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    M&S automation order won by KNAPP

    The contract to design and install automated material handling systems at Marks & Spencer's national distribution centre in Bradford has been awarded to KNAPP.

    The DC – which is due to go live in Spring 2016 – will feature a high level of automation for goods-in, decanting, storage, picking and dispatch, with KNAPP's OSR ShuttleTM technology forming the heart of the intralogistics s... [more]

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    RUD VLBG Load Ring, turns Loads 360° aligned to the direction of the pull

    RUD offer a wide range of lifting and lashing applications, which include both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points.

    The RUD VLBG offers a range of advantages; firstly it can be turned 360°, aligned to the direction of the pull. The load ring can be tilted which guar... [more]

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    Smart-Pal, palletising equipment 20% cheaper and 40% smaller

    When a company sets out to automate its manual palletising, the aim is to have a quick Return on Investment (RoI), ideally within a two year span. However, achieving this with investments as high as, say, €200.000 per SKU, can be a challenge. If the cost of investing is too high, then the manufacturer must continue with manual operations and all its drawbacks.

    CSi has been working consi... [more]

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    Thorworld Industries supports FEM vision for future of Materials Handling

    Thorworld Industries has played its part in shaping the future of the materials handling industry after attending the bi-annual congress of FEM, the European Materials Handling Federation.

    Held in York from 18th-19th September, the FEM Congress outlined its plans for the next few years with the launch of Vision & Strategy 2020, a new publication that Thorworld helped to draft.

    Su... [more]

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Take a ‘Safety Selfie’ 10 Kindle Fire HDs up for grabs in FLTA competition sponsored by Rivermore Asset Finance


A million men and women working with and alongside fork lift trucks in the UK are being asked to show off their best practice in the new ‘Safety Selfie’ competition, which was launched by the Fork Lift Truck Association at the National Fork Truck Safety Conference. The competition, which will run until 31st December 2014, is open to anyone who w...[more]

More power, extended running and longer life, it's Ironclad®


The heavy-duty Ironclad® range of motive power batteries from EnerSys® offers more power, extended running times and longer life than comparable designs to support intensive lift truck operations and other demanding materials handling applications. The range is particularly suited to situations where longer truck run times are needed to minimise th...[more]

L&S Waste Management invest £2 million in new fleet


Hampshire based L&S Waste Management, has invested £2 million adding 12 new vehicles to their rapidly expanding fleet. The new fleet comprises 5 tipper trucks, 2 sweeper trucks, 2 skip lorries, 1 roll-on roll-off vehicle, a CAT 360 Excavator and a CAT 930 wheel loader. The new high tech fleet incorporates the latest Euro 6 engines, ensuring that...[more]

BEUMER provides plants and systems for the transport, loading and filling of bulk material with significantly less dust formation


Almost no lost product Bulk material like building materials, coal, cereals, fodder or mineral compounds are often transported via motorways, railways, waterways or through nature reserves. The large quantities of dust generated during this process can pollute the environment considerably. Dust clouds can also occur during loading, filling and pal...[more]

BITO FIFO Storage Fresh Produce Focus


Consumer demand for fresh, quality products to be available anytime means that food producers, manufacturers and processors should keep lead times as short as possible, respond to seasonal peaks and provide deliveries on time. PROflow, BITO’s pallet live storage system, provides the ideal solution for meeting these requirements. It ensures that the...[more]

Paragon helps Menzies Distribution deliver today’s news today


Menzies Distribution, a marketing, logistics and delivery specialist, has implemented Paragon’s Multi Depot routing software to schedule daily deliveries of around seven million newspapers and magazines. Operating from 48 depots, Menzies’ 2,000-strong fleet makes these time-critical deliveries to 30,000 customer sites throughout the UK and Irela...[more]

Multimodal transportation software provider puts Shippers in charge of their own transportation planning and supply chain execution

Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has expanded its Kewill MOVE® on the Cloud hosted multimodal transportation management software platform to more fully address the needs of Shippers. The platform now incorporates extended transport management functionality for manufacturers across a variety of industry s...[more]

B&B Attachments helps improve productivity at Thatchers Cider


Thatchers Cider is a fourth generation cider maker based in Sandford, in North Somerset, England. The company started making cider in 1904. It now has 360 acres of its own orchard in Somerset, as well as working closely with other apple growers in the area. Alongside its bush orchards, Thatchers has pioneered a method of growing its apple trees ...[more]

Follow the Pallet Evolution!


Pallet Evolution is a new campaign which aims to offer the UK plastic pallet industry a public voice for the very first time. Launched by the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic pallets and boxes,, Pallet Evolution will educate pallet users about the many advantages of using plastic pallets and dispel some of the my...[more]

Successful staging of CeMAT 2014

Now in its fifth year, CeMAT RUSSIA once again strongly confirmed its leadership as Russia’s most important intralogistics trade show. The exhibition spectrum ranged from partly automated solutions to a fully automated warehouse, with all elements of intralogistics on display, from pallet trucks and materials handling to the warehouse, order pickin...[more]

Massey Wilcox adds sparkle with anniversary Actros from Rygor


The latest Mercedes-Benz Actros to join the fleet of high-profile West Country haulier Massey Wilcox Transport is a real diamond – and there’s a striking image of the precious stone on the side of its StreamSpace cab to prove it. The warehousing and distribution specialist commissioned the specially-liveried Actros 2545 to mark its 60th (Diamond...[more]

New Managing Director for Decontaminate UK

Decontaminate UK – a leading asbestos remediation and hazardous materials company announces Craig Foster has joined them as Managing Director. Craig previously worked at Aspect Contracts, where he had the role of Group Operations Director, previous to this he was the Managing Director for R&F Insulations. Craig has over 30 years’ experience in t...[more]

DPD creates over 250 jobs with £10.2m investment in six new depots


The UK's fastest growing major parcel delivery company DPD has invested £10.2m on new depots in Dartford, Feltham, Radlett, Reading, Liverpool and Lincoln. The new depots, which collectively are expected to create over 250 new jobs, will expand DPD's capacity to handle a significant increase in B2C parcel volumes generated by its hugely successf...[more]

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) chosen as the preferred commercial vehicle wheel supplier by TruckForce


Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has been chosen as the preferred commercial vehicle wheel supplier by TruckForce, Goodyear Dunlop's truck tyre and breakdown assistance support network. The contract will encompass over 45 different wheel sizes ranging from 5.75" x 17.5" to 11.75" x 22.5", most of which are available in either steel or for...[more]

Team Zietlow achieves third world record with seamless logistics support from Kuehne and Nagel

The renowned adventurer and off-road driver Rainer Zietlow and his team mates Marius Biela and Matthias Prillwitz, have achieved a spectacular new world record with the logistics support of Kuehne + Nagel: Driving from Nordkapp, Norway, to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa in 21 days. The “Cape-to-Cape” race saw Team Zietlow drive i...[more]

KNAPP apprentice wins ‘Outstanding Newcomer' award


The achievements of Amy Coltman, an apprentice engineer for KNAPP, have been recognised in the Leicester College Apprenticeship Awards. Amy – who works as part of the Customer Service team of resident engineers at the site of KNAPP client, British Gas, in Leicester – achieved the Bronze Award for ‘Outstanding Newcomer' of 2014. Amy, 21, received...[more]

NetDespatch speeds up Plantify’s order fulfilment process


Windsor-based specialist plant retailer,, has saved its admin staff around five hours per day by using a web-based integration solution from NetDespatch to seamlessly connect its order management system and parcel delivery network. With more than 3,000 varieties of British-grown plants in stock, Plantify delivers to online custome...[more]

Stertil Koni introduces heavy duty 2-post FreedomLift range


Stertil Koni, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of vehicle lifts, has launched the FreedomLift range of heavy duty 2-post lifts. The new FreedomLift has been conceived as the perfect solution for lifting a wide variety of vehicles from commercial vans to small, heavy duty trucks. Comprising three standard models, the range offers liftin...[more]

ABB automates its warehouse with the help of Swisslog


Swisslog has received its latest order to create a state-of-the-art AutoStore facility in Switzerland. Power and automation technology leader ABB has commissioned Swisslog to integrate this automated small parts storage system into the existing space at its site in Schaffhausen. This will allow ABB to merge and further optimize its logistics proces...[more]

Dudson Group ‘bowled over’ after saving £26,000 per year with SYSPRO ERP


A world-leading ceramic tableware manufacturer and supplier is saving up to £26,000 a year in one process alone after reducing the time it spends on order fulfilment by automating its processes, and reports that this saving is an important part of achieving a return on investment on the whole project. Dudson Group is using SYSPRO, an advanced ...[more]

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