The IMHX show






With 409 exhibitors across 35,000 square metres of floor-space (25% up on 2013), IMHX 2016 cemented its reputation as the most valuable and rewarding marketplace for the European intralogistics industry.

Over 16,000 visitors packed out five halls of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre drawn not just by the high-quality product and service exhibits, but the sheer number of value-added features that now characterise the show.

These include BITA’s very own Design4Safety Awards, which focus on improving safety standards by highlighting the importance of considering safety issues and practices right from the outline design stage.

BITA Secretary General James Clark said: “Safety is of utmost importance in the materials handling industry and we inaugurated the Design4Safety awards to highlight this focus. The variety of entries is testament to how many companies share our vision of placing safety at the heart of everything we do, and the winners can be rightly proud of seeing off some stern competition.”

IMHX Event Director Rob Fisher concludes: “While the ‘biggest ever’ numbers speak for themselves, what really validates the success of IMHX 2016 is the sheer number of exhibitors describing the quality of their experience and taking out their pens to sign up for the 2019 show. We’ll be back at the NEC from September 24 to 27 2019 and look forward to welcoming the industry for another unmissable four days of immersive intralogistics!”

The 2016 winners across the six categories were:

  • Industrial Vehicles: Pedestrian detection and speed control system – Jungheinrich UK Ltd








  • Automation: BT Optio OSE250 with remote drive – Toyota Material Handling UK








  • Goods-in/Goods-out: Safety Light Grille – Hörmann








  • Racking & Storage: RackEye – A-Safe (UK) Ltd








  • Technology: Toyota I_Site Smartphone app with instant alerts – Toyota Material Handling UK








  • Warehouse infrastructure: GRB D120 R – STOMMPY