MHX 2019 (NEC, Birmingham, 24-27 September 2019) is set to be the biggest and most successful event in the long running IMHX series of materials handling exhibitions to date, with more than 400 companies anticipated to demonstrate the latest technological developments that are shaping the modern logistics industry.

Dematic, Swisslog, Knapp, Vanderlande, Toyota, Crown, Doosan and Hyster-Yale are among the high profile exhibitors participating in the event, which will occupy some 376,000 square feet of exhibition space spread across 4 halls of the National Exhibition Centre.

“Brexit has put supply chain issues at the top of every company’s agenda. It is forecast that in post-Brexit Britain businesses will have little choice but to hold more stock closer to the point-of-consumption and this means new storage sites will need to be built and existing units adapted where necessary to ensure that storage space is optimised,” said IMHX 2019 exhibition director, Rob Fisher.

“This will require investment in new equipment and systems so there is every reason for the companies that manufacture and supply these products to be optimistic. This optimism is reflected in the high number of suppliers of intralogistics products and services that have committed to exhibit at IMHX 2019,” he continued.

Technology will feature strongly at IMHX 2019 and a Technology Demonstration Zone will be supported by AMHSA – the Automated Materials Handling Systems Association.

“AMHSA will be providing an interactive feature that explains picking technological developments. Our ‘Picking Through The Ages’ exhibition will demonstrate how automation brings speed and accuracy to the picking operation delivering customer satisfaction and AMHSA experts will be on hand to explain different picking technologies and provide professional advice on all aspects of logistics automation,” said AMHSA secretary, Dave Berridge.

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IMHX 2019 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 24th-27th September 2019 and is sponsored by Investec Asset Finance plc.