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 are presented on the occasion of the WMHA annual meeting on 27th October 2015 at CeMAT Asia in Shanghai.
“We are now able to present a yearly state of the world materials handling industry. Just one year after the official launch of the World Materials Handling Alliance at CeMAT Hannover, it is a remarkable achievement” said FEM President Jan van der Velden.