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Linde Material Handling: Issue resolved-safety increased

 Linde Material Handling’s LSP driver assistance system now also available for IC forklift models  Issue resolved – safety increased   The innovative Linde Safety Pilot (LSP) is now optionally available also for forklift trucks with internal combustion engine. Being the world’s most modern assistance system for counterbalanced trucks, it supports the forklift driver and reduces risks during operation. The sophisticated system continuously monitors and indicates a wide range of different vehicle parameters during operation, such as the lift height, load centre of gravity and driving speed, and it even intervenes in safety-critical situations, depending on the version. So the driver has all the

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DEMATIC INTRODUCES MODULAR SORT SYSTEM

 Scan and sort solution for production and distribution applications Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, has introduced Modular Sort System, a scan and sort system for production and distribution applications. This solution is engineered to provide sorting performance to many applications: sort-to-pallet build, shipping doors, shipping containers or workstations.   The Modular Sort System brings a new dimension of productivity and optimization to production and distribution operations. Built around pre-engineered and pre-configured modules, the solution fits into new or existing buildings and is designed to efficiently support the carton, case and tote

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CRYOHUB Champions Sought

  Ground-breaking EU project is inviting cold chain companies to become ‘CryoHub Champions’     The CryoHub innovation project (www.cryohub.eu) investigates and extends the potential of large-scale Cryogenic Energy Storage (CES) and applies the stored energy for both cooling and power generation. By employing Renewable Energy Sources (RES) to liquefy and store cryogens, CryoHub balances the power grid, while meeting the cooling demand of a refrigerated food warehouse and recovering the waste heat from its equipment and components.     As is known, the intermittent supply is a major obstacle to the RES power market. Renewables are fickle sources, prone to overproducing when demand is low and

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Cutting corners on truck repair could cost businesses thousands

The FLTA warns fork lift users against unauthorised modification or repair The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is warning fork lift truck users that unauthorised modifications or repairs could invalidate rental contracts and manufacturer warranties, leaving them to foot any repair bills. While this includes fairly obvious “cowboy” modifications, such as adding additional weight to the counterbalance to increase lifting capacity, users might be surprised to learn that even changing tyres could constitute a breach of their contractual agreements. FLTA Chief Executive, Peter Harvey MBE, said: “It’s important that end-users understand what they can and cannot do under rental contract. Failure to do

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Lightweight Containers to open new KeyKeg production line in Germany. Production partner PET-Verpackungen GmbH Deutschland.

Lightweight Containers is opening a new production plant in Grossbreitenbach, Germany. The fully automated production line has a capacity of 400 KeyKeg® Slimlines per hour and will be operational in the third quarter of this year. The line can produce all the members of the KeyKeg® Slimline family of kegs. PET-Verpackungen Deutschland is the production partner and will manage the day-to-day production.     The new production capacity will ensure that Lightweight Containers can meet the region’s sharply rising demand for the next few years. Anita Veenendaal, Chief Commercial Officer of Lightweight Containers, says, “We see service

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Doosan Hosts the Doosan Global Business Forum 2016 in Scotland

The Rt. Hon. Lord William Hague, former British Foreign Secretary, Professor Joseph Stiglitz and other distinguished speakers and guests gathered to assess the world economy and discuss geopolitical risks. Presentations were also delivered on the infrastructure development outlook in Asia and implications of the new climate regime on the infrastructure sector. Prominent speakers included Lord William Hague, a former British Foreign Secretary; Joseph Stiglitz, a Professor of Economics at Columbia University; and Chang Yong Rhee, Director of the Asia and Pacific Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); Juan Miranda, the Managing Director General of the Asian Development Bank (ADB);

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Financial results reach all-time high for KNAPP

The business year 2015-16 has proved to be another record-breaker for KNAPP AG. The international group, which is headquartered in Austria and focused on intralogistics automation and software, increased its net revenue by 25 per cent to 581.97 million euros and achieved a profit of 30.52 million euros. This tremendous result marks an all-time high in the company’s history and is another key step in its long-term growth strategy. The Managing Board of KNAPP AG (left to right): Franz  Mathi, COO, Gerald Hofer, CEO; and Christian Grabner, CFO   Compared to the previous year, the company

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Duke & Dexter shoes are a perfect fit for DKF

  The modern, high-end men’s footwear brand, Duke & Dexter, has outsourced its online order fulfilment operation to DK Fulfilment Ltd (DKF).   The contract will operate from DKF’s 165,000 sq ft multi-user facility in the West Midlands and will see DKF take on responsibility for the storage, pick, pack, despatch and returns management of the full range of Duke & Dexter ‘loafer’ style shoes.   In addition, DKF’s sister company – DK Packaging – has worked with Duke & Dexter to design and supply stylish storage boxes for the shoes as well as more

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Keep Cool, Drive Growth-The critical role of temperature-controlled transport in the European supply chain

  THE 2016 TRANSFRIGOROUTE INTERNATIONAL (TI) 2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) TO TAKE PLACE IN LONDON ON 13TH AND 14TH OCTOBER 2016.   The 2016 Transfrigoroute International (TI) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be taking place in London on the 13th and 14th October 2016. The TI AGM’s tradition continues this year, with the annual gathering of around 200 senior professionals from the temperature-controlled food logistics sector throughout Europe.   Transfrigoroute UK, now part of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF) - the UK trade association that represents the temperature-controlled storage and distribution industry - will be hosting this year’s event supported by the

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PR for International Driver Competition

  Could your forklift drivers be the best in the world? RTITB seeks top lift truck drivers for international award   Entries for the International Forklift Operator of the Year 2016 competition, hosted by RTITB, are now open. Employers from all around the world are encouraged to enter their forklift drivers now for a chance to win international acclaim.   The popular Forklift Operator of the Year competition, which takes place every three years, is a truly international event. Open to employers across the globe, any forklift truck driver who has been trained on a counterbalance truck within the past five years can enter

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Fronius Perfect Charging: TRADE FAIR PREVIEW - IMHX 2016: Lasting cost-optimisation solutions for the intralogistics industry

IMHX 2016: Fronius to present a wide range of battery charging technology Lasting cost-optimisation solutions for the intralogistics industry At IMHX, the leading intralogistics trade fair in the UK (13th to 16th September 2016, Birmingham), Fronius will be presenting innovative solutions on every aspect of charging traction batteries. With its vast range of products and services, the global technology leader from Austria is able to guarantee cost savings for its customers in the intralogistics sector. Visitors will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the company's wide range of products on Stand V80 in Hall 12.

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The SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement

The SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement: Five key questions   Eric Geerts, Director of Product Management for Descartes, answers five of the top questions raised by the international trade community following the recent transition date of the SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement.   If the regulation came into effect on 1 July, what is happening on 1 October?   On 23 May, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) issued an update to the SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement, stating that countries take a ‘practical and pragmatic approach’ to enforcement for three months after the scheduled transition date of 1

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Linde Material Handling: Closer to the customer with new logistics centre

According to the guidelines of the German Statutory Accident Insurance scheme (DGUV), every industrial truck must be checked for proper operation prior to use. Available immediately, the “pre-op check” app from Linde Material Handling allows this mandatory inspection of the vehicle to be carried out very conveniently using mobile devices such as smartphones or tablet computers. Instead of using a paper form, the logistics staff can answer the questions regarding the vehicle status on the touch screen. Only if the test is successfully completed can the forklift or warehouse truck be put

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Laboratorios Tornel selects HighJump Warehouse Management System

New software will help company manage complex pharmaceuticals supply chain Minneapolis, Minn. (July 21, 2016) – HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced today that leading veterinary pharmaceuticals company Laboratorios Tornel has chosen HighJumpTM Warehouse Advantage warehouse management system (WMS) to help manage distribution complexity resulting from rapid growth. Laboratorios Tornel sells its products in 18 countries across Central and South America, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Laboratorios Tornel needed a solution that supported increasing sales while accounting for the strict regulations of the pharmaceutical industry. The

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Sub-Zero Hero-The New Hyster cold store reach truck

The new cold store reach trucks from Hyster® turn the heat up on drivers while keeping components well protected from condensation.   “Frozen cold stores are among the most challenging warehouse environments, mainly due to condensation and the need for driver comfort,” says Ron Farr, Manager Warehouse Solutions for Hyster. “Rugged Hyster products thrive in extreme conditions like this.”   For cold store applications where the driver needs to be fully enclosed, Hyster has developed a new fully insulated cab for the R1.4-2.5 Reach Truck series (standard width).  “In permanent operating temperatures down to -30degC, the

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Warehouse & Supply Chain Management contra

  Certificate in Warehouse Management   Commencing 21st September 2016, delivered by tutored distance learning   International trade - the powerhouse of the world economy - transformed rapidly with global sourcing and supply chains taking centre stage.  Now the warehouse has become an even more important function for controlling stock and ensuring seamless onward availability.   This 16-week distance learning Certificate in Warehouse Management delivers the essential tools and knowledge to run efficient warehouse and inventory functions.   Here are 5 things to know about this course:   Invaluable content - this course is your essential guide for how to control inventory and warehousing functions efficiently. Amongst course modules are Operational

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Multimodal owner acquiries global supply chain conference and exhibition portfolio

Multimodal owner Clarion Events Ltd has boosted its supply chain and logistics portfolio with the acquisition of three global supply chain conferences and exhibitions from Industry Dynamics.   The shows include the EMEA Supply Chain and Logistics Summit and Expo, the Smart Chain Annual Supply Chain Management and Innovations Summit in the USA, and the Brazilian Supply Chain and Logistics Summit.   “We are growing our supply chain portfolio with a strong stable of well-established global shows,” said Robert Jervis, Portfolio Director, Clarion Events.  “We are focused on delivering valuable events to enable our

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BAE Systems selects software from AEB to enhance export controls

BAE Systems - one of the leading aerospace, defence, and security companies in the world - has launched a major IT transformation project in its UK Military Air & Information (MAI) division and selected software solution provider AEB as its partner to standardise and optimise global trade management systems. In 2012, the MAI division of BAE Systems at the Warton and Samlesbury sites in Lancashire, United Kingdom, kicked-off a major project to enhance its existing global trade management system and thus the efficiency of its export controls compliance. The MAI's export operation includes shipping of complete aircraft, spare parts, repair parts,

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European Home Improvement Retailer Weldom Builds Omni-channel Commerce Platform with Manhattan Associates

Supply Chain Commerce Solutions provider Manhattan Associates, Inc.. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced it is working with leading French home improvement brand Weldom as part of a multi-year journey in which the retailer is transforming its supply chain capabilities to support an omni-channel service model. The goals of the transformation project are to build a commerce platform for fulfilling greater volumes of orders across an expanding number of sales channels and provide faster and better service for customers, while reducing working capital.   Having successfully leveraged Manhattan’s platform-based Distributed Order Management (DOM) and Supply Chain Convergence (SCC) solutions, as well as Manhattan’s Warehouse

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OPTEX detectors secure new HQ and warehouse of top CCTV distributor

When DVS Ltd, one of UK’s fastest growing distributors of electronic surveillance products, moved to new premises, it chose a range of highly reliable, proven outdoor REDWALL detectors and infrared beams from OPTEX to protect the perimeter and approach of its new warehouse and offices.  Formed in 2003, DVS Ltd quickly established itself as a successful multi-brand distributors of electronic surveillance products and is now the largest independent distributor in the UK.  In November 2015 DVS Ltd moved into new premises with five times the capacity for stock, making security a key concern.  The system chosen to

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