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  • Semi-permanent-Thorworld-loading-system-becomes-lasting-solution-for-busy-logistics-firm

    Semi-permanent Thorworld loading system becomes lasting solution for busy logistics firm

    Worcestershire fresh produce transport company IDS Transport (UK) Ltd has become one of the latest UK logistics firms to benefit from improved flexibility and operational performance after installing a bespoke loading system manufactured by Thorworld Industries.

    The semi-permanent system - comprising a ramp, platform and dock levellers, bolted to the ground outside its warehouse facility ... [more]

  • Mitsubishi-Forklift-Trucks-introduces-new-range-of-lean,-green-4.0---5.0-tonne-electric-counterbalan

    Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks introduces new range of lean, green 4.0 - 5.0 tonne electric counterbalance trucks

    Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has introduced a new range of electric counterbalance trucks, the FB40-50(C)2 series, which have been developed to deliver high power performance efficiently.

    The new 4.0 to 5.0 tonne range, which replaces the previous three-model series, comprises seven models - including compact and extended load centre models.

    The new FB Series brings together two of... [more]

  • British-Gas-signs-7-year-maintenance-contract-with-KNAPP

    British Gas signs 7-year maintenance contract with KNAPP

    The Customer Service division of warehouse automation provider, KNAPP UK Ltd, is celebrating the renewal of its resident maintenance agreement for British Gas plc. The contract period is no less than seven years - the longest to date for KNAPP - and underlines the trust that British Gas places in the resident service team.

    The contract - which includes spare parts management, hotline supp... [more]

  • Materials-Handling,-reduce-costs-to-damaged-tools-increase-safety-to-the-operator

    Materials Handling, reduce costs to damaged tools & increase safety to the operator

    Ultimate Safety with the RUD Tool-Mover Manipulation Device for Safe Handling:
    Anyone in the industry knows the dangers of handling and turning heavy and awkward plant and injection moulding tools. Without the correct equipment, expensive tools can be damaged, resulting in tools having to be written off and the cost of damages to the business.

    Not only is there an apparent threat to d... [more]

  • Curtiss-Wright-opens-new-German-office-following-recent-acquisitions

    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]

  • EnerSys®-extends-choice-with-additional-Hawker®-XFC™-2v-batteries

    EnerSys® extends choice with additional Hawker® XFC™ 2v batteries

    EnerSys® has extended its range of Hawker® XFC™ batteries with 2V cells to provide materials handling equipment manufacturers and operators with even more choice and greater flexibility to specify plug-and-play power sources that can be charged for as long and as often as required to support total operational autonomy. There are now 30 models in the range with capacities between 130 and 750 Ah (C5... [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]

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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]

Curtiss-Wright joysticks & sensors specified for Tunnel Fire Fighting And Rescue


Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Industrial division - with regional support from Italian distributor Leane International S.r.l. - has supplied Penny + Giles joystick controllers and rotary position sensors to Brescia Antincendi International S.r.l. (BAI) for use on the company's second generation tunnel fire fighting ...[more]

Foodex 2014 shines a light on the latest processing, packaging and logistics innovation

Foodex 2014, The NEC, Birmingham, 24-26 March 2014 The industry's brightest minds gathered at the NEC this March to celebrate the return of Foodex 2014 at Birmingham's NEC. The one-stop shop for manufacturing professionals delivered a wide array of innovative industry solutions for processing, packaging and logistics professionals while a panel of...[more]

Dematic sponsors Project Management Institute Competition

Dematic, a supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, will sponsor the Project Management Collegiate Competition on April 14, 2014 at Davenport College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The organizer of the event, The West Michigan Chapter of the Project Management Institute, created the one day event to support the ...[more]

Bensons for Beds springs forward with technology provided by Peak-Ryzex


Bensons for Beds has awarded Peak-Ryzex the contract to upgrade its mobile proof of delivery (ePOD) system. The agreement covers the supply of Motorola MC65 rugged mobile devices, as well as managed services with a Next Working Day Exchange (NWDE) service and battery maintenance contract. With the new MC65 Enterprise Digital Assistants (EDAs), B...[more]

WISTA flys flag for shipping


WISTA-UK, part of the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year by launching the 'Came by SHIP' campaign. WISTA-UK has launched an awareness campaign aiming to draw together all the UK shipping stakeholders with a common focus, to make the public, media and students aware of the importance of...[more]

Flexi Narrow Aisle Limited picks Continental Specialty Tyres


Flexi Narrow Aisle the UK based Articulated VNA Warehouse truck pioneer has turned to Continental Specialty Tyres in a strategic partnership that will see the supply of Continental tyres as original equipment for its Flexi AC range globally. Since 1976 Flexi Narrow Aisle has designed and produced warehouse trucks that are designed to be cost eff...[more]

UK driver wins Lytx 2013 'International Driver of the Year'


Lytx Europe Ltd. (formerly DriveCam Europe Ltd.), a global leader in delivering driver safety and compliance solutions, today announces Ian Peters of DS Smith as the winner of its International Driver of the Year Award for 2013. Peters was selected as a result of his excellent driving behaviour, demonstrated whilst following the DriveCam® programme...[more]

Allison Transmission-equipped heavy duty trucks cover 4.5 million kilometres without fail to keep lights on in Turkey


TEİAŞ (the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation) has relied on Allison's fully automatic transmissions to transport critical electrical grid equipment across the country for nearly 30 years, covering 4.5 million kilometres without fail. In 1985, TEİAŞ purchased eight heavy-duty Kaelble vehicles equipped with Allison C...[more]

All the pieces fit for Jigsaw at Multimodal


Managed transport specialist Jigsaw makes its fourth appearance at Multimodal (Stand 1020) this year having recently celebrated a decade in business and the tenth anniversary of some of its longest-standing contracts with customers in the food, drink and white goods sectors. At Multimodal the company will be showing how its innovative approach to o...[more]

Integrating advanced IT systems to achieve the 'perfect return'


Managing returns was identified as a critical priority and challenge for companies in the Access Warehouse Management Software (WMS) survey and is the issue examined in a new whitepaper, now issued by the leading WMS vendor, titled 'The Perfect Return'. Unprecedented volumes and expectations have been created around returns due to the latest dev...[more]

FTA sees West Midlands transport statement as a step in the right direction


The Freight Transport Association has said today that the West Midlands LEP statement on transport is a step in the right direction, and shows a joined up approach in submitting the Strategic Economic plans across the Midlands. Sally Gilson, FTA Policy Manager for the Midlands commented: "FTA is pleased that freight is being recognised within t...[more]

Successful launch for Intermodal Asia


The inaugural Intermodal Asia, held at the Shanghai World Expo Center from 1-3 April, was launched successfully and has established itself as the new global exhibition and conference for container, transport and logistics across the road, rail and sea sectors. A full programme of informative conference sessions ran alongside a comprehensive exhi...[more]

FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics finalists announced


Logistics is becoming an increasingly appealing career option for women according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), and their influence is particularly strong in areas of health and safety and fuel efficiency. Today the 7th annual FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards announce this year's finalists - 25 female champions whose su...[more]

NetDespatch completes a decade of service for Panasonic Store

Panasonic Store (Exeter & Newton Abbot), a group of online stores and retail outlets specialising in small appliances and consumer electronics, has now passed the ten-year milestone of using NetDespatch's online booking and tracking solution. Panasonic Store offers customers an insured next-day delivery service via APC Overnight. The system ena...[more]

New D series Volvos for Embassy Demolition


Embassy Demolition Ltd of Edmonton north London has added four new Volvo ED220D excavators along with an EC480D three piece hi-reach demolition rig making its fleet of crawler machines virtually 100% Volvo. Established back in 1971 and long standing member of the NFDC (National Federation of Demolition Contractors) since inception, Embassy De...[more]

New vehicles won't be a drain on Cooper's resources

Cooper Drainage has been supplying solutions in water management systems for more than 25 years. The company operates three depots - in Gloucester, Ammanford and Stoke-on-Trent - from which it distributes an extensive range of plastic pipes and fittings to the UK's building, agricultural and civil engineering markets. Cooper has recently upgr...[more]

Sparshatts of Kent lands a Mercedes-Benz winning double


Mercedes-Benz Dealer Sparshatts of Kent claimed two of the five trophies presented at the manufacturer's latest awards for members of its franchised network. As well as winning the Truck Dealer of the Year prize for the second year running, Sparshatts was named Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Dealer of the Year, making it the only franchisee to...[more]

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