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  • Red-Ledge-to-exhibit-latest-Fast-Deployment-Manufacturing-Production-System-at-PPMA-2015

    Red Ledge to exhibit latest Fast-Deployment Manufacturing Production System at PPMA 2015

    o Asset and warehouse management systems also on show

    o Red Ledge exhibiting on partner Fairfield Group Stand A21

    Software application and engineering company Red Ledge is to exhibit its latest, fast-deployment manufacturing production system on business partner Fairfield Group’s Stand A21 at the PPMA 2015 event. ‘Red Ledge Manufacturer’ is an innovative new manufacturing pro... [more]

  • Linde-Fork-Truck-Rentals-in-pole-position-to-support-F1-teams

    Linde Fork Truck Rentals in pole position to support F1 teams

    Prestigious, high profile, international events require suppliers who can meet their demands with products and services of the highest quality and reliability. This is why it is no surprise that Linde is the ‘go to’ supplier for Formula 1’s material handling needs across the world.

    Supporting numerous F1 teams for several years now, Linde is working hand in hand with them to ensure the r... [more]

  • Product-Spotlight-–-The-TC55-Charging-Cradle

    Product Spotlight – The TC55 Charging Cradle

    As part of an ongoing series here at 51T, we’re putting one of our products in the spotlight, to examine its benefits, the challenges it has helped clients overcome, and how exactly it can be used. First in the hot-seat is the TC55 charging cradle…

    The product was initially designed for a customer – their managed services partner came to Pete, our founder, and asked him to design a chargi... [more]

  • RUD-BULKOS-Screw-Conveyor-Systems-for-Bulk-Materials-Handling

    RUD BULKOS Screw Conveyor Systems for Bulk Materials Handling

    RUD Chains Ltd is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of round steel chains, producing top quality chain components and systems for a wide variety of markets and applications.

    RUD’s conveyor and drive systems offers a range of product solutions to the bulk materials industry, they design, fit and manufacture complete conveyor and drive systems, such as bucket elevators and chain conv... [more]

  • Confectionery-firm-unwraps-the-benefits-of-a-Thorworld-Platform-and-Ramp-installation

    Confectionery firm unwraps the benefits of a Thorworld Platform and Ramp installation

    A multi-national confectionery manufacturing facility in Dublin has improved its on-site loading and unloading capabilities, after installing indoor and outdoor mobile ramp solutions designed and manufactured by Thorworld Industries.
    Following a change in logistics strategy, the site began storing all raw materials for manufacturing on-site. Given the consequent need for increased deliveries,... [more]

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Elevating cabin latest addition to Linde Material Handling’s range of safety products

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Moving larger and bulkier loads is an increasing problem for forklift truck operators. When the driver’s view is obstructed, operators are required to drive in reverse and can lead to them adopting a posture that is neither healthy nor conducive to working productively. Linde Material Handling (MH) has now added an ergonomic solution to its rang...[more]

John Good Shipping moves to new DP World London Gateway Logistics Centre

John-Good-Shipping-moves-to-new-DP-World-London-Gateway-Logistics-Centre

One of the UK’s largest independent shipping companies, John Good Shipping, has moved into the recently opened logistics centre at DP World London Gateway. John Good Shipping, founded in 1833, has chosen to move to the new hub to increase efficiencies for its clients whilst capitalising on the huge opportunities for the company to further develo...[more]

PowerMount quick release system for forklift trucks from B&B Attachments

PowerMount-quick-release-system-for-forklift-trucks-from-BB-Attachments

The UK’s leading supplier of forklift truck attachments, B&B Attachments, is maintaining its reputation for providing innovative products with its PowerMount quick release system. As a result of enquiries from major fleet users in the forklift industry, B&B Attachments has developed PowerMount - a unique system that quickly changes one hydraulic...[more]

Product Spotlight – The TC55 Charging Cradle

Product-Spotlight-–-The-TC55-Charging-Cradle

As part of an ongoing series here at 51T, we’re putting one of our products in the spotlight, to examine its benefits, the challenges it has helped clients overcome, and how exactly it can be used. First in the hot-seat is the TC55 charging cradle… The product was initially designed for a customer – their managed services partner came to Pete, o...[more]

Western Eagle receives donation of Fleet Management System from GPSTrackIt

With donations coming from across Southern California, the Temecula food bank relies on its new Volvo semi tractor to get them to their warehouse. The new system not only protects this valuable asset, but is helping them be more efficient in their distribution operation. It’s 10:00 am in Temecula, California. There’s a line of trucks and vans ou...[more]

Vehicle theft prompts skip hire firm to fit tracking system

Bourne Skip Hire, the Peterborough-based recycling and waste management specialists, report ‘all-round improvements’ ever since installing routeMASTER vehicle tracking, after a lorry was stolen almost 10 years ago. “Originally, we fitted the first AGM trackers to the fleet right after one of our vehicles was stolen,” explains BSH Director Chris ...[more]

Wraps come off mighty new JCB Wastemaster model

Wraps-come-off-mighty-new-JCB-Wastemaster-model

JCB has launched a brand new model for waste and recycling – the mighty JCB 457 Wastemaster wheeled loader complete with the all new ‘JCB CommandPlus’ cab. The powerful JCB 457WM is the first machine to show off the completely new cab structure, engine cover and rear counterweight design, all of which contribute to improved visibility, lower noi...[more]

Thailand’s second largest air forwarder pushes ahead with e-AWB

Thailand’s-second-largest-air-forwarder-pushes-ahead-with-e-AWB

As Thailand’s second largest air forwarder, Trans Air Cargo Co Ltd (TAC) has a strong case to realize the benefits of electronic air cargo operations. TAC began their transition to 'e' in the spring and is already sending 400 to 500 AWBs per month electronically. “Continuous engagement with airlines on a local level is an important factor, as...[more]

Terex|Finlay launch new C-1545 Tracked Mobile Cone Crusher

Terex|Finlay-launch-new-C-1545-Tracked-Mobile-Cone-Crusher

The new C-1545 cone crusher is the latest addition to the Terex|Finlay range of tracked mobile cone crushers. The mid-range Terex® Finlay C-1545 offers operators a high capacity and aggressive cone crusher for the surface ore mining and aggregate industries. This efficient and highly productive machine incorporates the NEW Terex® TC1150 cone cr...[more]

FTA welcomes results of longer semi-trailer trial

FTA-welcomes-results-of-longer-semi-trailer-trial

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says figures just released by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that longer semi-trailers pose no greater safety risk and are valuable in reducing HGV miles and making carbon savings. The evaluation of the Longer Semi-Trailer Trial looked at their impact in terms of efficiency, emissions and safety. ...[more]

Flex, absorb, reform: The principles of barrier protection

Flex,-absorb,-reform-The-principles-of-barrier-protection

It has been over 10 years since A-SAFE revolutionised industrial Health & Safety with a flexible, polymer-based barrier system that almost immediately made traditional steel barriers in the workplace obsolete. A-SAFE barriers offer both accident prevention and protection – and bring massive cost savings to companies adhering to intelligent Health &...[more]

Packaging success stories unwrapped

Packaging-success-stories-unwrapped

Müller, Liberty, Nabeel Perfumes and Brand On Shelf (BOS) are just a handful of leading industry names who will be revealing their packaging success stories at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2015, which takes place at Olympia London on 16 & 17 September. The two-day event will host a prestigious line-up of packaging and print ...[more]

New fleet of weighbridge test units promises increased uptime for UK businesses

New-fleet-of-weighbridge-test-units-promises-increased-uptime-for-UK-businesses

A fleet of seven new Avery Weigh-Tronix weighbridge test units have been rolled out on to the UK roads. The new investment by the leading UK weighing supplier gives them the largest fleet of any service provider in the UK. This new investment comes as part of new initiatives for business growth and to provide superior quality service nationally....[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 d...[more]

Hyster develops Checker Device for efficient container inspection

Hyster-develops-Checker-Device-for-efficient-container-inspection

Increasing recurring costs, such as salaries and fuel, add pressure to empty container depot operators, who are constantly looking for new logistics solutions to further optimise operations. Materials handling equipment manufacturer, Hyster, in cooperation with depot operator Hamburg Container Service GmbH (HCS), has developed a Checker Device f...[more]

Calais chaos hitting Scottish exports

Calais-chaos-hitting-Scottish-exports

The continued chaos in Calais is impacting Scottish exports and the French Government must take action on the migrant situation in the port as a matter of urgency - is the message from the FTA today. Responding to the Scottish Government’s call for ‘action’ to help alleviate the delays to exports - the Freight Transport Association (FTA) reiter...[more]

Pentalver opens permanent container services facility at the UK’s newest container port

Pentalver-opens-permanent-container-services-facility-at-the-UK’s-newest-container-port

Pentalver, a leading UK inland container service operator, has opened its new five acre site at the UK’s newest deep sea container port, DP World London Gateway. Plans for the site – which will be built in two phases - were announced in January and positions Pentalver as the largest container service operator at the port. The new yard, locate...[more]

What to consider when hiring aerial access equipment

What-to-consider-when-hiring-aerial-access-equipment

Greater awareness of the risks associated with working at height has seen more and more businesses hire in aerial access equipment, rather than rely on ladders, with a corresponding reduction in accidents. While this is good news, materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment says getting the wrong machine for the job can jeopardise operator and s...[more]

Rhenus UK wins multi-year contract renewal

Rhenus-UK-wins-multi-year-contract-renewal

Automotive manufacturer Daimler has awarded freight forwarding specialist Rhenus Logistics UK a five-year contract renewal. The continued partnership will service 67 collection points across the UK and Ireland, delivering automotive parts to 40 production destinations in Germany. Daimler has worked with Rhenus UK since October 2010, which sees t...[more]

DPF warning light is not always a DPF issue, says expert

DPF-warning-light-is-not-always-a-DPF-issue,-says-expert

A flashing DPF warning light does not always mean there is a problem with the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF); it could be triggered by a number of different vehicle issues. That’s the message from national automotive parts reconditioning parts specialist DPF Clean Team, which has just expanded its team to be able treat a wider range of DPF-related...[more]

bathstore streamlines expense management with Access Group’s aCloudExpense

The UK’s largest bathroom retailer bathstore has invested in aCloud Expense from Access Group. The solution will streamline the expense process for hundreds of bathstore employees who claim expenses. Paul Broderick, director of HR for bathstore, explains, “Since the purchase of bathstore in 2012, we have developed our business culture to ensure ...[more]

Koch Industries deploys supply chain services from GT Nexus

GT Nexus has announced that Koch Industries, Inc. has adopted its GT Nexus platform to enable end-to-end visibility of Koch’s transportation portfolio and centralise global transportation management of oceanic freight. “For the first time, we will be able to view our entire ocean global supply chain and run programmes to optimise our global foot...[more]

Mercedes-Benz Actros is a perfect blend for whisky haulier McPherson Ltd

Mercedes-Benz-Actros-is-a-perfect-blend-for-whisky-haulier-McPherson-Ltd

Spirits haulage specialist McPherson Ltd has raised a toast to its first Mercedes-Benz truck for more than five years. Based in Aberlour, on Speyside in the heart of Scotch Whisky country, the company runs a fleet of over 200 tractor units which are a common sight on the region’s roads, pulling a range of polished steel tankers, hydraulic double...[more]

Drivers’ hours relaxation - perfect sense during Operation Stack

Drivers’-hours-relaxation---perfect-sense-during-Operation-Stack

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said that the announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) to introduce a temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours makes “perfect sense” to help those caught up in Operation Stack in Kent, and help clear out of Kent trucks which have already made the crossing. FTA described the move as a “pragmatic...[more]

Hather Plant Hire invest £1.8million in Hill Engineering Ltd and Hyundai

Hather-Plant-Hire-invest-£1.8million-in-Hill-Engineering-Ltd-and-Hyundai

Hather Plant Hire is one of the largest plant hire companies in the UK and the largest in South Yorkshire. The company was formed some 35-years ago by managing director, Gary Hather, with just one machine, a JCB 3C3, where Gary used to do small jobs for local builders. Today the company is still a family run business with Gary at the helm alongside...[more]

Senior sales appointments complete new management team at world leading security sealing solutions company

Two further, senior new appointments have been announced by TydenBrooks Security Products Group, from their European Logistics and Manufacturing Centre in Worcester, England. Spencer Davis, Head of Sales (EMEA), and Luis Grilo, Director Global Cable Seal Sales, together bringing over 30 years experience within the security seal industry, are th...[more]

Hyster widens application focus

Hyster-widens-application-focus

Organisational changes for forklift brand Hyster are set to enhance individual value for forklift users in all industry sectors. "The Hyster business is now structured to focus more on the user's application rather than the Hyster product groups," says Ian Melhuish, VP Product and Industry Solutions Group, Hyster. "This is an important change ...[more]

KNAPP’s mini AGVs bring swarm intelligence to agricultural parts warehouse

KNAPP’s-mini-AGVs-bring-swarm-intelligence-to-agricultural-parts-warehouse

The Open Shuttle driverless vehicles supplied by KNAPP to agricultural products supplier, Grene, at the company’s automated warehouse in Denmark utilise swarm intelligence to optimise transport processes. An international group serving the industrial, wind power generation and agricultural sectors, Grene has operations in Denmark, Sweden, Norway...[more]

Latest lifts on show at RWM

Latest-lifts-on-show-at-RWM

Visitors to Europe’s premier exhibition for resource management professionals will have the opportunity for a close-up look at one of the latest products from the UK’s leading supplier of heavy-duty lifting solutions. Alongside examples of its acclaimed cable-free column lifts, TOTALKARE will be showcasing its galvanised 25T Washbay Fixed Post L...[more]

High five for Hastings Freight ploughing £100K into fork lift fleet

High-five-for-Hastings-Freight-ploughing-£100K-into-fork-lift-fleet

Hastings Freight, part of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has ploughed over £100,000 of investment into its fork lift truck fleet. The firm, based in Barlborough, South Yorkshire, has taken delivery of five Yale VX LPG Counterbalance trucks, supplied by Dewsbury-based dealer, Forkway. All feat...[more]

Study by AEB and DHBW examines benefits and success factors of supply chain collaboration

Study-by-AEB-and-DHBW-examines-benefits-and-success-factors-of-supply-chain-collaboration

Opportunities for collaboration extend along the entire supply chain with all its different partners. But which supply chain partners are already engaging in this type of collaboration? What expectations do they bring to the table? And what are the critical factors driving the success of collaboration in global trade and logistics? These and other ...[more]

NOVUS student named 2015 Sustainable Visionary

NOVUS-student-named-2015-Sustainable-Visionary

Ronan Keane, a logistics and supply chain management student on the University of Huddersfield NOVUS scheme, has won ReFood’s Sustainable Visionaries student scholarship competition. The leading food waste recycler awarded Ronan the title following a rigorous six-month judging process. He takes home a £5,000 bursary to further progress his studies....[more]

Ryder upgrades trailer rental fleet with 350 new trailers

Ryder-upgrades-trailer-rental-fleet-with-350-new-trailers

Ryder is refreshing its trailer rental fleet with 350 new trailers underlining its commitment to providing customers with access to one of the most modern and versatile trailer rental fleets in the UK. The company’s latest investment includes 200 EN12642XL rated pillarless curtainside trailers, 50 box trailers and 100 single compartment fridge t...[more]

Hörmann secures UKWA Environment Award

Hörmann-secures-UKWA-Environment-Award

Hörmann (UK) Ltd has been presented with the UK Warehousing Association’s (UKWA) Environment Award at a prestigious ceremony at the Dorchester. The awards saw more than 400 UKWA members descend on the hotel, where they enjoyed a drinks reception and three-course meal, before being entertained by businessman and former director general of the CBI...[more]

Better understanding of Business Intelligence required

Better-understanding-of-Business-Intelligence-required

Access Group surveys show that there is still considerable misunderstanding among business managers about what Business Intelligence (BI) is. Only 16% of financial professionals say they are using BI today while 35% either don’t recognise the term or think it is a piece of technical jargon for the IT people to deal with. Yet BI can transform an ...[more]

Post election confidence sees supply chain vacancies jump 26% year-on-year

· In London and the South East, the number of supply chain vacancies grew by 30%, the North West 6% · The number of procurement vacancies grew by 6% across the UK and 5% in London and the South East The number of supply chain jobs advertised year-on-year in the UK in the second quarter of 2015 has increased by 26%, according t...[more]

Isuzu Truck celebrates success of its Advanced Apprenticeship Training Programme

Isuzu-Truck-celebrates-success-of-its-Advanced-Apprenticeship-Training-Programme

It’s already been a year since Isuzu Truck launched its ambitious Advanced Apprenticeship Programme to support its dealer network in order to train young apprentices to become the master technicians of the future. With an industry that has a population of maturing, experienced technicians, ITUK has seized the initiative to ensure that its dealer...[more]

Fast Lad radio controlled helicopters fly off the shelves through NetDespatch

Fast-Lad-radio-controlled-helicopters-fly-off-the-shelves-through-NetDespatch

South Yorkshire-based Fast Lad is using NetDespatch to streamline its online order fulfilment processes by integrating the company’s online order data with its selected carrier – Royal Mail. According to Fast Lad, this has resulted in a dramatic reduction in administration work. Founded in 2006 by radio control helicopter enthusiasts Jamie Renwi...[more]

Aramex boosts profits in second quarter of 2015

Aramex-boosts-profits-in-second-quarter-of-2015

· Net Profits increase 15% to AED 92.6 million · Revenues increase to AED 967 million · E-commerce remains significant driver of growth · CEO Hussein Hachem: “ We continue to invest in our future” Aramex (DFM: ARMX), one of the leading global logistics and transportation solutions providers, has announc...[more]

Parking tickets five times more likely in London, FTA survey finds

Parking-tickets-five-times-more-likely-in-London,-FTA-survey-finds

Lorry and van drivers are five times more likely to get a parking ticket in London than elsewhere in the country, according to a Freight Transport Association (FTA) online survey. The Association quizzed its members about penalty charge notices and examined data from 85 companies who were issued with a total of 16,043 tickets. Of these, more tha...[more]

RTITB reveals how to spot fraudulent forklift operator certificates

RTITB-reveals-how-to-spot-fraudulent-forklift-operator-certificates

What should employers look for when hiring a forklift operator and checking that a Certificate of Basic Training is genuine? According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) forklift trucks are involved in about a quarter of all workplace transport accidents. To help reduce this, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)...[more]

GT Radial GSR225 Combi Road range expanded with new 19.5" tyres

GT-Radial-GSR225-Combi-Road-range-expanded-with-new-19.5quot;-tyres

Giti Tire has expanded its GT Radial GSR225 Combi Road multi-use steer axle range with three new 19.5" sizes, as well as upgrading the load index for its next generation 22.5" tyres. Available now for order throughout Europe, 245/70R19.5, 265/70R19.5 and 285/70R19.5 options have been launched specifically to target smaller commercial vehicles an...[more]

Buying surplus military equipment the right way

Buying-surplus-military-equipment-the-right-way

Declan Kelly, EU Inspection Manager at IronPlanet – the leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks – discusses the key considerations for buyers of surplus U.S. government equipment that has recently become available to the European market. The opportunity to purchase European-based surplus equipment from t...[more]

Doosan hosts the Doosan Global Business Forum 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland

Doosan-hosts-the-Doosan-Global-Business-Forum-2015-in-Edinburgh,-Scotland

Doosan (Chairman Yongmaan Park) held the Doosan Global Business Forum 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 17th. Among the attendees were Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister; Gene Sperling, former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council (NEC); Justin Yifu Lin, former Senior Vice President of the World Bank; Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, Secre...[more]

Pallet Truck growth set to continue after Annual Investment Allowance set at £200,000

Pallet-Truck-growth-set-to-continue-after-Annual-Investment-Allowance-set-at-£200,000

The manufacturing industry welcomed expedient news earlier this month as the government unveiled its 2016 summer budget. Rather than drop the Annual Investment Allowance down to £25,000 as planned it will remain at £200,000 for the remainder of this parliament. Midland Pallet Trucks is helping businesses leverage opportunity to upgrade equipment in...[more]

Mercedes-Benz Actros is miller’s mpg ‘raising agent’

Mercedes-Benz-Actros-is-miller’s-mpg-‘raising-agent’

The first Mercedes-Benz Actros to wear the eye-catching livery of flour miller and distributor Whitworth Bros has certainly risen to the occasion, delivering outstanding fuel efficiency and winning a resounding ‘thumbs up’ from drivers. So impressed is the Wellingborough-based operator that it recently set a second, identical unit on the road, w...[more]

Yodel appoints Mark Horrobin to lead Peak Programme

Independent parcel carrier Yodel has appointed Mark Horrobin to the newly created role of Peak Programme Director. Mark has joined the company to strengthen and oversee the planning and execution of this year’s Christmas peak, when parcel volumes from Yodel’s retail clients increase dramatically, in line with online sales. A highly successful...[more]

FTA supports including further construction vehicles in HGV regulatory regime

FTA-supports-including-further-construction-vehicles-in-HGV-regulatory-regime

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said today that it wants volumetric concrete mixers incorporated into the same regulatory framework as HGVs, adding that all vehicles operating on public roads should be subject to the same regulations. FTA stated that it specifically supports the removal of the testing exemption for these types of veh...[more]

Micronclean achieves considerable savings with Truckstops vehicle routing and scheduling system

By re-optimising its delivery and collection operations with the latest version of the TRUCKSTOPS VRS (vehicle routing and scheduling system) from MAPMECHANICS, cleanroom laundry specialist Micronclean has been able to achieve savings of around £50,000 a year in its delivery network. Despite reviewing the delivery day or time for up to 1,000 cli...[more]

Sitrans pressure transmitter range enhanced to cover any measurement need

Sitrans-pressure-transmitter-range-enhanced-to-cover-any-measurement-need

Siemens UK & Ireland has enhanced its range of high-precision pressure transmitters, with the addition of new products and upgrades to existing solutions, to encompass varied industrial measurement needs. By adding the newly developed Sitrans P310 and P410 to the basic and advanced segments and developing Sitrans P500 for the premium segment, Si...[more]


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