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Hines has acquired Cribbs Causeway Distribution Centre in Bristol

Hines has acquired Cribbs Causeway Distribution Centre in Bristol

Hines, the international real estate firm, has acquired Cribbs Causeway Distribution Centre, a value add-profile logistics investment located in Bristol, a key UK distribution hub, on behalf of the Hines European Value Fund (HEVF).

Vanderlande awarded contract by E.Leclerc for STOREPICK solution at a second distribution centre

Vanderlande awarded contract by E.Leclerc for STOREPICK solution at a second distribution centre

French retail giant E.Leclerc has signed a contract with Vanderlande for the delivery of an automated case picking solution – STOREPICK – at its Scadif distribution centre (DC), located southeast of Paris.

‘Rising Star’ Rebecca proves to be the perfect pick for BT Supply Chain

‘Rising Star’ Rebecca proves to be the perfect pick for BT Supply Chain

Rebecca Hambleton, Operations Manager at BT Supply Chain, has won the Rising Star Award at the CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport) Awards after overseeing an ingenious project to redevelop the picking facility at the company’s national distribution centre in Magna Park.

Honeywell's rugged mobile computers go smarter with new terminal emulation software

Honeywell's rugged mobile computers go smarter with new terminal emulation software

Honeywell's ultra-rugged, mobile computers for distribution centres now feature terminal emulation software to help workers perform their tasks more efficiently via user-friendly and intuitive device interfaces.

Nestlé and XPO Logistics building digital warehouse of the future in the East Midlands

Nestlé and XPO Logistics building digital warehouse of the future in the East Midlands

Food and drink company Nestlé, and XPO Logistics, provider of transport and logistics solutions, are co-creating a 638,000-square-foot distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire, UK.

Pallet flow rack can be a warehouse manager's best friend

Pallet flow rack can be a warehouse manager's best friend

Any warehouse or distribution centre with limited floor space that needs high density storage or automatic rotation of inventory on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) basis can benefit by implementing pallet flow storage racks.

KNAPP installs second pocket sorter solution for ASOS

KNAPP installs second pocket sorter solution for ASOS

KNAPP is supplying its pocket sorter technology at the Berlin distribution centre of leading online fashion retailer, ASOS.

Asda and D.E. Brand trial demonstrates the benefits of 'Cleanpal'

Asda and D.E. Brand trial demonstrates the benefits of 'Cleanpal'

Polymer Logistics has completed a highly successful trial of its Cleanpal plastic pallet in the challenging fresh produce supply chain.

Participating in the project were D.E. Brand, the family-owned Lincolnshire-based supplier of quality Brassica vegetables, as well as retailer ASDA. Cleanpal pallets were utilised for field palletisation and shipment to ASDA CDCs (central distribution centres) in Skelmersdale and Lutterworth. Products involved in the operation were broccoli and cabbage, with an average tray weight of 9kg.

Warehouse staff shortages make logistics and supply chain automation an imperative

Warehouse staff shortages make logistics and supply chain automation an imperative

Staff shortages are making the role of automation even more important in the logistics and supply chain sectors, a sector expert has claimed.

"The effects of Brexit and the weak pound make it less attractive for overseas workers to seek employment in the UK, creating significant resource gaps in warehouses and distribution centres," said Darren Wildman, Vice-President of Asset Management at Apex Supply Chain Technologies.

Warehouse operators urged to consider the whole-life costs of lighting systems

Warehouse operators urged to consider the whole-life costs of lighting systems

When upgrading the lighting technology within a distribution centre or other industrial building, too many companies fail to consider the whole life and installation costs of the luminaires they are specifying and instead opt simply for the cheapest product available.

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