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Doosan Industrial Vehicles (DIV) Now Part of Doosan Bobcat

Doosan Industrial Vehicles (DIV) now part of Doosan Bobcat

Doosan Bobcat has announced a new subsidiary – Doosan Industrial Vehicles (DIV). Formerly known as the DIV Business Group (BG) of the Doosan Corporation, Doosan Bobcat completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in DIV on 6th July 2021, for KRW 750 billion (557 million EUR). On 1st July 2021, DIV announced that it had split from Doosan Corporation and …

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Fundamentals of supply chain are breaking down amid ‘Pingdemic’ says Cranfield expert

Fundamentals of supply chain are breaking down amid ‘Pingdemic’ says Cranfield expert

Commenting on the struggle of supply chains amid the ‘Pingdemic’, Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management, said: “For any supply chain to operate you need processes, IT systems, physical infrastructure and equipment but critically you need people to support this. What we are seeing here is the removal of one of the …

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DP World has announced a major step forward for the capability of its Southampton terminal

DP World announces completion of major capability improvement at Southampton as world’s largest cranes to service all berths

DP World has announced a major step forward for the capability of its Southampton terminal with the completion of the crane rail extension, which will allow the world’s largest cranes to service the full length of the quay. Part of DP World’s £40m investment this year in Britain’s second largest container terminal, the 120m crane rail extension has foundations reaching …

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Gist wins long distance driver of the year for second year running

Gist wins long distance driver of the year for second year running

Gist has secured the Microlise Long Distance Driver of the Year Award for the second year in a row, with Spalding driver Stuart Moore announced as the 2021 winner, following Hemel driver, Gillian Brooks’s win in the same category in 2020. With nomination-based awards receiving more entries than ever before and telematics-based categories containing an initial eligible pool of over …

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IVECO celebrates the 600,000th Eurocargo built at its iconic Brescia plant

IVECO celebrates the 600,000th Eurocargo built at its iconic Brescia plant

IVECO celebrates the 600,000th Eurocargo produced at the Brescia plant, an iconic production site for the brand that has played a key role in every generation of this vehicle, whose glorious past goes hand-in-hand with constant, forward-looking innovation. The Brescia plant has always been the heart of production operations for the Eurocargo, thanks to the commitment and passion that its …

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Interview with Rolf Eiten, President & CEO Clark Europe - The pandemic has changed the industry

Interview with Rolf Eiten, President & CEO Clark Europe – The pandemic has changed the industry

The Corona pandemic has posed major challenges to people around the world and has had a huge impact on all areas of the global economy. Rolf Eiten, President & CEO, Clark Europe explains how the company is responding to the challenges it faces and how Covid-19 has changed the everyday business of the materials handling vehicle manufacturer. We have been …

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New people and new positions at RTITB

New people and new positions at RTITB

RTITB is pleased to announce several senior appointments bringing further expertise to benefit organisations delivering RTITB workplace transport training. The West Midlands-based company has also appointed several new team members throughout the business. They are continuing to recruit for a wide range of positions to meet ever-growing demand, with the full-time equivalent employee headcount increasing by 30% since March 2021. …

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Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk says British Safety Council

Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk

The Government’s relaxation of the rules, earlier this month, for how long lorry drivers can work as a temporary fix for a severe shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators, is compromising safety standards and is not the solution to the haulage industry shortage of HGV drivers issue. British Safety Council believes the relaxation of these road safety laws is …

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Prototype funded to electrify UK rail freight terminals

Prototype funded to electrify UK rail freight terminals

Dunbar cement plant to host prototype for electrified rail freight Prototype aims to help make diesel redundant near to electrified railways Innovation will help UK transport hit government’s net zero targets and improve local air quality A prototype electrified rail freight terminal in Dunbar is one of 30 projects to have received funding from Innovate UK and the Department for …

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Freight association reiterates need for traders to get ready for EU trade rule changes

Freight association reiterates need for traders to get ready for EU trade rule changes

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging businesses engaged in visible trade between the UK and EU, and the freight and logistics companies that serve them, to make sure that they are fully prepared for rule changes that will take effect over the next six months following an initial postponement. In March, BIFA welcomed the easements for new customs …

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Siemens gets started with automation!

Siemens gets started with automation!

Challenge This particular Siemens manufactures several different products and recently received several new products to manufacture. These new products needed new processes and new methods of transportation. The previous transportation methods led to movements of the materials to different stations by operators via pallet jack, forklift, or manual pushcart. On top of this, Siemens wanted to keep gearbox technicians at …

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Renovotec launches Skorpio X5 Mobile Computer with extended warranty

Renovotec launches Skorpio X5 Mobile Computer with extended warranty

Five years warranty for the price of three recognises Skorpio’s rugged supply chain computing strengths, says Renovotec Latest Skorpio X5 XLR can read bar codes at multiple distances up to 20 metres Rugged hardware, software and services market leader Renovotec is launching the Skorpio X5 mobile computer to supply chain users by offering a five-year warranty for the price of …

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Rubix strengthens its UK reliability services offer with CompCare

Rubix strengthens its UK reliability services offer with CompCare

Rubix has acquired CompCare Compressed Air Ltd – a specialist in optimising  systems- as part of the Group’s network development strategy. Based in Shropshire with a team of experts bringing over 70 years’ combined experience, CompCare’s focus is on extending the life and improving the efficiency of compressed air systems so that customers generate full value from their assets. This …

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Steven Nash Warehouse & Logistics Manager Lifting Equipment

Lifting Equipment Store expands its business development team with two new appointments

Lifting Equipment Store, the UK materials handling equipment supplier, has made two new appointments as it prepares for further growth in the second half of this year. The supplier has appointed Sandy Andringa into the newly-created position of Head of Marketing, and Steven Nash as Warehouse & Logistics Manager. The appointments see the Lifting Equipment Store team expand to eight …

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How are oil prices impacting on the UK Building Material Market

How are oil prices impacting on the UK Building Material Market?

While global oil prices may have closed 2020 near the average for 2015-2017 ($52 per barrel), this relatively happy ending masks an incredibly volatile and turbulent 12 months. After all, April saw US crude plunge into negative territory, while the price of Brent declined below the $20 per barrel mark as demand collapsed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic …

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RENOVOTEC LAUNCHES MOBILE COMPUTING INITIATIVE AT INTRALOGISTEX 2021

Renovotec launches mobile computing initiative at IntraLogisteX 2021

‘Operational Intelligence’ asset management system manages any mobile computer fleet life cycle Delivers competitive edge, reduces tech costs, streamlines IT processes Uses cloud-based analytics for smart, real time decision-making Plus: event-only offers on Honeywell CK65, CT40 and CT60 mobile computers “As they return to a pre-pandemic operating environment users are looking for new ways to do more, but at lower …

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Adaptsys' Re-flex II, the affordable pocketed-tape former which enables small-parts packaging on demand

Affordable Pocketed-Tape Former enables Small-Parts Packaging On Demand

Adaptsys, leaders in component carrier tape manufacture, has introduced the Re-flex II compact pocketed-tape forming system, an affordable way to produce protective packaging on demand for engineering components such as small springs, stampings, and moulded or machined parts. “Pocketed tape, also known as carrier tape, is a proven and efficient packaging solution. With Re-flex II, companies can produce their own …

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FlexQube receives order worth $430 000 from Siemens Mobility

FlexQube receives order worth $430 000 from Siemens Mobility

FlexQube announces it has received a $430,000 order for additional material handling carts from Siemens Mobility in the U.S. Siemens Mobility designs and manufacturers rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 30 transit agencies and cities across North America with manufacturing facilities in Sacramento, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, Louisville, KY and Marion, KY. The carts will be delivered during …

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Lifting Equipment Store supports Columbus McKinnon with pre-launch of new YaleMINI 360 Hand Chain Hoist

Lifting Equipment Store supports Columbus McKinnon with pre-launch of new YaleMINI 360 Hand Chain Hoist

Columbus McKinnon, the global leader in lifting and smart motion control technology, is launching an innovative hand chain hoist with the support of Lifting Equipment Store. The YaleMINI 360 Hand Chain Hoist has been designed as a spin-off from the well-respected Yalelift 360 Chain Hoist, the first chain hoist to allow 360-degree rotation of the hand chain. YaleMINI 360 250kg …

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CHEMTREC Launches Comprehensive New Guide to Emergency Response Compliance

CHEMTREC® launches comprehensive new Guide to Emergency Response Compliance

· Guide helps businesses manage chemical compliance across multiple borders and jurisdictions · Includes Chinese Hazardous Chemical regulations and International Lithium Battery Test Summary requirements. CHEMTREC®, the world’s leading emergency hazmat response service provider, has published a comprehensive new guide to Emergency Response compliance, providing best practice advice and guidance for businesses exporting goods around the world. Created in partnership …

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Roland International and Ewals Cargo Care have further developed XLS Side Curtains

Roland International and Ewals Cargo Care develops XLS: The next generation of Side Curtains for load securing

Creating added value to Transport Companies is what Roland International has done for the last 57 years, and is Europe’s leading manufacturer in Printed Side Curtains. Their unique intermodal solution XLS for cargo that tends to bulge has been improved even further. Ewals Cargo Care, one of Europe’s largest intermodal transport companies, has adapted the XLS solution combined with InfiniShield …

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TYRI 6 years of achieving John Deere Excellence

6 years of achieving John Deere Excellence

TYRI are honoured to have been inducted into the John Deere Hall of Fame at the beginning of 2020 after 5 consecutive years achieving Excellence partner level status. However, the company did not rest easy, and continued to provide exceptional service and was again awarded Partner level status for 2020 – making TYRI UK a John Deere Excellence Partner for …

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