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Innovation Award Given to Accident-Prevention System at Georgia Trade Show

April 19, 2018

ATLANTA, GA. – April 18, 2018 ( According to an online report by, German company Elokon won an Innovation Award at a recent Georgia trade show for a product that prevents industrial truck accidents.*

The device, called ELOshield, is a forklift anti-collision system, and it received the “Best Innovation of an Existing Product” Award at the U.S. Material Handling Institute’s April trade show in Atlanta. This award is given to products that demonstrate the latest advances in supply chain technology.

During the trade show, five independent judges witnessed a demonstration of ELOshield. The product is an ultra-wideband warning system that improves safety in material handling operations by preventing industrial truck accidents. A fixed component of the system will monitor certain high-traffic or accident-prone areas, while a mobile component travels with industrial trucks, monitoring 50 feet around the moving truck. 

The system will detect floor workers or other vehicles and send auditory and vibratory alarms out to alert both the driver and anyone in the area. It also has the capability of slowing down and stopping the vehicle to prevent an accident. Monitoring zones can be customized for detection inside various-shaped spaces, and the system will release different responses based on how close a vehicle is to a person or object. 

ELOshield was one of only three products to receive the award out of more than 110 nominated at this year’s trade show. ELOshield maker Elokon GmbH is based in Germany but has been increasing its North American presence as of late. The company, established in 1986, supplies lift truck safety technology globally to more than 3,000 customers.  

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