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  • NOV-highlights-expanded-Mono™-technologies-in-wastewater-at-Shanghai-exhibition

    NOV highlights expanded Mono™ technologies in wastewater at Shanghai exhibition

    Visitors to this year’s IE expo 2015, from May 6-8 in Shanghai, will have the opportunity to see innovative MonoTM products and services provided by NOV, which have reinforced our leading position in the wastewater treatment sector. NOV will be exhibiting in the event’s Environmental Hall at Booth #2620. We will be showcasing the recent expansion of our Mono product offerings for sludge dewaterin... [more]

  • Hunt’s-Foodservice-investment-in-Thorworld-loading-solution-reduces-deliveries-and-pays-for-itself

    Hunt’s Foodservice investment in Thorworld loading solution reduces deliveries and pays for itself

    Major ice-cream and frozen food wholesaler Hunt’s Foodservice has been reaping the rewards of its recently installed Thorworld loading bay: a solution which, when combined with a double-deck trailer, has proved pivotal in reducing delivery trips, fuel consumption and working man hours.

    The company’s Cornish hub, situated in Redruth, has long been supplying retailers across Cornwall with a... [more]

  • Gold-for-KNAPP-at-the-IntraLogistics-Awards

    Gold for KNAPP at the IntraLogistics Awards

    KNAPP UK has scooped yet another award for the solution it supplied to John Lewis. The company won the Gold Award in the Warehouse Automation category at the inaugural IntraLogistics Awards.

    The winners were revealed at an awards ceremony held at the IntraLogisteX show in Coventry on Wednesday 25th March. The team of judges – comprising senior engineering and facilities managers at leadin... [more]

  • Curtiss-Wright-introduces-new-36V-AC-Traction-Controller-and-extends-C3-range-of-AC-Motor-Controller

    Curtiss-Wright introduces new 36V AC Traction Controller and extends C3 range of AC Motor Controllers

    Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s (NYSE: CW) Industrial division has announced the addition of a new 36V version of the C3 motor controller to its established and cost-effective range of PG Drives Technology branded AC motor controllers.

    The new C3-36V, which will carry the PG Drives Technology name – a long-standing, specialist brand in the supply of electronic controls for floor-care machine... [more]

  • LondonWaste-commissions-Konecranes-to-undertake-Crane-Reliability-Study-at-EcoPark-Energy-Centre

    LondonWaste commissions Konecranes to undertake Crane Reliability Study at EcoPark Energy Centre

    LondonWaste has drafted in the expertise of world leading lifting equipment manufacturer, Konecranes, to assess and evaluate the current condition and operational capability of its double gantry cranes deployed within the Energy Centre located at its flagship forty-acre site in Edmonton.

    Using one of Konecranes’ latest service processes, a Crane Reliability Study (CRS), LondonWaste is see... [more]

  • Fortress-Interlocks-and-Troax-Mesh-Doors-up-to-the-Impact-Challenge!

    Fortress Interlocks and Troax Mesh Doors up to the Impact Challenge!

    A dramatic impact test on the Fortress Interlocks amGardpro interlock fitted to a Troax St30 mesh door has been captured on video.

    In the test... [more]

  • It<>s-a-Gold-Silver-for-ROS-UK

    It's a Gold & Silver for ROS UK

    Winners at the IntraLogisteX Exhibition in Coventry were presented with their awards recently. ROS UK picked up Gold and Silver in the Storage and Warehouse Infrastructure & Services categories.

    With a team of judges made up of senior industry specialists, the Awards are uniquely valuable accolades. The judges for the IntraLogistics Awards are senior engineering and facilities managers at... [more]

  • RUD-ICE-CHAINS-unaffected-by-Hydrogen-Embrittlement

    RUD ICE CHAINS unaffected by Hydrogen Embrittlement

    Innovation and product development is important at RUD, being the first manufacturer to be approved for Grade 120 chain you can be sure of the quality and design of our products and the advantages the innovative ICE chain has to offer.

    RUD ICE chain offers various benefits to the user. Firstly the chain is not affected by hydrogen embrittlement; a lot of chain can become brittle and fract... [more]

  • Multimodal-2015-Public-launch-of-Red-Ledge-Fast-Build-Manufacturing-and-Logistics-System

    Multimodal 2015: Public launch of Red Ledge Fast-Build Manufacturing and Logistics System

    Software application and engineering company Red Ledge has chosen Multimodal 2015 (NEC, 28-30 April) for the public launch of ‘Red Ledge Manufacturer’, a fast-build manufacturing and logistics system for multimodal and other supply chains that uses RFID and barcode data capture to track and trace goods end-to-end, from raw materials through manufacture into storage and distribution. Red Ledge will... [more]

  • TBA-Protects-against-Static-Shocks

    TBA Protects against Static Shocks

    Manufacturing has always been at the heart of TBA Protective Solutions. Originally a textile manufacturing company, trading began from Clod Mill, Rochdale in the 1800s.

    Of course things have moved on since then. TBA Protective Solutions moved from the old site in 2012 and are now situated in a modern facility on the Transpennine Trading Estate, next to Junction 20 of the M62 motorway, b... [more]

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Improve warehouse safety with new guide from Harland Simon


Harland Simon has released a new guide that outlines some of the key causes of warehouse accidents and explains how to prevent them occurring. This free guide is a valuable tool for managers who want to improve safety and productivity still further in busy warehouse and logistics operations. There are an estimated 100,000 reported injuries in th...[more]

Spiroflow's conveying equipment ensures instant (coffee) benifits


Maintaining the quality and consistency of ingredients while in transit through a factory environment is vital to ensure that the end product is in mint condition for packaging and distribution, which is why a leading hot beverages supplier turned to a conveying system from Spiroflow. The company, which packs instant, roast and ground coffee for...[more]

It's a Gold & Silver for ROS UK


Winners at the IntraLogisteX Exhibition in Coventry were presented with their awards recently. ROS UK picked up Gold and Silver in the Storage and Warehouse Infrastructure & Services categories. With a team of judges made up of senior industry specialists, the Awards are uniquely valuable accolades. The judges for the IntraLogistics Awards are s...[more]

Jungheinrich Event Hire ‘flies high’ with 2015 Royal International Air Tattoo


Jungheinrich Event Hire has been selected by The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises to supply rough terrain forklift and telehandler equipment for the 2015 Royal International Air Tattoo taking place at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, 17 - 19 July. The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s greatest airshow, featuring 7.5 hours o...[more]

Hiab presents MULTILIFT Futura - a new-generation skiploader with over 100 smart innovations

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is set to launch a new generation skiploader, MULTILIFT Futura. The new skiploader with over 100 smart innovations is designed to lift the customer's business to new levels of productivity, safety and flexibility. Jussi Katajainen, Product Manager, MULTILIFT Demountables, comments: "We offer our customers smart and safe s...[more]

Skyjack celebrates 30th anniversary with 30 FOR 30 PARTNERS campaign


Linamar Corporation’s (TSX-LNR) Skyjack Division used Intermat, the triennial exhibition for the construction and material industries, held in Paris, France, to kick off celebrations surrounding Skyjack’s 30th business anniversary. As part of the celebrations, Skyjack is launching the 30 FOR 30 PARTNERS campaign — the company is searching for 30...[more]

New pallet stacker generation from Linde Material Handling


Industrial truck manufacturer Linde Material handling is launching a new generation of pallet stackers, L14 to L20 in the capacity range of 1.4 and 2.0 tonnes. Designed either as a pedestrian truck or with a folding stand-on platform the trucks will offer lift heights in excess of 5.30 meters. The new pallet stackers come as standard with a load we...[more]

TraffiGlove set to exhibit at Safety & Health Expo at ExCe


Safety glove specialist TraffiGlove is set to exhibit at Safety & Health Expo at ExCel this June, showcasing its two new gloves that will expand the full range even further. Based on stand P2100, TraffiGlove is exhibiting its complete range of colour-coded safety gloves and will also be displaying the latest additions to the range – the TG310 Ac...[more]

Free safety programme will benefit any company that operates one fork lift truck or an entire fleet


In what is described as its most ambitious initiative to date, the Fork Lift Truck Association is spearheading a nationwide drive to improve safety at every site that uses fork lift trucks: be it single truck or a fleet comprising many hundreds. The Safer Site Programme is a free, online, step-by-step safety programme that anyone can implement. ...[more]

Plantworx 2015: Your chance to trial the latest Terex construction equipment


Leading equipment solutions provider, Terex Construction, is giving operators the chance to experience its latest range of machinery at this year’s Plantworx exhibition taking place at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, Leicestershire, UK. On stand 7D6, site professionals with correct PPE* and operating licences will be able to trial models from the Cove...[more]

Freight must not be forgotten in new parliament says British International Freight Association (BIFA)


With uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the forthcoming UK General Election, the voice of the country's freight forwarders is urging the eventual occupant of Number 10 not to overlook the vital role of international trade facilitation to the UK economy. British International Freight Association (BIFA) Director General, Robert Keen says: "Wha...[more]

New waste baler is money-saving asset for Yorkshire engineering specialist


Bluebird Engineering Solutions has taken delivery of an RWM500 waste baler at its North Yorkshire headquarters. The company – a producer of large component parts for the bus and coach manufacturing industry – has invested in this mill sized machine from Riverside Waste Machinery, on a three year rental agreement. Ideal for the bulky cardboard...[more]

New CEO at Logitrans


Erling Pedersen, who has been working at Logitrans through the last 46 years and through most of them as President, will as per 1 May 2015 hand over this function to his daughter, Gitte Kirkegaard Berg, Sales Director at Logitrans. The third generation will thereby be head of the management. The company is family owned and founded by the parents of...[more]

Skyjack unveils new telespopic boom and kicks off 30th anniversary charitable campaign at INTERMAT


Linamar Corporation’s (TSX-LNR) Skyjack Division unveiled the SJ86 T telescopic boom, as well as a charitable campaign to mark the company’s 30th business anniversary, at Intermat, the triennial exhibition for the construction and material industries, held in Paris, France. “When our customers expressed the need for a boom with higher reach and ...[more]

FTA conference to provide essential advice on Energy Audits


The Freight Transport Association’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference will provide advice on meeting the new legal requirements of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (Energy Audits) ahead of the deadline of 5 December 2015, including information on FTA's own ESOS Transport Audit. The conference, which takes place on 13 May at the Nationa...[more]

Access returns to Multimodal 2015 with WMS and topVOX

Access is set to continue their UK exhibition tour this spring with Multimodal 2015 at the NEC Birmingham, 28-30 April. Access will be highlighting the benefits of having the right integrated warehouse management system (WMS) for freight transport and logistics organisations. Access partner topVOX, voice solutions specialists, will also be exhib...[more]

Tyre hours boost with the Magna MR800 from Vacu-Lug


H+H Celcon, the UK’s largest manufacturer of Aircrete blocks, reports significant savings and improved performance for its forklift fleet, since switching to Magna all-steel radial tyres. Supplied by Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, the Magna MR800s are fitted to Linde H150 & H160 block-carrying clamp trucks and, says the company, compared to previously...[more]

Yodel delivers a quarter of a million books for World Book Night


Over 250,000 books have been delivered to every corner of the UK and Ireland by parcel carrier Yodel, to help ignite the nation’s love for reading as part of World Book Night. Yodel was chosen as the official delivery partner of World Book Night for the third consecutive year by national charity, The Reading Agency, which runs the annual celebra...[more]

Swisslog acquires technologies and employees from Grenzebach Automation GmbH in the areas of AGVs and logistics robots


Swisslog has acquired a carefully selected portfolio of technologies and employees from Grenzebach Automation GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany to strengthen its expertise in the areas of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and logistics robots. This acquisition dovetails with Swisslog’s strategy of expanding it’s positioning in the e-commerce and omni-chann...[more]

NOVUS students get to work


NOVUS companies and University of Huddersfield staff have been busy matching second year students with opportunities for their sandwich placements starting this summer. Uniquely, students on the NOVUS scheme are guaranteed a salaried third year placement with a NOVUS company – it is just a case of who goes where. They typically spend a full yea...[more]

UK carrier uses Teradata appliances to achieve major efficiency gains in parcel distribution

Yodel, the UK parcel carrier, has significantly simplified and improved its reporting processes around parcels arriving at its service centres. The change is part of a wide-ranging overhaul of its data management strategy achieved with Teradata Corporation(NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company. The independent UK ...[more]

Kubota appoint new Key Account Manager


Kubota UK, the market leading manufacturers of high performance mini-excavators, tractors and groundcare solutions, has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of a new key account manager. Leana Horton joins Kubota from construction plant hire specialist Hewden, where she looked after national accounts including civil engineering contr...[more]

Impact Air Systems, waste extraction and separation systems provider, makes connections in the Gulf region


After being recognised as the global leaders for air based waste extraction and separation systems for the scrap handling and recycling world, they were contacted by trading company, Ali Alhashemi Trading Co. LLC who have been serving the graphic arts industry in the Middle Eastern Gulf and Saudi Arabia for the last 60 years, to look at some specif...[more]

Stena Line is expanding services on Karlskrona-Gdynia

There has been a very strong development in freight on the Karlskrona-Gdynia route in recent years. Now, the operations are being further strengthened with more departures, which means increased capacity on the route to meet the strong demand. 2014 was yet another strong year, in which the freight volume increased by full 14 percent, compared to...[more]

GSF joins forces with BIMCO launching world first Standard Container Contract

Global Shippers Forum has joined forces with the Baltic International Maritime Council Organisation to launch the BIMCO/GSF SERVICECON container shipping contract. Launched at the 2015 Containerisation International Conference in Hamburg the BIMCO/GSF Standard Container Contract is the world’s first standardised contract terms and conditions for...[more]

Axiom's sorter increases throughput capacity eightfold at Superdrug DC


Superdrug's Northern Distribution Centre at Pontefract is home to the company's growing e-commerce operation. Due to the volume of sales and predicted expansion an automated sorting solution has been installed as part of an integrated solution from independent integrator Logistex. Designed and manufactured by Axiom GB, a ten destination series P...[more]

FTA appoints Visolaris as preferred renewable energy partner


Visolaris is pleased to announce it has been appointed as a preferred renewable energy partner working with the Freight Transport Association (FTA). Ahead of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) deadline for compliance of 5 December 2015, Visolaris will be working with the FTA and their member companies to support compliance with ESOS vi...[more]

Great Bear secures new 479,285 sq ft at Markham Vale


UK leading third party logistics business, Great Bear Distribution, has agreed terms with Henry Boot Developments Limited to pre-let a 479,285 sq. ft. distribution building at Markham Vale Business Park in Chesterfield. The deal is the biggest yet for the regionally significant 200 acre business park which is being undertaken by Henry Boot Devel...[more]

Goodyear enters its 11th year supporting the FIA European Truck Racing Championship


Goodyear is continuing its support of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship: the company will be the single tyre supplier to the 10-round 2015 series. When the flag drops in April 2015 at the Valencia circuit in Spain, it will mark the 11th year that Goodyear is the truck race tyres supplier of the thrilling race series. Goodyear truck rac...[more]

AV Plant dedicated to digging


South Wales-based plant hire specialists, AV Plant Ltd, has this month taken delivery of three Kubota U55-4 “L” specification zero tail swing mini-excavators. Having purchased a U55-4 in 2014, his first Kubota mini-excavator in a 20 + machine fleet, owner Andrew Davies - a 20-year veteran in agricultural and construction engineering and plant hi...[more]

SEMA raises standards again on 3rd June


SEMA’s president, Matt Grierson will chair the association’s Standards & Regulations Seminar 2015 on Wednesday 3rd June. Following the launch of SEMA’s industry-first Code of Practice on Rack Protection, the Constructor Group will review design and use requirements for rack protectors, best practice and application of industry standards. Mike...[more]

Peak-Ryzex and rascal systems save money for newspaper retailers


A new Peak-Ryzex video interview with Paul Mapp of rascal systems describes the company’s money saving mobile solution for newspaper and magazine retailers. The electronic system helps retailers manage their magazine and newspaper sales and returns, ensuring they can return unsold items back to the wholesaler within the credit period. Peak-Ryzex...[more]

Corrugated Workshop Indonesia: Mosca GmbH demonstrates its focus on customer requirements and the market


Even in countries with a low wage structure, fully automated production processes can bring economic benefits. A possible optimization methodology was recently introduced by Mosca GmbH: In two one-day workshops in Indonesia, the company introduced the benefits of a fully automated end-of-line logistics chain solution (from bundle to pallet) to deci...[more]

North West Carriers add safety and speed as Krone’s Profi Liners bring flexibility to the European fleet

North West Carriers, the UK and European transport operator, based in Ballyshannon, north-west Ireland, has added six Krone Profi Liner curtainsiders to its fleet on long term lease through TIP Trailer services. The new curtainsiders, says Northwest Carriers, have increased loading flexibility and improved load security all round. Established in...[more]

High performance and big energy savings from new Hi-Max® LED luminaire


A new product to hit the industrial scene from Luxonic is the new Hi-Max® LED luminaire. The die-cast high-bay luminaire is designed for all high level open area applications, including warehouses, factories and sports halls. The Hi-Max® LED is a high-efficiency luminaire available with a range of light output options from 8,000 to 34,000 lumens...[more]

Wreford’s keep control with intelligent in-cab technology from Verilocation


Wreford’s Transport, the Northamptonshire based haulage, distribution and warehousing group, reports significant fuel savings and improved driver performance during the first 12 months use of Driver Dashboard - an in-cab performance monitoring and communication system, designed and supplied by Verilocation Tracking Solutions. With around 150 dri...[more]

Palletline hooks up eight new hauliers


UK palletised distribution specialist, Palletline is thrilled to announce that three members have taken up full shareholder status and five hauliers have joined the network since the start of the year. The expansion gives Palletline greater nationwide capacity and capability than ever before and sees DW Clark & Sons, Castledene Transport and Doc...[more]

ABM Greiffenberger: Energy efficient drives for electric vehicles


For decades, ABM Greiffenberger has been one of the world leading manufacturers of electric drive unit systems for battery powered vehicles. The company, located in the Bavarian town Marktredwitz, offers efficient system solutions from a single source for high performance with low energy use. At the LogiMAT in Stuttgart, ABM presents among other th...[more]

T A Savery wins Queen’s Award for International Trade


A Midlands hydraulics specialist, which exports 80% of its UK-manufactured products, has been recognised for its contribution to the global economy after winning a Queen’s Award for International Trade. T A Savery & Co, which trades as energy absorption specialist Oleo International and hydraulic solutions provider Savery Hydraulics, has won the...[more]

Robinson Brothers puts Safety First with Pyroban explosion protection


Chemical manufacturing company, Robinson Brothers, has selected three new Cat® forklift trucks featuring Pyroban explosion protection to help maximise safety at its plant in West Bromwich, UK. "We manufacture chemicals that go into agricultural, photographic, hair care, veterinary and rubber products, among others," says Bob Stevenson, Head of P...[more]

Whale Tankers launches new dedicated online parts service Whale Parts Direct


Whale Tankers has launched its new dedicated online parts service - Whale Parts Direct - which has been developed and designed to provide an easy to use online parts purchasing facility for its customers. Giving direct access to a stock holding valued at more than £5m, the site offers more than 1,500 products available to order online, including...[more]

Air Cargo handling and logistics innovator honoured by The International Air Cargo Association


James ‘Jim’ Jackson, a driving force behind the standardization of Aircraft Unit Load Devices (ULD) and the supporting aircraft and ground-handling technical requirements, has been welcomed to The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Hall of Fame. Jim is an air-cargo handling and logistics innovator, a lifelong champion of international...[more]

Cronus Logistics and Siniat travelling the sea together

Cronus Logistics - one of the fastest growing door-to-door logistics and shipping companies on the Irish Sea – is celebrating the first year of its contract providing logistics support for one of the UK and Ireland’s leading gypsum plasterboard producers. Siniat is a European leader in plasterboard manufacture and drywall systems with more than ...[more]

E Nixon & Son sees the light with Mercedes-Benz Actros


The first Mercedes-Benz truck in 14 years to wear the colours of Cheshire-based bulk tipping specialist E Nixon & Son is specified to maximise payloads and has been quick to impress. The 6x2 Actros 2445 tractor unit has a narrow, 2.3-metre-wide version of the aerodynamic StreamSpace cab, and a mid-lift axle fitted with small 17.5in wheels in pla...[more]

Top position change at Loadhog after management shuffle


Loadhog, the Sheffield-based multi award-winning, transit packaging innovator, has a new general manager following its existing managing director, Ed Stubbs taking up the same position at its sister company, Gripple Limited. It is Shaun Khan, aged 39, who is now in charge at employee-owned Loadhog after setting up and running a Gripple operation ...[more]

Norbert Dentressangle invests in depot network


Norbert Dentressangle is expanding its Bury St Edmunds distribution centre to incorporate a local platform for its Specialist Services operation, which makes non-standard deliveries of high value, fragile, bulky or time sensitive consignments. By creating the new platform at the Suffolk site, Norbert Dentressangle will provide customers with enh...[more]

TIACA promotes phased approach for advance data regulation to keep shipments moving


The Association has published a new position paper urging regulators to take a sequential approach, and ensure compatibility and operational feasibility on both Customs and Civil Aviation aspects. Pre-loading advance cargo information (PLACI) initiatives undertaken by the US, EU, and Canada since the 2010 “Yemen incident” have proved that using ...[more]

UASC now calling DP World London Gateway Port


United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has started services to London Gateway on the South America 2 service (SAM2). The UASC offering is part of an existing fixed day weekly service from DP World London Gateway calling at leading ports in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. The first UASC cargo arrived at DP World London Gateway on Friday April 17. ...[more]

Terex Construction takes centre stage at Intermat 2015

Leading equipment solutions provider, Terex Construction, is showcasing its latest range of compact machinery at this year’s Intermat exhibition. Taking place at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre (20–25 April), the event will see over 200,000 delegates from 150 countries explore the industry’s latest equipment technologies. Representat...[more]

Palletways drives up major growth in Europe


Palletways Group, Europe’s largest provider of express palletised freight services, has set its sights on dominating the pallet network sector in Europe after announcing a 35% growth in pan-European volumes handled. Palletways’ journey into Europe started in 2002 with its first venture in Italy and the Group has continued to expand ever since. T...[more]

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