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16 April 2018

A conveyor-based loading system from Joloda has allowed a drinks firm to downsize its commercial fleet from eight standard trailers to two purpose-built curtainsiders.

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15 April 2018

Food company chooses new generation blast freezer units to double frozen and chilled capacity while reducing running costs.

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04 April 2018

Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores installed three blast freezers at Rick Bestwick’s Warrington and Scunthorpe facilities.

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16 March 2018

The beverage industry is a typical application where empties and full bottles, cans, drums, crates, packing material, and pallets, are handled in multiple logistic flows.

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15 March 2018

Crown has earned the prestigious iF Design Award for the WP 3010 compact pallet truck.

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15 March 2018

CO2 emissions reduced by almost 500,000kg per year compared with white wood pallets.

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15 March 2018

HBM has released the WTX110-A Industrial Weighing Terminal, which is encased in robust stainless steel housing and is certified to IP69, making it suitable for industrial and legal for trade weighing applications in harsh environments or for products with strict hygiene requirements, such as those in the food industry.

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10 March 2018

Sauces manufacturer Jigsaw Foods in Shirebrook, Mansfield needed two new doors in one of its factory units in an area where ingredients are first unpacked to be moved into production.

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10 March 2018

BID Group was recently called in to a Lancashire Dairy when a new high speed door was needed for its cold store.

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05 March 2018

The Platform attachment from Packline has been designed to meet with a customer’s bespoke lifting and handling requirements while providing optimum flexibility and control.

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09 March 2018

The French subsidiary of the agri-food group Mars has implemented automated handling systems and robotics at the XPO Logistics site at Boigny-sur-Bionne, near Orléans.

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22 February 2018

The Combi-WRs enable the food firm to move pallets in very narrow aisles, with the multi position tiller arm allowing the operator to stand to the side of the unit to eliminate crush risk.

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09 March 2018

sara LBS has installed two new dock levellers at one of the UK’s largest food production facilities, replacing older units that were approaching the end of their design life.

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09 March 2018

Toyota Material Handling UK will be displaying a range of equipment ideal for use in the food supply chain at Foodex 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham, 16-18 April 2018.

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15 March 2018

A new innovation which could spell the end of the unwieldy ‘night door’ for food retailers has been warmly welcomed by top supermarkets.

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20 February 2018

Factory ERP software from CSB-System is helping to deliver higher speed and efficiency and full traceability both up- and downstream at the new meat processing facility of leading Belgium producer the Colruyt Group.

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09 February 2018

Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN) has renewed its contract with Pooling Partners.

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05 February 2018

A Kent-based food producer needed more on-site warehouse capacity quickly, but was conscious that it could not afford to compromise on requirements.

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01 February 2018

Joining BITO’s existing 600 x 400 mm containers this year will be nestable two-third and one-third size containers, which provide the kind of solution sought by e-commerce retailers for deliveries and storage within automated facilities.

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12 February 2018

Since appointing Briggs Equipment UK as its preferred supplier of materials handling equipment as part of an extensive materials handling capability review, Malcolm Logistics has received over 137 pieces of new equipment across a range of sites.

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FEATURES

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16 April 2018

If you’re wrestling with the costs to build a new industrial building, and don’t think a temporary building will stand the test of time – consider the example of a building constructed for Bernard Matthews, says Aganto.

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13 April 2018

Typically, order picking applications would not be the first thing you would associate with health and safety risk, but order picking is a labour-intensive process.

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04 April 2018

The Canadian grocer Metro implemented the picking technology in a -28 deg C warehouse.

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04 April 2018

The grocery eCommerce market is well on course to reach current predictions of between £18-20bn in 2020 – a remarkable story of growth and supply chain capability given the intense and unique requirements that selling food in multiple temperature ranges presents.

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29 March 2018

Online supermarket Ocado has published its food waste figures, revealing a figure of 0.02%, or 1 in 6,000 food items wasted.

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29 March 2018

M&S will deploy Zetes’ supply chain visibility platform, ZetesOlympus, selected Zetes to help manage its fresh food supply chain. Part of this will involve facilitating greater collaboration between M&S and its food suppliers.

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12 March 2018

HSS rounds up comment on KFC’s delivery crisis and the implications for its principal logistics partner, DHL.

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09 March 2018

Airflow has released a new machine that allows the insertion and removal of freezer spacers into the palletised load.

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09 March 2018

Bidvest 'effectively bails out' DHL for a significant portion of KFC's restaurant deliveries, after DHL ran into serious difficulties after it took the contract on.

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09 March 2018

Bidvest Logistics confirmed it has signed a long-term agreement with KFC UK & Ireland to provide renewed supply to up to 350 of their restaurants in the North of the UK, from 26th March 2018.

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10 March 2018

A new plastic pallet offering optimum hygiene and strength has joined the range offered by Goplasticpallets.com.

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09 March 2018

Westgate had previously worked with Kingsland Drinks supplying them with Hoardfast; a part height partitioning system.

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29 March 2018

The UK manufacturer of loading bay equipment, Dock Solutions, has completed work on a distribution centre for new customer CM Downton. The new site will contribute to CM Downton’s huge alcohol distribution operation.

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21 February 2018

As loss of sales quickly negates the cost benefits of switching logistic suppliers, SCALA says companies like KFC need to look at the details and plan for contingencies.

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05 February 2018

The drive to reduce downtime led to Fowler Welch’s decision to switch its 170 forklift fleet to lithium-ion powered models. Head of procurement David Lowe tells HSS editor Simon Duddy how they arrived at the decision.

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16 January 2018

David Robertson, Coca-Cola European Partners talks to HSS Editor Simon Duddy about how the company revamped its approach to racking safety.

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31 October 2017

Yale Europe Materials Handling further strengthens its electric truck offering with the launch of the ERP80VN 8 tonne lithium-ion counterbalance truck, which is said to provide high productivity levels comparable to Yale IC engine trucks of similar capacity.

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24 October 2017

Once again, the PPMA Show highlighted why it’s the UK’s unmissable event for processing and packaging machinery, when it returned to Birmingham’s NEC between 26 and 28 September.

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09 October 2017

Mai Dubai, the Dubai-based bottled drinking water company, had commissioned Swisslog to automate its storage and distribution logistics at its new mega expansion project in Dubai in order to reach its 2020 goals.

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09 October 2017

An installation of six loading pods designed by Stertil Dock Products has streamlined operations, shortened work cycles and increased productivity for Wells Farm Dairy.

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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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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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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

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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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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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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