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Materials Handling World Digital Magazine April 2019

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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER FTA LOGISTICS AWARDS 2019 DONT MISS OUT

Last chance to enter FTA Logistics Awards 2019 – Don’t miss out!

Entries to FTA’s star-studded Logistics Awards are flooding in and with just two weeks left to apply, FTA is urging anyone wishing to apply to submit their application fast. Taking place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London on Thursday 24 October 2019, the celebratory reception and gala dinner is the blue riband event in the logistics industry’s calendar. Entertainment …

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Angus Lift Trucks new premises

Investment sees Angus Lift Trucks build for the future

Leicestershire-based Cesab forklift dealership Angus Lift Trucks has made a six-figure investment in new premises. The materials handling dealership, which covers the Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire region from its Hinckley and Ilkeston bases, has relocated to a new 20,000 square feet site in Lime Kilns Way after outgrowing its previous Leicestershire head office. After Angus’ managing director Robert Duncan bought out …

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JLG introduces mobile control app

JLG introduces mobile control app

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, is pleased to announce a mobile control app on its R-Series of scissors. The app allows operators to control equipment remotely, pairing any smartphone with the scissor via a QR code and Bluetooth. “Operating equipment in tight spaces, or loading and unloading …

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BIBBY DISTRIBUTION RELIABILITY DELIVERS CLEAR SUCCESS FOR AUTOGLASS AND LADDAW

Bibby Distribution’s reliability delivers success for Autoglass® and Laddaw®

Bibby Distribution’s track record for reliability has enabled vehicle glass repair and replacement specialist Autoglass® and wholesale and distributor, Laddaw®, to set a new standard for rapid windscreen repair services. The 3PL handles overnight delivery of replacement windscreens from one of Europe’s largest glass distribution centres in Bardon, Leicestershire, to more than 30 Autoglass® and Laddaw® sites across the UK …

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DEMATIC INTRODUCES RETURNS PROCESSING SYSTEM

Dematic introduces returns processing system for omnichannel retailers

Dematic introduces the Dematic Merchandise Returns System, a reverse logistics processing solution for omnichannel retailers. It is a material handling sub-system for the distribution center that accelerates and streamlines all the processing steps required to provide customer credit, enter exchanged order and make returned items available for sale. The Dematic Merchandise Returns System minimizes the processing cycle time from receiving …

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FTA Fleet Engineer Conference to provide exclusive look at new DVSA enforcement process

FTA’s Fleet Engineer Conference to provide exclusive look at new DVSA enforcement process

Next week sees the return of FTA’s Fleet Engineer Conference on 11 June 2019, the must attend event for engineers working across the freight and logistics sector. In addition to a packed programme of expert speakers, delegates will have the opportunity for a one-to-one interactive session with DVSA experts to understand their new roadside enforcement and testing apps. Sponsored by …

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LSS return to Ekeri for low maintenance high cube security

LSS return to Ekeri for low-maintenance, high-cube security

Logistical Support Services have added a high-cube EXIII EKERI trailer to their fleet. This not only marks 10 years since taking delivery of their first EXIII EKERI trailer, but also will be the first of its kind in the UK and possibly Europe. Phil Stone, Managing Director at LSS, says that in December 2009 the company bought two single side-loading …

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LEEA Awards 2019 open for entries

LEEA Awards 2019 open for entries

The LEEA Awards 2019 portal is now open for entries at https://awards.leeaint.com. As the largest trade association in the Lifting Industry, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) wants to reward members who have done the most to raise standards. The association’s new, enhanced awards scheme offers members eight distinct categories for which they can enter. An independent panel of industry …

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Hyundai dealer Taylor & Braithwaite sell the first Hyundai HX900 L

Hyundai dealer Taylor & Braithwaite sell the first Hyundai HX900 L in Europe to demolition giants ABLE UK

HCEE (Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe) distributor, Taylor & Braithwaite, located in Cumbria UK, has sold the very first HX900 L crawler excavator to leading demolition giants, ABLE UK. ABLE UK, headquartered in Middlesborough UK, operates across a number of challenging industrial and business sectors and is a specialist in complex demolition and decommissioning processes. The 90 tonne HX900 L is …

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JCB teletruk at freshways

Delivering the milk

Freshways is the UK’s largest independent processing dairy and provides wholesalers, manufacturers and other businesses such as cafes, hotels, retailers and bakeries with milk and cream products together with a wide range of own-label and branded food including bread, yogurt, fruit juices, cheeses, and eggs. The company produces and distributes some 6 million litres of milk per week from its …

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Featured News

Recofloor celebrates recycling award winners

Recofloor celebrates recycling award winners

Celebrations for Recofloor’s 10th Anniversary swung into action at The Belfry where the sustainability achievements of the vinyl flooring recycling scheme’s members were recognised at the Recofloor 2019 Awards Event. Flooring companies, contractors and distributors received trophies and certificates in ten major award categories, plus Gold, Silver and Bronze groupings, from guest host, comedian Mark Watson. Recofloor’s scheme members collected …

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Ten years of success for Yorkshires own Mosaic Fulfilment Solutions

Ten years of success for Yorkshires own Mosaic Fulfilment Solutions

In the Ten years’ that have passed since Mosaic Fulfilment Solutions began operating, the company has grown from strength to strength and is delighted to announce a new landmark, in the form of a £3million extension to its premises. The company, that now boosts such clients as Leeds United, Prostate Cancer UK and Oxfam, has continued to excel, growing from …

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NEW RUD ACP TURNADO Hoist Ring

NEW RUD ACP TURNADO Hoist Ring

Unique spring mechanism, enhanced & strengthened shape with 30% increased working load limit RUD lifting equipment is highly valued for their quality and innovative design features across a range of industry sectors including offshore oil and gas, engineering, industrial, construction, materials handling, aerospace and defence. Currently, with many conventional lifting points the lifting ring can sometimes stay in an upright …

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TCM FB Electric 3-4 Wheel Counterbalance Truck Ensures Operator Comfort 1

Product Spotlight: How TCM’s FB Electric 3-4 Wheel Counterbalance Truck Ensures Operator Comfort

Operator safety and comfort has never been more important. Can you confidently say you’re offering your operators the best handling experience? Discover how TCM’s new, improved FB Electric 3-4 Wheel Counterbalance truck could help. Comfort might not be the first word that springs to mind when you think of material handling operations, but for your operators, it’s a matter of …

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Innovative new range of matting in stock from ESE Direct

Innovative new range of matting in stock

ESE Direct, the UK’s experts in products for business, is now holding stocks of Blue Diamond matting. The new supplier will extend ESE Direct’s range and introduce some new products. “Blue Diamond offer some innovative products that fit well with our existing lines as well as offering extra choice for our customers,” says Mark Perkins, procurement manager at ESE Direct. …

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Sustainability focus for refrigerated transport suppliers at the TCS&D Show

Exhibitors at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show (TCS&D) are gearing up to showcase their latest solutions for cold storage and transport, with many companies putting the spotlight firmly on sustainability in the latest innovations for the cold chain sector. Taking place on the 25th and 26th June at Peterborough’s East of England Arena, the TCS&D Show is the …

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Renovotec at Multimodal

Renovotec to run discount-driven, ‘Buy or Rent’ offers for latest Zebra Handheld and Touch Computers at Multimodal 2019

“Renovotec’s discount-driven promotions will give visitors to Multimodal immediate, lower-cost access to Zebra’s latest and best mobile supply chain technology” says Renovotec managing director Richard Gilliard Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged hardware, software and services provider for supply chain users is to run an on-stand ‘buy or rent’, discount-driven promotion for Zebra’s latest Android products at Multimodal 2019 (NEC …

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Mercadona to automate fresh food distribution at four DCs with Cimcorp

Mercadona to automate fresh food distribution at four DCs with Cimcorp

The supermarket chain is investing €120m in automation to enhance freshness and lengthen shelf life. Manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic handling solutions, Cimcorp, has received its largest ever order in the intralogistics market from Mercadona, one of Spain’s leading grocery retailers. Under the deal, worth over 120 million euros, Cimcorp will automate the distribution of fresh food at Mercadona’s …

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Nexen investment and expansion plans buck recent trends with commitment to the UK

Nexen’s investment and expansion plans buck recent trends with commitment to the UK

Lowestoft-based Nexen Lift Trucks – a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment – is delighted to announce an £8.5m investment in its UK-based headquarters and manufacturing facility. Commenting for Nexen Lift Trucks, sales director Pamela Oakes says: “Thanks in part to a thriving e-commerce-based retail market with sales that represented nearly 20% of all retail …

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TOUCHPATH LAUNCHES NEW WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

TouchPath launches new warehouse management system

International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath (www.touchpath.com) is launching the latest version of its ‘TouchWMS’ warehouse management system, which includes a number of new features. The TouchWMS power-picking Control Centre, which delivers proven productivity increases of 50% is now supported by real time graphical KPI screens that display the progress and performance of individual pickers against the picks that have …

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VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2019 almost 740000 tonnes of PVC recycled in Europe in 2018

An all-time high: almost 740,000 tonnes of PVC recycled in 2018 – up by 15.6% from 2017

VinylPlus®, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 739,525 tonnes of PVC within its framework in 2018 – a 15.6% increase on the previous year. The results were presented at the 2019 edition of the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum in Prague, Czech Republic, where the industry shared further progress towards increasing the sustainability performance of PVC. …

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P&D Materials Recovery PDMR choose Impact Air Systems

P&D Materials Recovery (PDMR) choose Impact Air Systems’ material recovery solution

P&D Materials Recovery (PDMR) Ltd began the operation of a purpose-built bespoke recycling plant during August 2017 following 24 months of research & development and design. PDMR are one of the UK’s leading waste management companies and have capacity for up to 22 tonnes an hour through its waste sorting facility, removing glass, aluminium, ferrous metals, paper, cardboard, plastic film …

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