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  • Ten-year-milestone-for-KNAPP-team-at-Clarks

    Ten-year milestone for KNAPP team at Clarks

    The resident team of KNAPP service engineers at the automated warehouse of Clarks, the global shoe supplier, recently celebrated ten years on site.

    Present since the automated logistics solution at Clarks’ Westway distribution centre in Street, Somerset, went live in June 2005, the KNAPP team provides a comprehensive service of preventative maintenance and emergency repair to ensure maxi... [more]

  • 51T-Expands-Range-of-Robust-Charging-Cradles

    51T Expands Range of Robust Charging Cradles

    Complex transport and logistics requirements are made simple as a leading tech solutions company expands its inventory of rugged PDA and handheld computer accessories. Designed and manufactured in-house, the magnified range of 51T charging cradles offer businesses an intelligent solution to the longstanding problem of powering portable devices.

    Over the past decade there has been a notic... [more]

  • Curtiss-Wright-introduces-new-family-of-rotary-position-sensors

    Curtiss-Wright introduces new family of rotary position sensors

    Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) has announced that its Industrial division has launched a new family of non-contact, rotary position sensors from the legacy brand of Penny & Giles. With a low-profile sensor body design and a small footprint, these fully-encapsulated, IP69K-rated sensors offer exceptional performance against water, dust, shock, vibration, and temperature. The NRH271 and NRH27... [more]

  • Introducing-the-ICE-LBG-SR-Super-Rotation-Load-Ring

    Introducing the ICE-LBG-SR Super Rotation Load Ring

    RUD are proud to be the first manufacturer & supplier of offer this truly innovative lifting point solution.

    The ICE-LBG-SR maintains the design of RUD’s popular VLBG series. The VLBG offers numerous advantages; it can be turned 360° and is loadable in all directions.

    The NEW ICE-LBG-SR possesses an array of innovative designs. Firstly, the double SR ball bearing offers the ultim... [more]

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The Reel Rotator from Logitrans lifts and rotates reels of up to 500kg!


The Danish manufacturer of material handling equipment, Logitrans A/S, now introduces a Reel Rotator! The perfect choice when transporting, lifting and rotating heavy reels! “It is hard, uncomfortable and often impossible to lift and rotate reels without help – and many enquiries have now led us to develop the Reel Rotator. The Reel Rotator mak...[more]

Trelleborg tyre-saving technology pays off for Yale customers


Yale reports that customers are already noticing savings on forklift operating costs since its decision to fit Trelleborg Pit Stop Line tyres as standard on counterbalance trucks*. The innovative principle behind Pit Stop Line products is that a highly visible orange band appears on the surface of the tyre when it needs to be replaced. After thi...[more]

Manitou Group gives a fresh start to its warehousing product line by announcing the creation of a dedicated subsidiary, LMH Solutions SAS

Manitou BF has announced a new subsidiary dedicated to its warehousing business has been created, LMH Solutions SAS. LMH Solutions, a fully owned subsidiary of Manitou BF, designs, assembles and distributes the Loc and Manilec brand name products through a network of independent dealers. This dedicated organization will permit to provide the bes...[more]

Microscan slated to release all-new barcode reading solutions Fall 2015


Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode reading and machine vision solutions for industrial manufacturing, announces that it will release all-new products into its line of industrial identification solutions in early fall 2015. This product suite includes new barcode imagers and an intuitive, device-agnostic user interface that will bring ...[more]

Snapfulfil comes out on top for LoveCrafts

LoveCrafts has selected the Snapfulfil SaaS warehouse management system to support its fast-growing fulfilment operation. LoveCrafts was launched in 2012 and has rapidly built a range of online services for crafters via its sites LoveKnitting and LoveCrochet. Today the LoveKnitting and LoveCrochet sites are the perfect place for crafters to shop...[more]

Gripping stuff from showpiece Mercedes-Benz Arocs


Heavy-duty excavation, construction and container handling equipment working on sites, in quarries and at ports throughout the South-East is now being kept rolling by a £180,000 Mercedes-Benz truck built to handle plant tyres and wheel assemblies weighing up to 2.5 tonnes. The 6x4 Arocs 2640K wears the colours of Commercial Tyres Off Highway, wh...[more]

UK freight association sets date for conference to discuss 
two major issues set to impact international trade

The trade association that represents companies responsible for handling much of the UK’s visible trade is organising a one day conference to address two of the most pressing issues facing its members and international trade in general. On November 26th, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) will bring together its members, HMRC a...[more]

Obituary: RTITB Deputy Chairman, Astley Whittall


Workplace transport training accrediting body, RTITB, has announced the death of long serving Deputy Chairman, Astley Whittall CBE, who passed away on Friday 28 August 2015 after a short illness. Astley had been a non-executive Director of RTITB since CAPITB’s acquisition of the organisation just over 16 years ago. “Throughout his time with ...[more]

Plasgad to present enriched product portfolio at FachPack 2015

Taking place in Nuremberg, Germany and with around 35,000 international visitors expected, FachPach represents a key exhibition in the world of packaging. Visitors to the Plasgad booth (130, Hall 4) can expect to see a number of new and exciting solutions as well as an exclusive preview into upcoming innovations. Making its debut at FachPack, t...[more]

Hans Infomatic’s software solution connects to more than 90 airlines through WIN

The India-based e-freight software development company has teamed up with the Worldwide Information Network (WIN) to offer its customers a streamlined e-Customs process. Hans Infomatic’s web-based ‘AMS’ application enables customers to access one streamlined process for e-Customs filing as well as electronic Air Waybills (e-AWBs), and e-manifest...[more]

Doosan wins massive compressor order from A-Plant


Doosan Portable Power has won a massive order for portable compressors worth well over £4 million from A-Plant, the leading plant, tools and equipment Hire Company. The new A-Plant order comprises close to 500 Doosan compressors, including the first order in the UK for the innovative new 7/73-10/53 ‘Dual Mode’ model from Doosan. A-Plant has ordere...[more]

Cut admin costs to ease driver crisis urges Lobster


Freight and logistics firms should streamline back office operations and utilise the resources saved to address driver shortages, claims Chesterfield-based EDI experts, Lobster. Jeni Steele, Lobster’s head of UK, said: “Our software improves operational efficiency, producing time and cost savings that logistics firms could invest in new staff.” ...[more]

TIACA strengthens sales team with appointments of Warren Jones as Director and Kenneth Gibson as Business Development Manager


Warren Jones has been appointed TIACA Director, reporting into Doug Brittin, Secretary General and based at the Association’s Miami headquarters, USA. Kenneth Gibson has been made Manager – Accounts and Business Development, also based in Miami. Jones, whose most recent role was President of Cargo Network Services (CNS) at IATA, will focus pr...[more]

IMHX 2016 – one year to go to the UK’s premier intralogistics event


There is now one year to go to IMHX 2016, the essential intralogistics event for supply chain professionals, which will take place from 13-16 September 2016 at the NEC Birmingham. Rob Fisher, Director of Informa Exhibitions’ Materials Handling Group and IMHX organiser explains: “We are now well on track to host around 450 exhibitors at the NEC n...[more]

Gorrel’s Hit for Six


Gorrel Equipment Solutions Ltd, part of the Walters Group, has opted for another Volvo package of six L110H loading shovels to satisfy a long standing prestigious hire contract in the glass recycling industry. The nationwide self-drive plant hire company that has developed a long tradition for uniquely specifying equipment to satisfy its clien...[more]

Renault Trucks launches the EDIT project, a collaborative project to reduce distribution vehicles' fuel consumption by 13%


Renault Trucks and six partners have just launched the EDIT (Efficient Distribution Truck) project, which aims to reduce distribution vehicles’ fuel consumption by 13% compared with a current production vehicle, thanks to the use of innovative technologies. The prototype to be used will be a Renault Trucks D Wide Euro 6 with a refrigerated body. Th...[more]

Access offers a blueprint for inventory reduction


Keeping control of inventory has probably never been harder. But using an Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) system that includes a detailed, comprehensive view of stock in its workings can make a significant contribution to the struggle. The needs for Advanced Planning and Scheduling to keep control of inventory are explored in a new white ...[more]

C.H. Robinson names Jeroen Eijsink President of its Europe Operations

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the world’s largest logistics companies, has announced that Jeroen Eijsink has joined the company as President of C.H. Robinson Europe, B.V. “Jeroen is a focused and proven collaborative leader who brings extensive European transportation expertise and significant leadership experience to his new role with C...[more]

Booming economy drives 71% of supply chain and procurement hiring managers to plan recruitment

71% of supply chain and procurement employers have expressed plans to hire supply chain and procurement staff in the second half of 2015. The results of the Robert Walters Hiring Intentions Survey2 have also shown that demand is highest for mid level employees (71%) followed by junior and management level staff (both 46%). Anticipated growth ...[more]

Downton branches out to new sites in Gloucestershire

Leading logistics company C M Downton has added a new office block and warehouse to its portfolio in Gloucestershire – part of a planned expansion of its facilities to support its growing UK-wide operation. The new office is on Waterwells Business Park, a mile from Downton’s Quedgeley warehouse and less than three miles from the company’s main h...[more]

Microscan announces acquisition of Label Vision Systems (LVS)

Microscan Systems, Inc., an leader in industrial barcode reading and machine vision technology, has confirmed that it has purchased the trade and assets of Label Vision Systems (LVS) Inc., a pioneer in label inspection, print inspection, and barcode verification. LVS will be fully integrated into Microscan and the LVS name will become a brand withi...[more]

Quality Monitoring Instruments (QMI), Oil Mist Detection System receives Lloyd's Register Type Approval


Quality Monitoring Instruments (QMI), manufacturer of premium engine & atmospheric oil mist detection systems, has received Type Approval certification from classification society Lloyd’s Register for its engine oil mist detection system. Having received ABS Type Approval in 2014, the LR certification follows the successful calibration testing o...[more]

Safer Lorry Scheme – don’t risk a fine, says FTA


Today sees the start of the new Safer Lorry Scheme in London - and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is warning operators to make sure their vehicles comply or they risk being fined. The scheme will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will require all vehicles over 3.5 tonnes to be fitted with sideguards, kerb view and front mi...[more]

SICK launches award-winning 36mm Absolute Encoders


SICK’s award-winning AHS36 (single turn) and AHM36 (multi-turn) encoders, its first 36mm absolute encoders, are ahead of their class for versatility, compatibility and diagnostics for almost any application including logistics and goods handling duties. “The AHS36/AHM36 encoders are SICK’s new entry into the 36mm size market,” says Darren Pratt ...[more]

Innovation takes centre stage at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2015, with two brand new features


The Great Innovation Debate and Brand Innovation Programme, which are set to explore innovation in all its forms at Olympia London, 16 & 17 September 2015. The word innovation is well used within the packaging industry. With 40,000 plus products on the shelves, who can blame companies for trying to be innovative? The real questions the industry ...[more]

Access Group to showcase latest WMS at Ecommerce Expo 2015

Access Group is to attend this year's Ecommerce Expo on the 30th September and 1st of October, Olympia Hall, London on Stand 120, bringing with them warehouse management solution, Access Delta. Access Group’s team will be in attendance for those in the industry who are looking to grow their ecommerce presence, efficiency and delivery of exceptional...[more]

FTA Transport Manager tackling skills shortage


How to fill the skills gap and to engage, develop and retain your staff will be top of the agenda at the forthcoming FTA Transport Manager Conference series. Skills shortage in the freight and logistics industry has become more apparent. Not only for drivers and technicians, but also for transport managers – with a reported 34 per cent plannin...[more]

Palletways’ European network expands into Bulgaria and Romania


Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has announced a further development to its existing pan-European services as the group adds Romania and Bulgaria to its offering. The expansion of services to both countries means that Palletways now delivers to 20 European countries, further enhancing its posit...[more]

Sleek new Mercedes-Benz Actros are Kukd to perfection


UK catering and specialist grocery industry supplier Euro Foods Group has launched a new brand, Kukd.com, on the back of two fridge-bodied Mercedes-Benz trucks. The Newport-based food distributor returned to the three-pointed star after trialling a 26-tonne Actros demonstrator with temperature-controlled bodywork, laid on by South Wales Dealer E...[more]

Eisenwerk Martinlamitz (EWM) relies on tough materials handling equipment from Hyster


After several years of testing, Eisenwerk Martinlamitz now exclusively relies on the robust materials handling equipment from Hyster, which is designed specifically for use in iron and steel works. The specially-equipped forklift trucks can withstand the heat of the furnace in the plant and can be used where space is limited. Located outside Sc...[more]

FTA investing in the future with Engineer Apprenticeships


The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is leading the way in freight and logistics and is on the hunt for suitable candidates to become the budding engineers of the future. FTA is looking to invest in and ‘give something back’ to the industry by introducing the very first FTA Gist Engineer Apprenticeships. The Association is working alongside...[more]

Midland Pallet Trucks urge businesses to prepare for food industry growth of up to 4%

With the UK food and drink manufacturing processing industry set for growth of 3-4% in the medium-term, Midland Pallet Trucks is urging all those within the industry to ensure they’re prepared for the anticipated spike. A new report by Research and Markets has found that the industry could reach a total value of £113.1bn as soon as 2018-19, with...[more]

Pallet market leaders Scott Group acquires HLC


Scott Group has acquired HLC (Wood Products) Ltd in a multi -million pound deal bringing together the UK’s pallet market leaders. It is expected that the deal will deliver real customer benefits particularly in relation to customer service and security of supply through their impressive combined, diverse raw material supply chains which are unparal...[more]

Genie® SX-180 boom lift proves its worth in Rotterdam shipyard


Hoogvliet-based international heavy transport and access company Peinemann specializes in the rental and sale of powered access equipment to the shipyard and petrochemical industry. The company recently purchased a Genie® SX-180 boom lift manufactured by Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) to support lifting, drilling and subsea solutions provider H...[more]

Acumen Automotive Logistics wins new contract


Acumen Automotive Logistics, the Coventry based wholly owned subsidiary of the Acumen Logistics Group, has won a three-year contract with BMW Group UK for the movement and delivery of MINIs from the Oxford MINI Plant to an area stretching from the Wash in the East to North Wales in the West. The contract was won following an open and competitive t...[more]

New forklift truck keg clamp from B&B Attachments


B&B Attachments the UK’s leading supplier of forklift truck attachments, has joined forces with its German partner KAUP to design the new Keg Clamp 2T415BKN forklift attachment. KAUP and B&B Attachments have worked in partnership for over 35 years, providing solutions to material handling assignments on a global scale. Their latest innovation i...[more]

Ryder delivers 400 trailers to Howdens as part of a major fleet upgrade


Ryder has supplied 400 custom-built tri-axle curtainside trailers on contract hire to Howdens Joinery, the leading supplier of kitchens in the UK, as part of a total fleet upgrade programme. The 13.6 metre long trailers were designed specifically to meet Howdens requirements with chassis supplied by SDC and bodywork by Lawrence David featuring p...[more]

HARTING joins Osnabrück University’s racing team to verify RFID detection speeds


HARTING has joined forces with the University of Osnabrück in Lower Saxony, Germany, in an experiment to verify the ability of the company’s RFID (radio-frequency identification) systems to detect objects moving at high speeds. The object of the exercise is to determine how fast a vehicle can go and still be detected with maximum reliability usi...[more]

Spiroflow will unveil new flexible conveying system at PPMA


Award-winning Spiroflow will be at the PPMA Show demonstrating its latest conveying and weighing technology. Spiroflow is a world-leading manufacturer of conveying, weighing, filling and discharge systems. It has a wide range of cost-effective solutions for handling bulk materials where the most rigid standards in hygiene and containment need to...[more]

RUD RFID technology inspection of products made easy where safety is paramount


Inspection of lifting means is a requirement and often a time consuming process which can result in missing goods, errors and safety breaches if the goods are not documented correctly. RUD Chains RFID technology has been specifically designed to track and identify applications quickly and effortlessly making inspections and documentation of pro...[more]

FTA Ireland calls on Minister to support fleet sector


Following the release of Vehicle and Driver Statistics by the Department of Transport, FTA Ireland has called on Finance Minister Michael Noonan to cut freight industry costs and support the fleet sector. FTAI says high rates of motor tax should be addressed in this year’s budget to prevent Ireland losing more fleet and employees to EU competit...[more]

Curtiss-Wright introduces new family of rotary position sensors


Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) has announced that its Industrial division has launched a new family of non-contact, rotary position sensors from the legacy brand of Penny & Giles. With a low-profile sensor body design and a small footprint, these fully-encapsulated, IP69K-rated sensors offer exceptional performance against water, dust, shock...[more]

Paneltex highlights the vast range of its temperature controlled bodywork at TCS&D Show


At this year’s TCS&D Show, leading British bodybuilder Paneltex Ltd will be featuring an impressive 5 vehicle display from its diverse 2015 product portfolio that will include a selection of its popular temperature controlled bodies ranging from panel van conversions right up to double deck reefer trailers. Manufactured at the Paneltex head offi...[more]

TIP acquires Bell Trailers (Rental) Ltd


Leading trailer company TIP Trailer Services UK Limited has announced that it has acquired the entire share capital of Bell Trailers (Rental) Limited, with the deal being successfully concluded on August 21, 2015. Bell Trailers has a rental fleet of 1,400 trailers comprising predominantly of curtain sided trailers, although there are also refrig...[more]

Introducing the new range of Anti-Corrosive Light Fittings from BLT Direct


BLT Direct is helping customers get the most out of their lighting investments with a new range of anti-corrosive fluorescent fittings. Designed to encase LED bulbs and protect them from corrosive elements, the single and twin polycarbonate products are set to be instant best-sellers with commercial customers. Now, BLT Direct customers can purch...[more]

Routine turbine handling in offshore conditions


The Gerritsen On- & Offshore Services BV company have handled a routine turbine maintenance procedure being undertaken on an offshore location in the Southern North Sea. This involved four of their personnel, utilising an air operated hoist unit manufactured by the J D Neuhaus company for the safe and effective lift and manoeuvre procedures for a t...[more]

LB Foster installs chain conveyor for Dana UK Axle


LB Foster Materials Handling has designed, manufactured and installed a triple strand chain conveyor into Dana UK Axle Ltd., in Witton, Birmingham, a subsidiary of Dana Holding Corporation. The conveyor is used to transport front and rear axles of Jaguar Landrover vehicles from the end of Dana's assembly line to the dock audit area close to desp...[more]

Forklift truck training reminder


Narrow Aisle, manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks, is reminding truck users of the importance of ensuring that all forklift (FLT) truck operators are provided with high quality FLT driver training and, furthermore, that any training courses or schemes that they enrol their staff on to should be listed on the Accrediting B...[more]

New state of the art aggregate washing plant opens at recycling facility in Eversley


Construction and demolition waste management specialists R Collard Ltd have opened a new state of the art aggregate washing plant at its recycling facility in Eversley, Hampshire, UK. The new washing plant, designed and supplied by Terex Washing Systems (TWS) incorporates the very latest technology to enhance the quality and efficiency of the r...[more]

Mosca strappers the clear winner for Stephens & George


Stephens & George Print Group has once again turned to leading strapping specialist Mosca Direct Ltd to fulfil the requirements of its expanding production-line, with the installation of two SoniXs Evolution MP-6 T strapping machines. Having already ten machines in use across the business, Stephens & George was confident of the consistent reliab...[more]

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