The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) (Naples, Fla.) reports that new orders for the first 6 months of 2005 increased 8.8% compared to the same period in 2004, with total new orders of $2.6 billion and industry shipments of $2.5 billion.
In the bulk conveying area, screw conveyors reported an 18% increase in bookings and a 24% increase in shipments. Manufacturers of unit handling systems recorded overall bookings growth of almost 14%.
CEMA tracks new orders and shipped sales volume in seven classes of unit handling equipment and five classes of bulk handling equipment. The graphs below plot the monthly order and sales trends reported by CEMA member companies from July 2003 through June 2005. Trends are totaled and graphed for all product classes in bulk handling equipment, unit handling equipment and total CEMA members.