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 »

Successful year 2014 for industrial trucks

The European industrial trucks market had a successful year 2014 with a 9% increase in order intakes. After stagnating in 2013 the Western European market showed double digit growth largely due to healthy demand in Germany and the UK and a continued recovery in Spain and Italy. Overall demand in Eastern Europe was flat though… Read more »

ENVI committee votes positively on new exhaust emissions legislation

Yesterday the ENVI committee of the European Parliament reached an agreement on the prposal for new emissions requirements for non-road mobile machinery, opening the door to negotiations with Member States (Council). The agreement is a significant step in the right direction, and CECE, CEMA and FEM, representing the construction equipment, construction equipment and materials handling… Read more »