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Materials Handling World Digital Magazine February 2019

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Caterpillar Announces Officer Changes

Caterpillar announces officer changes

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has announced officer changes to further support execution of the enterprise strategy, including an emphasis on the company’s focus on services. All changes are effective May 1, 2019. Tom Bluth to become Vice President of new Legal Aftermarket Support Tom Bluth, currently vice president of the Innovation & Technology Development Division (ITDD), will transition to vice …

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Greencarrier 10 shipping terms every international shipper should know

Greencarrier – 10 shipping terms every international shipper should know

COD, CYCY, DM, and DT. Say what? For an untrained ear, this is just gibberish. To international shippers, however, it is a different story. Understanding shipping terms is absolutely crucial when transporting goods across the globe. That being said, it is not easy to remember exactly what the various abbreviations stand for. Luckily, we have created this quick reference guide …

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PALLETWAYS LONDON APPOINTS EXPERIENCED GENERAL MANAGER

New General Manager for Palletways London

Palletways London has appointed Colin Sturgess as its new general manager to develop the business in London, the South East of England and across Europe. Operating from Greenford, Middlesex, Palletways London is part of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network. One of Palletways’ largest UK depots, it processes 2,000 pallets a day ranging from single pallet …

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RENAULT TRUCKS TAKES POLE POSITION AT STAND A11 TIP-EX 2019

Renault Trucks takes pole position at stand A11 Tip-ex 2019

Building on its strong performance in the construction sector, Renault Trucks is to announce the full line-up of its enhanced Ready for Business bodied stock range at Tip-ex 2019. Stand A11 will feature two of the top sellers, a Range C430 8×4 muck-away tipper featuring Thompsons Loadmaster body and a Range C460 Wilcox-bodied insulated aluminium aggregate tipper. Also creating a …

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STERTIL KONI SKYLIFT BEATS INSPECTION PIT

Stertil Koni Skylift beats inspection pit for agricultural workshop

When considering equipment to support its new purpose-built workshop, Brian Robinson Machinery decided to purchase a Stertil Koni heavy duty, surface-mounted Skylift in preference to an excavated inspection pit. Brian Robinson Machinery was established in 1982 and is widely acknowledged as a prominent local agricultural engineering and machinery dealer for North Yorkshire and the North East. The company provides new …

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CHEP celebrate twelve years of injury free working at Dublin plant

CHEP celebrate twelve years of injury-free working at Dublin plant

CHEP, the leading FMCG and retail end-to-end supply chain specialist, has celebrated twelve years of incident-free working at the company’s Dublin plant in Finglas through an industry leading health & safety initiative called Zero Harm. The Zero Harm initiative, which was launched in 2005, commits to considering health, safety, the environment and human rights in all decisions concerning the development …

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PRESIDENT SAFETY AWARD PUTS PALLETFORCE BEST IN CLASS

President’s Safety Award puts Palletforce Best in Class

Palletforce has received a prestigious award in recognition of its unrivalled commitment to health and safety in the workplace. The company has invested in a number of measures, including the latest technology, to ensure its SuperHub offers the highest levels of safety to both its staff and visiting member transport companies. The President’s Award is presented to organisations who have …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment prepare their excavators for Engcon tiltrotators

Hyundai Construction Equipment prepare their excavators for Engcon tiltrotators

At this year’s Bauma Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) and the Swedish expert for tiltrotators, Engcon, have announced a cooperation in terms of product completion. The collaboration means that Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) will factory-mount Engcon’s proportional control system DC2 on its excavators to be easily equipped with an Engcon tiltrotator*. HCE and Engcon: a perfect match The first Engcon-equipped …

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Logistics Centre of the Future Austrian Post Tests Autonomous Courtyard Logistics

Logistics Centre of the Future: Austrian Post Tests Autonomous Courtyard Logistics

As an innovation leader, Austrian Post is driving forward the topic of “autonomous driving” and intelligent solutions in in-house logistics. While an automatic parcel unloading system was recently introduced, the successful use of drones and the delivery of parcels with an autonomous vehicle had previously been tested. The next step has now been taken with AIT: DI Peter Umundum, Member …

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Unique JCB Teletruk goes electric to reach new markets

Unique JCB Teletruk goes electric to reach new markets

JCB is making a huge technological leap forward with its innovative Teletruk range with the launch of an electric model designed to reach into a global market where almost 250,000 units are sold globally every year. Launched in October 1997, the JCB Teletruk remains the world’s only telescopic lift truck and offers users the benefit of forward reach thanks to …

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Featured News

Pirtek franchisees invest to comply with ULEZ so customers do not pay the charge

Pirtek franchisees invest to comply with ULEZ so customers don’t pay the charge

As the new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) comes into force, businesses in central London are being forced to make choices about how to absorb the cost. The ULEZ is designed to improve London’s air quality through reduced nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions from older diesel and petrol-engined vehicles, which are a significant health hazard, particularly to young children. …

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Cimcorp enters Russian distribution market and aims to boost grocery freshness

Cimcorp enters Russian distribution market and aims to boost grocery freshness

Logistics automation specialist, Cimcorp, partners with Russian technology integrator, FL Group, to offer its robotic solutions to customers in Russia In response to growing demand for increased speed in fresh produce logistics, leading automation supplier, Cimcorp, is entering the Russian distribution market. Being represented by FL Group, an industrial automation integrator based in St Petersburg, Cimcorp is confident that its …

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RENOVOTEC LAUNCHES DISCOUNTED RENTAL SCHEME FOR ZEBRA

Renovotec launches Discounted Rental Scheme for Zebra’s new MC9300 Handheld and TC8300 Touch Android computers

40% discount on all MC9300 and TC8300 rentals ‘Rent now, buy later’ option Both products launching “The scheme gives supply chain companies immediate, lower-cost rental access to Zebra’s latest and best mobile enterprise technology” says Renovotec managing director Richard Gilliard Businesses wanting to acquire Zebra’s latest Android products, the ultra-rugged MC9300 handheld and TC8300 touch enterprise computers now have the …

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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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Volvo Construction Equipment new Material Handler arrives at Portland Stone from SMT GB

Volvo’s new Material Handler arrives at Portland

Portland Stone Ltd has taken delivery of a new Volvo EW240E Material Handler for its Broadcroft Waste and Recycling Centre on the Isle of Portland following a successful demonstration and evaluation. Replacing a competitive model, the new Volvo EW240E MHE takes up residence at the company’s Waste Recycling Facility, handling incoming domestic and industrial waste. “The machine had to meet …

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Swedish TYRI Revolutionising Heavy Vehicle Lighting worldwide launch of TYRI INTELLi light

TYRI Revolutionising Heavy Vehicle Lighting– worldwide launch of INTELLilight™

TYRI, the world leader in heavy vehicle lighting, is now launching a brand-new heavy vehicle lighting system – TYRI INTELLilight™. This intelligent lighting system works on a similar principle to a wireless mesh network: the lights are interconnected via Bluetooth in a closed network, which is integrated with the vehicle, and then easily controlled via an app. The lights are …

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RUD Lifting Equipment for Cold Temperatures

RUD lifting equipment for cold temperatures operational down to -60°c

The RUD lifting product range offers many advantages to the user and equipment being lifted. Having earnt over 500 international patents for their continuous product development and innovative approach you can rest assured to find the best solution for your lifting requirements. RUD manufacture and supply over 700 lifting and lashing points for bolting and welding covering an impressive working …

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Apprenticeship success continues for KNAPP

Apprenticeship success continues for KNAPP

As another two apprentices – Corey Seagrove and Andy Rogers – approach the completion of their four-year training programme, KNAPP UK is preparing to recruit more young people to start in September. Corey (20) and Andy (21) – both based at the site of KNAPP customer, John Lewis, in Milton Keynes – will graduate in June with HNCs in Mechatronics. …

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UPALL protects pallets in real world trial with LPR

UPALL® protects pallets in real world trial with LPR

Major European pallet pooler LPR, has taken delivery of 1,200 UPALL® protected wooden pallets, as the company begins a ‘real world’ trial of the innovative new UPALL® pallet guard system, developed by James Jones & Sons (Pallets & Packaging) Ltd. The UPALL® protective system has been in development since 2015 and sees robust plastic protectors fitted at the point of …

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Strong conference programme unveiled for TCS&D Show

Strong conference programme unveiled for TCS&D Show

Announcing the speakers for the seminars at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) Exhibition & Conference, the event’s organisers are delighted with the programme so far. “With key industry figures addressing hot topics in the temperature-controlled sector,” said Martyn Cogan, Exhibition Director, “visitors should be asking themselves if they can really afford not to attend.” Taking place on the …

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Plastic pallet granules ready to be used to create new, reusable plastic pallets and boxes

‘Reuse, recycle, repeat’ advises leading plastic pallet supplier

Jim Hardisty Managing Director of Goplasticpallets.com Goplasticpallets.com – The Responsible Plastic Pallet Company – is urging customers to reuse their plastic pallets and boxes, recycle them, and then repeat the process to help create a circular economy. This pertinent advice comes following what’s been a difficult last year for plastic pallet’s biggest rival ‘the wooden pallet’ with timber shortages and …

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Aldermore launches automated digital Dealer Portal

Aldermore launches automated digital Dealer Portal

Aldermore, the specialist funder, is enhancing its asset finance offering with the launch of a new online Dealer Portal. The fully-mobile and optimised portal, which represents the latest move by Aldermore to invest in its technology and people, aims to improve the service that it provides to small businesses by simplifying the relationship between lending partners and customers. Now available …

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EnerSys expands NexSys motive power battery range to include lithium-ion technology

EnerSys expands NexSys motive power battery range to include lithium-ion technology

EnerSys is set to introduce advanced lithium ion technology to its NexSys range of high-performance motive power batteries with the launch of NexSys iON™ battery systems in 2019. The expanded range will encompass superior Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) and lithium ion batteries to offer customers a full spectrum of intelligent and flexible power options for their electric material handling …

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