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  • CSi-Industries-BV-opens-assembly-plant-in-China

    CSi Industries BV opens assembly plant in China

    On June 2nd 2015 CSi industries BV opened its first assembly plant in China.
    Despite relatively low labour costs the demand for automation in China is definitely on the increase as the country seeks to attract high quality engineering solutions to reduce its dependence on local labour. Also, finding the right calibre of personnel in the market place is becoming more of a challenge. In res... [more]

  • Renovotec-launches-ground-breaking-Printer-Label-Subscription-Service

    Renovotec launches ground breaking Printer Label Subscription Service

    Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged hardware company is launching a “new business model” rugged printer label subscription service that includes a Honeywell industrial printer plus maintenance, support, consumables and delivery – for a single monthly payment.

    Prices for the new, all-inclusive service range from a monthly subscription of £31.25 for 1,000 labels to £4,250 for 250,000... [more]

  • Konecranes<>-Agilon-The-next-generation-materials-management-solution

    Konecranes' Agilon: The next generation materials management solution

    Testimony to Konecranes' commitment to embracing the era of the emerging industrial Internet is the company’s latest service innovation – Agilon – set to be launched here in the UK in September. Standing as a patented, fully–automated and modular intelligent materials management solution, the system is set to revolutionise the way in which components are managed, stored, picked and replenished,... [more]

  • The-Future-of-the-Warehouse-by-Darrel-Williams

    The Future of the Warehouse by Darrel Williams

    With the constantly evolving landscape of consumer demand, Vocollect asks what the future of the warehouse will be – and what measures companies need to take to meet forthcoming requirements.
    Not so long ago the warehouse or distribution centre was little more than a huge shed, where the warehouse manager’s role was that of a facilitator of the distribution process.

    ... [more]

  • On-the-go-with-TraffiGlove

    On the go with TraffiGlove

    In response to valuable customer feedback, TraffiGlove, has refreshed and updated its website in order to make it responsive and indeed compatible with those using tablets and smartphones on the go.

    With smartphone penetration in the UK expected to reach 80% by 2017, the TraffiGlove website is now compatible with the changing ways in which information is now accessed when professionals ar... [more]

  • Turnover-up-by-20-per-cent-for-KNAPP

    Turnover up by 20 per cent for KNAPP

    The Austrian-owned KNAPP Group has announced another record-breaking year, with turnover having increased by 20 per cent to over 466 million Euros and a resulting profit (EBIT) of 21 million Euros.

    The financial results for KNAPP AG in the business year 2014-15 were revealed at a press conference held at the group’s headquarters in Graz, Austria, on Tuesday 2 June. Europe remained the st... [more]

  • RUD-BULKOS-Screw-Conveyor-Systems-for-Bulk-Materials-Handling

    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]

  • Booker-Best-chooses-Thorworld-solution-for-loading-bay-safety-at-Conquest-Hospital

    Booker & Best chooses Thorworld solution for loading bay safety at Conquest Hospital

    A need for increased personnel safety in a hospital loading bay has led building and property maintenance contractor Booker & Best to implement an improved loading solution using a platform manufactured and supplied by Thorworld Industries.

    East Sussex-based Booker & Best operates the rapid response contract for Conquest Hospital in Saint Leonards-on-sea, near Hastings. Having determined ... [more]

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Subsidy cuts put £6.4bn of wind farm projects in jeopardy

Potential onshore wind farms have suffered a surprise setback with the Government announcing an early end to their subsidies, putting projects worth over £6.4 billion in jeopardy. Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, recently announced that new onshore wind farms will be excluded from an existing funding scheme from 1st April 2016, which is a year e...[more]

Automotive battery distributor Manbat, reinforces its markrting team


Manbat, the UK’s largest automotive battery distributor, has strengthened its marketing team with the recruitment of Toni Williams as the company’s marketing co-ordinator, to work alongside marketing manager, Myles Pemberton across all its market sectors. “Although new to the battery business, Toni brings with her a raft of skills that will help...[more]

Telematics control helps keep CLEAN laundry fleet green


CLEAN, the linen and workwear laundry specialists are on track to achieve their ‘environmental and commercial targets’ since installing a comprehensive telematics and vehicle tracking system to their delivery and collection vehicle fleet. Developed and supplied by Verilocation, the system was first trialled by CLEAN during the London Olympics in...[more]

PDM continues to attract genuine buyers ready to invest


Machines and materials were sold, new projects discussed and hundreds of quality sales leads generated at the 10th anniversary Plastics Design & Moulding (PDM) Exhibition in Telford last week. The event returns to the Telford International Centre on 14 and 15 June 2016 with over 50% of stand space already booked. Jaguar Land Rover, BT, Dyson, Fo...[more]

Next-Generation Sick DT50-2 PRO sets standards in distance sensing


With the launch of the compact and versatile DT50-2 PRO, Sick has delivered a next-generation laser sensor that combines high-performance distance sensing with excellent-resolution object profile detection over distances up to 30 metres. With its patented HDDMTM time of flight technology, the DT50-2 PRO family of sensors provides resilient perfo...[more]

Konecranes to supply cranes for the Allerton Waste Recovery Park North Yorkshire and Energos in Derby

Konecranes Industrial Crane Division in East Kilbride, Scotland, continuing its success in the Waste to Energy sector has won two contracts, each for two waste handling cranes in planned North Yorkshire and Glasgow sites. As part of the new Allerton Waste Recovery Park, North Yorkshire, Stadler UK have ordered two 12t GL waste handling cranes fo...[more]

Efficient logistics vital to Scotland’s growth, says FTA


A new guide issued by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) highlights the vital role of logistics in the economic growth of Scotland’s cities. The policy document - Supporting economic growth in Scotland’s cities – builds on the legacy of collaborative and innovative working practices which maintained efficient services in Glasgow during the ...[more]

Kuehne and Nagel International AG strategic acquisition in the U.S.A.

The Kuehne + Nagel Group has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares of ReTrans Inc., a U.S.-based leading provider of multimodal transportation management solutions. The acquisition builds on Kuehne + Nagel’s overland strategy and will significantly strengthen the company’s position as an end-to-end logistics provider in No...[more]

Aggregate Processing Solutions takes on dealership of innovative Proflow DS


Aggregate Processing Solutions (APS) has been awarded dealership of a new state-of-the-art material recovery unit. The Proflow DS has been developed in response to the increased demand for mobile material separation. It combines the latest flip-flow technology with tried and tested air density separation in one semi-mobile modular unit. ...[more]

Lee Longlands furnishes its fleet with six of the best from Mercedes-Benz


Customers of one of the Midlands’ best-loved independent retailers are now receiving deliveries of the new furniture that will smarten their homes, from an equally smart fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks. A shared commitment to quality and service prompted Lee Longlands to invest in the six new Atego 7.5-tonners. “Ours is a premium brand, just like ...[more]

Circle lines


Circle Express is one of the UK’s leading freight distribution specialists. With warehouse facilities located close to five of Britain’s busiest airports – Heathrow, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Exeter – the company provides transport services for a host of air freight agents and their clients. With its seven facilities often required...[more]

FTA works with CTP to attract service leavers into logistics


Personnel leaving the Armed Forces are ideally suited to a career in the logistics industry, the Freight Transport Association has said at an event today (25 June). James Hookham, FTA’s Deputy Chief Executive, was speaking to service leavers alongside FTA members DHL and Pertemps at an event at Catterick Barracks organised by the Career Transiti...[more]

UK companies now pay more for diesel than they would anywhere else in the world


The Fuelcard People has pointed out that UK companies now pay more for diesel than they would anywhere else in the world. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, cited the latest research by globalpetrolprices.com, published on June 22, 2015. He said: “It made headlines that the UK is back into the world ‘Top Ten’ for petrol prices, but nobody seems...[more]

Prime Minister David Cameron backs Thames Valley Police's latest move to tackle rural crime


Prime Minister David Cameron has backed Thames Valley Police’s latest move to tackle rural crime after the police force became the first in the UK to introduce a marked all terrain utility vehicle into its fleet. The new police vehicle, a high performance and rugged Kubota RTVX900, is designed to handle any terrain, even in the toughest of condi...[more]

RUD Trough Chain Conveyor Systems for Bulk Materials Handling


RUD Chains Ltd manufacture and supply a range of conveyor and drive systems to the bulk materials industry, they design and fit complete conveyor and drive systems, such as bucket elevators and chain conveyors for bulk materials handling. Trough chain conveyors also known as drag chain conveyors are suitable for dust free, horizontal and slight ...[more]

Entries now open for FLTA Awards 2016


Does your company have an excellent new product or service, or a special individual that deserves industry-wide recognition? Then put yourself in the running! That’s the message from the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), which is now inviting entries for its Awards for Excellence 2016. “There’s always something new and innovative being launch...[more]

Pacepacker on the pulse at Askew & Barrett


A complete packing and palletising line from Pacepacker Services has boosted productivity by 15-20% at Askew & Barrett, within three months of being installed. Askew & Barrett sources pulses from key agricultural merchants and then sorts, cleans and grades them at its processing plant in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The pulses are bagged into 12.5k...[more]

Yorkshire recycling specialist secures top safety accreditation


Recycling specialist Riverside Waste machinery has been awarded a prestigious accreditation from SafeContractor, for its commitment to health and safety excellence. The North Yorkshire headquartered business put itself forward for recognition following a rigorous audit of the team’s safety protocol. Supplying waste balers weighing up to almost ...[more]

Suttons win supply chain management contract in Singapore


Chemical logistics and supply chain company Suttons has been awarded a supply chain management contract by well-known polystyrene resin producer TPSC Asia Pte Ltd (TPSC). Based in Singapore, TPSC is one of the largest producers of high quality general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and high impact polystyrene (HIPS) in South East Asia. Their product...[more]

TIP strengthens UK management team as part of major pan European organisational programme


Leading trailer company TIP Trailer Services has announced, with immediate effect, that UK Commercial Director Mike Furnival has been promoted to the new position of Managing Director for TIP in the UK and Ireland, whilst TIP’s European Marketing Director Karl Davies has now returned to the company’s UK and Ireland operation as its new Commercial D...[more]

Fronius: Selectiva battery charging systems now available with optional warranty extension


As part of a special campaign running from now until the end of September 2015, Fronius is offering the battery charging systems in the Selectiva model range with an optional warranty extension at no extra cost. If desired, the warranty period can be extended from the two years previously available to three or even five years. Users can also decide...[more]

Vacu-Lug rolls out new Westlake Tyre range


The new Westlake truck and bus tyre range was first introduced by Westlake Tyres at the IAA Show in Hannover, October 2014. Now, Vacu-Lug, the sole UK distributor for all Westlake truck and bus radial tyres, has launched the range in the UK. For both light and heavy commercial vehicles - truck and trailer - the Westlake range offers a choice of...[more]

Miles bigger team at Palletways Birmingham


Fradley-based Palletways’ Birmingham depot has bolstered its sales team to handle an increase in volumes, just weeks after announcing it has branched out into a new territory. Stella Spence and Dan Clewer have joined the Palletways Solutions Team focused on arranging full/part loads and Storage solutions at the Birmingham depot – both of which a...[more]

FANUC unveils world's highest payload collaborative robot


FANUC Robotics UK has extended the application field for collaborative robots with the launch of a game-changing system that has a higher payload than any other on the market. The human-safe CR-35iA has a 35kg payload, opening up applications that have previously been off limits for both traditional industrial robots and lighter duty collaborative ...[more]

Project growth continues for BITO


Edward Hutchison, MD of Nuneaton-based BITO Storage Systems is keen to make the operation the biggest and most successful subsidiary of the global BITO group – which is headquartered in Meissenheim, Germany. He said: “Group turnover is €185 million, with a UK contribution of €15m. This establishes us as one of the larger subsidiaries. In the UK, BI...[more]

Paragon makes light work of Eden Farm’s increasing transport optimisation needs


Eden Farm, the nationwide frozen food and ice cream wholesale distribution company, has upgraded its routing and scheduling solution to ensure it can continue to deliver excellent customer service at a time of significant business growth. The upgrade to Paragon version 5.80 has allowed Eden Farm’s planners to process substantially larger volumes of...[more]

Spiroflow acquires Food Control Solutions

Spiroflow, a leading manufacturer of conveying, bulk handling and weighing systems for process companies across the world, has expanded its range of services to the food industry with the company’s acquisition of automation specialists Food Control Solutions. The coming together of the two companies combines the strength of Spiroflow’s bulk mate...[more]

Impact solution success at Recycling Equipment Expo, Japan


With the National Resource Strategy high on the agenda across the globe, and Japan appearing within the top three wasteful countries in e-waste with a volume of 2.2 million tons in 2013*, Impact realised an opportunity to showcase its Zigzag Classification Unit at N-Expo, Japan, to demonstrate its waste separation technology using air to recover va...[more]

Volvo Trucks’ ‘Reality Road’-series viewed in more than 50 countries


Volvo Trucks’ TV series ‘Reality Road’ has become widely spread on the Internet. After just two weeks the content has been viewed more than two million times in no fewer than 50 countries. The TV series, launched on Volvo Trucks' YouTube channel on June 11 as part of the brand's campaign for its service offers, quickly achieved widespread intern...[more]

FTA backs Supreme Court motor tax appeal


Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) is backing an appeal in the Supreme Court today against prosecutions for motor tax offences by one of Ireland’s biggest freight firms. Perennial Freight is challenging prosecutions for breaching motor tax provisions relating to vehicle weight. FTAI’s national council voted to financially back the cou...[more]

Battling the ‘returns explosion’


By Gareth Thomas Retail Business Consultant at Zetes. Fashion retailers are facing a fierce battle to protect margins and corporate profits against the heavy costs of an explosion in returns. The larger retailers are putting in place systems that offer visibility and control over the returns process, creating a competitive edge in the market. But...[more]

CHEP Poland honours C.H. Robinson with Relationship Award


Following the 15th anniversary of CHEP operations in Poland, C.H. Robinson has been honoured with the CHEP ‘Long term business relationship – The longest transportation cooperation’ award at the CHEP anniversary gala held in Warsaw, Poland on June 18, 2015. CHEP works closely with its business associates to improve the supply chain of their cust...[more]

Paper handling from pulp to print


Jim Hardisty, Managing Director at Goplasticpallets.com, summarises the recent global trends in the paper industry and offers an insight into how plastic pallets are helping paper businesses improve supply chain processes from pulp production to finished print. Despite the advances of digital technology paper consumption is rising. According to ...[more]

Forklift truck attachment company grows fleet to ensure it provides exceptional service

B&B Attachments, based in Northumberland, England, is the leading independent supplier of forklift truck attachments, with customers spanning the globe. Established in 1980, B&B provides products from leading manufacturers, such as KAUP, Liftek and MoTec, whilst also designing and manufacturing bespoke, specialist attachments in-house for custo...[more]

GBA Services transports beastly Goodwood delivery for Lotus


When Lotus Cars needed something truly special transported to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, they called upon the expertise of dedicated transport specialists, GBA Services. Starting at the Lotus Factory in Hethel, Norfolk, the special crate containing a rare beast was driven the 190 miles to the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex. Passing some ...[more]

SATO’s PJM RFID technology integrated with BIT Consulting’s myMEDISET


SATO (TSE:6287), a global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, and BIT Consulting, a leading software solutions provider for the healthcare industry, announced today that SATO’s PJM RFID Technology is now available with myMEDISET. BIT Consulting’s myMEDISET is a leading solution for medical device loan-ki...[more]

Maersk recognised by GT Nexus Shipper Council for excellence in customer service and data quality

The GT Nexus Shipper Council, a community group of supply chain executives representing multiple large global enterprises, has recognised Maersk, the world’s largest ocean provider, as the winner of the 2015 Ocean Performance Award. The award was given at Bridges 2015, the leading cloud supply chain industry event held June 8-11 in Hollywood, Flori...[more]

Cimcorp to supply its largest ever order to Sentury Tire


Intralogistics automation specialist, Cimcorp, has secured the biggest order in its history from Chinese tire manufacturer, Qingdao Sentury Tire Co Ltd, for a turnkey material handling solution at its new factory in Thailand. The order, worth nearly 30 million euros, is for a fully automated handling system based on Cimcorp's Dream Factory solut...[more]

On the go with TraffiGlove


In response to valuable customer feedback, TraffiGlove, has refreshed and updated its website in order to make it responsive and indeed compatible with those using tablets and smartphones on the go. With smartphone penetration in the UK expected to reach 80% by 2017, the TraffiGlove website is now compatible with the changing ways in which infor...[more]

Tim Waples promoted to CEO of expanded Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK


Doosan Industrial Vehicle has today announced the promotion of Tim Waples to vice-president and CEO of the company’s expanded UK operations. The new role was confirmed by Dr Keunbae Park, head of Doosan Industrial Vehicle, one of several senior figures who travelled from Korea to attend the company’s UK Vision & Strategy conference. Mr Waples...[more]

Reducing waste plastic is fantastic for workplaces

Workplaces can play a significant role in cutting the amount of plastic that goes to landfill, according to workplace equipment supplier Slingsby, after research revealed that the UK is one of Europe’s worst offenders when it comes to disposing of plastic. Research from Plastics Europe, which is a leading European trade association for plastic m...[more]

Standard Knapp announces 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer


Ideal for co-packers and manufacturers seeking to reduce packaging materials Portland, CT – Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, announces the 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer with Robo-Wand™ wrapping module, a single machine that can pack in three pack styles – tray, pad, or unsupported. Unlike oth...[more]

Marco Beverage Systems selects Epicor ERP to support global expansion

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organisations, today announced that Marco Beverage Systems (Marco) has chosen the next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP, to enhance visibility across its business processes and support it...[more]

PALFINGER establishes a joint venture for the American wind market

PALFINGER AG, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, and the US-based company Fairwind LLC, headquartered in Lawton, Oklahoma, have established a joint venture for the American wind service industry. The new company FairWind Renewable Energy Services, LLC, in which PALFINGER will hold a 51 per cent interest, will specialize in servicing wind turbines...[more]

BEUMER Group announces handover of sortation system for new JD.com logistics center in China


BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated material handling systems, has finished the handover of a complete material handling and sortation system for a new logistics center in Shanghai for JD.com, China's largest e-tailer. JD.com's industry-leading self-operated logistics network has been central to the company's growth, by enabling...[more]

Kasto automated warehouse forms core of Worseley UK's new distribution centre


Pipe Center has opened a new distribution centre (DC) in Measham, Derbyshire, the newest and most technologically advanced distribution operation in the supply chain of parent company, Wolseley UK. The 142,000 sq ft facility, which went live in December 2014, has given Pipe Center the ability to provide next-day delivery across its entire networ...[more]

Hyster reveals 5 reliability checks for ICE forklift users


Matthew Allen (pictured) from Hyster reveals five checks that determine if a forklift truck is reliable and will keep going when you need it most. Reliability is one of the most important factors when choosing a forklift truck, but reliability can only be measured in relation to the intended use. So before "popping the hood", be clear about how...[more]

EPAL Euro pallets: Close collaboration with the customs authorities in the Czech Republic


in the battle against counterfeit pallets and unauthorised repairs. Extending trademark protection laws in the Czech Republic has made it possible to take even stronger action than before against counterfeits and unlicensed repairs of EPAL Euro pallets in the Czech Republic. Previously, Euro pallets were only provided for in a very restricted wa...[more]

Cool TGW solution for Spanish grocery retailer


Automated warehouse solutions provider TGW has implemented a chilled logistics solution for Spanish grocery retailer, Ahorramás. With a constant requirement for high quality, fresh products across its national network of supermarkets, Ahorramás turned to TGW to fit out its central distribution centre with an extensive automated logistics system ...[more]

FLTA seeks Safety Champion Award entries from companies operating fork lift trucks


Behind every great safety initiative there’s a great safety champion and the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), thinks it’s about time that they received the industry-wide acclaim that they deserve. Does your company have a special individual that deserves recognition for going that extra mile and leading the way when it comes to improving safe...[more]

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