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  • A-<>Practical<>-solution-to-e-commerce-fulfilment

    A 'Practical' solution to e-commerce fulfilment

    Spatial Global Limited, the United Kingdom-based international delivery specialist, announces that it has entered into an agreement to provide e-commerce fulfilment and freight services to Practical Publishing International Limited - the leading British publisher of craft magazines and books. Practical's publications are available in most UK multiple retailers, along with newsagents and craft ... [more]

  • Expert-Opinion-Arbitration-services-from-Axion-Consulting

    Expert Opinion & Arbitration services from Axion Consulting

    Resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting has launched a new range of Expert Opinion and Arbitration advice services providing engineering expert advice on recycling and waste processes in cases of industrial and commercial disputes.

    Issues covered for clients by Axion’s qualified and experienced engineers include litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

    Drawing o... [more]

  • RUD-Sideflex-Sidewall-Protection-at-Hillhead-2014

    RUD Sideflex Sidewall Protection at Hillhead 2014

    Hillhead 2014 saw RUD Chains Ltd displaying its advanced tyre-protection chains and latest innovative Sideflex solution, which is an inventive and robust device that offers a practical solution to the ever-present challenge of sidewall damage to dumptruck tyres. Also on show from the company was a range of complete conveyor systems for bucket elevators, scraper conveyors, drag chain conveyors, scr... [more]

  • Dürkopp-Fördertechnik-sorts-it-for-SeD-Logistique

    Dürkopp Fördertechnik sorts it for SeD Logistique

    SeD Logistique, based in Paris, is a leading distributor of clothing, furniture and electronic appliances across France – both to the main retailers and also direct to the consumer. Some 95% of goods are handled using Dürkopp Fördertechnik’s sorter bag system which helps ensure that SeD’s promise of dispatching orders within 48 hours is met in full.

    The numbers associated with SeD’s oper... [more]

  • Chilled-mirror-hygrometers-ensure-safety-of-lithium-ion-batteries-in-China

    Chilled mirror hygrometers ensure safety of lithium-ion batteries in China

    Major manufacturers of Lithium-Ion batteries in China have chosen the S4000RS and S8000 Integrale precision chilled mirror hygrometers to monitor environmental conditions in their production facilities.

    Solvents used in the liquid electrolytes of the Lithium-ion cells are very sensitive to water vapour, and will react to create hydrofluoric acid (HF). When sealed inside the cell, this st... [more]

  • Loadhog-launches-versatile-attached-lid-container-to-benefit-supply-chain-professionals

    Loadhog launches versatile attached lid container to benefit supply chain professionals

    The Loadhog Attached Lid Container - the latest member of the ever-growing returnable transit packaging family produced by the UK-based multi award winning company - is designed to set it apart from the competition by offering significant benefits to experienced supply chain and logistics professionals.

    Effective as a standalone product, the 56 litre all-new Attached Lid Container is a r... [more]

  • Legrand<>s-new-P17-Tempra-Pro-range-set-to-generate-a-surge-of-interest

    Legrand's new P17 Tempra Pro range set to generate a surge of interest

    Legrand has launched a new range of P17 Tempra Pro industrial plugs and sockets with new features that include a patented quick open/close mechanism and a dual angle mounting position for surface mounting sockets.

    The new range includes 16amp and 32amp straight plugs, mobile sockets, panel mounting sockets and surface mounting sockets which are available in both IP44 and IP66/67 rated ver... [more]

  • IPP-Logipal-heralds-the-launch-of-Pooling-Partners---New-<>PP<>-logo-unveiled

    IPP Logipal heralds the launch of Pooling Partners - New 'PP' logo unveiled

    IPP Logipal, one of the leading pallet and box rental providers to fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) supply chains and to industrial sectors across Europe and the UK & Ireland's second largest pallet pooler, heralds the launch of the Pooling Partners brand by parent Faber Halbertsma Group.

    All parts of the group, including IPP Logipal, will operate under the single global new brand Poo... [more]

  • Bradshaw,-assisting-with-waste-and-recycling-at-Terminal-2

    Bradshaw, assisting with waste and recycling at Terminal 2

    With Heathrow Terminal 2 having just opened, Bradshaw Electric Vehicle has a new vehicle arriving to ensure waste and recycling is not delayed.

    The Pedestrian Controlled PT50 has been supplied to ISS World, one of the world’s leading Facility Services companies. ISS World specialise in providing the full range of facility services to public agencies and private sector companies across a ... [more]

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BITA announces leap in forklift truck sales


The second quarter of 2014 has seen an 18% quarter-on-quarter rise in forklift trucks sales, with 7,851 sales recorded in Q2 2014 compared to 6,615 for the same quarter of 2013 – a total increase in sales of 1,236 trucks. There has been a 6% rise in sales in Q2 2014 alone compared to Q1 of this year. The total orders placed for the first half of...[more]

25,000th refurbished forklift truck delivered


Bristol-based Paul Davis Freight Services Ltd has taken delivery of the 25,000th ‘second-life’ forklift truck to be refurbished at Jungheinrich’s dedicated lift truck used equipment rebuild facility in Dresden, Germany. The company has received three EFG 320 trucks and a further three trucks are on order. The order was placed at a special ce...[more]

European Handling Equipment launches Warrior Easyroller


European Handling Equipment has introduced its state-of-the-art Warrior EasyRoller. An innovative pallet truck, the EasyRoller has a lifting capacity of 2500kg and is designed to assist the operator by utilising leverage from the handle and transferring the power to the main steer wheels, making it exceptionally easy to manoeuvre. The Warrior Ea...[more]

Supply chain & logistics vacancies climb 45% amid competition for top talent


Jobs in supply chain & logistics are increasing sharply in number, according to new research from one of the UK’s leading professional specialist recruiters. Q2 data from the Robert Walters UK Jobs Index, which charts vacancy numbers posted to online platforms, shows year-on-year openings for supply chain & logistics professionals rising by 45%....[more]

BT Reflex, the driver’s choice at Border Biscuits


Toyota Material Handling UK supplies Border Biscuits with a BT Reflex reach truck with tilting cab, increasing productivity and reducing driver fatigue. Border Biscuits recently invested in a purpose built warehouse to increase their storage capacity. This required additional handling equipment that could operate up to 9.5 metres. Border Biscuit...[more]

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 ...[more]

SDI Group wins multi-million upgrade for George at Asda


SDI Group, the global integrator of automated materials handling systems, has won a multi-million contract with George at Asda to expand capacity at the clothing brand’s Brackmills regional distribution centre (RDC) in Northampton. As part of an on-going series of projects for George at Asda, SDI Group will maximise the cube of the RDC by instal...[more]

JCB secures £35 million order for more than 1,000 machines


JCB has secured an order for more than 1,000 machines from one of the UK’s leading plant hire companies in a deal worth £35 million. A-Plant has bought a huge fleet mainly consisting of mini and midi excavators and JCB Loadalls, as well as rough terrain forklifts, Teletruks and 3CX backhoe loaders. And for the first time, A-Plant has also ordere...[more]

Roadways launch pioneering ‘Rory’ Road Safety Campaign


With an average of ten children or young people being seriously injured or killed every day in the UK through road accidents, Roadways Container Logistics has launched its pioneering ‘Rory’ Road Safety campaign, to help raise awareness of road safety around large goods vehicles. ‘Rory’, Roadways’ bespoke 44 tonne container vehicle visits schools...[more]

‘Yes’ vote will lead to massive changes in the control and collection of so-called ‘sin taxes' says UKWA


A ‘yes’ vote in the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum could have significant ramifications for the logistics industry and the wider business community, says UKWA’s excise goods specialist, Alan Powell. A Scottish ‘Yes’ vote in the forthcoming independence referendum will force businesses and tax collectors to re-think their control me...[more]

BT, Aebi, EDF, the EA and BAT top speaker line up for Insight 2014 Enterprise Mobility Conference


Insight 2014, the fifth annual mobile enterprise conference and charity event organised by Peak-Ryzex will take place 24 and 25 September. To reflect how mobile technology is transforming the way organisations operate and do business, this year’s conference theme is “Enterprise Mobility: The Unstoppable Wave”. The event aims to help delegates keep ...[more]

Siemens invests a further £1 Million in UK Mechanical Drives


Siemens is investing an additional £1 million in its Mechanical Drives factory at Leeds, to expand its capabilities in servicing rail components and in assembling a new range of geared motors. The investment is an increase in Siemens’ commitment to UK manufacturing and servicing and comes not long after Siemens announced the new factory planned ...[more]

LabelLock achieves ISO 17712 certification


LabelLock, the world renowned brand of security labels, has achieved the ultimate security certification that is ISO 17712:2013. As a result of recent upgrades to in-house security systems, and further investment in chemistry and design, the decision to move towards certification of the new security seals standard was an easy one, said Adrian St...[more]

UPN begins work in extending its central hub facility at Fradley Park


Over the last year UPN has experienced an incredible 30% increase in pallet consignments coming through the network. In order to facilitate this growth UPN has recently begun work in extending its central hub facility at Fradley Park, Lichfield from 120,000 square feet to 170,000 square feet. Andrew Lowe, UPN Director commented “The investment ...[more]

Branding opportunities for fresh produce at the 'CORR' of new printing technology


Corrugated packaging manufacturers can help fresh produce suppliers respond quickly to changing market trends and boost brand visibility by capitalising on the innovative new digital printing technology on the market. There is no doubt that growers are looking to add pizazz to the presentation of their products. Many commercially grown fruits an...[more]

Skyjack telescopic boom used to repair historic windmill


Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNR) Skyjack division helped to repair a 19th century windmill using an SJ 66T telescopic boom lift at the Avoncroft Museum in Worcestershire, UK. The Skyjack spent a week on site, working on uneven terrain and carefully maneuvering around historic buildings, to repair the 200-year-old, fully operational windmill. Supp...[more]

Potter Logistics to accept 775m freight trains


An opening ceremony took place on July 24 to mark the conclusion of the opening of the extension to the rail head project at Potter Logistics Selby rail terminal. Potter Logistics has extended its head shunt from 468m to 775m allowing its Selby rail terminal to accommodate the longest trains that are now transporting freight from UK ports. Du...[more]

Bluapple picks up Schmitz Cargobull curtainsider


Scottish logistics provider Bluapple has picked up a brand new Schmitz Cargobull aluminium fixed-roof curtainsider, after a successful factory tour in Germany by the firm’s director in March 2014. The trailer, which has been supplied in Bluapple’s striking colourful livery, will be used for a variety of general logistics operations across the UK...[more]

Versatile RFID transponders for optimal performance


The new Ha-VIS RFID VT 86 (HT) from HARTING is an RFID transponder that combines robustness, a high protection class and resistance to the effects of high temperatures and chemicals and to achieve optimal performance in difficult environments. Originally developed to meet the requirements of the aviation industry, the new transponder meets the ...[more]

Forklift attachment specialist drumming up support for chemical supplier


A leading forklift attachment specialist has provided a safe and convenient solution to a chemical supplier’s waste disposal issue. Mid Wales-based Contact Attachments has provided Reagent Chemical Services Ltd in Cheshire with a drum rotator, a forklift attachment which ensures the controlled lifting and pouring of the contents of drums with a ...[more]

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