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Linde Materials Handling is the driving force behind the Bloodhound Project


Linde Materials Handling has delivered specialist forklift truck training to members of the Bloodhound team ahead of their attempt to beat the World Land Speed Record this year in South Africa. Developed over the last six and half years, the 13.5 metre long, three metre tall, supersonic Bloodhound car is powered by a Eurofighter Typhoon jet engine ...[more]

Jungheinrich unveils new high-energy efficiency ‘indoor, outdoor’ reach truck


Jungheinrich has announced the launch of its new C series reach trucks. The ETV C16 and ETV C20 models can transport loads of up to two tonnes and are equally suited to indoor and outdoor operations. Super-elastic tyres and high ground clearance give these trucks the edge when it comes to transporting goods reliably and safely – whether on a smo...[more]

Get things moving with skates from Pallet Trucks UK


In warehouse and construction environments operational efficiency has a direct relationship with profitability. Pallet Trucks UK is committed to helping British businesses boost their bottom lines with a premium quality range of moving skates which help transport heavy equipment or machinery from A to B. Also known as machinery skates, transport...[more]

Acumen Automotive Logistics invests in its enclosed vehicle fleet


Following its acquisition of specialist enclosed delivery operator ‘Enable’, Acumen Automotive Logistics has invested in four new Rolfo Auriga Deluxe enclosed semi-trailers in line with its decision to completely replace the existing Enclosed fleet. The UK-based finished vehicle transporter has chosen the Rolfo Auriga Deluxe semi-trailers for th...[more]

Interroll manufacture and market Portec belt curves in Europe


With the acquisition of Portec the leading US manufacturer of belt curves - back in 2013, Interroll will now begin to manufacture and market this reliable and robust solution in Europe. With over 80,000 high-performance belt curves already installed throughout Europe, the Interroll Portec belt curve is designed to offer high performance and tr...[more]

Logistics firm McGregor Logistics joins European giant


Logistics firm McGregor Logistics has announced that it is to expand its operations after joining Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing palletised freight network. McGregor Logistics, founded in 2003 in Doncaster with a depot in Grays, specialises in general haulage including logistics of fresh produce and the delivery of turf to icon...[more]

Updated European Road Transport Guide now available from FTA


The Freight Transport Association has published the 20th annual edition of its ever popular European Road Transport Guide, providing information and advice for UK-based road transport operators moving goods to Europe and beyond. The 450-page guide has new sections on Incoterms and Safe Loading, and the main updates include: Driving b...[more]

DPDgroup drivers take top three positions in Mercedes-Benz FleetBoard UK league table

Three DPDgroup linehaul drivers have proved they are the best in the UK by topping the Mercedes-Benz FleetBoard Drivers' League, a Europe-wide competition that analyses driving performance. Three drivers; Kevin Murray (Carlisle), Simon Pountain (Croydon) and David Tuckett (Exeter) have been ranked as the top three drivers from all the fleets in ...[more]

New partnership for mobile transactions in rugged environments


Manufacturing and distribution businesses looking for instantaneous fast transactions from the shop floor now have a wider choice of mobile solutions after K3 Syspro announced a unique partnership with software automation expert AfriSoft. The partnership has made K3 Syspro a key reseller of TransLution mobile software for the UK and Europe, addi...[more]

Geotab Recognized for its Fleet Tracking Solution Excellence by Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

Geotab, an industry leading telematics engineering company, today announced that the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 has recognized Geotab for its industry leading end-to-end fleet tracking solution. Geotab’s GO7 telematics device and MyGeotab fleet management software was implemented with 800 commercial vehicles by Red Hawk Fire & Securit...[more]

GPSTrackIt introduces roadside assistance for fleet management clients extends their Fleet Manager system by offering their fleet management customers emergency roadside assistance. The program includes a variety of services to help get vehicles back on their routes faster. Temecula, CA May 22nd, 2015 ­ – now provides its customers with a comprehensive roadside assistance program. The ...[more]

Hoist safety revolutionised by MotoSuiveur® device


A multitude of previous hoist safety concerns have now been solved by the revolutionary MotoSuiveur® - a mechanically failsafe hoist safety device created by Siguren and distributed in the UK exclusively by SCX Special Projects. According to SCX Special Projects’ Nuclear Sales Manager Dave Little, “The MotoSuiveur® is the best thing that’s happe...[more]

Promotions strengthen board at Reed Boardall


Yorkshire-based temperature controlled storage and distribution business Reed Boardall is strengthening its board with the appointment of Sarah Roberts as finance director and Marcus Boardall as deputy chief executive having moved from his former role of finance director. Sa...[more]

Pioneering the application of motorsport technology to HGV drag reduction


The WR AeroKit is a cutting-edge and innovative application of British motorsport technology that delivers truly outstanding performance and results in terms of HGV drag reduction and lower carbon emissions. Better-known for its motorsport heritage and recent work with Honda Performance Development Inc (HPD) – currently starting their Indianapol...[more]

Innovation is the focus at London’s biggest packaging show


International buyers and leading decision makers will be flocking to Packaging Innovations London 2015 to see the most innovative and original suppliers within the packaging industry. The exclusive two day event for branded and inspirational packaging takes place on 16 & 17 September, at Olympia London. Over 150 companies have already signed up ...[more]

RJ Edwards consolidates position with Empirica


RJ Edwards operates 35 articulated vehicles and 50 trailers.The 125,000 sq ft warehouse at RJ Edwards holds up to 10,000 pallets in mixed wide-aisle and drive-in storage. RJ Edwards Transport Ltd has recently implemented the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess Logistics Technology to enhance key functions including reporting, invento...[more]

Countrywide turns to Ryder to optimize fleet


Ryder has optimized the direct delivery fleet of Countrywide Farmers by boosting payload capacity with the addition of nine DAF LFs and Iveco Dailies to its fleet on contract hire. Two DAF LF 12 tonners have replaced 7.5 tonners, and six Iveco Daily 7 tonners and one Iveco 7.5 tonner have replaced a mixture of 3.5 and 7.5 tonners. The increases ...[more]

PALFINGER presents new SOLID - Range PK 17.001 SLD 1 / PK 17.001 SLD 3 / PK 19.001 SLD 5


With the product launch of the new „SOLID“ models PK 17.001 SLD 1, PK 17.001 SLD 3 and PK 19.001 SLD 5 we will replace the existing models PK 16001, PK 16001-K and PK 18001 EH. SOLID stands for robust, easy and reasonably priced cranes. SOLID models are offered in three different configurations. The PK 17.001 SLD 1 is the NON-CE entry leve...[more]

NetDespatch halves despatch time for fast growing Weird Fish


Weird Fish has implemented the NetDespatch cloud-based shipping solution to rationalise its order fulfilment process. The NetDespatch parcel data management platform seamlessly connects the company’s order management system – Select Commerce from Webselect – with its parcel delivery network, Royal Mail, and has reduced order processing and despatch...[more]

Krone provide secure Dry Liner loading for high value ACME cargo


ACME Production Services, the event and entertainment transport specialists, have added two, high security Dry Liner box trailers to their fleet which, says the company, will provide maximum load protection and secure carriage for their UK and European customers. Working mainly for production, sound and lighting companies, ACME require the added...[more]

Egemin Automation to build 44-metre-high deep-freeze warehouse for Belgian company Agristo


Egemin Automation will build a new automated deep-freeze warehouse for Belgian producer of frozen French fries Agristo on its production site in Nazareth in East Flanders. The investment needs to support Agristo’s projected growth. The new high-bay warehouse will be 44 metres high and eight AS/RS stacker cranes will be deployed to store frozen Fren...[more]

Terex® Finlay introduce new 873 Tracked Mobile Heavy Duty Screener


The new Terex® Finlay 873 is designed to work after a primary crusher or on its own as frontline screening machine. This highly versatile and adaptable machine is suitable for working in quarrying, mining, construction and demolition debris, topsoil, recycling, sand, gravel, coal and aggregate applications. This aggressive forward facing incline...[more]

Surrey Euro stars commended by Palletways


A Surrey-based logistics firm has been commended in recognition of its European sales performance. Frederick R Miller, based at Forsyths Home Farm in Shackleford, part of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has been officially recognised for its year-on-year European sales increases in Palletways’...[more]

Matt Buckley takes charge of Boughton's service & parts


Boughton Engineering, Britain’s longest established manufacturer of skip loaders and hook loaders, has appointed well-known industry figure, Matt Buckley as its new Service & Parts Manager, based at Wolverhampton. Matt has a long and distinguished track record in the waste industry, having worked over time in senior management roles for some of th...[more]

Terex® Minerals Processing Systems expand North America and Latin America sales and support organization


Terex® Minerals Processing Systems has announced the expansion of their organizational support in North America and Latin America due to strong market growth and rapid product development. David Quail (pictured) joins as the Terex MPS Market Area Director, USA and Latin America. This is a newly created role to support the market expansion and p...[more]

Safer Lorry Scheme to be covered at FTA Fleet Engineer


The London Safer Lorry Scheme (SLS), vulnerable road users and commercial vehicles, and the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be covered at the Freight Transport Association’s Fleet Engineer Conference which takes place on Wednesday 10 June. The session on urban commercial vehicle operation will discuss what effect the London SLS will have an...[more]

RayTemp 6 infrared non-contact thermometer


The new RayTemp 6 infrared non-contact thermometer is a compact, durable and easy to use instrument, simply aim and pull the trigger to display the temperature of the item being measured over the range of -60 to 550 °C. Each thermometer incorporates an eight dot circle laser indicator, which allows you to precisely target the diameter of the are...[more]

The secret language of the warehouse

Voice technology is transforming workers’ ability to understand and carry out instruction regardless of their native language, according to Darrell Williams of Honeywell Vocollect Solutions In an increasingly diverse workforce, language differences pose a significant barrier to both productivity and team morale. But rather than try to stifle cul...[more]

Success for KNAPP’s first robotic picking system


The first installation of KNAPP’s Pick-it-Easy Robot solution is operating successfully at the site of dental supplies wholesaler, Basiq Dental, in The Netherlands. Delivered last year, the robotic picking system has proved to be highly efficient, accurate and reliable in operation. Pick-it-Easy Robot uses KNAPP’s KiSoft Vision technology to ide...[more]

Walk the Line: 10 tips to help manage traffic safety in your facility


Every workplace facility has a unique layout and will have different priorities – but one thing that doesn’t differ is the importance of managing the flow of workplace vehicles and protecting personnel. With 20% of all workplace deaths still caused by vehicles, here are 10 cross-industry tips that will go some way towards making your workplace s...[more]

Commenting following the biggest car recall Duncan Brock, a Director at CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) says:


“Another automotive recall once again highlights the perils of managing huge global supply chains ineffectively and without risk mitigation strategies in place. These are the high costs companies have to pay if there are supply chain failures. The main issue is that companies are increasingly relying on a handful of global suppliers for key compone...[more]

Haynes Ford Maidstone becomes Van Excellence Recognised Partner


FTA has said it is delighted to announce Haynes Ford Maidstone as the first manufacturer dealer to become a Van Excellence Recognised Partner. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) awarded Haynes with a certificate at the Ford Transit Show Live event held at the dealership in Maidstone today (21 May). As a Van Excellence Recognised Partner th...[more]

Minister helps mark JCB transmissions' production milestone


Wrexham-based JCB Transmissions has marked a major manufacturing milestone – the production of two its two millionth powertrain. The company was set up in 1978 with less than a dozen employees in a single factory on the Wrexham Industrial Estate. JCB Transmissions now employs more than 400 people in two plants covering a total area of 450,000 s...[more]

Enterprise labeling white paper reveals four ways to enhance supply chain agility and reduce costs

The white paper “Adopting Next Generation Labeling Technology Enhances Enterprise Agility and Reduces Costs” published by NiceLabel identifies the hidden costs, inefficiencies and risks resulting from legacy labeling operations and explains why a modern label management platform is well suited to current enterprise and extended supply chain needs. ...[more]

Jungheinrich wins IFOY 2015 Award for ‘Counterbalanced Trucks up to 3.5 tonnes’


Jungheinrich has taken the trophy in the all-important category of ‘Counterbalanced Trucks Up to 3.5 Tonnes’ at the prestigious International Forklift Truck of the Year Awards 2015 (IFOY) in Munich. The independent jury of international trade journalists selected Jungheinrich’s EFG S30s three-tonne electric counterbalance truck citing its “complete...[more]

AllCell and LG develop high performance lithium-ion battery for material handling market


AllCell Technologies, LLC, a Chicago-based Lithium-ion battery pack manufacturer for smart-grid, autonomous and light electric vehicle applications, and LG Chem Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries, have developed a high performance long lasting Li-ion battery for material handling applications. The battery is des...[more]

Fuel duty hikes are still ‘off-limits’ for Chancellor, warns FTA


The Freight Transport Association has issued a warning to its members that the Chancellor could announce increases in fuel duty in his Budget Statement on 8 July. FTA has also renewed its support for the successful FairFuelUK campaign that it founded with the Road Haulage Association in 2011. James Hookham, FTA’s Deputy Chief Executive, said:...[more]

Microlise Driver Performance Management App launched to support driver engagement with telematics

At the Microlise Transport Conference, telematics platform provider Microlise has announced the launch of Driver Performance Management (DPM), a mobile application running on both Android and iOS devices that delivers increased driver engagement with telematics, whilst at the same time reducing management resource requirements. The DPM mobile ap...[more]

New Curtiss-Wright Industrial Group website brings together four leading product brands


Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s (NYSE: CW) Industrial division today announced the launch of a new website containing the full portfolio of products, services and capabilities offered by its Industrial Group, which comprises its four leading product brands – Arens Controls, Penny & Giles, PG Drives Technology and Williams Controls. The new website ...[more]

Capital Safety Harnesses cutting edge technology to deliver winning solution for workers at height


Capital Safety, the global leader in fall protection equipment, systems and anchors, has launched a new range of Delta™ Comfort harnesses, offering users a winning combination of safety, comfort and convenience. Incorporating many of the features that made the original range so successful, the new Delta™ Comfort harnesses feature shoulder, back ...[more]

Agidens is the new name for former Egemin divisions

§ The Egemin Group has sold the Handling Automation division and the Egemin Automation brand name to the German KION Group in early May § Agidens is the new name under which the Process Automation, Life Sciences, Infra Automation and Consulting & Services divisions will continue together § Focus, a clear strategy, motivated employees and a...[more]

New sales appointments boost Stertil Dock & Door Products


Stertil Dock and Door Products has boosted its UK sales team with two recent appointments. Louise Langham has joined the company as Area Technical Sales Manager for the North East region. With extensive knowledge of the materials handling, logistics and distribution industries, Louise has built a successful career based on solid experience of sales...[more]

FTA report finds road investment should be priority for Government


Investment in road improvements should be a priority for the new Government according to the Logistics Report 2015 – the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA’s) analysis of the ideas, news and views that shaped the transport and logistics industry in the last 12 months. Launched at the Microlise Transport Conference in Coventry today (20 May), b...[more]

Up to 90% reductions of energy and friction with latest System Marathon drag chains


The System Marathon drag chain equipment now available from M Buttkereit Ltd can accommodate overall horizontal travel distances in excess of 200 metres. It features an upper running track installed for the full horizontal operating distance of the installation, combined with a lower parking track covering just 50% of the full length. The drag chai...[more]

Samworth Brothers Supply Chain driver Alan Marsh named first ever Microlise Driver Of The Year

At the Microlise Transport Conference, Samworth Brothers Supply Chain driver Alan Marsh took home the Microlise Driver of the Year award, being first named as the winning driver in the long distance category, before being named Overall Winner. Marsh beat 90,000 other drivers to be named Microlise Driver of the Year, which were run in conjunction...[more]

CorpAcq expands by acquiring United Forktrucks (1992)


Investment group CorpAcq has bought a forklift truck business with eight depots across the Midlands and southern England. CorpAcq, based in Altrincham, has acquired United Forktrucks (1992), which has its head office in Thetford, Norfolk, and employs 86 staff across its operations. United Forktrucks is a £6.5m-turnover business which was foun...[more]

Rik Kiddle joins Terex Finlay as Global Business Development and Sales Director


Terex Finlay have announced the appointment of Global Business Development and Sales Director, Rik Kiddle. In his new role, Rik will be responsible for strategically driving business growth, increasing market share as well as identifying and developing new market opportunities on a global basis. He will lead the current Sales, Marketing and Dist...[more]

Totonto to host TIACA Air Cargo Forum


TIACA’s 2018 Air Cargo Forum will take place in Toronto, Canada, Secretary General Doug Brittin has announced. The biennial ACF brings together supply chain decision makers from across the globe for three days of networking, discussion, and learning. “We are excited to be bringing the event back to North America for 2018,” said Brittin. “T...[more]

Geldof builds petroleum storage tanks to ensure energy supplies in Poland


Belgian company Geldof (Engicon nv) has started the construction of two gigantic petroleum storage tanks in the Polish city of Gdańsk. The final client PERN ‘Przyjaźń’ Group is investing €200m to build Poland’s very first port terminal. The port project will safeguard the supplies of crude oil, liquid fuels and chemicals in the regio...[more]

Cognito appoints Laurent Othacéhé as CEO


Cognito, the field service management solutions company, has appointed Laurent Othacéhé as CEO, as part of a wider organisational restructure intended to position the company for growth. Othacéhé joined Cognito in 2014 as Sales Director, bringing with him more than 20 years’ experience in the field service industry. Prior to that he was CEO of 3...[more]

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