MHI is launching a new Industry Group, the Advanced Energy Council (AEC), focused on advanced energy solutions including lithium-ion batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, and other technologies and accessories. AEC is opening membership enrollment for charter members now through December 31, 2022.

The group’s mission is to uplift and promote the safe use and adoption of advanced energy technologies in motive material handling applications by advancing sustainable motive material handling energy solutions.

AEC will provide value to its members by promoting innovative energy solutions as the collective voice of its members and aims to be a trusted center for excellence and expertise through the creation of standardization and education for practitioners.
AEC membership will consist of companies from the following categories:
  • Battery manufacturers
  • Charger/accessory manufacturers
  • Equipment OEM’s (AMRs/AGVs., forklifts, drones, carts, aerial equipment, other),
  • Battery suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Service companies
  • Academia
Current AEC membership applicants include: Conductix-Wampfler, Crown Battery Manufacturing Company, East Penn Manufacturing Co, Enatel, Enersys, Ethium by EControls, Hyster-Yale Group, OneCharge Inc, The Raymond Corporation, and Wiferion North America Inc.
Charter members will have the AEC Industry Group initiation fee waived, so join the growing number of AEC membership applicants today. Interested applicants should contact Christian Dow at and Kia Schmit at
About MHI
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI’s over 900 members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, the members’ customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX expos to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals. The Warehouse Education Research Council (WERC) is a division of MHI and provides education and research to the warehouse, distribution and logistics community.