Celebrating ten years on the internet, the materials handling industry website, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Originally launched in 2000 when the internet was still developing its potential, has grown to be an essential online resource for the materials handling industry.

Michael Leu, founder of and executive director, established the web portal as a means of connecting industry members. He quickly realised that the industry was also hungry for news.'s weekly news service aims to get industry news to those in the MH sector promptly and accurately, to spread the word about workplace health and safety and to keep the industry up to date with technological advances, efficient workplace practices and current environmental regulations.

The marketplace and business directory can be used to source the best equipment deals and the online forum allows people who design and fix forklifts to share their technical expertise and knowledge with others.

Free, relevant and informative news is's most successful resource. Viewed by 50,000 readers around the world every week and an estimated 190,000 at least once a month,'s news is seen as a vital tool in the management, manufacturing and dealer sectors of the industry. If it is news then the MH community is talking about it. offers the MH industry: news, reports, business profiles, specification tools, discussion forum, a jobs section, an events calendar and a forklift marketplace - all under one banner.

Every month more than 285,000 visitors go to the web portal. 

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