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BITA and FLTA warn that unauthorised modifications can endanger staff and invalidate warranties

BITA warns against forklift truck modifications

Forklift truck modifications are offered by many companies and are widely advertised, but they are far from risk free – and can have consequences for health and safety and invalidation of warranties. BITA Secretary-General James Clark explains: “A recent presentation to our Truck Suppliers Group (TSG) clearly demonstrated the risks …

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RED Engineering wins Queen’s Award

RED Engineering wins Queens Award

RED Engineering has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in recognition of its ground-breaking approach to designing and delivering complex engineering challenges. The Queen’s Award is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on a UK-based company and is given annually to those who have realised …

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Thorworld steel loading bay solution is perfect match for sportwear brand’s UK warehouse

Thorworld steel loading bay solution is perfect match for sportwear brands UK warehouse

A major international sportswear manufacturer with a global presence has improved the loading bay capabilities of a UK warehouse, using a cost-effective platform module, designed and manufactured by Thorworld Industries. After recently acquiring new warehouse premises, the leading brand sought to improve the building’s existing loading bay facility, without the …

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Materials Handling World Magazine celebrates 12th anniversary

Materials Handling World Magazine celebrates 12th anniversary

HAPPY 12TH ANNIVERSARY MATERIALS HANDLING WORLD YES, all of us here at Materials Handling World Magazine are thrilled to announce the celebration of our 12th successful year presenting news, product information and case studies specific to the material handling industry for all our readers every day over the past 12 years. Our …

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Apex Supply Chain Technologies expands EU senior team with industry-specific expertise

Apex Supply Chain Technologies expands EU senior team with industry-specific expertise (2)

Leading provider of automated dispensing solutions, Apex Supply Chain Technologies ®, has expanded its senior management team with four new appointments to address industry demand for automated dispensing solutions in several key market segments within the EU. The four new appointments are applying their deep industry-specific expertise to customer needs …

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FTA Chief Executive congratulates new Senior Traffic Commissioner

FTA Chief Executive congratulates new Senior Traffic Commissioner

Freight Transport Association FTA Chief Executive David Wells has congratulated Richard Turfitt on his appointment as Senior Traffic Commissioner and says he looks forward to working closely with someone who recognises that the regulatory environment must not function in isolation from the wider, multi-modal logistics industry. As Traffic Commissioner for …

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British Gas Business joins new-look RWM 2017

British Gas Business joins new-look RWM 2017

Leading UK non-domestic energy supplier, British Gas Business, has come on-board for the newly repositioned RWM 2017 exhibition, the UK’s biggest event for resource efficiency. British Gas Business has been announced as the Gold Sponsor of the Utilities Keynote Theatre, and a key executive from the company will speak at …

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LPR celebrates egg-cellent end to Q1

LPR celebrates egg-cellent end to Q1

Following the Easter break, LPR UK, part of Europe’s leading pallet pooling specialist, looks back on a busy and successful quarter one. Throughout the first three months of the year, the business has grown its pallet movements by 7% compared to the same period last year, and has announced a …

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Impact Handling flexible approach helps Global Shipping Services navigate waves of demand

Impact Handling flexible approach helps Global Shipping Services navigate waves of demand

Global Shipping Services has renewed its hard-working materials handling fleet with 22 diesel-powered Cat® lift trucks from Impact Handling that will help handle almost one million cubic metres of timber each year. The company, which has three dockside locations in Hull, Immingham and Goole, will also continue to take full …

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