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02 December 2019

In June this year the UK Cold Chain Federation was born. It emerged out of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF). FSDF was a longstanding respected voice of temperature-controlled food logistics. In this article Chief Executive Shane Brennan, explains why they made the change and why everyone should care about the future of the cold chain.

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01 August 2013

As a specialist manufacturer, supplier and installer of high speed doors, Klimate ensures all doors are designed and manufactured to meet specific working environments.

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01 August 2013

Smart Storage and Applied Automation – this was the overriding theme at SSI Schaefer’s recent regional event hosted at Teva UK in Castleford, West Yorkshire.

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01 August 2013

WITRON is an international leader in the field of systems integration for turnkey warehouse automation. More specifically, the company is focused on designing and realizing highly dynamic order picking and material flow solutions that provide competitive advantages to its clients.

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01 August 2013

Wärtsilä, a provider of power solutions, needed to improve the productivity of its spare parts supply chain. It operated eight spare parts warehouses but recognised that major efficiencies could be achieved through centralising into one global distribution centre.

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01 August 2013

SDI Group specialist in the provision of integrated materials handling solutions for retail, wholesale, fulfilment and ecommerce distribution operations.

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01 August 2013

Interroll is one of the worlds leading innovative designers and manufacturers of key products for unit-load handling, internal logistics and automation in specific target markets such as food processing, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, e-commerce, airport logistics, postal services, distribution and many other sectors.

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01 August 2013

Compact, cost-effective and easy to install, Stannah’s brand new Levelmaster low-rise platform goods lift is stepping up stock movement in the Boldmere Road branch of giant UK superstore chain Sainsbury’s in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

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01 August 2013

Moving heavy loads through manufacturing and production processes has never been easier, safer or more efficient as a result of Solving’s dedication to the development of specialised handling equipment.

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01 August 2013

A name associated with materials handling since 1977, Windsor has provided customers with an unrivalled level of service in the hire, sale, maintenance and repair of forklift trucks. Through a mixture of originality, entrepreneurial spirit and determination, we have developed into one of the largest and most innovative suppliers of independent forklift and materials handling equipment in the UK.

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01 August 2013

Before a summer dominated by sport and medals, Combilift won its own “Victor Ludorum” in 2012 at the UK Fork Lift Truck Association for Excellence Awards. Not only did the company win the Innovation Category for the second time, for its new Rough Terrain RT forklift, but its Combi-CB model scooped the first and only gold Winner of Winners accolade in the awards’ 18 year history. This was a special one-off award chosen from previous winning entries in the Environment, Ergonomics, Safety and Innov

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01 August 2013

Whilst sales of other types of materials handling equipment have been hit hard during the recession, the Bendi has continued to flourish thanks to the innovative cost saving and space saving benefits that have become synonymous with the worlds leading manufacturer of Articulated forklift trucks.

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FEATURES

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09 November 2021

Reflecting upon the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) which took place in Glasgow in November 2021, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in the UK has produced a series of policy papers covering the challenge of decarbonisation across current and future transport operations and practice.

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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

The past two years have tested the UK material handling sector like never before. The demands of Brexit saw the warehousing and logistics sectors stretched to near capacity. But this was relegated to a sideshow by the needs thrust upon the sectors by the requirements of the pandemic.

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28 October 2021

As the industry looks set for yet another record-breaking year, Jaap Vos reviews the association’s achievements in 2021 and how they are raising standards in the warehouse.

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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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28 October 2021

Lifting is a fundamental aspect of materials handling and logistics throughout all supply chains. Ross Moloney encourages everybody in materials handling and logistics to open their eyes to the importance of lifting equipment and the role of safety.

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28 October 2021

Whereas 2020 brought our long overlooked cold chain into public consciousness, 2021 has demonstrated its vital importance across some of the most fundamental aspects of our lives, says Shane Brennan.

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28 October 2021

The performance of logistics providers during the pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the wider economy’s dependence on a robust, agile, and reliable supply chain. Emma Verkaik learns from BCMPA members how the challenges of 2020 have been formative in their handling of growth in our post-Covid world.

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28 October 2021

As retailers continue to work out how to get online orders to customers as quickly and cheaply as possible, hyper-local fulfilment is the buzzword. Mike Burke looks at the concept through the prism of grocery retail.

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28 October 2021

2021 has seen continued growth and success for the Association of Loading and Elevating Equipment Manufacturers (ALEM), with three major initiatives unveiled.

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13 November 2020

We have both physical and virtual events planned for 2021, to give attendees with broad preferences every opportunity to learn and improve their warehouse operations in preparation for the challenges ahead.

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13 November 2020

The Health & Safety Event is set to return on 27-29 April 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham. The leading safety event provides a wonderful opportunity to learn and network as the country hopefully gets back to normal in 2021.

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11 November 2020

Jaap Vos, president of SEMA outlines some of the key considerations when undertaking storage equipment maintenance inspections.

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10 November 2020

The Association of Loading and Elevating Equipment Manufacturers (ALEM) represents the interests of UK manufacturers and suppliers of loading bay equipment including dock levellers, scissor lifts, tail lifts, yard ramps and dock shelters. In this role, the Association is a member of the British Materials Handling Federation which itself is the UK national member of FEM - the European Federation of Materials Handling and Storage Equipment.

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05 November 2020

The HSE has released annual injury and ill-health statistics for Great Britain, showing that Great Britain is still one of the safest places in the world to work with the lowest number of deaths on record. However, more than half of Britain’s working days lost in 2019/20 were due to mental ill-health.

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03 November 2020

Resin Flooring Systems provide an ideal flooring solution for handling & storage facilities.

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12 November 2020

A bumper retail peak period expected online? Hard to see otherwise, says Andy Mulcahy, Strategy and Insight Director, IMRG who speculates on the shape of Peak 2020.

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26 October 2020

Accreditation for Basic forklift operator training is nothing new. However, in the current logistics landscape, where safety is perhaps more prominent than ever before, many organisations are now showing an interest in the clear benefits Accreditation offers through standardising the quality of forklift operator training, and in turn safe operation, says Laura Nelson, Managing Director for RTITB.

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17 November 2020

The UK has affirmed its commitment to becoming a carbon-neutral economy in law; the Climate Change Act 2008 now includes the target to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 2050. While the UK’s total carbon dioxide emissions are falling steadily, having decreased by 39% since 1990, the transport sector still has a long way to go before it reaches its goal of complete decarbonisation, says Zoe McLernon, Policy Manager of Multimodal at Logistics UK.

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26 October 2020

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), describes how the world’s leading lifting association tackled the adversity posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and is shaping the way it supports its members going forward.

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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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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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21 November 2014

Moving heavy loads through manufacturing and production processes has never been easier, safer or more efficient as a result of Solving’s dedication to the development of specialised handling equipment.

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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 November 2014

With the August 2014 acquisition of PowerCell Industrial Battery Engineers reinforcing the 2011 purchase of Battery Power Systems, Manbat Industrial has become a major force in the industrial battery supply and service sector.

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27 November 2013

At Windsor, our aim is to provide the best quality local service on a national level. We maintain a philosophy of continual investment to help ensure our strong reputation for personal customer support is maintained. We always seek to develop and nurture long term and valued customer relationships to enable our customers to succeed.

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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 November 2014

When protecting your workers in hazardous and high level environments, AJAX Safe Access has the solution. The safe access systems and handling solutions produced by AJAX create safe working environments and eliminate the hazard of falls from height; the most common cause of injury in the workplace.

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27 November 2013

Moving heavy loads through manufacturing and production processes has never been easier, safer or more efficient as a result of Solving’s dedication to the development of specialised handling equipment.

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24 November 2014

Established in 1985 and about to celebrate 30 years in business, BID Group Ltd, formerly known as Bolton Industrial Doors, is a renowned door maintenance and repair business.

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21 November 2014

Want maximum cost-effectiveness and the highest possible performance when it comes to powering your forklifts? Who doesn’t? So then why do so many people opt for the lowest cost battery and charger option and pay the high cost of low price later?

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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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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 November 2014

Ever wondered why your average LPG cylinder has only one valve and no fuel level indicator? Is it to make life more interesting for drivers? Playing a constant game of when to exchange the cylinder? Exchange too early and risk wasting gas and costing money, leave it too late and risk coming to a complete standstill, disrupting productivity and again, costing money.

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