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Hoppecke revenues grow by nearly 25 per cent

Hoppecke revenues grow by nearly 25 per cent

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries – the leading specialist in industrial battery systems and the largest battery manufacturer in European ownership – has seen revenues for the 2016-17 financial year grow by nearly 25 per cent. At the same time, a major overhaul and restructure which took place at the company in …

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There is a Storm coming in a Mercedes Benz van

There’s a Storm coming – in a Mercedes-Benz van

Liverpool-based dance group Boogie Storm are flying high aboard their new three-pointed starship, an eye-catching Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer. The hard-working troupe wowed judges on last year’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ TV talent show by performing in movie-inspired full body armour. Their stunning science-fiction routines took them through to the grand final, …

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Understanding the effects of autonomy is crucial to the future of transport CILT report reveals

Understanding the effects of autonomy is crucial to the future of transport CILT report reveals

A new report, (Re)Inventing the wheel, has been produced and published by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) reviewing the potential of technology in transport that might be available by 2035 in relation to quality of life and value for money, in order to advise on policy and …

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Road haulage firms risk losing custom by playing generic music on hold says PHMG

Road haulage firms risk losing custom by playing generic music on hold says PHMG

Road haulage firms’ call handling standards have come into question as the result of a major new study into telephone practice. The research conducted by audio branding specialist PHMG, which audited 135 companies in the road haulage sector, discovered the large majority risk losing custom by subjecting customers to generic …

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UKWA CEO outlines challenges and opportunities for post-Brexit logistics industry

UKWA CEO outlines challenges and opportunities for post-Brexit logistics industry

Speaking at a special meeting co-hosted by leading logistics industry trade associations UKWA (the United Kingdom Warehousing Association) and BIFA (the British International Freight Association), UKWA CEO Peter Ward outlined the huge opportunities that lie ahead for the logistics industry when the new government moves forward with its plans for …

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Aspray 24 chooses Cartwright Trailers once again

Aspray 24 chooses Cartwright Trailers once again

West Midlands-based Aspray 24, the delivery, logistics and international operator, has again ordered another large number of rigid vehicle curtain sided bodies from Cartwright Trailers. The company, which has 14 depots strategically placed across the UK, has its head office and main hub based in Willenhall, West Midlands. Next day …

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In-cab printing take-up surges at Palletways

In-cab printing take-up surges at Palletways

Innovative technology, developed by Palletways UK, designed to speed-up the process of palletised freight delivery has been adopted by over 90% of the network’s members. In-cab printing technology was unveiled as an industry-first by Palletways in late 2016. Since then, over 90% of the 100+ network member depots have lined-up …

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Leading material handling industry trends for 2017-2018

Leading material-handling industry trends for 2017-2018

More than simple tools of the trade, forklifts are increasingly the focus of true fleet management by their various industrial and commercial owners. Such maturation of the material-handling industry is among the leading trends that were observed by Camso’s Product Line Executive Director, Erick Bellefleur, during the successful ProMat 2017 …

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VERTIKAL DAYS 2017 Manitou introduces its latest platform the 220 TJ

VERTIKAL DAYS 2017: Manitou introduces its latest platform, the 220 TJ

The Manitou group, the worldwide leader in all-terrain handling equipment, previewed its new 220 TJ telescopic jib at the APEX show in Amsterdam. Building on the success of its 26 meter and 28 meter models, the Group is adding a model to its line with very high market demand. On …

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Isotrak expands international presence with new office in Canada

Isotrak expands international presence with new office in Canada

Isotrak, a global leader in fleet management software and systems integration, has announced the opening of an office in Canada, with Andrew Dunne appointed to the role of Canada Product Manager. The new office sees Isotrak expand its footprint into four regions, with headquarters in the UK and current regional …

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