News,case studies and product information relating to material handling,supply chain and distribution.

All the latest news and views from the world of material handling, logistics, freight forwarding and distribution. This section of the site carries articles relating to new contract wins, product launches, opinion from the trade associations, government departments, research analysts, the vendor community as well as case studies of material handling integration projects across Europe.

 

All key equipment sectors are covered, ranging from AGVs (Automated Guided vehicles) ForkLift Trucks, Automated Storage Equipment, Conveyors and Sortation, Dock EquipmentOverhead Handling Equipment, Packaging and Labelling Solutions, Pallets & Containers,Transport and Distribution, Racking & Shelving as well as Trade Shows and Industry Events.

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Transport platform transformed to operations platform

Transport platform transformed to operations platform

TimoCom introduces new application – TC Transport Order, enhancing its transport platform with a new application. With its release in summer, TC Transport Order makes it possible for more than 110,000 users to digitally carry out their operations on the platform.

Acquisition of Vanderlande completed

Acquisition of Vanderlande completed

Toyota Industries Corporation's (TICO) acquisition of Vanderlande – the value-added logistic process automation solutions provider at airports and in the parcel market, and supplier for warehouses – has been completed.

US licence deal marks Spedian's entry into commercial vehicle marketplace

US licence deal marks Spedian's entry into commercial vehicle marketplace

Lightweight reusable vehicle graphics specialist Spedian is extending its offering into the United States following the signing of an exclusive licensing deal with US-based Modagrafics, the fleet services graphics provider.

Farrall's group invests in 10 new tiger trailers

Farrall's group invests in 10 new tiger trailers

Following a successful trial last year, Cheshire-based storage and distribution company, Farrall's Group, has placed an order for 10 new curtainsider trailers from Tiger Trailers, plus its first three rigid truck bodies.

Successful apprentice recruitment day at CM Downton

Successful apprentice recruitment day at CM Downton

Over 30 young people from Gloucestershire attended the annual Apprenticeship Open Day organised by leading transport company CM Downton at its Moreton Valence head office on Saturday 20 May.

PodsystemM2M and Anytrek respond to growing trend in 'strategic' cargo theft through covert tracking device

PodsystemM2M and Anytrek respond to growing trend in 'strategic' cargo theft through covert tracking device

Cybercriminals are not limited to hackers on the web. Businesses lose more than US $55bn a year due to interruptions in the supply chain according to a report from BSI.

Consider lighting ahead of forklifts for real energy savings, warehouse operators advised

Consider lighting ahead of forklifts for real energy savings, warehouse operators advised

As they strive to cut costs from their operating processes, warehouse companies dedicate time and resources to ensuring that their materials handling equipment (MHE) fleets perform as energy efficiently as possible, yet they often overlook the one thing that does most to run up their energy bill: lighting.

Mobilitas-AGS inaugurates its biggest multimodal logistics platform in Africa

Mobilitas-AGS inaugurates its biggest multimodal logistics platform in Africa

The Gauteng logistics hub's goal is to improve Mobilitas-AGS' services delivered to its clients, increase its competitiveness and support the growth of its activities across Africa

1GSA picks e-Cargoware as preferred system provider

1GSA picks e-Cargoware as preferred system provider

1GSA – the newly-launched independent GSSA network – has appointed e-Cargoware as its preferred supplier of IT systems, providing all members with access to a cutting-edge GSA management system at preferential rates.

Pallet Truck Shop shows how to keep employees happy

Pallet Truck Shop shows how to keep employees happy

Studies have shown that employees with high job satisfaction are more productive in the workplace, more loyal to their companies, and more engaged with work day to day.