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  • Quality-Salt-Spreader-makes-an-Impact

    Quality Salt Spreader makes an Impact

    Traditionally the gritting of car parks, factory sites and distribution centres has been challenging, stressful and if the winter weather takes hold can be costly to a business. Often the only equipment available on-site is a forklift and the salt spreaders produced for them can be inferior and ineffective tow behind ground driven spreaders.

    A cost effective option is now available with t... [more]

  • Nicholls-Clarke-Group-plans-for-future-growth-with-better-IT-and-Business-Support-Processes-from-S

    Nicholls & Clarke Group plans for future growth with better IT and Business Support Processes from Sunrise Software

    Service Management software company, Sunrise Software, has announced that leading building materials and retail group, Nicholls & Clarke, has become the latest company to implement its IT Service Management software, Sunrise ITSM. Underpinning the group’s impressive ITIL and ITSM best practice approach, Sunrise ITSM will enable the business to enhance IT and customer service, supporting its 550 st... [more]

  • Access-anytime,-anywhere-with-TPLP-range-of-Warehouse-Lifts-from-Alimak-Hek

    Access anytime, anywhere with TPLP range of Warehouse Lifts from Alimak Hek

    The TPLP range of Warehouse Lifts now opens up the possibilities of access anytime, anywhere as they can be easily retrofitted to existing buildings without the need for a motor room or shaft.

    The lift range is only available from Alimak Hek, the world's leading supplier of rack & pinion driven, temporary & permanent lifts, hoists and mast climbing work platforms.



    Fo... [more]

  • RUD-Automatic-Snow-Chain-System,-Can-you-afford-to-have-your-vehicles-off-the-road-this-winter

    RUD Automatic Snow Chain System, Can you afford to have your vehicles off the road this winter?

    RUD Chains Ltd offer a wide range of snow chains for passenger cars, 4x4, vans, trucks, buses commercial and emergency vehicles. With over 140 years of experience behind them, RUD snow chains ensure ultimate safety and offer maximum traction on snow and icy roads. RUD snow chains are robust, easy to fit and offer a high level of traction on the roads.

    ROTOGRIP® is an automatic snow chain... [more]

  • Thorworld-<>Ramps-Up<>-growth-thanks-to-semi-permanent-loading-solutions

    Thorworld 'Ramps Up' growth thanks to semi permanent loading solutions

    Thorworld Industries has enjoyed a year of growth in 2014, citing its ability to offer small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with a cost-effective alternative to dedicated loading bays as a notable success for the business.

    The company is an established provider of loading and unloading solutions and is manufacturer of the UK’s market-leading range of mobile yardramps. The latter product fo... [more]

  • Crown-QuickPick®-Remote-wins-German-Design-Award-2015

    Crown QuickPick® Remote wins German Design Award 2015

    The German Design Council recently awarded Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, its German Design Award 2015 in the “Industry, Materials and Health Care” category – in honour of the company’s semi-automated QuickPick® Remote order-picking system.

    In doing so, the Council acknowledged the well-designed concept behind the technology that combines a Crown low-level... [more]

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Deal positions company to become the first fork lift truck OEM to integrate fuel cell technology

NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (“NMHG”) announced today that it acquired a leading hydrogen fuel cell company, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc. The deal reinforces the commitment of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation, operating divisions of NMHG, to provide a broad range of alternative energy solutions to the lift truck market and ...[more]

Yale Europe Materials Handling shortlisted in two categories for prestigious Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) Awards

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Yale is in the running for an “Archie” in the ergonomics and innovation categories for its ground-breaking MR series reach truck. The FLTA Awards are now in their 21st year and is the most prestigious annual event in the materials handling industry calendar. The awards encourage and reward examples of excellence throughout the fork lift truck in...[more]

Pyroban opens new UK factory to increase capacity

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One of the leading developers of explosion protection technology in the world, Pyroban, has opened a new factory in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex in the UK to increase capacity and meet constantly growing sales opportunities. The new factory, named ‘Unit 23’, is a highly modernised fabrication, machining and painting centre, situated in a 1680m2 ...[more]

Rhenus UK’s Michael Gregory retires

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Rhenus UK’s group development director, Michael Gregory will retire on 19 December after 40 years of service. Gregory will be continuing to act as an export specialist consultant to Rhenus UK in 2015 on a part time basis which will ensure the smooth transition of his departure. After starting his career in logistics, Gregory spent two years as a...[more]

Access anytime, anywhere with TPLP range of Warehouse Lifts from Alimak Hek

Access-anytime,-anywhere-with-TPLP-range-of-Warehouse-Lifts-from-Alimak-Hek

The TPLP range of Warehouse Lifts now opens up the possibilities of access anytime, anywhere as they can be easily retrofitted to existing buildings without the need for a motor room or shaft. The lift range is only available from Alimak Hek, the world's leading supplier of rack & pinion driven, temporary & permanent lifts, hoists and mast climb...[more]

GSF launches working with containers document

In recognition of the need to raise safety standards in the maritime supply chain, the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) has launched a new guide for shippers-‘working with container-a keynote guide for managers.’ The purpose of the GSF guide is to simply the recently agreed revision of the IMO/ILO/UNECE voluntary code of Practice for the Packing of ...[more]

Key industry issues to be covered at FTA Transport Manager event in Belfast

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Minister for the Environment, Mark H Durkan, is to address the Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager Northern Ireland Conference in March on commercial vehicle road safety, legislation and enforcement issues, the DOE’s findings over the previous 12 months and its future priorities. The Minister will cover issues of current and future r...[more]

Hiab is moving to a dealer based distribution in Mexico to strenghten its leading position

Hiab, part of Cargotec, and Consorcio Industrial Puebla S.A.P.I. de C.V. (CIPSA) have signed an agreement regarding a long-term distribution partnership in the Americas region. As a part of the transaction Hiab will sell its current sales company HIAB S.A de C.V. which employs 70 persons. Rafael Llamas will continue as the Managing Director of HIAB...[more]

STADLER UK receive ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Accreditation

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STADLER UK has announced that it has recently achieved ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems accreditation, following an audit undertaken on 1 December 2014. The ISO 9001 standard is defined by ISO as “providing guidance and tools for companies and organisations to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer requirements, an...[more]

Automotive sector needs to gear up for growth says Oliver Wight

Supply chain optimisation specialists, Oliver Wight have published a topical white paper ‘Speed agility and cost-efficiency; the future of the automotive supply chain.’ The paper reveals how the automotive industry can build strong, resilient supply chains. As demand accelerates, how can automotive companies balance growth, visibility, profitabi...[more]

eBay Enterprise adds Voice Automation with Mountain Leverage

Mountain Leverage LLC, a Vocollect® Premier Total Solutions Provider with Honeywell for supply chain logistics, has announced that eBay Enterprise, has selected Mountain Leverage for its voice implementation. The customized Honeywell solution will be used for picking and packing in the eBay Enterprise facility in Louisville, Kentucky to optimize wo...[more]

Kewill retail supply chain predictions: 2015

Pricing Looking at a number of Kewill’s global customers we’ve spotted clear trends and changes emerging in the supply chain. Firstly, we know that the large carriers are changing their pricing structures and beginning to charge by dimensions instead of just by weight. This will potentially have a significant impact on retailers transacting increa...[more]

One giant leap for ecommerce SMEs by Ian Roper, Supply Chain Solutions Divisional Director at Access Group

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How can SMEs gear-up for e-commerce and take on the giants in their market? Consumers now expect everybody to offer next-day delivery, guaranteed time-slots, the right product every time, and no-quibble returns policies – areas that the larger companies are well tuned into. But with a little forethought it is possible for smaller firms to compete t...[more]

Crown QuickPick® Remote wins German Design Award 2015

Crown-QuickPick®-Remote-wins-German-Design-Award-2015

The German Design Council recently awarded Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, its German Design Award 2015 in the “Industry, Materials and Health Care” category – in honour of the company’s semi-automated QuickPick® Remote order-picking system. In doing so, the Council acknowledged the well-designed concept behind th...[more]

Pacepacker helps Lincolnshire potato merchant realise packing potential

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As a result of a three-phase automation project, including the installation of a robust multi-head weigher from Dutch specialist manufacturer PIM, Caythorpe Farmers has doubled output and slashed giveaway on its potato packing line. Home to the greatest proportion of Grade l land in the UK, Lincolnshire is prime potato growing country and the la...[more]

Atlas Copco expands its vacuum solutions

Atlas Copco has recently introduced a new portfolio of vacuum products which can support the specific vacuum needs of customers across a range of markets, and many common vacuum applications. Beside the new range of 2-stage oil-sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps, Atlas Copco also introduced a new range of vacuum booster pumps, piston pumps, liquid ...[more]

Faster customer deliveries with Volvo Trucks' chassis unique 3D Drawings

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Thanks to chassis unique 3D drawings, the chassis and bodywork for several Volvo Trucks' truck models can now be designed in parallel. This means that the bodybuilding process - and thus the customer lead time in some cases – can be shortened by up to 14 days, whilst maintaining the high quality. "We know that it is critical for our customers th...[more]

ThyssenKrupp Elevator remains on growth track: UK acquisition strengthens the company's global service network

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With a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony, ThyssenKrupp laid the foundation stone for its elevator test tower on Tuesday afternoon. The tower, designed by renowned architects Helmut Jahn and Werner Sobek, is set to be completed by the end of 2016. Shortly after the launch of the innovative MULTI-elevator system from ThyssenKrupp, the company laid ...[more]

Luxury packaging sMOOthes the path to growth for Black Cow Vodka

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Black Cow Vodka makers of the world’s only pure vodka, made solely from the milk of grass grazed cows, has turned to leading packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa to develop a premium gift pack for their rare West Country tipple. The Luxury Gift pack contains a 50cl bottle of Black Cow, a black waxed truckle of Black Cow’s highly acclaimed de luxe c...[more]

Lockwood to handle homecoming of iconic Tower poppies

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A Derbyshire transport firm is playing a vital role in the final phase of the iconic Tower of London Poppies. Palletforce member Lockwood Group is taking delivery of all 888,246 ceramic poppies planted in the tower’s moat, representing every British Military death in the First World War. Once returned to Derbyshire, where the poppies were ori...[more]


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