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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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Why businesses need to understand their fleet data.

Why businesses need to understand their fleet data.

By Masternaut

Understanding how your business works is one of the critical elements to building a successful business, regardless of the industry you work in. Running a business requires you to operate in a variety of different areas and deal with a vast number of challenges.

Locus Robotics reaches picking milestone of 250 million units for global retail, industrial, healthcare and 3PL customers

Locus Robotics reaches picking milestone of 250 million units for global retail, industrial, healthcare and 3PL customers

Locus Robotics, the autonomous mobile robots (AMR) provider for fulfilment warehouses, passed the quarter-billion (250,000,000) units picked volume level heading into the 2020 holiday peak season.

SkyCell transforms vaccine supply chain with launch of ultra-cold smart container

SkyCell transforms vaccine supply chain with launch of ultra-cold smart container

SkyCell, the manufacturer of data-driven temperature-controlled smart containers for the pharmaceutical industry, has developed an ultra-cold smart container that will ensure the safe transportation of COVID-19 vaccines around the world, regardless of outside temperatures.

Zircotec helping to deliver carbon-zero truck engine revolution

Zircotec helping to deliver carbon-zero truck engine revolution

After keeping things under wraps for nine months, heat management specialist, Zircotec, has announced its involvement with Dolphin N2, now owned by FPT Industrial, and Brighton University, on a project to develop a new internal combustion engine that, it is claimed, has the potential to transform the commercial powertrain market, with its near zero emissions.

Looking forward to the coming year and what it might mean for the packaging industry

Looking forward to the coming year and what it might mean for the packaging industry

As 2020, the year that nobody predicted, finally draws to a close, Antalis’ Head of Business Development for packaging, John Garner, offers a mix of realism and optimism as he looks ahead to 2021.

2020 is a year that very few will look upon fondly, but one thing it has shown, according to John Garner, is the extraordinary capabilities within the UK’s packaging industry. “In the face of the most challenging period in living memory, it has shown a resilience, adaptability and depth of expertise that makes me feel very optimistic for the future. 

Preston haulier H Parkinson Haulage takes delivery of seven new Stralis NP 460s to replace Stralis NP 400s

Preston haulier H Parkinson Haulage takes delivery of seven new Stralis NP 460s to replace Stralis NP 400s

Preston-based H Parkinson Haulage (HPH) has taken delivery of seven 460hp IVECO Stralis NP AS440S46T/P CNG 4x2 tractor units after successfully running seven of the Stralis NP 400 4x2s for 30 months, with each truck having covered 550,000 kilometres in that time.

Campaign launches to encourage more women into supply chain and logistics roles

Campaign launches to encourage more women into supply chain and logistics roles

Recruitment platform, Monster, is appealing for more women to consider roles in the logistics, transportation and supply chain industry following a surge in the number of job vacancies available in the sector.

Atomic Austria relies on automation from Jungheinrich

Atomic Austria relies on automation from Jungheinrich

Atomic Austria, the ski equipment manufacturer and global corporation that is part of the Finnish Amer-Sports Group, has expanded its distribution warehouse in Altenmarkt, Austria, with Jungheinrich, by adding an automated high-bay warehouse for cartons, investing €20 million in the project.

Support for the packaging industry – Elesa standard components make life easier with new brochure

Support for the packaging industry – Elesa standard components make life easier with new brochure

Packaging industry machines are usually dedicated to a single task, often under high speeds in difficult environmental conditions where ease of handling is a major factor of importance.

Driving change in the vans market; Logistics UK's event to discuss the opportunities

Driving change in the vans market; Logistics UK's event to discuss the opportunities

From developing new technologies, to adapting to a rapidly changing environmental agenda, the vans market is continuously changing. To ensure operators have the very latest information they need for the future, and to debate the issues which may affect future operations, Logistics UK will be holding its virtual Future Van Conference on 27 November 2020.

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