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    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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

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Mentor launches first IOSH forklift safety management qualification


Mentor Training have launched the first-ever IOSH accredited safety management course tailored to the needs of those responsible for overseeing forklift operations. ‘IOSH Managing Safely: Forklift Operations’ recognises the important role in safety played by managers and supervisors. The four-day course was developed in close partnership with ...[more]

New rotator from Logitrans with adjustable box holders


A large demand from the customers has made Logitrans A/S develop a new Rotator with adjustable box holders. This means that you can easily adjust the new Rotator to many different sizes of boxes and crates and in this way solve many jobs in companies, using different box sizes. The width of the adjustable box holders can be adjusted manually with a...[more]

Palletised freight network firm awarded ISO 9001 reaccreditation

Palletways Group, Europe’s largest provider of express delivery services for palletised freight, has secured reaccreditation to the ISO 9001 standard for a further three years. The logistics firm has continuously met the ISO 9001 quality standard since 1996. This recent reaccreditation covers all Palletways’ UK owned sites until 2017 including i...[more]

Heavy material handling made lighter, new TREXiA EX forklift truck from Mitsubishi arrives to help with the heavy lifting


Building on generations of success working in the toughest environments, handling the biggest loads and against the clock, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has launched its powerful new range of 10.0 to 16.0 tonne diesel IC engine trucks: TREXiA EX. High efficiency The five benefit from a class-leading, fully-floating powertrain which ensures power o...[more]

Buffaload double-deckers reduce road miles for Co-op Primary Distribution


Buffaload Logistics, has further expanded its temperature controlled double-deck trailer fleet to provide continued support for The Co-operative’s Primary Distribution network. The additional high cube trailers will, says the business, maintain low traffic movement through reduced handling and fewer road miles. Completing 65 primary trunking jou...[more]

Europe’s largest resource efficiency event, RWM appoints Barry Dennis as Chairman


The organisers of RWM, i2i Events Group has appointed Barry Dennis as RWM Chairman. Recently retired as director general of the Environmental Services Association (ESA), Barry will work with the RWM team to help shape the strategic direction of the event, designed to support and showcase the innovations in the recycling and waste management indust...[more]

Iain Speak appointed by Dimerco Express Group and Century Logistics


Iain Speak, the former CEO of Bibby Supply Chain Services, has secured two significant new roles just weeks after forming his own business, Iain Speak Consultancy. Speak has been appointed as a consultant for Taiwan-based Dimerco Express Group, a global logistics service provider and a major freight forwarder. The firm currently enjoys significa...[more]

Fit-for-purpose Mercedes-Benz Arocs is an mpg winner for GS Hughes


Lincoln-based GS Hughes is running its first Mercedes-Benz tippers for at least 15 years – and the dozen new eight-wheelers from the muscular, Euro VI Arocs range have been quick to impress. Supplied by city Dealer Intercounty Truck & Van, the Arocs 3240s are powered by 290 kW (394 hp) straight-six engines, driving through smooth-shifting Merced...[more]

AKW Global Logistics reveals new logo


AKW Global Logistics has revealed its new logo, symbolising the merger of two of Trafford Park’s most successful logistics firms. AK Worthington Ltd and Global Logistics (UK) Ltd (including GL Central Ltd) joined forces in December as AKW Global Logistics Ltd. Over 30 of the company’s articulated units are now in the new AKW Global Logistics ...[more]

FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards entry deadline extended


There is now extra time to nominate successful women in transport and logistics with the extension of the deadline for FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards nominations. The Awards are free to enter and owing to a high level of interest, nominations can now be made until 9 February 2015. June Powell, FTA’s Director of Compliance Manag...[more]

Refrigerental’s growth accelerates under Enterprise Flex-E-Rent


As part of an ongoing strategic programme that includes a major multi-million pound investment in new Euro VI trucks as well as expanding its nationwide sales operation, Refrigerental by Enterprise Flex-E-Rent has announced the promotion of Maria Nykoluk to the growing sales development team at the award winning temperature controlled vehicle renta...[more]

Unlock the secrets of a flexible business universe, by John O’Reilly


How can a logistics operation gain the skills needed for smooth growth in an environment of uncertainty? John O’Reilly, Operations Director at FlexPlus, explains the ‘Flex Way’ for achieving a ‘flexible universe business model’ to mitigate risk and future-proof your business. A sustained period of growth is seeing the UK economy emerge from the ...[more]

Howard Tenens secures contract win with STIHL GB


STIHL GB has awarded a new contract to Howard Tenens for the warehousing and distribution of its core ride on mower deliveries to its dealership network. STIHL GB required a solution which was flexible, scalable and reliable. Howard Tenens’ freehold ownership of over 3,000,000 sq ft of warehouse space across the UK, coupled with a...[more]

Recycling reliability secures Braiform renewal for Bibby Distribution


Garment hanger manufacturer and recycler Braiform has renewed its contract with Bibby Distribution, thanks to the 3PL’s ongoing reliability and flexibility. Bibby Distribution has provided transport for Braiform’s hangers from warehouse to store, and collection for re-use, since 2005. Under the contract, Bibby Distribution deploys stand trail...[more]

Farrall’s announces senior management team restructure


Farrall’s Transport, the Cheshire based logistics service provider, has announced changes to the company’s senior management team. The move follows a sustained period of exponential growth within the business that has resulted in the procurement of additional facilities to the company’s portfolio, the most recent being a £3.5m investment in a new w...[more]

MetaPack announces nominations for the Delivery Excellence Awards 2015

The MetaPack Group, the leading provider of eCommerce technology for delivery services, today confirmed the nominations for retailers and carriers in the Delivery Excellence Awards. To view and vote for the nominations visit here. Winners will be announced at the sixth annual Delivery Conference on 3rd February 2015. The awards will be part of t...[more]

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]

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