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.
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.
With less than a month to go to the start of the UK’s largest trade show for the materials handling industry, we’m pleased to say that M-Tec will be following up their appearance at the 2013 edition with a return visit this year.
As well as a great opportunity for us to check out some of the latest innovations within the world of MHE, it’s also an excellent chance to spend some time with our current (and indeed future) clients to discuss some of the challenges that both we and they have in the recruitment process.
With the 2016/17 financial year now upon us, the team here at M-Tec Plant & Materials Handling Recruitment Division have produced a brief salary survey, which reviews the basic salaries secured for our candidates within the Materials Handling Equipment sector over the last year.