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11 October 2018

The main theme for the Finnish postal operator this year was Innovation. One example is the Parcel cage that will be used in line hauls between sorting centres.  The new design will reduce handling times, improve ergonomics and allow modularity with other handling equipment.

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11 October 2018

ByBox, specialists in smart locker technology and field service solutions, has received a strategic investment from Francisco Partners that values ByBox at £221 million.

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10 October 2018

With the strapping of heavy goods playing such as a big part in the transportation business, the main question that people tend to ask is - should we use polypropylene or steel strapping?

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10 October 2018

Amazon warehouse workers suffered fractures, contusions, head injuries and collisions with heavy equipment, GMB investigation shows.

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08 October 2018

Howard Tenens, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned logistics companies has been awarded a new contract with one of the UK’s largest Tools suppliers; Cromwell Tools.

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04 October 2018

United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) CEO, Peter Ward, has expressed the Association’s disappointment and frustration that the Government seems not to have recognised the critical labour shortage facing the warehousing and logistics industry.

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03 October 2018

XPO Logistics has announced plans to deploy 5,000 intelligent robots throughout its logistics sites in North America and Europe.

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02 October 2018

The 100th Aisle Master articulated forklift to be delivered to Eddie Stobart was recently handed over to representatives of the company at Combilift’s manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland, where the Aisle Masters are manufactured. 

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05 October 2018

The Motion and E-Motion, available from Gordian Strapping, are self-propelled robots that wrap pallets of any size, weight or shape using stretch film or net.

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01 October 2018

A Glossop-based company has been fined after a visiting tanker collided with a fork lift truck.

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01 October 2018

The closure of Hovis’ Southampton mill with the loss of up to 70 jobs could have serious ripple effects that threaten a number of logistics jobs across the UK.  

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27 September 2018

Following the successful report on the Longer Semi-Trailer (LST) trial by the Department for Transport (DfT), the Freight Transport Association is pushing the Department to conclude its trial of the vehicles early to bring them into general circulation as soon as possible.

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24 September 2018

Employee-owned Kite Packaging has introduced its new paper mailing bag, capacity book wrap mailers and enviro-boxes, further increasing the business’s online portfolio.

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24 September 2018

3PL Wincanton is once again challenging start-ups to pitch their solutions for industry challenges, as part of its W2 Labs innovation programme.

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03 October 2018

Infrastructure services provider FM Conway is fitting Labcraft Banksman manoeuvring lights to all new HGVs and has already retrofitted the system to its asphalt fleet and selected vehicles in its ‘grab’ fleet - as part of its commitment to leading best practice on road safety.

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03 October 2018

Goplasticpallets.com has signed a new partnership agreement with Belgium-based manufacturers Smart-Flow and Gamma-Wopla which secures the company sole UK distribution rights for their entire ranges of plastic pallets and small containers.

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05 October 2018

Working with car manufacturers, Airbag Disposal UK is now using Loadhog Limited’s UN Certified Containers to transport and recycle airbags and associated components in a safe, legal, and environmentally compliant manner, saving 68% in procurement and fuel costs due to a 33% reduction per trip.

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25 September 2018

Jim Hardisty, MD of Goplasticpallets.com speaks out about his concern over the media attacks on plastic and why he feels more needs to be done to regain public confidence in plastic.

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07 September 2018

GMB said its members were informed on September 6 that the Milton Keynes depot of House of Fraser will close on November 27 with the loss of more than 300 jobs.

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06 September 2018

The government has agreed a 5-year contract as part of the new NHS Supply Chain, which aims to save billions of pounds and simplify the NHS goods-buying process.

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12 October 2018

Beiersdorf, the manufacturer of brand such as Nivea and Elastoplast, saw challenges stacking up at its West Midlands warehouse doors.

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11 October 2018

The robot-based ACPaQ solution from Swisslog and KUKA automates one of the most important areas of the intralogistics operations of successful retailers: creating customised mixed pallets for individual stores from single-SKU pallets.

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08 October 2018

The challenge for retailers around peak times is to respond effectively to the required increase in capacity, while still maintaining service-promise and keeping costs in check, says Dean Wyatt, divisional VP, fashion & beauty, DHL Supply Chain.

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28 September 2018

74% of real estate asset controllers say distribution and logistics is now the most appealing property asset class, according to research from law firm CMS.

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24 September 2018

BITO has added a new container series to its product portfolio: the BITO U-Turn Stack & Nest Container maximises storage capacity and minimises occupied space on empty return transport to cut freight costs. 

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11 September 2018

The Connect system was part of the deal when Linde Material Handling supplied Fowler Welch, a national third-party logistics supplier, with a fleet of more than 180 new lithium-Ion forklift trucks and warehouse equipment.

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04 October 2018

The benefits of returnable transit packaging go far beyond just environmental, says Jim Hardisty, managing director of Goplasticpallets.com.

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11 September 2018

Supply chain experts urge firms to prepare now for possible disruption.

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11 September 2018

With just under seven months until the UK exits the European Union, businesses are being urged to apply for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Accreditation.

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03 September 2018

An RFID tagging project for a major distribution company was at risk of failing without expert analysis of the difficulties. The system was achieving a 99.5% success rate in the outbound lane but only a 70% to 80% success rate in the in-bound lane. CoreRFID was hired to diagnose and help resolve the issue.

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16 August 2018

These are uncertain times at House of Fraser for staff, customers, and suppliers. HSS editor Simon Duddy says it's a setback for collaboration.

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13 August 2018

Chief executive Kevin Richardson attended a Brexit round table last week, hosted by the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling.

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06 August 2018

A Scandit white paper provides insight into how post and parcel organisations can use mobile computer vision-enabled data capture and augmented reality solutions running on smart devices to increase the capabilities of existing barcodes in ways that dedicated scanners cannot.

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06 August 2018

The container transport industry is entering a period of notable experimentation, says Report.

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02 August 2018

Managing partner at Kite Packaging Jake Kirk takes a closer look at protective packaging and focuses on offering paper-based solutions as an alternative to plastics.

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03 August 2018

Regulations on plastics, robotics and Brexit are among the issues to be discussed by expert speakers at the PPMA Show from 25-27 September at the NEC.

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27 July 2018

The financial auditor says ‘from a supply chain perspective, businesses need to understand in detail how they buy and sell products and services from around the world’.

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13 July 2018

The Government has published its Brexit White Paper, following last week’s cabinet meeting at Chequers. The logistics industry has welcomed the Paper’s emphasis on ‘frictionless trade’, but has been underwhelmed by lack of detail on other key areas.

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05 July 2018

United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) CEO Peter Ward quizzed journalist and broadcaster, Andrew Marr on Brexit and learned how the PM was trying to corral the Tory party towards a business-friendly soft Brexit, but that ideologically motivated Conservatives and an inflexible and hard-to-read EU meant that a no-deal hard Brexit was impossible to rule out.

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01 July 2018

An important repair service provider for the automotive industry, Fletcher Moorland uses an industrial vending solution from Apex Supply Chain to ensure its engineers are well equipped to meet challenging deadlines.

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21 February 2017

FTC has developed a range of visual warning devices suitable for any type of materials handling equipment. The safety lighting range has been developed to enhance site safety and increase pedestrian awareness of the presence of moving hazards.

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23 January 2018

A very strong, long lasting pool pallet, suitable for repeated use. Moulded to withstand rigorous handling, minimising damage in closed loops. Perforated for ventilation and easy cleaning.

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21 February 2017

FTC have developed a range of camera systems to act as a security system and/or as a driver aid. Manoeuvring plant equipment safely can be difficult at times and an FTC camera system with in cab driver display offers the driver additional views to assist.

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23 January 2018

Developed specifically for the storage and distribution of car parts, our Automotive KLT containers conform to European VDA standards. These solid stacking containers range in size from the smallest 300mm L x 200mm W x 147mm H (5.3 litres) to the largest 600mm L x 400mm W x 280mm H (51.9 litres).

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23 January 2018

A yellow, 610 litre Pallet Container made from High Density Polyethylene with solid walls on 3 skids. Available in a range of colours as well as branding options. Also available in blue, red and green.

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13 June 2013

Unitronics Pallet warehousing From Alldrives & Controls.

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21 February 2017

The Fork Truck Control Speed Zoning system offers a cost effective speed limiting solution for sites where there is interaction between forklifts and pedestrians.

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19 February 2018

VELTRUK 'PERFORMER' SACK TRUCK WITH FOLDING NOSE PLATE, WHEEL GUARDS & STEP SLIDERS

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12 March 2014

Majestic Wine Warehouse overcomes warehouse floor inadequacies at its Gift Solutions facility with a pallet racking and dissipation plate solution from The Storage Equipment Centre. There are numerous important factors

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23 January 2018

An extremely robust automotive sleeve pack, with a unique, injection moulded base and lid for supreme strength. Our range of KLT containers inter-work with the CabCube base and lid to create a complete and reusable, automotive packing system.

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23 January 2018

Completely sealed with smooth surfaces, our Hygienic pallets are designed to meet the stringent requirements of food and pharmaceutical applications. Both full perimeter and non-perimeter versions are available in a choice of recycled PP or virgin material. Our super colour version, also comes in blue, red, green and yellow as standard, as well as other special colours and two-colour combinations, upon request.

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22 February 2017

The FM Stand Alone Check System is a new and exciting addition to FTC’s already extensive product range. The system aims to provide a cost effective solution to completely replace paper based pre use check lists on any type of materials handling equipment.

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21 February 2017

The speed limiter is a very comprehensive and highly reliable product. The system hard ware is produced by Siemens VDO and has been fitted to over 1,000,000 vehicles worldwide.

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23 January 2018

As the UK's most popular grower's crate, our GoMaxi 64199P is ideal for picking and handling larger fruit. Its versatile bale arm moves forward and back to allow positive stacking and nesting when empty for easy storage, saving 76 per cent space! It comes in red, blue or green as standard and other colours for large orders.

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22 February 2017

Forklift truck and human interaction is one of the biggest hazards in the workplace today, in many businesses there is no way of avoiding this, that is why Fork Truck Control have developed a range of products to assist operators in reversing heavy plant equipment safely.

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