Perkins ® SmartCap Named A 2018 Gold Edison Award Winner
The Edison Awards™, celebrating 31 years of honoring the best in innovation
and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced that the Perkins ® SmartCap was
voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the April 11 event at The Capitale in New York City.
Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the
name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose
inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered
him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
“This is truly a great honor,” said David Nicoll, Perkins marketing director. “I accept this award on behalf of the
great Perkins team, with over 85-years’ heritage and our commitment to constantly press forward with innovative
breakthroughs that customers come to expect from Perkins.”
The Perkins SmartCap can be used on new and existing Perkins mechanical and electronic engines. Installed
simply by replacing the existing oil filler cap, this solution allows end users to connect their mobile device to their
engine via the free Perkins ® My Engine App on their smartphone. The cap monitors the Perkins engine and sends
data direct to the app.
“We are watching the popularity of this product grow with each passing day as we meet the needs of our global
customers,” said Michael Wright, Perkins general manager – aftermarket. “There is no device like it, the world’s first
low cost engine-specific connectivity device. This is a breakthrough step forward in aftermarket for us and we are
very proud of the team that made this possible and of this award.”
When combined, the Perkins SmartCap and Perkins My Engine App will give Perkins customers truly useful engine
Engine running hours
Service reminders and service log
Parts book and consumables information
The cap also provides easy access to engine specific information such as build list, series, type, model, the
Perkins ® Platinum Protection indicator and the operation and maintenance manual (OMM). The app, which is
already available in English, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese, provides instant engine information in key
languages around the world; more languages are on the way with scheduled releases in 2018.
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business
executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design,
engineering, science and medical.
“Our judges recognized the Perkins SmartCap as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said
Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
Perkins is one of the world’s leading suppliers of off-highway diesel and gas engines in the 4 – 2000 kW
(5 – 2800 hp) market. Perkins key strength is its ability to tailor engines precisely to meet customers’ requirements,
which is why its engine solutions are trusted by more than 1,000 leading manufacturers in the industrial,
construction, agricultural, materials handling and electrical power generation markets. Perkins distributor network
provides support wherever needed around the world. An extremely high standard is set to ensure the distribution
network provides an outstanding service to all customers.
About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to
fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators
since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service
development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive
in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list
of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
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