MAG Reports 1-Year and 5-Year Growth in Mobile Automation

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The Mobile Automation (MAG) Industry Group of MHI announced that member companies reported an over 24% increase in mobile automation business in 2021 compared to 2020. In addition, the 2021 data reported by member companies represents an average compounded annual increase of 17% for the last five years.

“This 24% increase confirms the growth we have all been seeing in the industry,” said Mark Longacre, MAG chairman and JBT applications engineering manager. “The five-year growth rate shows this is not just a short-term spike, but a longer-term trend where systems deliver the expected results and customers roll systems out to many facilities.”

MAG is a group of system and component suppliers that operate in the mobile automation market for material movement in manufacturing, warehousing and other industrial applications.

MAG members are the industry’s leading suppliers of automatic guided vehicle systems. They supply systems worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.

MAG programs include:

  1. The development of educational and training materials.
  2. A voice in the development and maintenance of national standards.
  3. The confidential exchange of market statistics and publication of industry data to the public.
  4. The communication of the benefits of MAG solutions via trade shows, educational forums, and other national and regional seminars.

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