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

    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]

  • Suttons-Group-acquires-leading-bulk-chemical-transport-company

    Suttons Group acquires leading bulk chemical transport company

    Suttons Group, the international chemical logistics and supply chain specialist, announced today that it has acquired Imperial Tankers, one of the largest bulk chemical transport companies in the UK from Hargreaves Services PLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    Founded in 1989, Imperial Tankers has a road tanker fleet of over 200 tractor units and 350 tanker semi-trailers and ... [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]

  • 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]

  • Poor-pallet-hygiene-poses-threat-to-UK-economy

    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]

  • 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]

  • Maintec-2015-Packs-a-Punch

    Maintec 2015 Packs a Punch

    Last year’s Maintec broke all records, attracting over 3,670 visitors, making it the most successful show in its history. When Maintec 2015 returns to the NEC, Birmingham to celebrate its fortieth year on 24-26 March 2015 it will be bigger still thanks to the launch of a clever new co-location.

    Maintec 2015 will be co-located with a brand new show - the Cleaning Expo 2015, which will incl... [more]

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Australian firm expands forensic engineering platform


A leader in forensic engineering has expanded resources to provide private and public companies with a specialised service that can determine causes of machine and system malfunctions - often in circumstances carrying serious consequences. Soto Consulting steps in when government authorities and police investigators need a forensic specialist to...[more]

SDI Group’s Maintenance Support steps up a gear


SDI Group, the global integrator of automated material handling systems, has expanded its Maintenance Support operations by 70% in the last twelve months, signalling a growing imperative for businesses to achieve maximum uptime of critical automated logistics processes. “As store replenishment and ecommerce operations become more complex and tim...[more]

Toyota helps companies choose the right transmission for their forklift


Toyota Material Handling UK has produced a video, educating viewers on selecting the right transmission for their engine-powered forklifts. Earlier this year Toyota launched hydrostatic transmission (HST) on the Toyota Tonero engine-powered forklift range up to 3.5 tonne. The launch was eagerly anticipated at Toyota as they can put customers’ op...[more]

FTA members are Driver CPC compliant - but driver shortage is a real concern


Wednesday the 10th September 2014 marked the Driver CPC deadline – and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is congratulating its members who have ensured their drivers are compliant with the new obligations and have recognised the importance of continued professionalism and training. Despite the time frame allowed for all to complete the tra...[more]

Local logistics company invests for growth


St Albans based Forward Trucking Services Ltd, part of the Palletways network has expanded its already 50-strong fleet following an increased demand for business. The company has invested in two new 18 tonne MAN Euro 6 vehicles, which offer significant environmental benefits through reduced emissions and greater fuel efficiency. FTS has also add...[more]

Terex Construction makes it easy with flexible finance package


As part of a continued drive to support the further expansion of the UK construction sector, leading equipment solutions provider, Terex, has launched a 0% finance package across its latest range of emissions-compliant backhoe loaders. “Over the past few years we’ve seen the construction industry slowly recover to a much more sustainable positio...[more]

Baoli launches new forklifts KB30D and KB35D with 3.0 and 3.5 ton load capacity into the European market


Baoli Material Handling Europe has improved the reliability and operation of its forklift trucks. After the launch of its new electric truck earlier this year, Baoli now introduces the KB30D and KB35D forklifts with upgraded Mitsubishi S4S-455 diesel engine into the European market. Key elements of improvement compared to the previous model are bet...[more]

Iveco to offer a market leading five year warranty on New Daily vans


To mark the UK launch of New Daily – Iveco’s latest generation light commercial vehicle range – retail customers can benefit from a five year, 100,000 mile, full manufacturer’s warranty on their New Daily van. Claudio Zanframundo, Managing Director of Iveco UK, says: “New Daily is currently the only van in its class available with a five year wa...[more]

APC East Kent celebrates 1 millionth NetDespatch consignment


APC East Kent has just processed its one millionth consignment using the popular web-based shipping solution from NetDespatch. SNH Trade Centre, the fireside, plumbing, heating and bathroom supplies specialist, has helped APC East Kent to reach this milestone, having despatched all their premium traffic since 2005 using the NetDespatch platform. ...[more]

Mercedes-Benz Arocs takes centre stage in Glastonbury


So impressed was Tor Multimix with its first two new Mercedes-Benz Arocs construction chassis that it promptly returned to local Dealer Rygor with an order for a couple more. The Glastonbury-based operator supplies ready-mixed concrete, floor screeds and aggregates to customers throughout Somerset and the surrounding areas. Tor Multimix was f...[more]

Wincanton secures new three year contract with Howdens Joinery

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of kitchen and joinery products, Howdens Joinery, has appointed Wincanton as its logistics partner following a strategic review of its supply chain. Wincanton secured the contract following a competitive tender and will operate and manage three of Howdens’ UK transport sites in Glasgow, Avonmou...[more]

Palletforce gears up for a great family day


Palletforce members will experience life in the fast lane when the logistic giant attends the UK’s premier rally event later this month. Palletforce have around 150 invited guests attending Rallyday, at the Castle Combe Circuit in Wiltshire on September 20th, for a day of non-stop action featuring the world’s best rally cars and drivers. For ...[more]

Azzure IT secures €­200,000 Sheffield Regional Growth Fund Grant

Leading UK Microsoft Dynamics NAV software provider, Azzure IT has secured grant funding from the Regional Growth Fund to help support its aggressive growth strategy and increase staff count. Over the last three years, Azzure has trebled its number of staff and its turnover to become one of the UK’s leading Dynamics NAV providers. The £3.2 bill...[more]

How to drive the Circular Economy in the auto sector, by Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers


A new set of legislative drivers which use ‘more carrots, less sticks’ is needed if the automotive sector is to deliver greater sustainability within the Circular Economy for recycled plastic content in new vehicles, suggests a leading plastics recycler. Fresh strategies are required, such as rewarding ‘desirable’ behaviours and encouraging indi...[more]

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford marks the start of work on JCB's new £30 million golf course


Work has started on an ambitious scheme to create a £30 million championship golf course designed to support JCB’s growth plans. The proposals are for a spectacular 18-hole, 7,150 yard, Par 72 championship golf course on 240 acres of rolling countryside to the south of the World HQ in Rocester, Staffordshire. When completed in 2018, it is expect...[more]

Tab Boom adds to JS260XD versatility for Sutton Services


Demolition and recycling company Sutton Services, of Lakenheath in Suffolk, has added a JCB JS260XD crawler excavator to its growing fleet of specialist equipment. The machine replaces a JS220 and has been purchased to meet a growing requirement for heavier equipment and an increasing workload. The company has ordered the machine, its largest JCB e...[more]

Bobcat excavator raises funds for Lynch Cancer Charity


Promac Solutions Limited and Doosan Construction Equipment have jointly donated a new Bobcat E14 compact excavator, specially painted in pink, to L Lynch Plant Hire Limited, one of the leading plant hire companies in the UK, to help raise funds for Lynch’s nominated charity, Breast Cancer Care, over the next year. The new pink E14 excavator was pr...[more]

FTA helping Tower Transit to set the standards


The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has been working closely with Tower Transit Operations Ltd to assist with compliance and to help ensure it is operating to the highest standards. Tower Transit turned to FTA in 2013 to help maintain best practice throughout its engineering policies and procedures in the three sites it operates within the T...[more]

Lighter, stronger corner plates add versatility to Graphit Range


Trilogiq has extended its innovative Graphit® system with the addition of caster corner-plate components that increase the number of configurations possible when creating adaptable trolleys, racks and other bespoke mobile structures. The corner-plates are designed to connect the system’s tubes and create a sturdy and rigid yet lightweight base for ...[more]

VG launches the revolutionary Biomass Air Blower System, helping businesses improve their bottom line and green credentials


VG Biomass launch a revolutionary new plug and play biomass air blower system to provide businesses with a cost effective, reliable and environmentally friendly heating solution. In addition to the 30% savings per year against fossil fuel industrial heating systems, businesses will also benefit from a 20 year income of £170,000 (on the 60kW unit) v...[more]

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