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  • New-Sales-Director-for-Gebhardt-ECS

    New Sales Director for Gebhardt-ECS

    Gebhardt-ECS has appointed Stephen Baker, one of the UK’s most experienced specialists in the automated materials handling industry, as sales director.

    The appointment follows the merger of Nottingham-based European Conveyor Systems with Gebhardt Fördertechnik, a leading German designer and manufacturer of intralogistics equipment and systems. A key responsibility for Mr Baker is the pro... [more]

  • NOV-Mono-Sludge-Cake-Pumps-are-real-Record-Breakers

    NOV Mono Sludge Cake Pumps are real Record Breakers

    NOV Mono has designed and manufactured its largest W Range progressing cavity pumps ever built. The four pumps have been ordered for two major wastewater treatment plant upgrade projects, and at 11-metres long they will have double the size and double the capacity of pumps normally used for this type of sludge cake application.

    The pumps will be used in a duty/standby configuration on a C... [more]

  • Heavy-duty-lifting-85-200-Tonnes

    Heavy duty lifting 85-200 Tonnes

    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 and welding RUD have a wide product range to suit a variety of project requirements.

    RUD’s wide range of lifting applications are used across a variety of wo... [more]

  • Improve-performance-and-safety-with-loading-bay-accessories

    Improve performance and safety with loading bay accessories

    Thorworld Industries is advocating a simple solution to warehouse operators who are struggling with downtime, poor performance or health & safety issues – to conduct an audit of their loading/unloading infrastructure to determine cost-effective fixes.

    The company is a leading supplier of loading bay equipment, and its extensive experience has led the company to believe that many problems ... [more]

  • PPS-offer-effective-repairs-of-plastic-RTE---including-Dolav-and-Pallet-Boxes

    PPS offer effective repairs of plastic RTE - including Dolav and Pallet Boxes

    Leading supplier of Returnable Transit Equipment (RTE), PPS Midlands Ltd have established a fully equipped workshop to offer plastic and metal welding services in order to repair damaged pallets, crates, trays, Dolav containers and metal cages.

    Hundreds of plastic RTE products and in particular crates and pallet boxes which are used for storage and distribution of fresh produce, retail it... [more]

  • KNAPP-delivers-ergonomic-pallet-picking-solution-for-SPAR

    KNAPP delivers ergonomic pallet picking solution for SPAR

    In response to new challenges in the grocery sector, SPAR Austria has taken delivery of a unique pallet picking system, developed by KNAPP, at its headquarters in Maria Saal.

    The semi-automatic Pick-it-Easy Move system, which is used for order picking of the entire range of fast-moving goods, began operation in September and is enabling the handling of goods – even heavy articles – with a... [more]

  • Konecranes-UK-appoints-first-female-Field-Service-Technician

    Konecranes UK appoints first female Field Service Technician

    Konecranes UK has written a new chapter in its history books having appointed its first female Field Service Technician in Natasha Cairns. Joining the ranks of the company’s 280-strong and growing nationwide team, Natasha is situated at Konecranes’ North East Service District in Gateshead.

    Having already successfully completed Konecranes’ Techmasters 1 induction course at the company’s UK... [more]

  • End-track-out-and-dust-problems-with-MobyDick

    End track-out and dust problems with MobyDick

    Dirty public roads and dust-contaminated air are tolerated less and less by legislators and the public. For more than 25 years, the wheel washing systems by the global market leader, the Swiss company FRUTIGER, have been at work in over 3,500 operations worldwide under the brand name MobyDick Wheel Washing Systems. Together with the recently introduced MobyDick Dust Control Cannons, MobyDick can o... [more]

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TGW in partnership with the British Library


Automated warehouse solutions provider TGW has announced that it has automated the new multimillion pound National Newspaper Building (NNB) for the British Library in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire. The NNB’s size and characteristics make it one of the most remarkable library buildings in the world, housing 300 years of local, regional and national ...[more]

3 years on and Isuzu is the pride of Cornwall


With three years of service under their belt, the overall performance of the 54 Isuzu rigid trucks that are working in the Cory Environmental fleet, operating on a contract on behalf of Cornwall Council, has ticked all the right boxes in terms of reliability, payload and operational support. When asked about the initial experience of their first...[more]

Egemin to deliver integrated warehouse-AGV project to IVC US


IVC has placed an order with Egemin for an automated warehouse solution for its manufacturing facility in Dalton, Georgia. The order consists of an integrated warehousing system with AGVs to handle the intermediate transport flows of slabs and rolls and storage of slabs. IVC’s vinyl business is rapidly expanding worldwide. To support the expecte...[more]

Trailers prove a big pull for visitors to CV Show 2015

According to the organisers of CV Show 2015, there will be more tankers and trailers on display than have been seen since the pre-recession Show of 2008. Key players in this particular sector will include Cartwright Group, Doll Fahrzeugbau, Don-Bur, Lawrence David, Montracon, SDC, Tiger Trailers and Van Hool. Show organisers are particularly ...[more]

Stertil Koni lifts specified for new £10m Scottish Eco Park


A new £10m purpose-built headquarters for Healthcare Environmental Group (HEG) in Lanarkshire, Scotland, is benefiting from the installation of Stertil Koni commercial vehicle lifts within its state of the art fleet workshop facility. Representing a major change in technology and energy recovery, HEG’s new 37 acre Eco Park plant is capable of pr...[more]

Add a pinch of salt

With severe winter weather forecast, workplace equipment supplier Slingsby’s purpose built salt distribution facility is receiving high levels of orders from workplaces across all industries and the company is advising businesses to stock up with salt early to avoid the inevitable panic that ensues when the mercury begins to fall. Slingsby, whic...[more]

New appointment strengthens Stertil Dock and Door Products


Stertil Dock and Door Products has recently appointed Ed Wilks as its Senior Estimator. The role is set to support the company’s continuing growth and future plans across the UK and Northern Ireland. Ed brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over the last 16 years in the loading bay industry which includes serving as Preside...[more]

Corrugated packaging is rising to meet the challenge of a digital landscape


UK corrugated packaging companies are jumping on the digital bandwagon, driven by a combination of shorter run lengths, the dramatic rise of the discounters, emergence of online shopping and brand customisation. The Corrugated Packaging Industry needs to keep pace with a challenging retail landscape and is investing significantly - almost £500mi...[more]

Customer tickled pink by JCB's colourful fundraising machine


A 22-tonne JCB excavator has rolled off the Staffordshire company’s production lines – painted in eye-catching pink. While most JCB diggers come in standard yellow, this one-off was painted in a different hue to give a colourful boost to customer Waitings Drainage & Pipeline Contractors’ initiative to raise thousands of pounds for two cancer hos...[more]

Reverse Logistics Group acquires Britcom

Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) expands its service portfolio in the repair and refurbish business and acquires Britcom. This allows the German based reverse and recycling group to strengthen its ‘Return to Value’ proposition with a further investment in a growing market: The rapid pace of technology advancements has extensively contributed to increa...[more]

Rock on! Forklift firm celebrates 30 years with a serving of Brown Sugar


HFT Forklifts has celebrated 30 years of serving businesses in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Gloucestershire with a rock extravaganza featured acclaimed rockers the Counterfeit Stones. Attended by 250 of the family-run firm’s most valued customers, suppliers and staff, the Rock On Concert was held at the Lyde Arundel near Herefor...[more]

Whatever the weather, Yale’s electric counterbalance trucks have the answer

Yale has revealed new options to enhance the number of applications where its electric counterbalance forklift trucks can be used externally including rain, snow and muddy conditions. The new weather protection options are available on the Yale ERP22-35VL to overcome some challenging environments, normally the reserve of ICE products. The kits ...[more]

FTA sponsors 2015 Motor Transport Award


Over the past 25 years the Motor Transport Awards have set the bench-mark of excellence in road transport. Entries are now open for 2015, and this year the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is sponsoring the Operational and Compliance Excellence Award. Considered the ‘Oscars’ of the freight and logistics industry, the MT Awards set an importa...[more]

Plastic export pallets take costs out of the supply chain


Over the past decade there has been a steep decline in air cargo volume worldwide, largely due to the rapid rise in fuel, which has adversely affected air cargo carriers much more dramatically than other more fuel efficient modes of transport. Containerised air cargo declined from 3.1 per cent in 2000 to 1.7 per cent in 2013 according to research b...[more]

Kubota set for Executive Hire Show 2015


Kubota UK is set to exhibit a range of its market leading and high performance construction and groundcare machinery at this year’s Executive Hire Show. Following the company’s successful debut at EHS last year, where it scooped the ‘Best Stand’ award, Kubota is looking to build on this in 2015 and showcase a wide range of solutions ideal for th...[more]

TNT announces major upgrade of international service to Germany

TNT announces a major upgrade of its international delivery service to Germany. TNT now provides guaranteed next-day delivery to all post codes in the country[1] as well as an optional delivery before 12:00 nationwide. Both services are available for parcels and heavier freight shipments. Germany is TNT’s number one destination for international...[more]

Power Jacks to unveil industry suite of subsea precision tools at Subsea Expo


A world-leading engineering specialist in producing industrial lifting and positioning equipment is set to launch a pioneering suite of bespoke subsea electro-mechanical actuators and gearboxes that offers a major step change for the oil & gas industry. Power Jacks’ integrated U-Series range of screw jacks and bevel gearboxes is believed to be t...[more]

Terex Construction secures Saudi Arabia sales contract


Global construction solutions provider, Terex, has announced an international sales deal in Saudi Arabia. The agreement, which was coordinated through its distributor in Jeddah, The Middle East Development Company (MEDCO), will see 20 Terex® site dumpers manufactured and supplied before the end of 2015. The specialist two-tonne power tip units, ...[more]

Premier Logistics working with Verilocation for improved fleet efficiency


Premier Logistics, the Leicestershire based distribution and warehousing specialists are celebrating their 10th anniversary and since their inception have seen the vehicle fleet grow from just one van to over 200 trucks and trailers. Now, with the assistance of vehicle tracking and fleet management specialists, Verilocation, the company reports imp...[more]

Automation payback – 10 tips for achieving a 12 month ROI


Providers of automation equipment regularly talk around how their machines deliver optimum performance, boost workplace efficiency and increase output. All good stuff. However, for most, if not all customers, the return on investment (ROI) figures can be a real deal breaker. Richard Gladwin, Technical Director at award-winning system integrator Pac...[more]

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