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Customised, specialist, large document and map storage systems can be difficult to find – unless you know where to look. SSI Schaefer continues to receive enquiries from organisations seeking safe, secure storage with quick and easy access for valuable, oversized documents. When the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford needed to safely accommodate over eight million items including the special storage of hand-drawn maps, some dating back to the 14th and 15th Century, SSI Schaefer was on hand – and subsequently engaged – to provide specialist advice and equipment designed to offer maximum protection to these irreplaceable documents. A high rise, high

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IntraLogisteX 2017 Renovotec wearable warehousing device promotion: 6 products for the price of 5

Discounted Voice and Vehicle-Mounted mobile computing solutions also on show   “We have picked the best of wearable warehousing technology and made it available at the best price” says Renovotec managing director Richard Gilliard   Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged hardware provider for warehousing and distribution, manufacturing and retail companies is to discount industry-leading warehouse wearable devices at a level of ‘six products for the price of five’ at this year’s IntraLogisteX event. A range of discounts will also apply to leading voice and vehicle-mounted computing solutions, on show on Renovotec Stand 111 (Ricoh Arena

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Crane Worldwide increases supply chain visibility with Kewill

Kewill Global Forwarding helps streamline operations and enhance customer satisfaction for leading customs brokerage and logistics company Kewill, a leading provider of innovative supply chain execution software, announced they are continuing their long-standing partnership with Crane Worldwide Logistics, a full-service air, ocean, customs brokerage and logistics company. Looking to further improve global carrier collaboration and customs compliance, Crane chose to upgrade its Kewill Global Forwarding product suite to enhance rail and road ground forwarding operations usability in Kewill’s inland/ground module. As a company that prides itself on challenging the norm, Crane

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Fronius Switch Box optimises the availability of traction batteries

Ready for use around the clock As the global technology leader for battery charging equipment, Fronius has developed a solution to keep batteries permanently charged even if they are stored for long periods of time: the Fronius Switch Box. Forklift truck and battery dealers can now not only optimise availability and performance, but can also avoid damaging batteries and therefore save money in the long term. Wels, 19/01/2017 - Batteries that are stored for long periods gradually discharge, which has a negative impact on their performance and can even result in damage. This incurs high

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Doosan continues investment in UK operations

The Doosan business has had an affinity with Northamptonshire for nearly 25-years and the continued and rapid growth of the UK subsidiary with strong support from the UK Dealer Network, as well as the recent acquisitions of Genesis and Rushlift, has opened the door to a new beginning for the company. Located for the past 15 years on Northampton’s Brackmills Industrial Estate, Doosan has expanded and upgraded its Head Office facility, to become more aligned with its true status as one of the market leaders in the UK forklift market. Two additional properties have now been secured, refurbished and completed, now home

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Mapping Airflow: Seeing What Big Fans Actually Do

Mapping Airflow: Seeing What Big Fans Actually Do By Jonathan Hollist, Research and Development Engineer, MacroAir Technologies Effective airflow solutions for large spaces were difficult to come by until 1998 when the High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fan was invented. Up to 24-feet in diameter, HVLS fans deliver massive amounts of airflow throughout large spaces. Intuitively, big fans produce more airflow than small fans, but the exact amount of airflow and the pathway of the airflow remained somewhat illusive. Potential customers were not able to visualize the benefits of installing an HVLS fan in their space and manufacturers were struggling to help

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IFOY Award 2017-UniCarriers order picker and innovative sensor technology reach final

The first hurdle has been cleared: UniCarriers has been nominated in not just one, but two categories for the coveted International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) awards. The newly developed high-level order picker EPH 125 with pick heights of up to 12.1 m has entered the Warehouse Trucks category. The Driver Presence Sensor® (DPS), an ergonomic alternative to the dead man's switch for EP trucks, has also been selected for Special of the Year. The IFOY awards will be presented on 9 May 2017 during transport logistic in Munich. The EPH 125 impressed the expert jury as a cost-effective picking

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IntraLogistex 2017 Preview for BITO

Company Name: BITO Storage Systems Ltd Stand Number: 212 Telephone: 024 7638 8850 Web Address: www.bito.co.uk     At IntraLogistex 2017, leading intralogistics company BITO Storage Systems will be telling visitors about its a wide range of successful picking solutions for clients such as ASDA, Lidl, Alliance, AAH, Phoenix Healthcare, Jaguar Land Rover, Staples, Next, BMW and John Lewis. The company offers a one-stop-shop provision of order picking solutions on any scale – from several bays of shelving to large-scale automated intralogistics systems. These combine BITO’s own racking and shelving as well as bins and containers designed to make full use of the space in

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Geodis Rolls Out In-Night Deliveries to South of England

    Success of Scottish operation inspires move   GEODIS UK has rolled out in-night deliveries to another 33 city centre stores in the south of England following its success with a similar operation in Scotland.   As part of GEODIS, the leading global logistics and supply chain operator, the company is exploring more environmentally-friendly models of delivery that also improve services for customers.   It first started in-night deliveries in the UK earlier this year for a large fashion retailer with stores in Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen, drawing on the experience of its parent company in

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New AEB white paper: Successful IT-integration of carriers and parcel services-even across borders

Five tips for IT-based collaboration with carriers and parcel services The opportunities for synchronising supply chains between businesses and across borders are promising. But many businesses are struggling to integrate transport partners into their IT environment. AEB, a leading provider of supply chain logistics software, has published a white paper that offers valuable information on this very subject. Titled “Five tips for IT-based collaboration with carriers and parcel services”, the white paper can be downloaded free of charge at https://www.aeb.com/uk/media/white-paper-carrier-integration.php. For many IT and logistics managers, synchronising internal and external logistics processes remains a dream. The challenges seem too daunting and the

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Immingham Training Facility Opens to Reduce Forklift Accidents

With the number of distribution centres rising thanks to the growing popularity of internet shopping, the use of forklifts is becoming more common, meaning added risk for forklift-related accidents. As demand rises, businesses take on more temporary workers, making warehouses busier and increasing the risk of accidents further. To help reduce the risk involved with driving forklifts, Immingham is now home to a new training centre designed specifically for courses on a wide range of materials handling equipment. The local branch of a leading materials handling supplier is offering courses to businesses

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IFOY nominations 2017

Finalists announced for the IFOY AWARD 2017 Crown, Jungheinrich, kickTrike, SSI Schäfer, Still, Torwegge, UniCarriers: international IFOY Jury nominates eleven intralogistics trucks from a total of seven manufacturers for the IFOY Award 2017. Nominees to undergo one-week IFOY Test and Innovation Check in March. Award presentation during the "transport logistic" at BMW World in Munich.       www.ifoy.org

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Temperature-controlled packaging

Peli BioThermal Launches New CoolPallTM Vertos Advance Peli BioThermal, who specialise in the design and manufacturing of temperature-controlled packaging serving the life sciences and pharmaceuticals industry, has launched its new CoolPall™ Vertos Advance. The latest high performance, single-use, passive bulk freight shipping solution to be introduced by Peli BioThermal, builds on the success of the existing CoolPall Vertos pioneering packaging product range. The new CoolPall™ Vertos Advance has all the beneficial key features of the original CoolPall Vertos range and offers superior performance due to additional advancements, including incorporating phase change material (PCM) and vacuum insulated panels (VIPs), which provide fridge hold capabilities

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Intelligrated Software to showcase solutions for in-store fulfillment at 2017 NRF EXPO

With retailers set to gather in New York City for the 2017 NRF Convention and EXPO, Intelligrated Software (www.intelligratedsoftware.com) announces its presence at booth #2434, with solutions designed to enable efficient, accurate in-store fulfillment. From Jan. 15-17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Intelligrated Software will highlight its software-driven Store Solutions that combine advanced voice technology and a labor management system (LMS) to help retailers leverage brick-and-mortar stores for a competitive advantage.  “The effect of modern e-commerce and omnichannel retail has trained consumers to buy and receive merchandise from a variety of platforms,

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Logistics Automation Industry Management, SICK AG

By Mark Harris, Auto-identification and Systems Product Manager, SICK UK and Volker Glöckle, Logistics Automation Industry Management, SICK AG Winning the “Fourth Revolution” in Logistics Automation Rapidly developing, increasingly dynamic and challenged to cope with much more variation in assemblies, products and packages, the logistics industry, perhaps more than any, is ready to take full advantage of so-called Industry 4.0. Yet, while digital technologies are already transforming the goods and materials handling industries, completely automated data sharing and co-operation across the entire supply chain is still a “holy grail”.  In logistics, while we have already won many digital battles, winning the entire war

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Premiere of CeMAT CANADA (25 to 28 September 2017 in Toronto)

CeMAT CANADA will celebrate its premiere from 25 to 28 September 2017 in Toronto. Together with four additional industry topics from the HANNOVER MESSE portfolio, CeMAT CANADA will run parallel to the Canadian metalworking trade fair CMTS (Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show). The event venue is the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, which is adjacent to the Toronto Airport. Ontario is the headquarters of the Canadian automobile industry. Fiat Chrysler, Ford and General Motors operate six plants in the province that produce mainly for the U.S. and overseas markets. In addition, numerous suppliers maintain production facilities in Ontario. CMTS takes place biennially

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Apex to showcase latest automated dispensing technologies at IntraLogisteX

Apex Supply Chain Technologies will showcase its latest technologies for the logistics and supply chain sector at this year’s IntraLogisteX show. The automated dispensing solutions provider will be displaying its acclaimed range of Axcess self-serve locker systems used to manage, track and control critical assets on stand 108 at IntraLogisteX which takes place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on 15th and 16th March 2017.   Keeping handheld scanners, mobile printers, and radios, safe, charged and ready to use is a key challenge for the logistics sector. Poor management of these mission-critical

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Mezzanine International launches a dedicated mezzanine R&D centre

Only those who innovate, truly lead Mezzanine International Group launches the first dedicated Research & Development Centre for the European mezzanine construction industry. Mezzanine International Group, the European leader in the supply of mezzanine flooring has set up a dedicated mezzanine research & development centre in a modern commercial and industrial facility in Wrotham, Kent. Here, the UK’s official number 1 mezzanine supplier (Plimsoll 2015) will continue to develop the innovative, high performance mezzanine solutions for which it is renowned.     For 25 years, Mezzanine International has been accustomed to supplying bespoke mezzanines for its multinational client base. "It’s a part of Mezzanine

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Carousel appoints Head of National Operations

Personalised logistics provider, Carousel, is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Lowery, as its new Head of National Operations. Andrew joins the company from TNT Express Ltd. where he held the position of City Logistics and Public Affairs Manager. Here, he was responsible for TNT’s UK Urban strategy, EU & UK projects as well as internal and external stakeholder engagement. Andrew has also previously worked at Geodis, Target Express and City Link during a career that has spanned nearly four decades. His new role at Carousel will be to oversee the service delivery for the company’s By:NOW and By:NIGHT services. Based

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Acceleration to the next level: ZF Aftermarket goes live

  §    ZF Aftermarket is the new pacesetter in the automotive aftermarket §    ZF demonstrates the growing importance of the aftermarket business with the status as division §    Customers benefit from the combined broad product and service portfolio Thanks to the accelerated integration of TRW, lasting only about 14 months, ZF moves forward as a cohesive Aftermarket business, supplying global customers and partners with products in OE Quality and services from its expansive portfolio of premium product brands Sachs, Lemförder, TRW, Boge, and Openmatics. ZF demonstrates the growing importance of the aftermarket business with the status as division. ZF Aftermarket is now the second

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