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

    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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    More power, extended running and longer life, it's Ironclad®

    The heavy-duty Ironclad® range of motive power batteries from EnerSys® offers more power, extended running times and longer life than comparable designs to support intensive lift truck operations and other demanding materials handling applications. The range is particularly suited to situations where longer truck run times are needed to minimise the use of spare batteries. Models rated from 276 to... [more]

  • NOV-Mono-keeps-irrigation-water-flowing-in-New-Zealand

    NOV Mono keeps irrigation water flowing in New Zealand

    A high efficiency diary effluent pump from NOV Mono has delivered significant benefits to the end-user on an agricultural irrigation project in New Zealand. The MonoTM progressing cavity pump has helped increase the efficiency of the irrigation, and also minimised the time spent on the process at the farm in Te Awamutu, on the country’s North Island.

    After evaluating the options available... [more]

  • Thorworld-Industries-supports-FEM-vision-for-future-of-Materials-Handling

    Thorworld Industries supports FEM vision for future of Materials Handling

    Thorworld Industries has played its part in shaping the future of the materials handling industry after attending the bi-annual congress of FEM, the European Materials Handling Federation.

    Held in York from 18th-19th September, the FEM Congress outlined its plans for the next few years with the launch of Vision & Strategy 2020, a new publication that Thorworld helped to draft.

    Su... [more]

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    KNAPP apprentice wins ‘Outstanding Newcomer' award

    The achievements of Amy Coltman, an apprentice engineer for KNAPP, have been recognised in the Leicester College Apprenticeship Awards.

    Amy – who works as part of the Customer Service team of resident engineers at the site of KNAPP client, British Gas, in Leicester – achieved the Bronze Award for ‘Outstanding Newcomer' of 2014. Amy, 21, received the prize at a special ceremony held rec... [more]

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“Remember to refresh your forklift drivers” says RTITB


As Christmas approaches, business gets busier and pressure mounts, meaning employees are working quicker and for longer hours, which can lead to mistakes. Leading workplace transport training accrediting body, RTITB urges companies to ensure that their forklift drivers are up to date with refresher training. Despite mandatory basic training, it ...[more]

Kale wins the ‘IT provider of the Year’ award at Payload Asia Awards 2014


Kale Logistics Solutions has won “IT Solutions Provider of the Year-2014” at the annual Payload Asia Awards 2014. This international award was conferred on Kale on the basis of innovation & initiatives undertaken by it and successful deployment of its range of IT solutions for the benefit of supply chain industry worldwide. The award was adjudic...[more]

Waitrose choose Hubbard for new deliveries


The new home delivery vehicle has been designed from the ground up to be more efficient, easier to use, more sustainable, and uses the Hubbard Products twin evaporator 390-AELT-12-1 system for the frozen and chilled compartments. 290 of the twin evaporator units are scheduled to be delivered and in use, by the end of 2014. Designed ...[more]

One Call Hire buys 90 fuel saving JCB Loadall telescopic handlers


London-based plant hire specialist One Call Hire has bought 90 fuel saving JCB Loadall telescopic handlers in a deal worth £5 million. The investment includes JCB 535-95, 540-140 and 540-170 models which join a further 90 existing JCB telehandlers in the One Call Hire fleet. The company currently provides equipment to key areas of development in...[more]

SATO strengthens print engine lineup, delivering exceptional throughput and incomparably easy operation


SATO, a leader in barcode printing, labelling, and EPC/RFID solutions, has announced the release of its new high-performance S84-ex and S86-ex print engines for case carton, pallet and individual product identification, and print and apply applications. The new generation of SATO print engines offers significant industry advancements in quality ima...[more]

FTA outlines key objectives for logistics industry in Submission to Smith Commission


In its reply to Lord Smith of Kelvin’s request in a Submission to the Smith Commission, the Freight Transport Association (FTA has highlighted five objectives which are key to maintaining safe, efficient and sustainable logistics throughout the UK. After careful consideration and in consultation with its members in Scotland, FTA outlined their v...[more]

Conrad Business Supplies adds Testo’s 184 series of temperature and humidity data loggers to its instrumentation product range


Conrad Business Supplies has added the new Testo 184 series of data loggers to the comprehensive range of products it already offers from the market leading manufacturer of high-tech measuring instruments. Comprising six models, the Testo 184 series has been specifically developed to provide monitoring during the transportation of temperature and h...[more]

Empirica supports new model at Andrew Page


Andrew Page introduced the Empirica warehouse management system when it opened its new NDC in 2012. Empirica manages pick sequences dynamically to ensure efficient order completion. In the small parts section operators pick up to six orders into roll cages. Leeds-based Andrew Page is one of the UK’s oldest and largest suppliers of spare parts, equi...[more]

LCM Systems launches e-commerce site for Load Cells with 5% discount for ordering online


Load cell manufacturer LCM Systems is pleased to announce the launch of a new online ordering facility at its website – Customers looking for load cells and associated instrumentation will find that not only does LCM Systems have one of the most comprehensive ranges available, but now many of its most popular load cells and indicato...[more]

Office removals firm PHS Teacrate rolls out paperless deliveries


As part of its exciting 2015 development plans, PHS Teacrate is introducing handheld personal digital assistants (PDA’s), to provide real time information for its office removals operation. The business, which rents, sells and delivers around 25 million packing and other crates each year, is to offer its customers from January 2015, paperless deliv...[more]

Knowledge is key for PPE supplier Needlers


FleXipod, a fully configurable Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) system developed by Axida, has been implemented by Needlers Ltd after a successful trial. Needlers is a market leader in the supply of PPE, safety and hygiene products to the food manufacturing industry. They pride themselves on their extensive, quality-monitored product range, c...[more]

Palletways European network expands into Austria


Palletways, Europe’s largest provider of express distribution services for palletised goods, has announced a further development to its existing pan-European services. It will be extending its geographical coverage by offering a full range of services to and from Austria which will start on Monday November 3rd 2014. Austria will bring Palletways...[more]

Skyjack strengthens Asian network with new dealer appointments


The facility of SKYKorea, the dealer for Skyjack in South Korea. SKYKorea is one of several dealers appointed by the manufacturer to serve its growing customer base in Asia. Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNR) Skyjack division has further strengthened its presence in the Asian region with the appointment of several new dealers. The dealers, who repr...[more]

Babcock Logistics Team wins prestigious safety accolade with help from Briggs Equipment

Following the recent introduction of a new materials handling fleet from Briggs Equipment, Babcock International Group's Logistics Centre of Excellence Team is delighted to win a prestigious company award in recognition of its commitment to attaining the highest safety standards. Each year Babcock International Group, the UK's leading enginee...[more]

Hyster® LPG forklift changes benefit indoor operators


Hyster has introduced a new engine in its 2-3.5 tonne Fortens™ range of LPG forklifts offering high performance for intensive applications, as well as maximum fuel efficiency, low noise, low vibration and outstanding reliability. The new highly efficient 2.5L Kubota engine brings even greater performance to the H2.0-3.5FT and S2.0-3.5FT models w...[more]

Kaup Double Pallet Handler forklift attachment from B&B Attachments


Great Bear is a leading 3rd party UK logistics business providing nationwide shared-user warehousing and distribution solutions for international blue chip customers. Managing over 4.5 million sq ft of warehousing, and operating a large modern commercial vehicle fleet, Great Bear has built a reputation within the industry as an innovative operat...[more]

Howard Tenens takes delivery of the first Euro 6 dual fuel CNG vehicle in Europe


Howard Tenens and Prins Autogas are the first to successfully convert a Mercedes-Benz Actros Euro 6 type vehicle to run on duel fuel, Compressed Natural Gas and diesel. The innovation provides a solution to the conundrum facing the dual fuel vehicle technology industry in adapting a Euro 6 type vehicle to run using the carbon saving technology. ...[more]

Freight transport - a key enabler for enhancing productivity in Scotland – says Minister


Minister for Transport, Keith Brown MSP, has said that he recognises and values freight transport as a key enabler for enhancing productivity and delivering sustainable growth. Speaking at the FTA Transport Manager Conference in Dunblane yesterday, Mr Brown stated that he recognised the commercial nature of most freight transport operations addi...[more]

Neptune innovates and enhances customer experience with Empirica


Barcodes are scanned as items move through the warehouse. Neptuen warehouse.The site comprises narrow aisle and bulk storage areas. Example of Neptune range. Hand-made furniture and accessories retailer Neptune has developed and enhanced customer services by implementing the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess to support complete con...[more]

British Safety Council notes with concern the increase in work-related ill health

The British Safety Council, while welcoming the continuing fall in the number of fatal injuries in Great Britain’s workplaces detailed in HSE’s 2013/14 health and safety statistics report published today, expressed its concern with the upward trend in the number of new work-related ill health cases. Stress, anxiety and depression and musculoskeleta...[more]

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