Material handling is concerned with moving raw materials, work-in-process, and finished goods into the plant, within the plant, and out of the plant to warehouses, distribution networks, or directly to the customers. The basic objective is to move the right combination of tools and materials (raw materials, parts and finished products) at the right time, to the right place, in the right form, and in the right orientation. And to do it with the minimum total cost. However, this very simple sounding process can become either considerably complex or astonishingly redundant. Both ways, this process calls for a total makeover or rather the introduction to automation & robotics.
Dr. Christoph Beumer
CEO & Owner, BEUMER Group
Provides Baggage Handling Technology, Conveying Technology, Filling Technology, Loading Technology Logistics Systems Technology, Palletising Technology, Port Technology and Storage Technology
President and CEO, Daifuku
Daifuku is focused on material handling – the movement of finished goods and provides services such as combining conveying, storage, sorting, picking and controls
Marketing Director, Euro Sort
Provides services such as omni-channel fufilment, store replenishment, reverse logistics, kitting, and e-commerce.
Designed for warehouse tasks such as palletizing, depalletizing,order picking, shipping picking and recieving
CEO, Hyster Yale
Full-line lift truck manufacturer offering a broad array of solutions aimed at meeting the specificmaterials handling needs of customers’ applications
Dr Lars Brzoska
Chairman of the Board of Management, Jungheinrich
Present in all areas of intralogistics. From manual industrial trucks to fully automated intralogistics systems, from goods flows analyses, planning and operation to training, maintenance and repair
CEO, Kion Group
Providers of forklift trucks, warehouse solutions and supply chain solutions
Provides warehouse automation and software development services.
CEO and Manager, SSI SCHAEFER
Performs intralogistics activities encompassing transporting and sorting, merging and diverting, buffering and storing
CEO, Toyota Industries Corporation
Develops, produces, sells and provides services for a broad range of products, from industrial vehicles centered around a full lineup of forklifts and tow trucks, to automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and automated warehouses