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.
With 40% of all vehicles on UK roads predicted to have at least two types of Advanced Driver Assistance systems fitted by 2020, we can expect ADAS to have a considerable effect on the automotive engineering industry in the next few years.
Whilst in the past, ADAS devices were limited to only very high-end vehicles due to their costs, ADAS has been getting less expensive on a yearly basis and as a result, these safety features are becoming much more widespread. Manufacturers are actively starting to include ADAS such as automated emergency breaking (AEB) as part of high-value safety packs for most models, not just more premium vehicles.
What’s in store for 2018 when it comes to talent within the material handling and logistics industry? Here are seven talent trends that will help to shape the workforce this year.
A recent report on the global automotive integrated circuits market suggests that we can expect to see the market grow in the next few years. The report by Research and Markets provides an in-depth market analysis of IC within the automotive market during the period 2017-2021, finding that the global automotive IC market can be expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.61%.
The findings of the report suggest that one of the key trends contributing to the growth of the automotive IC market is the emergence and rapid progress of the Internet of Things, or IoT. In recent times, automotive companies have invested considerably in IoT technology as this is one of the key interests of not only vehicle buyers, but also big investors. As a result, IoT connected cars and other automobiles have considerable potential for growth in the next few years.
Businesses operating in the engineering sector require a highly professional, bespoke recruitment service that identifies high calibre candidates able to excel in permanent and short-term roles.
Because appointing the right candidate is so important, it’s essential that the recruitment process is performed to the highest possible standard. Here we offer some of the key reasons why working with specialist engineering recruiters such as M-Tec Engineering Solutions is crucial to achieving excellent results.
If you’re looking to make a new and exciting employment move in 2018, the Engineering sector certainly offers plenty of room for manoeuvre and a wealth of new opportunities for those already established within the industry.
Here we share a few great reasons why movement within the sector can be painless and beneficial for individuals looking to make a change.
BITA’s latest forklift truck Market Index shows how key industries drive growth
BITA’s forklift truck Market Index shows that sales of trucks rose by 8.2% year-on-year, reaching 33,407 by the end of the third quarter of 2017, continuing the improvement on 2016 levels. Continue reading
It’s a very exciting time for manufacturing. We are currently seeing the industry’s most substantial change in more than a hundred years with manufacturing technologies seeing a digital transformation. The combination of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) convergence, the Internet of Things (IoT), along with multiple technologies, manufacturing is changing substantially.
BITA’s forklift truck Market Index shows that sales for trucks rose by 6% in the first half of 2017, recovering from a dip in 2016.