This report examines the global automated material handling industry. For the purposes of this report, the industry is broken down into seven categories: automated guided vehicles, automated storage & retrieval systems, conveyor systems, palletization, pick systems, sortation systems, and software and services. Key industries that benefit from automated material handling systems include: 3PL, Automotive, Bulk Mining, Food & Beverage, Hospitals, Intermodal, Mail Order/eCommerce, Medical/Pharmaceutical, Parcel/Postal, Publishing/Printing, and Wholesale/Retail. Market size and growth is provided for the market in total, by region and by system type. The report also provides detailed information on various automated material handling technologies including detailed description, manufacturer, product name, features and benefits, and end use applications. Key trends that will impact the industry are identified and discussed. The report profiles over 20 leading suppliers of automated material handling equipment and systems and system integrators. Globally, AMH sales exceeded $15.5 billion in 2011, up about 18% over 2010 figures. The European market dominates AMH sales, counting for 42% of global sales, followed by the United States, which holds a 21% market share. Japan is in third place, accounting for 13% of global AMH sales. The report contains over 50 detailed tables and charts summarizing key information such as sales, key players, market share and growth. In addition, there are multiple figures and diagrams of product designs, new technologies, material flow, etc.