Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


22.4% growth in materials handling equipment New Orders in 2010

MHIA forecasts growth in the 11.0 to 12.0% range for 2011/2012
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
May 05, 2011

Material handling equipment orders grew 22.4% in 2010 and are forecast to grow 11.0-12.0% in 2011/2012, according to the latest Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Forecast (MHEM) released by Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA).

“Industrial production activity is increasing and factory operating rates (utilization) are rapidly improving as demand is shifting from recovery mode to near normal levels,” said Hal Vandiver, MHIA executive consultant. “MHEM will benefit from demand for more efficient use of capacity in warehousing, distribution and manufacturing in the near term and expanding residential and non-residential building sectors in late 2012/early 2013.

In addition, material handling equipment shipments grew 6.1% in 2010 and are forecast to grow 12.0% to 13.0% in 2011/2012. Domestic demand (shipments plus imports less exports) grew 3.6% in 2010. Domestic demand will likely will mirror shipment growth in 2011 and exports will be stronger than imports in 2011.

The MHEM forecast of material handling equipment manufacturing is released each quarter by MHIA and looks 12 to 18 months forward to anticipate changes in the material handling and logistics marketplace.

Download the complete forecast.

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The company's third robotics production facility will serve North America, where the United States is ABB's largest market with $7.5 billion in sales.

This white paper outlines significant challenges facing businesses today and discusses how they can be addressed through more effective materials handling processes and equipment.

PMMI study examines packaging challenges prompted by growing U.S. e-commerce market.

Supply chain solutions provider extends omni-channel suite with leading North American eCommerce platform serving manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

During this webcast Chuck Lew, Director of Logistics shares how Newegg.com was able to turn the distribution facility with the lowest productivity into one of the highest. He'll discuss how leveraging voice-directed picking with their existing investments in light-directed picking, scanning and RF technology was the key to their success.

Article Topics

News · MHI · MHIA · All topics


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA