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TruTac launches new features with ‘Earned Recognition’ at the 2017 CV Show

TruTac launches new features with ‘Earned Recognition’ at the 2017 CV Show

The compliance and tachograph experts TruTac are launching a series of new product features at this year’s CV Show. TruTac announced it will be re-launching and re-branding their market leading tachograph analysis as TruAnalysis. This product was formally known as TruControl. Additionally, TruTac will be exhibiting their all-new, Earned Recognition reporting features. Full details regarding how they are using the …

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Pre planning community consultation begins in March for Tilbury2

Pre-planning community consultation begins in March for Tilbury2

The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, begins its pre-planning community consultation on 6 March to seek local views on its proposals to build a new port terminal adjacent to the current port. The proposed new port terminal, known as Tilbury2, will be built on a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station and will …

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A G Barr renews trailer fleet with Cartwright

A G Barr renews trailer fleet with Cartwright

A G Barr, the Scottish branded soft drinks business famous for its well-known IRN BRU brand, has received delivery of Cartwright curtainsiders, replacing its old trailer fleet. The curtainsiders have been purchased through Coatbridge-based CEM Scotland, the independent LCV and HGV service and repair company, which has built a strong relationship with A G Barr. CEM will be responsible for …

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JCB redefining Fit for Purpose

JCB redefining Fit for Purpose 

When it comes to selecting waste and recycling machines, ‘Fit for Purpose’ no longer means just lifting. David Banks, Sales Manager – Waste & Recycling Sector (pictured) at JCB, offers a deeper definition. The waste and recycling industry is a tough business that puts machines through their paces. Naturally, a machine will need to be ‘Fit For Purpose’. But what …

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AW Lumb choose Loadmac for two new truck mounted forklifts

AW Lumb choose Loadmac for two new truck-mounted forklifts

AW Lumb is a renowned builders merchant, operating from their sites in Dewsbury and Tamworth in the Midlands. With a fleet of twelve vehicles, the company has added recently added the second of two Loadmac 825iSR truck-mounted forklifts to join their operation in the last 12 months. Loadmac is the only truck-mounted forklift designed and built entirely in the UK, …

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Mentor Training and FLTA tell visitors the truth about forklift safety

Mentor Training and FLTA tell visitors the truth about forklift safety

Mentor FLT Training are joining the Fork Lift Truck Association FLTA for a must-see seminar at The Health and Safety Event NEC in March. Forming part of the Safer Logistics programme, the joint presentation entitled, ‘The truth about forklift safety and how to make a difference’, will be delivered by FLTA CEO Peter Harvey and Mentor FLT Training MD Stuart …

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Continental Tyres appoints new commercial sales and marketing director for the UK and ROI

Continental Tyres appoints new commercial sales and marketing director for the UK and ROI

Mat Wilkinson has been appointed as Commercial Sales and Marketing Director for Continental Tyres Group, with responsibility for the UK and Republic of Ireland. With a career in the tyre industry which spans almost 20 years, Mat will be taking over from Arthur Gregg, who has moved to a new position within Continental, as Integration Manager for the Bandvulc business. …

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Grand finalists for RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year announced

Grand finalists for RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year announced

The Grand Finalists for the RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year award have been announced following the live competition heats at the IMHX (International Materials Handling Exhibition), from 13th – 16th September. For the first time ever, female forklift operators have qualified for the Grand Finals of the competition, alongside the youngest competitor yet, 18-year old Thomas Birkbeck, an …

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Huws Gray builds service excellence on Doosan stamina

Huws Gray builds service excellence on Doosan stamina

Doosan – Huws Gray is the largest independent builders merchant in Wales and the north-west of England with over 70 operating sites and trading branches. Established on Anglesey in 1990, the business has grown rapidly and now has a branch network that stretches from Hay-on-Wye in South Powys to Bolton in the north-west, and across to Derby in the Midlands. …

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Jungheinrich presents integrated solutions at LogiMAT 2017

Jungheinrich presents integrated solutions at LogiMAT 2017

Jungheinrich will be the largest exhibitor at LogiMAT 2017 with an exhibition space of 804 square metres. Under the theme “CONNECTIVITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS”, Jungheinrich will address the challenges of Intralogistics 4.0 by presenting its integrated solutions, live. For the duration of the exhibition, taking place on 14-16 March 2017, Jungheinrich will showcase its product and solution innovations at Booth …

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Featured Articles

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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Easypack have the Edge with new green inflatable packaging

Easypack have the Edge with new green inflatable packaging

The UK’s leading manufacturer of environmentally-friendly packaging solutions, Easypack Limited, have introduced a new ‘green’ air cushion solution to their sustainable packaging portfolio. Airspeed® edge is a compact and flexible inflatable void fill system which offers an environmentally-friendly solution for on-demand packaging. Producing lightweight, puncture resistant film per minute, the system is fast, ultra-quiet, easy to load and easy to …

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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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TouchPath adds Microsoft NAV and GP ERP Systems to its WMS-ERP integration

TouchPath adds Microsoft NAV and GP ERP Systems to its WMS-ERP integration

TouchPath’s ‘TouchWMS’ software now integrates with six leading ERP systems “The key business benefit of our WMS-ERP integration is the ability to post transactions back from the warehouse to the ERP system, in real-time” says TouchPath International CEO David Myers International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath (www.touchpath.com) is increasing the power of its ‘TouchWMS’ warehouse management solution by adding Microsoft …

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CKF develops low cost robot palletising cell

CKF develops low cost robot palletising cell

CKF Systems Ltd, the leading supplier of automated handling, robotic solutions and conveyor systems to manufacturing industry, has developed a range of cost effective robot handling cells designed specifically for those businesses currently operating a manual palletising line. The AC25, a direct replacement for existing manual operations, is exceptionally easy to install and operate and at a cost of just …

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New Volvo Construction Equipment chosen by William Tracey Ltd

New Volvo Construction Equipment chosen by William Tracey Ltd

A new Volvo Construction Equipment L90H loading shovel has been delivered to William Tracey Ltd specifically to handle waste wood at the company’s Linwood recycling facility located on the outskirts of Glasgow. The new 12 tonne loading shovel has been supplied complete with a 7.0m³ quick attachment mounted Hi Tip bucket and optional long boom. “Both the size of the …

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Red Ledge launches Open RFID and IIoT ready Asset Management System

Red Ledge launches Open RFID and IIoT ready Asset Management System

Red Ledge AMS provides open access to formerly proprietary RFID readers Provides open links to sensors and other IIoT devices First public showing at March ‘17 ‘IntraLogisteX’ event “The Red Ledge AMS leverages the ubiquity of IIoT and the power of RFID to set a new standard for industrial asset connectivity” says Red Ledge managing director Andy O’Donnell Software application …

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Crown Wave multipurpose vehicle earns nomination for the IFOY Award 2017

Crown’s Wave multipurpose vehicle earns nomination for the IFOY Award 2017

  Crown one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently released the latest generation of the company’s popular Wave® Work Assist Vehicle, which has now been nominated for the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2017 in the “Special Vehicle” category. This is the fourth year in which Crown has appeared as a finalist in this prestigious …

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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 onnes

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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Cimcorp Dream Factory solution at new US plant

Cimcorp Dream Factory solution at new US plant

Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfilment and tire-handling solutions, will supply its Dream Factory solution for end-to-end automated materials handling to Giti Tire, a global tire company, for its brand-new manufacturing facility being built in South Carolina, USA. Cimcorp will be responsible for the complete turnkey system – including not only all the automation equipment …

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TGW Lifetime Services uses Smart Glasses for the ultimate insight

TGW Lifetime Services uses Smart Glasses for the ultimate insight

Automated materials handling solutions specialist TGW Logistics has further enhanced its service and maintenance provision for customers with the introduction of Smart Glasses. The company’s Lifetime Services engineers use the augmented reality tool when on site to communicate in real time with the hotline maintenance team. The office-based team sees what the remote engineer is seeing and, when required, is …

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Stertil fast-action doors ensure temperature and humidity control for iceSheffield

Stertil fast-action doors ensure temperature and humidity control for iceSheffield

Stertil Door Products has recently supplied a pair of FlexiEdge fast-action doors to help control temperatures and humidity within the iceSheffield complex in the city’s Lower Don Valley. Construction of the iceSheffield arena was completed at a cost of £15 million and consists of two Olympic-size ice rinks. The complex, which is well used by local schools, also provides skating …

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