BITA – British Industrial Truck Association

BITA, the British Industrial Truck Association, is the UK’s leading trade association for forklift truck manufacturers and suppliers, suppliers of associated components and services, and the materials handling media. Working in partnership with international organisations, BITA plays a pivitol role in the industry, helping set and maintain the highest technical standards and working continually to improve forklift operational safety. Membership benefits include exclusive access to UK forklift sales statistics, free technical guidance notes and significant discounts on many of the highly regarded BITA publications. BITA maintains an active press presence.


The IMHX Show

The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) is the UK’s leading trade show for the logistics, materials handling and storage industries. It is a joint venture between BITA and Informa Exhibitions Ltd, publishers of SHD magazine. IMHX will be next held on 13-16 September 2016. Click here to read  more.

BITA Membership

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BITA membership is open to fork-lift truck manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and media operating in the UK. Any company operating within one of those four groups is welcome to apply for membership. Click here for more details of each membership group.


BITA members undeterred by Brexit and  remain upbeat on future prospects

Latest Oxford Economics forecast reveals fall in forklift orders – but members are confident that longer term impact will be negligible.

The latest Forklift Truck Market Outlook for 2016 produced by Oxford Economics on behalf of BITA suggests that the economic impact of Brexit might not be as significant as other forecasters are predicting. See full feature here

Keeping you in the know, from comment pieces, apprenticeships, safety in the workplace, AM news, to social activities. Click here to see the most up-to-date features and news from BITA

BITA Publications

Browse our wide range of essential safety and technical publications and buy online. BITA members receive FREE guidance notes, a 20% discount on all Operators Safety Code booklets and special prices on other items. Click here to order now…