MHI names Innovation Award winners
Prior to Tuesday’s morning keynote session, the winners of the inaugural ProMat Innovation Awards were announced. Winning the Best New Innovation award for IQ Fusion was Packsize, while Fox IV took Best Innovation of an Existing Product for its Twinprint.
“The awards were created to educate and provide valuable insights to ProMat attendees about the latest innovative manufacturing and supply chain products and services offered by exhibitors,” explained George Prest, CEO of show sponsor MHI.
“Seventy-four companies submitted 78 different entries, and were judged prior to the show by a committee of industry experts to narrow down each category to six finalists,” Prest continued. “Those finalists were visited on Monday by the committee, who then selected the winner in each category.”
Finalists in the “Existing Innovation” category were: Bishamon Industries, Daifuku Webb, Dematic, Intelligent Lighting Systems, Fox IV Technologies and Jungheinrich. In the “New Innovation” category, finalists included: Blickle Casters, Engineered Lifting Systems, Intelligrated, KUKA Systems, Opex Corporation and Packsize International.