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In the News: Top 20 Worldwide Materials Handling System Suppliers in 2019

Records continue to topple as the industry achieves robust, global and nearly universal growth.

MMH_pic_top_20Modern’s 22nd-annual Top 20 Systems Suppliers list showcases the performance of companies that have spent the previous year working to help clients manage staggering change. Some spokespeople from companies on this list even acknowledged the risks—to themselves and customers—of taking on too much too fast.

For now, there’s not much to complain about. Following a 16.5% surge in 2017, the list’s combined 2018 revenues grew 12%. The scope of available hardware and software solutions continues to broaden, but whether tried, trusted or transformative, solutions must be future-proof and protect against the guaranteed disruption that lies ahead.

After reporting 36% growth to $316 million, Bastian Solutions jumped up two positions to claim 14th place. In 2018, Bastian Solutions acquired Peach State Integrated Technologies, an Atlanta-based consulting and integration firm. The company also acquired Toyota Material Handling’s autonomous vehicle group in an effort to bring Toyota’s automation business under the Toyota Advanced Logistics Systems umbrella. The company also opened its distribution network to more than 60 Toyota dealers.

“Our company has experienced tremendous growth in our integrated system group and Exacta Supply Chain Software brands, and opportunities in the areas of omni-channel and e-commerce fulfillment continue to be a large percentage of our work with new and repeat customers,” says Greg Conner, vice president of international sales at Bastian Solutions.

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