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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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    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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    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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Silver style and ISO 9001 renewal for articulated forklift truck manufacturer Flexi Narrow Aisle


Flexi Narrow Aisle – the UK-based manufacturer of articulated forklift truck technology – has announced a major quality and branding upgrade across its extensive range of Flexi articulated forklift trucks. While the trucks will remain the familiar Signal Red, which is a recognized safety colour, the well-known Flexi brand, which appears on vario...[more]

Briggs Equipment invests £10.5million in short-term materials handling equipment fleet


As the UK's leading independent nationwide specialist in short-term materials handling solutions, Briggs Equipment is this year investing a further £10.5million in its short term rental (STR) fleet, bringing the total number of machines available to 5,100 and significantly broadening the range. "The face of short-term hire is changing as logisti...[more]

The ‘More Load - Less Cost’ Logistics Experts go from strength to strength as the growth plan unfolds


Buffaload Logistics is a family-owned business with 15 years’ experience in the temperature-controlled sector and during this time has pursued an ambitious growth programme. It has tripled in size over the last two years and intends to double the size of the business in the next 30 months. Plans include a new 6-bay vehicle workshop at its 16-acr...[more]

Cabka-IPS grows its family of strong container pallets with the Endur S7 and C7.2


The pallets are charactersized by their square size, a robust design, their impact resistance, and their load capacity of 1,250 kg on high racks. Both are used, for example, to store FIBCs, flexible intermediate bulk containers, also called big bags, in high-bay warehouses. The difference between the two pallets is their size. While the C7.2, with ...[more]

Rhenus steams ahead with Transdanubia partnership

Rhenus Logistics, one of Britain’s leading freight forwarders, has announced a new partnership with Austrian logistics giant Transdanubia. The deal will see Rhenus expand upon its longstanding market presence in Austria by working with Transdanubia to provide an improved logistics service across central Europe. Transdanubia handles over 500,000 ...[more]

Isuzu truck just perfect for Yorkshire farmer Eddy Lumb

It’s a tough life being a farmer and 35-year old Eddy Lumb had always done some building work or relief truck driving to supplement his income when he helped out on his parents’ farm on the edge of Halifax in Yorkshire. One project kept Eddy away from farming for a considerable amount of time - this was when he was converting a barn into his own ho...[more]

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]

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