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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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inotec UK completes infill walkway project at AkzoNobel site in Hull

inotec UK completes infill walkway project at AkzoNobel site in Hull

Warehouse finishing solutions provider, inotec UK has installed 303 metres of infill walkway for AkzoNobel at its production site in Hull.

R M Penny teams up with Teletrac Navman to drive efficiencies

R M Penny teams up with Teletrac Navman to drive efficiencies

R M Penny, the provider of plant hire, demolition and excavation services across the South West and South Wales, has chosen Teletrac Navman to implement a new fleet management system in a move to drive efficiency and improve productivity for the family business.

Crates remain top selling collapsible rigid containers, accounting for over 8 in 10 sales: FMI study

Crates remain top selling collapsible rigid containers, accounting for over 8 in 10 sales: FMI study

Nearly 120 million collapsible rigid containers were sold in 2018, according to a recent intelligence study.

Volume sales of collapsible rigid containers will witness a modest 4% Y-o-Y growth in 2019 over 2018. While nestable and stackable containers are highly popular in the returnable packaging containers landscape, collapsible rigid containers have gained immense palpability in recent years, as more compatible for product storage and shipping.

Harting commissions new European Distribution Centre

Harting commissions new European Distribution Centre

A day of celebrations marked the Harting Technology Group's official opening of its state-of-the-art European Distribution Centre (EDC) in Espelkamp.

Britvic increases warehouse pallet storage density with Jungheinrich racking and shuttle solution

Britvic increases warehouse pallet storage density with Jungheinrich racking and shuttle solution

Jungheinrich UK has provided soft drinks company Britvic with a multi depth, high density under pallet carrier (UPC) shuttle racking solution to optimise its warehouse space in Rugby.

Bott Limited commits to long-term partnership with Scania

Bott Limited commits to long-term partnership with Scania

Bude, Cornwall-based workshop and in-vehicle equipment manufacturer, Bott Limited, is continuing to renew its UK and European transport and distribution fleet with Scania.

Greencarrier invest in first all-electric trucks in China

Greencarrier invest in first all-electric trucks in China

The first all-electric trucks began deliveries in Shanghai on 1st of July. With a range of each truck of approximately 240 km between charges and the batteries can be recharged within 2 – 3 hours making it ideal for delivery routes in and around cities.

Fortress fights the food fakers

Fortress fights the food fakers

By: Phil Brown, Managing Director, Fortress Technology Europe.

Food fraud costs the industry around EUR 30 billion a year globally. With the number of cooperation requests by the EU Food Fraud Network jumping 30 percent in 2018, counterfeiters continue to pose a major threat to food innovation and consequently economic growth.

Yodel invents trailer safety gate system to reduce accidents

Yodel invents trailer safety gate system to reduce accidents

Independent UK parcel carrier, Yodel, has partnered with trailer manufacturer Cartwright to develop a new safety gate system designed to reduce accidents as part of the latest addition to its trailer fleet.

Summer, vacation, lost luggage: How RFID tracking can help with lost bags at the airport

Summer, vacation, lost luggage: How RFID tracking can help with lost bags at the airport

Airlines want to use RFID technology to create solutions for lost baggage. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that from 2020, each piece of luggage will be equipped with an RFID tag.

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