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    An early adopter of the market’s first affordable voice system for small and medium warehouse operators

    Henry Colbeck, founded in 1893 and the oldest independent supplier to the UK fish and chip market, has chosen ‘Renovotec Voice Manager’ to fully automate its 12,000 units-per-day, previously all-paper picking process across the company’s warehouse operations, which total 70,000 square feet and are serviced by 27 Colbeck wagons as well as 3PL carriers. The company provides a twice-weekly delivery s... [more]

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    Buy online anytime

    Toyota Material Handling UK has extended its online product range of BT hand pallet trucks and launched a new look website.

    The E-commerce site from Toyota, btpallettruck.co.uk has been redesigned to support a more contemporary look, resulting in a more user friendly website that’s compatible with both mobiles and tablets. Product choice on the site has been improved to include additional... [more]

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    Ultimate safety working at heights with RUD Fall Protection Anchorage Points

    RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering more than 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points for bolting covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne, RUD have a wide product range to suit a variety of project requirements.

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Microlise teams up with fleet operators to achieve full FORS Accreditation


Microlise, the telematics platform provider, is providing support to fleet operators in attaining and maintaining Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditation with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). As well as providing support with the use of Telematics, Microlise offers a number other products that help meet the requirements to achieve all...[more]

Ken McCann and Blake Burns named SVP Sales and VP Customer Success for provider of SaaS Fleet Performance Solutions

GreenRoad Technologies, provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) driver behavior and fleet performance solutions, is substantially expanding its activity in the North American fleet market. To spearhead sales and customer success, GreenRoad has appointed senior telematics industry executives Ken McCann and Blake Burns both of whom will be based ...[more]

Kale Logistics helps leading European Carriers attain 100% EDI, a first for any carrier in India

With Kale’s fast growing community platform solutions- UPLIFT (Cargo Community System) and GMAX (Airport Cargo Community System), two of the leading European carriers have attained 100% EDI for air waybills in May 2015, for their flights from the Mumbai International Airport. Kale Logistics Solutions-a leading global IT provider to the Logisti...[more]

FTA Ireland trying to make silk purse out of Eircode sow’s ear


FTA Ireland is looking to support SME’s in trying to make the imminent introduction of Eircode work in some way for them. As the Department of Communications seems set to roll out Eircode next month - without taking industry views on board, FTA Ireland has called for support from the IT and Geo communities to help Irish businesses ‘decode Eircod...[more]

Fuel consumption, only trust your own figures says Fuel Card Services


Van users have been warned to treat all fuel consumption figures with caution, unless they derive from their own experience. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager for Fuel Card Services, said, “A recent Which? report showed only 13 of 200 tested vehicles living up to manufacturers’ official mpg figures. Surprisingly, this is hardly news, with vario...[more]

FTA Van Excellence Driver of the Year 2015 now open to enter


Entries are now being invited to take part in the 2015 FTA Van Excellence Driver of the Year competition sponsored by Leaseplan which is to be held on Thursday 16 July at Mercedes -Benz, Wentworth Park, Barnsley. The FTA Van Excellence Driver of the Year is open to Van Excellence accredited operators, who are invited to nominate their best drive...[more]

COMAG Forward continues its long-standing relationship with strapping specialist Mosca Direct


Post print services supplier COMAG Forward is continuing its long-standing relationship with strapping specialist Mosca Direct with the installation of four Mosca ROMFUSION automatic strapping machines at its distribution hub in Coventry. The latest additions bring to 12 the number of Mosca models at the company. The new ROMFUSION machines are ...[more]

Palletways flushes out competition with Better Bathrooms contract


Staff at Palletways are bathing in success after securing a contract extension with Better Bathrooms, the UK’s largest independent bathroom and tile retailer. Palletways, the UK’s largest palletised freight network, has been announced as the main haulier for the retailer and expects to move around 100,000 pallets per year for the firm. The logis...[more]

Fronius battery charging systems impress with the highest product quality beyond the norm


From the vehicle workshop to the high bay warehouse: battery charging systems for traction and starter batteries must reliably see to their tasks day in, day out - even under the toughest conditions. Production errors and quality defects are not only annoying for customers, but can also be expensive and cause a permanent loss of confidence in a pro...[more]

TGW delivers floating fashion for CASAMODA


Automated logistics solutions provider TGW has completed an installation for global fashion and lifestyle company CASAMODA Heinrich Katt GmbH & Co. KG. In order for the retailer to continue meeting its high customer service levels, TGW implemented a highly automated logistics solution at CASAMODA’s German distribution centre in Oldenburg. The...[more]

Hörmann bids to raise awareness of dementia


Fundraisers at garage and industrial door manufacturer Hörmann have been out in force, generating valuable funds for the company’s 2015 charity partner Alzheimer’s Society. 17 brave staff members recently took part in the gruelling Farmageddon Run in Melton Mowbray, covering a distance of either 5k or 10k, while overcoming obstacles such as hay ...[more]

Impact Handling provides Border Aggregates with tailored Cat® Lift Truck solution


Wholesale and bulk specialist aggregate supplier Border Aggregates is benefiting from a brand new fleet of materials handling equipment after signing a bespoke agreement with Cat® Lift Trucks distributor Impact Handling. Impact Handling conducted surveys at each of Border Aggregates’ five sites in the North of England and Scotland before proposi...[more]

Leathmans Foods feed growth & customer satisfaction with warehouse management from Access Group

Specialist food firm Leathams Foods has invested in Access Group’s warehouse management solution (WMS), Access Delta. The organisation is currently growing and with an aggressive strategy for the future the business is looking to enhance management and visibility over core processes such as stock rotation, control and traceability. The business ...[more]

Buy online anytime


Toyota Material Handling UK has extended its online product range of BT hand pallet trucks and launched a new look website. The E-commerce site from Toyota, btpallettruck.co.uk has been redesigned to support a more contemporary look, resulting in a more user friendly website that’s compatible with both mobiles and tablets. Product choice on the ...[more]

FTA warns UK supply chain in danger of collapsing


As the Calais migrant problem continues to worsen the Freight Transport Association has warned that the UK supply chain is in danger of collapsing. The migrant population has risen to around 3,000, as those fleeing North Africa and Middle East make their way to Calais in the hope of crossing the Channel to Britain. The situation has led to bo...[more]

Geodis Barbour joins the Fortec Distribution Network

Geodis Barbour, an established transport company with a heritage spanning more than 90 years, is extending its offering by joining the Fortec Distribution Network as it enters into an exciting new era in its history. Perhaps best known as a whisky distribution specialist, Geodis Barbour is part of the wider Geodis group and will now be responsib...[more]

Fleet sustainability guidance in free online flip-book


Fleet managers facing increasing pressure on their environmental programmes will welcome the new online flip-book from The Green Journey. The free download, the first in a series, offers clear guidance on setting and meeting strategic sustainability goals. It also outlines essential practical steps on exhaust emissions, journey efficiency and fuel ...[more]

Hiab to launch the new Z-series crane the 'Swiss army knife' of cranes


Hiab, part of Cargotec, is delighted to announce the launch of the HIAB Z-HiPro 191 and HIAB Z-PRO 171. Part of the new HIAB Z-series, the cranes feature the ability to be folded into a Z position and parked behind the drivers cab with the tools still attached. This unique attribute makes them the only models available on the market to be fully opt...[more]

BITA announces two new Board appointments


BITA has made two new key appointments to the BITA Board, Stan Harris of Linde Material Handling, and Jan Lorenz of Jungheinrich. Harris, Managing Director of Linde East and Scotland has been with Linde for approaching a decade. He brings a wealth of experience to his new role, which involves Board responsibility for the BITA Academy through whi...[more]

PALFINGER signs Malaysian dealership


Asia Group Sdn Bhd, a Singapore based crane rental company with operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Myanmar will be the new distributor for Malaysia. The new dealership agreement enables both PALFINGER as well as Asia Group Sdn Bhd to expand their product and service outreach in the Malaysian market. Asia Group Sdn Bhd, was estab...[more]

Linde Materials Handling is the driving force behind the Bloodhound Project


Linde Materials Handling has delivered specialist forklift truck training to members of the Bloodhound team ahead of their attempt to beat the World Land Speed Record this year in South Africa. Developed over the last six and half years, the 13.5 metre long, three metre tall, supersonic Bloodhound car is powered by a Eurofighter Typhoon jet engine ...[more]

Jungheinrich unveils new high-energy efficiency ‘indoor, outdoor’ reach truck


Jungheinrich has announced the launch of its new C series reach trucks. The ETV C16 and ETV C20 models can transport loads of up to two tonnes and are equally suited to indoor and outdoor operations. Super-elastic tyres and high ground clearance give these trucks the edge when it comes to transporting goods reliably and safely – whether on a smo...[more]

Get things moving with skates from Pallet Trucks UK


In warehouse and construction environments operational efficiency has a direct relationship with profitability. Pallet Trucks UK is committed to helping British businesses boost their bottom lines with a premium quality range of moving skates which help transport heavy equipment or machinery from A to B. Also known as machinery skates, transport...[more]

Acumen Automotive Logistics invests in its enclosed vehicle fleet


Following its acquisition of specialist enclosed delivery operator ‘Enable’, Acumen Automotive Logistics has invested in four new Rolfo Auriga Deluxe enclosed semi-trailers in line with its decision to completely replace the existing Enclosed fleet. The UK-based finished vehicle transporter has chosen the Rolfo Auriga Deluxe semi-trailers for th...[more]

Interroll manufacture and market Portec belt curves in Europe


With the acquisition of Portec the leading US manufacturer of belt curves - back in 2013, Interroll will now begin to manufacture and market this reliable and robust solution in Europe. With over 80,000 high-performance belt curves already installed throughout Europe, the Interroll Portec belt curve is designed to offer high performance and tr...[more]

Logistics firm McGregor Logistics joins European giant


Logistics firm McGregor Logistics has announced that it is to expand its operations after joining Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing palletised freight network. McGregor Logistics, founded in 2003 in Doncaster with a depot in Grays, specialises in general haulage including logistics of fresh produce and the delivery of turf to icon...[more]

Updated European Road Transport Guide now available from FTA


The Freight Transport Association has published the 20th annual edition of its ever popular European Road Transport Guide, providing information and advice for UK-based road transport operators moving goods to Europe and beyond. The 450-page guide has new sections on Incoterms and Safe Loading, and the main updates include: Driving b...[more]

DPDgroup drivers take top three positions in Mercedes-Benz FleetBoard UK league table

Three DPDgroup linehaul drivers have proved they are the best in the UK by topping the Mercedes-Benz FleetBoard Drivers' League, a Europe-wide competition that analyses driving performance. Three drivers; Kevin Murray (Carlisle), Simon Pountain (Croydon) and David Tuckett (Exeter) have been ranked as the top three drivers from all the fleets in ...[more]

New partnership for mobile transactions in rugged environments


Manufacturing and distribution businesses looking for instantaneous fast transactions from the shop floor now have a wider choice of mobile solutions after K3 Syspro announced a unique partnership with software automation expert AfriSoft. The partnership has made K3 Syspro a key reseller of TransLution mobile software for the UK and Europe, addi...[more]

Geotab Recognized for its Fleet Tracking Solution Excellence by Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

Geotab, an industry leading telematics engineering company, today announced that the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 has recognized Geotab for its industry leading end-to-end fleet tracking solution. Geotab’s GO7 telematics device and MyGeotab fleet management software was implemented with 800 commercial vehicles by Red Hawk Fire & Securit...[more]

GPSTrackIt introduces roadside assistance for fleet management clients

GPSTrackIt.com extends their Fleet Manager system by offering their fleet management customers emergency roadside assistance. The program includes a variety of services to help get vehicles back on their routes faster. Temecula, CA May 22nd, 2015 ­ – GPSTrackIt.com now provides its customers with a comprehensive roadside assistance program. The ...[more]

Hoist safety revolutionised by MotoSuiveur® device


A multitude of previous hoist safety concerns have now been solved by the revolutionary MotoSuiveur® - a mechanically failsafe hoist safety device created by Siguren and distributed in the UK exclusively by SCX Special Projects. According to SCX Special Projects’ Nuclear Sales Manager Dave Little, “The MotoSuiveur® is the best thing that’s happe...[more]

Promotions strengthen board at Reed Boardall


Yorkshire-based temperature controlled storage and distribution business Reed Boardall is strengthening its board with the appointment of Sarah Roberts as finance director and Marcus Boardall as deputy chief executive having moved from his former role of finance director. Sa...[more]

Pioneering the application of motorsport technology to HGV drag reduction


The WR AeroKit is a cutting-edge and innovative application of British motorsport technology that delivers truly outstanding performance and results in terms of HGV drag reduction and lower carbon emissions. Better-known for its motorsport heritage and recent work with Honda Performance Development Inc (HPD) – currently starting their Indianapol...[more]

Innovation is the focus at London’s biggest packaging show


International buyers and leading decision makers will be flocking to Packaging Innovations London 2015 to see the most innovative and original suppliers within the packaging industry. The exclusive two day event for branded and inspirational packaging takes place on 16 & 17 September, at Olympia London. Over 150 companies have already signed up ...[more]

RJ Edwards consolidates position with Empirica


RJ Edwards operates 35 articulated vehicles and 50 trailers.The 125,000 sq ft warehouse at RJ Edwards holds up to 10,000 pallets in mixed wide-aisle and drive-in storage. RJ Edwards Transport Ltd has recently implemented the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess Logistics Technology to enhance key functions including reporting, invento...[more]

Countrywide turns to Ryder to optimize fleet


Ryder has optimized the direct delivery fleet of Countrywide Farmers by boosting payload capacity with the addition of nine DAF LFs and Iveco Dailies to its fleet on contract hire. Two DAF LF 12 tonners have replaced 7.5 tonners, and six Iveco Daily 7 tonners and one Iveco 7.5 tonner have replaced a mixture of 3.5 and 7.5 tonners. The increases ...[more]

PALFINGER presents new SOLID - Range PK 17.001 SLD 1 / PK 17.001 SLD 3 / PK 19.001 SLD 5


With the product launch of the new „SOLID“ models PK 17.001 SLD 1, PK 17.001 SLD 3 and PK 19.001 SLD 5 we will replace the existing models PK 16001, PK 16001-K and PK 18001 EH. SOLID stands for robust, easy and reasonably priced cranes. SOLID models are offered in three different configurations. The PK 17.001 SLD 1 is the NON-CE entry leve...[more]

NetDespatch halves despatch time for fast growing Weird Fish


Weird Fish has implemented the NetDespatch cloud-based shipping solution to rationalise its order fulfilment process. The NetDespatch parcel data management platform seamlessly connects the company’s order management system – Select Commerce from Webselect – with its parcel delivery network, Royal Mail, and has reduced order processing and despatch...[more]

Krone provide secure Dry Liner loading for high value ACME cargo


ACME Production Services, the event and entertainment transport specialists, have added two, high security Dry Liner box trailers to their fleet which, says the company, will provide maximum load protection and secure carriage for their UK and European customers. Working mainly for production, sound and lighting companies, ACME require the added...[more]

Egemin Automation to build 44-metre-high deep-freeze warehouse for Belgian company Agristo


Egemin Automation will build a new automated deep-freeze warehouse for Belgian producer of frozen French fries Agristo on its production site in Nazareth in East Flanders. The investment needs to support Agristo’s projected growth. The new high-bay warehouse will be 44 metres high and eight AS/RS stacker cranes will be deployed to store frozen Fren...[more]

Terex® Finlay introduce new 873 Tracked Mobile Heavy Duty Screener


The new Terex® Finlay 873 is designed to work after a primary crusher or on its own as frontline screening machine. This highly versatile and adaptable machine is suitable for working in quarrying, mining, construction and demolition debris, topsoil, recycling, sand, gravel, coal and aggregate applications. This aggressive forward facing incline...[more]

Surrey Euro stars commended by Palletways


A Surrey-based logistics firm has been commended in recognition of its European sales performance. Frederick R Miller, based at Forsyths Home Farm in Shackleford, part of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has been officially recognised for its year-on-year European sales increases in Palletways’...[more]

Matt Buckley takes charge of Boughton's service & parts


Boughton Engineering, Britain’s longest established manufacturer of skip loaders and hook loaders, has appointed well-known industry figure, Matt Buckley as its new Service & Parts Manager, based at Wolverhampton. Matt has a long and distinguished track record in the waste industry, having worked over time in senior management roles for some of th...[more]

Terex® Minerals Processing Systems expand North America and Latin America sales and support organization


Terex® Minerals Processing Systems has announced the expansion of their organizational support in North America and Latin America due to strong market growth and rapid product development. David Quail (pictured) joins as the Terex MPS Market Area Director, USA and Latin America. This is a newly created role to support the market expansion and p...[more]

Safer Lorry Scheme to be covered at FTA Fleet Engineer


The London Safer Lorry Scheme (SLS), vulnerable road users and commercial vehicles, and the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be covered at the Freight Transport Association’s Fleet Engineer Conference which takes place on Wednesday 10 June. The session on urban commercial vehicle operation will discuss what effect the London SLS will have an...[more]

RayTemp 6 infrared non-contact thermometer


The new RayTemp 6 infrared non-contact thermometer is a compact, durable and easy to use instrument, simply aim and pull the trigger to display the temperature of the item being measured over the range of -60 to 550 °C. Each thermometer incorporates an eight dot circle laser indicator, which allows you to precisely target the diameter of the are...[more]

The secret language of the warehouse

Voice technology is transforming workers’ ability to understand and carry out instruction regardless of their native language, according to Darrell Williams of Honeywell Vocollect Solutions In an increasingly diverse workforce, language differences pose a significant barrier to both productivity and team morale. But rather than try to stifle cul...[more]

Success for KNAPP’s first robotic picking system


The first installation of KNAPP’s Pick-it-Easy Robot solution is operating successfully at the site of dental supplies wholesaler, Basiq Dental, in The Netherlands. Delivered last year, the robotic picking system has proved to be highly efficient, accurate and reliable in operation. Pick-it-Easy Robot uses KNAPP’s KiSoft Vision technology to ide...[more]

Walk the Line: 10 tips to help manage traffic safety in your facility


Every workplace facility has a unique layout and will have different priorities – but one thing that doesn’t differ is the importance of managing the flow of workplace vehicles and protecting personnel. With 20% of all workplace deaths still caused by vehicles, here are 10 cross-industry tips that will go some way towards making your workplace s...[more]

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