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Top 10 Material Handling System Technology Companies in Europe - 2020

To cope with the tremendous pressure that is being posed by the current pandemic-stricken economic climate, companies are researching and developing new material handling solutions to shore up their operations. The material handling manufacturers are investing in technology and systems designed to facilitate complete supply chain visibility and expedite the adjoining processes. With the incorporation of advanced control systems that provide an interface between material handling equipment and upper-level software applications, the exchange of information and data between components, such as conveyor or sorter and data-rich software, have become seamless.

The accurate flow of information for processing and handling systems, on both the factory and warehouse floors, have also improved transparency and enhanced productivity levels. Moreover, these technologies have also compensated for the shortage of labour that the warehouses are facing. Warehouse leaders are also migrating to Android-based mobile computing devices to handle the overwhelming records of data, improve data security, and even facilitate smooth workflow.

In this age, optimising the performance of the basic operations is not sufficient to generate the cost-reduction and quality enhancement required to gain a competitive edge in the market. An increasing number of organisations are seeking robust systems that can support both external and internal connectivity, thus facilitating greater visibility and efficiency throughout the supply chain. Also, the seamless exchange of data with systems such as WMS is enabling customers to easily gain access to the status of their products in real-time. In light of such innovations underway, companies must incorporate the latest material handling technology.

In order to assist organisations in the task of finding accomplished material handling solution providers, we have compiled this issue of Logistics Tech Outlook. In this edition, we have listed the top 10 material handling system technology companies in Europe to highlight the providers that can escalate the chances of your growth. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these technology providers are set to transform the efficiency of material handling aspects. This edition also blends through thought leadership from subject matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs, with real-life stories on how the solution providers have enhanced the capabilities of their clients. We hope this issue of Logistics Tech Outlook helps you build the partnership you and your organisation need, to foster a workspace driven by robust and efficient technology.

We present to you Logistics Tech Outlook’s “Top 10 Material Handling System Technology Companies in Europe – 2020.”

    Top Material Handling System Technology Companies in Europe

  • Addressing the increasing demand for automation in material handling across industries is Finland-based Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe Oy (MLE), a primary developer and manufacturer of Rocla branded AGVs, electric warehouse trucks, and forklifts. MLE’s AGV Systems are durable, flexible, and modular, which means shorter delivery time, easier implementation, and lower total cost of ownership to customers. MLE’s AGVs improve the performance of production and warehousing. This results in impressive cost savings and allows personnel to avoid monotonous routine tasks while at the same time increasing the safety of work premises


  • WAGNER Group develops and produces advanced technical fire protection systems to prevent fire outbreaks proactively. Leveraging more than four decades of experience, the family-owned company is a prominent solution provider in the field of fire detection and prevention and covers the complete service portfolio for its customers, from planning and design to system construction and service. The company offers a preventive oxygen reduction system to eliminate the risk of an open fire by preventing fires from developing in the first place.


  • Apollo Group B.V.

    Apollo Group B.V.

    Apollo Group is an example of growth by transformation. The company have 173 years of proud family tradition to back this up. Together with its customers Apollo design, manufacture, sell and install the next generation conveying solutions. Delivering both components as well as complete solutions for the material handling industry. Additionally, Apollo is at the forefront of technological development and innovates from a multidisciplinary perspective on the business. The company combine visions, opinions and areas of expertise, believing that mutual learnings and collaboration lead to the best integrated and smartest solutions

  • AFT Group

    AFT Group

    AFT Group of Companies was established in 2004 to better serve its clients to the rapidly expanding cargo industry, food commodity, construction, information technology, aviation, and investment. The company aims to expand towards global operational capability to better serve its clients. Muscat was chosen as AFT’s Headquarters due to its location at the “crossroads of worlds”, its comfortable time zone in the middle of AFT’s client and supplier base and it’s generally highly favorable business climate

  • Carl Stahl

    Carl Stahl

    The Carl Stahl Group is a global enterprise. The family-owned company with international competence has 70 locations and offers innovative and forward-looking solutions in the fields of rope and lifting equipment, architecture, TechnoCables and personal protective equipment against falls. Carl Stahl Hebetechnik GmbH is one of the world leaders in the field of lifting and protective equipment, due to the international sales structure and wide product and service range. The product portfolio ranges from state-of-the-art crane systems and high-quality lifting equipment to reliable load suspension equipment. Also, Carl Stahl ARC GmbH is a specialist for almost any application involving stainless steel cables and mesh. The products are used for balustrade-infills, facades, zoo enclosures, fall protection and architectural light solutions

  • Duravant


    Duravant is a market-leading engineered equipment and services company with an over 100-year operating history, serving customers in over 190 countries in the food processing, packaging and material handling industries. Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks, the company provides immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets it serves in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability



    ELOKON is a leading full-range supplier of safety and automation technology as well as assistance systems for intralogistics. It develops, produces and installs "Industry 4.0" system solutions for over 3,000 customers worldwide in the fields of trade, logistics and industry. These customers are served internationally by four national companies in Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA. With its products and services ELOKON is present in more than 45 countries worldwide. ELOKON was founded in 1986 and has 130 employees

  • FlexQube


    FlexQube is an independent company who supplies material handling equipment, tugger carts, industrial carts and racks, that are modular and robust. By using the same standard building blocks various solutions are built. The modularity makes it possible to make adjustments and additions along the way as the customers’ needs change. FlexQube has global presence with manufacturing in Europe and USA and many of the world's largest companies within industrial equipment and automotive as its customers. The company specializes in lean manufacturing and lean material handling with ergonomic industrial carts

  • Intelligent Systems A/S

    Intelligent Systems A/S

    Intelligent Systems are experts in software development for automated logistics solutions, e.g. for baggage handling in airports, fully automated warehouse- and distribution centers and automated logistics for hospitals. It creates intelligent logistics solutions, which automates and makes the world simpler, smarter and more intuitive – and thereby reduces costs and improve efficiency, quality, safety and working environments for companies, airports, hospitals and users of Intelligent Systems’ solutions. Its also combines the virtual and digital world with the real and tangible world – the logical world with the physical world via user interfaces, robot technology, sensors and actuators, network and IT systems

  • Linde Material Handling

    Linde Material Handling

    Linde Material Handling is one of the world's leading manufacturers of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment. For its customers, Linde develops high-performance solutions for intralogistics. The basis for this is electric and diesel forklift trucks, warehouse equipment, fleet management software, automation solutions, driver assistance systems, financing offers as well as services around the forklift truck and operator training. Linde's vehicle offer is unique. It comprises around 80 series with up to 20 model variants and around 9,000 equipment options. On the basis of this modular system, Linde manufactures the vehicles and fleets precisely tailored to their requirements for transport, storage, picking and stacking