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    Thorworld yardramps help Strawsons to meet the load of its Christmas capacity

    Thorworld Industries is advising companies on the benefits of renting mobile yardramps as a short-term option for meeting capacity during peak periods such as Christmas, pointing to the successful example of farming and vegetable packing business Strawsons Ltd in Newark.

    For companies such as Strawsons – and many others involved in food & drink, recycling & waste management or the retail ... [more]

  • RUD-Lifting-Points-for-bolting-Safety-in-Lifting-Flipping-Heavy-Plant-Moulding-Tools

    RUD Lifting Points for bolting Safety in Lifting & Flipping Heavy Plant & Moulding Tools

    RUD offer an extensive range of lifting and lashing applications which includes both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding.

    The demand for loads to be turned, swiveled and twisted during the handling process of a projec... [more]

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    Poor pallet hygiene poses threat to UK economy

    “UK businesses using wood packaging materials for shipping goods could be putting the health and safety of staff at serious risk and causing untold damage to the UK economy”, says Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of

    This warning comes after a staff member for the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, fell ill at one of its depots after handling packaging on goods ... [more]

  • Celebration-as-Street-Crane-opens-new-£3-Million-Hoist-Factory

    Celebration as Street Crane opens new £3 Million Hoist Factory

    Visitors from around the world joined Street Crane to celebrate the opening of their new £3 million hoist factory on Thursday September 11. Street is the UK’s largest crane and hoist manufacturer and around 70 per cent of their £35 million turnover is derived from the sale of hoists and crane kits to overseas manufacturers.

    “We currently have the strongest order book in our history,” expl... [more]

  • The-unsung-heroes-of-your-daily-commute

    The unsung heroes of your daily commute

    If you’re reading this in the UK, there’s a one in four chance you’re in Greater London. If you’re in Greater London, there’s a one in five chance you’ll take the Tube today. Maybe you already have. The London Underground annually takes more than 1 billion travellers to 270 stations, covering more than 72 million km in the process. Every day millions of people take the Tube without so much as a pa... [more]

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Volvo Trucks to release new video with Henry Alex Rubin


The camera is running and the stage is set for Volvo Truck’s upcoming video ‘The Casino’, directed by Henry Alex Rubin – and all we know is that the main character is likely to be a truck. ‘The Casino’ is premiering on 24 September. With viral bulls-eyes such as The Epic Split, The Hamster Stunt and The Hook already under its belt, Volvo Trucks ...[more]

New overhead conveyor solution doubles capacity for Powdertech


With facilities in Corby and Bicester, Powdertech is one of the UK's leading architectural, automotive and specialist powder coaters of aluminium, zinc die-casting, magnesium alloy and galvanized steel. Earlier this year the company decided to upgrade its facility in Corby to handle the increased demand for its architectural and rail infrastructure...[more]

The Pink Link celebrates opening of new premises


The Pink Link Ltd, part of Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network Palletways, has celebrated the official opening of its new premises at Oakes, Huddersfield, with the help of the local club’s football Chairman, Dean Hoyle, who marked the event by the cutting of a pink ribbon. Huddersfield Town players Murray Wallace...[more]

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford awarded UK engineering’s highest honour


JCB Chairman Lord Bamford has been given the UK engineering’s highest honour in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the industry. The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) today announced that he has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of the organisation that champions the cause of engineering in Britain. The honour comes in the year that L...[more]

Beauty firm grows into major retail supplier with SYSPRO ERP


A global beauty business has grown from a company that supplies beauty spas into a leading retail supplier with the help of a scalable and fully integrated SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution at its heart. PZ Cussons Beauty, which supplies personal care and beauty products to high street retailers including Boots, has grown throug...[more]

Kubota reaches milestone in engine development programme


Kubota, a total solutions provider in the manufacture of world class oil and water cooled diesel and duel fuel engines, has reached a landmark in its engine development programme after its new V3800-TI and V6108-TI models achieved EU Stage IV / US EPA Tier4 Final certification. Emission regulations for non-road diesel engines with an output rang...[more]

Thor Mining PLC announce acquisition of Pilot Mountain Tungsten Project – Nevada USA

The directors of Thor Mining PLC’ (“Thor”) (AIM, ASX: THR) have announced the execution of a formal Share Sale and Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of the Pilot Mountain tungsten project in the US state of Nevada. As announced on 10 June 2014, Thor had signed a Term Sheet with Black Fire Minerals Limited (“Black Fire”) (ASX: BFE) in relation...[more]

Government must align apprentice funding to logistics sector’s greatest need


by Paul Brooks, Managing Director of the BiS Henderson Academy, Chairman of Skills for Logistics and President Elect of The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) Following the recommendations of the Richard Review, the government is in the midst of delivering a restructured, ‘employer-focused’ plan for apprenticeships in the UK. ...[more]

Microscan launches Verification Monitoring Interface (VMI) to grade barcodes and monitor trends in quality in real time


Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, and lighting solutions, announces the availability of the Verification Monitoring Interface (VMI), a new software solution specially engineered for monitoring the quality of barcodes as they are produced on parts, labels, and packaging. Unreadable barcodes can lead to costly scrap...[more]

Mono Munchers make their mark in Massachusetts


A pair of Series ‘A’ Munchers from NOV Mono have helped reduce maintenance intervals and improve capacity at a major waste water treatment plant in Massachusetts, USA. The special construction of the MonoTM units - and their ability to handle up to 11 million gallons per day (MGD) - has also helped reduce the risk of overflows during storm periods....[more]

Robotic and automated solutions specialist CKF "On The Move"


CKF Systems Ltd, the Gloucester-based engineering company specialising in robotic and automated solutions for manufacturing industry, has completed the purchase of new freehold premises on the Olympus Business Park in Quedgeley. The significant seven figure investment will provide increased floor space of 24,000 sq ft and enable a company that rece...[more]

Mountain Leverage named a Vocollect ‘TSP Premier’ Partner by Honeywell

Mountain Leverage LLC, a leading independent, U.S.-based total solutions provider for supply chain logistics, announced today that it has achieved Vocollect PartnerNet Total Solutions Provider (TSP) Premier partner level with Honeywell. Honeywell’s Vocollect voice solutions are the world’s most trusted and deployed voice-enabled workflow performanc...[more]

Skyjack keeps the Channel Tunnel on track


Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNR) Skyjack division has several products working at Europe’s busiest rail connection. Managed by Eurotunnel, the Channel Tunnel carries more than 20 million passengers a year between England and France. Four Skyjack machines help Eurotunnel’s teams with maintenance and repair work in the tunnel, on the terminal and i...[more]

SDC shortlisted for Trailer Innovation Award


SDC Trailers have been shortlisted for the Trailer Innovation Award ‘Concept’ category. SDC submitted their pioneering Trombone trailer with on-board safety equipment for the prestigious award. The custom built Severfield Rowan Trombone trailer has been designed with advanced safety features for loading and securing various different materials such...[more]

Setting new standards for technical deliveries

Leading logistics and supply chain management training provider, Logistics Learning Alliance (LLA), is launching an online technical distribution course, which is one of the components of the new ‘Deliver, Offload and Position’ system (DOPsys). A crucial part of any supply chain is the ‘last-mile’ delivery – the final leg of the distribution pro...[more]

Harbro harvests fuel savings with Mercedes-Benz Actros


The first Mercedes-Benz tractor units to join the fleet of livestock feeds manufacturer Harbro are delivering a winning mix of performance, driver appeal and fuel efficiency. The three Actros 2551 BigSpace tractors are beating the company’s previous fleet average by close to a full mile per gallon – which translates to an improvement of 12%. ...[more]

FTA’s industry leading Fuel Tanker Conference to return this December


The Freight Transport Association’s popular Fuel Tanker Conference, which takes place every two years, will be held on Tuesday 2 December at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, bringing together top speakers from a variety of organisations including the Health & Safety Executive, Department for Transport, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agen...[more]

Linear Storage Solutions fit out Import Services' new warehouse extension


Continuing its long stand relationship of providing Import Services Ltd with quality products and a first rate service, Linear Storage Solutions was the automatic choice when it came to selecting a provider to fit out the specialist retail supply chain logistics company’s new warehouse extension in Southampton. The new facility, leased from Associa...[more]

1st birthday celebrations for the Terex® AggreSand™ 165 washplant


Terex Washing Systems (TWS) is celebrating the first birthday of the Terex® AggreSand™ 165 washplant following the official launch in Ireland in September 2013. A lot has been achieved in the last year, with the successful installation of the AggreSand™ 165 washplant in 5 continents over 10 countries, processing up to 10 million tonnes. Garry St...[more]

New eutectic refrigeration system for home and urban delivery vehicles


Carlsen Baltic is displaying its latest solutions for the temperature-controlled grocery home delivery market: a 3.5 tonne multi-compartment, multi-temperature body using a low-carbon, eutectic refrigeration system. Carlsen Baltic is one of Europe’s biggest producers of lightweight refrigerated bodies, including light and heavy vans up to 6 tonn...[more]

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