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    RUD VLBG Load Ring, turns Loads 360° aligned to the direction of the pull

    RUD offer a wide range of lifting and lashing applications, which include both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points.

    The RUD VLBG offers a range of advantages; firstly it can be turned 360°, aligned to the direction of the pull. The load ring can be tilted which guar... [more]

  • In-CarPC-helps-Allied-Glass-to-improve-productivity-of-forklift-trucks

    In-CarPC helps Allied Glass to improve productivity of forklift trucks

    Allied Glass is a supplier of luxury glass packaging, creating beautiful and ground-breaking containers for a raft of international brands.

    Storing most of its stock in a Leeds warehouse, the products are moved by forklift truck. Currently the loading of each product onto a forklift truck is recorded by the driver scanning the product’s barcode using a wireless barcode scanner. This devic... [more]

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    M&S automation order won by KNAPP

    The contract to design and install automated material handling systems at Marks & Spencer's national distribution centre in Bradford has been awarded to KNAPP.

    The DC – which is due to go live in Spring 2016 – will feature a high level of automation for goods-in, decanting, storage, picking and dispatch, with KNAPP's OSR ShuttleTM technology forming the heart of the intralogistics s... [more]

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    Smart-Pal, palletising equipment 20% cheaper and 40% smaller

    When a company sets out to automate its manual palletising, the aim is to have a quick Return on Investment (RoI), ideally within a two year span. However, achieving this with investments as high as, say, €200.000 per SKU, can be a challenge. If the cost of investing is too high, then the manufacturer must continue with manual operations and all its drawbacks.

    CSi has been working consi... [more]

  • Thorworld-Industries-supports-FEM-vision-for-future-of-Materials-Handling

    Thorworld Industries supports FEM vision for future of Materials Handling

    Thorworld Industries has played its part in shaping the future of the materials handling industry after attending the bi-annual congress of FEM, the European Materials Handling Federation.

    Held in York from 18th-19th September, the FEM Congress outlined its plans for the next few years with the launch of Vision & Strategy 2020, a new publication that Thorworld helped to draft.

    Su... [more]

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Follow the Pallet Evolution!


Pallet Evolution is a new campaign which aims to offer the UK plastic pallet industry a public voice for the very first time. Launched by the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic pallets and boxes,, Pallet Evolution will educate pallet users about the many advantages of using plastic pallets and dispel some of the my...[more]

Successful staging of CeMAT 2014

Now in its fifth year, CeMAT RUSSIA once again strongly confirmed its leadership as Russia’s most important intralogistics trade show. The exhibition spectrum ranged from partly automated solutions to a fully automated warehouse, with all elements of intralogistics on display, from pallet trucks and materials handling to the warehouse, order pickin...[more]

Massey Wilcox adds sparkle with anniversary Actros from Rygor


The latest Mercedes-Benz Actros to join the fleet of high-profile West Country haulier Massey Wilcox Transport is a real diamond – and there’s a striking image of the precious stone on the side of its StreamSpace cab to prove it. The warehousing and distribution specialist commissioned the specially-liveried Actros 2545 to mark its 60th (Diamond...[more]

New Managing Director for Decontaminate UK

Decontaminate UK – a leading asbestos remediation and hazardous materials company announces Craig Foster has joined them as Managing Director. Craig previously worked at Aspect Contracts, where he had the role of Group Operations Director, previous to this he was the Managing Director for R&F Insulations. Craig has over 30 years’ experience in t...[more]

DPD creates over 250 jobs with £10.2m investment in six new depots


The UK's fastest growing major parcel delivery company DPD has invested £10.2m on new depots in Dartford, Feltham, Radlett, Reading, Liverpool and Lincoln. The new depots, which collectively are expected to create over 250 new jobs, will expand DPD's capacity to handle a significant increase in B2C parcel volumes generated by its hugely successf...[more]

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) chosen as the preferred commercial vehicle wheel supplier by TruckForce


Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has been chosen as the preferred commercial vehicle wheel supplier by TruckForce, Goodyear Dunlop's truck tyre and breakdown assistance support network. The contract will encompass over 45 different wheel sizes ranging from 5.75" x 17.5" to 11.75" x 22.5", most of which are available in either steel or for...[more]

Team Zietlow achieves third world record with seamless logistics support from Kuehne and Nagel

The renowned adventurer and off-road driver Rainer Zietlow and his team mates Marius Biela and Matthias Prillwitz, have achieved a spectacular new world record with the logistics support of Kuehne + Nagel: Driving from Nordkapp, Norway, to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa in 21 days. The “Cape-to-Cape” race saw Team Zietlow drive i...[more]

KNAPP apprentice wins ‘Outstanding Newcomer' award


The achievements of Amy Coltman, an apprentice engineer for KNAPP, have been recognised in the Leicester College Apprenticeship Awards. Amy – who works as part of the Customer Service team of resident engineers at the site of KNAPP client, British Gas, in Leicester – achieved the Bronze Award for ‘Outstanding Newcomer' of 2014. Amy, 21, received...[more]

NetDespatch speeds up Plantify’s order fulfilment process


Windsor-based specialist plant retailer,, has saved its admin staff around five hours per day by using a web-based integration solution from NetDespatch to seamlessly connect its order management system and parcel delivery network. With more than 3,000 varieties of British-grown plants in stock, Plantify delivers to online custome...[more]

Stertil Koni introduces heavy duty 2-post FreedomLift range


Stertil Koni, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of vehicle lifts, has launched the FreedomLift range of heavy duty 2-post lifts. The new FreedomLift has been conceived as the perfect solution for lifting a wide variety of vehicles from commercial vans to small, heavy duty trucks. Comprising three standard models, the range offers liftin...[more]

ABB automates its warehouse with the help of Swisslog


Swisslog has received its latest order to create a state-of-the-art AutoStore facility in Switzerland. Power and automation technology leader ABB has commissioned Swisslog to integrate this automated small parts storage system into the existing space at its site in Schaffhausen. This will allow ABB to merge and further optimize its logistics proces...[more]

Dudson Group ‘bowled over’ after saving £26,000 per year with SYSPRO ERP


A world-leading ceramic tableware manufacturer and supplier is saving up to £26,000 a year in one process alone after reducing the time it spends on order fulfilment by automating its processes, and reports that this saving is an important part of achieving a return on investment on the whole project. Dudson Group is using SYSPRO, an advanced ...[more]

Axion Consulting joins European landfill mining consortium


Axion Consulting has signed up to the European Enhanced Landfill Mining Consortium, known as EURELCO, triggered in part by approaches from land developers investigating the possibility of ‘mining’ resources from former landfill sites. According to the Manchester-based resource recovery specialist, joining the European-wide network of public and ...[more]

Storax and Moresecure victorious again at SDG Awards

Storax and Moresecure remained victorious at the SEMA Distributor Group (SDG) Supplier of the Year awards 2014. This year it was Storax that scooped the top honour with Moresecure as runner up, reversing last year’s rankings. Congratulating the winners, SDG chairman Jonathan Bennett said: “I’d like to thank Storax, Moresecure and all of our s...[more]

Microscan CloudLink Interface enables users to monitor machine vision inspection from any web browser


Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, and lighting solutions, announces the latest innovation as part of its award-winning AutoVISION® machine vision suite, CloudLink web HMI. A machine vision visualization tool for AutoVISION, CloudLink enables users to monitor live machine vision inspections performed by AutoVISION sof...[more]

Red is the new green, as LPR delivers environmental promise


Warwickshire-based pallet pool operator, LPR, launched its new ‘White Book’ – a global environmental initiative to deliver even greater sustainability across the food and drink supply chain – with a company-wide ‘Red Day’ in September. After unveiling the LPR White Book for World Environment Day in June, LPR invited all of its employees across 1...[more]

Axion Consulting highlights innovation success to Nick Clegg


Innovation in recycling technologies and growing employment opportunities for graduates and apprentices captured the interest of the Deputy Prime Minister when he visited a Manchester-based resource recovery company during his Northern Futures campaign in October. Nick Clegg spent an hour at Axion Consulting’s Bramhall offices where staff, appre...[more]

Yodel creates 5,000 jobs across the UK

Yodel, the UK’s leading independent parcel carrier, is recruiting 5,000 part- and full-time people across the UK in preparation for the Christmas peak in online sales. The news comes at a time when unemployment is still 410,000 higher (2.02 million) than before the financial crisis in November 2007 (1.61 million).1 The jobs will include 750 ware...[more]

Stronger supply chains could boost economy by £30bn says CBI

Targeted action to revitalise domestic supply chains could inject £30 billion into the economy by 2025, creating more than half a million jobs across the United Kingdom, according to a new CBI report. Pulling Together recommends ways to kick start the UK’s supply chains, and solutions to reinvigorate Britain’s industrial strategy. Based on new r...[more]

Voice technology helps Whole Foods see warehouse productivity gains of 25-35%, leading to full deployment at the company’s ten distribution facilities

Voxware, the largest independent voice application company, has announced that Whole Foods Market saw productivity gains of 25-35% after implementing the latest version of Voxware’s voice solution in its largest Distribution Center (DC). The food retailer has expanded its deployment of Voxware Voice Management Suite (VMS) to its other nine DCs with...[more]

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