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  • Yardramps-offer-flexible-loading-to-help-manage-manufacturing-growth

    Yardramps offer flexible loading to help manage manufacturing growth

    Thorworld Industries believes that the flexibility of mobile yardramps represents the perfect loading and unloading solution for UK manufacturing, as the country records a three-year high in growth.

    The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (for Q1 2014) suggest that manufacturing has reached its strongest level since 2011, with further growth predicted. This is great news... [more]

  • A-<>Practical<>-solution-to-e-commerce-fulfilment

    A 'Practical' solution to e-commerce fulfilment

    Spatial Global Limited, the United Kingdom-based international delivery specialist, announces that it has entered into an agreement to provide e-commerce fulfilment and freight services to Practical Publishing International Limited - the leading British publisher of craft magazines and books. Practical's publications are available in most UK multiple retailers, along with newsagents and craft ... [more]

  • RUD-Sideflex-Sidewall-Protection-at-Hillhead-2014

    RUD Sideflex Sidewall Protection at Hillhead 2014

    Hillhead 2014 saw RUD Chains Ltd displaying its advanced tyre-protection chains and latest innovative Sideflex solution, which is an inventive and robust device that offers a practical solution to the ever-present challenge of sidewall damage to dumptruck tyres. Also on show from the company was a range of complete conveyor systems for bucket elevators, scraper conveyors, drag chain conveyors, scr... [more]

  • Chilled-mirror-hygrometers-ensure-safety-of-lithium-ion-batteries-in-China

    Chilled mirror hygrometers ensure safety of lithium-ion batteries in China

    Major manufacturers of Lithium-Ion batteries in China have chosen the S4000RS and S8000 Integrale precision chilled mirror hygrometers to monitor environmental conditions in their production facilities.

    Solvents used in the liquid electrolytes of the Lithium-ion cells are very sensitive to water vapour, and will react to create hydrofluoric acid (HF). When sealed inside the cell, this st... [more]

  • Expert-Opinion-Arbitration-services-from-Axion-Consulting

    Expert Opinion & Arbitration services from Axion Consulting

    Resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting has launched a new range of Expert Opinion and Arbitration advice services providing engineering expert advice on recycling and waste processes in cases of industrial and commercial disputes.

    Issues covered for clients by Axion’s qualified and experienced engineers include litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

    Drawing o... [more]

  • Legrand<>s-new-P17-Tempra-Pro-range-set-to-generate-a-surge-of-interest

    Legrand's new P17 Tempra Pro range set to generate a surge of interest

    Legrand has launched a new range of P17 Tempra Pro industrial plugs and sockets with new features that include a patented quick open/close mechanism and a dual angle mounting position for surface mounting sockets.

    The new range includes 16amp and 32amp straight plugs, mobile sockets, panel mounting sockets and surface mounting sockets which are available in both IP44 and IP66/67 rated ver... [more]

  • Loadhog-launches-versatile-attached-lid-container-to-benefit-supply-chain-professionals

    Loadhog launches versatile attached lid container to benefit supply chain professionals

    The Loadhog Attached Lid Container - the latest member of the ever-growing returnable transit packaging family produced by the UK-based multi award winning company - is designed to set it apart from the competition by offering significant benefits to experienced supply chain and logistics professionals.

    Effective as a standalone product, the 56 litre all-new Attached Lid Container is a r... [more]

  • IPP-Logipal-heralds-the-launch-of-Pooling-Partners---New-<>PP<>-logo-unveiled

    IPP Logipal heralds the launch of Pooling Partners - New 'PP' logo unveiled

    IPP Logipal, one of the leading pallet and box rental providers to fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) supply chains and to industrial sectors across Europe and the UK & Ireland's second largest pallet pooler, heralds the launch of the Pooling Partners brand by parent Faber Halbertsma Group.

    All parts of the group, including IPP Logipal, will operate under the single global new brand Poo... [more]

  • Bradshaw,-assisting-with-waste-and-recycling-at-Terminal-2

    Bradshaw, assisting with waste and recycling at Terminal 2

    With Heathrow Terminal 2 having just opened, Bradshaw Electric Vehicle has a new vehicle arriving to ensure waste and recycling is not delayed.

    The Pedestrian Controlled PT50 has been supplied to ISS World, one of the world’s leading Facility Services companies. ISS World specialise in providing the full range of facility services to public agencies and private sector companies across a ... [more]

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Kingspan products make light work of packaging solutions for the supply chain

Kingspan-products-make-light-work-of-packaging-solutions-for-the-supply-chain

Adopting lightweight packaging can help manufacturers in all sectors gain a competitive edge by reducing logistics costs and increasing sustainability without compromising the safety of goods during transit, says Kingspan Protective Packaging (KPP). KPP, part of the €1.8bn Kingspan Group, is targeting UK companies with a range of high performanc...[more]

Unipart Group statement on Unipart Automotive

Unipart Group has released a statement regarding Unipart Automotive – the car parts and accessories company that it sold in 2011. It was recently announced that Unipart Automotive, the business controlled by H2 Equity Partners (“H2”), has been placed into administration. John Neill, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Unipart Group, said: “We...[more]

Chilled mirror hygrometers ensure safety of lithium-ion batteries in China

Chilled-mirror-hygrometers-ensure-safety-of-lithium-ion-batteries-in-China

Major manufacturers of Lithium-Ion batteries in China have chosen the S4000RS and S8000 Integrale precision chilled mirror hygrometers to monitor environmental conditions in their production facilities. Solvents used in the liquid electrolytes of the Lithium-ion cells are very sensitive to water vapour, and will react to create hydrofluoric aci...[more]

Power Automation Systems (PAS) enters Phase II of Yearsley Logistics’ Freezer Project in United Kingdom

Power-Automation-Systems-(PAS)-enters-Phase-II-of-Yearsley-Logistics’-Freezer-Project-in-United-King

Yearsley Logistics, the United Kingdom’s largest distributor of frozen foods, has begun the second phase of a three-part, £5 million expansion of its freezer “superhub” warehouse adjacent to the group’s headquarters in Heywood, England. The expansion, which uses PowerStor® technology from Power Automation Systems (PAS), will provide an additional 5...[more]

Vacu-Lug keeps a firm grip after 30 years tyre support for Viridor in Greater Manchester

Vacu-Lug-keeps-a-firm-grip-after-30-years-tyre-support-for-Viridor-in-Greater-Manchester

Working with Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, is entering its 30th Year of tyre supply and service support to the Viridor’s long term waste and recycling contract with the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority. With over 200 vehicles in the fleet, includ...[more]

Safety in Handling for heavy plant & injection moulding tools

Safety-in-Handling-for-heavy-plant-injection-moulding-tools

Ultimate Safety with the RUD Tool-Mover Manipulation Device for Safe Handling: Anyone in the industry knows the dangers of handling and turning heavy and awkward plant and injection moulding tools. Without the correct equipment, expensive tools can be damaged, resulting in tools having to be written off and the cost of damages to the business. ...[more]

Managed interest rate rise could be good for business confidence, says Rhenus UK

Leading freight forwarder Rhenus UK believes that a carefully managed interest rate rise by the Bank of England could further enhance the UK’s economic growth, rather than choke off recovery, by sending a vote of confidence to the international market. Despite the recent calls from the British Chambers of Commerce, for Bank Governor Mark Carney ...[more]

Lombard Shipping invests in Rebrand

Lombard-Shipping-invests-in-Rebrand

Leading logistics and shipping provider, Lombard Shipping, has unveiled its energised new corporate identity. The award-winning company has invested in a complete rebrand that includes a new logo and responsive website, all designed to increase Lombard Shipping’s appeal to new markets and extend its reach. The new logo has retained the key elem...[more]

New forklift seat belts enforce driver belt use

New-forklift-seat-belts-enforce-driver-belt-use

Forklift supervisors and managers will have an easier job enforcing seat belt use with the introduction of high visibility seat belts from Hyster. An optional interlock system prevents the driver from operating the truck without the belt being worn. Now available on both Hyster Electric and ICE counterbalance forklifts, the high visibility red ...[more]

Corrugated packaging sector now allows the personal touch

Corrugated-packaging-sector-now-allows-the-personal-touch

Customised packaging is becoming increasingly popular and the Corrugated Industry is exploiting the latest digital printing technology to provide even more commercial opportunities for retailers and brand owners. Corrugated already protects, is colour-printable, merchandisable and the most recycled packaging medium. The latest advances in digita...[more]

Jungheinrich counterbalanced model named as forklift of the year

Jungheinrich-counterbalanced-model-named-as-forklift-of-the-year

For the second year in succession a model from the Jungheinrich range has picked up the prestigious International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award. This year the Award went to Jungheinrich’s EFG S40s counterbalanced truck. The battery-powered EFG S40s features the latest generation of environmentally friendly Jungheinrich three-phase...[more]

Booming business brings new vehicles for Colbey

Leicestershire-based Freight Company Cobley Transport has purchased five new vehicles following increased demand from both national and international customers. The new additions increase Cobley’s dedicated Palletways fleet to 9 vehicles, and bring the company’s total to over 80. The new purchases include 3 Iveco Tractor units, one Iveco curtain...[more]

Fleet managers, SMEs and vehicle owners to benefit from 24-hour servicing and expert technicians

Fleet-managers,-SMEs-and-vehicle-owners-to-benefit-from-24-hour-servicing-and-expert-technicians

Fast-paced businesses which depend on their vehicles, have received a boost after City West Commercials, Mercedes-Benz’s commercial vehicle partner in the South West, announced it has launched 24-hour servicing at Avonmouth. With the increasingly hurried nature of the modern working world, more companies are opening later than ever and with that...[more]

CILT announces list of finalists for the 2014 Annual Awards for Excellence

CILT-announces-list-of-finalists-for-the-2014-Annual-Awards-for-Excellence

Some of the biggest names in the UK’s logistics and transport industry feature on the shortlist for this year’s prestigious awards event. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has announced the list of finalists for the twelve categories that form part of this highly anticipated annual event. One of the major highlights of the Insti...[more]

FTA refers to Transport Resilience Review as vital aid to successful economy

FTA-refers-to-Transport-Resilience-Review-as-vital-aid-to-successful-economy

“Information is key to keep the freight and logistics industry on the move during extreme weather conditions” – is the message from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and added that transport resilience plays a vital part to aid a successful economy. Responding to the ‘Transport Resilience Review’ published by the Department for Transport (...[more]

Hiab invests in multiple ways for R&D to secure global leadership in load handling

Hiab, part of Cargotec, reports on significant progress with the research initiative established in 2013. The academic partners in the research are the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin and the Silesian University of Technology, Poland. The project received EUR 1.4 million of funding from the EU's Industrial and Academy Partnersh...[more]

Brute strength from Hyster in a compact electric forklift

Brute-strength-from-Hyster-in-a-compact-electric-forklift

The new Hyster E4-5.5XN electric forklift truck series offers the same tough qualities as an IC (Internal Combustion) forklift truck delivering brute strength for intensive work. “The acceleration, speed control and load lift capability provided by the new Hyster E4.0-5.5XN series matches the renowned high performance standards offered by Hyster...[more]

Expert Opinion & Arbitration services from Axion Consulting

Expert-Opinion-Arbitration-services-from-Axion-Consulting

Resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting has launched a new range of Expert Opinion and Arbitration advice services providing engineering expert advice on recycling and waste processes in cases of industrial and commercial disputes. Issues covered for clients by Axion’s qualified and experienced engineers include litigation, arbitration, ad...[more]

Neill & Brown Global Logistics wins new business following investment in its fleet

Neill-Brown-Global-Logistics-wins-new-business-following-investment-in-its-fleet

Neill & Brown Global Logistics has won new business following the single most expensive investment in its fleet. Its bespoke £180,000 crane mounted truck is capable of lifting units of up to nine tonnes, and has a 14-metre crane reach. The flexible vehicle is being used locally and nationally, including on several railway sites around the cou...[more]

Domestic orders power manufacturing recovery says CBI Survey

The recovery in British manufacturing continued apace in the last quarter, with faster growth in domestic orders and output, according to the latest CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 481 firms reported robust growth in orders in the three months to July. Total order book growth edged up on last quarter’s nineteen-year high, w...[more]


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