AMHSA is an active member of the British Materials Handling Federation which is the UK’s route to FEM for several UK trade associations concerned with materials handling.

The FEM mission is to represent the technical, economic and political interests of the Materials Handling Industry, and communicate with the European institutions on its concerns and needs.

FEM provides a network for the efficient exchange of information between its members and its product groups.  It defends common positions on matters affecting its industrial base.  

FEM encourages technical progress and safety at work through the establishment of guidelines and business codes. FEM also cooperates with other industrial sectors and international trade partners on issues of common interest.

Objectives of FEM

  • Encouraging technical progress, safety at work, sustainable development and energy efficiency in the field of material handling
  • Proactively developing technical standards at international and European levels
  • Providing implementation guidance on European directives applicable to its industry
  • Safeguarding the interests of the industry, particularly competitiveness and innovation
  • Communicating with European institutions and stakeholders and advising them on material handling questions
  • Promoting and encouraging cooperation among the manufacturers of material handling equipment in Europe and worldwide.
For more information about FEM, please visit the website at


Within FEM, AMHSA is a member of the Intralogistic Systems Product Group.  This group is attended by member companies that are System Integrators. 

The Intralogistic Systems Product Group aims are to: 

For more information about this Group, please visit the website at where you can find a list of active member companies together with historical market statistics and a full list of relevant FEM Technical Documents for download.

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