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New scheme means workplaces can climb the safety ladder

UK workplace equipment supplier Slingsby has joined forces with the Ladder Association to run The Ladder Exchange Scheme which aims to eradicate dangerous ladders from UK workplaces by offering ... more

Wrapping up space, time and cost considerations for the materials handling sector at Christmas

As the festive season looms, the upturn in the economy means that demands on space are likely to be more pressing than ever in the run-up to Christmas.

To ensure operational efficiency is ... more

Safety in the Storage Industry: Working towards Zero Harm

HSE statistics cite falls from height in the food and drink industries as the third highest cause of fatal injury, (comprising 20% of fatal accidents) and they also result in around 80 major injuries ... more

Tony Mohan appointed UKWA chairman

UKWA – the United Kingdom Warehousing Association - has announced the appointment of Tony Mohan as chairman. Mohan joined Bibby Distribution in 1988 and has held various positions within the business ... more

Jungheinrich acquires leading software company

Materials handling specialist Jungheinrich has completed the acquisition of ISA-Innovative, a leading warehouse management systems software company. Jungheinrich has held a significant stake in ISA ... more

TGW acquires Klug Integrated Systems

Automated warehouse solutions provider TGW Logistics Group has acquired Klug Integrated Systems, strengthening the company’s IT and controls capabilities and serving to position TGW as a leading ... more

Switch to reusable plastic containers reduces food wastage and helps the environment

IFCO has announced the achievement of a significant milestone this fiscal year: one billion annual reusable plastic container (RPC) shipments from producers to retail locations throughout the world. ... more

Warehouses overspending on energy by £190 million a year

New analysis from the Energy Efficiency Financing (EEF) scheme has revealed that the warehouses are overspending on energy to the tune of over £190 million per year. The analysis, based on official ... more

Packing company streamlines processes with new WMS

Speedpac, a packing and distribution company, is looking to improve and streamline its warehousing process with a new warehouse management system (WMS), OpenWMS, from Advanced Business Solutions.... more

Dairy Crest succeeds with pallet building software

Indigo Software has successfully installed its pallet building software (part of the Company's WMS suite) in to six of Dairy Crest's UK production facilities. Managing the movement of goods in and out ... more

Innovations in relocation

SSI Schaefer has achieved recent succes by fitting out a brand new stores facility for Linde Materials Handling in Hampshire and in a separate ­project, the company has extended a state-of-the-art ... more

Automated solutions strike the right note

TGW Logistics has provided Europe’s largest musical instrument retailers with automated warehouse solutions that had the flexibility to accommodate higher throughout rates on the run up to ... more

Going to great lengths for picking efficiency

Challenged to install an order picking system for Spirax Sarco’s production facility in a space just 10m wide and 140m long, Bito Storage Solutions provided a solution that has delivered a 20 per ... more

Automated packaging improves flexibility

A recent upgrade of a palletising system for a major logistics company has improved flexibility at its multiple packaging facility in Cambridgeshire. Automating packaging processes that had been ... more

State-of-the art solutions for top UK chain stores

Award-winning solutions from Boots and John Lewis were in the spotlight at a special event for Knapp customers and press in Austria recently. Guests were also shown Knapp’s latest technologies first ... more

Warehouse rationalisation project goes swimmingly

Swimming pool distributor SCP UK has found a way to maintain previous stock levels in a smaller warehouse footprint at one of its UK operations in Crawley, thanks to an Aisle-Master ­articulated ... more

Complicated repair to occupied warehouse

CG Flooring Systems has recently completed a ­substantial joint repair project at a warehouse in Milton Keynes occupied by an international quality tyre company CG Flooring Systems was invited to ... more

Shelving range acts as add-on to traditional racking systems

APEX Linvar, the specialist in quality cost-effective racking and shelving solutions for the food processing, packaging and logistics sector, has introduced Speedcell a new industrial shelving range. ... more

Paragon routing software balances warehouse loading

Paragon Software Systems has added a special “Despatch Smoothing” feature to its transport routing and scheduling software to avoid bottlenecks in warehouse despatch. Transport plans focus on meeting ... more

UKWA Pavilion at Multimodal 2012

One of the key attractions at the forthcoming Multimodal Exhibition will be the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Pavilion.With over 600 member companies, UKWA is the UK’s leading trade ... more

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