FEM-IT policy on equipment conformity at fairs

FEM Product Group Industrial Trucks has published a “Shows & Exhibitions – Technical Policy“. The document sets principles to respect when presenting equipment at trade exhibitions so as to ensure conformity with applicable  regulatory requirements. Simple obligations are reminded (e.g. declaration of conformity, availability of the technical file) to safeguard a level-playing field for competing… Read more »

How to achieve a successful intralogistic systems project

The Intralogistic Systems Product Group has published a leaflet on how to achieve a successful intralogistic systems project. This ISPG leaflet aims to provide advice to intralogistic systems customers on how to ensure successful and fair cooperation with an equipment supplier or system integrator. It gives tips and draws customers’ attention to the key aspects… Read more »

First world statistics on materials handling production value

Cumulated production value of materials handling equipment in China, Japan, the E.U. and the U.S. grew by 5% in 2014 totaling €130bn. All four regions recorded growth in the main product categories. These figures are the result of the first world statistics on production value put together by the World Materials Handling Alliance (WMHA). They… Read more »

First world statistics on materials handling production value

2014 European materials handling production value on the rise

After 2 years of decrease, European materials handling production value increased by 5.5% at €58.8bn under the combined effect of a vigorous domestic demand and dynamic repair & maintenance. Exports however fell by nearly 5% though trade balance remains largely positive (+€17bn). “The rebound of the domestic demand is very good news though it remains… Read more »