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Top 10 Material Handling Equipment Solution Companies - 2021

Today, technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate. From the early industrial revolution to the current advances in digitalization, the world has come a long way. And driven by this ongoing progress of advanced and emerging technologies, the recent successes in arenas like material handling is proving to be phenomenal. Today, we see an increasing number of organizations placing their stakes on data analytics, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and robotics, among others.

In a data-driven business economy, these technologies are becoming an irreplaceable boon to manufacturers. The latest IoT sensors and AI-driven data collection tools integrating with the material handling equipment are enabling factory floor and warehouse managers to take corrective measures whenever needed and streamline the supply chain operations. Subsequently, analyzing the collected data from their material handling equipment is enabling manufacturers to bring greater visibility into the factory floors and warehouses, while enhancing the supply chain. Several organizations are also using forklift fleet management software in conjunction with IoT and sensor technology to track and control their material handling vehicle movement and increase the efficiency of the overall processes within the warehouse.

In the wake of such innovations entering the sector, Manufacturing Outlook has compiled a list of accomplished material handling equipment solution providers to highlight the organizations that can escalate the chances of your growth. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these solution providers are set to transform the material handling landscape. This edition also blends thought leadership articles from subject-matter experts and CXOs, with real-life stories on how the solution providers have enhanced the capabilities of their clients. We hope this issue of Manufacturing Outlook helps you build the partnership you and your organization need, to foster a workspace driven by robust and efficient technology.

We present to you Manufacturing Outlook’s, “Top 10 Material Handling Equipment Solution Companies – 2021.”

    Top Material Handling Equipment Solution Companies

  • A renowned engineering and manufacturing company in the U.S., Fluent Conveyors delivers custom conveyor solutions that are built with precision to shift bulk material effortlessly. The company’s focus on high-end workmanship enables them to design bespoke conveyor systems that are cost-effective and high performing for a wide range of industries. The company’s conveyors require minimal maintenance, integrate seamlessly with other handling systems, and possess enhanced safety features. Fluent Conveyors engineers and manufactures a diverse range of conveyor systems including roller chain belt conveyors, slider bed conveyors, trough idler conveyors, and package handling conveyors

  • HAF Equipment follows an operator-centricity design philosophy while developing custom advanced dry powder process equipment and systems. HAF focuses on process manufacturing and helps customers with all aspects of their process, ranging from dry handling, liquids, milling, sifting, and drying. HAF serves clients from a variety of industries including food, dairy, chemical, functional foods, automobile, EV, battery, and dust collection. While dry bulk material handling is a primary focus at HAF, the company also provides systems that process liquid materials. HAF also offers pneumatic conveying systems, which use air to transport dry bulk products or powders through pipelines from one location to another

  • Harper Trucks currently puts forth a diverse product portfolio of hand trucks and holds worldwide patents for many of them. The company has a talented pool of engineering experts who work in tandem with its marketing team on that front to comprehend the real-world trucking challenges in each market segment and come up with inventive hand trucks that could tackle them. Harper Trucks has a substantial client base who use their hand trucks extensively with private labeling. Incredibly, one of every three hand trucks sold in the country is manufactured by Harper Trucks

  • Harris combines its innovative material handling portfolio with the comprehensive metal fabrication expertise of its team and unmatched problem-solving capabilities to assist businesses in establishing efficient and safe material handling processes. Harris closely collaborates with its clients, from operations all the way to maintenance and engineering, and leverages its problem-solving ability to deliver a solution that best suits a client’s need. Founded in 1948, Harris acquired HiMEC, Inc. in 2005, which led to the company’s expanded emphasis on developing a metal job-shop with a focus on conveyor systems

  • Keenline is proud to have been designing and building conveyor systems in a variety of styles and configurations for over 75 years. The company builds custom conveyors for its client’s diverse material handling needs. Keenline’s biggest competitive edge is its expert engineering and assembler, and its ability to maintain quicker turnaround times than its competitors, even with the custom design of its conveyors. As the company delivers reliable conveyor systems on record time for custom designs, their clients can get their new systems up and running without much delay. While serving its clientele, Keenline Conveyor Systems has been successful by implementing a successful mix of time-proven design and cutting-edge technology. They make constant improvements to their conveyor systems, and they use feedback from everyone in the in the company, including all application engineers, production engineers, assemblers, and sales executives, as well as direct feedback from customers, to improve their design to serve their customers better

  • Hytrol


    Hytrol Conveyor Co. designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution needs. Established in 1947, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. From traditional roller and gravity conveyors to the most advanced conveying system technologies such as 24-volt conveying solutions and logic-driven zero-pressure accumulation, we seek to create the most value possible for our customers. We believe that these solutions are only as good as the people behind them. Hytrol works with a network of integration partners to implement solutions for customers across the globe. Our emphasis on the “Hytrol Family” mindset continues to make Hytrol a great place to work as well as a mainstay of the company’s respected position within the material handling industry

  • Toyota Material Handling

    Toyota Material Handling

    Toyota Material Handling offers a full line of material handling products proudly assembled in the United States, including forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet jacks, container handlers, automated guided vehicles, and tow tractors, along with aerial work platforms, fleet management services, and advanced automation engineering and design. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends throughout more than 230 locations across North America

  • UMD Automated Systems

    UMD Automated Systems

    UMD Automated Systems is a leading manufacturer of material handling and processing systems for the tire and rubber and various other industries. Along with an ongoing commitment to research & development, we focus on customization principles and flexible, efficient system designs. Today UMD brings a fresh, innovative design strategy to every project. Drawing on broad experience across multiple industries and continuous Research & Development, we create unique solutions designed around the overall needs of our customer, not just the specific application. Highest quality, improved production and maximum efficiency are keys…always were, always will be. We call it developing proprietary approaches to common problems, and it’s our way of giving your business a competitive edge

  • Westfalia Technologies

    Westfalia Technologies

    Westfalia Technologies — one of the world’s leading warehouse automation companies — excels at designing and delivering customized systems to enable companies to organize inventory, optimize space and increase efficiency in every aspect of their warehousing operations. We can work with you to implement a warehouse automation solution in one or more areas of your operation, design and implement a complete warehouse automation system, or work with you in phases to achieve a fully automated system over time. Westfalia's in-house mechanical, electrical and software engineers scrutinize each project's data to design, build and install the best automated logistics systems to fit each client's needs. Every day we reduce inventory, labor and shipping costs, as well as improve throughput and accuracy for a wide range of businesses. Westfalia specializes in the design and installation of warehouse automation systems, specifically automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) for manufacturers and distributors in both conventional existing facilities and new-build facilities

  • JBT Corporation

    JBT Corporation

    John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry with a focus on proteins, liquid foods, and automated guided vehicles. JBT designs, produces, and services sophisticated products and systems for multi-national and regional food companies through its FoodTech segment. JBT also sells critical equipment and services to domestic and international air transportation customers through its AeroTech segment

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