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February 21, 2018

ELOshield Forklift Anti-Collision System Named Innovation Award Finalist by MHI

German safety technology company ELOKON makes an "impact" on U.S. material handling industry with debut of pedestrian-forklift anti-collision system

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Tornesch, Germany, February 20, 2018 — The U.S.-based Material Handling Institute (MHI) has named ELOKON's forklift anti-collision system, ELOshield™, as an Innovation Award Finalist for "Best Innovation of an Existing Product." ELOshield was one of just four finalists in this category, and 12 finalists overall, out of over 110 nominations.

The MHI Innovation Award highlights the latest developments in supply chain technology and services, focusing on solutions that provide "quantifiable and sustainable results in terms of ROI, cost savings and customer satisfaction."

ELOKON and the other award finalists will present their solutions to a panel of five judges on Monday, April 9, 2018, at the MODEX material handling industry exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia. The judges are independent professionals from the U.S. material handling industry. Award winners will be named on April 11, 2018, at MHI's Industry Night gala.

ELOshield is an ultra-wideband warning system that helps prevent industrial truck accidents, improving safety for both equipment and workers in material handling operations. A fixed-site version monitors accident-prone areas, such as high-traffic aisle intersections. A mobile version monitors zones of up to 50 feet around moving vehicles.

The system's ability to customize object-detection zones around mobile equipment is unique. Zones can be programmed, by vehicle, as circles, symmetrical rectangles or asymmetrical polygons. Two different proximity zones, representing "warning" and "danger" risk levels, can trigger different system reactions.
When an industrial truck gets too close to a floor worker or another vehicle, ELOshield warns both the pedestrian and the driver with a combination of audible, visual and vibration alerts. The system also automatically slows the truck down to "creep speed" and, if desired, stops the truck.

ELOKON GmbH, based in Germany, is a global leader in lift truck safety technology. The company is making its U.S. debut at this year's MODEX exhibition, at Booth B1762. The firm is also delivering an educational seminar, "Applying Innovations in Advanced Driver Assistance-Systems to Material Handling," in Theater "I" on the MODEX show floor at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

For more information on ELOKON's suite of industrial truck safety solutions, or to set up a meeting with the company, please contact Christine Heydorn at

About MHI and MODEX

MHI is an international trade association representing the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX, to showcase the products and services of its member companies and educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals. MODEX 2018 will be held April 9-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center in in Atlanta, where over 850 exhibitors will showcase their solutions across more than 280,000 square feet of exhibit space.


With over 30 years of experience and a team of more than 130 professionals designing and deploying industrial safety systems, ELOKON is a global leader in forklift-forklift and forklift-pedestrian anti-collision technology. Our driver-assistance safety systems for warehouse trucks automatically monitor the distance between vehicles and objects, adapt vehicle speed, avoid collisions, and prevent injuries and damage.

Although our focus is safety—avoiding hazards and preventing accidents—we design our solutions to complement a vehicle's normal work routine with minimal disruption. Through vehicle integration and accident avoidance, our technologies deliver high operator acceptance, lower equipment downtime, and greater productivity.

ELOKON: Success in safety.

Christine Heydorn
Head of Marketing
+49 4122 9570-33

Gärtnerweg 49
25436 Tornesch, GERMANY

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