Modern Materials Handling’s 14th annual ranking of worldwide materials handling system suppliers places Schaefer Systems International (SSI Schaefer) as the No. 1 supplier in the world for materials handling.
With US$2.19 billion in revenue and the integration of Salomon Automation, a leading European systems integrator that joined the Schaefer group last year, SSI Schaefer retains the top honour for the fifth consecutive year.
Modern’s list consists of suppliers of materials handling systems, who in addition to manufacturing at least two major handling system components, must also employ full-time staff that designs, installs and integrates materials handling systems.
These systems include transportation devices, storage and staging equipment, picking units, sortation systems, information management systems, data capture technologies and other types of handling equipment.
Companies must have a presence in North America to be considered worldwide suppliers. They must also be able to report their materials handling revenues to MMH.
Modern’s 14th annual survey of leading materials handling systems suppliers from around the world shows positive growth trends with corresponding increase in revenue.