At the recent AGM of the Automated Material Handling Systems Association (AMHSA), members reported very high levels of interest in warehouse automation.

Held at AMHSA’s headquarters in Market Harborough on 25th April, the AGM was well attended and reflected the buoyant mood in the automated handling sector.

Training

The activities of the association throughout the past year have centred around AMHSA’s ‘four pillars’: training, quality, networking and promotion. The training provided to members has included workshops on Social Media, the legal aspects of MF1, Brexit and GDPR, as well as sessions providing an introduction to logistics automation.

Forthcoming events include sessions on Sorting, Weighing, Labelling and Vision systems; Robotic Picking; and Shuttle Systems. In addition, an event on Returnable Transit Packaging in Automated Handling Systems will be held at Schoeller Allibert’s factory in Winsford on 18th July. Any designers, engineers, project managers and technical sales staff wishing to attend this event should register via the AMHSA website.

Apprenticeships

AMHSA’s apprenticeship programme continues to go from strength to strength. Operated in association with car manufacturer, Toyota, the scheme enables AMHSA members’ apprentices to take part in a four-year programme. This begins with two years of learning hands-on, high-tech engineering skills at the Toyota Academy in Burnaston, Derbyshire, and then progresses to the apprentices building on this with industryspecific skills and knowledge at the premises of the member company.

Meet the Experts at IMHX 2019

AMHSA’s popular ‘Meet the Experts’ seminar programme will once again be held at IMHX when the show returns to the NEC from 24th to 27th September next year. Taking place in the AMHSA Pavilion in Hall 10, these informative presentations will cover a wide range of topics of interest to those considering or using logistics automation.

For information on membership, please call Matthew Jones on 01858 414229 or visit the AMHSA website at www.amhsa.co.uk

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