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    NOV Mono helps leading UK manufacturer enhance its international reputation

    A leading UK supplier of dipping plant and ancillary equipment to the world’s latex, nitrile and PVC industries has underlined their confidence in NOV Mono by ordering four Epsilon high pressure progressing cavity pumps. The pumps have been fitted to the balloon-making equipment manufactured by Greenbrook Automations of Chesterfield, and have helped to transform the company’s reputation with its c... [more]

  • Fortress-and-Troax-partner-up-for-Perimeter-Guarding

    Fortress and Troax partner up for Perimeter Guarding

    Fortress Interlocks and Troax have combined forces to create a new perimeter guarding system to protect workers from dangerous machinery. The system utilises a unique new bracket for fitting Fortress interlocks to Troax perimeter guarding panels, enabling the safeguarding of virtually any machinery installation.

    Very easy to install for both end users and OEMs, the brackets are 100% compa... [more]

  • Transdek-launch-new-DUET-double-deck-trailers-at-CV-Show

    Transdek launch new DUET double deck trailers at CV Show

    Transdek UK, the total solutions specialists for the double deck sector, is expanding its innovative DUET trailer range with the launch of two new models on stand 5C71 at the CV Show at the NEC Birmingham, 14-16 April 2015.

    Making its debut, the DUET Wedge double deck box van is capable of transporting up to 52 pallets, 100% more load volume than a standard 13.6-metre single deck trailer.... [more]

  • TraffiGlove-releases-new-Hand-Safety-Report

    TraffiGlove releases new Hand Safety Report

    Bringing together the latest information and innovation in hand protection, TraffiGlove has released its newly updated Hand Safety Report for 2015.

    As a valuable source of information for those involved in keeping hands safe and comfortable across many different industries, the Hand Safety Report has been developed to help improve overall awareness of hand injuries and how best to avoid t... [more]

  • Thorworld-Stock-up-on-loading-bay-essentials

    Thorworld: Stock up on loading bay essentials

    Thorworld, the leading supplier of loading and unloading equipment, has revealed there are a number of essential loading bay requirements that all companies require – whatever the configuration of their loading bay.

    While every company’s requirements differ, there are common themes to ensure that loading bays are used effectively and safely. Thorworld, which offers the UK’s most comprehe... [more]

  • Gebhardt-takes-goods-lifts-to-new-heights

    Gebhardt takes goods lifts to new heights

    Completing the installation of a Gebhardt goods lift in an environmental research station at 2650 metres above sea level on Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze, has underlined the quality and versatility of this equipment range.

    The lift has five exits and can carry up to 1500kg, enabling staff at the Schneefernerhaus to move materials and equipment easily between the three levels i... [more]

  • TECODS-conveyor-drive-solutions-for-maritime-applications

    TECODS conveyor & drive solutions for maritime applications

    RUD Chains is a leading manufacturer of high quality round steel link chains. RUD round link chains are used across a range of demanding working environments, they show their strength across RUD’s conveyor and hoist systems to their well-known lifting and lashing means. As a response to the increasing demand from the industry for drive solutions based on round steel link chains, RUD has establishe... [more]

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Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK buys Rushlift Ltd

Leading forklift truck manufacturer Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK has today announced that it has completed the multi-million pound purchase of Rushlift Ltd. a leading national provider of contract hire, fleet management and servicing of materials handling and aviation support equipment. Rushlift Ltd, which has six depots across Great Britain, w...[more]

NOV Mono helps leading UK manufacturer enhance its international reputation


A leading UK supplier of dipping plant and ancillary equipment to the world’s latex, nitrile and PVC industries has underlined their confidence in NOV Mono by ordering four Epsilon high pressure progressing cavity pumps. The pumps have been fitted to the balloon-making equipment manufactured by Greenbrook Automations of Chesterfield, and have helpe...[more]

Kale recognised for the 6th successive year as ‘Best IT Solutions Provider’

Kale Logistics announced today it has won “Best IT Solutions Provider of the Year-2015” at this year's Indian Logistics & Supply Chain Summit organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The summit was presided over by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, Government of India- Shri Nitin Gadkari. Kale has been rec...[more]

RTITB conference success to benefit forklift industry


Leading workplace transport training accrediting body, RTITB, enjoyed huge success with its inaugural Partner Conference, held on 21st January 2015 at the Birmingham Crowne Plaza. From the huge network of RTITB accredited organisations, individuals from more than 80 companies travelled from all over the UK and Ireland to attend. Operations Direc...[more]

IFOY Test Days 2015: jury tests nominated forklift and warehouse trucks


• International jury evaluates 14 forklifts, warehouse trucks and intralogistics solutions entered for the IFOY Award 2015 by five manufacturers. • Twelve nominated vehicles from Clark, Jungheinrich, Still, Toyota Material Handling and Unicarriers undergo the IFOY Test and Innovation Check over the course of one week. The excitement was almost ...[more]

TGW solution for adidas logistics centre

TGW has announced that it will be implementing an automated warehouse solution at adidas’ new logistics centre in Brazil. The global sporting goods brand is investing in a modern logistics centre at its site in Embu das Artes near São Paulo from which it intends to serve the Brazilian market. TGW has designed a unique picking system especiall...[more]

Pentagon’s back-up keeps Tructyre’s Mercedes-Benz service vans rolling


Tructyre Fleet Management prides itself on providing operators with premium managed maintenance services and round-the-clock emergency roadside assistance – and that’s exactly what the Hampshire-based independent specialist receives from its Mercedes-Benz Van supplier, Pentagon Commercials. Tructyre was founded by proprietor Glenn Sherwood in 19...[more]

TIP Trailer Services develops bespoke ‘coil liner’ trailers with Denholm Transport


When Denholm Transport, one of the largest privately owned UK hauliers, looked to expand its trailer fleet with the addition of some bespoke ‘coil liner’ trailers, they turned to TIP Trailer Services, for the supply of two new coil liner trailers to add to the Denholm fleet. Built by trailer manufacturer Krone in Germany, these bespoke 13.6 metr...[more]

Cooper Gets Rough!


Cooper Handling, the Manchester based national distributor for Maximal Lift Trucks has launched a new masted rough terrain forklift. Specifically designed for construction, farming, forestry, building and plant hire operations, the new rough terrain vehicle operates like a standard forklift with rough terrain performance and is based on the stre...[more]

SSI UK new Konecrane for Redcar blast furnace now delivered


The 40 tonne outrigger crane for the blast furnace at the former Redcar steel plant has now been delivered by the Industrial Crane Division of Konecranes UK. It was ordered by Sahaviriya Steel Industries (SSI), the Thai firm that bought the former Redcar steel plant. The blast furnace at Redcar is the second largest blast furnace in Europe and i...[more]

Sympathetic Barton silo design blends with rural setting


Barton Fabrications, the UK’s largest aluminium silo manufacturer, has recently installed several silos at an environmentally sensitive site in England. Installed at a food processing site, the silos have been designed to keep within the factory roof line and to be visually sympathetic to the local countryside. The 21 metres high silos have a ca...[more]

Axis Fleet Management add 200 new SDC skeletal trailers to their state-of-the-art fleet


Oxford based contract hire and leasing company Axis Fleet Management have recently added 200 new SDC Skeletal trailers to their extensive fleet of trailers, trucks and intermodal swap-bodies. The latest order worth £3 million is in response to a growing demand from the market, as Axis Fleet Management now serves over 30 of the UK’s top 100 logistic...[more]

Three new members of staff for KASTO in the UK


The continuing buoyancy of the manufacturing and stockholding sectors in the UK, together with the successful development of the German-built KASTO range of sawing and automated warehousing products, has encouraged the firm’s Milton Keynes subsidiary to employ three new members of staff. To strengthen after-sales support, two service engineers h...[more]

Maersk Triple-E vessel breaks record for largest ship to sail on Thames during DP World London Gateway call


The Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship to ever sail up the River Thames as it called at DP World London Gateway, the UK’s newest deep-sea port hub today. The 399 metre long, 60 metre wide, 195,000 ton Triple-E class vessel – equivalent in length to almost four football pitches – and capable of carrying more than 18,300 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equi...[more]

OpenText adds analytics for B2B transactions to provide greater supply chain insight

OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced it has added new analytics capabilities for OpenText Trading Grid, the world’s leading B2B Integration network, powering many of the largest global 2000 supply chains. Enhancing Trading Grid’s analytics capabilities will provide companies...[more]

Mercedes-Benz Sprinters join the A-Plant team


One of the UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment hire specialists has commissioned its first Mercedes-Benz Vans after identifying a new opportunity to extend its service to customers. Latest additions to the A-Plant rental fleet are 10 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDIs, which were supplied by North-West Dealer Roanza and converted by Oughtred & H...[more]

New Cartwright Technical Sales Manager for South England & Wales region


Steve Pollock has recently joined leading body and trailer manufacturer Cartwright as Technical Sales Manager for the south of England and Wales. Steve has extensive experience in the trailer sector having spent the past 10 years of his career with a competitor where he was in a similar role for the South West and South Wales areas. Born in M...[more]

KNAPP promotes YLOG shuttles in UK market


With an impressive first year under its belt and new premises now open, YLOG Industry Solutions GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of KNAPP AG, is looking to the UK for potential customers for its revolutionary extension of shuttle storage technology. Established in December 2013, YLOG Industry Solutions GmbH achieved project sales worth 5 million ...[more]

Take your demand management process to the next level with Oliver Wight webinar

Business improvement specialists Oliver Wight are hosting a free webinar for senior executives of manufacturing, distribution, service and government organisations entitled ‘Deploy your business growth strategies with advanced demand management: implementing the essential building blocks’ on 1st April 2015 at 2.00pm (BST). Hosted by Oliver Wight...[more]

Pall-Ex, honoureds two of its leading depots with annual awards


European palletised freight distribution network Pall-Ex, has honoured two of its leading depots with annual awards. STD Development Services of Congleton has scooped the prestigious Depot of the Year title, while Linkline Express Services of Birmingham, has received the Outstanding Contribution to the Network Award. The member-nominated awar...[more]

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