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  • Renovotec-launches-ground-breaking-Printer-Label-Subscription-Service

    Renovotec launches ground breaking Printer Label Subscription Service

    Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged hardware company is launching a “new business model” rugged printer label subscription service that includes a Honeywell industrial printer plus maintenance, support, consumables and delivery – for a single monthly payment.

    Prices for the new, all-inclusive service range from a monthly subscription of £31.25 for 1,000 labels to £4,250 for 250,000... [more]

  • CSi-Industries-BV-opens-assembly-plant-in-China

    CSi Industries BV opens assembly plant in China

    On June 2nd 2015 CSi industries BV opened its first assembly plant in China.
    Despite relatively low labour costs the demand for automation in China is definitely on the increase as the country seeks to attract high quality engineering solutions to reduce its dependence on local labour. Also, finding the right calibre of personnel in the market place is becoming more of a challenge. In res... [more]

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    Konecranes' Agilon: The next generation materials management solution

    Testimony to Konecranes' commitment to embracing the era of the emerging industrial Internet is the company’s latest service innovation – Agilon – set to be launched here in the UK in September. Standing as a patented, fully–automated and modular intelligent materials management solution, the system is set to revolutionise the way in which components are managed, stored, picked and replenished,... [more]

  • Booker-Best-chooses-Thorworld-solution-for-loading-bay-safety-at-Conquest-Hospital

    Booker & Best chooses Thorworld solution for loading bay safety at Conquest Hospital

    A need for increased personnel safety in a hospital loading bay has led building and property maintenance contractor Booker & Best to implement an improved loading solution using a platform manufactured and supplied by Thorworld Industries.

    East Sussex-based Booker & Best operates the rapid response contract for Conquest Hospital in Saint Leonards-on-sea, near Hastings. Having determined ... [more]

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    RUD BULKOS Screw Conveyor Systems for Bulk Materials Handling

    RUD Chains Ltd is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of round steel chains, producing top quality chain components and systems for a wide variety of markets and applications.

    RUD’s conveyor and drive systems offers a range of product solutions to the bulk materials industry, they design, fit and manufacture complete conveyor and drive systems, such as bucket elevators and chain conv... [more]

  • On-the-go-with-TraffiGlove

    On the go with TraffiGlove

    In response to valuable customer feedback, TraffiGlove, has refreshed and updated its website in order to make it responsive and indeed compatible with those using tablets and smartphones on the go.

    With smartphone penetration in the UK expected to reach 80% by 2017, the TraffiGlove website is now compatible with the changing ways in which information is now accessed when professionals ar... [more]

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FTA members come to the rescue of stranded truckers on hottest day of decade


Freight Transport Association members have stepped in to help fellow truckers who are stuck in Operation Stack on the M20 in Kent. Donations of bottled water, canned drinks and dried foods are being distributed to the thousands of drivers who are enduring Britain’s hottest day for 10 years while stranded on the motorway without any facilities. ...[more]

New Transport Manager ready to rock and roll


The new Transport Manager at Serious Waste Management is hoping to strike the right note in his new job. A music fan from Bromsgrove, Alex Howse held his wedding in Las Vegas and his wife was even given away by “Elvis,” now he is hoping that his organisation of 16 tankers in five depots nationwide will be as harmonious as his hero’s songs. A...[more]

‘Significant’ progress in flexible packaging recyclability project


Significant progress has been made in trialling and developing new designs aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging, according to resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, which is leading a collaborative R&D project involving high-profile global brands. Axion is working with a number of partners on the REFLEX proj...[more]

SoniXs technology ensures efficient and reliable strapping


Strapping specialist Mosca has introduced a new entry-level pallet strapping model, specifically designed for frequently-changing, low-volume production runs. The fully automated Mosca LCU pallet packing press is suitable for many different industries and can be easily integrated into new or existing production lines. A variety of options are a...[more]

Terex Construction appoints new Irish equipment distributor


Terex Construction has further strengthened its distributor network with the appointment of Embankment Machinery Sales (EMS) Ltd. Based in Saggart, Co. Dublin, the experienced construction machinery supplier will join the Terex network in July, providing sales, service and support for The Republic of Ireland. Introduced as part of a continued dr...[more]

Launch of SATO Global Solutions accelerates Auto-ID industry


SATO (TSE:6287), a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, has announced the opening of SATO Global Solutions (SGS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based SATO Holdings Corporation (TSE:6287). With headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, SGS subsidiary will help accelerate SATO’s growth a...[more]

FTA backs transport inquiry call for multimodal push in Scotland


The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is backing the results of a transport inquiry that highlights the need for investment in the multimodal supply chain infrastructure in Scotland. FTA will look to take forward with Scottish Government the conclusions of the Scottish Parliament’s Freight Transport Inquiry published this week. The Scottis...[more]

Volvo Trucks releases five new features for rough terrain


Volvo Trucks continues to improve productivity within construction by releasing another five new features, including Volvo Dynamic Steering for dual front axles and increased front axle loads. This further highlights Volvo Trucks’ special attention to the construction segment. The first Volvo FMX from 2010 was followed up with a completely updat...[more]

Isuzu Truck UK celebrates its annual Dealership Challenge


After another exceptionally tough competition, the winners of the annual Isuzu Truck UK Dealership Challenge 2015 have been announced following the finals of the challenge at the ITUK headquarters in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The nationwide challenge attracts entries from ITUK dealers throughout England, Scotland and Wales. This year the six fin...[more]

Skyjack expands European reach with first German sale of SJ86 T


After a successful launch at Intermat, Paris, Linamar Corporation’s (TSX-LNR) Skyjack Division has already made its first sale of the SJ86 T in Germany — to access rental company AFI Rent, headquartered in Hamburg. The unit, which was unveiled at the triennial exhibition for the construction and material industries, expands Skyjack’s telescopic ...[more]

Logistics firm in race against time to ensure Austrian Grand Prix is in pole position


A specialist time critical logistics company was on pole position to contribute to the Austrian Grand Prix recently after landing a very important charter flight right next to the famous Red Bull Ring. BDA (Bespoke Distribution Aviation) successfully delivered important race car body panels and several race car parts for a Formula One team in ti...[more]

Pallet Trucks UK outlines benefits of Lift Tables and Table Trucks


The British construction industry is on the brink of a boom and Pallet Trucks UK is helping businesses prepare with a range of lift tables and table trucks designed to complement operations in warehouse, manufacturing and distribution facilities. As one of the UK’s largest wholesale dealers the company offers its customers competitive prices, natio...[more]

New RTITB Manual Handling Training designed exclusively for logistics industry


A new manual handling training programme designed exclusively for professionals in the transport, warehousing and logistics sectors is now available from RTITB. The course aims to ensure businesses comply with manual handling regulations, reduce handling injury risk and make sure money invested in manual handling training is not wasted on poor and ...[more]

Committee on Climate Change endorses LCRS approach to reducing emissions from logistics


The Freight Transport Association has called for more Government support to help transport operators make carbon savings following publication of a Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report yesterday. The report shows that making carbon savings from fixed installations such as power stations is easier than in the transport sector. FTA wants the ...[more]

New 8.55t FUSO Canter fuels biomass boiler firm’s growth


Customers on the Isle of Wight who rely on biomass to heat their homes, schools, hotels and other establishments, are now receiving regular deliveries of fuel from a ‘mini’ wood pellet tanker based on one of Britain’s first 8.55-tonne FUSO Canters. The vehicle wears the logo of Island Sustainable Heat & Power (iSHP), a recently launched offshoot...[more]

Yodel wins Best Practice Award for Customer Experience programme


Independent parcel carrier Yodel, which has its main office in Liverpool, took home the coveted Best Practice Award for Freight Logistics at this year’s prestigious CILT North West Region Awards for Education and Excellence. The ceremony was held at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on Friday (26 June), where Yodel scooped the award for its innovativ...[more]

Flexographic print learn-shops at TCL Packaging in high demand

Following its pilot event in May 2015, TCL Packaging has just hosted the second of two free technical learn shops at its new factory in Telford on 23rd June. The events ‘Understanding the print and production process for flexible packaging’ were fully booked in both months. They were attended by a number of leading brand owners, food manufacture...[more]

10 tips for racking specification from Rapid Racking

Choosing the right racking and shelving for your warehouse or storage facility may look easy, but it can be more difficult than you think. Matt Danhieux, Designer at Rapid Racking has ten tips for racking success. 1: Don’t always go for the cheapest option The temptation may be to go for the cheapest; after all it’s just a bit of shelving or ra...[more]

Norbert Dentressangle is now XPO Logistics


XPO Logistics, which became a top ten global supply chain provider with its acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle 8 June, has launched a major advertising campaign in Europe based on the theme: “Welcome to the next supply chain generation”. The campaign emphasizes XPO Logistics’ European capacity and drive for innovation in Transport, Logistics S...[more]

Cooperative driving will become common as data exchange between vehicles and the road network increases traffic safety

The just-completed international Celtic Plus CoMoSeF project involved the development of data exchange between vehicles and infrastructure. The resulting communication system provides drivers with real time information on road weather, road conditions and incidents. During the project a cooperative roadside weather monitoring station which commu...[more]

Green light given to new potash mine

Plans for the world’s largest potash mine has been approved by Members of the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA). The mine head at Dove’s Nest Farm near Whitby and much of its associated infrastructure will be within the North York Moors, a very sensitive and highly protected landscape. Andy Wilson, Chief Executive of the NYMNPA ...[more]

Wincanton wins national contract with Halfords


Halfords, the UK’s leading retailer of automotive and cycling products, has appointed Wincanton as sole operator of its national transport contract. The contract will go live this summer and will see Wincanton operate more than 80 vehicles as it oversees the distribution of the retailer’s goods from its flagship operational base in Coventry, as ...[more]

Manufacturer Sovex delivers multi-million pound project for new UK Mail hub


Wirral manufacturer Sovex has played a key role in the creation of the UK’s largest independent postal operator’s new mail hub. The Prenton-based materials handling specialist, the fastest growing company on Merseyside, was challenged by UK Mail to create a tailor-made system of conveyor belts and vehicle loaders to allow all profiles of goods t...[more]

FTA and multimodal announce new awards and seminar partnership


The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Multimodal have joined forces to launch new awards categories and a fresh series of seminars at next year’s show, May 10 to 12 2016 at Birmingham NEC. The new awards event is being rebranded ‘The FTA Multimodal Awards’ and will celebrate best-in-class achievement for all transport modes, as well as fe...[more]

Prime Vision to announce T-Systems collaboration

Prime Vision and T-Systems have agreed to jointly pursue image management and identification opportunities in the international postal and logistics market. Both parties will combine their technology and service portfolio to offer advanced solutions to customers: Prime Vision’s state-of-the-art imaging & OCR technology will be combined with T-Syste...[more]

Microscan demonstrates world’s smallest devices for embedded barcode reading and inspection at Clinical Lab Expo 2015


Microscan, the number-one brand of embedded clinical barcode readers and leading innovator of machine vision solutions for the life sciences, announces that it will demonstrate micro-sized OEM solutions for clinical instruments from Booth #4349 at the 2015 AACC Clinical Lab Expo, July 28-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, ...[more]

New members boost Palletways Network


Palletways has made no secret of its desire to continue to lead the pallet network sector and as part of its strategic development, has enhanced its geographic coverage with a nationwide member area optimisation and recruitment programme. In a major push to secure member efficiency and customer service excellence, Palletways has reported a signi...[more]

BS&B Safety Systems launches an Advanced Explosion Suppression System – System V


BS&B Safety Systems introduces its most advanced, ATEX certified, Chemical Suppression and Isolation System to date, System V. System V’s rapid response chemical suppression prevents flame propagation and isolates interconnecting process equipment. Its installation could prevent crippling equipment damage, loss on production time and even possib...[more]

Woodland boxes clever as Cepac traffic grows


Essex based global logistics company Woodland Group has signed a new, multi-year agreement with Cepac, a long-standing client. Cepac, a Rotherham-based corrugated and retail-ready packaging manufacturer, part of the HSA Group, has entrusted Woodland with its Contract Logistics needs since 2005. In the space of just over a year, Cepac acquired...[more]

A recipe for success: HydroClean Sanitary Conveyors now BISSC Certified

QC Industries' HydroClean Sanitary conveyors are now BISSC certified. BISSC, which stands for Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee, is a distinctive certification recognizing that their conveyors conform to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) qualification for design of bakery equipment. QC Industries first saw a need for ...[more]

Subsidy cuts put £6.4bn of wind farm projects in jeopardy

Potential onshore wind farms have suffered a surprise setback with the Government announcing an early end to their subsidies, putting projects worth over £6.4 billion in jeopardy. Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, recently announced that new onshore wind farms will be excluded from an existing funding scheme from 1st April 2016, which is a year e...[more]

Automotive battery distributor Manbat, reinforces its markrting team


Manbat, the UK’s largest automotive battery distributor, has strengthened its marketing team with the recruitment of Toni Williams as the company’s marketing co-ordinator, to work alongside marketing manager, Myles Pemberton across all its market sectors. “Although new to the battery business, Toni brings with her a raft of skills that will help...[more]

Telematics control helps keep CLEAN laundry fleet green


CLEAN, the linen and workwear laundry specialists are on track to achieve their ‘environmental and commercial targets’ since installing a comprehensive telematics and vehicle tracking system to their delivery and collection vehicle fleet. Developed and supplied by Verilocation, the system was first trialled by CLEAN during the London Olympics in...[more]

PDM continues to attract genuine buyers ready to invest


Machines and materials were sold, new projects discussed and hundreds of quality sales leads generated at the 10th anniversary Plastics Design & Moulding (PDM) Exhibition in Telford last week. The event returns to the Telford International Centre on 14 and 15 June 2016 with over 50% of stand space already booked. Jaguar Land Rover, BT, Dyson, Fo...[more]

Next-Generation Sick DT50-2 PRO sets standards in distance sensing


With the launch of the compact and versatile DT50-2 PRO, Sick has delivered a next-generation laser sensor that combines high-performance distance sensing with excellent-resolution object profile detection over distances up to 30 metres. With its patented HDDMTM time of flight technology, the DT50-2 PRO family of sensors provides resilient perfo...[more]

Konecranes to supply cranes for the Allerton Waste Recovery Park North Yorkshire and Energos in Derby

Konecranes Industrial Crane Division in East Kilbride, Scotland, continuing its success in the Waste to Energy sector has won two contracts, each for two waste handling cranes in planned North Yorkshire and Derby sites. As part of the new Allerton Waste Recovery Park, North Yorkshire, Stadler UK have ordered two 12t GL waste handling cranes for ...[more]

Efficient logistics vital to Scotland’s growth, says FTA


A new guide issued by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) highlights the vital role of logistics in the economic growth of Scotland’s cities. The policy document - Supporting economic growth in Scotland’s cities – builds on the legacy of collaborative and innovative working practices which maintained efficient services in Glasgow during the ...[more]

Kuehne and Nagel International AG strategic acquisition in the U.S.A.

The Kuehne + Nagel Group has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares of ReTrans Inc., a U.S.-based leading provider of multimodal transportation management solutions. The acquisition builds on Kuehne + Nagel’s overland strategy and will significantly strengthen the company’s position as an end-to-end logistics provider in No...[more]

Aggregate Processing Solutions takes on dealership of innovative Proflow DS


Aggregate Processing Solutions (APS) has been awarded dealership of a new state-of-the-art material recovery unit. The Proflow DS has been developed in response to the increased demand for mobile material separation. It combines the latest flip-flow technology with tried and tested air density separation in one semi-mobile modular unit. ...[more]

Lee Longlands furnishes its fleet with six of the best from Mercedes-Benz


Customers of one of the Midlands’ best-loved independent retailers are now receiving deliveries of the new furniture that will smarten their homes, from an equally smart fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks. A shared commitment to quality and service prompted Lee Longlands to invest in the six new Atego 7.5-tonners. “Ours is a premium brand, just like ...[more]

Circle lines


Circle Express is one of the UK’s leading freight distribution specialists. With warehouse facilities located close to five of Britain’s busiest airports – Heathrow, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Exeter – the company provides transport services for a host of air freight agents and their clients. With its seven facilities often required...[more]

FTA works with CTP to attract service leavers into logistics


Personnel leaving the Armed Forces are ideally suited to a career in the logistics industry, the Freight Transport Association has said at an event today (25 June). James Hookham, FTA’s Deputy Chief Executive, was speaking to service leavers alongside FTA members DHL and Pertemps at an event at Catterick Barracks organised by the Career Transiti...[more]

UK companies now pay more for diesel than they would anywhere else in the world


The Fuelcard People has pointed out that UK companies now pay more for diesel than they would anywhere else in the world. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, cited the latest research by globalpetrolprices.com, published on June 22, 2015. He said: “It made headlines that the UK is back into the world ‘Top Ten’ for petrol prices, but nobody seems...[more]

Prime Minister David Cameron backs Thames Valley Police's latest move to tackle rural crime


Prime Minister David Cameron has backed Thames Valley Police’s latest move to tackle rural crime after the police force became the first in the UK to introduce a marked all terrain utility vehicle into its fleet. The new police vehicle, a high performance and rugged Kubota RTVX900, is designed to handle any terrain, even in the toughest of condi...[more]

RUD Trough Chain Conveyor Systems for Bulk Materials Handling


RUD Chains Ltd manufacture and supply a range of conveyor and drive systems to the bulk materials industry, they design and fit complete conveyor and drive systems, such as bucket elevators and chain conveyors for bulk materials handling. Trough chain conveyors also known as drag chain conveyors are suitable for dust free, horizontal and slight ...[more]

Entries now open for FLTA Awards 2016


Does your company have an excellent new product or service, or a special individual that deserves industry-wide recognition? Then put yourself in the running! That’s the message from the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), which is now inviting entries for its Awards for Excellence 2016. “There’s always something new and innovative being launch...[more]

Pacepacker on the pulse at Askew & Barrett


A complete packing and palletising line from Pacepacker Services has boosted productivity by 15-20% at Askew & Barrett, within three months of being installed. Askew & Barrett sources pulses from key agricultural merchants and then sorts, cleans and grades them at its processing plant in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The pulses are bagged into 12.5k...[more]

Yorkshire recycling specialist secures top safety accreditation


Recycling specialist Riverside Waste machinery has been awarded a prestigious accreditation from SafeContractor, for its commitment to health and safety excellence. The North Yorkshire headquartered business put itself forward for recognition following a rigorous audit of the team’s safety protocol. Supplying waste balers weighing up to almost ...[more]

Suttons win supply chain management contract in Singapore


Chemical logistics and supply chain company Suttons has been awarded a supply chain management contract by well-known polystyrene resin producer TPSC Asia Pte Ltd (TPSC). Based in Singapore, TPSC is one of the largest producers of high quality general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and high impact polystyrene (HIPS) in South East Asia. Their product...[more]

TIP strengthens UK management team as part of major pan European organisational programme


Leading trailer company TIP Trailer Services has announced, with immediate effect, that UK Commercial Director Mike Furnival has been promoted to the new position of Managing Director for TIP in the UK and Ireland, whilst TIP’s European Marketing Director Karl Davies has now returned to the company’s UK and Ireland operation as its new Commercial D...[more]

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