Conveyor industry North American shipments break another record in 2012

2012 shipments up more than 22% over 2011, orders up more than 14%.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
March 20, 2013 - MMH Editorial

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that 2012 shipments in North America were up 22.44%. CEMA estimates that shipments totaled $10.410 billion for 2012, an increase of $1.908 billion from 2011 shipments of $8.502 billion.

CEMA estimates that new orders totaled $10.620 billion in 2012. New orders in 2012 were $1.31 billion more than 2011, representing an increase of 14.1%.

CEMA President, Ron Arkema, announced the results at the Association’s 80th annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this month. CEMA tracks new orders and shipped sales volume in nine classes of unit handling equipment and four classes of bulk handling equipment. The executives representing CEMA member companies who attended the annual meeting expressed continued optimism for 2013 and forecasted a 5% increase in shipments.



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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

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