ProGlove, a leading industrial wearables maker has been named a Cool Vendor by leading research and advisory company Gartner. According to the report, “technology and service providers selling into the manufacturing market often identify gaps in their portfolio that they cannot fill due to lack of skills and resources. These Cool Vendors may be of interest for providers to create more complete solutions for their customers.”
Andreas Koenig, CEO, ProGlove, said:
“We are delighted to be named a Gartner Cool Vendor. In our opinion, Gartner analysts are instrumental in helping supply chain leaders understand the importance of digital transformation. We believe this designation validates our commitment to human-centered design and the digital connection between people and processes in industrial settings. To be recognized in this 2020 Cool Vendor report is an honor.”
As COVID-19 continues to re-shape the supply chain—and impact workers throughout—solutions that deliver on both personal safety and workplace efficiency in this era of digital transformation are of immediate value, says a press release.
The unique combination of worker ergonomics plus process efficiencies makes ProGlove notable to leaders in manufacturing, distribution, and logistics. The company’s flagship product is the MARK family of ultralight wearable barcode scanners. The MARK system untethers workers from workstations to keep work flowing and saves up to six seconds per scan. Acoustic, optic, and haptic feedback signal success for each scan and keep hands free for other tasks. The MARK wearable may also be used in conjunction with a new app for Android to remind workers to maintain social distance. The MARK Display scanner also features a high-contrast, non-reflective, e-ink display to bring crucial information right to the back of the hand of the mobile worker. This is of value in reducing the number of times other screens must be consulted for instructions and next steps.
Founded in December 2014, ProGlove manufactures the lightest, smallest, and toughest barcode scanners in the world. The smarter workforce solutions are used by more than 500 renowned organizations in manufacturing, production, logistics, and retail. The company employs 200 people from over 40 countries with offices in Munich, Chicago, and Belgrade.