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Automation Acquisition Continues the trend Materials Handling Equipment Market

This year’s list of the Top 20 Lift Truck Suppliers is unlike any other. Although the company names are familiar, the makeup of the top two has changed substantially since this time last year. Toyota acquired systems integrators Bastian Solutions and Vanderlande Industries, and KION acquired Dematic, which is ranked No. 3 on Modern’s Top 20 Systems Suppliers list.

These developments constitute a dramatic departure from the norm, according to Brett Wood, chairman of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) and president and CEO of Toyota Material Handling North America.

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BITA members’ mood moderates as Brexit uncertainty continues

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Latest Oxford Economics forecast reveals weaker sentiment as industry digests referendum result; but still some grounds for optimism

The latest Forklift Truck Market Outlook for 2016, produced by Oxford Economics on behalf of BITA, reveals that member confidence has softened in line with the slowing prospects for the UK economy. Continue reading

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