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    Red Ledge to exhibit latest Fast-Deployment Manufacturing Production System at PPMA 2015

    o Asset and warehouse management systems also on show

    o Red Ledge exhibiting on partner Fairfield Group Stand A21

    Software application and engineering company Red Ledge is to exhibit its latest, fast-deployment manufacturing production system on business partner Fairfield Group’s Stand A21 at the PPMA 2015 event. ‘Red Ledge Manufacturer’ is an innovative new manufacturing pro... [more]

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    Linde Fork Truck Rentals in pole position to support F1 teams

    Prestigious, high profile, international events require suppliers who can meet their demands with products and services of the highest quality and reliability. This is why it is no surprise that Linde is the ‘go to’ supplier for Formula 1’s material handling needs across the world.

    Supporting numerous F1 teams for several years now, Linde is working hand in hand with them to ensure the r... [more]

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    Confectionery firm unwraps the benefits of a Thorworld Platform and Ramp installation

    A multi-national confectionery manufacturing facility in Dublin has improved its on-site loading and unloading capabilities, after installing indoor and outdoor mobile ramp solutions designed and manufactured by Thorworld Industries.
    Following a change in logistics strategy, the site began storing all raw materials for manufacturing on-site. Given the consequent need for increased deliveries,... [more]

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    RUD BULKOS Screw Conveyor Systems for Bulk Materials Handling

    RUD Chains Ltd is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of round steel chains, producing top quality chain components and systems for a wide variety of markets and applications.

    RUD’s conveyor and drive systems offers a range of product solutions to the bulk materials industry, they design, fit and manufacture complete conveyor and drive systems, such as bucket elevators and chain conv... [more]

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Senior sales appointments complete new management team at world leading security sealing solutions company

Two further, senior new appointments have been announced by TydenBrooks Security Products Group, from their European Logistics and Manufacturing Centre in Worcester, England. Spencer Davis, Head of Sales (EMEA), and Luis Grilo, Director Global Cable Seal Sales, together bringing over 30 years experience within the security seal industry, are th...[more]

Hyster widens application focus


Organisational changes for forklift brand Hyster are set to enhance individual value for forklift users in all industry sectors. "The Hyster business is now structured to focus more on the user's application rather than the Hyster product groups," says Ian Melhuish, VP Product and Industry Solutions Group, Hyster. "This is an important change ...[more]

KNAPP’s mini AGVs bring swarm intelligence to agricultural parts warehouse


The Open Shuttle driverless vehicles supplied by KNAPP to agricultural products supplier, Grene, at the company’s automated warehouse in Denmark utilise swarm intelligence to optimise transport processes. An international group serving the industrial, wind power generation and agricultural sectors, Grene has operations in Denmark, Sweden, Norway...[more]

Latest lifts on show at RWM


Visitors to Europe’s premier exhibition for resource management professionals will have the opportunity for a close-up look at one of the latest products from the UK’s leading supplier of heavy-duty lifting solutions. Alongside examples of its acclaimed cable-free column lifts, TOTALKARE will be showcasing its galvanised 25T Washbay Fixed Post L...[more]

High five for Hastings Freight ploughing £100K into fork lift fleet


Hastings Freight, part of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has ploughed over £100,000 of investment into its fork lift truck fleet. The firm, based in Barlborough, South Yorkshire, has taken delivery of five Yale VX LPG Counterbalance trucks, supplied by Dewsbury-based dealer, Forkway. All feat...[more]

Study by AEB and DHBW examines benefits and success factors of supply chain collaboration


Opportunities for collaboration extend along the entire supply chain with all its different partners. But which supply chain partners are already engaging in this type of collaboration? What expectations do they bring to the table? And what are the critical factors driving the success of collaboration in global trade and logistics? These and other ...[more]

NOVUS student named 2015 Sustainable Visionary


Ronan Keane, a logistics and supply chain management student on the University of Huddersfield NOVUS scheme, has won ReFood’s Sustainable Visionaries student scholarship competition. The leading food waste recycler awarded Ronan the title following a rigorous six-month judging process. He takes home a £5,000 bursary to further progress his studies....[more]

Ryder upgrades trailer rental fleet with 350 new trailers


Ryder is refreshing its trailer rental fleet with 350 new trailers underlining its commitment to providing customers with access to one of the most modern and versatile trailer rental fleets in the UK. The company’s latest investment includes 200 EN12642XL rated pillarless curtainside trailers, 50 box trailers and 100 single compartment fridge t...[more]

Hörmann secures UKWA Environment Award


Hörmann (UK) Ltd has been presented with the UK Warehousing Association’s (UKWA) Environment Award at a prestigious ceremony at the Dorchester. The awards saw more than 400 UKWA members descend on the hotel, where they enjoyed a drinks reception and three-course meal, before being entertained by businessman and former director general of the CBI...[more]

Better understanding of Business Intelligence required


Access Group surveys show that there is still considerable misunderstanding among business managers about what Business Intelligence (BI) is. Only 16% of financial professionals say they are using BI today while 35% either don’t recognise the term or think it is a piece of technical jargon for the IT people to deal with. Yet BI can transform an ...[more]

Post election confidence sees supply chain vacancies jump 26% year-on-year

· In London and the South East, the number of supply chain vacancies grew by 30%, the North West 6% · The number of procurement vacancies grew by 6% across the UK and 5% in London and the South East The number of supply chain jobs advertised year-on-year in the UK in the second quarter of 2015 has increased by 26%, according t...[more]

Isuzu Truck celebrates success of its Advanced Apprenticeship Training Programme


It’s already been a year since Isuzu Truck launched its ambitious Advanced Apprenticeship Programme to support its dealer network in order to train young apprentices to become the master technicians of the future. With an industry that has a population of maturing, experienced technicians, ITUK has seized the initiative to ensure that its dealer...[more]

Fast Lad radio controlled helicopters fly off the shelves through NetDespatch


South Yorkshire-based Fast Lad is using NetDespatch to streamline its online order fulfilment processes by integrating the company’s online order data with its selected carrier – Royal Mail. According to Fast Lad, this has resulted in a dramatic reduction in administration work. Founded in 2006 by radio control helicopter enthusiasts Jamie Renwi...[more]

Aramex boosts profits in second quarter of 2015


· Net Profits increase 15% to AED 92.6 million · Revenues increase to AED 967 million · E-commerce remains significant driver of growth · CEO Hussein Hachem: “ We continue to invest in our future” Aramex (DFM: ARMX), one of the leading global logistics and transportation solutions providers, has announc...[more]

Parking tickets five times more likely in London, FTA survey finds


Lorry and van drivers are five times more likely to get a parking ticket in London than elsewhere in the country, according to a Freight Transport Association (FTA) online survey. The Association quizzed its members about penalty charge notices and examined data from 85 companies who were issued with a total of 16,043 tickets. Of these, more tha...[more]

RTITB reveals how to spot fraudulent forklift operator certificates


What should employers look for when hiring a forklift operator and checking that a Certificate of Basic Training is genuine? According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) forklift trucks are involved in about a quarter of all workplace transport accidents. To help reduce this, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)...[more]

GT Radial GSR225 Combi Road range expanded with new 19.5" tyres


Giti Tire has expanded its GT Radial GSR225 Combi Road multi-use steer axle range with three new 19.5" sizes, as well as upgrading the load index for its next generation 22.5" tyres. Available now for order throughout Europe, 245/70R19.5, 265/70R19.5 and 285/70R19.5 options have been launched specifically to target smaller commercial vehicles an...[more]

Buying surplus military equipment the right way


Declan Kelly, EU Inspection Manager at IronPlanet – the leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks – discusses the key considerations for buyers of surplus U.S. government equipment that has recently become available to the European market. The opportunity to purchase European-based surplus equipment from t...[more]

Doosan hosts the Doosan Global Business Forum 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland


Doosan (Chairman Yongmaan Park) held the Doosan Global Business Forum 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 17th. Among the attendees were Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister; Gene Sperling, former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council (NEC); Justin Yifu Lin, former Senior Vice President of the World Bank; Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, Secre...[more]

Pallet Truck growth set to continue after Annual Investment Allowance set at £200,000


The manufacturing industry welcomed expedient news earlier this month as the government unveiled its 2016 summer budget. Rather than drop the Annual Investment Allowance down to £25,000 as planned it will remain at £200,000 for the remainder of this parliament. Midland Pallet Trucks is helping businesses leverage opportunity to upgrade equipment in...[more]

Mercedes-Benz Actros is miller’s mpg ‘raising agent’


The first Mercedes-Benz Actros to wear the eye-catching livery of flour miller and distributor Whitworth Bros has certainly risen to the occasion, delivering outstanding fuel efficiency and winning a resounding ‘thumbs up’ from drivers. So impressed is the Wellingborough-based operator that it recently set a second, identical unit on the road, w...[more]

Yodel appoints Mark Horrobin to lead Peak Programme

Independent parcel carrier Yodel has appointed Mark Horrobin to the newly created role of Peak Programme Director. Mark has joined the company to strengthen and oversee the planning and execution of this year’s Christmas peak, when parcel volumes from Yodel’s retail clients increase dramatically, in line with online sales. A highly successful...[more]

FTA supports including further construction vehicles in HGV regulatory regime


The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said today that it wants volumetric concrete mixers incorporated into the same regulatory framework as HGVs, adding that all vehicles operating on public roads should be subject to the same regulations. FTA stated that it specifically supports the removal of the testing exemption for these types of veh...[more]

Micronclean achieves considerable savings with Truckstops vehicle routing and scheduling system

By re-optimising its delivery and collection operations with the latest version of the TRUCKSTOPS VRS (vehicle routing and scheduling system) from MAPMECHANICS, cleanroom laundry specialist Micronclean has been able to achieve savings of around £50,000 a year in its delivery network. Despite reviewing the delivery day or time for up to 1,000 cli...[more]

Sitrans pressure transmitter range enhanced to cover any measurement need


Siemens UK & Ireland has enhanced its range of high-precision pressure transmitters, with the addition of new products and upgrades to existing solutions, to encompass varied industrial measurement needs. By adding the newly developed Sitrans P310 and P410 to the basic and advanced segments and developing Sitrans P500 for the premium segment, Si...[more]

Gray & Adams insulated curtainsider is Shetland Transport’s ‘flexible friend’


So impressed was Shetland Transport with its first two Gray & Adams insulated and refrigerated curtainside semi-trailers that it is now running another three, and has four more on order. Like their predecessors, the latest additions to the 2015 Scottish European Haulier of the Year’s fleet of nearly 100 semi-trailers are on regular runs between ...[more]

Truck rental firm to create new jobs following move to larger premises in Northampton


Following the relocation of its Northampton operation to new larger premises in the Swan Valley Area, Ryder, one of the UK’s leading providers of commercial vehicle rental solutions is recruiting five new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) technicians to its expanding local team. “The increased volume of sales and enquiries for our rental trucks, trailer...[more]

Palletforce announced as double finalist in Lloyds Bank National Business Awards


Nationwide express distribution network Palletforce has been shortlisted for two awards in the prestigious 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. The company is a finalist in both the Market Gravity Innovation and Vonage Business Enabler of The Year awards – recognising its sector-leading distribution services which help keep the wheels of Brit...[more]

FTA says motorways investments will ease congestion hot spots


Plans to spend more than £1.5bn on motorway improvements will make journeys easier at traffic hot spots across the Midlands, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA). Highways England has announced investment in much-needed works on the M5, M6 and M1 that will see an extra 292 miles of carriageway in the form of smart motorways. This is wher...[more]

Technical report of the BEUMER Group: Sharing your accountability


With its Residential Service BEUMER ensures a high availability of the installations and systems of logistics service providers in the chemical industry. Within the framework of its wide reaching Customer Support business, BEUMER Group provides Residential Service. It enables logistics service providers to delegate the responsibility of availabi...[more]

Port delays cost freight industry £750,000 a day, says FTA


Port delays on both sides of the Channel are costing the UK logistics industry £750,000 a day according to figures just released by the Freight Transport Association (FTA). Problems in France with migrants, striking ferry workers and protesting farmers mean drivers are spending hours stuck in queues in Operation Stack on the M20 in Kent and on r...[more]

Mercedes-Benz gives Transport Minister a driver's eye view of the road


Transport Minister Andrew Jones gained an “immensely valuable” insight into some of the challenges facing today’s truck drivers, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz. The Minister piloted three very different examples from the manufacturer’s Euro VI range around a test track at the HORIBA MIRA proving ground in Warwickshire. His first experience of driv...[more]

Davies Turner names new senior management

The Davies Turner Group, the UK's leading independent freight forwarder, international freight and logistics company, has made four important senior management appointments within its two main trading subsidiaries. Alan Williams, previously Director at Dartford, has become national Sales and Marketing Director for Davies Turner & Co, responsible...[more]

Don’t neglect palletising when automating lines, by Chris Sumner, Managing Director FANUC UK and Vice President of FEC*


There are many different reasons for adopting robotic palletisation – usually the very last process on a packing line. It may be that you want to increase the speed of your operation, or improve the quality of the finished product. Other drivers might include overhead reduction or manual handling considerations, while in some cases staff turn aroun...[more]

Jim Blaber Joins Buffaload Logistics to oversee new operation in Scotland


Buffaload Logistics, the leading UK double-deck operator and trailer rental supplier in the temperature controlled transport industry has appointed Jim Blaber as Development and Operations Manager Scotland, with responsibility for the company’s new distribution hub in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland. Jim not only brings a wealth of transport ...[more]

Hackling’s narrow option


Based in the Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water, John Hackling (Transport) Ltd has provided a range of road haulage, warehousing and fulfillment facilities since 1968. A founder member of Palletline and the ADR Hazchem Network, the company offers nationwide trunking, European distribution and fully integrated transport logistics services...[more]

CeMAT RUSSIA: a wealth of opportunities for the intralogistics industry


At the upcoming CeMAT RUSSIA intralogistics show, which runs in Moscow from 22 to 25 September, more than 170 exhibitors will showcase their products and solutions for the interconnected, efficient control and management of logistics processes. “Admittedly, that’s about 30 fewer companies than last year, but it’s still a very pleasing achievement, ...[more]

Jungheinrich step up efficiency with new ride-on order pickers


Jungheinrich has announced the launch of two new additions to its range of ride-on order picking trucks. The new models- the ECE 225 HP and the ECE 225 HP-LJ - have a capacity of 2,500 kg and have been designed with frequent order picking at the second racking level in mind. The new trucks offer improved energy efficiency with tests highlight...[more]

Mentor FLT Training sponsor FLTA Awards


A trusted ally of the FLTA backs the industry’s biggest Awards Mentor FLT Training has confirmed that it will be a full Award Sponsor for the Fork Lift Truck Association Awards for Excellence 2016. Mentor is the UK’s first choice for operator, instructor and safety management training across all types of workplace transport and materials handl...[more]

A modernisation programme that lifted River Tyne's most historic crane to new heights


Exemplifying the results that can be achieved through a crane modernisation programme is Konecranes’ extensive refurbishment of the river Tyne's most historic Hammerhead heavy lifting crane, which worked on such exceptional maritime vessels as Ark Royal and HMS Illustrious in the golden era of the North East shipyards. Operated by Shepherd Offsh...[more]

TIACA promotes e-freight on new website


TIACA has launched a new website with added benefits for members including an industry scorecard to help with the drive towards e-freight. The new site includes a range of features such as improved networking opportunities, while the industry scorecard highlights some of the key benefits and challenges for various e-commerce initiatives. “TIA...[more]

NetDespatch helps APC Overnight bring Pelican Healthcare on-board


Cardiff-based Pelican Healthcare has implemented an integrated web-based solution from NetDespatch that seamlessly connects the company’s Sage order management system with their local APC Overnight Depot - Western Couriers. Pelican Healthcare delivers a large quantity of daily shipments of medical devices to the NHS, doctors’ surgeries and chemi...[more]

Heron Foods maintain a bird’s eye view for guaranteed compliance


Heron Foods, the independent grocery retailer whose 240 stores are located throughout the North of England and the Midlands, have renewed their contract with Verilocation Tracking Solutions which, says the company, will give them a further 3 years of all-encompassing telematics control for their 70-strong vehicle fleet. Head of Logistics, Karl D...[more]

ReFood officially unveils its 2015 Sustainable Visionary

The UK’s leading food waste recycler, ReFood, has announced the winner of its Sustainable Visionaries student scholarship competition. Following a rigorous six-month judging process, Ronan Keane, a logistics and supply chain management student from Huddersfield University, was awarded the title and takes home a £5,000 bursary to further progress hi...[more]

Cat Plant powers upgrades with new machines from Finlay Plant Northern


South Yorkshire based Cat Plant is boosting productivity after taking delivery of two new Terex Finlay machines. Supplied by Finlay Plant Northern, the Barnsley-based company has purchased a new Terex Finlay 693+ Supertrak and a Terex Finlay 694+ Supertrak. Cat Plant saw the 693+ put through its paces at Hillhead before buying the machine. ...[more]

Unrivalled Choice with the Newly Extended Moduflex Valve System


Parker, the global leader in motion and control technologies, offers unrivalled choice with the newly extended Moduflex Valve System, a range of valves designed to conform to any application requirements. Available configured from basic components or as a pre-assembled and tested valve island, no other system can be adapted so simply once specif...[more]

Red Ledge to exhibit latest Fast-Deployment Manufacturing Production System at PPMA 2015


o Asset and warehouse management systems also on show o Red Ledge exhibiting on partner Fairfield Group Stand A21 Software application and engineering company Red Ledge is to exhibit its latest, fast-deployment manufacturing production system on business partner Fairfield Group’s Stand A21 at the PPMA 2015 event. ‘Red Ledge Manufacturer’ ...[more]

FachPack 2015 Preview, Mosca, Hall 4A, Stand 509


At this year’s FachPack (FachPack 2015. Nuremberg, Germany), strapping specialist Mosca will demonstrate a selection of versatile, high-performance entry-level machines. Highlights include the Evolution MP-6 in three versions – table, belt and roller – and the fully-automated LCU pallet packing press. In addition, the company will show its range ...[more]

Bibby Distribution continues to grow without costing the earth

Bibby Distribution has seen business continue to grow by almost 10 per cent, without compromising on its carbon-cutting credentials. The last year has seen Bibby Distribution increase its overall mileage by 9.4 per cent, while total carbon emissions from the entire business increased only by 9.1 per cent. Overall, fleet CO2 emissions per kilomet...[more]

Transport firm Delsol in line to deliver huge turnover boost following depot investment


Fast-growing Cheshire and North Wales transport firm Delivery Solutions (Delsol) has invested £¼m on building a new warehouse to extend its Deeside depot. The firm, a pallet and parcel specialist operating same day, overnight and international delivery and collection services, has invested in expanding its Sandycroft base to help meet rising dem...[more]

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