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MP's Transport Committee takes evidence on challenges faced in temperature-controlled distribution

MP’s Transport Committee takes evidence on challenges faced in temperature-controlled distribution

The Cold Chain Federation has given an influential Committee of MPs crucial insight into the realities of the current challenging environment for temperature-controlled distribution, and called for Government action to ease current pressures and promote future resilience of food supply chains. The federation’s Chief Executive Shane Brennan discussed the range of challenges cold chain operators are facing and their impacts …

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Hiab launches HIAB iQ.1188 HiPro loader crane with new control system

Hiab launches HIAB iQ.1188 HiPro loader crane with new control system

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched the 110 tonne metre ™ super heavy loader crane HIAB iQ.1188 HiPro with the company’s new control system to deliver new productivity and safety benefits. The iQ range is HIAB’s new generation of loader cranes based on the new control system SPACEevo combined with the CombiDrive 4 remote control that is used for the …

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Hyundai and Doosan to compete under Genuine tie-up

Hyundai and Doosan to compete under Genuine tie-up

An intermediary holding company, Hyundai Genuine, has been established, following the purchase in August of Doosan Infracore, by Hyundai Heavy Industries Group. Doosan Infracore has since been renamed Hyundai-Doosan Infracore. Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai-Doosan Infracore will continue to operate under their own management systems, competing as sister companies within the global equipment market. Hyundai Genuine will provide support to …

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AntwerpXL postponed to October 2022

AntwerpXL postponed to October 2022

AntwerpXL, the award-winning breakbulk and heavy lift event, has been postponed from December 2021 to 4 – 6 October 2022. The decision has been made in consultation with the community due to the announcement on Covid restrictions by the Government in Belgium last week. The situation looks likely to continue for the weeks ahead, directly impacting Easyfairs’ ability to serve …

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iFollow slimline autonomous mobile robots AMRs can carry two roll cages at once

Double roll cage robots to transform UK grocery logistics

Premium, iFollow slimline autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) made in France can carry two roll cages at once in cold stores and ambient warehouses, making them an ideal productivity boosting solution for grocery logistics. iFollow has arrived in the UK intralogistics market to offer premium autonomous mobile robots that will transform order picking and heavy load transport in warehouses and logistics …

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Logistics UK hosts summit addressing economic importance of the Short Straits

Logistics UK hosts summit addressing economic importance of the Short Straits

The UK short straits, the trading routes across the narrowest parts of the English Channel, are a vital asset in Britain’s supply chain but unaddressed issues with border controls and transport infrastructure may impact their resilience and sustainability, according to Logistics UK, the business group representing the industry. Hosting its first Short Straits Summit this week in Westminster, Logistics UK …

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UK’s Premier Packaging Event, Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging, to Showcase the Industry’s Most Cutting-Edge Innovations

UK’s Premier Packaging Event to Showcase the Industry’s Most Cutting-Edge Innovations

Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London, the UK’s most exclusive packaging event, returns to London Olympia next week (1 & 2 December) showcasing the most cutting-edge developments and technologies from right across the UK packaging community. Show Launches With the majority of the 180 exhibitors planning to launch new products and services live at the show, it is set to …

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New resellers appointed as Beaverswood extends its European Product Distribution Operations

New resellers appointed as Beaverswood extends its European Product Distribution Operations

Workplace visual communications specialist Beaverswood has appointed new European resellers for its racksack waste collection and segregation range as it continues to expand its international operations and product distribution channels. Germany-based A.M.P.E.R.E. Deutschland GmbH has been appointed as a new reseller in a move that will enable it to extend its range of products currently available to its pan-Europe reseller …

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Record numbers attend Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2021

Record numbers attend Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2021

The fifth Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition and conference held earlier this month in Amsterdam, The Netherlands attracted a record number of visitors and exhibitors from across Europe. The annual event had a total attendance of more than 4,400 over two days and attracted over 180 exhibiting companies. Over 3,500 attended the in-person event and nearly 900 others attended …

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Orders soar for new lift trucks, but manufacturers struggle to meet demand new UKMHA data reveals

Orders soar for new lift trucks, but manufacturers struggle to meet demand

Rising confidence as business looks for a swift recovery from a succession of pandemic-induced lockdowns is generating unprecedented demand for new lift trucks across nearly all sectors of the market. However, as new data from the UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA) shows, manufacturers are struggling to keep pace with demand due to the ongoing shortage of critical components. Following a …

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The Safety Implications of the Current Supply Chain Backlog & Driver Shortage

Logistics in the Spotlight: The Safety Implications of the Current Supply Chain Backlog & Driver Shortage

Lately, the logistics industry and supply chains have been receiving more media attention than ever, unfortunately it’s not for the best reasons. With headlines in the media such as “Supply Chain Crisis Risks Taking Global Economy Down With It”, “No End in Sight for the COVID-Led Global Supply Chain Disruption” and “Truck driver Shortage Worsens Supply Chain Backlog” there’s no …

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SICK “MAX-es” out its In-Cylinder Magnetostrictive Linear Encoders

SICK “MAX-es” out its In-Cylinder Magnetostrictive Linear Encoders

SICK has expanded its MAX® family of linear encoders to extend the space-saving, operating cost and maintenance benefits offered by its innovative magnetostrictive measurement technology to smaller hydraulic cylinders and more harsh operating environments. SICK MAX48 Unit The rugged SICK MAX30 and SICK MAX48 linear encoders use reliable, non-contact magnetostriction technology to measure the piston position in the hydraulic cylinders …

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GemOne Launches Latest Safety Management Solution For Material Handlers With Free Webinar

WMH CHAIN Webinar: Creating A Safer and More Efficient Warehouse

It’s an exciting but challenging time for material handlers and equipment dealerships in the UK. In particular, decisions about which new technologies to introduce on forklifts are set to have a huge impact on the safety and efficiency of businesses in 2022 and beyond. GemOne Launches Latest Safety Management Solution For Material Handlers As part of the launch in Europe …

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Renovotec Benelux Manager appointed to accelerate company's European expansion

Renovotec Benelux Manager appointed to accelerate company’s European expansion

Jan Marien to launch Benelux business drive, recruit new Renovotec sales and support teams Latest move also supports existing multinational Renovotec customers Marien joins Renovotec from supply chain technology company Zetes “Jan Marien’s appointment is key to the acceleration of Renovotec’s European expansion and the rollout of its chosen products and services across the continent” says Renovotec CEO Richard Gilliard …

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4 Ways To Improve Customer Service In Your Logistics Business

4 Ways To Improve Customer Service In Your Logistics Business

Customer experience is becoming the top priority in many businesses, even in logistics service providers. It seems that everyone is buzzing about it, and with good reason. A solid 80% of consumers would pay more for an improved customer experience, one study states. (1) Positive interaction with customers, whether face to face, over the phone, or online, allows businesses to …

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Carlton Forest 3PL and Longs of Leeds partnership working for delivering supply chain success story

Partnership working delivering supply chain success story

Two of the most well-respected and growing names in the logistics and warehousing sector have joined forces to deliver a tailor-made solution to one of the biggest global household names. Carlton Forest 3PL and Longs of Leeds, who have worked together for many years, have partnered to offer seamless storage, order picking, stock management and onward delivery to retail outlets …

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Net Zero Meetups launches first climate positive, AI technology matching service

Net Zero Meetups launches first climate positive, AI technology matching service to help businesses connect in a green and sustainable manner

Net Zero Meetups helps businesses connect with the people they want to meet the most by deploying a smart matching technology and decreasing environmental impact Net Zero Meetups, a digitally native events, and matchmaking company, today announces the launch of the first-ever fully climate positive and sustainable events platform for businesses. The solution is designed to help businesses reach their …

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New report from H&S facilities management specialist Seton highlights post-pandemic sign blindness threat

New Report highlights post-pandemic sign blindness threat

Leading health and safety experts are warning that the UK faces a ‘sign blindness’ epidemic as people continue to return to the workplace. Recent research from the Office of National Statistics showed that 60% of adults expect to be back in their normal place of work before the end of autumn. Now, health and safety solutions provider Seton has joined …

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Magazino extends robot fleet at Zalando

Magazino extends robot fleet at Zalando

Autonomous picking and transporting of shoeboxes in fulfillment centers 20 more TORU robots from Magazino will be deployed at Zalando’s logistics center in Lahr Part of the fleet is already actively supporting Zalando’s logistics center for Cyber Week The mobile robot TORU picks shoe boxes fully autonomously and supports employees Magazino extends the robot fleet at Europe’s leading fashion platform …

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Why digital transformation is changing

Why digital transformation is changing the manufacturing industry as we know it

Yoav Kutner, CEO and Founder of Oro, Inc. The manufacturing and distribution industry has faced many challenges as a result of the pandemic. These challenges have led to businesses prioritising digital transformation much earlier than anticipated. Yoav Kutner, CEO and Founder of Oro, Inc., believes that it has never been more important for businesses to have a B2B eCommerce platform …

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Randex launches vertical storage lift online planning service

Randex launches vertical storage lift online planning service

Organisations can now use the free ‘Compact Configurator’ tool on Randex.com to produce their own automated storage and handling specification “By sharing our vertical storage technology freely we are helping to democratise business planning” says Randex director James Roberts Leading vertical storage lift company Randex is claiming an industry first for its rollout of a free online service that organisations …

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Renovotec is introducing a ‘warehouse walkthrough’ service

New Renovotec ‘Warehouse Walkthrough’ service combats industry staff shortages; boosts productivity

Renovotec’s free ‘warehouse walkthrough’ consulting service pinpoints critical areas for technology intervention and staff reduction in warehousing and logistics Warehouse walkthrough recommendations can reduce warehouse staffing levels by 30%; cut warehouse walking time by 50%; increase picking speed and accuracy by 35% “Our warehouse walkthrough service is designed to solve the current staffing problems faced by the industry. It is …

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