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12 May 2022

UKMHA HAS launched the countdown to is annual awards by opening up nominations in a host of different categories.

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03 May 2022

COLLISIONS CAUSED caused by material handling equipment, such as forklift trucks are the second most common cause of heavy injuries, freight damages and inventory loss.

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13 April 2022

EVENT ORGANISERS overwhelmed by sponsor sign-ups… small number of sponsorship opportunities remain.

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01 April 2022

THE DEAL is the latest acquisition by Toyota to diversify from its traditional strength in forklifts by integrating automated logistics and warehouse software brands.

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31 March 2022

YALE EUROPE Materials Handling has launched the MP16UX pedestrian pallet truck.

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31 March 2022

REGULAR THOROUGH Examinations will highlight faults and minimise accident risk, advises CFTS.

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28 March 2022

MANY WORK equipment owners and users are at risk of falling foul of the law by not ensuring trucks are inspected under PUWER, says CFTS — the industry’s accrediting body for Thorough Examinations.

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24 March 2022

Labour shortages in warehousing caused by a combination of Brexit and the pandemic is leading to greater than ever levels of interest in automation, according to materials handling specialists Linde.

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22 March 2022

MANUAL HANDLING is often overlooked in training, despite it being one of the main contributors to MSD (musculoskeletal disorders) and cause of lost working days in the supply chain each year,

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03 March 2022

TOYOTA HAS introduced the materials handling industry’s first purpose-designed lithium-ion powered pallet truck (PPT) – the 1600kg capacity BT Levio LWI160.

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02 March 2022

WISE ROBOTICS has extended its range of autonomous warehouse robots with VisionNav’s vision-guided, counterbalanced VNP15 automated forklift.

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02 March 2022

WITH THE recent global pandemic highlighting the vital role of sanitisation, numerous academic studies have been carried out and global experts have concluded that the use of UVC light is highly effective in eliminating viruses (such as SARS-CoV-2) and bacteria on surfaces and in the air.

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01 March 2022

SCHEDULED FOR Saturday 15th October at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The Archies is set to be the highlight of the material handling calendar.

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21 February 2022

THE FORKLIFT manufacturer has released three versions of its ACH series.

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18 February 2022

EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES has launched the Motion+ Fleet software solution to provide a web-based fleet management solution for forklift batteries and chargers.

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15 February 2022

SOPHIE GAUTHIER has been appointed to the newly created role of sales manager France at ELOKON, a leading supplier of safety and assistance systems for intralogistics and automation technology. 

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10 February 2022

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2022 is set to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy. The theme for the 15th NAW is ‘build the future’ and Windsor Materials Handling has kicked off the week by announcing the launch of its 2022 apprenticeship programme. 

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10 February 2022

According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), almost one in five lift truck incidents occur as a result of mechanical failure, which could be avoided through correct completion of a pre-use inspection.

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07 February 2022

CK Food Stores – the largest independent food retailer in South West Wales – has upgraded the material handling equipment at its Llanelli warehouse and distribution centre with the acquisition of a fleet of refurbished powered pallet trucks from the extensive range of Approved Used forklifts available from Toyota Material Handling UK.

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06 February 2022

BRIGGS EQUIPMENT has completed the acquisition of Aerial Platform Hire Limited, one of Ireland’s leading powered access hire companies. 

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FEATURES

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09 May 2022

Introducing the new 3-wheel electric forklift truck, the Traigo24, from Toyota Material Handling UK. Designed for simple, straightforward operations in confined or tight spaces, the models range from 1 to 1.5 tonnes and are available with energy-efficient Lithium-ion power and great ergonomics for increased productivity.

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30 April 2022

When it comes to Thorough Examinations, the right tools will provide detailed measurements that reflect the true state of your equipment. Here CFTS chairman Geoff Martin reveals which tools are essential for Thorough Examinations, and why inspection providers with empty toolkits should be a major red flag for owners.

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28 April 2022

The beverage industry is undergoing a prolonged period of change that is making automated models an increasingly attractive option for companies of all sizes, says Paul Freeman.

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27 April 2022

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions has launched a Green Technology business segment - Tech for Good.

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09 May 2022

Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe B.V. (MLE) has acquired all shares of its UK importer Red Diamond Distribution Ltd (RDD) in an amicable takeover that will see both companies working closely together in order to drive the expansion of the Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks brand in the UK.

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22 April 2022

EDDIE STOBART Contract Logistics has signed a detailed service level agreement to operate Flexi trucks on three-shift, seven-day availability at a busy site at Magna Park, Lutterworth.

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14 April 2022

The beverage industry is undergoing a prolonged period of significant change that is making warehouse automation a highly attractive option for companies of all sizes across the sector, says Paul Freeman.

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23 March 2022

A recent survey by Talent in Logistics, sponsored by UKMHA (UK Material Handling Association), answers this question, and found more than half (51%) of male lift truck operators aged 30 and over do not find their management to be trustworthy and honest. 52% would also not recommend their job to family and friends.

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21 March 2022

Yale has enhanced its lithium-ion range with Sunlight Li.ON FORCE batteries. The maintenance-free models minimise operational downtime. 

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18 March 2022

Toyota Material Handling is the sponsor of the Safer Logistics Theatre at the Health & Safety Event 2022 – this year’s largest gathering of professionals responsible for running safe and efficient workplaces (NEC, Birmingham, 5-7 April 2022).   

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15 March 2022

Burton Roofing Merchants – a leading supplier of roofing materials to both the construction trade and the public – is replacing the diesel-powered Toyota counterbalance trucks in operation across its 13 UK depots with electric-powered models also from the Toyota range.

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01 March 2022

The testing of forklift operators has undergone a transformation. Liam Knight asks, are you up to date?

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10 February 2022

With a fresh name and format, the UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA) is transforming the Awards for Excellence for a new era.

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27 January 2022

WITH ONGOING global supply chain issues leading to longer lead times for all types of new materials handling equipment, Toyota Material Handling UK reports that demand for its pre-owned forklifts is at an all-time high as truck users look to second- or third-life machines to support their fleets.

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11 January 2022

UKMHA transforms Awards for Excellence and marks a new era for material handling industry.

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07 January 2022

The Tomorrow’s Warehouse Event offered insights, predictions and advice on how to position your business to best benefit from future trends. HSS editor Simon Duddy reports.

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10 December 2021

Mitsubishi EDiA trucks help leading pipe manufacturer reduce costs and emissions as part of extensive carbon-cutting programme.

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11 November 2021

DEMAND FOR quality used equipment continues to grow, and with it a need for a professional approach. Second-life products offer companies an affordable option to meet their immediate requirements.

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29 October 2021

As the only industry-recognised independent Thorough Examination scheme in the UK, CFTS provides complete peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your equipment.

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28 October 2021

Accreditation offers many benefits for organisations delivering materials handling equipment training in-house. With a continued focus on safety in post-pandemic operations, correct compliance with safety regulations should be top of the list for many employers, says Laura Nelson.

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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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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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07 June 2017

John Lewis and Waitrose were looking to commission a national fleet survey of its battery and charger assets that would provide both basic and advanced information of the installed fleet.

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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

A modular independent fleet management system designed to meet the demands of an industrial environment, this system will help to ensure the highest safety standards are met. OptaFleet will provide real time management informaion and reduce the total cost of your industrial vehicle fleet.

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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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21 February 2017

The standard TXP system is designed for internal combustion engine forklifts with an electrically selectable fluid transmission. The system will stop operators from changing gears whilst the engine revs are too high or the road speed is too fast.

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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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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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21 February 2017

Firetrack is a fully automated self seeking re extinguisher system, designed for specific designated applications rather than a flood system, though it can be used for this purpose.

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21 February 2017

Each pedestrian that works in the specified “danger” area will be issued with an active RFID transmitter that continually emits a dedicated radio frequency, this is then detected by a truck based unit.

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