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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]

  • It<>s-a-wrap!-Aetna-does-it-for-A1-Towbars

    It's a wrap! Aetna does it for A1 Towbars

    Aetna Group, the world's largest manufacturer of industrial wrapping machines, came to the attention of A1 Towbars in 2014 after its management team made the decision to implement a significant upgrade to the company's packaging system. The Sheffield-based company manufactures an extensive range of high quality vehicle towbars.

    The company was purchased in 2006 by the present manage... [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]

  • Online-pharmacy-signs-deal-for-KNAPP-Store-solution

    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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

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Board game donation will give children valuable insight in to the world of logistics


Narrow Aisle Ltd, the Black Country-based manufacturer of Flexi articulated forklift trucks, Is donating copies of the recently launched board game - ‘Business On The Move’ - to local primary schools as a way of encouraging children to learn more about the important, but often overlooked, role that global logistics plays in their day-to-day lives. ...[more]

Paragon encourages planners to get smarter with Smarter Maps


Paragon is encouraging planners to get more out of their plan with a suite of smarter mapping products designed to add greater precision to transport plans. Paragon’s Street Level Mapping, Average Road Speed Data and Truck Attribute Data all provide planners with a highly detailed picture of the road network, allowing planners to develop more accu...[more]

It's a wrap! Aetna does it for A1 Towbars


Aetna Group, the world's largest manufacturer of industrial wrapping machines, came to the attention of A1 Towbars in 2014 after its management team made the decision to implement a significant upgrade to the company's packaging system. The Sheffield-based company manufactures an extensive range of high quality vehicle towbars. The company was p...[more]

Mercedes-Benz tippers are streets ahead for Northumbrian Roads


All roads lead to the Mercedes-Benz Arocs for a North-East highways contractor which has just commissioned another three examples of the purpose-designed construction chassis. Northumbrian Roads, of Prudhoe, took delivery of its latest 8x4 Arocs 3240s from Newcastle upon Tyne Dealer Bell Truck & Van. All are fitted with insulated aluminium tippi...[more]

North East Farm reports powerhouse performance from Terex Finlay


A Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck is proving its worth at a Newcastle upon Tyne based compost supplier. GreenTech Services, Broomfield Farm - a sixth generation family business - has taken delivery of the high performance plant after other machines have struggled to deal with the fine material. The Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck delivers a powerhouse pe...[more]

Southampton-based logistics firm joins European giant


A Southampton-based logistics firm has become the latest company to join Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing palletised freight network. Joining Palletways, Acclaim Logistics, based on Calmore Industrial Estate in Totton, will handle single pallet loads to large scale consignments and will cover the SO postcodes in Southampton and t...[more]

LPR wins Kellogg's European pallet pooling contract


The European specialist for pallet pooling, La Palette Rouge (a Division of Euro Pool Group), has won the pallet pooling contract for Kellogg's across Europe. LPR, will be working with the leading producer of cereals exclusively and will build upon its existing contract, which began in October 2008. The new contract will see LPR, also known as ‘...[more]

Envirotainer is the first to offer Availability Guarantee


Envirotainer now launches a new service – an Availability Guarantee that ensures availability of RKN e1 containers at all European locations for all shippers. This unique offering in the market will support the pharmaceutical industry in supplying life saving drugs to patients, who cannot accept any delays. It is also a natural step in Envirotainer...[more]

Hyster 'Approved Used' forklift trucks– The way forward?


Hyster ‘Approved Used’ forklift trucks are said to deliver a higher rate of reliability and better value than some of the lower priced new trucks currently on the market. David McIntyre from Hyster explains why this is his opinion, and what operations managers should look for in a refurbished 2-3.5t capacity forklift. “Demand for refurbished 2-3...[more]

First Gebhardt-ECS Storebiter MLS multi-level shuttle system for UK


Gebhardt-ECS has been appointed to implement a dynamic multi-level storage and picking system at the Lear Corporation factory at Coventry. The factory manufactures high-quality car seats for leading automotive manufacturers in a just-in-time approach for the final car assembly lines. Due to the large range of designs and optional items required ...[more]

Barloworld Supply Chain Software partners with Turkey-based BUTON eBusiness Solutions to further strengthen its presence in Europe

Barloworld Supply Chain Software, a leading provider of strategic and tactical supply chain solutions for supply chain and network design, demand, supply and inventory planning, has taken the next step in its global channel partner expansion strategy by appointing BUTON eBusiness Solutions as a reseller partner for its SMART Solutions suite in Euro...[more]

Cheaper diesel is not the answer says The Fuelcard People


Cheaper diesel makes comparison between diesel and petrol vans increasingly complex, but that misses the key issue in fleet procurement according to The Fuelcard People. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, has pointed out that day-to-day fuel pricing is not the main factor to be considered. “Pump pricing is a red herring,” he said, “because n...[more]

AgustaWestland set for take-off with XPO Logistics


AgustaWestland, one of the world’s largest helicopter companies, has appointed XPO Logistics to coordinate the handling, storage and transportation of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters from Brazil to the UK. Part of Italy’s Finmeccanica, AgustaWestland has its main facilities in Italy, the UK, the USA and Poland, and operates globally through a numbe...[more]

Hiab receives an order for 60 MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts from the United States


Hiab, part of Cargotec, has received an order for 60 MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts from a US-based customer. The value of the order is approximately USD 3 million and it has been booked into Cargotec's 2015 third quarter order intake. The customer working in brick manufacturing is Hiab's long term partner since 20 years. During that time Hiab ...[more]

“‘Casual’ forklift training poses serious risk to businesses” warns RTITB


According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), some businesses allow lift truck “training” to simply be carried out by a forklift operator, who may or may not be correctly trained themselves, rather than using professional lift truck instructors. RTITB warns of the dangers of ‘casual’ training and confirms best practice. “Forklift training ...[more]

FTA Engineer Wyn swaps Welsh hills for Atlantic wilderness


Freight Transport Association (FTA) engineer Wyn Skyrme was flown to the Falklands by the RAF to teach government transport staff how to maintain their vehicles. Wyn was asked to deliver an HGV VOSA training course to transport department staff in an effort to implement regular vehicle checks and raise standards. The engineer, who has more th...[more]

BEUMER Group introduces TrayDeck, a unique solution to closing the gaps between trays on high-speed tilt-tray sorters


BEUMER Group - a leading global supplier of automated material handling systems - has developed TrayDeck as an effective solution to tilt-tray sorter stoppages caused by loose items falling from the tray and becoming trapped in the gap between trays. This is a common cause of sorter jams and stoppages which reduce the efficiency and throughput in p...[more]

Helping drive development in Middle East roads projects


Al-Mohsen Engineering Co., Qatar is one of the country’s leading specialists for the supply of aggregates to major construction companies currently involved in Qatar’s many infrastructure projects. While the company was established in 2012, Al-Mohsen has already become a huge player in the construction segment thanks to its ability to supply large ...[more]

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]

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