With a production volume of 20.1 billion Euro, the German providers of intralogistics and materials handling technology solutions recorded a 3 percent year-on-year growth, defying current uncertainties on the world markets. The VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association anticipates that growth in 2016 will again be 3 percent. Amongst other factors, this good annual result is attributable to positive developments in the European single market and in other important key countries.
"In 2015 the enterprises profited above all from the target sectors closer to end-customers, such as for instance online trading in all aspects, as well as the automobile industry," explains Wilfried Neuhaus-Galladé, Chairman of the Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association Board. "In the leading industrial nations in general we see a very pronounced willingness to invest in materials handling and intralogistics, which is also shown in the increased export figures."