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    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]

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    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]

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    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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    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]

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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


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


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


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


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


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, 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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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 (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


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


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


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


· 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


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


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


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


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 (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


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’


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


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


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]

Gray & Adams insulated curtainsider is Shetland Transport’s ‘flexible friend’


So impressed was Shetland Transport with its first two Gray & Adams insulated and refrigerated curtainside semi-trailers that it is now running another three, and has four more on order. Like their predecessors, the latest additions to the 2015 Scottish European Haulier of the Year’s fleet of nearly 100 semi-trailers are on regular runs between ...[more]

Truck rental firm to create new jobs following move to larger premises in Northampton


Following the relocation of its Northampton operation to new larger premises in the Swan Valley Area, Ryder, one of the UK’s leading providers of commercial vehicle rental solutions is recruiting five new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) technicians to its expanding local team. “The increased volume of sales and enquiries for our rental trucks, trailer...[more]

Palletforce announced as double finalist in Lloyds Bank National Business Awards


Nationwide express distribution network Palletforce has been shortlisted for two awards in the prestigious 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. The company is a finalist in both the Market Gravity Innovation and Vonage Business Enabler of The Year awards – recognising its sector-leading distribution services which help keep the wheels of Brit...[more]

FTA says motorways investments will ease congestion hot spots


Plans to spend more than £1.5bn on motorway improvements will make journeys easier at traffic hot spots across the Midlands, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA). Highways England has announced investment in much-needed works on the M5, M6 and M1 that will see an extra 292 miles of carriageway in the form of smart motorways. This is wher...[more]

Technical report of the BEUMER Group: Sharing your accountability


With its Residential Service BEUMER ensures a high availability of the installations and systems of logistics service providers in the chemical industry. Within the framework of its wide reaching Customer Support business, BEUMER Group provides Residential Service. It enables logistics service providers to delegate the responsibility of availabi...[more]

Port delays cost freight industry £750,000 a day, says FTA


Port delays on both sides of the Channel are costing the UK logistics industry £750,000 a day according to figures just released by the Freight Transport Association (FTA). Problems in France with migrants, striking ferry workers and protesting farmers mean drivers are spending hours stuck in queues in Operation Stack on the M20 in Kent and on r...[more]

Mercedes-Benz gives Transport Minister a driver's eye view of the road


Transport Minister Andrew Jones gained an “immensely valuable” insight into some of the challenges facing today’s truck drivers, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz. The Minister piloted three very different examples from the manufacturer’s Euro VI range around a test track at the HORIBA MIRA proving ground in Warwickshire. His first experience of driv...[more]

Davies Turner names new senior management

The Davies Turner Group, the UK's leading independent freight forwarder, international freight and logistics company, has made four important senior management appointments within its two main trading subsidiaries. Alan Williams, previously Director at Dartford, has become national Sales and Marketing Director for Davies Turner & Co, responsible...[more]

Don’t neglect palletising when automating lines, by Chris Sumner, Managing Director FANUC UK and Vice President of FEC*


There are many different reasons for adopting robotic palletisation – usually the very last process on a packing line. It may be that you want to increase the speed of your operation, or improve the quality of the finished product. Other drivers might include overhead reduction or manual handling considerations, while in some cases staff turn aroun...[more]

Jim Blaber Joins Buffaload Logistics to oversee new operation in Scotland


Buffaload Logistics, the leading UK double-deck operator and trailer rental supplier in the temperature controlled transport industry has appointed Jim Blaber as Development and Operations Manager Scotland, with responsibility for the company’s new distribution hub in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland. Jim not only brings a wealth of transport ...[more]

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