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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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    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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    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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Terberg DTS unveils the next generation specialist distribution tractor at CV Show


This year’s CV Show will see the UK debut for the first market specific, specialist distribution tractor ever seen in the UK and Europe, which has been purpose designed and manufactured by Terberg Special Vehicles. Terberg’s all new DT183 distribution tractor has been solely designed to meet the market needs of the competitive pan European distr...[more]

Advanced Business Solutions showcases logistics software solutions at IntraLogisteX

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) will be exhibiting its integrated supply chain management software covering logistics and warehouse management at IntraLogisteX on 25 and 26 March 2015 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. IntraLogisteX brings together logistics professionals who are looking for solutions to current and future challenges, from the la...[more]

Swisslog experiences order and net sales growth in financial year 2014

Swisslog increased its order intake and net sales significantly in the fiscal year 2014. As expected, the operating profit decreased as a result of the continued restrained investments in the North American healthcare market and investments in the company’s own business structure. The net result fell from MCHF 11.9 to MCHF 4.4 due to extraordinary ...[more]

Mercedes-Benz Antos are up to the marque for BM Stafford


BM Stafford works its trucks hard – the latest additions to its fleet are on intensive, multi-drop duties and often double-shifted. The North-East operator is certain they’ll be up to the job, though, because its three new 18-tonners wear Mercedes-Benz stars. The Antos 1824s are assigned to Houghton le Spring-based BM Stafford’s Palletforce cont...[more]

Norbert Dentressangle to recruit another 100 apprentices in 2015

Coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March 2015), Norbert Dentressangle has announced that it plans to recruit a further 100 apprentices this year. Following the successful launch of its first scheme in September 2013, Norbert Dentressangle has recruited more than 170 apprentices to date, many of whom are nearing completion of thei...[more]

Woodway UK Launch PackAcademy – Train the Trainer Course


Woodway UK have launched their new training course, PackAcademy, with the inaugural sessions taking place last month. PackAcademy is a Train The Trainer course constructed and delivered by Woodway UK. Held over two days in their Packaging Innovation Centre, this course is offered to customers to increase the packaging skills and knowledge of the...[more]

Suttons Group go with Goodyear


Goodyear, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers has felt success once again with its latest contract win from leading International logistics and supply chain specialists Suttons Group. Suttons has signed a four-year-deal that will see them move away from their previous premium manufacturer. Goodyear’s dedicated mileage line, the KMax, w...[more]

LB Foster completes automation project to expand fashion returns for Clipper


The ever-increasing success of online fashion shopping has led to a demand for greater capacity for processing returns at Clipper's Selby distribution centre. Once the decision was taken to expand the operation, Leicester based LB Foster Materials Handling was selected as principal contractor. The two-tier installation is situated in a 60,000 sq...[more]

apetito choose Buffaload for double-deck fleet support


apetito, the UK’s leading provider of frozen meals to hospitals, care homes and local authorities, has added an additional double-deck temperature controlled trailer from Buffaload Logistics to its vehicle fleet which, says Daniel Paull, Distribution Manager, helps to accommodate growth and increase resilience with its existing fleet- which is due...[more]

New Bobcat TL358+ Compact Telescopic Loader at SIMA


At SIMA 2015, the Bobcat stand provided the launch platform for a very innovative telescopic loader specially designed for agricultural applications and heavy duty farm jobs. The main attribute of the new TL358+ AGRI model is its versatility, with three different machine dimensions offering compactness where it is required and top performance at a...[more]

Kestrel swoops down on new deal with Seven Telematics


As a regular user of the Transcan 2 data logging system from Seven Telematics in its refrigerated delivery fleet, Kestrel Temperature Controlled Services has now upgraded the fleet to incorporate Seven Eye Cool Track remote monitoring system as standard fitment. So far, 26 of the 30-strong refrigerated vehicle fleet have now been fitted with bot...[more]

FB Chain voted FLTA’s Supplier of the Year


FB Chain’s aftermarket manager, Martin Green and senior warehouseman, Martin Walker receive the Supplier of the Year ‘Archie’ from Yale brand marketing manager EMEA, Iain Friar and presenter, Jonny Gould. Leading leaf chain manufacturer and supplier FB Chain is celebrating after winning the prestigious Supplier of the Year accolade at the Fork L...[more]

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]

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]

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