Pirtek-Race-CarThe International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) – which takes place 19-22 March at the NEC – will showcase thousands of innovative solutions for intralogistics.

Sponsored by BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, IMHX will feature over 400 exhibitors. The IMHX Logistics Excellence Conference will feature a series of seminars at strategic level delivered by renowned industry experts, while the IMHX Logistics Case Study Conference will offer presentations that demonstrate best practice from a range of blue-chip companies. The exhibition will be opened by world land speed record breaker, Richard Noble OBE, in front of his latest record-attempting vehicle, the jet- and rocket-powered BLOODHOUND SSC (SuperSonic Car) – which is sponsored by Linde Material Handling – in the show’s first ever Skills & Apprenticeships Zone. Richard – who is Project Director for the latest land speed record attempt with Royal Air Force Fighter Pilot, Andy Green, at the wheel – will also be updating visitors with the latest project news in a special presentation.

As well as brand-new areas – including the UKWA 3PL Zone, hosted by the United Kingdom Warehousing Association, and the International Visitors’ Lounge – many features will make a welcome return to the show. The Design 4 Safety Competition will be held once again. The heats of RTITB Operator of the Year Competition will also take place. IMHX will once again feature the AMHSA Pavilion, hosted by the Automated Material Handling Systems Association. Finally, the VIP valet parking scheme will operate.

A number of brand-new forklifts will make their début, including the 7-series of reach trucks from Doosan (19H120) and the forklift range from Manitou (20B43), now available in the UK. Yale Europe Materials Handling will be showing its ‘V’ series of electric counterbalance forklifts for the first time in the UK. Yale will be exhibiting alongside Briggs Equipment on 20C110.

Crown Lift Trucks (19J90) will be unveiling a number of new machines under its ‘Ideas That Advance’ slogan.

Toyota Material Handling (20F70) will present its unique forklift simulator for the first time. Jungheinrich UK Ltd (19L134) will be promoting its range of counterbalanced and warehouse trucks and handling solutions under the banner ‘BestInvest’.

Visitors expecting to enjoy the traditional combination of dancing trucks and Guinness offered by Combilift will not be disappointed. The stand (19J150) will also feature models from the Aisle-Master VNA articulated range. Flexi Narrow Aisle (19J75) will launch its new Warehouse Systems Division.

Motor sport fans will enjoy the stands of GNB Industrial Power (19L120) and Pirtek (20C30). GNB will be displaying a Porsche GT3 Cup Car, sponsored by GNB’s parent group, Exide Technologies. Pirtek – will be hosting British Touring Car Independent Drivers’ Champion, Andrew Jordan, and his Honda Civic.

APEX Linvar (18N154) will be giving visitors a chance to win an iPad.

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries (19K95) will be inviting visitors to take part in the Extra Mile challenge, a competition to underline how a battery must be looked after.

On the stand of SSI Schaefer, visitors will find two products brand-new to the UK – the LogiMat and the Schaefer Auto Cruiser (SAC). Also showing its automation expertise will be Vanderlande (19L180).

One of the new solutions on the stand of  BITO (18M102), will be sprinkler-friendly shelves.

Sharing a stand with KNAPP, its parent company, will be Dürkopp Fördertechnik (20D30).

Three new additions to the range available from European Conveyor Systems (17Q150) will be shown.

Conveyor Systems Ltd (20E120), will exhibit its energy-efficient Zero Line Pressure accumulation conveyor. Savoye (19J80) will unveil its new, all-electric Intelis conveyor solution at IMHX, designed to be eco-friendly, flexible and silent.

Interroll (20F102) will promote its range of dynamic storage solutions. Visitors to 18M140 will be able to experience a dynamic and lively demonstration of the science of an explosion from Pyroban.

Transdek, will be demonstrating some of its range of lifting and loading solutions on 20D21.

Caljan Rite Hite (19L140) will be highlighting the benefits of its Global Wheel-Lok vehicle restraint, which prevents vehicles from moving during the loading/unloading process.

Logistex (18N164), will invite visitors to experience its new warehouse systems demonstration suite. Schoeller Allibert (17Q100) will showcase the broadest range of plastic reusable transit packaging available from a single source.



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