Material Handling Mergers and Acquisitions All-Time High Impacting Automated Guided Vehicle Selection


Monroe, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/13/2015 -- The No Risk Automation newsletter reported that one of the most important reasons to work with a seasoned expert in material handling is to know the history of the companies prior to the record mergers & acquisitions (M&A). Josh Bond reported in Material Handling Product News that industrial manufacturing M&A value skyrockets past historic levels. Bond noted that merger and acquisition activity in first nine months of 2014 surpassed annual totals in the previous decade.

Following a historic second quarter, M&A activity in the industrial manufacturing sector maintained a strong momentum in the third quarter of 2014. These are among the results of Assembling Value, a quarterly analysis of global deal activity in the industrial manufacturing industry by PwC US. With $102.7 billion in deal proceeds recorded so far this year, the first nine months of 2014 have already exceeded all annual totals of the last 10 years.

Hayes suggested, "Until automation selection is based on knowledge and information, vendors will make suggestions about solutions that may or may not be in the warehouse, distribution, or manufacturers' best interest. This newsletter is to keep an open conversation about trends, best-practices, and technology pros and cons for those that are in the active planning and automation purchasing stage. This publication will ensure that the appropriate questions are being asked and answered."

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John Hayes is a solutions-finder for the material handling industry. For more than twenty years he has been evaluating, designing, developing, and implementing innovative software and hardware solutions for businesses in high-volume retail, wholesale (B2B), and direct-to-consumer (B2C) distribution systems. Hayes is a 2014 Supply & Demand Chain "Pros to Know" recipient with vast and specific expertise in automated guided vehicles (AGVs). This reputation has resulted in hundreds of systems for highly productive and cost-effective fulfillment centers and manufacturing plant designs. Hayes uses a vendor agnostic approach at NoRiskAutomation ( eliminating bias while avoiding the land mines and understanding the challenges. NoRiskAutomation utilizes a unique 4-Step process which ensures that sound and smart technologies are utilized by clients worldwide. Having worked for some of the leading AGV manufacturers, Hayes brings a wisdom and insight to customers, who are often unaware of the pressured sales strategies and hidden costs used by AGV vendors.

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