The September event at Birmingham NEC featured 409 exhibitors over 35,000m2 floor-space (25% up on 2013) in five halls, with 16,082 visitors.

The event featured the SHD Logistics Awards, Design 4 Safety Awards, Demonstration Zone, Future Skills Theatre and Zone, RTITB International Operator of the Year competition—plus a fact-intensive seminar programme.

“I am delighted that so many companies and individuals clearly value and share our vision of bringing together intralogistics equipment, technology, management systems—and, of course, people—in a truly holistic way,” said event director Rob Fisher.

“As co-owners of IMHX, we can’t help but be delighted at the resounding continued success of IMHX,” added James Clark, secretary-general of the British Industrial Truck Association.

“Against a backdrop of such turbulent economic and political conditions, the success of IMHX reflects the fundamental role of the intralogistics industry in supporting the whole of British business.”

Highlights included innovative powerplants from Kubota, Toyota’s BT Reflex lift truck, Hyundai’s new warehouse equipment range, Translift Bendi’s SpaceMate and Jungheinrich’s introduction of lithium-ion batteries in its 48V electric truck range.