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EMPACK 2018 WELCOMES THE LATEST PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY

Empack 2018 welcomes the latest packaging technology

The UK’s leading packaging technology event, Empack, will return to Birmingham’s NEC on the 28th February & 1st March 2018. The two-day event will offer a unique opportunity for decision makers from major brands, converters and retailers to discover the latest technological advances in logistics and transit packaging, packaging machinery, …

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NORTH EAST MANUFACTURER ELFAB WINS

Elfab wins Manufacturing Championships Award for SME Innovation

Elfab Limited, a leading manufacturer of pressure relief systems, has announced that the company has won the SME Innovators Category for the Manufacturing Champions Awards 2017. The winners of this year’s Awards were revealed on Thursday 7th December in Manchester to an audience of UK manufacturing organisations ranging from global …

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Toyota Material Handling Launches Semi Automated Order Picking Trucks

Toyota Material Handling launches Semi-Automated Order Picking Trucks

Toyota Material Handling have launched two order picking trucks equipped with the remote drive feature t-mote to help increase productivity in picking processes, improve ergonomics by reducing operators’ fatigue and contribute to a safer work environment. Order picking is a labour-intensive process. Operators of traditional order picker trucks are frequently …

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VPS is shortlisted for Fleet Manager of the Year and Service Maintenance and Repair Award

VPS is shortlisted for Fleet Manager of the Year, and Service, Maintenance and Repair Award

The property management specialists VPS Group, will know this week if they have continued their record award-winning year, when the winners will be announced in the What Van Awards at The Brewery, London. They have made the final shortlist for both Fleet Manager of the Year, with Steve Mulvaney, their …

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The Felix Project Turns to Maxoptra to Deliver Christmas Food to Vulnerable People (2)

The Felix Project turns to Maxoptra to deliver Christmas food to vulnerable people

The Felix Project is using Maxoptra automated multi drop vehicle routing and scheduling software to help give London’s vulnerable residents a nutritious meal at Christmas. Providing a free door-to-door service, The Felix Project collects good quality surplus food from suppliers and delivers it to charities supporting children, families, vulnerable adults …

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LGV Driving Assessors Often Overlooked warns RTITB

LGV Driving Assessors “Often Overlooked”, warns RTITB

RTITB Instructor Academy is reminding transport and logistics operations not to overlook LGV Driving Assessor training, highlighting the many advantages it can bring to businesses. “Despite the many benefits of training LGV Driving Assessors, businesses often overlook this important role,” says Simon Docherty, RTITB Instructor Academy Manager. “Whether they’re full-time …

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450 degree C COILS GET LIFTED BY 30 TONNE TRUCK WITH CHAINLESS MAST

450°C coils get lifted by 30 tonne truck with Chainless Mast

Hyster Company has adapted a 30 tonne lift capacity Hyster® forklift to simplify transportation of hot metal coils, while reducing truck wear and tear. Uniquely, the lift truck mast has no chain. “The customer operates a steel mill and needed a durable solution for transporting coils that can have a …

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DOES SANTA CLAUS RECYCLE?

While there may be some debate as to whether he lives in Lapland, at the North Pole, or even in Spain as the Dutch believe, it’s a well known fact that Father Christmas has a very modern outlook on life, as seen in revealing documentaries such as Elf and Santa …

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Leading 3PL boss raises logistics IT cost concerns

Leading 3PL boss raises logistics IT cost concerns

The managing director of a leading third party logistics services company has called for the introduction of an industry-wide ombudsman facility to monitor the working practices and pricing structures of those companies that supply IT services – such as warehouse management systems – to the supply chain sector. “There seems …

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Further growth for northern logistics specialist Walkers Transport following senior sales appointment

Further growth for northern logistics specialist Walkers Transport following senior sales appointment

As it continues with its ambitious plans for growth, leading UK transport and third-party logistics specialist Walkers Transport has appointed a group sales manager as part of its rapidly expanding senior team. Victoria Reynard joins Walkers Transport, a member of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, …

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