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    RUD ROTOGRIP CS Compact Solution Automatic Snow Chain System

    RUD Chains Ltd offer a wide range of snow chains for passenger cars, 4x4, vans, trucks, buses commercial and emergency vehicles. ROTOGRIP is an automatic snow chain system which has been specifically designed for commercial and emergency vehicles. The automatic snow and ice chain is simply deployed with just a flip-of-a-switch from the driver’s seat, while the vehicle is in motion.

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  • Easypack-set-for-further-growth-following-rebrand

    Easypack set for further growth following rebrand

    Easypack Limited, the UK’s leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly packaging solutions, has announced that it has rebranded following an extensive review of its business.

    Since its inception in 1992, Easypack has led the way with its range of patented packaging solutions and its commitment to protecting the environment. Today the Company works with some of Europe’s largest brand... [more]

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    Enterprise Charging experts 51T offer bespoke design service to meet all operational and commercial needs

    When it comes to enterprise charging options, sometimes businesses need a solution that is as unique and individual as their company. Step forward, 51T – the experts in vehicle cradles, mounts and mobile chargers are offering a bespoke design service that aims to meet and exceed the operational and commercial needs of all clients.

    Mobile devices are now an invaluable tool for millions of ... [more]

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    Online pharmacy signs deal for KNAPP-Store solution

    Apotal.de, a leading company in online pharmacy in Germany, has chosen the KNAPP-Store automated storage and picking system to fulfil its customer orders.

    With its parent company, Bad Apotheke, having been a pioneer in the mail order pharmacy sector, Apotal.de supplies its online customers – as well as those placing orders by telephone, mail or fax – with prescription medicines, natural m... [more]

  • Renovotec-reduces-rugged-hardware-rental-prices-by-25percent

    Renovotec reduces rugged hardware rental prices by 25%

    November 2015 to January 2016 rental price cut covers the Black Friday, Christmas and January sale peak seasons, when retail and logistics demand is high

    Offer applies to a range of selected products including the Datalogic ‘Skorpio’ and ‘Falcon’ and Honeywell Intermec ‘CK3’ rugged mobile computers

    “Hardware rental is the ideal solution for companies needing to respond quickly a... [more]

  • Dock-Houses---Are-you-ignoring-a-good-thing

    Dock Houses - Are you ignoring a good thing?

    Dock houses - complete pods consisting of a dock leveller and dock shelter in one are used to maximise warehouse space, providing an additional area between the warehouse and the vehicles being loaded and unloaded. Situated on the outside of the warehouse walls, they allow the use of internal space to be maximised. It's also possible to build dock houses that can be moved around, creating ‘port... [more]

  • Blackpool-benefits-from-new-electric-vehicle

    Blackpool benefits from new electric vehicle

    Bradshaw Electric Vehicles has recently supplied Blackpool Council with an electric pedestrian controlled vehicle to help maintain street cleansing standards and service the litter bins within the Town Centre and Tourism Areas.

    The pedestrian controlled vehicle will assist with the day-to-day work that is carried out to keep the town safe, including servicing duties, cleaning and rubbish... [more]

  • Curtiss-Wright-launches-EN-ISO-13849-compliant-Motor-Controller

    Curtiss-Wright launches EN ISO 13849 compliant Motor Controller

    Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced its Industrial division has introduced a new version of the C3 motor controller to its established and cost-effective range of AC motor controllers. The C3-CE is EN ISO 13849 compliant and, as a new addition to the high-performing, compact and cost-effective C3 motor controller range, provides OEMs with a controller that is ideal for small industrial vehi... [more]

  • Mobile-Mini-invests-in-industry-leading-fleet-of-Scania-Trucks

    Mobile Mini invests in industry leading fleet of Scania Trucks

    Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable accommodation and secure storage solutions, has taken delivery of the first of a series of 15 new delivery vehicles, part of a £2.7m investment into its growing fleet of trucks, as part of a drive to increase operational efficiency and customer service.
    The innovative and fuel-efficient new Scania trucks, with Mobile Mini’s distinctive livery, will be d... [more]

  • Yardramp-versatility-contributes-to-Thorworld-export-growth

    Yardramp versatility contributes to Thorworld export growth

    Thorworld Industries is reporting significant export success, as the loading and unloading benefits of its range of mobile yardramps – already a market leader in the UK – become apparent worldwide.

    Companies in countries as diverse as Trinidad & Tobago, Latvia and Nigeria have purchased Thorworld yardramps in the past year, representing industries such as natural gas, industrial engines a... [more]

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Curtiss-Wright launches EN ISO 13849 compliant Motor Controller


Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced its Industrial division has introduced a new version of the C3 motor controller to its established and cost-effective range of AC motor controllers. The C3-CE is EN ISO 13849 compliant and, as a new addition to the high-performing, compact and cost-effective C3 motor controller range, provides OEMs with a ...[more]

Transdek showcases Urban Double Deck Trailer at Freight in the City


Transdek UK, specialist suppliers for the double deck road freight distribution sector, is exhibiting its latest urban double deck trailer for Eddie Stobart at the Freight in the City Expo, Alexandra Palace, London, 27 October 2015. The trailer carries 100% more load than conventional forms of urban freight transport and offers the capability to cu...[more]

Michael Pooley to succeed James McCarthy as President of CHEP Europe


CHEP has today announced a transition of leadership for its European operations. James McCarthy, is leaving the company after seven-and-a-half years. CHEP has appointed Michael Pooley, who has previously led the company's UK & Ireland business as well as its Sales & Customer Operations team in the USA, as James’ successor as President, CHEP Europe....[more]

Carrier Transicold UK’s Network Service Providers commit to Health and Safety with EEF Membership


All of Carrier Transicold’s UK and Irish network service providers have become affiliate members of the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF), providing further independent validation of their Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) development programmes. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold UK, is a part of UTC Climate...[more]

Microscan announces the world’s first Browser-Based Barcode Reading Interface


Microscan, a global manufacturer and pioneer of auto ID solutions from the world’s first laser diode barcode scanner to the Data Matrix symbol, announces the invention of the world’s first-ever web-browser-based barcode reading interface, WebLink. Released alongside the company’s new MicroHAWK barcode reader platform, the WebLink interface offers t...[more]

Thorworld Industries highlights how loading bay safety can improve efficiency and returns on investment


Thorworld Industries is calling for loading bay and warehouse managers to view safety in the loading/unloading area not merely as a legal necessity, but as an ‘added value’ proposition that can improve efficiency and generate a significant return on investment (ROI). According to John Meale, Managing Director of Thorworld Industries, investment ...[more]

FTA welcomes new dual signing for low bridges


The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed Department for Transport (DfT) proposals to introduce a bridge marking system that will show both imperial and metric height, width and length limits. With more than 1600 bridge strikes in 2014/15 throughout the UK, FTA believes it is vital that signage can be easily understood by drivers who...[more]

Knights Construction praises new Bobcat Laser Grader


Knights Construction Ltd, based at Wrexham in the UK, has purchased a new Bobcat T770 compact tracked loader with laser grader, six-way dozer blade, scarifier, combination bucket and pallet forks attachments from Norwest Plant Ltd, based at Wigan, the Authorised Bobcat and Doosan dealer for North-West England and North Wales. With over 50 years ...[more]

Hörmann MD’s charitable exploits secure £3,000 for good causes


David Newcombe, managing director of Hörmann (UK) Ltd, has raised over £3,000 for two charities after completing the Great North Run and a 350 mile cycle ride in the space of just a week. Securing more than £1,600 for Leicestershire charity Hope Against Cancer, David joined 73 other cyclists for the Italian Job challenge, traversing the Alps fro...[more]

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter answers Dawsonrentals’ ‘role call’


Leading rental, hire and leasing specialist Dawsonrentals bus and coach chose the opening day (30th September) of the passenger carrying vehicle industry’s premier showcase event to announce a string of orders for new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters. Dawsonrentals is a high-profile customer of Mercedes-Benz UK and these latest deals, confirmed at Coach ...[more]

New 5’ and 6’ Terex® Cedarapids LJ-TS “V” Horizontal Screens now deliver unmatched production


Terex® Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) recently added 5’x16’ and 6’x16’ two and three deck screens to their revolutionary line of “V” Series horizontal screens. Customers can enhance their operation by replacing their existing triple shaft screens with the “V” Series screens. The new Terex® Cedarapids “V” Series horizontal screens increase produc...[more]

Lifting and access equipment on show on the open-air site at the world’s leading trade show for intralogistics


Lifting and access systems are core intralogistics technologies and therefore rightfully rank among the big highlights on display on the open-air site at the upcoming CeMAT show in Hannover, Germany. The PLATFORMERS WORLD@CeMAT showcase will feature access platforms, mast climbers, telescopic forklifts, ladder hoists, mini crawler cranes, industria...[more]

Only the best is good enough for PDQ


In the niche world of the pharmaceutical, hazardous and scientific analysis industries, North West based PDQ Specialist Courier Services has built up a significant courier fleet and it now runs what it classes to be the best and most reliable combination of vehicles for this type of specialist operation. With the arrival of a further 7 new vans and...[more]

Four out of five fleet drivers leave franchise dealer to buy tyres at fast-fit, survey shows

Four out of five fleet drivers told by a franchise dealer they need new tyres subsequently head to a fast-fit to buy them, according to a new survey. Research by epyx for the launch of its new TyreServe shows that dealers are leaking a worthwhile source of profit by not successfully retailing replacement tyres to fleets. David Goodyear, comme...[more]

Kewill announces CEO transition

Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, today announced that Bob Farrell has decided to transition his role as CEO of the company to Doug Braun, effective immediately. Farrell will continue to support the transition through December. “I am excited about the opportunity to again be a part of a Francisco Partn...[more]

Maximising efficiencies in the supply chain is crucial for SMEs


UK manufacturing has returned to growth in May after hitting a disappointing seven month low in April. However, manufacturing and engineering SMEs in the UK should still focus on maximising efficiencies in the supply chain in order to achieve sustained and strong growth in H2 of 2015. Martin Cleary, regional director south of Rhenus Logistics UK, e...[more]

Manufacturing Execution Systems and the Human Factor

By James Wood, Director, Factory & Activplant Product Lines at Aptean – a leading provider of CRM, ERP and Supply Chain software for businesses – discusses the benefits of bringing humanity to your workplace MES technologies. In an age of increasing technological sophistication in manufacturing processes, human beings are the most important and ...[more]

Brian Yeardley choose Cartwright to provide new Urban Trailer for Exhibitions and Events Industry


Wakefield based Brian Yeardley Continental believes it has created a new market opportunity in the exhibitions and events sector with a new game-changing prototype urban trailer from Cartwright. The company, which has been celebrating its 40th anniversary in business this year, had been seeking a bespoke solution in order to accommodate increasi...[more]

BillerudKorsnäs dissolving sack wins innovation award


D-Sack™ is this year’s winner of the Pulp & Paper International award for Innovation in Sustainable Packaging. The judges specifically appreciated how the D-Sack™ solution approaches sustainability from a broader perspective; not limiting innovation to the recyclability or biodegradability of the material. It encompasses the entire value chain. ...[more]

0% finance on new Polaris ATVs and UTVs


From 1st October 2015 Polaris is offering a limited period 0% finance offer on new Polaris utility ATVs and UTVs. Business users can arrange interest-free finance on new Polaris ATVs and Rangers through Polaris finance partners Rural Finance, with the scheme offering payments over 22 months at 0% up to a maximum 80% of the Recommended Retail Price....[more]

Total Engineered Solution from Siemens continues best practice at Hanson Ketton


ROI within 14 months CO2 reduction of 771 tonnes to date Lower vibration and noise levels A control system/integrated drive system solution from Siemens at Hanson Cement’s Ketton plant in Rutland has produced a number of significant benefits for the cement giant and has improved the operation’s sustainability, in keeping with its...[more]

RAVAS launches new hydraulic scale for forklift trucks


RCS Hy-Q: a quality hydraulic scale and safety device in one product RAVAS introduces RCS Hy-Q, a high accuracy hydraulic scale for counterbalanced trucks and reach trucks. On a 2.5T lift truck the RCS Hy-Q shows the weight on the forks in 2 kg increments. Next to the weight, the display in the lift truck cabin also shows a load bar that indicates...[more]

Switch to Flexi NANO technology saves space and alleviates potential production headache for component manufacturer


Based in north Devon some 30 miles outside Exeter, Bluemay Weston produces a range of non-metallic components used by manufacturing companies operating in industry sectors as diverse as aerospace and cosmetics. Established in the late 1960s under the name Weston Manufacturing, Bluemay Weston remains a family-owned business with a reputation for ...[more]

Paragon System Operation Guide wins ISTC award for Best Use of Video, Interaction and Multi-Media


Paragon has announced that the Paragon System Operation Guide has won “Best Use of Video, Interaction and Multi-Media” at the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) annual awards. The award, which is given in recognition of communicating scientific or technical information effectively through the use of videos, demos, interacti...[more]

C.H. Robinson expands Global Strategic Focus; Strengthens Management

To support an increasing need for transportation services between Europe and Asia, C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics providers, has added two positions to its global forwarding team. Oliver Volk has been appointed director of European development, Asia Global Forwarding. Oliver joins C.H. Robinson with over 25 years of internat...[more]

Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe holds groundbreaking ceremony for € 30 million investment project


Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe (HHIE), a widely recognized leader in the European construction equipment and forklift market, held a groundbreaking ceremony last week, for its new headquarters in Tessenderlo, Belgium. The new HQ complex comprises a new, three-story, 5,400 square metres office building, a 13,000 square metres warehouse, a Europe...[more]

Mosca project Management initiative ensures maximum customer satisfaction


Strapping specialist Mosca Direct has launched a dedicated Project Management service to provide customers with consultation and expert advice during the specification and supply of a new strapping machine. The initiative has been introduced following an in-depth analysis of current purchasing trends. Mosca Direct believes it is the first of it...[more]

Major order for PALFINGER Platforms


PALFINGER Platforms, the leading supplier of access platforms, has landed a major order from Danish rental specialist BMS. BMS from Denmark, a long-standing customer of PALFINGER Platforms, placed a major order for Jumbo Class NX machines worth about €8.0 million. Ib Steffensen, director at BMS, stressed that the high quality and advanced techni...[more]

NOCC looks to proven Optimarin BWT technology for PCTC newbuildings


Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has been chosen by Norwegian Car Carriers AS (NOCC) as the supplier of choice for its two newbuild vessels currently under construction at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea. Optimarin will provide 667m³/h capacity systems for the state-of-the-art 6500 car capacity Pure Car Truck Carrier...[more]

Unique RFID antenna is adaptable to customer applications


HARTING has developed a unique type of RFID antenna, the Ha-VIS LOCFIELD(R) antenna, which uses a coaxial travelling-wave concept to offer users a compact package with complete flexibility in the design of RF reading zones. Not only is the antenna adaptable to every customer application: it is also ideal for situations where space is at a premium. ...[more]

Doosan & Bobcat equipment excels in Suez expansion


Doosan and Bobcat equipment supplied by Otrac Heavy Equipment, the Heliopolis-based Authorised Dealer for the Doosan and Bobcat ranges in Egypt, has played an important role in the intensive construction works that have been undertaken for the major extension of the Suez Canal, opened in August 2015 by Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, and ...[more]

Port Corpus Christi to present at CITEK Forum 2015

A delegation representing Port Corpus Christi will travel to Mexico to participate in the CITEK Forum 2015. The CITEK Forum 2015 (citekforum.com) is a global forum that brings together international leaders to network and have discussions in various industries such as Energy, Automotive, Aerospace, Information Systems, and Education. The forum wi...[more]

Dynamics SL users hear why Truckstops makes an ideal scheduling partner

Integrating Truckstops vehicle routing and scheduling optimization software with Microsoft Dynamics SL is the most reliable and productive way to ensure business efficiency and costs are contained in the service and delivery management industry. This was the message taken to the Dynamics SL Users Group Fall Conference by Mary Short, founder and ...[more]

Globus acquires Alpha Solway extending its role in the PPE market


Globus (Shetland) Ltd, a multi-million pound international business consistently achieving double digit turnover growth, has acquired Alpha Solway Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Over the past two decades Globus has become a significant force in the hand protection industry and has acquired Alpha Solway to further extend its role in the personal protec...[more]

WSS moves to strengthen position in Asian offshore market

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is pleased to announce that Frank Liang has been named Regional Offshore Manager Asia, tasked with building the company’s business with rig contractors. According to Sean Neilan, Sales & Marketing Director in Asia Pacific, Liang will play an important role in WSS's strategic initiative towards the offshore market. “Frank...[more]

RWM success for Impact’s Fines Clean-Up System


Yet again, Impact received a phenomenal response to its waste separation and valuable material recovery solutions, by showcasing the Zigzag Classification unit (ZCU) at RWM 2015. RWM has always proven to be a great forum to discuss our solutions with existing customers, trade partners and potential new clients, and this year was no exception. ...[more]

Leading provider of retail-ready packaging solutions honoured at international fruit and vegetable expo in Italy


Polymer Logistics, a leading provider of retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions, has been presented with a Golden Medal in the Innovation Awards held at the fruit and vegetable trade show, Macfrut 2015, in Rimini, Italy. Winning in the “Packaging and Material Packaging” category, the original design and manufacture of Polymer Logistics’ Wood Effect...[more]

RS Components appoints Kurt Colehower to head its RS-branded products worldwide

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has appointed Kurt Colehower as President RS Private Label. In this new role, Kurt will be responsible for developing a strategy to grow the RS-branded product range around the world. This will include expanding the size and reach of the ...[more]

Modular Carts & Trolleys promote storage & handling efficiency


Handling and storage efficiency in manufacturing, assembly and service applications is enhanced with carts and trolleys built using Trilogiq’s modular Graphit system, available in the UK from The Tube & Bracket Company. The Graphit system’s extensive range of lightweight tubular components, brackets, wheels and accessories can be assembled into ...[more]

Skyjack lift helps Houston Food Bank save 40 hours of manpower


Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNP) Skyjack division recently donated a electric scissor lift to help Houston Food Bank (HFB), the largest food bank in the United States, complete its bi-annual inventory count at its facility in Houston, Texas. “Skyjack loaning its lift to the Food Bank during our inventory week was helpful and came at a crucial tim...[more]

XPO Logistics supports St Austell Brewery growth with national distribution platform


St Austell Brewery has renewed its UK distribution contract with XPO Logistics. This will provide the brewer of specialist ales with a flexible supply chain platform to expand the nationwide delivery of its cask and bottled beers. St Austell Brewery was founded in 1851 and is still family owned. The company employs 1,000 people, making it one of...[more]

Clydebank hires new Bobcat S550 Loader for Shiptrimming


Clydebank Port Services Ltd in Glasgow in Scotland has hired a new Bobcat S550 skid-steer loader with sweeper and bucket attachments from the new MTS Group hire depot at Cumbernauld for ship trimming work at the port. The Bobcat S550 loader is used to help unload shipments of sand, limestone and cement that Clydebank receives on a regular basis, wh...[more]

Reality Gap: Biffa’s Residual Waste Treatment Capacity Study released


Recycling and waste management company Biffa assesses UK residual waste treatment needs, and concludes that market forces will lead to a natural balance of capacity. The study, titled The Reality Gap: UK residual waste treatment capacity – making sense of the arguments, concludes that there is presently a substantial capacity gap for residual wa...[more]

Global logistics firm’s web-based customer service portal now offers industry-specific dashboards


BDP International (BDP) has added BDPSmart Chemical and BDPSmart Life Sciences to its Smart Suite shipment and order process management / reporting platform, effective today. “All users will experience the new look and feel of BDPSmart that includes a streamlined design with updated logos, icons, and reports to maximize appeal and efficiency for...[more]

Advanced Engineering UK gains new support from SAE International and co-locating Symposium


Advanced Engineering UK, the UK’s largest annual trade show and open conference for the high performance engineering sectors, has announced that the 2015 show will enjoy new support from SAE International. SAE International, a global association made up of more than 137,000 engineers and technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commerc...[more]

Renovotec reduces rugged hardware rental prices by 25%


November 2015 to January 2016 rental price cut covers the Black Friday, Christmas and January sale peak seasons, when retail and logistics demand is high Offer applies to a range of selected products including the Datalogic ‘Skorpio’ and ‘Falcon’ and Honeywell Intermec ‘CK3’ rugged mobile computers “Hardware rental is the ideal solution for ...[more]

Impact Handling industry-wide skills shortage with apprenticeship programme


The UK’s sole Cat® Lift Truck distributor Impact Handling is countering the acute skills shortage in the logistics and materials handling industry with its apprenticeship programme, with this year’s intake already signed up – and the company hopes to expand the initiative in coming years. Launched in 2012 and running in conjunction with North Wa...[more]

Home from Hannover: WIN INDIA continues push to “Make in India”


India made a big splash as Partner Country at HANNOVER MESSE 2015: more than 400 Indian companies propelled “Make in India” into the spotlight at the world’s leading industrial technology event. Now, WIN (World of Industry) INDIA is gearing up to carry that momentum into New Delhi from 9 to 11 December 2015 at the Pragati Maidan exhibition center. ...[more]

XPO Logistics launches new LTL transport service between Europe and Morocco


XPO Logistics has launched a new pallet distribution and groupage service between Europe and Morocco. Customers are now able to ship from Europe to any destination in Morocco by using XPO’s leading European and domestic LTL network service, Red Europe®. The service is available inbound and outbound. With no volume limits and a single-pallet mini...[more]

SHP Logistics initiative at Aquila® Gloves


Customers of goods manufactured at a great distance from their point of delivery, like UK companies buying from the Far East, will be familiar with problems of long delivery cycles and orders can sometimes take up to 120-180 days to arrive. Not only does this lead to immediate delivery problems but also potentially has long-term disruptive effects ...[more]

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