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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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WFS wins five new cargo handling contracts in France

WFS wins five new cargo handling contracts in France

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded five new cargo handling contracts by passenger and freighter airlines in France.

Four of the contracts cover Paris CDG as well as handling at WFS' other 11 cargo stations across France. Vietnam Airlines has renewed its cargo handling agreement with WFS, while CAL Cargo Airlines has appointed WFS to provide receiving points for cargo which is then trucked to Belgium to connect with its Boeing 747 freighter services ex Liege.

Hammer new European distributor for StorageCraft OneBlox scale-out storage

Hammer new European distributor for StorageCraft OneBlox scale-out storage

Hammer and StorageCraft Technology have announced a Europe-wide distribution agreement that will see Hammer adding the StorageCraft OneBlox scale-out solutions to its portfolio.

William Hughes vacuum formed trays help protect valuable parts during storage and transportation

William Hughes vacuum formed trays help protect valuable parts during storage and transportation

William Hughes, a leading manufacturer of precision, high specification springs, has expanded its range of specialist products for the aerospace and hydraulic industries with the introduction of a range of standard size and bespoke vacuum formed trays.

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline develops new fully integrated conveyorised metal detection system

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline develops new fully integrated conveyorised metal detection system

Industrial metal detectors can bring important benefits to the production line for food, non-food and pharmaceutical applications.

Better view ensures greater safety

Better view ensures greater safety

The new fork positioner "View" from Linde Material Handling is claimed to provide a significantly improved view of the forks, especially when storing and retrieving goods.

Building work starts on £6million logistics centre in Wolverhampton

Building work starts on £6million logistics centre in Wolverhampton

Building work is now officially underway on the new £6 million DB Cargo UK Logistics Centre in Wolverhampton. The first mark in the ground was celebrated with a ceremony attended by council officials, colleagues and customers.

Warehouse REIT acquires three industrial assets for c. £5.3 million and completes HSBC refinancing

Warehouse REIT acquires three industrial assets for c. £5.3 million and completes HSBC refinancing

Warehouse REIT, the specialist warehouse investor, has exchanged contracts to acquire two separate assets, one in Stone, Staffordshire and the other in Carlisle, and completed on a site acquisition in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The aggregate purchase price for the three transactions is £5.3 million.

Hörmann acquires majority shares of Pilomat

Hörmann acquires majority shares of Pilomat

UK door manufacturer, Hörmann, has acquired the majority of shares of supplier of bollards, road blockers, lift carriers and tyre killers, Pilomat.

New website focuses on Transdek’s unique total supply chain solutions expertise

New website focuses on Transdek’s unique total supply chain solutions expertise

Freight in the City exhibitor Transdek UK has launched a new website to deliver an easy to navigate resource that highlights the total solutions approach the company provides. This uniquely spans both trailer and loading bay design to enhance both the efficiency and the synergy between the two.

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