World production of materials handling equipment stable in 2016

Cumulated production value of materials handling equipment in China, Japan, the E.U. and the U.S. was stable at €147bn in 2016. The drop experienced by cranes & lifting equipment was compensated by sustained growth if intralogistics systems and industrial trucks. Contrarily to the year before, the four regions experienced different developments. Whereas the production value… Read more »

World production of materials handling equipment stable in 2016

New guidance on mobile cranes

FEM has released a new Guidance Document “FEM 5.024: Guideline – Safe Use of High Performance  Fibre Ropes in Mobile Crane Applications“. The document is only available in English. It is available at the following link. You can see the whole list of FEM Technical Guidance Documents (for all FEM Product Categories, including mobile cranes… Read more »

2016 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR THE INTRALOGISTIC SYSTEMS INDUSTRY

The FEM Intralogistic Systems Product Group has published its 2016 Factsheet. In line with the four previous years, 2016 was a good year for the intralogistic systems industry as a whole. Compared to 2015, the distribution of order intake in the different sectors remained substantially the same. However, the “Retail, Wholesale, Mail-order” sector increased: it… Read more »

Joint paper on electronic displays (Ecodesign)

FEM co-signed a position with AmCham EU, CECED, COCIR, DIGITALEUROPE, EGMF, EHI, EPEE, and TIE to reiterate its strong reservations to the proposed Lot 5 draft Ecodesign regulation covering electronic displays and outline procedural as well as substantive concerns shared by many European industries. In its conclusion, the joint paper recommends that all integrated displays… Read more »

Joint paper on electronic displays (Ecodesign)