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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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More support to help people to become HGV drivers among package of Government measures to ease risk of shortages

More support to help people to become HGV drivers among package of Government measures to ease risk of shortages

Up to 4,000 people will soon be able to take advantage of training courses to become HGV drivers, as part of a package of measures announced by the Government to ease temporary supply chain pressures in food haulage industries, brought on by the pandemic and the global economy rebounding around the world.

Tetra Pak strives for zero waste with the new strategic collaboration with Poka

Tetra Pak strives for zero waste with the new strategic collaboration with Poka

Tetra Pak and Poka have launched a new strategic collaboration that brings together the technology and best practices of Tetra Pak, a leader in the food & beverage packaging industry, with the power of Poka, the comprehensive connected factory worker platform.

Packaging by Quadient becomes Sparck Technologies

Packaging by Quadient becomes Sparck Technologies

Sparck Technologies is to be the new name for Packaging by Quadient, following the acquisition of Quadient’s Drachten based high-tech packaging business by Amsterdam investment company Standard Investment. 

Warehousing industry is ‘ready’ but deliveries aren’t coming say UK-based material handling experts

Warehousing industry is ‘ready’ but deliveries aren’t coming say UK-based material handling experts

The warehousing industry is ready for incoming deliveries from abroad, but nothing is coming due to post-Brexit customs delays, says Midland Bearings, an equipment supplier to the UK warehousing and logistics sector.

Speedy Freight nominated as Franchisor of the Year at BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards

Speedy Freight nominated as Franchisor of the Year at BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards

Logistics business Speedy Freight has been shortlisted in the Franchisor of the Year category of the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards.

Port of Tyne hits new green milestone with Net Zero warehouse

Port of Tyne hits new green milestone with Net Zero warehouse

The Port of Tyne now operates a Net Zero Port Centric Warehouse, run entirely using clean energy from renewable sources.

FourKites’ Order Intelligence Hub extends real-time visibility to the entire order lifecycle

FourKites’ Order Intelligence Hub extends real-time visibility to the entire order lifecycle

FourKites, the real-time supply chain visibility platform, has introduced its Order Intelligence Hub, a new single-pane-of-glass view of the entire lifecycle of every order.

By integrating order data, load information across modes, yard shipments, inventory visibility and other critical third-party systems, such as warehouse management systems and order management systems, shippers and their supply chain partners now have a powerful new tool.....

New warehouse truck safety device slashes product damage

New warehouse truck safety device slashes product damage

A new safety device that is claimed to dramatically reduce damage to stored goods, lift trucks, warehouse or distribution centre building infrastructure and storage systems is now available on Flexi Truck products.

Hermes UK confirms 1400 jobs alongside commitment to ECO initiatives at new Barnsley parcel hub

Hermes UK confirms 1400 jobs alongside commitment to ECO initiatives at new Barnsley parcel hub

Hermes UK, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, has confirmed that it will be recruiting for 1400 full time roles at its new parcel distribution hub in Barnsley which is due to be completed as scheduled in September 2022.

Prepare for basics shortages as 23% of stores report low stocks and 20% of transport companies stop trading, says ParcelHero

Prepare for basics shortages as 23% of stores report low stocks and 20% of transport companies stop trading, says ParcelHero

New UK trade figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) are extremely concerning, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero. They reveal widespread shortages for retailers and tumbling profit margins for transport companies, as the Brexit-created driver shortage bites deeper.

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