Material Handling Equipment Manufacturers and Companies

Material handling is a term used for describing the solutions regarding the movement, protection, control and storage of materials in a manufacturing plant or warehouse. Material handling equipment is designed to offer maximum productivity while allowing for a safe work zone. There are a variety of different products associated with material handling such as automatic guided vehicles, cranes, conveyors, hydraulic lifts forklifts, storage racks and more. Material handling equipment will typically have four distinct categories: storage & handling equipment, engineered systems, industrial trucks and bulk material handling. Often times manufacturers will utilize systems that will analyze inventories which assists with processing and warehouse efficiency.

Types of Material Handling Equipment:


Automatic guided vehicles (AGV) are mobile devices that utilize guidance systems to perform unmanned tasks such as lifting or moving materials. AGV systems are designed to increase the efficiency of a work zone while offering lower costs. Automatic guided vehicles will use lasers, embedded wires, magnetic tape, or specialized paint to guide the vehicle to the various destinations. Since these products do not tire from physical labor they can perform some tasks more effectively compared to humans and are ideal for a number of transporting applications. The use of automatic guided vehicles can also improve the safety on the factory floor.

Savant Automation, Inc.

A manufacturer of AGVs, Savant Automation Inc, offers a full line of AGV options. In addition to supplying state-of-the-art AGVs, we provide AGV requirement analysis, concept and simulation services.

America In Motion

America In Motion is your one stop shop location for AGV systems. Using a 4 step process we can help your company Discover, Design, Build and Install your new AGV systems and equipment. Whatever type of system you are looking for our experienced and helpful team is ready to answer any question.

Ward Systems, Inc.

Ward Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures custom AGV equipment that your company requires. Our team provides a full turnkey service. We can help you be ready for your next project by designing, engineering and manufacturing to your new AGV to exact specifications.

JBT Corporation

JBT Corporation (John Bean Technologies Corporation), provides solutions to the food processing and air transportation industries. As an AGV manufacturer, JBT offers forked automatic guided vehicles which can handle many kinds of loads.

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Cranes come in a variety of different shapes and these items are ideal for moving a range of materials. Cranes excel at transporting very large loads and cranes are ideal for applications that require linear movements. One very common type of crane is known as the gantry crane. This crane is used in shipyards and rail yards to move large containers onto trains and ships. Most cranes can be customized to a specific application and for heavy duty material handling; cranes are often the preferred choice.

Gorbel Inc.

Gorbel®, Inc. has over thirty years experience providing overhead handling solutions to customers in a wide range of industries. We offer a comprehensive line of products, including overhead cranes, to make sure that all of our customers needs can be easily met.

Brehob Corporation

Established in 1953, Brehob Corporation offers customers 24 hour service operation, service and repair solutions, inspections for job safety and to save you money, load testing and capacity certification.

Konecranes, Inc.

Konecranes, Inc. has over eighty years of experience providing overhead handling solutions to customers in a wide range of industries. We offer a comprehensive line of products, including overhead cranes for all duty classes as well as hoists and lift trucks.


We offer a variety of bridge cranes including underhung single girders and top running bridge cranes. We break those categories down further into manual and motor driven. All of our bridge cranes provide the advantage of outstanding speed control.

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Conveying equipment is incredibly useful for material handling and transportation in industrial settings. Manufacturers use conveyors to efficiently move products from workstation to workstation and can even be used to carry parts through the different stages of automated manufacturing processes. There are many different kinds of conveyors like belt conveyors, spiral conveyors, and overhead conveyors. Modern conveyor systems can even incorporate magnets, rails, and levers to lift, divert, and sort products and packages.

Metzgar Conveyors

Metzgar Conveyors has been a leading manufacturer of conveyor systems since 1933. Located in Comstock Park, Michigan, the company started by producing end-wood wheels for industrial trucks and then began production of the Nylo-wheel and Nylo-bearing equipped conveyors.

Alba Manufacturing, Inc.

Leaders of smart material handling technologies for 40 years, Alba Manufacturing, manufacturer and installer of horizontal transportation and automated order fulfillment solutions. We engineer worry-free solutions at a very affordable price and we can custom built conveyors.

American Conveyor Group, Inc.

American Conveyor Group, Inc. is a manufacturer of conveyors and conveying systems: horizontal conveyors, gravity conveyors, incline conveyors, portable conveyors and more. We are committed to durability, reliability and quality, and we serve many industries with our quality material handling systems.

Hy-Tek Material Handling, Inc.

For over 53 years Industrial Kinetics has manufactured innovative and efficient material handling equipment. We offer a full line of standard conveyors including roller, chain, belt and overhead. Our clients are satisfied with the quantifiable differences in their bottom lines using our custom designed and manufactured equipment.


Vac-U-Max is an industry leader who is committed to our customers' satisfaction. Our company offers a variety of premium conveying, cleaning and automated solutions.

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Hose Reels

A hose reel is a cylindrical mechanism that is designed to not only to store different types of hoses but also to offer protection to the hose as well as the workers. The key differences between hose reel types are based on the retraction features of the hose reel. The styles of hose reels include: electric, hydraulic, spring, pneumatic and manual.

Reelcraft Industries, Inc.

When it comes to high quality products, we are driven to provide only the most technologically advanced products available to you. We produce durable hose reels that make your hoses more productive, as well as keeping them easily accessible and longer lasting.

United Equipment Accessories, Inc.

When it comes to hose reels, we have what you're looking for! We are committed to bringing exceptional products and services for our customers. Since becoming established in 1952 we have provided only the most outstanding products available on the market.

Hannay Reels®, Inc.

Our hose reels are all made in the U.S., with a heavy-duty design and construction, built specifically to fit your needs and never retrofitted to the job.


Our hose reels are unmatched by the competition, and come in a variety of makes and models. With over 8 decades of experience in the market we are ready and able to help you to find the right hose reel to fit your needs.

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Hydraulic Lifts

There are two main purposes of a hydraulic lifts. One is to raise or lower heavy products in a work zone while the other is to improve worker safety. Hydraulic lifts are devices that use hydraulic fluid and the force applied to transfer energy to cause movement. The common styles of hydraulic lifts include: aerial lifts, scissor lifts, platform lifts, vehicle lifts, and pallet lifts. These different types of lifts have various functions and some hydraulic lifts can even be equipped with wheels which greatly increases the versatility of the hydraulic lifts.

Autoquip Corporation

Our hydraulic lifts are manufactured using a combination of innovation, state of the art technology, the latest engineering designs, and the highest quality products. We take the time to ensure all our lifting products will perform the right way every time.

Advance Lifts, Inc.

Advance Lifts designs & manufactures hydraulic lifts and other models of material handling equipment. Our ultra high-cycle lifts have a 3,000,000 cycle warranty & our patented platform centering devices reduce lift wear from off centered loading.


We manufacture hydraulic lifts and a whole lot more. Our goal is to be the best in both quality and customer service. In fact, our mission statement stays we will work hard so you can live easier.

Metro Hydraulic Jack Co.

Here at Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. we manufacture hydraulic solutions for a number of markets including: agricultural, municipal, construction, mining and transportation. Our company has an extensive history of engineering success.

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Palletizers are devices used for loading and unloading pallets which not only offer increased efficiency in a work zone but also safer working environment. Palletizers can be categorized into three different types: robotic palletizers, high level palletizers, and low level palletizers. Robotic palletizers are programmable hydraulic machines that are able to sort and stack items with precision. The difference between high level palletizers and low level palletizers is how the pallets are loaded. In low level palletizers the products are loaded from the ground level whereas the high level palletizers are loaded from above. All of these systems are fully automatic and perform at a much faster rate compared to humans due to the fact these machines do not become fatigued.

Möllers North America, Inc.

For over 50 years, Möllers North America has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality packaging equipment, in addition to other great products and services. Möllers' performance is based on engineering excellence and dedication to the highest quality standards in customer satisfaction.

American-Newlong, Inc.

Here at American-Newlong Inc we put an emphasis on the satisfaction of our customers. We manufacture our products to be highly usable. Our teams are committed to researching the newest innovations in our industry and we pass our expertise down to our clients.

Chantland MHS

Chantland-MHS material handling equipment improves customers' efficiency, productivity & competitive position worldwide. Put experience since 1943 to work for you; choose from a line of bag fillers, conveyors, palletizers & complete systems.

KUKA Robotics Corp.

KUKA Robotics specializes in versatile robotic palletizers, can palletizers, case palletizers, pail palletizers, bag palletizers and drum palletizers, as well as pallet handling equipment. We offer custom solutions for all you palletizing needs.

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Plastic Pallets

Plastic pallets are platforms used for the storage and transportation of products. The words "plastic pallets" and "plastic skids" are interchangeable; they are both platforms that are used to store and transport materials. Warehouses, factories, shipping companies and many other kinds of companies make use of pallets and skids.

TMF Corporation

TMF Corporation manufactures the Protech 4048 heavy duty plastic pallet. With inventory on hand, we quickly deliver both the standard and the FM Approved Protech 4048. Features include: blue, black & gray color options, FDA approved materials and a cleanable, flow through design.

Robinson Industries

Robinson Industries reduces operational costs and worker injuries through providing superior-quality plastic pallets. We sell pallets in a variety of sizes and styles. Robinson Industries is ready and able to meet diverse industry needs.

Kiva Container

Plastic pallets from Kiva Container are manufactured from high-density polyethylene (HDPE,) and are both cost effective and user friendly. Our product line includes Greystone pallets (rackable, beverage, smooth, nestable/stackable), KitBin® pallets and thermoformed pallets.

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Storage Racks

Storage racks are stands or frameworks that are used to display, store and organize products, parts, equipment, tools, materials, boxes and pallets for the efficient use of space within warehouses, manufacturing facilities, shipping areas and product assembly rooms. Storage rack systems are used primarily to save space and to provide a means of inventory organization for ease of product and material accessibility.

Ridg-U-Rak®, Inc.

We create storage racks that are ideal for a full spectrum of industries. Our company offers a diverse selection of storage racks to pick from and there are various advantages with each type of material. These racks are very functional and you will save money when you buy factory direct.


Since 1907, we have grown & extended our product lines to become the industry leader in space utilization products. You can expect quality & innovation for industrial storage solutions: modular cabinet workcenters, steel mezzanines, industrial storage cabinets & racks and specialty storage racks.

Advance Storage Products

Advance Storage Products is a technology-driven company dedicated to developing the most efficient and economical solution for each customer's storage needs. We have furnished important installations of nearly every type of storage racks. We are always improving and growing and it is our goal to exceed expectations through manufacturing excellence and innovation.

Efficiency Systems Co., Inc.

Efficiency Systems supplies a wide range of storage racks, including drive-in racks and cantilever racks as well as new and used pallet racks. For pallet racks, we offer our customers frame and beam options. We also provide wire decks, ball and roller decks, slave pallets, plus hand and electric dumbwaiters.

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