luxotica; and DHL eCommerce.

To see more information and learn more about all of the Innovation Award submissions, visit today.

ProMat 2017 will be held April 3-6 in Chicago’s McCormick Place. Over 900 exhibitors will showcase their solutions on ProMat’s two show floors totaling over 360,000 square feet of manufacturing and supply chain solutions. ProMat exhibits will represent all segments of the material handling and logistics industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems. ProMat 2017 will also feature a comprehensive educational conference including keynotes and show floor educational seminars led by industry experts and leading authorities.