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UK first mixed chemistry battery recycling facility set to open

UK’s first mixed chemistry battery recycling facility set to open

Fenix Battery Recycling Ltd is the first facility in the UK to offer on-site recycling for multiple battery types from its state-of-the-art battery shredding and recycling plant in Willenhall, West Midlands. Alkaline batteries will be recycled from October and within three months the technology will be in place to recycle lithium ion batteries. Fenix expects to recycle 10,000 tonnes of …

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XPO Logistics to Lead Panel for CILT Women in Logistics Virtual Diversity Roadshow

XPO Logistics to Lead Panel for CILT’s Women in Logistics Virtual Diversity Roadshow

XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, will be joined by customers Nestlé UK Ltd., Shiseido Company and Ted Baker Plc for a panel discussion on “Relationship-Building in Logistics” at the Women in Logistics UK Virtual Diversity Roadshow on September 23, 2020. The discussion, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILT), will take …

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More lift truck users taking lithium-ion option

More lift truck users taking lithium-ion option

Narrow Aisle Ltd – the Flexi articulated lift truck-based intralogistics solutions specialist – reports that over 20 per cent of the companies that enquired about new trucks during the second quarter of 2020 named lithium-ion as their preferred forklift power choice. “We are witnessing a clear uptick in interest and demand for lithium-ion powered Flexi articulated trucks – especially amongst …

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Recycle Week starts today Monday 21 September Together We Recycle

Recycle Week starts today (Monday 21 September)! Together – We Recycle.

New stats show the UK cares more about the environment than ever before – nearly 9 in 10 households ‘regularly recycle’ The theme for Recycle Now’s 17th annual Recycle Week is to thank the nation for continuing to recycle, despite all that has happened this year, under the banner ‘Together – We Recycle’. Statistics released by Recycle Now show that …

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New stand-on truck Linde E10 All-rounder for one ton of payload

New stand-on truck Linde E10 – All-rounder for one ton of payload

It is versatile, can move goods weighing up to one tonne and even fits into a freight elevator: the new Linde E10 stand-on electric truck. With this new offering, Linde Material Handling is expanding its range of industrial trucks with a flexible vehicle featuring numerous comfort and safety functions. In almost every industry there are transport tasks that require a …

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UK logistics boss highlights digital skills shortage will hold back development of supply chains

UK logistics boss highlights digital skills shortage will hold back development of supply chains

The shortage of digital talent is a massive challenge for the logistics industry, potentially bigger than the lack of drivers according to the UK head of one of the world’s largest transportation technology platforms. Nick Ghia, General Manager UK at C.H. Robinson, which supports some 119,000 market sector customers and transport carriers globally through its multi-modal logistics platform, Navisphere and …

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SFS Low Carbon Emissions Vehicles event 2 August20

SFS hosts socially distanced Low Carbon Emissions Vehicles event

A socially distanced Low Carbon Emissions Vehicle demonstration event hosted by Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) last month provided a unique opportunity to present the latest fleet technologies to council representatives. Contract hire and fleet management company, SFS runs a network of workshops as well as its own municipal vehicle hire division, CTS Hire, and has been delivering solutions to …

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LIBIAO 5kg tilt tray robot

LiBiao’s ‘Mini Yellow’ mobile robots bring game-changing sorting solution to Europe

LiBiao Robot – the automated robot-based parcel sortation solutions specialist – has announced that it is entering the European market with its ‘Mini Yellow’ range of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). And, in line with the company’s overall global strategy, LiBiao is seeking strategic alliances with distribution partners in the UK, Germany, Spain, France and Italy. LiBiao’s ‘Mini Yellow’ range has …

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UK Paper Hub launched creating an unrivalled all-in-one facility for paper and for

UK Paper Hub launched creating an unrivalled all-in-one facility for paper and forest products at The Port of Tilbury

London’s fastest growing port launches the UK Paper Hub in Tilbury. Bringing together decades of expertise at the Port of Tilbury, the new all-in-one paper and forest product handling Hub is the first facility in the UK created to actively reduce all forms of waste in the supply chain. UK Paper Hub is the collective brand covering Tilbury’s handling, storage …

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Leigh Anderson Managing Director Bis Henderson Recruitment

How to maximise your potential for job opportunities in a crisis by Leigh Anderson, Managing Director, Bis Henderson Recruitment

Jobs are going almost daily, from retail assistants to aero-engineers, and inevitably including a good few logistics and supply chain staff. But all is not necessarily doom and gloom, as there are some outstanding vacancies out there. Fortunately, crises always create opportunities, and this one is no exception as organisations strive to transform themselves. Some of the sectors actively looking …

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New Volvo machines for Commercial Recycling

New for ‘not so’ Old at Commercial Recycling

As part of its ongoing replacement regime, Commercial Recycling (Southern) Ltd has updated most of its Volvo equipment for new models at the company’s Canford recycling facility including, for the first time, a new Volvo EW240E Material Handler. “In line with our policy of keeping our equipment as fresh and up to date as possible, last year we made some …

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RITE-HITE INVESTS IN NEW MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY IN EUROPE

Rite-Hite, manufacture of Global Wheel-Lok Loading Bay safety system commences in Germany

Rite-Hite, the Loading Bay safety business, has signalled a major investment in its European operations by commencing manufacture of its Global Wheel-Lok system in Germany to provide customers outside of the US with just-in-time delivery of a range of solutions to support the warehousing, logistics and distribution industries. The manufacturing facility in Volkmarsen, in the centre of Germany, has been …

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FlexQube Wins First Order in the UK

FlexQube wins first eQart order in the UK

Based in Suffolk, Timberwolf Ltd, who manufactures industrial and commercial woodchippers, has ordered an eQart for use in their manufacturing process. This is the first eQart sold in the UK, and the third sold in Europe within a month. The order will be delivered in the fourth quarter 2020. CEO Anders Fogelberg comments, “Once again the simplicity and ease of …

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Recycling plant saves over 50000 Euros per year with NSK mounted bearings

Recycling plant saves over €50,000 per year with NSK mounted bearings

A recycling plant that was experiencing regular failures of mounted bearings on the conveyor of an optical sorting machine is enjoying major gains following the switch to NSK SNN series plummer blocks fitted with NSKHPS spherical roller bearings. Thanks to the reduction in replacement bearing costs, breakdowns and maintenance, the facility is saving €51,174 per annum. The problem at the …

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Strategic thinking leads to LPR Haulier Overhaul

Strategic thinking leads to LPR’s Haulier Overhaul

The current Covid-19 pandemic has provided a number of opportunities for businesses to rethink their processes and indeed has enabled some deep thinking time – a resource which can be in short supply during normal operation. Some projects which have been in the ‘slow cooker’ for a while can be exposed to a bit more heat, leading them to come …

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How To Keep Temporary Industrial Workers Safe During The Pandemic

How To Keep Temporary Industrial Workers Safe During The Pandemic

The industrial market runs on temporary staff, as they are a cost-effective way to complete large projects. However, temporary team members are harder to manage, because they’re usually outsourced and they often work for an agency. Even if they are in-house, then it can be a challenge to train them in all of your premises’ procedures quickly. These challenges are …

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Thomas Karlsson, Managing Director Element Logic Sweden

Scandinavian Cosmetics automating with Element Logic

Scandinavian Cosmetics, the leading distributor of beauty products in Scandinavia, chooses to automate and merge their operations to a new warehouse in Malmö, Sweden, where Element Logic will install the AutoStore solution. As a leading distributor in make-up, fragrance, skin- and hair care, Scandinavian Cosmetics AB represents more than 60 international leading brands. The company acts as an agency and …

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Keg Handling Attachments at Camerons Brewery

Keg Handling Attachments at Camerons Brewery

Camerons Brewery Ltd was established by John William Cameron in Hartlepool, County Durham, England in 1865. It is the largest independent brewer in the North East of England, with a brewery capacity of 1.5 million hectolitres and an estate of 75 houses, which range from community pubs and city centre venues, to restaurant and accommodation-based outlets. This includes the popular …

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G&W UK companies invest in 75 new lifting and handling machines

G&W UK companies invest in 75 new lifting and handling machines across their UK container terminals

Freightliner and Pentalver, subsidiaries of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), have made a significant investment in 75 new lifting and handling machines to be deployed at their container terminals throughout the UK. The initial batch of equipment was recently delivered, with the additional 40 machines to follow in the coming months. The new machines include Hyster reachstackers, Terberg terminal tractors, …

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RENOVOTEC EXPANDS TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR ITS MANAGED PRINT SERVICE

Renovotec expands to meet growing demand for its Managed Print Service

Company opens new, 50% larger ‘Renovotec Managed Print’ service centre Renovotec’s managed print service is unique in manufacturing and logistics according to the company “The coronavirus is driving user demand for larger and more flexible printer fleets, at lower cost. Renovotec Managed Print meets that demand” says Renovotec MD Richard Gilliard Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged hardware, software and …

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