Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


CEMA reports September booked orders down, shipments up year over year

Vice president says election uncertainty may have contributed to softening, post-election bump expected.
By Josh Bond, Associate Editor
November 09, 2012

In accordance with the cautious optimism expressed among members during its annual meeting in September, the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported strong year over year shipments in September, even as booked orders decreased 15.1% when compared to September 2011 orders.

“These numbers are no surprise. Members had reported a softening during the fall meeting, but we expect a bump in October,” said Bob Reinfried, executive vice president of CEMA. “If that doesn’t come, then we’ll have to go out and see what’s going on.”

Reinfried noted the election and general state of the economy as key influences on the softening, but said numbers could rebound now that uncertainty around the elections is resolved.

September 2012 booked orders when compared to August 2012 booked orders were down 20.4%. September booked orders were down 9.2% for bulk handling equipment and down 27.5% for unit handling equipment when compared to August.

CEMA’s September 2012 billed sales (shipments) increased by 17.1% when compared to September 2011 sales. September 2012 billed sales when compared to August 2012 billed sales were down 11.1%.

September billed sales were down 14% for bulk handling equipment and down 8.6% for unit handling equipment when compared to August.

About the Author

image
Josh Bond
Associate Editor

Josh Bond is an associate editor to Modern. Josh was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and contributing editor, has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce.


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

In-plant trailers represent a tried and true method of moving materials through plants safely and efficiently. While trailers look alike at first glance, there are some significant differences that greatly affect performance and cost. The wise purchaser will study the differences and select the system that makes the best sense for the specific application. This complimentary white paper addresses the most important design factors to consider when specifying in-plant trailers.

Very often companies debate needing a new WMS or just muddling through while constantly adding to the List. The List is that set of notes that operations people wish their WMS could do. Every operation has their unique items, things their business requires that their WMS system doesn't do, or does poorly. This white paper reviews how to extend a WMS to allow the List to become a thing of the past.

MHI and our industry are in transition as materials handling’s profile is raised in the supply chain. The challenge is learning to speak the language of supply chain managers.

The acquisition of QuantiSense will extend Epicor's position as a leading provider of extended omni-channel solutions for midsize and large retail chains.

Partnership creates integral cleaning and sanitation program for reusable plastic containers.

About the Author

Josh Bond, Associate Editor
Josh Bond is an associate editor to Modern. Josh was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and contributing editor, has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce. Contact Josh Bond


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA