One of the key attractions at the forthcoming Multimodal 2008 Exhibition (NEC, Birmingham, 22-24 April 2008) will be the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Pavilion.
With over 600 member companies, UKWA is the UK's leading trade association dedicated to the third party logistics sector and its members control nearly 100 million square feet of warehousing space from some 1300 locations across the UK.
The UKWA Pavilion, which will be prominently located to the right of the main entrance to the exhibition, will showcase the products and services offered by no less than 15 UKWA members and associate members.
The clearly defined Pavilion will enable visitors to meet some of the UK's leading 3PLs as well as several companies offering a wide range of materials handling equipment.
The Pavilion will be centered around a hospitality area where visitors to the show can learn more about the workings of the UKWA and the benefits of joining the association. The facility will also be somewhere where visitors can discuss their logistics or materials handling needs with UKWA Pavilion exhibitors away from the noise and bustle of the exhibition.
The companies exhibiting with the UKWA Pavilion at Multimodal 2008 include:
As a leading independent logistics company, Bibby Distribution offers an impressive portfolio of services. With a reputation for building excellent customer relationships, the majority of the company's business is based around long-term partnerships, where supply chain strategies are developed to achieve agreed objectives and success. Bibby Distribution employs around 2,500 people at more than 70 locations in the UK and operates over a thousand road-based assets and several million square feet of warehouse space.
Century Logistics has developed a highly efficient business with many varied clients, ranging from blue chip companies to smaller independent operations. Century has over 350,000 square feet of racked and open plan warehousing and a strategic location near to Felixstowe & Harwich and provides a wide range of value added, bespoke services as well as the capability and flexibility to set up specific operations nationwide.
Norbert Dentressangle provides transport and logistics services throughout Europe. Areas of specialisation include the transport of temperature controlled goods and bulk product transport. The transport of temperature controlled goods includes the delivery of early fruits and vegetables in Europe between production areas and centres of consumption. Bulk product transport covers the supply of raw materials to manufacturing units in a liquid, gas, powder or granulated form. ND has a European tanker fleet for bulk powder products. The company also specializes in Aviation Logistics, Building products, clothing and fashion.
For more than 50 years, Link 51 has specialised in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of pallet racking, shelving, lockers and other storage systems for organisations large or small, to local and international clients. The company is able to undertake a range of projects – from the supply of a few bays of stock room shelving, to the design and installation of a fully integrated storage and materials handling warehouse facility.
John G Russell
Russell is a leading privately owned company offering a complete range of transport, warehousing and distribution services by road, rail or sea. With strategically located depots offering nationwide coverage, Russell provide cost-effective, professional logistics services, individually tailored to meet and exceed the requirements of our varied customer base.
The Bendi range of articulated forklift trucks is the result of over 40 years experience in designing and manufacturing VNA equipment. The company's patented articulation systems and the traction and stability characteristics of the trucks means that Bendi offer a machine to fit virtually any application. 2008 will see the introduction of Bendi trucks with AC control to the rear and front wheel drive models.
RedPrairie is a consumer driven optimization company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 15 years, the RedPrairie integrated E2e™ solutions offer on-demand capabilities to over 32,000 sites worldwide for many of the world's largest companies. With 20+ global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides high levels of service and support.
Clandestine Software is an integrated logistics solution provider for warehouse management and inventory control. As a software developer with its origin in manufacturing, Clandestine is able to offer products and services from an in-depth understanding of the complete supply chain. The company's software delivers a standard tool with massive functionality and flexibility for the logistics industry.
Manhattan Associates provides global supply chain solutions to organisations that consider supply chain software, processes and technology strategic to market leadership. With offices in ten countries (UK, France, the Netherlands, USA, Mexico, Singapore, Australia, Japan, China, India), a number of strategic channel partners located around the world and a staff of 2,300 organised by industry, Manhattan Associates is well placed to serve the local and global supply chain needs of companies of every size in a variety of industry sectors including consumer goods, food, life sciences, high-tech & electronics, logistics services provision, the distributor and wholesale trades and retail.
Narrow Aisle Flexi
Narrow Aisle Ltd has been one of the world's foremost manufacturers of very narrow aisle (VNA) equipment for over three decades. Narrow Aisle is perhaps best known as the manufacturer of the award-winning Flexi range of articulated forklifts – the biggest selling articulated forklift truck model in Europe. Trucks for the European market are designed and built at Narrow Aisle's UK manufacturing facility and distributed world-wide through a fully supported distributor network.
Founded in 1990, DeltaWMS is a fast-growing supplier of interactive warehouse management solutions. DeltaWMS' open-database systems can be quickly and cost-effectively integrated with any enterprise or smaller business environment to deliver immediate bottom line benefits and a faster return on investment.
Psion Teklogix is a leading provider of rugged mobile computing solutions to a range of industries around the world. For over three decades, companies have turned to Psion Teklogix to empower their mobile workforces by increasing efficiency and productivity. Psion Teklogix offers a wide range of rugged mobile computers fully supported by responsive and reliable customer service and a creative approach to solving your mobility problems.
For nearly 20 years Proteus Software has been providing Warehouse Management and Inventory Control solutions and has a track record of delivering successful projects for more than 500 clients across the world, from owner managed businesses to blue chip organisations. Whether coupled to a client's existing enterprise system or fully integrated with the PROTEUS supply chain suite, PROTEUS Warehouse Management Software solutions deliver ultimate management control over the distribution cycle.
4Logistics are a group of forward thinking logistics professionals who have gained experience within various demanding supply chain sectors. The company's aim is to provide tailor-made solutions for a range of logistics requirements. 4Logistics is pioneering a new system of managed consolidated outsourcing. The company's objective is to streamline and automate clients' logistics operations – leading to greater efficiency in the supply chain, cost savings and that all-important competitive edge.
A V Dawson UK provides bespoke customer focused multimodal distribution logistics.
Customers can select an individual element of the company's service range or opt for a complete multimodal distribution logistics package incorporating added value activities. The company operates a diverse range of haulage, shipping, warehousing and railhead facilities, and provides world-wide multimodal distribution logistics coverage and handles every type of cargo and rail freight from consumer products to steel beams.
Roger Williams, chief executive officer of UKWA, commented: “UKWA members have responded enthusiastically to the chance to exhibit at the forthcoming Multimodal exhibition
“The UKWA Pavilion will be a valuable means of helping to promote the benefits of dealing with UKWA association members generally and, of course, it represents an opportunity for our members to market themselves to an audience of potential users of their services in a way that, otherwise they might not have considered.
“Multimodal 2008 has been born from the fact that there are no exhibitions in the UK where shippers, importers, exporters and forwarders can meet their service suppliers and potential suppliers. There is clearly a huge latent demand for such an event, and I am sure it will be very useful for the UKWA and I look forward to meeting existing and potential members throughout the show.”