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  • New-Sales-Director-for-Gebhardt-ECS

    New Sales Director for Gebhardt-ECS

    Gebhardt-ECS has appointed Stephen Baker, one of the UK’s most experienced specialists in the automated materials handling industry, as sales director.

    The appointment follows the merger of Nottingham-based European Conveyor Systems with Gebhardt Fördertechnik, a leading German designer and manufacturer of intralogistics equipment and systems. A key responsibility for Mr Baker is the pro... [more]

  • Heavy-duty-lifting-85-200-Tonnes

    Heavy duty lifting 85-200 Tonnes

    RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering more than 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points for bolting and welding RUD have a wide product range to suit a variety of project requirements.

    RUD’s wide range of lifting applications are used across a variety of wo... [more]

  • NOV-Mono-Sludge-Cake-Pumps-are-real-Record-Breakers

    NOV Mono Sludge Cake Pumps are real Record Breakers

    NOV Mono has designed and manufactured its largest W Range progressing cavity pumps ever built. The four pumps have been ordered for two major wastewater treatment plant upgrade projects, and at 11-metres long they will have double the size and double the capacity of pumps normally used for this type of sludge cake application.

    The pumps will be used in a duty/standby configuration on a C... [more]

  • Improve-performance-and-safety-with-loading-bay-accessories

    Improve performance and safety with loading bay accessories

    Thorworld Industries is advocating a simple solution to warehouse operators who are struggling with downtime, poor performance or health & safety issues – to conduct an audit of their loading/unloading infrastructure to determine cost-effective fixes.

    The company is a leading supplier of loading bay equipment, and its extensive experience has led the company to believe that many problems ... [more]

  • Konecranes-UK-appoints-first-female-Field-Service-Technician

    Konecranes UK appoints first female Field Service Technician

    Konecranes UK has written a new chapter in its history books having appointed its first female Field Service Technician in Natasha Cairns. Joining the ranks of the company’s 280-strong and growing nationwide team, Natasha is situated at Konecranes’ North East Service District in Gateshead.

    Having already successfully completed Konecranes’ Techmasters 1 induction course at the company’s UK... [more]

  • Historic-Leeds-logistics-company-reports-growth-as-local-businesses-profit-from-regional-hub-operati

    Historic Leeds logistics company reports growth as local businesses profit from regional hub operation

    Walkers Transport, the Leeds based specialist distributor of palletised goods has announced healthy growth following one of its busiest Christmas trading periods. The business whose Leeds depot has operated as the Northern hub of the Palletways network since late 2012 has grown its turnover to £17 million; an 8% increase year on year.
    The Leeds depot processes over 3,500 pallets each night pr... [more]

  • PPS-offer-effective-repairs-of-plastic-RTE---including-Dolav-and-Pallet-Boxes

    PPS offer effective repairs of plastic RTE - including Dolav and Pallet Boxes

    Leading supplier of Returnable Transit Equipment (RTE), PPS Midlands Ltd have established a fully equipped workshop to offer plastic and metal welding services in order to repair damaged pallets, crates, trays, Dolav containers and metal cages.

    Hundreds of plastic RTE products and in particular crates and pallet boxes which are used for storage and distribution of fresh produce, retail it... [more]

  • KNAPP-delivers-ergonomic-pallet-picking-solution-for-SPAR

    KNAPP delivers ergonomic pallet picking solution for SPAR

    In response to new challenges in the grocery sector, SPAR Austria has taken delivery of a unique pallet picking system, developed by KNAPP, at its headquarters in Maria Saal.

    The semi-automatic Pick-it-Easy Move system, which is used for order picking of the entire range of fast-moving goods, began operation in September and is enabling the handling of goods – even heavy articles – with a... [more]

  • End-track-out-and-dust-problems-with-MobyDick

    End track-out and dust problems with MobyDick

    Dirty public roads and dust-contaminated air are tolerated less and less by legislators and the public. For more than 25 years, the wheel washing systems by the global market leader, the Swiss company FRUTIGER, have been at work in over 3,500 operations worldwide under the brand name MobyDick Wheel Washing Systems. Together with the recently introduced MobyDick Dust Control Cannons, MobyDick can o... [more]

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Little Pot Transport ‘Think Big’ for customer service

Little-Pot-Transport-‘Think-Big’-for-customer-service

Little Pot Transport is a well established provider of forklift and crane mounted vehicles comprising a mixed fleet of rigid and articulated trailers. Based in a central part of the UK, their Oldbury premises in the West Midlands are perfectly suited for easy access to the national motorway network. The recent acquisition of a Manitou TMM25 - 4...[more]

Mosca Launch NEW EVOLUTION SoniXs TRC-6 machine for the corrugated industry

Mosca-Launch-NEW-EVOLUTION-SoniXs-TRC-6-machine-for-the-corrugated-industry

The launch of the fully automated EVOLUTION SoniXs TRC-6 strapping machine marks another step by Mosca GmbH towards increasing standardisation across the machine ranges. Specially developed to meet the needs of the corrugated cardboard industry, the new machine straps large-format products for secure transportation. The Standard-6 strap path system...[more]

How a £10 wager started a business relationship that spans the globe

How-a-£10-wager-started-a-business-relationship-that-spans-the-globe

Before A-SAFE, barriers came almost entirely from the ‘rigid lump’ school of engineering. Facility procurement managers with a pressing need to guide traffic, or protect equipment, or segregate pedestrians from workplace vehicles would more than likely take a trip to their local metal fabricators and ask them to ‘come up with something’ to address ...[more]

TCL Packaging invests in new Laminastar 4 solvent-free laminator

TCL-Packaging-invests-in-new-Laminastar-4-solvent-free-laminator

TCL Packaging has installed and commissioned a new Laminastar 4 solvent-free laminator from French manufacturer DCM USIMECA at its new premises in Telford. This is to increase supply of the company’s packaging films. The latter part of 2014 saw unprecedented demand levels for printed and laminated packaging films across the industry. The usual...[more]

High-profile tiling firm sticks with FUSO Canter

High-profile-tiling-firm-sticks-with-FUSO-Canter

When your business entails distributing heavy ceramic and porcelain tiles, payload is always going to be the single most important attribute in any new truck. This explains why, having stood down its previous fleet of 7.5-tonne FUSO Canters, Northamptonshire-based Walls and Floors replaced them with eight new, Euro VI-engined examples of the sam...[more]

DPD announces new bespoke UK parcel shop network

DPD-announces-new-bespoke-UK-parcel-shop-network

The UK's favourite parcel delivery company DPD has announced plans to open its own parcel shop network in June. The new venture, to be called DPD PickUp, will create 22 new jobs initially. The plans were announced at the official opening of the head office of the new division in Stoke. The building was unveiled by DPD CEO Dwain McDonald and Stok...[more]

New Technology Centre brings superior testing to Spiroflow

New-Technology-Centre-brings-superior-testing-to-Spiroflow

UK based Spiroflow Ltd, leading manufacturer of conveying and weighing systems for companies across the world, has celebrated the latest exciting stage of its expansion strategy with a launch event to mark the opening of its new state of the art Technology Centre. The Centre, which was officially opened by Cllr Michael Ranson, Mayor of Ribble Va...[more]

PHS Teacrate's barcode scanning system delivers efficient crate control

PHS-Teacrate<>s-barcode-scanning-system-delivers-efficient-crate-control

Facilities managers and removal companies will no longer struggle with locating crates across multiple locations following the introduction of barcode scanning technology by crate rental provider, PHS Teacrate. PHS Teacrate, which forms part of the PHS Group, handles around 25 million crates every year in a variety of dimensions. The new technol...[more]

TNT UK transforms business with Peak-Ryzex

TNT-UK-transforms-business-with-Peak-Ryzex

Peak-Ryzex has launched a new video featuring Simon Harper, Director of Operations at TNT UK. In the interview he discusses the importance of mobile technology in achieving TNT’s long-term transformation and strategy plans and how partnering with Peak-Ryzex has helped with a record time deployment of rugged mobile computers, and how proactively ana...[more]

Historic Leeds logistics company reports growth as local businesses profit from regional hub operation

Historic-Leeds-logistics-company-reports-growth-as-local-businesses-profit-from-regional-hub-operati

Walkers Transport, the Leeds based specialist distributor of palletised goods has announced healthy growth following one of its busiest Christmas trading periods. The business whose Leeds depot has operated as the Northern hub of the Palletways network since late 2012 has grown its turnover to £17 million; an 8% increase year on year. The Leeds d...[more]

PPS offer effective repairs of plastic RTE - including Dolav and Pallet Boxes

PPS-offer-effective-repairs-of-plastic-RTE---including-Dolav-and-Pallet-Boxes

Leading supplier of Returnable Transit Equipment (RTE), PPS Midlands Ltd have established a fully equipped workshop to offer plastic and metal welding services in order to repair damaged pallets, crates, trays, Dolav containers and metal cages. Hundreds of plastic RTE products and in particular crates and pallet boxes which are used for storage ...[more]

Is it really so hard to see why drivers are difficult to find? By Mike Farrall

Is-it-really-so-hard-to-see-why-drivers-are-difficult-to-find-By-Mike-Farrall

The driver shortage is critical, it’s not getting any better, and it is not so difficult to see why. It’s not about the money. Good rates are being offered across the industry, but I believe the problem is more closely related to the way drivers are regarded and treated. Do we, collectively, as consumers and as commercial organisations dependent on...[more]

TGW furnishes Pfister with efficient materials handling solution

TGW-furnishes-Pfister-with-efficient-materials-handling-solution

Automated warehouse solution provider TGW is implementing an efficient materials handling operation for Switzerland’s largest furniture retailer, Pfister. Founded in 1882 Möbel Pfister AG has evolved into Switzerland’s largest furniture and interior design specialist. It currently has around 1,500 employees, 20 stores and an online portal for mo...[more]

Lessons in logistics and supply chain

Lessons-in-logistics-and-supply-chain

Andy Kaye asks: why are so many young career seekers unaware of the incredible opportunities open to them in logistics and supply chain? Part of the reason behind establishing NOVUS and its two innovative 4-year Supply Chain Management degree courses, which will guarantee a job for successful candidates, is to inspire and attract young people i...[more]

Christmas delivery volumes: the ‘tsunami effect’

Christmas-delivery-volumes-the-‘tsunami-effect’

Figures from the latest IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index reveal that parcel volumes performed as expected both for 2014 as a whole and over Christmas – despite a ‘tsunami effect’ on demand caused by exceptional sales activity over the Black Friday weekend. Parcel volumes ended 2014 at 16% cumulative year-on-year growth, with December up 28% on No...[more]

Brazil Post selects NPI for parcel equipment upgrades

NPI, a leading mail and parcel sorting technology company, has announced it was selected by Brazil Post (Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos) for a system upgrade to nine tilt-tray parcel sorters. The contract, which is valued at $36 million USD, is the third in a series of contracts worth a total of approximately $100 million USD and marks...[more]

HGV Fixed Penalty Notices shows success of targeted approach

HGV-Fixed-Penalty-Notices-shows-success-of-targeted-approach

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has today reiterated its support for London’s Industrial HGV Taskforce (IHTF) as Transport for London (TfL) announced the project has now resulted in the issuing of over 1,000 Fixed Penalty Notices to HGVs in London over the last 15 months. FTA’s Head of Urban Logistics Policy Christopher Snelling said: “...[more]

Pirelli and MWSD team up to offer complete wheel and tyre fitted units

Pirelli-and-MWSD-team-up-to-offer-complete-wheel-and-tyre-fitted-units

Pirelli's UK Truck division has highlighted Motor Wheel Service Distribution's (MWSD) wheel safety campaign as a key reason to entering a preferred supplier agreement for supply of complete tyre and wheel fitted units. Under the terms of the agreement all sales will consider the wheel and tyre as one item, ensuring the optimum technical fitting ...[more]

Midland Pallet Trucks: Use ‘Big Data’ to analyse pallet truck fleet inefficiencies

Midland-Pallet-Trucks-Use-‘Big-Data’-to-analyse-pallet-truck-fleet-inefficiencies

‘Big data’ is set to be one of the business trends that define 2015 – and one of the UK’s leading pallet truck providers is urging clients and customers to leverage big data and analyse their pallet truck fleets. Midland Pallet Trucks is renowned as one of the UK’s leading providers of manual handling equipment, and the advice from the experts is t...[more]

Essensium launches SafeTrack, the world’s most advanced collision warning solution for the logistics market

With SafeTrack, Essensium delivers the world’s most advanced collision warning solution that will help prevent and eliminate much of the countless accidents that occur in logistics warehouses. SafeTrack is based on the accurate 2D position information that is provided by Essensium’s patented EPS (Essensium Positioning Solution) technology. SafeT...[more]


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