According to Modern Materials Handling’s 13th annual ranking of worldwide materials handling system suppliers, SSI Schaefer has been ranked the Number One supplier in the world for materials handling for the fourth year in a row.
With US$2.63 billion in revenue, SSI Schaefer retains the top honour for the fourth consecutive year, which included the integration of Salomon Automation, a leading European systems integrator that joined the Schaefer group last year.
To qualify for Modern’s list, companies must be suppliers of materials handling systems, not just equipment providers.
In addition to manufacturing at least two major handling system components, a company must also employ full-time staff that designs, installs and integrates materials handling systems.
These systems must include at least two of the following: 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.
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Modern Materials Handling provides the most comprehensive coverage of the materials handling field, publishing more editorial pages annually than any other materials handling publication. Written for professionals who recommend, select or buy materials handling solutions for large manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities, Modern covers the movement, storage, control and protection of products throughout the supply chain from raw materials to the end-user.