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DAF Trucks Ray Ashworth to retire Robin Easton to succeed as MD

DAF Trucks Ray Ashworth to retire Robin Easton to succeed as MD

After 48 years working in the UK truck industry, the last eight years as DAF Trucks Managing Director, Ray Ashworth (63) has announced his retirement. Ray Ashworth will be succeeded by Robin Easton (50), who leaves his post as Managing Director of PACCAR India. Ray Ashworth is expected to complete formal duties over the next few months. He retires with …

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Linde Material Handling showcases latest robotic truck at IntraLogisteX

Linde Material Handling showcases latest robotic truck at IntraLogisteX

Linde Material Handling showcased its L-Matic pallet stacker at this year’s IntraLogisteX, just one of the trucks in a range of new automated trucks available from Linde Robotics. With a load capacity of 1.2 tonnes and acceleration to 1.6 m/s maximum, both with and without load this driverless truck is designed for low level pick & drop and rapid pallet …

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Forth Ports David Thomson receives prestigious award for innovative haulier booking system

Forth Ports David Thomson receives prestigious award for innovative haulier booking system

Forth Ports David Thomson has been presented with the prestigious Worshipful Company of Carmen’s Environmental Award. The award was presented to David at the annual awards dinner this week which recognises significant achievements, contributions and innovation of individuals, companies and the armed forces. David, who is the Group IT Project Manager for Forth Ports, was presented with the award for …

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog conquer ice and fire in Cumbria

Mercedes-Benz Unimog conquer ice and fire in Cumbria

Cumbria can justly claim to have the highest, most challenging terrain and the worst winter weather conditions of all England’s counties – when the going gets tough, the crews responsible for keeping the hill roads open know they can depend on their trusty Mercedes-Benz Unimog. With a territory that takes in the rugged fells of the Lake District and a …

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A trio of Volvos for Stuart Partners Ltd

A trio of Volvos for Stuart Partners Ltd

Stuart Partners Ltd of Clyst St Mary near Exeter, in collaboration with sister company EMS Waste Services, has purchased three new Volvo machines for its recycling and landfill operations at Hill Barton and for a new recycling venture in Paignton. The three machines in question are a Volvo L70H wheeled loader, a reduced swing ECR145E crawler excavator and an A25G …

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FLTA announces theme for 10th annual National Fork Truck Safety Conference

FLTA announces theme for 10th annual National Fork Truck Safety Conference

With the world in a constant state of change, it’s important to ensure that fork truck employers are prepared for what lies ahead, according to the FLTA Fork Lift Truck Association, announcing the theme for the 2017 National Fork Truck Safety Conference. The award-winning event, which is sponsored by Jungheinrich, has been designed to give delegates the practical and invaluable …

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FTA - Logistics crucial to UK future success says Rt Hon David Jones MP

FTA – Logistics crucial to UK future success says Rt Hon David Jones MP

FTA – Establishing strong global trading relationships, and maintaining the UK’s ability to deliver goods on time to customers all over the world, are cornerstones of the government’s vision for a stronger, more successful nation post-Brexit, according to the Rt Hon David Jones MP. Speaking at the “Keep Britain Trading” conference, hosted by the Freight Transport Association FTA , the …

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BIFA focuses on multiple issues facing freight forwarders at Multimodal 2017

BIFA focuses on multiple issues facing freight forwarders at Multimodal 2017

Once again, BIFA – the British International Freight Association – will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Multimodal 2017 exhibition and conference and will use the event to outline some of the work it is doing on behalf of its members that are facing significant challenges to the provision of freight and logistics services for international trade. BIFA Director General, Robert …

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Yale powers up lithium-ion across EMEA

Yale powers up lithium-ion across EMEA

Yale Europe Materials Handling aims to offer customers working in intensive applications improved efficiency and reduced total cost of ownership as it announces its collaboration with Midac SpA to provide a range of lithium-ion power solutions for the EMEA market. This collaboration with a leading European supplier of batteries and chargers means that Yale® customers will now be able to …

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Third year of BSB support for Briggs Equipment

Third year of BSB support for Briggs Equipment

Briggs Equipment is continuing its support for British Superbikes into a third year and has confirmed it is renewing its sponsorship of the Royal Air Force Regular & Reserves team for 2017. As well as supporting the team and rider Jake Dixon in this season’s MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Briggs is the primary sponsor of new rider Jordan Weaving, …

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Featured Articles

Second FAST Picking solution from KNAPP goes live at Migros

Second FAST Picking solution from KNAPP goes live at Migros

Following successful implementation of the first system that completely automated the handling of its fruit and vegetable range, Migros Zürich has taken delivery of a second FAST Picking solution from KNAPP to automate the fulfilment of orders for dairy products and other fresh items. One of ten co-operatives within the Migros Group, Migros Zürich is Switzerland’s second largest retail company …

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Loadhog launches innovative collapsible container

Loadhog launches innovative collapsible container

Loadhog Limited, the Sheffield-based, multi award-winning reusable packaging manufacturer, has added an innovatively designed collapsible container range to its armoury which further strengthens its position as a major industry player. The Collapsible Container features an integrated divider system, allowing the user to segregate goods further within, thereby helping to reduce labour time. The specifically designed features within the box not …

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FOAMplus Bag Packer foam pads by Storopack

FOAMplus Bag Packer foam pads by Storopack

Storopack FOAMplus® is the perfect solution for packaging valuable, delicate or irregular shaped products and eliminating transit and handling damage. The Storopack FOAMplus® dispensing systems produce foam pads that are perfect for packaging electronics, ceramics, and glassware, aeronautical, engineering and delicate products. FOAMplus® protective packaging delivers an expanding polyurethane foam pad that molds itself around any product shape within seconds, …

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Howard Tenens Manchester Warehouse Nears Completion

Howard Tenens Manchester warehouse nears completion

Howard Tenens newest warehouse, extending to 175,000 sq ft and situated on the Stakehill Industrial Estate in Middleton has undergone an extensive refurbishment over the past few months into a modern, high spec, premium warehouse. The first phase of some 155,000 sq ft is immediately available with a further 20,000 sq ft due to be completed in Q2. Comprising a …

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XuperCoat for maximised Mould Lifespan and Product Quality in Slab, Bloom and Billet Casting

XuperCoat ™ for maximised Mould Lifespan and Product Quality in Slab, Bloom and Billet Casting

Monitor Coatings, a UK-based Castolin Eutectic company, first developed a unique, ceramic composite coating technology, XuperCoat ™, which has produced best-in-class results in terms of mould life time, cast product quality and caster operating costs. “Protecting the bottom edge of the copper mould with 0.25mm of the XuperCoat coating is now proven to extend the service life of the hot …

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Energy efficient Toyota Material Handling Traigo 48 wins FLTA category award

Energy efficient Toyota Material Handling Traigo 48 wins FLTA category award

The annual FLTA Awards for Excellence event took place on Saturday 4th March 2017 at The International Centre in Telford. Toyota Material Handling UK was a winner in the environment category with the Traigo 48 electric forklift range. Winner of the Environment product category, the Traigo 48 electric forklift range is a leader in energy efficiency. 8% more efficient than …

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Renovotec launches dedicated service for 3PLs

Renovotec launches dedicated service for 3PLs

Company claims an industry first for ‘Renovotec 3PL’ Portfolio of services developed to meet specialist 3PL needs “Renovotec 3PL will give companies an advantage in this highly competitive and cost-conscious sector” says Renovotec managing director Richard Gilliard Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged hardware, software and services provider for warehousing and distribution, manufacturing and retail companies has launched a dedicated …

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F-Crate wins WorldStar Packaging Award

F-Crate wins WorldStar Packaging Award

Exporta Global’s best-selling F-Crate range has had a flying start to the year, having been recognised with a prestigious WorldStar Packaging Award and reaching 8,000 sales. The WorldStar Competition is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and is the pre-eminent international award in packaging. Exporta is the sole UK supplier of the award-winning collapsible crate …

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RUD manufacture and supply heavy duty lifting equipment upto 250 onnes

RUD manufacture & supply heavy duty lifting equipment 0.6 – 250 tonnes

RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Their diverse product range offers over 600 tested and certified lifting and lashing points for bolting and welding. RUD lifting equipment is used across a wide range of working environments from offshore, heavy duty engineering & handling, rail, …

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Red Ledge launches U.S. operation

Red Ledge launches U.S. operation

Agrees US Red Ledge software distribution deal with autoID company Bip Direct covering RFID, barcode, voice and sensor technology Red Ledge setting up US offices on the East Coast “Our US drive will exploit the full potential of the largest single market for Red Ledge product – and we have the right portfolio in place at the right time to …

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Smart-Space completes showroom-quality production and storage facility

Smart-Space completes showroom-quality production and storage facility for fast-expanding commercial lighting specialist Luxonic 

Smart-Space one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and installers of temporary, semi-permanent and permanent buildings, has completed a permanent production and storage facility for Luxonic at the lighting specialist’s head office, manufacturing and innovation centre in Basingstoke. The new 35-metre by 30-metre facility is a fully insulated, composite-clad steel building, with a 500-square-metre mezzanine floor and a double-door unloading area. …

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John Lewis Magna Park 2 DC now handling hanging garments thanks to Dürkopp technology

John Lewis Magna Park 2 DC now handling hanging garments thanks to Dürkopp technology

An automated garment conveying system supplied and installed by Dürkopp Fördertechnik – part of the KNAPP Group – is helping John Lewis service its continuing omni-channel growth. The system is operating at John Lewis’s new 675,000 sq ft Magna Park 2 distribution centre at Milton Keynes which has 71 dock doors, 141 HGV parking spaces and is linked to Magna …

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