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    Curtiss-Wright opens new German office following recent acquisitions

    Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Industrial division has opened a new office near Munich to provide sales & technical support and customer service to its OEM customers and distributors in Europe.

    The move follows Curtiss-Wright's recent acquisitions of Arens Controls, PG Drives Technology and Williams Controls; and the merging of its existing Penny + Giles... [more]

  • KNAPP-to-strengthen-its-reputation-as-a-logistics-pioneer-at-CeMAT

    KNAPP to strengthen its reputation as a logistics pioneer at CeMAT

    Global warehouse automation group, KNAPP AG, will showcase its innovative solutions for storage, picking, sortation and transport at the CeMAT exhibition in Hanover from 19 to 23 May.

    With the objective of 'Making Complexity Simple', KNAPP has brought far-reaching changes to the logistics world over the past 60 years and continues to invest heavily in R&D to provide further innovati... [more]

  • Greencore-installs-drive-away-prevention-system-at-four-UK-sites

    Greencore installs drive-away prevention system at four UK sites

    Leading convenience foods manufacturer Greencore has installed Castell's drive-away prevention system Salvo™ at four UK sites. The interlocking device is providing loading bay safety at Greencore's Kiveton, Warrington, Wisbech and Park Royal facilities.

    Part of the risk assessment process identified a potential for a drive-away from the loading bays. Although Greencore had systems a... [more]

  • Stakrak-extends-ColdRoom-hygienic-shelving-system

    Stakrak extends ColdRoom hygienic shelving system

    One of the UK's leading racking and shelving specialists, Stakrak Limited, has upgraded and extended its popular ColdRoom+ hygienic shelving system.

    Designed with an open wire, bolt-free construction, ColdRoom+ is an extremely versatile modular shelving system offering an unrivalled strength-to-weight ratio. The range is now available in 27 standard shelf sizes, each of which is easily... [more]

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Mercedes-Benz New Actros floors the competition


One of Europe's leading flooring underlay manufacturers is running its first Euro VI truck, a 6x2 Mercedes-Benz New Actros 2545 tractor unit commissioned following a comprehensive trial involving products from two other manufacturers The new arrival wears the livery of Corby-based Ball & Young, which is part of the Vita Group. Sister company Vit...[more]

TIP to invest over £19million in 900 new trailers for its fleet in 2014


In the biggest UK trailer purchase deal by a single company in 2014 so far, leading trailer company TIP Trailer Services has announced that it is to invest over £19million in 900 new trailers for its UK trailer fleet. The first of the new trailers are scheduled to go into service in June this year, with the balance of the 900 trailers being operati...[more]

Bibby Distribution and Morrisons partnership hits third base


The partnership between Bibby Distribution and Morrisons will reach a new phase in Q2 2014 with the opening of a third Primary Consolidation Centre (PCC). The new centre, to be located in Kent, will expand the Bibby Distribution-Morrisons PCC network as the 3PL provider helps Britain's fourth largest supermarket chain boost its inventory efficie...[more]

Bobcat launches new S450 Skid-steer Loader


Bobcat has launched the new generation S450 skid-steer loader, building on the success of the S130 model it replaces, by combining the advantages offered by a truly compact loader with many of the new features and improvements found on the larger Bobcat new generation models. As well as its compactness, the S450 skid-steer loader can be supplied...[more]

Hiab's new MOFFETT Pro FutureTM truck mounted forklifts make a difference to both animals and environment


Hiab, part of Cargotec, has delivered two MOFFETT M4 ProFutureTM truck mounted forklifts to van den Eerenbeemt Fourage BV in Liessel, North Brabant, The Netherlands. Van den Eerenbeemt Fourage is a young, dynamic company that specialises in the purchase and distribution of animal feedstuffs, animal bedding materials, and agricultural mulching ma...[more]

Orchard plants new seeds of success with Mercedes-Benz


Top-quality back-up from Mercedes-Benz Dealer City West Commercials prompted Cornwall's leading independent scrap processing merchant to make its first investments in trucks bearing the three-pointed star. Latest additions to the fleet of St Austell-based Henry Orchard & Sons are a pair of 8x4 Arocs 3240s with 290 kW (394 hp) Euro VI engines and...[more]

Suttons awarded Integrated Logistics Contract from Bayer MATERIALSCIENCE (China)


Suttons Transport Group has been awarded an integrated logistics services contract from Bayer MATERIALSCIENCE (China), to provide a wide range of traditional and value added bulk chemical logistics and supply chain services. Suttons has invested heavily in recent years as it develops its business to offer more value added services and provide cu...[more]

Norbert Dentressangle accelerates MOBIS Parts Distribution

MOBIS Parts Europe (UK), the parts division of the Hyundai Motor Group, is delighted to announce the appointment of Norbert Dentressangle for parts distribution to its network of around 360 Hyundai and KIA UK dealerships. Rocky Vasudeva, General Manager of MOBIS UK, said: "Both the Hyundai and KIA brands have seen incredible market share growth o...[more]

Terex® Finlay introduce new 893 Tracked Mobile Heavy Duty Screener


The new Terex® Finlay 893 is a highly versatile and aggressive machine engineered and built for working in quarrying, mining, construction and demolition debris, topsoil, recycling, sand, gravel, coal, ore and aggregate applications. This aggressive forward facing inclined modular configuration screenbox has a 6.1m x 1.83m (20' x 6') top deck an...[more]

Gauthiers' relocates, expands Houma facility


Gauthiers', a Lafayette-based supplier of oil and gas industry containers and support equipment, officially opened the doors to its newly relocated and expanded Houma facility with a community crawfish boil on Friday, April 11. Approximately 200 invited guests dug into more than 1,000 pounds of boiled crawfish, toured the new facility and learne...[more]

Thousands encouraged to muck in for JCB Mud Run


A record-breaking 1600 people have already signed up for the marvellous but mucky JCB Mud Run which returns this summer as the company continues its support of the NSPCC. The Mud Run - which began in 2012 - has a specially designed five-mile course littered with over 20 obstacles on land near the World Headquarters in Rocester on Saturday, July ...[more]

RTITB to Stand Out with Live Training at CV Show


In less than two weeks, RTITB will be bringing something special to the Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 on stand 4G111: live training demonstrations of Master Driver CPC Periodic training. A limited number of visitors will be able to join RTITB consortium members in hour long, interactive training sessions showcasing RTITB Master Driver CPC course mat...[more]

New premium brand IC engine forklift range from Jungheinrich


Jungheinrich has launched a completely re-designed generation of IC-engine powered counterbalanced forklift trucks. The new 'Torque Converter' hydrodynamic drive trucks have been engineered in such a way that allows maximum cost-efficiency to be achieved in the manufacturing process. But despite their attractive value proposition, the trucks ...[more]

PowerCell gains tough new H&S accreditation


Jubilant staff at PowerCell - the UK's leading industrial battery and charger specialist - are celebrating this evening after revealing the company has reached the tough, exacting standards required for the ISO (OHSAS) 18001 accreditation. ISO (OHSAS) 18001 is the internationally recognised benchmark for the management of health and safety and t...[more]

The Tiger is loose!


Cartwright joint MDs John and Steven Cartwright announce the launch of Tiger to the industry. This sees for the first time in decades a new UK trailer and body manufacturer enter the market place offering a complete range of innovative transport products from rigid bodywork to double deck LST trailers. Darren Holland, Sales Director for Tiger...[more]

Heavy haulage trailer manufacturer Goldhofer brings latest axle technology to the UK


An innovative development in axle design, which will optimise vehicle handling and manoeuvrability, will be on display in the UK in April and May, as specialist heavy haulage trailer manufacturer Goldhofer takes its new MPA Troika axle on tour. Thanks to a suspension stroke of 315mm, plus an individual choice of ride height and a steering angle ...[more]

Stakrak extends ColdRoom hygienic shelving system


One of the UK's leading racking and shelving specialists, Stakrak Limited, has upgraded and extended its popular ColdRoom+ hygienic shelving system. Designed with an open wire, bolt-free construction, ColdRoom+ is an extremely versatile modular shelving system offering an unrivalled strength-to-weight ratio. The range is now available in 27 stan...[more]

Metsä Wood relies on Baumann for materials handling on site


Over the past four years, Metsä Wood UK has come to rely on the consistent performance of its side loaders from Baumann for the important job of moving raw material around at its four UK sites in Widnes, Boston, Kings Lynn and Grangemouth. Metsä Wood now has 26 Baumann side loaders in daily operation, including 23 GX 5 tonne diesel powered trucks a...[more]

Cargotec appoints Roland Sundén to head Hiab business area as of 1 May 2014


Roland Sundén, M.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), (b. 1953) has been appointed President of the Hiab business area as of 1 May 2014. He will be a member of Cargotec's Executive Board and reports to President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen. Roland Sundén has a versatile and vast experience in global leadership positions in the mechanical engineering industry. Over th...[more]

Flexi articulated fork lift trucks at Multimodal 2014


Visitors to articulated forklift truck technology pioneer Flexi Narrow Aisle's stand at Multimodal 2014 will be able to see how the Flexi range of articulated fork lift trucks has been developed specifically to improve storage, handling and customer order assembly efficiency within manufacturing and logistics operations. Flexi trucks provide a...[more]

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