ALEM brings together manufacturers and suppliers to the UK market of lifting, loading and elevating equipment, together with the related services. There are many benefits of joining an industry association, some being more important to each company.
Information - on current and proposed legislation, standards, industry issues, etc.
Discussion - a forum for meeting to discuss, or exchange views by email, any and every issue that impacts your business without infringing competition law.
Presentations - on any issue of interest can be given at meetings by government representatives, HSE, consultants, etc.
Networking - an opportunity to meet regularly, formally and informally, with industry colleagues and competitors to exchange views, etc.
Representation - a means of discussing and agreeing a common industry position on any issue and submitting it to the appropriate UK or European authority - united we stand!
Market data - a simple quarterly data exchange, both voluntary and completely confidential, allows participating members to assess their share of the total market for various products.
Assistance - a means for members to seek the views of other members, in confidence, by going through the Secretary.
Participation - through membership of the British Materials Handling Federation (BMHF), an opportunity to work with other industry associations and organisations towards achieving a common goal. These include AMHSA, BITA, CEA, IPAF and SEMA, covering automated handling systems, fork lift trucks, construction equipment, mobile elevating work platforms and storage & racking.
Europe and beyond - members can participate in meetings and discussion with industry colleagues through the European Materials Handling Federation (FEM), in which ALEM represents the UK input on elevating and loading products.