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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RFID tags for tracking plastic pallets and reusable containers

RFID tags for tracking plastic pallets and reusable containers

The model for cycle tracking reusable containers is the pallet market.

Unique Record Height Building from SSI Schaefer

Unique Record Height Building from SSI Schaefer

SSI Schaefer is currently building the highest cold rolled rack supported building in the UK.

World innovation!

World innovation!

The Hamburg company Jungheinrich is the first supplier in the world to launch a battery-powered forklift truck with a rotating driver's cab onto the market.

Health and Safety Legislation - Handling and Lifting Equipment

Health and Safety Legislation - Handling and Lifting Equipment

Health and safety legislation means that handling and lifting equipment is now required to take on jobs that, previously, were often carried out manually.

Vacuum Lifters and Manipulators

Vacuum lifting devices and workstation cranes are leading ergonomic solutions that promote worker safety and productivity.

Manufacturing sector output is still growing

The first report on the state of UK manufacturing in 2008 suggests that the sector has yet to suffer the slowdown that is affecting other parts of the economy.

A continuously driving fixture

A continuously driving fixture

Some of the most demanding customers for a company like OCS are found in the automotive industry.

Paint line automation for the small wood shop

Paint line automation for the small wood shop

How to double your production output within your existing space.

Material Handling System: Crane Video

Han-Tek, Inc. Material Handling System Crane and Box Car designed by Han-Tek.

Automated Crane Video

This short video shows just how how accurate an automated crane solution can be.

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