AMHSA provides a wide range of training and workshop sessions covering a range of topics including:

  • Technical training (e.g. Carbon Footprint Workshop, Training Workshop, Fire Protection Workshop)
  • Legal e.g., MF/1 training
  • Sales e.g. Exhibition staff training, Twitter for Business Training

AMHSA’s training sessions are generally open to both members and non-members with reduced rates for AMHSA members. Some of our training courses carry CPD accreditation and will earn training credits / hours. Please check each individual course on our website as they are published.

AMHSA events are generally booked online through the AMHSA Event Booking site.

Please note that events are subject to change at short notice. We reserve the right to refuse admission to applicants where there may be conflicts of interest between hosts and delegate member companies. No correspondence will be entered into in relation to these decisions.

Upcoming Events

SITE VISIT PATTERSON & ROTHWELL – Wednesday 1st May 2024

What is Plastic Injection Moulding?

Just like many warehouses and distribution and fulfilment centres many production and manufacturing businesses share a hesitancy to demonstrate their commercially sensitive working procedures.

On the 1st May one of AMHSA’s newest members will be throwing open their doors and inviting members to visit their facility in Oldham to see, first-hand, how plastic injection moulding continues to shape the way that goods are stored, conveyed and delivered to picks stations, storage places and customers, using automated and manual material handling systems, all over the world.

Established in 1982, Patterson & Rothwell provide product design, tool design, tool making and production in the plastic injection moulding and injection toolmaking industry across multiple sectors including windows, roofing, electrical, automation and many more besides adhering to the highest standards, including ISO 9001, IATF 16949, and BRC IOP Food Packaging Standards.

Come and hear the Patterson and Rothwell team explain how the pivotal role of precision, accuracy, and unparalleled service quality in injection moulding aids the storage and logistics world with robust re-useable and recyclable storage unit load containers. With a wealth of manufacturing experience they proficiently work with various polymer materials, ranging from virgin and recycled polypropylene, HDPE, to high-end engineering polymers, including PA, PBT, POM, PC & ABS to name a few.

The team will explain how they deliver there core business disciplines – product design, tool design, tool making and their production techniques before a tour of the facility to see how small simple plastic pellets are transformed into an array of items serving the electrical, horticultural, building, food and beverage and wider market places.

AMHSA Members with a thirst for knowledge and a well rounded appreciation of the wider automated supply chain should attend this event – especially Design Engineers, Sales Engineers / Executives, Technical Specialists and Maintenance Engineers / Technicians. But also anybody seeking suppliers, especially, as if predicted, the UK becomes Europe’s largest automation warehousing opportunity, within the UK in the next few years.

AMHSA and the hosts reserve the right to refuse entry to site anybody where a conflict of interest or where a commercial sensitivity may exist. All visitors to the event and those participating in the tour of the production facility may be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement before entering the site. No correspondence will be entered into with either the hosts, presenters or organisers in relation to decisions made in relation to access. All participants must satisfy the requirements before entering the production facility site.

Visitors are encouraged to wear their own PPE (comprising High visibility vest / jacket and Safety Boots) when touring the facility.

This event will be limited to a maximum number of 16 visitors. If you would like to attend then please ensure that you book early to avoid disappointment.

A buffet style lunch will be provided at this event. Please be sure to indicate any dietary requirements accordingly when booking your place. Use the link below to register.

AMHSA Site Visit – Patterson & Rothwell Tickets, Wed 1 May 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

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Previous Events

AMHSA AGM & MEMBERS MEETING – Wednesday 17th April 2024

In accordance with our Articles of Association all members were invited to attend the AMHSA AGM and Members’ Meeting being held at the Harborough Innovation Centre on Wednesday 17th April from 09:30 hours.

Over 20 members attended the meeting and received updates relating to the direction of our association and the changing landscapes from around our industry.


AMHSA MEMBERS SOCIAL EVENT – Tuesday 16th April 2024

The AMHSA AGM & Members’ Meeting Social Event was held recently at The Waterfront Restaurant, Union Wharf, Market Harborough, where members enjoyed networking opportunities and a round of golf on the putting green. A quiz was held which saw attendees taking their best shot in the dark to answer the most spurious questions on a wide variety of topics. Members caught up with faces old and new over pre-dinner drinks and dinner.

The evening proved the usual success and many new comers to the organisation were able to familiarise themselves prior to the AGM and Members’ Meeting the following morning.

13th March 2024  – Model Form of Contract MF/1 Training Day

AMHSA were delighted to once again be able to offer a Legal Training – Model Form of Contract MF/1 event with a full update in relation to Revision 7 on Wednesday 13th March 2024.

Tony Ventrella, Principal Adviser at Ventrella Associates, who has an LL.B (Hons) in Law and MA in Business Law was on hand to guide delegates through the principals and practices of contract design applicable to contracts relevant to the Automated Material Handling Systems sector. Particular emphasis was placed on how the model contract is used for the logistics automation industry.

Tony is a key member of the MF/1 Model Contract Drafting Committee and is an expert in both the legal and practical application of this contract in our industry. He is also able to support the application of the MF/1 contracts internationally.

The training course was delivered to a very senior level of delegates from around the AMHSA member companies and suitably tailored to all those responsible for the negotiation and execution of commercial supply and installation contracts in the materials handling industry.

The course was delivered to a small group allowing focus and concentration for each individual and their training expectations. The training provided excellent learning for for both Commercial teams and also provided superb overviews of MF/1 for Sales, Projects and Engineering teams involved in commercial discussions with customers and suppliers.

Tony shared his commercial and legal expertise in relation to automated handling projects using MF/1 and other forms of contract demonstrating his knowledge and being able to quote statue, case and legal studies. The course introduced updated considerations of some typical amendments commonly made by customers.

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