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  • Thorworld-Loading-Solution-completes-the-loop-for-Returnable-Packaging-System

    Thorworld Loading Solution completes the loop for Returnable Packaging System

    Thorworld Industries has installed three fixed loading bay solutions – each comprising a ramp, platform and dock leveller – to give returnable transit packaging specialist PPS Midlands Ltd an efficient logistics operation at its new premises near Uttoxeter.

    With its business growing 25% year-on-year, PPS has relocated to the new 75,000 sq ft facility in Marchington, Uttoxeter in order to ... [more]

  • Seminar-explores-how-rupture-disc-technology-can-contribute-to-SIL-and-“Near-Miss”-reporting

    Seminar explores how rupture disc technology can contribute to SIL and “Near Miss” reporting

    Most modern process plants now implement control and monitoring equipment to proactively manage variations in pressure using relief devices, in order to prevent explosions. The requirement within high integrity industries, like the Oil and Gas sector, to quantify levels of compliance with existing industry standards has led to the implementation of the Safety Integrity Level (SIL); a measurement o... [more]

  • Outstanding-export-performance-wins-Street-Crane-entry-to-Sunday-Times-HSBC-Fast-Track-Listings

    Outstanding export performance wins Street Crane entry to Sunday Times HSBC Fast Track Listings

    Factory crane and hoist manufacturers, Street Crane Company, have been recognised in the Sunday Times/HSBC Fast Track Awards for outstanding growth in export sales. Over the last two years the company has achieved an average annual growth rate in export sales of 33.4 per cent, with exports now accounting for £19 million, 67 per cent of their £28.2 million turnover.

    Street Crane is the UK’... [more]

  • Heavy-duty-offshore-lifting-capability-–-RUD-WBPG-85-200-Tonne-Hoist-Ring

    Heavy duty offshore lifting capability – RUD WBPG 85-200 Tonne Hoist Ring

    RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. RUD have standard and tailored applications to meet your requirements.

    RUD’s wide range of lifting applications are used acr... [more]

  • Luxonic-invests-£¾-million-in-LED-luminaire-production

    Luxonic invests £¾ million in LED luminaire production

    Luxonic has just completed a ten-month programme and a £¾ million investment in expanding its production facilities in Basingstoke to allow for increase in demand for LED luminaires.

    Consolidating all the company’s manufacturing onto the Basingstoke site required an extensive re-organisation of the factory. Engineering is at the heart of the factory and two mezzanine assembly areas have ... [more]

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Seminar explores how rupture disc technology can contribute to SIL and “Near Miss” reporting

Seminar-explores-how-rupture-disc-technology-can-contribute-to-SIL-and-“Near-Miss”-reporting

Most modern process plants now implement control and monitoring equipment to proactively manage variations in pressure using relief devices, in order to prevent explosions. The requirement within high integrity industries, like the Oil and Gas sector, to quantify levels of compliance with existing industry standards has led to the implementation of...[more]

2014 worldsteel map of China steel mills available now

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The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2014 edition of its map of Chinese mainland steel plants. It is available for purchase as a large format wall poster or a PDF file on worldsteel.org. The map highlights the essence of the Chinese steel industry, showing the geographical and economic landscape of the country’s steel indus...[more]

Standard Knapp announces 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer with Single Machine Supports Tray, Pad, or Unsupported Pack Styles

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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]

FTA urges government to provide safe passage for lorry drivers through Calais

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has written to the Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, asking him to lobby the French government to take control of the worsening migrant situation in Calais. FTA’s International Affairs Manager, Donald Armour, said: “At present the Home Office estimates there are about 1,200 migrants living ...[more]

Burnt Tree Group Environmental Project recognised with World Ambassador Award

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Burnt Tree Vehicle Rental has recently been honoured as an International Green World Ambassador at a special ceremony at The Crystal, London. This recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of the company’s Revive & Reduce Project, which won a Green Apple Environment Award, presented at The House of Commons last November. As a re...[more]

Special focus conference sessions added to Intermodal Europe 2014 programme

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More than 30 conference sessions have already been confirmed for Intermodal Europe 2014, from 11-13 November at the Rotterdam Ahoy. “We are well ahead of schedule with a conference programme divided into topic groups providing more focus for delegates to help maximise their time at the event” explains Sophie Ahmed, Event Director. “Feature sessi...[more]

20th anniversary celebration for Palletways

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Palletways Group, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express delivery network for consignments of palletised freight, has celebrated its 20th anniversary. The company has enjoyed meteoric success in the last two decades. Founded in 1994 in the UK, the network has grown from delivering 46,000 pallets in its first year to 30,000 consignments of ...[more]

NOV Mono keeps irrigation water flowing in New Zealand

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A high efficiency diary effluent pump from NOV Mono has delivered significant benefits to the end-user on an agricultural irrigation project in New Zealand. The MonoTM progressing cavity pump has helped increase the efficiency of the irrigation, and also minimised the time spent on the process at the farm in Te Awamutu, on the country’s North Islan...[more]

Pallet truck provider encourages businesses to use data to improve truck fleets

Midland Pallet Trucks, one of the UK’s leading providers of lifting equipment, is encouraging fleet managers and equipment supervisors to find the inefficiencies in their apparatus and iron out the flaws using their business data, to create a workforce of lifting equipment that will boost productivity as well as profit. Businesses collect masses...[more]

Going the extra mile, FLTA invites entries from fork lift truck firms for prestigious customer service title

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Have you gone the extra mile – and beyond – to meet a customer’s special materials handling needs? This is the question being asked by the Fork Lift Truck Association, as it invites dealers to enter the competition for its Customer Focus Award. “We’re looking for fork truck dealers who have done much more than direct customers to a product. We a...[more]

Prohire appointment Key Account Manager

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As part of its ongoing growth strategy and dedication to customer service, Commercial Vehicle Hire and Fleet Management specialist, Prohire Plc, has announced the appointment of Mick Hirst to the role of Key Account Manager. Mick will be responsible for the day-to-day support of the larger Prohire fleet customers and his role will entail interfa...[more]

Space Allocation Request enables rapid response to time-sensitive logistics needs

Lufthansa Technik Deploys E2open for Extended Logistics VisibE2open, provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, today announced that Lufthansa Technik is leveraging the E2open Business Network. The cloud-based platform gives Lufthansa Technik the distinct competitive advantage of bette...[more]

Powder handling specialist solves storage problems instantly with a temporary building

Powder-handling-specialist-solves-storage-problems-instantly-with-a-temporary-building

With 70 percent growth over the last three years and still more in prospect, bulk powder storage and packaging specialists, Resin Handling Services (RHS), found they had severe capacity problems. Help came from Smart Space, the temporary building experts, who completed a project to provide additional temporary building storage within two months fro...[more]

New feeding frenzy on partners in packaging stand

New-feeding-frenzy-on-partners-in-packaging-stand

Feeding and product handling specialists Partners in Packaging (Machine Systems) will showcase a number of the latest feeding technologies from its principals on stand B11 at this year’s show, as well as new developments in denesting - one made in the UK. One of the stand highlights is the new ‘Flowfold Two’, base card feeder and folder from Str...[more]

Terex Washing Systems welcome prospective customers to Australian open day

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Terex Washing Systems (TWS) has reported a successful “Open Day” in Australia which is the first of several planned events for 2014. The recent Open Day event took place at Dubbo Sands, Dubbo, NSW, Australia on 30th – 31st July 2014 to showcase the recently installed Terex® Aggresand™ 165 washplant. Niall Donaghy, Sales Manager, MWS, comment...[more]

AYS delivers international services following demand

AYS-delivers-international-services-following-demand

A UK logistics and road freight specialist has expanded its services in line with customer demand and is now providing international services across the globe. AYS Logistics has launched a new international shipping service to facilitate the import and export of goods for customers all over the world. The company is now able to manage air, sea a...[more]

WheelRight opens up tyre pressure technology debate with LCVP

With new EU legislation coming in this November, requiring new passenger vehicles to include on-board tyre pressure monitoring systems, the effectiveness of on or off-vehicle solutions continues to fuel debate within the automotive, transport and logistics industries. Keen to contribute to the debate, automotive technology expert, WheelRight, th...[more]

Safety in the Storage Industry: Working towards Zero Harm, SEMA’s one day safety conference held 6th November 2014

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HSE statistics cite falls from height in the food and drink industries as the third highest cause of fatal injury, (comprising 20% of fatal accidents) and they also result in around 80 major injuries each year. Neil Pinder of safety specialist, Spanset will cover how falls from height still play a major part across the storage industry and that ris...[more]

New Produce Pallet from Polymer Logistics delivers benefits and cost savings across the supply chain

New-Produce-Pallet-from-Polymer-Logistics-delivers-benefits-and-cost-savings-across-the-supply-chain

Polymer Logistics next generation of produce pallets has just been launched and is set to challenge its wooden pallet rival head on. Targeted to be a real alternative to wood, Polymer Logistics have engineered the new pallet to deliver not only flexibility in load carrying and space saving, but also cost savings in the supply chain. Manufactured...[more]

Research study from AEB and DHBW

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What are the business benefits of preferential agreements and the transatlantic trade partnership TTIP? Online survey now live: Looking for foreign trade and logistics experts Leamington Spa, 19th August 2014 – The European Union has trade agreements with many countries. But what is the relevance of such agreements in every day business? What a...[more]


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