Market pressures drive new thinking at belt makers

London – With the business outlook remaining tough for suppliers of material handling equipment, the major players are looking to cut costs and/or develop technologies that add value to their offerings in mining, energy and other industrial markets.

Setting the scene, a 14 Jan trading update from London-based Fenner plc reported an increasingly challenging environment for its Engineered Conveyor Solutions (ECS) division, which includes the Fenner Dunlop and related product brands.


In response, Fenner is to rein in…

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