The Industrial Truck Association is one of the only organizations in the industry with detailed specifics to industry marketing data. One of the core benefits of ITA membership is gaining access to this market intelligence, which depicts trends and drives interest in the industrial truck marketplace by helping businesses recognize the changing needs of the industry — and get the information, news and insight they need to support decision-making.
Abbreviated for general public interest, the information below provides a snapshot of both the national and global perspective.
History of U.S. Shipments
Based on actual information supplied by ITA members, the United-States-Factory-Shipments-2014.pdf and Shipments Bar Graph through 2014 reveals shipments in the United States for electric rider trucks (Class 1 and Class 2 combined), motorized hand trucks (Class 3) and internal combustion powered trucks (Class 4 and Class 5 combined) since 1983. Although annual numbers are not comparable considering member fluctuation, these figures provide an accurate description of market activity each year.
Outlook for the World
Recognized around the globe as a leading voice for the industrial truck industry, ITA contributes to international market data and ultimately shares the global market data with its Members.
Presentations at ITA’s annual meeting make up this “Outlook for the World.” Presidential remarks of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), Federation of European Material Handling Manufacturers (FEM), Japan Industrial Vehicles Association (JIVA), and the China Industrial Truck Association (CITA) are included below. (Disclosure: The opinions expressed by the participants are not necessarily those of their employers or their respective associations.)
Click here to view a video of the 2011 Presidents’ Forum.
- China Slides
- China Remarks
- Europe Slides
- Europe Remarks
- Japan Slides
- Japan Remarks
- North American Slides
- North American Remarks
World Industrial Truck Statistics
This information sheet provides the most recent three-year summary of orders and shipments, tracked by truck class in various geographic markets.
Business Trends Survey
These in-depth presentations provide business trend survey information for the industrial truck market by year.
- 2015 Business Trends Survey
- 2014 Business Trends Survey
- 2013 Business Trends Survey
- 2012 Business Trends Survey
Engineering and Standards Information
Industrial Truck Association has been instrumental in the development of codes and standards that support the markets our members serve. In particular, ITA maintains representation on the Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation, actively managing standards affecting products used in the material handling market earlier developed by American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
ITA membership helps craft, support and adopt engineering, safety codes and standards intended to enhance public health and safety.
ITA FORKLIFT TRUCK PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE BELOW:
Various organizations in the United States and other countries also develop engineering practices that affect the industrial truck industry. These organizations are listed below for further reference.
American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI)
11 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
3 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
British Industrial Truck Association (BITA)
5-7 High Street, Sunninghill
England SL5 9NQ
British Standards Institute
389 Chiswick High Rd.
London W4 4AL England
Canadian Standards Association
5060 Spectrum Way
Canada L4W 5N6
45 rue Louis Blanc
92400 Courbevoie, France
The International Organization for Standardization
1 Rue de Varembe
Case Postale 56
Japan Industrial Vehicles Association (JIVA)
Tobu Bldg. 1-5-26 Moto-Akasaka
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0051
National Fire Protection Association
1 Battery March Park
PO Box 9101
Quincy, MA 02269-9101
333 Pfingston Road
Northbrook, IL 60062-2096
Verband Deutscher Maschinen-und Anlagenbau e.V. (VDMA)
PO Box 719864
DE 60498 Frankfurt/Niederrad