The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that 2014 shipments in North America were up 9.1%. CEMA estimates that shipments totaled $11.063 billion for 2014, a record level and an increase of $926 million from 2013 shipments of $10.137 billion.
CEMA estimates that new orders totaled $10.908 billion in 2014. New orders in 2014 were $1.055 billion more than 2013, representing an increase of 10.7%.
Unit Handling orders were up 13.8% and shipments were up 15.3%. In the Bulk Conveying area, orders were up 1.0% and shipments were down 5.0%.
CEMA President, Jerry Heathman, announced the results at the Association’s 82nd annual meeting in Naples, FL earlier this month.
CEMA tracks new orders and shipped sales volume in nine classes of unit handling equipment and four classes of bulk handling equipment.
The executives representing CEMA member companies who attended the annual meeting expressed continued optimism for 2015 and forecasted a 7% increase in shipments.
Founded in 1933, CEMA is the trade association of leading North American conveyor equipment manufacturers and engineering firms.
CEMA also makes available to member and nonmember companies, safety labels for all types of conveyor equipment as well as useful technical information and manuals. For example, CEMA has available for purchase, Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials 7th Edition - “The Belt Book” and the CEMA Application Guide for Unit Handling Conveyors – “The Unit Book”. These books are authoritative technical manuals for conveyor design worldwide. For more information on CEMA or its member companies, or to order safety labels or CEMA publications, visit www.cemanet.org.
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