Automation ripe for investment

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Jungheinrich reckons automation systems will be the next materials handling sector to bounce back from the recession, as ageing installations demand replacements and upgrades.

Steve Richmond, director of Jungheinrich UK systems and projects division, said: “The automated projects arena has been slow to recover. But I believe that companies have now reached the point where they can no longer put-off investing in their systems and processes.

“The lack of investment in recent years means that, in many cases productivity and efficiency is not being maximised and, for many firms, operational costs remain higher than they need to be. In short, failing to invest in updated intralogistics systems is at odds with accepted business drivers.”


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