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    Outstanding export performance wins Street Crane entry to Sunday Times HSBC Fast Track Listings

    Factory crane and hoist manufacturers, Street Crane Company, have been recognised in the Sunday Times/HSBC Fast Track Awards for outstanding growth in export sales. Over the last two years the company has achieved an average annual growth rate in export sales of 33.4 per cent, with exports now accounting for £19 million, 67 per cent of their £28.2 million turnover.

    Street Crane is the UK’... [more]

  • Thorworld-Loading-Solution-completes-the-loop-for-Returnable-Packaging-System

    Thorworld Loading Solution completes the loop for Returnable Packaging System

    Thorworld Industries has installed three fixed loading bay solutions – each comprising a ramp, platform and dock leveller – to give returnable transit packaging specialist PPS Midlands Ltd an efficient logistics operation at its new premises near Uttoxeter.

    With its business growing 25% year-on-year, PPS has relocated to the new 75,000 sq ft facility in Marchington, Uttoxeter in order to ... [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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Safety in the Storage Industry: Working towards Zero Harm, SEMA’s one day safety conference held 6th November 2014


HSE statistics cite falls from height in the food and drink industries as the third highest cause of fatal injury, (comprising 20% of fatal accidents) and they also result in around 80 major injuries each year. Neil Pinder of safety specialist, Spanset will cover how falls from height still play a major part across the storage industry and that ris...[more]

New Produce Pallet from Polymer Logistics delivers benefits and cost savings across the supply chain


Polymer Logistics next generation of produce pallets has just been launched and is set to challenge its wooden pallet rival head on. Targeted to be a real alternative to wood, Polymer Logistics have engineered the new pallet to deliver not only flexibility in load carrying and space saving, but also cost savings in the supply chain. Manufactured...[more]

Research study from AEB and DHBW


What are the business benefits of preferential agreements and the transatlantic trade partnership TTIP? Online survey now live: Looking for foreign trade and logistics experts Leamington Spa, 19th August 2014 – The European Union has trade agreements with many countries. But what is the relevance of such agreements in every day business? What a...[more]

Volvo Trucks first on the market with chassis unique driver manual as an app


Volvo Trucks’ driver manuals are now available in a new version on the Internet and for smartphones and tablets. The idea is to always give customers, drivers and mechanics access to up-to-date, chassis-unique information irrespective of time and place. Today Volvo Trucks customers receive a chassis-unique printed driver's manual when they purch...[more]

Hiab presents the latest technology in sustainable load handling at Elmia Lastbil in Sweden


Hiab, part of Cargotec, will showcase its latest sustainable technology of load handling at the Elmia Lastbil fair in Sweden. The presented products include a new vehicle solution for environmentally smart loading, the HIAB S-HiPro 130 refuse collector, as well as the new MULTILIFT XR21SL hooklift. Carl Gustaf Göransson, Senior Vice President, S...[more]

Palletforce celebrates 20 millionth pallet passing through its hub

Palletised network organisation, Palletforce, has celebrated another milestone after seeing its 20 millionth pallet being handled at its 400,000 sq ft Burton-upon-Trent hub. The magical milestone was reached in June, two months shy of the 13th anniversary of the network welcoming its first pallet in August 2001, and is the latest in a series of ...[more]

Azzure IT provides single end-to-end ERP solution for Mastenbroek Ltd

Lincolnshire-based Mastenbroek Ltd, specialist manufacturer of machinery for cable and pipe laying, has improved stock visibility and eliminated manual processes with the help of a fully integrated Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solution, from Azzure IT. Mastenbroek Ltd supplies a range of engineered products for the utility, offshore and agricultur...[more]

Konecranes enters radio remote control agreement

With connection free radio remote control technology set to continue increasing in popularity, world leading lifting equipment specialists, Konecranes, has appointed South Shields-based Industrial Remote Controls as its preferred supplier here in the UK. Using tried and tested technologies that centre on the proven Ikusi brand, the agreement e...[more]

Culina Logistics wins Burnt Tree Refrigerental’s sponsored award


Two Shropshire businesses were linked recently when Market Drayton based Culina Logistics fought off the competition to be crowned the successful first time winners of the ‘Temperature Controlled Operator of the Year’ award sponsored by Shrewsbury company Burnt Tree Refrigerental at the 2014 Motor Transport Awards held in London last month. Acco...[more]

Breaking the fulfilment speed barrier


Speed of fulfilment was identified as a top challenge for 40% of the companies that responded to a Supply Chain Management Survey carried out for Access. Speed is a critical factor in order fulfilment and failure to perform can cost businesses dear. Access has launched a new white paper based on this research, titled: ‘Breaking the fulfilment speed...[more]

Mission accomplished


Chesterfield-based Mentor Training is celebrating the success of its year-long charity campaign which raised £25,000 – divided between five very worthy causes. Organised to mark the company’s 25th anniversary, Mission 25 has involved a variety of spectacular challenges for Mentor staff, as well as collection of donations from the company and it...[more]

K3 Syspro looks to the future with new Managing Director


Business solutions provider K3 Syspro (K3) is looking to the future after appointing a new Managing Director who will oversee future development of the brand and its services. Cathie Hall has been made Managing Director of the company and will be responsible for spearheading the company’s service offering to the manufacturing and distribution se...[more]

Swisslog raises order intake and net sales in challenging environment

In the first half of 2014, Swisslog increased order intake compared with the prior-year period to MCHF 298.3 (+13.2%) and net sales to MCHF 319.5 (+4.4%). EBIT rose 13.0% to MCHF 6.1, while the net result climbed 9.5% to MCHF 2.3. For the entire fiscal year, Swisslog expects net sales to be as much as 5.0% higher than the previous year and an EBIT ...[more]

LogiQ 200 and LogiQ 300 lift and move quarter pallets, mooth and easily


The Danish manufacturer of material handling equipment, Logitrans A/S, is presenting a new and interesting product group, the quarter pallet lifters LogiQ 200 and LogiQ 300. ”The quarter pallet lifters are a perfect addition to our present product range – and to our present customer groups”, says Gitte Kirkegaard, Sales Director at Logitrans A/S...[more]

Isuzu Truck makes an Urban splash at Cart Marking ceremony


One of the latest Euro VI Isuzu Urban 7.5t rigids made a big splash at this year’s annual historic ‘Cart Marking’ ceremony in the City of London. Cart Marking is a multi-vehicle parade and vehicle drive-past, in the presence of the Rt Hon Mayor of London, the Sheriff of London and other city officers. According to Keith Child, marketing director...[more]

Box Clever – Container Forum at Intermodal Europe 2014


Following news in July of an increase in global container trade*, a shipping container forum looking at innovations in the container industry and the challenges facing tank container operations has been announced to take place at Intermodal Europe 2014 on 12 November 2014 at the Rotterdam Ahoy. Taking place from 11-13 November, Intermodal Europ...[more]

SATO opens new European central Logistics Centre in Poland


SATO, a global leader in barcode printing, labelling, and EPC/RFID solutions, has announced the establishment of a new European central Logistics Centre in Wroclaw, Poland. The new dedicated centre will enable the company to optimise its customer service and back-office operations, ensuring more efficient and effective logistics and deliveries thro...[more]

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 fa...[more]

BEUMER Group completes energy-efficient sortation system for PostNord AS, for its new parcel sortation centre near Oslo


Key Facts: • High-capacity, energy-efficient sorter capable of handling 8,000 items per hour • Designed to be easily upgradable in anticipation of future capacity requirements • Second commission for a Crisplant LS-4000E sortation system BEUMER Group – a leading global supplier of automated material handling systems for conveying, loading, pa...[more]

Swisslog secures major order for new distribution center from Scandinavian fashion retailer Varner

Swisslog has been awarded a major order for a new distribution center in Sweden by the Varner Group, a leading retailer of strong fashion brands in Scandinavia. The value of the order, which comprises innovative material handling solutions in addition to a system operation contract, amounts to approx. MCHF 55. With this order, Swisslog strengthens ...[more]

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