Eberlein Innovations

Eberlein Innovations EOOD is a R&D enterprise focused on the MEC standard of shopping carts and transport trolleys and associated IT solutions. Eberlein Innovations EOOD supports manufacturers, distributors, operators, and maintenance providers.


MEC standard


A trolley shall be deemed to comply with MEC standard if:

  1. The trolley complies with European standard EN1929-1, -2, -3, -4, -7.

  2. The trolley has a first, space-saving nesting increment for transportation and storage and a second nesting increment for use in a retail store.

  3. The first and second nesting increments are standardised depending only on wheel diameter.

  4. Two chassis of two trolleys do not touch in the process of nesting.

  5. In a space-saving arrangement within a common region a first wire grid, used for closing the basket rear side, and a second wire grid, used as back rest of a child seat, occupy not more space than the basket flap alone.




Based in the UK, innovation-driven Storage and Handling Equipment Ltd raises technical and environmental standards of shopping carts as well as efficiency of fleet management. Known as the Sassy Shopper range, the new trolleys excel with lightness of steering, space-saving capabilities and longer life.


The Russian manufacturer of MEC standard trolleys, Kifato MK tops the

industry with fastest pace of technological innovation and use of

advanced equipment. Only two years after the first trolleys were shipped

in late 2014, shopping carts made by Kifato MK are the top brand and

market-leading product in Russia.



Intellectual property

International patent applications


WO2011/127880 A1 

WO2012/034556 A2

WO2012/119592 A1

WO2014/183737 A1

WO2016/019936 A2

WO2016/091242 A1

WO2017/152893 A1

WO2019/042489 A1

WO2019/154449 A1

WO2019/166038 A1


Granted Australian patents

AU2011240448 B2

AU2014267802 B2

Granted Brazilien patents

BR112012025564-9 B1

BR112013005797-1 B1

BR112013022002-3 B1

Granted Canadian patents

CA2795303 C

CA2810426 C

Granted Chinese patents

CN102233891 B

CN103118921 B

CN103415433 B

CN105209315 B

CN108778893 B

Granted Eurasian patents


EA022065 B1

EA023134 B1

EA024865 B1

EA025390 B1

EA033340 B1

EA036010 B1

EA037760 B1 


Granted European patents

EP2558347 B1

EP2615008 B1

EP2625084 B1

EP2683590 B1

EP3230150 B1

EP3448739 B1


Granted Japanese patents

JP6145885 B2

Granted Korean patents

KR101576331 B1

KR101800920 B1

KR101847677 B1

Granted US patents


US8,544,858 B2

US8,985,597 B2

US9,120,497 B2

US9,550,509 B2

US10,479,387 B2

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