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Meet the Products on Show
in the Demonstration Zone

At the heart of IMHX is the chance to meet up in person, but it's also perfect for checking out exhibitors' products in action too. Here's a preview of what you can expect to see operating live in this year's IMHX Demonstration Zone.




Inventor of the world’s first advanced polymer safety barrier, A-SAFE has been setting the global standard in workplace safety for almost two decades. 

From warehouses, cold storage and manufacturing facilities to car parks and airports; A-SAFE provides rigorously tested and certified industrial impact protection for a range of specialist applications. With over 35 years of industry experience, and offices in 15 counties across five continents, A-SAFE customers benefit from improved workplace safety, increased operational efficiency, as well as reductions in facility maintenance and repair costs. A-SAFE range of safety solutions are manufactured, Tested, and Certified to PAS 13:2017 so you can be sure our safety products have been tested and performance rated to a standard.

A-SAFE products featured in the Demo Zone include:

  • iFlex™ Double Traffic Barrier
  • iFlex™ Double Traffic Barriers+
  • ForkGuard™
  • RackGuard™

Baumann ELX50

Baumann has manufactured sideloaders for 52 years, and electric versions since the early 1990s.

Their unique ability to carry long loads securely on their bed made them ideal for the timber trade and have since proved vital for steel, plastics, concrete and many other sectors.

The 120-volt ELX Series of 3 to 5 tonnes capacity sideloaders are highly efficient and durable electric machines capable of efficiently working in small spaces with incredible runtimes. Baumann electric sideloaders also have zero emissions, extended outreach, are cheaper to maintain, and provide a better operator environment, making them increasingly popular throughout the UK.… 


BotsAndUs develops robotics and AI logistics solutions for digital twin warehouse environments. We provide a solution that captures real-time data at the acceptance and storage process to help companies drive better business decisions.

Our fully autonomous robots measure, track and find goods across warehouses without workflow disruption. The robots collect data in real-time on goods as they pass through the warehouse and provide information on their condition, volume, count and location on shelves - fully automating receiving and stock taking processes. The data is easily accessible and can be analysed instantly from anywhere, allowing teams to obtain full warehouse inventory visibility.  


Cesab Material Handling has completely renewed the B series of zero emissions electric forklift trucks.

The five new ranges include 3-wheel trucks with 1.0 tonne capacity to 4-wheel trucks with up to 8.5 tonne capacity.

All models are fitted as standard with Cesab’s ISD, Intelligent Stability Design, as standard. This active safety system monitors the key parameters of the truck and takes corrective action when necessary to assure the stability of the machine and load.  In addition, IMD (Intelligent Mast Design) technology provides industry leading levels of visibility for the operator through the mast.

The new Cesab B-Series electric range was developed in consultation with operators, with the present-day handling needs of businesses front of mind. By meeting these demands, for strong, high performance, energy-efficient machines that operators can use comfortably and safely throughout shifts, we are confident the new Cesab B-range will raise productivity levels in operations across Europe.



The Combi-CBE is characterised by multidirectional capability and compact counterbalance design together with quiet, emission-free electric power. 

This unique combination offers multiple benefits for users such as the safe, space-saving and productive handling of both long loads as well as palletised goods.

This highly versatile and manoeuvrable forklift works inside and out and can offload and transport products in narrow confines to storage or production facilities. Combilift drivers will be putting this 2,500kg capacity truck through its paces in the IMHX demo area – so come and have a closer look and find out more about the advantages it could bring to your business!   

Crown Lift Trucks

The perfect pairing of innovative technology and intelligently-connected systems. 

The award-winning Crown ESR 1000 Series reach truck owes its acclaimed performance to the Gena® operating system, which provides operators with a data-rich user experience, enabling them to work precisely and effectively at any height without compromising performance.

Gena® is intuitive, customisable and interactive, relaying information to a 7″ touchscreen via the InfoLink fleet management system it facilitates operator onboarding and boosts productivity. Another innovation is the optional Xpress Lower™ automation; capable of doubling mast-lowering speeds to 1.1 m/s, this technology offers a boost to productivity of up to 21 percent.  

ek robotics

ek robotics is proud to present its award winning Vario CB AGV which will be operating throughout the day moving palletised loads between racking, drop and collect stations.

Complimenting the Vario will be our super low-profile Fastmove vehicle which will be transferring pallets from drop to collect positions. Both vehicles will be operating on routes that will demonstrate their manoeuvrability and they will be opportunity charging their lithium batteries from time to time throughout the day.

These two very different vehicles will be operating under our single control system, demonstrating the flexibility that ek robotics is able to offer.  

FB Chain

FB Chain manufactures leaf chain, anchor bolts, chain kits for telehandlers, pins & pulleys for the materials handling industry, often according to clients’ individual requirements. 

FB Chain is also at the forefront of materials handling safety for developing and producing the industry standard Professional Chain Wear Gauge and has now developed the Professional Fork Wear Gauge shown here for the first time at IMHX.

As the only leaf chain manufacturer represented by the UKMHA, FB Chain is also a key source of technical & application assistance for both equipment manufacturers and operators.  


Virtual Reality Experience - OPEX Perfect Pick... Step into our virtual warehouse for a VR experience of the OPEX Perfect Pick! 

The Perfect Pick®, a scalable, goods-to-person picking solution that improves the rate and efficiency of inventory moving through a customer fulfilment or distribution center. The Perfect Pick, unlike other solutions, is a self-contained, standalone point solution.

One aisle is comprised of modular, high-density racking along with a fleet of autonomous robotic delivery vehicles, iBOTs®, which access every storage location within their aisle – both horizontally and vertically. iBOTs deliver inventory directly to a workstation located at the ends of the aisle. Stop by the OPEX demo pod and experience Next Generation Automation!.  

Protean Software

Our next-gen Field Service Management system – ServiceSight – can help any service business reduce costs, improve productivity and efficiency, and get paid faster!

Our cloud technology means users can access vital data from any device, anywhere in the world, at any time. ServiceSight contains CRM functionality to help manage your prospects and customers, quoting, complete job & inspection management, stock control with order processing, service contracts, equipment registers & web portal to allow customers to self-serve. Coupled with a state-of-the-art mobile app on Android & iOS for field engineers, ServiceSight can help you reach your business goals.   


At Whittan, we work with companies large and small to expand capabilities with storage. 

We’re best known for our wide range of pallet racking, shelving and lockers which we manufacture locally here in Britain. The Whittan Group family of trusted brands include some of the most well-known names in storage: Link51, Apex, HiStore, Polypal UK, Polypal Europe, LinkLockers, Probe and LinBins.

Three bays of our Link51 standard pallet racking have been installed at the demonstration area to help exhibitors display their mechanical handling equipment. Made from high-quality steel and finished with graphite grey uprights and contrasting orange beams to aid pallet placement, our racking provides the ideal space for exhibitors to show off their products.