Logistics and materials handling touch everyone’s lives – whatever is purchased be it online, in store or delivered from a wholesaler. That’s why IMHX, the UK’s leading logistics showcase exhibition taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th September, is a must-attend event.
Sponsored by financial services provider Investec, IMHX 2016 will reflect every aspect of 21st century intralogistics. Present at the show will be over 100 suppliers of forklift trucks and associated products and services, over 30 supply chain and warehouse IT providers, in excess of 40 suppliers of automation solutions, over 25 companies working in packaging and well over 60 general materials handling exhibitors.
IT solutions are playing a growing role in the supply chain and in response to these developments for the first time IMHX will feature a dedicated Supply Chain IT Village.
And with leading companies across the UK crying out for ambitious and motivated young people to take on interesting and challenging roles in logistics and allied industries, for the first time ever IMHX will feature a Future Skills Zone.
Companies participating in the Zone include leading forklift truck manufacturers Toyota Material Handling, and Linde Material Handling, whose apprentices will be stripping down and rebuilding a vehicle, Crown and Jungheinrich.
The former BITA Academy, now the new Forklift Training Engineering Centre (F-TEC), the industry’s training centre for apprentices and engineers, will also be providing information on apprenticeships.
Aftersales Director for Linde Material Handling UK, Mark Sullivan, said: “As a business, it’s so important for us to invest heavily in future generations, and create a highly diverse and skilled workforce. Participating in the Future Skills Zone enables us to demonstrate the role we can play in harnessing talent. We’re delighted to be part of it.”
The regional heats of the RTITB Operator of the Year also return to IMHX in 2016. This is held every three years to find the best forklift operator in the country and through a number of heats offers encourages operators to strive to be the best.
Finally the Design4Safety awards, organised by the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), will also be part of IMHX 2016.
The aim of the awards is to highlight the importance of product or service design in improving safety standards. Enter by visiting http://www.imhx.biz/design4safety where you will also find the full terms and conditions.
To find out more about IMHX 2016 go to www.imhx.net