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Career progression overlooked in Driver CPC training says RTITB

Career progression “overlooked” in Driver CPC training, says RTITB

Driver CPC Periodic Training is frequently overlooked as a tool for progressing the careers of professional LGV drivers, says RTITB, the largest Driver CPC Consortium in the UK and Ireland. “Many businesses are missing the opportunities of Driver CPC Periodic Training,” says Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB. “It doesn’t have to just be about maintaining a driver’s qualification or …

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KPMG appoints new UK head of transport

KPMG appoints new UK head of transport

KPMG has today announced that Ed Thomas has been appointed as the firm’s UK head of transport, with immediate effect. Ed Thomas joined KPMG as a graduate in 1995 and was promoted to Partner in 2013. He has been central to KPMG’s transport advisory business since he joined. Specialising in rail, he has led both policy reviews for Government and …

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Malcolm Wilson appointed to lead XPO Logistics Europe

Malcolm Wilson appointed to lead XPO Logistics Europe

XPO Logistics Europe SA has announced the appointment of Malcolm Wilson as chief executive officer. Richard Cawston has been promoted to the role of managing director–supply chain, Europe, the position previously held by Wilson. Troy Cooper, XPO’s global chief operating officer, said, “Malcolm Wilson is uniquely qualified to lead XPO Logistics Europe. He’s a high-impact executive with a talent for …

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hyster develops 48 tonne forklift truck

Hyster develops 48 tonne electric forklift truck

Hyster Europe has revealed more details about its zero-emission, high-capacity, electric trucks, announcing that a 48-tonne capacity Hyster® laden container handling truck powered by electric motors is being developed. “The first electric Hyster® Big Truck, powered by lithium-ion battery, is at our test facility in Weeze, Germany,” reveals Jan-Willem van den Brand, Director Big Truck Product Strategy & Solutions for …

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Supply Chain Apprenticeship first in England

Supply Chain Apprenticeship first in England

Kirklees College is offering a new Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Management – the only course of its kind in England. The Level 3 course, which is launching next month at the college’s Process Manufacturing Centre, has been designed to meet a skills gap identified by employers. Head of Process Manufacturing and Engineering at Kirklees College Brian Lawson said: “Supply Chain …

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PPMA Group Industry Awards 2017

Finalists announced for the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2017

Now in its 6th year, The PPMA Group Industry Awards 2017, which recognises the finest examples of innovation, smart manufacturing, entrepreneurship and collaboration in the processing and packaging machinery industry’s prestigious annual awards ceremony, has announced the shortlist for this year’s ceremony. Following an impressive number of entries, the independent panel of 10 esteemed industry experts came together to choose …

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PD Ports Group warns UK businesses against Brexit Blinkers

PD Ports Group warns UK businesses against Brexit Blinkers

In the week that global maritime leaders gave the UK a vote of confidence, naming it one of the world’s leading maritime centres, PD Ports is urging UK businesses not to develop ‘Brexit blinkers’ but instead to explore significant new global opportunities as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU. Industry data shows UK export performance as a whole …

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Cimcorp Installs Fully Automated Robotic Material Handling Solution

Cimcorp installs fully automated, Robotic Material Handling Solution for Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe in the USA

Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, announces that it has installed its MultiPick solution at the headquarters of Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc., a family owned and operated bread and roll manufacturer in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Faster picking, resulting in fresher products for the customer; fewer picking errors; traceability of products; and reliability …

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Trucks welcomes six new apprentices

Terex Trucks welcomes six new apprentices

Motherwell-based leading manufacturer of rigid and articulated haulers, Terex Trucks, has announced six new recruits have joined its modern apprenticeship programme. Based in the company’s global HQ in Motherwell and covering a wide range of disciplines, the apprenticeship provides hands-on experience and a range of qualifications including Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and National Certificates (NCs) as well as the opportunity …

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Winner of FTA Van Excellence Driver of the Year 2017 announced

Winner of FTA Van Excellence Driver of the Year 2017 announced

The winner of the fourth annual FTA Van Excellence Driver of the Year competition, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd, has been announced. Steve Mumford of BT Supply Chain has become the overall champion by demonstrating outstanding professionalism, knowledge and excellent driving skills. Luke Froggatt of AMEY has been named Young Driver of the Year in this category. The competition …

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Featured Articles

Customer safety needs drive product innovation at McCue

Customer safety needs drive product innovation at McCue

The industrial workplace is ever-changing – and as it changes the health and safety demands of the workplace change with it. Industrial safety expert McCue utilises its armoury of protection products in facilities across the globe – and has done so for decades. But when one high profile customer expressed a need to protect walkways from the potential danger of …

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castell and salvo at health and safety north

Castell highlighting Salvo warehouse safety range at Health & Safety North

Industrial safety specialist will also display trapped key interlocking technologyIndustrial safety specialist Castell will be focusing on its Salvo range of drive-away prevention products for the logistics industry at Health & Safety North 2017. The company will also be displaying its trapped key interlocking technology, which safeguards workers and assets in all types of industries. Salvo prevents articulated trailers from …

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New RUD B-ABA Lifting Point for Bolting Shows Damage & Wear via Wear Marking Indicator

New RUD B-ABA Lifting Point for Bolting Shows Damage & Wear via Wear Marking Indicator

RUD Chains is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing equipment that helps guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and handling heavy loads. Their diverse product range offers over 600 lifting and lashing points for bolting and welding covering a working load capacity range from 0.6-250 tonnes. The importance of safety when lifting and handling heavy loads is vital to the …

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Jones Interiors sets designs on Thorworld for safe efficient loading bay solution

Jones Interiors sets designs on Thorworld for safe, efficient loading bay solution

Jones Interiors, the international textiles and soft furnishings company, has streamlined loading efficiencies at its Nottingham-based warehouse with the addition of a bespoke loading platform, specifically designed and manufactured by Thorworld Industries, and supplied by Thorworld agent, James Corfield of Darmax UK. The successful interiors firm was originally founded in 1909, and since diversifying in the 1980s has grown significantly, …

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Carlsberg Group orders vision-enabled order fulfillment solution from Cimcorp

Carlsberg Group orders vision-enabled order fulfillment solution from Cimcorp

Leading logistics automation supplier, Cimcorp, is celebrating an order from Sinebrychoff – a subsidiary of the international brewing and beverage giant, Carlsberg – for a robotic dolly picking system at its facility in Kerava, Finland. Due to be operational at the beginning of 2018, the Cimcorp solution will take care of material flow from the high-bay warehouse to the loading …

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S Norton & Co saw welcome return to profitability in 2016

S Norton & Co saw ‘welcome return’ to profitability in 2016

S Norton & Co Ltd, one of the UK’s prominent metal recyclers, has returned to profitability after poor results the previous year, according to its latest published accounts for 2016. Annual turnover increased to £205 million for the year to 31 December 2016, up from £147 million and the company reported a £23.9 million pre-tax profit for 2016 compared with …

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dolav plastic crates

Don’t Shout, Stamp! – Stamp out box loss

Clear pallet box ownership can lessen loss. Customers can now have speedy foil stamping of Dolav plastic box pallets and lids from stock in Watton. For the Ace, they have a choice of nine standard stock colours. Almost any special colour is available to order. All boxes are environmentally, ‘eco-friendly’ as ten percent of production electricity is solar sourced and …

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UK 2016 Recovinyl PVC recycling figures reach a new high

UK’s 2016 Recovinyl PVC recycling figures reach a new high

The collection and recycling of waste PVC in the UK reached a new high of 120,392 tonnes in 2016, according to latest figures from Recovinyl, the PVC industry’s recycling scheme. It’s an increase of 12% compared to the previous year (2015: 107,593). The window profiles recycled represent the equivalent to more than five million window frames (5,158,483) or enough to …

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A new breed of warehouse technology

A new breed of warehouse technology?

Faster, simpler and more affordable, middleware is a game-changer for the industry argues Renovotec managing director Richard Gilliard. Middleware is not yet widely used in the warehousing and logistics environment but interest in it is growing, especially in senior management circles where IT habits (supplier relationships, for example) are less important than boosting warehouse productivity, affordably. Supply chain middleware is …

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Keynote speakers at RWM 2017 promise heavyweight debates

Keynote speakers at RWM 2017 promise heavyweight debates

Unmissable speaker line-up sees representatives from the Environment Agency, WRAP, CIWM and many more debate the future of resource efficiency After a year of dramatic political, social and environmental changes, RWM 2017 promises meaningful debate over the policies and strategies impacting the Energy, Renewables and Water industries, industries by senior figures from across the public and private sectors. RWM 2017, …

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