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  • New-Sales-Director-for-Gebhardt-ECS

    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]

  • NOV-Mono-Sludge-Cake-Pumps-are-real-Record-Breakers

    NOV Mono Sludge Cake Pumps are real Record Breakers

    NOV Mono has designed and manufactured its largest W Range progressing cavity pumps ever built. The four pumps have been ordered for two major wastewater treatment plant upgrade projects, and at 11-metres long they will have double the size and double the capacity of pumps normally used for this type of sludge cake application.

    The pumps will be used in a duty/standby configuration on a C... [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]

  • KNAPP-delivers-ergonomic-pallet-picking-solution-for-SPAR

    KNAPP delivers ergonomic pallet picking solution for SPAR

    In response to new challenges in the grocery sector, SPAR Austria has taken delivery of a unique pallet picking system, developed by KNAPP, at its headquarters in Maria Saal.

    The semi-automatic Pick-it-Easy Move system, which is used for order picking of the entire range of fast-moving goods, began operation in September and is enabling the handling of goods – even heavy articles – with a... [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]

  • End-track-out-and-dust-problems-with-MobyDick

    End track-out and dust problems with MobyDick

    Dirty public roads and dust-contaminated air are tolerated less and less by legislators and the public. For more than 25 years, the wheel washing systems by the global market leader, the Swiss company FRUTIGER, have been at work in over 3,500 operations worldwide under the brand name MobyDick Wheel Washing Systems. Together with the recently introduced MobyDick Dust Control Cannons, MobyDick can o... [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]

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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]

Stertil Koni lifts specified for new £10m Scottish Eco Park


A new £10m purpose-built headquarters for Healthcare Environmental Group (HEG) in Lanarkshire, Scotland, is benefiting from the installation of Stertil Koni commercial vehicle lifts within its state of the art fleet workshop facility. Representing a major change in technology and energy recovery, HEG’s new 37 acre Eco Park plant is capable of pr...[more]

Add a pinch of salt

With severe winter weather forecast, workplace equipment supplier Slingsby’s purpose built salt distribution facility is receiving high levels of orders from workplaces across all industries and the company is advising businesses to stock up with salt early to avoid the inevitable panic that ensues when the mercury begins to fall. Slingsby, whic...[more]

New appointment strengthens Stertil Dock and Door Products


Stertil Dock and Door Products has recently appointed Ed Wilks as its Senior Estimator. The role is set to support the company’s continuing growth and future plans across the UK and Northern Ireland. Ed brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over the last 16 years in the loading bay industry which includes serving as Preside...[more]

Corrugated packaging is rising to meet the challenge of a digital landscape


UK corrugated packaging companies are jumping on the digital bandwagon, driven by a combination of shorter run lengths, the dramatic rise of the discounters, emergence of online shopping and brand customisation. The Corrugated Packaging Industry needs to keep pace with a challenging retail landscape and is investing significantly - almost £500mi...[more]

Customer tickled pink by JCB's colourful fundraising machine


A 22-tonne JCB excavator has rolled off the Staffordshire company’s production lines – painted in eye-catching pink. While most JCB diggers come in standard yellow, this one-off was painted in a different hue to give a colourful boost to customer Waitings Drainage & Pipeline Contractors’ initiative to raise thousands of pounds for two cancer hos...[more]

Reverse Logistics Group acquires Britcom

Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) expands its service portfolio in the repair and refurbish business and acquires Britcom. This allows the German based reverse and recycling group to strengthen its ‘Return to Value’ proposition with a further investment in a growing market: The rapid pace of technology advancements has extensively contributed to increa...[more]

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