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CONSUMER GOODS COMPANY IMPLEMENTS DEMATIC AGV SYSTEM

Consumer goods company implements Dematic AGV System

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announces the operational launch of an Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGVS) for a major consumer goods company. The newly installed system operates in a production environment and automates intra-plant pallet movement. The Dematic AGV system reduces cycle times, maximizes operational flexibility and minimizes …

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Caterpillar Announces New Responsibilities for Officers and Appointment of New Vice President

Caterpillar announces new responsibilities for officers and appointment of new Vice President

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has announced several changes in responsibilities for current vice presidents. The company’s board of directors also appointed a new vice president. All moves are effective January 1, 2019. Raymond Chan, pictured, currently has responsibility for Caterpillar’s Asia Pacific, CIS, Africa & Middle East Distribution Services Division, will now oversee the Asia Pacific Distribution Services Division. New …

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FIRST PHASE OF 70M GBP INVESTMENT COMPLETE AT SYMMETRY PARK DONCASTER

First phase of £70m investment complete at Symmetry Park Doncaster

National logistics developer db symmetry has completed the first state of the art 150,000 sq ft logistics building at Symmetry Park Doncaster as part of an overall £70million investment into the region. The speculative venture is the first in Yorkshire by db symmetry, which is one of the UK’s biggest developers of prime logistics accommodation with nearly 4,000 acres of …

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A-Safe Reaching new heights of protection from high level damage

Reaching new heights of protection from high-level damage

Workplace safety innovators, A-SAFE, have re-engineered their Height Restrictor to bring even more customer benefits. A-SAFE is committed to providing workplace protection and safety solutions that are designed to minimise risk, injury and damage. The A-SAFE Height Restrictor offers guidance and physical protection; guarding against damage to vulnerable corners, columns, door openings and overhead assets such as sprinkler systems and …

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UKWA celebrates 75th anniversary milestone

UKWA celebrates 75th anniversary milestone

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its inception in 2019. The Association was launched in 1944 when representatives from warehousing companies formed a Committee to discuss the storage and distribution of food and materials in wartime Britain. Originally known as the National Association of Inland Warehouse Keepers (NAWK), the Association changed its name to …

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HYSTER EUROPE SHOWCASES INNOVATIVE WAREHOUSE AND LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS

Hyster Europe showcases innovative warehouse and logistics solution at LogiMAT 2019

At LogiMAT 2019, which takes place from 19th to 21st February in Stuttgart, Germany, Hyster Europe will present 360-degree solutions for warehouse and logistics applications, including a focus on innovative robotics solutions. In addition, a Reach Truck with tilting mast, particularly suited for use in confined spaces, will be on show. Visitors to the Hyster Europe stand will be able …

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MWheels appoints Savage as UK Sales Manager Fleet and Aftermarket

MWheels has appointed Steve Savage as UK Sales Manager

MWheels has appointed Steve Savage as UK Sales Manager – Fleet and Aftermarket. Savage, who previously held the roles of Fleet Sales Manager for Pirelli and National Accounts Truck for Bridgestone, will be responsible for increased market penetration of steel, Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium commercial vehicle wheels with both new and existing customers. He will report directly to Matt …

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Close Brothers Asset Finance strengthens Materials Handling sales team

Close Brothers Asset Finance strengthens Materials Handling sales team

Close Brothers Asset Finance today announced that it has appointed Phil Blea into the role of Materials Handling Area Sales Manager as part of its strategy to further enhance the company’s already strong presence in this key sector. Phil, who joins from Linde Creighton, has extensive experience of working with some of the leading names in the materials handling sector …

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Pallet Flow Rack Can Be Steel King

Pallet Flow Rack can be a Warehouse Manager’s Best Friend

When properly designed to meet the specific inventory and storage requirements, pallet flow racks maximize storage space and improve shipping logistics. Any warehouse or distribution center with limited floor space that needs high density storage or automatic rotation of inventory on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) basis can benefit by implementing pallet flow storage racks. However, achieving the full performance capabilities …

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Trio of vessels tip Ward over the 7million GBP export target ahead of schedule

Trio of vessels tip Ward over the £7million export target ahead of schedule

Derbyshire-based metal and waste management specialist, Ward, has exceeded its forecasted annual export target from its dedicated deep sea dock at Immingham in just seven months. The specialist metal recycler has exported over 50,000 tonnes of ferrous and no-ferrous metal since it opened the facility in April this year, at an estimated value of £7.6million. Three ships left the dock …

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A-Safe Reaching new heights of protection from high level damage

Reaching new heights of protection from high-level damage

Workplace safety innovators, A-SAFE, have re-engineered their Height Restrictor to bring even more customer benefits. A-SAFE is committed to providing workplace protection and safety solutions that are designed to minimise risk, injury and damage. The A-SAFE Height Restrictor offers guidance and physical protection; guarding against damage to vulnerable corners, columns, door openings and overhead assets such as sprinkler systems and …

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RUD Automatic Snow Chains keep your vehicles moving & drivers safe this winter

RUD Automatic Snow Chains keep your vehicles moving & driver’s safe this winter

RUD Chains offer a wide range of snow chains for passenger cars, 4×4, vans, trucks, buses, commercial and emergency vehicles. ROTOGRIP is an automatic snow chain system which has been specifically designed for commercial and emergency vehicles. The automatic snow and ice chain is simply deployed with just a flip-of-a-switch from the driver’s seat, while the vehicle is in motion. …

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VANTEC BUILDING INNOVATION CENTRE AT SUNDERLAND

Vantec building Health and Safety Training Innovation Centre in Sunderland

A safety and training innovation centre being built at Vantec HQ in Sunderland will create a UK-first ‘living warehouse’ focusing on accident prevention in the logistics industry, drawing on the latest innovation in training and health and safety. The innovation centre is the result of a unique partnership between Vantec and the University of Sunderland brokered by Sunderland City Council. …

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Trio of vessels tip Ward over the 7million GBP export target ahead of schedule

Trio of vessels tip Ward over the £7million export target ahead of schedule

Derbyshire-based metal and waste management specialist, Ward, has exceeded its forecasted annual export target from its dedicated deep sea dock at Immingham in just seven months. The specialist metal recycler has exported over 50,000 tonnes of ferrous and no-ferrous metal since it opened the facility in April this year, at an estimated value of £7.6million. Three ships left the dock …

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How Outsourcing Admin can Boost Efficiency Moorepay human resources

How Outsourcing Admin can Boost Efficiency

While some UK businesses are expected to experience a sales boom post-Brexit, this is largely expected to have a negative impact on the nation’s private sector. For this group of firms, there will be an emphasis on consolidation and cost savings once Britain has left the EU, with the outsourcing of some functions potentially enabling them to increase efficiency while …

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Zoro discusses How to improve forklift safety in cold weather

How to improve forklift safety in cold weather

Forklifts are an essential piece of machinery for lots of industries, and they make everyday lifting and handling of heavy goods much faster, easier, and less labour-intensive. But these useful machines can also present a number of hazards, both for those behind the wheel, and other workers on the factory or warehouse floor. And, when winter sets in and ice, …

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EnerSys to present its latest motive power innovations at LogiMAT 2019

EnerSys to present its latest motive power innovations at LogiMAT 2019

EnerSys (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, will present its latest innovations for motive power batteries and their related infrastructure at LogiMAT 2019 – the International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management – on 19-21 February 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. Technical experts will be on-hand at Stand B09 / Hall 10 to provide …

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Field Service Success A How-To Guide by Richard Gilliard Managing Director Renovotec

Field Service Success: A How-To Guide by Richard Gilliard Managing Director Renovotec 

Picking the right technology is important for field service success argues Renovotec’s Richard Gilliard, who offers some practical advice Field service employs some 20 million field technicians worldwide: it is forecast that by 2022 the global field service market will be worth $4.45 billion. ? According to Gartner, by 2020 70% of organisations will cite customer satisfaction as a primary …

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ECOLIGHTING INDUSTRY LEADING LED TECHNOLOGY

Ecolighting’s industry-leading LED technology is best fit for steel tube specialists

Ecolighting UK has recently installed new LED lighting at the Voestalpine Rotec Ltd warehouse facility in Hinckley to upgrade the company’s previous systems to one of Ecolighting’s most popular fittings. The workshop and production areas have been fitted with Ecolighting’s Pegasus LED lighting, and have replaced the incorrect underperforming LED luminaires that were in place. Following a successful previous project …

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Leafletdrop From Leaflets to Perishable Products Designing Your Distribution Strategy

From Leaflets to Perishable Products: Designing Your Distribution Strategy

A key component for the majority of modern businesses, having a thorough, well researched and carefully considered distribution strategy in place is a must. However, depending on industry and the types of product your company produces – such as perishable food items – distribution requirements can vary greatly. In this area, there is no one-size solution and the most effective …

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TGW Rovolution wins the 2018 Austrian Robotics Award

TGW’s Rovolution wins the 2018 Austrian Robotics Award

Automated handling solutions specialist TGW has won the ‘Business’ category in the 2018 Austrian Robotics Awards with its ‘Rovolution’ robot technology. The judging panel of representatives from the fields of education, industry and the Austrian Society for Measurement, Automation and Robotics were impressed by TGW’s intelligent, self-learning and flexible system for fully-automated single-piece picking. “Being named as the recipient of …

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Pregis roll out new ancillary technology for green packaging

Pregis roll out new ancillary technology for green packaging

Pregis Limited have announced the launch of their new Easypack® Coiler, a high volume, high-speed ancillary packaging solution that boosts on-demand packing times and enhances user experience. Designed to bolt-on directly on to their bestselling Packmaster™Pro packaging technology, the new Coiler system automates the process of producing coils of robust, cushion packaging made from 100% recycled, 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable …

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