Freedonia Group

By Josh Bond · September 28, 2016
Global demand for materials handling equipment forecast to rise 5.3% per year, spurred by new demand in China and developing countries.
By MMH Staff · April 29, 2016
E-commerce and retail-ready applications to drive growth; folding carton demand to be sustained by food service, carryout and pharmaceutical markets.
By MMH Staff · February 2, 2016
Acqusition merges Freedonia's content set with's search and distribution technologies.
By Josh Bond · January 29, 2016
Demand for protective packaging will benefit from strengthening Internet sales, using environmentally friendly materials like air pillows, paper fill products and custom boxes.
By MMH Staff · January 26, 2016
Retail segment expected to register the fastest growth, but manufacturing applications will continue to account for a sizable majority of protective packaging demand.
By MMH Staff · December 23, 2015
Low-cost, retail-ready and e-commerce packaging to drive demand to nearly 260 billion square meters in 2019.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Global demand remains stable as packaging equipment providers of all sizes shift focus.
By MMH Staff · February 4, 2015
Growth expected to outperform the 2008-2013 period across the globe; China decelerates as North America follows rising food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical production.
By Josh Bond · December 3, 2014
Report highlights impacts of nearshoring, on-demand packaging and a rising domestic economy.
By Josh Bond · September 22, 2014
Freedonia research highlights growing domestic interest in automation.
By Roberto Michel · August 1, 2014
With use by Walmart, BMW and other large, 24/7 facility operators, hydrogen-powered lift trucks are proven at the higher end of the market, but can they catch on elsewhere? Fuel cell providers are betting that turnkey, streamlined offerings will help.
By MMH Staff · March 5, 2014
A new study from The Freedonia Group forecasts the global sales of pallets to increase 5% annually through 2017 to 5.1 billion units.
By Josh Bond · February 26, 2014
Studies project the next few years of the forklift fuel cell, lithium-ion lift truck battery and 3D printer markets.
By MMH Staff · September 10, 2013
U.S. accounts for nearly 17% of world demand, but will be surpassed by China before 2017.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2013
From wood to plastic to pallet pools, our readers tell us what’s important in pallets.

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