MHI Announces 2019 MHI Innovation Awards Finalists

We just released the list of finalists for the 2019 MHI Innovation Awards. After receiving 108 submissions for this year’s awards, six independent 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.

After lengthy study and deliberation, the judges have selected our finalists. The finalists for the 2019 MHI Innovation Awards (by category) are:

Best New Product

In the category for Best New Product, the 2019 finalists are:

CartConnect by Fetch Robotics, S4841
Gamification by Locus Robotics, S3212
Forklift Safety Device (FLSD) by OE Attachments, S2495
Pick2Pack by CMC srl, S1259

Best Innovation of an Existing Product

In the category for Best Innovation of an Existing Product, the 2019 finalists are:

Mark 2 Smartglove by ProGlove, N6429
RightPick: The Piece Picking Solution by RightHand Robotics Inc., S2397
Versatile Nesting Cart by Artitalia Group Inc., S2491
ItemPiQ by Swisslog Logistics Automation, S1212

Best IT Innovation

In the category for Best IT Innovation, the 2019 finalists are:

Eagle Eye Yard Management Software by Yard Management Solutions, N6856
Vision Pick and Put Wall by LogistiVIEW, S5268a
WAMAS Lighthouse by Schaefer Systems, S3468
redPILOT by KNAPP Inc., S1231

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.

All Innovation Award participants, including finalists, will receive:

  • • Listing in the main entry corridor of McCormick Place during ProMat 2019 at the Innovation Award display kiosk
  • • Product listing on the Innovation Award page at
  • • Exposure in the Q2 issue of MHI Solutions magazine
  • • Recognized with an Innovation Award participant floor sticker in front of booth at ProMat 2019

On Monday, April 8, 2019, finalists will make an in-booth presentation to a panel of judges at ProMat 2019. The winners in each category will be announced on April 10th during MHI Industry Night with Craig Ferguson in McCormick Place Grand Ballroom S100.