EPTDA will launch two mega intelligence reports at its Annual Convention in September – the industry’s first-ever and one-of-a-kind Power Transmission Monthly Index (PTMI, in association with Redburn) and Production Line Intelligence on Material Handling (supported by t2i associates).

“EPTDA Leadership committed to Content Development as one of the key pillars of its 3-Year Strategic Roadmap. Signaling our commitment to be the knowledge-hub of the PTMC Industry, we are very excited to launch two powerful Data & Intelligence initiatives at our Annual Convention in September. Power Transmission Monthly Index (PTMI) and Production Line Intelligence on Material Handling (PLI) are created under the strategic leadership of EPTDA Know Your Market Committee. These intelligence reports aim to empower our members with fact-based, real-time, real-life research on our industry’s progress and market pulse. They are designed to help create additional business opportunities in the supply chain and support our members with making quick, rationale and well-calculated decisions for a long-term impact,” announced Hans Hanegreefs, EPTDA’s Executive Vice President.


EPTDA is introducing Power Transmission Monthly Index (PTMI)in collaboration with Redburn and e-t2i associatesPTMI will be available, monthly, exclusively for those EPTDA members who participated in providing data for PTMI. It provides the following crucial information to the Distribution Community:

  • Up-to-date ‘real-time’ information on the status of the Industry
  • Unique – no one else has, or can get, this information
  • Enables competitor benchmarking – answering the question “How is my business doing against the competition?”
  • Valuable for short-term planning
  • Check & balance between:
    • Order Intake
    • Revenue
    • Stock levels
  • Useful for longer-term performance assessment
  • Can be compared to other indices and economic forecasts – for ‘sanity checking’

The September debut report will include a thorough analysis of data provided by EPTDA members on their:

  • Annual Data (per year)
  • Annual Sales (€ million)
  • Monthly Data (per month)
    • Input Required [“like for like” – i.e. without FX, Acquisition, Divestment]
    • PT ‘Year on Year – Order Value Change’
    • PT ‘Year on Year – Sales Value Change’
    • PT ‘Year on Year’ – Inventory Value Change’

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PLI provides distribution management and their sales forces with market and production line intelligence on the material handling industry, primarily in warehousing and fulfilment centers. This document explores trends, identifies products used in moving products from point to point, clarifies key challenges and considers the opportunities and how they can be capitalized.

PLI contents are features into three parts:

1. Industry Overview

This first section provides an introduction and overview to the material handling industry and gives key background information, market intelligence and major players within the industry. It has been organized as follows:

a. Definition, segments within the industry and market share

b. Market size and coverage

c. European sales data and evolution

d. Current and future market trends

e. Overview of challenges

f. Key demographics

g. Key producers in the materials handling industry

h. Major machine builders

2. Production Line Intelligence

This section illustrates several examples of material handling processes so as to provide an understanding of what is involved and where the opportunities lie. Key customer challenges, major product groups, typical maintenance and improvement projects are identified throughout the line, as well as highlighting potential areas of commercial opportunity for the distributor.

3. Use of PLI

The opportunities within the material handling sector, both for MRO and OEM distribution are significant – an estimated ‘scale of opportunity value’ (SOV) of €750 million has been estimated as available for distribution in the aftermarket. The final section proposed how the document provides open-ended questions that can be asked to prospective customers in order to reinforce the knowledge gained in parts one and two and to maximise the available opportunities.

Previous Editions of PLI Reports

· Material Handling (to be published at September Annual Convention)

· Automotive

· Confectionery

· Soft Drinks

All intelligence reports published by EPTDA are strictly confidential and available to its members only on www.eptda.org.

About the EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association

EPTDA is the leading executive association for industrial distribution distributors and manufacturers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa, setting the highest commercial, environmental, social and ethical standards. Its mission is to advance distribution and strengthen members to be successful, profitable and competitive in a changing market environment. EPTDA vision is to be the leading community in the EMEA region for industrial distribution, as recognized by customers. EPTDA currently has a membership of more than 250 leading companies across 35 countries worldwide, working with some 313,000 employees and representing over €24 billion in annual revenues.

About Redburn


Redburn, Europe’s largest independent equities broker, provides institutional investors with equity research and agency execution in Pan-European equity markets.

Redburn’s business consists of Research, Sales, Sales Trading and Agency Execution. Redburn Access also links investors to Redburn’s network of industry executives and independent experts. Redburn has no market-making, proprietary trading or corporate finance facilities. It is therefore able to write research and execute clients’ business on an independent basis.

Redburn is built upon a commitment to intellectual freedom, commercial research, best execution and premium client service. Its independence offers a compelling alternative to the integrated investment banking model. This independence has been a significant factor in the growth of Redburn’s client base, which includes the leading institutional investors.

About t2i


t2i associates work on the relationship between intended strategy and its operational impact. This means we work alongside leaders of businesses and organizations across the EMEA Region, as they develop and implement change. The change processes we facilitate are based on high quality evidence, are focused on results and are achieved through the engagement of the people. t2i associates approach ensures that the intended strategy has the best possible chance of delivering positive bottom line results, is fully integrated into the life of the organization and has the maximum understanding of everyone involved. ‘Energizing organizations = facing Transition x leading Transformation x embedding Integration’.

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