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    Travel safe this winter with RUD Snow Chains

    In many countries the use of snow chains during the winter months is compulsory. For mainland Europe there are snow chain regulations for all vehicles traversing mountain roads during the winter months. For instance, the use of snow chains across France & Italy is not mandatory; snow chains should legally be carried and used as instructed by the local road signs and regulations.

    The UK do... [more]

  • Lees-of-Scotland-meets-growing-demand-with-Indigo’s-Warehouse-Management-Solution

    Lees of Scotland meets growing demand with Indigo’s Warehouse Management Solution

    One of the UK’s top warehouse management systems providers, Indigo Software, announced that Lees of Scotland, a leading manufacturer of confectionery, biscuit and meringue products, has implemented a solution from Indigo’s RealTime suite of modules at its modern factory in Coatbridge, Scotland.
    The implementation is a significant commitment by Lees and Indigo’s RealTime modules are instrumenta... [more]

  • Company’s-barriers-point-to-the-future-for-warehouse-safety

    Company’s barriers point to the future for warehouse safety

    Looking for the ultimate fantasy logistics and warehousing solution? How about everyone’s favourite prime time Saturday night sci-fi extravaganza. Whoever came up with the concept of the TARDIS must have spent some time scratching their head about how the Doctor managed to travel from A-to-B in the most time-efficient way possible – before dreaming up a police-box-come-time-capsule capable of inst... [more]

  • Thorworld-emphasises-importance-of-service-and-maintenance-for-economic-growth

    Thorworld emphasises importance of service and maintenance for economic growth

    Loading and unloading equipment manufacturer Thorworld Industries is advising SMEs of the importance of properly maintaining and servicing their loading bay equipment, in order to ensure that they can capitalise on growth opportunities during the current economic upturn.

    Predictions of improvements have been underlined by a recent in-depth survey released by the Economist Intelligence Uni... [more]

  • KNAPP-wins-two-awards-with-John-Lewis

    KNAPP wins two awards with John Lewis

    In a year of activities to commemorate 150 years in business, John Lewis has another reason to celebrate: the UK's largest department store retailer has scooped two awards with its logistics automation supplier, KNAPP, at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

    Held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 5 November, the European Supply Chain Excellence (ESCE) Awards recognize outsta... [more]

  • Transdek-demonstrates-innovative-DUET-trailer-at-Quiet-Cities

    Transdek demonstrates innovative DUET trailer at Quiet Cities

    Transdek UK, the total solutions specialists for the double deck sector, is exhibiting its innovative Double Deck Urban Eco Trailer (DUET) at the Quiet Cities Global Summit, Twickenham Stadium, London, 25 – 26 November 2014.

    On the back of increasing pressure to ease congestion in peak daytimes, particularly in major cities such as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow, Quie... [more]

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Konecranes UK wins Ghana project order

Mancon Consultancy & Project Management based in Dokki, Egypt has awarded Konecranes UK Industrial Cranes Division the contract to supply 6 cranes to be delivered to the Port of Takaradi, Ghana this December. The Ghana project is for a plant maintenance centre for which each crane has been specially designed for the demanding operational require...[more]

Descartes acquires Airclic

Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, has acquired Airclic Inc. (“Airclic”), a leading US-based provider of mobile solutions that help companies reduce the cost of delivering goods by automating traditional paper-based processes. Airclic’s cloud-based mobile sol...[more]

JCB GT crowned the fastest digger on earth


The world-famous JCB GT is crowned the fastest digger on earth after reaching speeds of more than 70 miles an hour in Australia. The JCB GT - originally designed to perform high-speed wheelies at racing events – made the attempt in front of independent record officials at Bathurst, near to Sydney. Today Guinness World Records confirmed that the ...[more]

HARTING RFID systems are optimised for railway servicing and maintenance


Radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems from HARTING offer an optimal solution to a number of challenging problems in the servicing and maintenance of modern railway systems. RFID systems from HARTING are robust, long-lived, maintenance free and reliable, making them ideally suited to address the challenges of rail applications such as ext...[more]

Do 3PLs offer the only solution to shared warehousing? By Nigel Greenslade Director of BiS spaceXchange


According to the Property Data Report 2013* there is £80bn worth of warehousing in the UK. But, at any one time, how much of it is lying dormant, unutilised? Business strategies change and companies are often left with a significant amount of empty warehouse space. Staff may be laid-off and capital investments, such as warehouse management syste...[more]

ATS Euromaster’s service key to long-lasting relationship


ATS Euromaster’s proactive approach to tyre management, which sees it extracting the maximum amount of mileage out of every fitment, has led to a UK-based haulier renewing its contract with the company for the 17th consecutive year. The Gwynedd Shipping Group, which offers a range of haulage services including services to Ireland and specialist ...[more]

Norbert Dentressangle takes on store fulfilment for Go Outdoors

Norbert Dentressangle has been appointed to handle warehousing and store distribution for leading outdoor retailer, Go Outdoors. With 49 stores, Go Outdoors is the UK’s leading retailer of outdoor equipment and clothing covering a range of activities including camping, walking, climbing, riding, fishing, skiing, running and cycling. Norbert D...[more]

Safer battery handling by John Lawton, Director of Marketing, EnerSys Motive Power, Europe, Middle East & Africa


The majority of lift trucks used in warehouses and factories are battery powered. This means that battery handling – including charging and changing – can be one of the most important day-to-day tasks. Battery and lift truck suppliers have made great strides in recent years to ensure these routine procedures are carried out quickly, efficiently and...[more]

Terex updates site dumper portfolio


In response to widespread customer demand, global construction solutions provider, Terex, has announced the streamlining of its two-tonne site dumper range. The project will see continued investment in developing the popular TA2H, TA2SH and TA2SEH models. Delivering exceptional off-road performance, the hydrostatic transmission in these models g...[more]

Zebra Technologies and Movilitas sponsor autumn SAP User Conference


Movilitas Consulting (the SAP software and services wing of Peak-Ryzex) “Global Partner” to Zebra Technologies is sponsoring the UK & Ireland SAP User Group Conference. The event takes place at The International Convention Centre, Birmingham, from the 23 to 25 November 2014, where delegates are welcome to visit the Movilitas booth to learn more abo...[more]

New upgraded SmartLink™ Control System now available for EMEAR Regions on CE Genie® GS™ Slab Scissors & Runabout™ family


Genie announces that the updated SmartLink™ Control System for its Genie GS Slab scissors and Runabouts product family have now been implemented for the EMEAR Region (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia). SmartLink is an all in-one system that provides capabilities such as on-board diagnostics and troubleshooting. The SmartLink system provides e...[more]

Kimberly-Clark Professional extends continuous improvement journey with Norbert Dentressangle

Kimberly-Clark Professional has renewed its longstanding warehousing and distribution contract with Norbert Dentressangle for a further three years. Norbert Dentressangle has been providing warehousing and distribution services at Kimberly-Clark Professional’s Flint RDC since 2000. In addition, Norbert Dentressangle also provides an integrated l...[more]

High five for Lancaster logistics firm following contract renewal with European Giant


Lancaster-based logistics firm, Kidds Transport, has extended its partnership with Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing palletised freight network, after announcing that it has renewed its membership for another five years. Kidds Transport, which was established more than 50 years ago and provides haulage services for local, national...[more]

Euro VI Mercedes-Benz Atego has all the right moves


Teams of experienced professionals employed by Harris Installation Services are now travelling to and from job locations throughout London in the comfortable and spacious six-man crew cab of their new, 7.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Atego. The company operates from headquarters in Thamesmead, South-East London, and provides a variety of office relocati...[more]

Masterfreight wins extra business by joining Fortec Distribution Network


Masterfreight has expanded its offering to customers and won new business by joining the Fortec Distribution Network and adding palletised collections and deliveries to its range of services. The family-run firm, which has a 110,000 square foot warehouse in Oldbury, West Midlands, specialising in freight forwarding, bespoke ISPM15 export packing...[more]

Finlay Central helps DP Williams build fleet


Finlay Central is helping DP Williams (Holdings) build up its fleet at its Wrexham site, with the delivery of four Terex Finlay machines within the last 12 months. The company has recently introduced a Terex Finlay 694+, which joins two 683s and a 390 purchased within the last year to support a diverse range of operations on its Ballswood Quarry...[more]

Last chance to book for FTA Fuel Tanker event


A few places are still available for the Freight Transport Association’s Fuel Tanker Conference which takes place on Tuesday 2 December at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. Anyone interested in attending is being encouraged to book now to ensure their place at the event, which takes place every two years. The conference will update ...[more]

Nobia renew materials handling equipment contract with Rushlift


Six years on from when Rushlift first began managing the Nobia fleet, the time was right for a complete overview of the MHE contract. Europe’s leading kitchen specialist brought in all the major forklift manufacturers to bid for the future running of the fleet, as well as involving the managers from different parts of the business under the purv...[more]

Specially designed forklift Rotating Load Inverter attachment for Beacon Packaging


Beacon Packaging Ltd is a large, independent company which converts board into corrugated boxes and fitments. It occupies an approximate 80,000sq.ft modern site at Aldershot, Hampshire. This central location allows it to cover locations across the UK. The company has invested considerably over the past five years, and has a modern portfolio of t...[more]

Manfacturing growth remains firm, but export weakness continues amid global uncertainty says CBI

UK manufacturing growth remains above average and is broad-based, but sluggish export demand means the recovery has slowed compared to earlier in the year, according to the CBI’s latest Industrial Trends Survey. Expectations for growth in output volumes over the next three months declined to a 13-month low, although it remains above the long-run...[more]

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