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    Heavy duty offshore lifting capability – RUD WBPG 85-200 Tonne Hoist Ring

    RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. RUD have standard and tailored applications to meet your requirements.

    RUD’s wide range of lifting applications are used acr... [more]

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    Luxonic invests £¾ million in LED luminaire production

    Luxonic has just completed a ten-month programme and a £¾ million investment in expanding its production facilities in Basingstoke to allow for increase in demand for LED luminaires.

    Consolidating all the company’s manufacturing onto the Basingstoke site required an extensive re-organisation of the factory. Engineering is at the heart of the factory and two mezzanine assembly areas have ... [more]

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Traceable pre-owned parts help vehicle owners and fleet managers save millions

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A surge in demand for recycled wing mirrors, bonnets, bumpers, engines, axles and bundles of vehicles parts has prompted a major investment at FAB Recycling Group. As the cost-saving benefits of pre-owned parts becomes a reality recognised by big business and private individuals alike, the pioneering Forest of Dean vehicle recycling business has...[more]

Marketing Executive appointed at forklift truck attachment company B&B Attachments

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B&B Attachments Ltd the UK’s leading independent supplier of forklift truck attachments, is delighted to announce the appointment of Victoria Adcock as its Marketing Executive. Victoria brings with her over 12 years of marketing expertise and a wealth of business to business, digital and brand management marketing insights to B&B. Victoria wi...[more]

Mast design gives panoramic vision for Hyster forklift drivers

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Hyster has redeveloped the mast on its 2-3.5 tonne ICE and electric forklifts to give drivers maximum fork visibility, resulting in faster cycle times and greater productivity. "We have maximised fork visibility to help drive operator productivity and minimise damage to goods and equipment," explains David Rowell, Product Marketing Manager, for...[more]

BBA Pumps releases Stage IV pump units

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BBA Pumps has released the Stage IV pump units in the power range 130 – 560kW, fully in accordance with the 2014 European emission regulations for diesel engines in off-road applications. Pump units driven by engines with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system use high-efficiency combustion, which results in lower fuel consumption and reduci...[more]

Microlise and University of Nottingham awarded Technology Strategy Board Funding for Big Data Project

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Transport Management Systems provider Microlise, along with partner the University of Nottingham, has been awarded funding of £359,000 from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board. The objective of the “Value Enhancement for Data from Assets & Transactions” (VEDAT) project is to achieve customer and market value from the high volu...[more]

Waxing lyrical about new vehicle livery

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As vehicle liveries go it must be one of the most eye-catching on the road. Bristol-based John T Evans, a member of the Palletways European palletised freight distribution network, has unveiled a new vehicle which is now being used on the recently won contract with The Yankee Candle Company to deliver their products across Europe. The new vehicl...[more]

Forklift attachment company, Contact Attachments, enables business to reach new heights

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A top UK forklift attachment company is celebrating success after providing a health and safety solution to a world-leading communications and navigation firm. Contact Attachments, based in Newtown, Mid Wales, recently supplied its innovative Forklift Jibs to Cobham Composite Technologies (CTT), providing the company with a safer alternative to ...[more]

BEUMER develops blending beds for different bulk goods

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Relying on regularity In many industrial processes – as for example in the cement industry – the regularity of the raw materials used plays an important role in the manufacture of products. This uniform consistency is ensured through blending beds located within the storage yard. As a system supplier, BEUMER Group develops stackers and bridge scra...[more]

Packaging successes unlocked

Marks and Spencer, Tesco, DHL Supply Chain, Taylors of Harrogate, Mamas & Papas and Kingfisher Group are just a handful of leading industry names set to unlock the key to their success at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London, taking place at the Business Design Centre on 30 September & 1 October. The packed two-day learnShops progra...[more]

SATO to showcase efficient and eco-friendly solutions at POST-EXPO 2014

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SATO, a global leader in barcode printing, labelling, and EPC/RFID solutions, today announced its participation at POST-EXPO (stand #A18:55), taking place September 23 – 25, 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden. SATO will showcase its solutions for transport, logistics and delivery operations which feature the company’s new CL4NX printer designed to increase ...[more]

Brammer’s Mobile Centre of Excellence reaches 10,000th visitor milestone at Hillhead

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Brammer, suppliers of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, received its 10,000th visitor to the Mobile Centre of Excellence at the Hillhead exhibition held in Buxton, Derbyshire. With outdoor displays, pavilions and demonstration areas from leading industry figures, the biennial Hillhead exhibition is the UK’s largest qu...[more]

FLTA seeks Safe Site Award entries from companies operating lift trucks

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The materials handling industry is looking for fork lift truck owners and operators who have done something special to make their operation safer. It could be a change of layout that involves segregating trucks from people or a complete culture change that has made a significant impact on the number of accidents, near misses or damage to stock or p...[more]

Weidenhammer associates sell 100 percent of their shares to Sonoco

The associates of the Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG), headquartered in Hockenheim, Germany, has announced that they will sell all their shares to the Sonoco Products Company. Sonoco, one of the largest packaging companies worldwide with headquarters in Hartsville, South Carolina, USA, will strengthen its packaging business in Europe and further...[more]

Rickmers-Linie is again the partner of choice for Kirow railway cranes to China

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Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based liner carrier for break bulk, heavy lifts and project cargoes has again been chosen by Kirow for the transportation of railway cranes from Hamburg to Xingang. The shipment in August marked the continuation of a long-standing relationship between the two companies, but was nevertheless a special shipment. It contain...[more]

NiceLabel announces new VP and General Manager EMEA

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NiceLabel, the world's leading developer of barcode and RFID labeling software and global provider of enterprise labeling solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Tanner in the position of VP and General Manager EMEA. His addition further builds on NiceLabel’s continuous growth globally and further enforces its customer and partner...[more]

Pallet Trucks UK asks, do you need a semi-electric pallet truck?

Renowned for its fantastic range of lifting equipment, Pallet Trucks UK is a company well versed in providing manual handling solutions to a multitude of businesses. Now the Midlands-based company is urging businesses to ask themselves a question: do you need to utilise semi-electric trucks? While many businesses opt for manually operated trucks...[more]

Xennia Technology appoints John Anderson as Managing Director

The Board of Xennia Technology Limited announces the appointment of Mr John Anderson as Managing Director with effect from 28th July 2014. John Anderson has extensive experience in managing businesses through international sales growth and has previously led companies as diverse as New Stores Europe, Kessler International, 600 Group and Airsprun...[more]

Prohire announces biggest ever contract win

Prohire Plc, the fast growing Commercial Vehicle hire and Fleet Management specialist, has announced its biggest ever contract win. Autobar Vending Services, Europe’s largest refreshment supplier, has appointed Prohire as its exclusive Fleet Management provider for the next four years covering Contract Hire, Daily Rentals and Accident Managemen...[more]

Skills for Logistics recognised as an Investor in People

Skills for Logistics (SfL) has been awarded the Investors in People standard. Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business. Commenting on the Investors in...[more]

Gearing up for mobile technologies

JP Norman, Head of Technology & Governance at Amicus ITS discusses the trend towards an increasingly mobile workforce in the logistics sector and the importance of securing your IT infrastructure. An industry reliant on technology The logistics industry has to be one of the best examples of a sector that has embraced technology to such an exten...[more]


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