After receiving 156 submissions for the 2023 MHI Innovation Awards from ProMat 2023 exhibitors, MHI announces the four finalists 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. 


Five independent judges comprised of professionals from the material handling and supply chain industry completed the initial review process. Here are the finalists in no particular order.


Best New Innovation:

Agility Robotics for Digit a Human-Centric Robot: ProMat Booth S1031

Berkshire Grey Inc. Project GreyWolf - A Berkshire Grey & Locus Robotics Solution: ProMat Booth N6707

OPEX Corporation for OPEX® Infinity™ AS/RS System: ProMat Booth S2712

Packsize International Inc. for X5: Booth S3547


Best Innovation of an Existing Product:

HAI Robotics U.S.A. Inc. for A42T Autonomous Case-picking Robot: ProMat Booth N7900 

Vanderlande Industries, Inc. for ADAPTO Shuttle: ProMat Booth S603

Ideal Warehouse Innovations, Inc. for SLIDE-effect® Dock Bumper: ProMat Booth S3350

Geekplus America, Inc. for PopPick: ProMat Booth N7307/N7507


Best IT Innovation:     

Synkrato for Synkrato warehouse digital twin: ProMat Booth N6256

OneRack for OneRack: ProMat Booth S2882

Lucas Systems, Inc. for Lucas Systems Dynamic Work Optimization: ProMat Booth S3775

FORTNA for FORTNA OptiSlot DC Featuring Digital Twin Technology: ProMat Booth S1947


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 2023 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, March 20, 2023, finalists move onto the next round of judging and will present their unique solutions to a panel of independent judges on the show floor at ProMat 2023. The winners in each category will be announced at ProMat 2023 on March 22nd during MHI Industry Night with Nate Bargatze. 


MHI would like to thank the five judges for graciously volunteering their time as Innovation Award judges.


To see more information and learn more about the innovations above and all of the 2023 MHI Innovation Award submissions, visit promatshow.com/innovation-awards. For more information on attending ProMat, visit promatshow.com.


About MHI

MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI’s over 900 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, the members’ 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. The Warehouse Education Research Council (WERC) is a division of MHI and provides education and research to the warehouse, distribution and logistics community.


About ProMat

ProMat 2023 will be held March 20 - 23 in Chicago’s McCormick Place. Over 1030 exhibitors will showcase their solutions on ProMat’s show floor totaling over 560,000 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 2023 will also feature a comprehensive educational conference including keynotes and show floor educational seminars led by industry experts and leading authorities.  


Contact: For more information on the MHI Innovation Awards or ProMat contact Greg Baer at 704-714-8725.


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