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    NOV Mono helps leading UK manufacturer enhance its international reputation

    A leading UK supplier of dipping plant and ancillary equipment to the world’s latex, nitrile and PVC industries has underlined their confidence in NOV Mono by ordering four Epsilon high pressure progressing cavity pumps. The pumps have been fitted to the balloon-making equipment manufactured by Greenbrook Automations of Chesterfield, and have helped to transform the company’s reputation with its c... [more]

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    Fortress and Troax partner up for Perimeter Guarding

    Fortress Interlocks and Troax have combined forces to create a new perimeter guarding system to protect workers from dangerous machinery. The system utilises a unique new bracket for fitting Fortress interlocks to Troax perimeter guarding panels, enabling the safeguarding of virtually any machinery installation.

    Very easy to install for both end users and OEMs, the brackets are 100% compa... [more]

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    TECODS conveyor & drive solutions for maritime applications

    RUD Chains is a leading manufacturer of high quality round steel link chains. RUD round link chains are used across a range of demanding working environments, they show their strength across RUD’s conveyor and hoist systems to their well-known lifting and lashing means. As a response to the increasing demand from the industry for drive solutions based on round steel link chains, RUD has establishe... [more]

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    Thorworld: Stock up on loading bay essentials

    Thorworld, the leading supplier of loading and unloading equipment, has revealed there are a number of essential loading bay requirements that all companies require – whatever the configuration of their loading bay.

    While every company’s requirements differ, there are common themes to ensure that loading bays are used effectively and safely. Thorworld, which offers the UK’s most comprehe... [more]

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    Gebhardt takes goods lifts to new heights

    Completing the installation of a Gebhardt goods lift in an environmental research station at 2650 metres above sea level on Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze, has underlined the quality and versatility of this equipment range.

    The lift has five exits and can carry up to 1500kg, enabling staff at the Schneefernerhaus to move materials and equipment easily between the three levels i... [more]

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Range of hoists developed for cranes in corrosive environments


Cranes play a crucial role in galvanising and finishing plants and Street Crane Company, the UK’s largest factory crane and hoist manufacturer, has developed a range of modified hoists to address the corrosive environmental challenges. These are based on the ZX hoist platform, a modern wire rope unit that has proven exceptionally reliable in standa...[more]

Robotics in the supply chain will enhance humans, not replace them says Crimson & Co

The growth of robotics as a way to automate elements of the supply chain and improve efficiencies will not be at the expense of humans, states Jon Gibson, Head of Logistics, at global supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co, who believes that automation could actually lead to humans enhancing their skills, ultimately enabling them to perform their jo...[more]

Downton invests £9m in fleet of DAF Trucks


C M Downton has purchased 120 new tractor units from DAF Trucks in a major fleet deal worth £9 million. The new DAF Euro-6 6x2 tractor units comprise XF 460 FTG Super Space Cabs. The first batch of vehicles has been delivered to Downton’s Gloucestershire headquarters, and is immediately going into service in Downton’s nationwide fleet. This f...[more]

Stuart Marsh puts best foot forward with SYSPRO investment


Leading UK and European specialist footwear company, Stuart Marsh Shoes, has invested in a fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution from K3 Syspro (K3), as part of a wider initiative to support future business growth across the whole group. Stuart Marsh Shoes, which is the parent company of Europe’s and the UK’s largest brida...[more]

Konecranes UK wins Dublin Waste to Energy crane contract


Dublin City Council with their waste management contractor, Covanta, has awarded the main construction contract to the Swiss-based technology provider, Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and it is HZI that has placed the order for two specialised waste and ash handling cranes with Konecranes Group. The Dublin Waste-to-Energy Facility will provide the Dub...[more]

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, host of the 2015 IFOY Award, proves top-quality in the FCL & LCL Shipment Sector


Last Thursday (02/26/2015), the official test week of this year’s IFOY Award (Internationl Forklift Truck of the Year) culminated at the premises of the Osnabrueck-based logistics provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. For one week, a jury of international experts and journalists tested 14 forklifts, warehouse trucks, and intralogistics solutions f...[more]

PPS Conference Programme is recipe for perfect packaging


Plastics Packaging Show, 16 and 17 June 2015, Telford International Centre. All the ingredients for perfect packaging can be found at the Plastics Packaging Show (PPS) which takes place in Telford on 16 and 17 June, and features a free two-day conference programme. How do you design for the circular economy? Is the UK on track to meet 2017 t...[more]

Business as usual as Paneltex embraces EC WVTA programme


Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) has been in place since 2013 for vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes GVW; however from October last year, all commercial vehicles produced in the EU now require WVTA as standard and this EC Directive has had a significant impact on the UK commercial vehicle bodybuilding industry in general. “When looking at the issue of ...[more]

New website for Collé Rental & Sales


Organized and functional presentation of complete range of machinery Collé Rental & Sales with branches in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium presents a new website ( With this new website Collé presents its full range of products and related services in the field of machinery for rental and sales (new and used machines). Additiona...[more]

Scania selects Schmitz Cargobull for driver training

Schmitz Cargobull has supplied four 13.6m box body trailers to Scania (Great Britain) Limited, for use in its driver training department. The S.KO FP25 trailers are part of a refreshment and expansion programme, bringing the total number of training trailers in Scania’s training fleet to six. The Schmitz Cargobull trailers have been deployed acr...[more]

Coyne Airways appoints KIWI Logistics as new GSA in Singapore

Coyne Airways has appointed KIWI Logistics Cargo GSA as its General Sales Agent in Singapore. Established in 2013, KIWI Logistics Cargo GSA is bringing a fresh approach to airline cargo sales in this developed market, with a focus on efficiency, simplicity and reliability. "We are delighted to be working with this young and ambitious GSA that...[more]

Bloodhound Supersonic Car will take centre stage at SDC Trailers Commercial Vehicle Show Stand 5C110


Bringing together bespoke trailer manufacturing and world class vehicle engineering, SDC Trailers have revealed that the Bloodhound Supersonic Car, a mix of car and aircraft technology, will feature alongside their trailer exhibition at the Commercial Vehicle show in Birmingham. The Bloodhound vehicle which is designed to break the current land spe...[more]

New safer HGV cabs showcased at major construction and cycle safety event


New, safer designs for a range of construction vehicles are today on show at a major event as part of the freight industry’s efforts to improve road safety and better protect cyclists and pedestrians. More than a dozen HGV’s are on display at the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (CLOCS) event at ExCel, which is being supported by Transpor...[more]

Mr Rifkin delivers the opening keynote address of the conference entitled

Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, delivered the opening keynote address today at the European Investment Bank conference on “Momentum for Europe—Innovation and Competitiveness”(see the full report written by Mr. Rifkin on Digital Europe from which his speech was taken at the end of this summary). Mr. Rifkin presented a ...[more]

Bridge to new business in the Balkans, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa

Turkey is the hub of Southern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the former Soviet republics – a region that collectively houses 1.5 billion people and accounts for US$5 trillion of gross domestic product (GDP). Manufacturing is the country’s primary growth driver, accounting for a quarter of GDP. Low corporate taxes, a young and educated w...[more]

Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK buys Rushlift Ltd

Leading forklift truck manufacturer Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK has today announced that it has completed the multi-million pound purchase of Rushlift Ltd. a leading national provider of contract hire, fleet management and servicing of materials handling and aviation support equipment. Rushlift Ltd, which has six depots across Great Britain, w...[more]

NOV Mono helps leading UK manufacturer enhance its international reputation


A leading UK supplier of dipping plant and ancillary equipment to the world’s latex, nitrile and PVC industries has underlined their confidence in NOV Mono by ordering four Epsilon high pressure progressing cavity pumps. The pumps have been fitted to the balloon-making equipment manufactured by Greenbrook Automations of Chesterfield, and have helpe...[more]

Kale recognised for the 6th successive year as ‘Best IT Solutions Provider’

Kale Logistics announced today it has won “Best IT Solutions Provider of the Year-2015” at this year's Indian Logistics & Supply Chain Summit organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The summit was presided over by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, Government of India- Shri Nitin Gadkari. Kale has been rec...[more]

RTITB conference success to benefit forklift industry


Leading workplace transport training accrediting body, RTITB, enjoyed huge success with its inaugural Partner Conference, held on 21st January 2015 at the Birmingham Crowne Plaza. From the huge network of RTITB accredited organisations, individuals from more than 80 companies travelled from all over the UK and Ireland to attend. Operations Direc...[more]

IFOY Test Days 2015: jury tests nominated forklift and warehouse trucks


• International jury evaluates 14 forklifts, warehouse trucks and intralogistics solutions entered for the IFOY Award 2015 by five manufacturers. • Twelve nominated vehicles from Clark, Jungheinrich, Still, Toyota Material Handling and Unicarriers undergo the IFOY Test and Innovation Check over the course of one week. The excitement was almost ...[more]

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