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.
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.
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
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.
Welcome to the M-Tec Engineering Solutions website and our fresh, new look. Following a re-organisation and rebrand, we are now positioned as the specialist engineering recruitment arm of the M-Tec Consulting Group. Continue reading
The engineering sector is often seen as the lynchpin of our society, but finding skilled people for the job can sometimes be a serious challenge that can negatively impact on the growth of a business. Currently, the challenge is more real than ever, and engineering companies are struggling to find the talent they need to maintain a smooth, profitable operation.
Since inception in 2001, the M-Tec organisation has found considerable success in all of our key markets. During this period, we have built a strong, and successful portfolio of operating companies whom, this year have soared to record heights in performance, customer satisfaction, and revenue.
As with any organisation of our kind, the customer and stakeholder journey is a topic that is at the fore of considerations when we perform day to day business. In order to further enhance this customer and stakeholder journey, the leadership team within M-Tec have taken the decision to reorganise and rebrand our operations.
Latest Oxford Economics forecast reveals increased confidence as fears ease around Brexit – survey undertaken before General Election date announced
The latest Forklift Truck Market Outlook for 2017, produced by Oxford Economics on behalf of BITA, reveals that member confidence has improved since the last survey in Autumn 2016 – with 85% of respondents feeling general prospects for the coming 12 months remain unchanged.
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
An article which always ends up being bookmarked in my browser – the annual Top 20 Lift Truck Suppliers from Modern Materials Handling:
Although MMH is an American publication, and the article takes a global perspective, it’s interesting to see how the trend in acquisitions, mergers and partnerships alluded to are reflected in the UK MHE market.