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    51T Expands Range of Robust Charging Cradles

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    Introducing the ICE-LBG-SR Super Rotation Load Ring

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Eisenwerk Martinlamitz (EWM) relies on tough materials handling equipment from Hyster


After several years of testing, Eisenwerk Martinlamitz now exclusively relies on the robust materials handling equipment from Hyster, which is designed specifically for use in iron and steel works. The specially-equipped forklift trucks can withstand the heat of the furnace in the plant and can be used where space is limited. Located outside Sc...[more]

FTA investing in the future with Engineer Apprenticeships


The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is leading the way in freight and logistics and is on the hunt for suitable candidates to become the budding engineers of the future. FTA is looking to invest in and ‘give something back’ to the industry by introducing the very first FTA Gist Engineer Apprenticeships. The Association is working alongside...[more]

Midland Pallet Trucks urge businesses to prepare for food industry growth of up to 4%

With the UK food and drink manufacturing processing industry set for growth of 3-4% in the medium-term, Midland Pallet Trucks is urging all those within the industry to ensure they’re prepared for the anticipated spike. A new report by Research and Markets has found that the industry could reach a total value of £113.1bn as soon as 2018-19, with...[more]

Pallet market leaders Scott Group acquires HLC


Scott Group has acquired HLC (Wood Products) Ltd in a multi -million pound deal bringing together the UK’s pallet market leaders. It is expected that the deal will deliver real customer benefits particularly in relation to customer service and security of supply through their impressive combined, diverse raw material supply chains which are unparal...[more]

Genie® SX-180 boom lift proves its worth in Rotterdam shipyard


Hoogvliet-based international heavy transport and access company Peinemann specializes in the rental and sale of powered access equipment to the shipyard and petrochemical industry. The company recently purchased a Genie® SX-180 boom lift manufactured by Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) to support lifting, drilling and subsea solutions provider H...[more]

Acumen Automotive Logistics wins new contract


Acumen Automotive Logistics, the Coventry based wholly owned subsidiary of the Acumen Logistics Group, has won a three-year contract with BMW Group UK for the movement and delivery of MINIs from the Oxford MINI Plant to an area stretching from the Wash in the East to North Wales in the West. The contract was won following an open and competitive t...[more]

New forklift truck keg clamp from B&B Attachments


B&B Attachments the UK’s leading supplier of forklift truck attachments, has joined forces with its German partner KAUP to design the new Keg Clamp 2T415BKN forklift attachment. KAUP and B&B Attachments have worked in partnership for over 35 years, providing solutions to material handling assignments on a global scale. Their latest innovation i...[more]

Ryder delivers 400 trailers to Howdens as part of a major fleet upgrade


Ryder has supplied 400 custom-built tri-axle curtainside trailers on contract hire to Howdens Joinery, the leading supplier of kitchens in the UK, as part of a total fleet upgrade programme. The 13.6 metre long trailers were designed specifically to meet Howdens requirements with chassis supplied by SDC and bodywork by Lawrence David featuring p...[more]

HARTING joins Osnabrück University’s racing team to verify RFID detection speeds


HARTING has joined forces with the University of Osnabrück in Lower Saxony, Germany, in an experiment to verify the ability of the company’s RFID (radio-frequency identification) systems to detect objects moving at high speeds. The object of the exercise is to determine how fast a vehicle can go and still be detected with maximum reliability usi...[more]

Spiroflow will unveil new flexible conveying system at PPMA


Award-winning Spiroflow will be at the PPMA Show demonstrating its latest conveying and weighing technology. Spiroflow is a world-leading manufacturer of conveying, weighing, filling and discharge systems. It has a wide range of cost-effective solutions for handling bulk materials where the most rigid standards in hygiene and containment need to...[more]

RUD RFID technology inspection of products made easy where safety is paramount


Inspection of lifting means is a requirement and often a time consuming process which can result in missing goods, errors and safety breaches if the goods are not documented correctly. RUD Chains RFID technology has been specifically designed to track and identify applications quickly and effortlessly making inspections and documentation of pro...[more]

FTA Ireland calls on Minister to support fleet sector


Following the release of Vehicle and Driver Statistics by the Department of Transport, FTA Ireland has called on Finance Minister Michael Noonan to cut freight industry costs and support the fleet sector. FTAI says high rates of motor tax should be addressed in this year’s budget to prevent Ireland losing more fleet and employees to EU competit...[more]

Curtiss-Wright introduces new family of rotary position sensors


Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) has announced that its Industrial division has launched a new family of non-contact, rotary position sensors from the legacy brand of Penny & Giles. With a low-profile sensor body design and a small footprint, these fully-encapsulated, IP69K-rated sensors offer exceptional performance against water, dust, shock...[more]

Paneltex highlights the vast range of its temperature controlled bodywork at TCS&D Show


At this year’s TCS&D Show, leading British bodybuilder Paneltex Ltd will be featuring an impressive 5 vehicle display from its diverse 2015 product portfolio that will include a selection of its popular temperature controlled bodies ranging from panel van conversions right up to double deck reefer trailers. Manufactured at the Paneltex head offi...[more]

TIP acquires Bell Trailers (Rental) Ltd


Leading trailer company TIP Trailer Services UK Limited has announced that it has acquired the entire share capital of Bell Trailers (Rental) Limited, with the deal being successfully concluded on August 21, 2015. Bell Trailers has a rental fleet of 1,400 trailers comprising predominantly of curtain sided trailers, although there are also refrig...[more]

Introducing the new range of Anti-Corrosive Light Fittings from BLT Direct


BLT Direct is helping customers get the most out of their lighting investments with a new range of anti-corrosive fluorescent fittings. Designed to encase LED bulbs and protect them from corrosive elements, the single and twin polycarbonate products are set to be instant best-sellers with commercial customers. Now, BLT Direct customers can purch...[more]

Routine turbine handling in offshore conditions


The Gerritsen On- & Offshore Services BV company have handled a routine turbine maintenance procedure being undertaken on an offshore location in the Southern North Sea. This involved four of their personnel, utilising an air operated hoist unit manufactured by the J D Neuhaus company for the safe and effective lift and manoeuvre procedures for a t...[more]

LB Foster installs chain conveyor for Dana UK Axle


LB Foster Materials Handling has designed, manufactured and installed a triple strand chain conveyor into Dana UK Axle Ltd., in Witton, Birmingham, a subsidiary of Dana Holding Corporation. The conveyor is used to transport front and rear axles of Jaguar Landrover vehicles from the end of Dana's assembly line to the dock audit area close to desp...[more]

Forklift truck training reminder


Narrow Aisle, manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks, is reminding truck users of the importance of ensuring that all forklift (FLT) truck operators are provided with high quality FLT driver training and, furthermore, that any training courses or schemes that they enrol their staff on to should be listed on the Accrediting B...[more]

New state of the art aggregate washing plant opens at recycling facility in Eversley


Construction and demolition waste management specialists R Collard Ltd have opened a new state of the art aggregate washing plant at its recycling facility in Eversley, Hampshire, UK. The new washing plant, designed and supplied by Terex Washing Systems (TWS) incorporates the very latest technology to enhance the quality and efficiency of the r...[more]

Mosca strappers the clear winner for Stephens & George


Stephens & George Print Group has once again turned to leading strapping specialist Mosca Direct Ltd to fulfil the requirements of its expanding production-line, with the installation of two SoniXs Evolution MP-6 T strapping machines. Having already ten machines in use across the business, Stephens & George was confident of the consistent reliab...[more]

Compact Terex Finlay J960 packs a punch at RB Haigh


The compact yet powerful Terex Finlay J-960 is punching above its weight to deliver at RB Haigh’s Essex site. Noted for its streamlined design and ease of mobility, the Terex Finlay J-960 jaw crusher is pushing through a demanding workload to deliver exceptional levels of productivity. RB Haigh, which is based in Dunmow, Essex, has taken deli...[more]

YOUGOV poll reveals consumers prefer cardboard packaging for their deliveries


British shoppers* prefer to see their purchases packed in cardboard because it offers better protection than polystyrene for goods in transit, as well as being the easiest material to recycle, according to latest research commissioned by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI). This boost for the Corrugated Packaging Industry is from a natio...[more]

Mercedes-Benz FleetBoard rises to the occasion for Warburtons


An ambitious scheme to slash diesel consumption and exhaust emissions by installing Mercedes-Benz FleetBoard telematics systems across its fleet of 750 distribution vehicles, helped Britain’s Favourite Baker win a coveted national fuel efficiency prize. Warburtons was named Fuel Efficient Operator of the Year in the annual Logistics Carbon Reduc...[more]

This is not a drill!


The logistics sector should be aware of new HMRC controls for alcohol wholesalers and retailers, says Alan Powell, UKWA’s excise duty expert. Alcohol duty fraud, particularly in beer and wine, is a significant problem for the Exchequer and legitimate business. HMRC’s measures to counter the fraud thus far have had limited success (and this inc...[more]

Siemens UK & Ireland boosts food & beverage team to feed industry demand


Siemens UK & Ireland has strengthened its food & beverage sector specialist team and bolstered its support for the industry with the appointment of three new executives. The appointments are in response to a need for increased technological investment to help manufacturers in the sector thrive in a competitive global marketplace and realise the ...[more]

Around 5,000 GLS ParcelShops up and running in 9 weeks with new mobility solution and managed services

Zetes (Euronext Brussels: ZTS) has supplied a fully managed mobility solution to around 5,000 GLS ParcelShops across Germany in order to speed up and reduce errors for the handling of inbound and outbound parcels. All ParcelShops have been equipped with mobile devices and printers. The project has been deployed in just 9 weeks, and is planned to be...[more]

CeMAT ASIA puts spotlight on automation trend


It is Asia’s biggest and most important intralogistics trade show and has been staged annually at the SNIEC exhibition center in Shanghai since its launch 16 years ago. This year, it will feature 460 exhibitors from all around the world and occupy some 47,000 square meters (506,000 sq. ft.) of exhibition space. In terms of themes, CeMAT ASIA 2015 i...[more]

Fronius battery charging systems increase battery life for animal housing manufacturer Big Dutchman


Big Dutchman AG operates 59 electrically powered forklift trucks at its Lower Saxonian logistics centre in Vechta-Calveslage. The animal housing and feeding system specialist uses Fronius Selectiva battery charging systems to provide this fleet with a reliable and cost effective source of energy. These devices ensure ultra cool and gentle charging ...[more]

Chris Wright & Sons think their demo spec Hyundai machines are smashing!


Based in Inverclyde, Scotland Chris Wright & Sons is one of the leading Demolition Contractors in the UK. The company was formed in 2004 by managing director Chris Wright, who was joined seven-years ago by his son Kris Wright, who is now company secretary. Kris still keeps his hand in with the machines, despite the office position, as he is a s...[more]

ShuWish strides ahead with ‘one click’ order fulfilment from NetDespatch and ChannelAdvisor

ShuWish has seen a boost in business and a reduction in administration work by implementing the joint ChannelAdvisor and NetDespatch integration for its Royal Mail shipments. The online ladies shoe retailer now has a more efficient method of order fulfilment, allowing the company to focus on growing its business. Cheshire-based ShuWish delivers ...[more]

Steel firm complete works on Twinwoods Heat and Power.


Specialist steel firm, Adey SteelShop have completed their nine month project to supply all steelwork to leading BioEnergy and materials handling firm Saxlund International. The work undertaken in Southampton was a significant contract for family owned, Adey Steel as they provided biomass combustion and fuel handling solutions to Twinwoods Heat ...[more]

Cronus Logistics shortlisted as a finalist for the Global Freight Awards


After rigorous evaluation by a panel of leading industry experts, Cronus Logistics - who offer a premier door to door logistics service between the UK and Ireland - has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Global Freight Awards in the Sea Freight Solutions Provider of the Year category. The Global Freight Awards is one of the most prestig...[more]

Cost-to-serve: Moving up the supply chain agenda, by Fraser Ironside, Head of Strategic Modelling, Barloworld Supply Chain Software


Fraser Ironside, Head of Strategic Modelling, Barloworld Supply Chain Software, makes the case that, in a market under pressure from intense competition and other pressures, regular cost-to-serve (CTS) analysis can improve decision making and shine a light on hidden costs. As the supply chain grows ever more complex, organisations simply cannot ...[more]

Isuzu is now the template for Glendale’s 7.5 tonne fleet


Following the successful operation of its first two Isuzus that have been in service for just over a year, specialist national green services provider Glendale Managed Services Ltd has taken a further two new Isuzus to work on specific new contracts in the North London area. The latest Isuzu N75.190 Forward Euro VI rigids, in the distinctive Gle...[more]

Echo Barrier celebrates five years of keeping the peace around the globe


The award-winning noise reduction business Echo Barrier is celebrating its 5th birthday this week. The brainchild of acoustics expert Peter Wilson, the barrier was launched into the market to be a cost effective and accessible tool to help construction companies and Local Authorities reduce the impact of works noise on local communities. Since i...[more]

Pre-planned Chiller Hire preserves stored food


When a major food distribution warehouse needed to upgrade its in-house chiller it called upon the services of one to the UK’s leading chiller hire companies, Andrews Chiller Hire, to provide an alternative solution that would keep warehouse temperatures at a safe level for preserving stored food. Andrews Chiller Hire provides a true 24/7, 365 d...[more]

SRI and Kultevat begin research into Russian dandelions as a new source of natural rubber


With the ongoing aim of producing environmentally friendly and more powerful products, tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has entered into a joint research project with US biotech company Kultevat to investigate the potential of utilising Russian dandelions as an alternative source of natural rubber, which may one day replace the co...[more]

GEODIS UK extends its presence in the UK with opening of new Northampton hub


GEODIS UK, part of the leading global logistics and supply chain operator group GEODIS, is extending its presence with the opening of a new hub in Northampton. The strategic move will enable GEODIS to centralise its European network operations with all existing import/export linehaul activities being transferred from High Wycombe, Birmingham and...[more]

10,000 Krone trailer axles installed


From 0 to 10,000 in only one year - the Krone Trailer Axle succeeds in accomplishing this great leap forward. Since its launch at the 2014, IAA commercial vehicle transport show in Hanover, Germany, over 10,000 axle units have been installed. Managing Director Bernhard Krone is extremely satisfied with this positive development. "Our strategy...[more]

Cooper stays with ‘tried and tested' formula


Cooper Specialised Handling, the dedicated heavy handling division of Cooper Handling Group, has appointed Martin Dale as sales manager for the northern regions of the UK. Martin was previously one of Cooper's technical engineers, based on site at the Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal near Sutton Coldfield and with responsibility for mobile engine...[more]

New Terex Trucks fleet for Myanmar Thura jade mine


Terex Trucks has sold 10 new TR60 rigid dump trucks to new customer, Myanmar Thura for work on its jade mine in Kachin State. Myanmar Thura has made its first order of Terex Trucks rigid haulers, purchasing 10 new TR60s to cover expansion at the company’s jade mine in Kachin State, Northern Myanmar. The long-established mining company based i...[more]

Jungheinrich raises forecast after buoyant second quarter

The Jungheinrich Group has announced impressive sales figures for the second quarter of 2015. Net sales were up 13 per cent, while orders grew by 9 per cent. The Group’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and net income were both 21 per cent higher than in the corresponding period last year. The figures build on strong first quarter resul...[more]

Barton silos part of £10m Plastipak investment


Barton Fabrications has completed its eighth silo installation at Plastipak Packaging (formerly APPE), the PET packaging specialist. The silo contract is part of a major £10m investment made by Plastipak in its UK preform manufacturing platform. The 100 tonne PET granule storage vessel is one of two silos installed this summer to complete the expa...[more]

Launches rife at London’s biggest packaging event


Five new initiatives will be launched at the Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2015, taking place at Olympia London, for the first time, on 16 & 17 September 2015. The new features will run alongside established show favourites, surrounded by 170 exhibitors showcasing the latest branded and inspirational packaging in the UK and from...[more]

XPO Logistics works with Radius to develop smarter solutions


XPO Logistics has extended the scope of its supply chain solutions for Radius Systems, a specialist polyethylene pipe producer, to incorporate a daily distribution service of fittings to Ireland and Northern Ireland. In addition to the transportation of pipes across the UK, the two companies are working closely together to develop a new distribu...[more]

Manitou and Huntley Plant Pioneers in Materials Handling ‘Mission Impossible’


‘Nothing is impossible’ is the philosophy of Plant Hire company Huntley Plant from Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, who specialise in the specialist hires that require heavy lift or high lift rotary telehandlers with bespoke front end attachments. Manitou is the first choice for Huntley Plant for materials handling machinery as the portfolio ...[more]

MAC’s Truck Rental to make impressive debut at RWM 2015


Opening its doors for business for the first time on September 15, 2015, coinciding with the first day of RWM 2015, brand new company MAC’s Truck Rental is making its debut at the three-day exhibition at the NEC with an impressive three vehicle display. MAC’s Truck Rental will be exhibiting a selection of the latest Euro VI, WVTA approved bodied tr...[more]

Krone launches new dry freight box trailer in the UK


Krone Trailers’ new Dry Liner launches in the UK this September and according to Krone, it will plug the gap in the market with a premium quality, code XL certified trailer which not only sets a new standard in loading flexibility but also promises to add bottom line value throughout its working life. Manufactured in Herzlake, Germany, the Dry L...[more]

Young Cartwright apprentice helps to build trailers for his family business


When 16-year old Jack Walker started as a welding apprentice for local body and trailer manufacturer Cartwright, he had no idea he would be helping build trailers for the family transport company. Sale born Jack, particularly wanted to build a career as a welder and Cartwright was only too pleased to help create an apprenticeship programme that ...[more]

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