2018 MHI Innovation Award Finalists Announced

MHI just released the list of finalists for the 2018 MHI Innovation Award. After receiving 111 submissions for this year’s awards, five 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

Ancra Systems B.V. for SkateLoader in booth B966
6 River Systems Inc. for (6RS) Collaborative Fulfillment Solution in booth B4978
The Raymond Corp. for Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator in booth B3747a
suitX for suitX Industrial Exoskeleton: MAX Systems in booth B1474

Best Innovation of an Existing Product

Komar Industries, Inc. for Komar Auger-Pak™ in booth C2551
Caljan Rite-Hite for EXPRESS Snoot in booth B1647
ELOKON GmbH for ELOshield – Proximity Detection System in booth B1762
ID Label Inc for Clean Release – Removable Warehouse Barcode Label in booth B4257

Best IT Innovation

Yard Management Solutions for Eagle Eye Yard Management Software in booth C1839
The Raymond Corp. for Pick2Pallet™ LED Light System in booth B3747a
Ubimax Inc. for Frontline Creator in booth B2626
LogistiVIEW for Enterprise Augmented Reality Computing in booth C2272a

The MHI Innovation Award serves to educate and provide valuable insights on the latest manufacturing and supply chain products and services to MODEX attendees. MODEX 2018 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 9, 2018, finalists will present their unique solutions to a panel of judges on the show floor at MODEX 2018. The winners in each category will be announced at MODEX 2018 on April 11th during MHI Industry Night with Jim Gaffigan.

MHI would like to thank the individuals from the following companies for graciously volunteering their time as Innovation Award judges: The Home Depot, Mohawk Industries, Champion Petfoods, Group Deschenes, and 3M.

Click here to see more information and learn more about all of the Innovation Award submissions.

MODEX 2018 will be held April 9-12 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. Over 850 exhibitors will showcase their solutions on MODEX’s two show floors totaling over 280,000 square feet of manufacturing and supply chain solutions. MODEX exhibits will represent all segments of the material handling and supply chain logistics industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems. MODEX 2018 will also feature a comprehensive educational conference including keynotes and show floor educational seminars led by industry experts and leading authorities.