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    RUD VLBG Load Ring, turns Loads 360° aligned to the direction of the pull

    RUD offer a wide range of lifting and lashing applications, which include both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points.

    The RUD VLBG offers a range of advantages; firstly it can be turned 360°, aligned to the direction of the pull. The load ring can be tilted which guar... [more]

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    M&S automation order won by KNAPP

    The contract to design and install automated material handling systems at Marks & Spencer's national distribution centre in Bradford has been awarded to KNAPP.

    The DC – which is due to go live in Spring 2016 – will feature a high level of automation for goods-in, decanting, storage, picking and dispatch, with KNAPP's OSR ShuttleTM technology forming the heart of the intralogistics s... [more]

  • In-CarPC-helps-Allied-Glass-to-improve-productivity-of-forklift-trucks

    In-CarPC helps Allied Glass to improve productivity of forklift trucks

    Allied Glass is a supplier of luxury glass packaging, creating beautiful and ground-breaking containers for a raft of international brands.

    Storing most of its stock in a Leeds warehouse, the products are moved by forklift truck. Currently the loading of each product onto a forklift truck is recorded by the driver scanning the product’s barcode using a wireless barcode scanner. This devic... [more]

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    Smart-Pal, palletising equipment 20% cheaper and 40% smaller

    When a company sets out to automate its manual palletising, the aim is to have a quick Return on Investment (RoI), ideally within a two year span. However, achieving this with investments as high as, say, €200.000 per SKU, can be a challenge. If the cost of investing is too high, then the manufacturer must continue with manual operations and all its drawbacks.

    CSi has been working consi... [more]

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Voice technology helps Whole Foods see warehouse productivity gains of 25-35%, leading to full deployment at the company’s ten distribution facilities

Voxware, the largest independent voice application company, has announced that Whole Foods Market saw productivity gains of 25-35% after implementing the latest version of Voxware’s voice solution in its largest Distribution Center (DC). The food retailer has expanded its deployment of Voxware Voice Management Suite (VMS) to its other nine DCs with...[more]

The Automated Technology Group achieves Safecontractor accreditation

Following a rigorous assessment of its health and safety policies and practices, The Automated Technology Group has been awarded Safecontractor status. One of the fastest growing health and safety assessment schemes in the UK, Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme that recognises very high standards in health and safety ma...[more]

TRUCKSTOPS helps Kurt Weiss Greenhouses streamline plant delivery scheduling

Since upgrading to the latest version of the TRUCKSTOPS VRS (vehicle routing and scheduling system) from MAPMECHANICS, Kurt Weiss Greenhouses, Inc., one of the US East Coast’s biggest growers and distributors of annual and perennial plants, has been able to take advantage of new functionality that makes the system easier and more efficient to use, ...[more]

System supplier BEUMER presents its filling, palletizing and packaging equipment, the right system for every task


At the French packaging exhibition Emballage 2014 (November 17 to 20 in Paris), the BEUMER Group will be presenting its extensive expertise as afull-line supplier of machinery for filling, palletizing and packaging. Visitors to the trade fair will be able to learn all about the new filling machines from the BEUMER fillpac product range, which a...[more]

Driver shortage impedes forwarders services says British International Freight Association, BIFA

The trade association that represents companies responsible for handling much of the UK’s visible trade is warning that a severe shortage of HGV drivers could wreak havoc with deliveries in the lead up to the Christmas peak. Whilst members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) tend to be truck hirers, rather than operators, the...[more]

Logistics provider McCulla takes on another 5 reefers from Schmitz Cargobull

McCulla, a logistics provider for temperature-controlled and ambient goods, has taken on five more Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers, having found their durability and robustness the perfect complement to its operations. The company, with bases in Lisburn and Dublin, operates a mixed fleet of 125 trailers, and has now expanded with its lat...[more]

Dennis Eagle expansion sees further investment in SOMERSTOTALKARE products


The UK's leading supplier of heavy duty vehicle lifting solutions has strengthened its relationship with Dennis Eagle by supplying a range of new equipment to the company's new depot facilities in South Wales. Halesowen-based SOMERSTOTALKARE visited Dennis Eagle's depot in Merthyr Tydfil to look at how expansion of the firm's operations in the t...[more]

Nov Mono helps increase capacity for pulp and paper producer


The outstanding performance of NOV Mono pumps in demanding applications has again been highlighted by a recent project in Sweden. One of the country’s leading pulp and paper producers has invested in two Mono E-Range progressing cavity (PC) pumps which will be used in conjunction with the existing Mono™ equipment already in use at the plant in Stoc...[more]

WG Tanker Group celebrates 18-month relationship with Westlake tyres


Fast-growing WG Tanker Group, which describes itself as a “one-stop-shop for all powder tanker requirements”, has had a successful relationship with Westlake tyres (distributed by Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres) for the last 18 months and says that it would not look elsewhere for a similar product. Staffordshire-based WG Tanker Group runs a hire fleet ...[more]

New Bibby Distribution initiative attracts bright young talent to logistics

Bibby Distribution has launched an exciting new apprenticeship programme, aimed at attracting young people to rewarding careers in the logistics sector. The RightStart programme will see promising school leavers embark on Level 2 apprenticeships at four different Bibby Distribution sites in the Midlands and South West, giving the young trainees ...[more]

DB Schenker buys 6,000 swap bodies for system freight in Europe

With the purchase of 6,000 new swap bodies DB Schenker is investing in the expansion of its quality in the European System Freight. The currently used swap bodies will be partly replaced by new ones so that in future only consistent double-stack loading will be carried out. As a result the loading safety will be increased; the on and offloading at ...[more]

City Link boosts efficiency with £2 million investment in new hand held scanners


Premium express parcel carrier City Link is investing £2 million in new hand-held scanners for all of its drivers to improve efficiency, effectiveness and provide a better service to customers. The 2,500 scanners are being phased in on a depot by depot basis in time for the Christmas peak and every driver who represents City Link will be given o...[more]

3PLs urged to look again at modern automated handling systems by Steve Richmond, director of Jungheinrich UK Ltd’s Systems and Projects Division


Historically, third party logistics service providers have been reluctant to invest in warehouse automation. The comparatively high degree of investment required and the apparent inflexibility of certain systems to adapt to the changing needs of a 3PL’s shifting client base have made such systems unattractive to most logistics firms. But, with r...[more]

New industrial engines for Toyota Tonero forklifts


Toyota Material Handling launches a new Toyota 41kW diesel engine for Tonero torque converter forklifts for 1.5 to 3.5t models, to help improve engine efficiency. The new industrial engines have been designed and produced in-house, enabling a unique control over quality, reliability and durability. The new engine boasts high productivity in mat...[more]

Peak-Ryzex partners with Loqus to provide Managed Mobile Services


Peak-Ryzex has formed a strategic technology partnership with business intelligence company Loqus. Loqus provides solutions primarily for fleet resource management, including dedicated tracking, despatching and route optimisation products. Its Routing & Scheduling solution is regarded as the most advanced on the market and is used by a number of th...[more]

Spar boosts service levels to 99.5% through more effective daily planning

As a consequence of huge fluctuations in demand and extensive product ranges, for many retailers, consistently meeting the needs of their customers can be a real challenge. In order to take a more proactive approach to supply chain planning, Spar Holding BV turned to Slimstock and their inventory optimization software solution, Slim4. To absorb ...[more]

Movilizer and we-do-IT become technical partners and offer major added value for customers

Movilizer and we-do-IT have announced a technical partnership. From now on the Movilizer Platform and the we-do-IT LatLonGO® app will support each other and create synergies for users interested in both functionalities. The integration brings forth that the solution is an open strategic option for enterprises in Utilities and Telco or any company ...[more]

Bluestone Leasing strikes gold twice

Bluestone Leasing Limited are delighted to announce that they have won two prestigious industry awards this year. At the Leasing World gala dinner held in London on Wednesday 1st October, Bluestone Leasing saw off the rest of the industry to win both “Top Business Asset Broker” and also “IT Specialist Of The Year 2014”. The fact that the busi...[more]

Suttons Road Tankers appoints new Managing Director


Specialist logistics and supply chain company Suttons Group has announced the appointment of Michael Cundy as the new Managing Director for its UK based Road Tanker division. Michael has worked for Suttons Group since 2005 and previously held the position of H.R. Director which also included overseeing the Group SHEQ and commercial workshop func...[more]

Optimising supply chains for the future with new Oliver Wight and Oracle workshop

Business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight EAME, in partnership with Oracle, are running a free half-day workshop for senior executives on optimising supply chains to create ‘the ultimate profitable customer experience’, now and for the future. The morning workshop, which is followed by a networking lunch, will be held at Oracle’s City offic...[more]

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