Material handling is the short-distance movement, storage, and control of that from which things are made, throughout the process of manufacturing, distribution, consumption, and disposal. This category is focused on the supply of equipment and associated services to businesses undertaking materials handling activities. This category lists sites which either relate to the materials handling industry as a whole, or relate to materials handling in more than one industrial sector. Most sites are listed within one of three main equipment groups - Automated, Bulk, or Manual. Sites relating primarily to materials handling equipment specifically used in factories and involved in actually manufacturing the material are not listed here - they are listed within Manufacturing/Factory_Automation. Sites related to equipment which alters the nature or condition of batches of materials, rather than just transporting it, are listed within Machinery_and_Tools/Process_Equipment. Sites for businesses that conduct a range of machining and custom manufacturing activities, of which just one is the production of materials handling equipment, are listed within Casting,_Molding,_Machining and/or at the appropriate Regional level. Sites related primarily to packaging materials such as bags are listed within Packaging. This category does not list associated management processes, such as supply chain management, or warehousing and other logistics and distribution services.
Please observe the following when submitting your site:
  • Business sites submitted here should be for businesses that trade or operate primarily in several states or equivalent. More locally orientated businesses should be submitted to the appropriate Regional category. Sites should normally be submitted no more than once within Business and/or once within Regional.
  • Please attempt to find the most appropriate place to submit your site. Many materials handling manufacturers make a diverse range of products, so this can be difficult. Where the main activity of the business relates to one type or group of equipment, the site should be submitted to that category. Most sites can be placed within one of the three main equipment groups - Automated, Bulk, or Manual. Please read the category descriptions before submitting.

    Sites/businesses will be listed no more than ONCE within Materials Handling. Please take the time to find the most appropriate place for that one listing.

  • Only sites with English language content may be listed here. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.
  • Distributors or integrators of many materials handling products should submit once only to Distributors_and_Integrators. Please do not submit each product separately to other sub categories. Do not submit mirror domains. Concerted attempts to do this will result in the removal of all your existing and future listings from the directory.
  • Sites relating to equipment or services designed for one specific industry should be submitted to an appropriate category within that industrial sector.
  • Please ensure you have read the general business submission guidelines.
Very few sites are listed directly under Materials_Handling. Your site will be reviewed faster if you take the time to find an appropriate sub-category and submit there.
Lists sites for trade associations and organizations primarily related to businesses producing, supplying, operating, or maintaining materials handling equipment.
Lists sites for businesses that primarily manufacture materials handling equipment that does not require a human operator and/or systems through which material flows, or provide associated parts or service. Equipment specifically for bulk materials are listed under Bulk.
Please ensure you have read the materials handling submission guidelines before submitting.

Sites relating primarily to materials handling equipment specifically used in factories and involved in actually manufacturing the material should be submitted within Manufacturing/Factory_Automation.

Lists sites for businesses that primarily manufacture handling equipment for bulk materials, or provide associated parts or service. Bulk materials are unprocessed, such as minerals or raw foodstuffs, handled in large quantities that do not have a specific shape.
Please ensure you have read the materials handling submission guidelines before submitting.

Sites related to equipment which alters the nature or condition of batches of materials, rather than just transporting it, should be submitted within Machinery_and_Tools/Process_Equipment.

Lists sites related to formal and informal conferences, meetings, trade shows, and workshops, and associated events.
Lists sites for businesses offering advisory, project management, or legal services primarily related to the materials handling industry. Businesses that offer consultancy, but also offer installation and/or equipment supply are listed within Distributors_and_Integrators. Businesses that provide consultancy services that cover both materials handling and a related area, such as warehouse or factory design, are not listed here. Businesses providing supply chain management services are not listed here.
Lists sites containing alphabetical or classified lists of resources covering materials handling. Directories that are specific to one industry are listed within that industrial sector.
Lists sites for businesses that primarily supply equipment manufactured by another business, or offer a combination of equipment supply, system design, and consultancy services. Businesses that are primarily manufacturers or equipment are not listed here, although integrators may undertake some engineering work as part of an installation process.
Please ensure you have read the materials handling submission guidelines before submitting.

Regional distributors, particularly those distributing products of businesses already listed in the directory, should not be submitted here - they should be submitted to the appropriate local category within Regional.

Lists sites for businesses that manufacture materials handling equipment that requires a human operator and/or is used to store, hold, or manually move material; or provide associated parts or service.
Please ensure you have read the materials handling submission guidelines before submitting. This category is only for manual materials handling manufacturers who''s products aren''t already listed in a subcategory. If you are a distributor of manual materials handling products, go to Manual/Distributors and Integrators.
Lists sites offering news services, newspapers, books, magazines and e-zines, blogs and journals related to materials handling.
Lists sites for businesses that provide parts, or provide maintenance or associated services for materials handling equipment. Parts which can also be used in non-materials handling equipment are normally listed elsewhere, commonly within Industrial Supply.
Please submit only sites that offer parts and services to the materials handling industry. This includes installation, rigging, maintanence and all parts. If you are a distributor or integrator, submit to Distributors and Integrators.
Lists sites offering computer software designed to assist in the planning or operation of materials handling systems and equipment. Sites for businesses that offer equipment and associated software are listed once within the relevant equipment category.
Most software belongs in one of the linked sub categories or within materials handling equipment categories.
Contains links to categories containing sites for businesses that primarily manufacture trucks, trolleys, and similar equipment used to move materials over short distances.
Please submit sites to an appropriate sub-category.