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Renovotec launches dedicated service for 3PLs

--Company claims an industry first for ‘Renovotec 3PL’ --Portfolio of services developed to meet specialist 3PL needs --“Renovotec 3PL will give companies an advantage in this highly competitive and cost-conscious sector” says Renovotec managing director Richard Gilliard For immediate release 1 March 2017--Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged hardware, software and services provider for warehousing and distribution, manufacturing and retail companies has launched a dedicated service for third party logistics companies (3PLs). ‘Renovotec 3PL’ has been developed to meet the sector’s specialist needs and is the first of its kind says Renovotec. Services offered under the new 3PL scheme include flexible, pay-as-you-go

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Powrmatic supplies air rotation heating to Sertecs logistics centre

Powrmatic’s TE air rotation heating technology has proved to be the ideal solution for heating Sertec Group Holdings’ logistics centre in Coleshill. Powrmatic worked closely with Ward Services in designing the system to meet a number of challenges. Sertec Group Holdings specialises in a range of steel and aluminium manipulation, robotic welding and assembly processes, mainly for the automotive sector, and has five sites in the Midlands, including the 11,700m2 facility at Coleshill. The design brief was to provide effective, energy efficient heating throughout the space. Andrew Ward of Ward Services recalled: “With a

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Success Story: MacroAir Helps BikeCoach Save on Air Conditioning Costs

Bikecoach Stops Using Air Conditioner after Installing MacroAir Fan AirViz software identifies ideal fan placement to keep cyclists comfortable. After decades of working with athletes out of her home, during outdoor bike rides, and venues like races, Rachael Wilson opened her own studio – Bikecoach. The power-based studio combines fitness and cycling to develop strength and road safety skills. Rachael renovated an existing commercial store for her cycling studio. She incorporated a bright color palate, creating an invigorating space. Tons of little outlets were installed to plug in small oscillating fans to keep the riders comfortable. One of Rachael’s friends suggested skipping the

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SICK Sensors Get Smart for Industry 4.0 Summit

Unlocking the potential for sensor intelligence to power forward the fourth industrial revolution in factory, logistics and process automation is the theme for SICK UK’s stand at the Industry 4.0 Summit in Manchester on 4-5 April. Automation experts on SICK’s stand no: R20 will demonstrate typical applications that use Smart Sensors as the essential building blocks to deliver the data needed for a fully-connected and safe Industry 4.0 environment.  In Industry 4.0, the sensor links to the machine, system, factory and the entire value-creation chain and provides for transparency in production and logistics.

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Huws Gray builds service excellence on Doosan stamina

Huws Gray is the largest independent builders merchant in Wales and the north-west of England with over 70 operating sites and trading branches. Established on Anglesey in 1990, the business has grown rapidly and now has a branch network that stretches from Hay-on-Wye in South Powys to Bolton in the north-west, and across to Derby in the Midlands. Created as the one-stop shop for all building products and materials - from below-ground drainage to bricks and blocks, doors, windows and roofing materials - Huws Gray prides itself on fast and efficient customer service. That means loading and unloading lorries quickly, and

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Toyota Material Handlings BT Reflex O-series lands an iF Design Award 2017

Toyota Material Handling Europe is a winner of this year’s iF design award, a world-renowned design prize. The BT Reflex O-series, a reach truck fit for indoor and outdoor use, won in the product category automobiles and vehicles.   The model won over the 58-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with its unique glass roof, exceptionally clean mast and overall quality design down to the finest details. The competition was fierce: over 5,500 entries were submitted from 59 countries in hopes of receiving the iF

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Mark Millar recognised in USA Supply Chain Awards 2017

Mark Millar, one of Asia’s foremost speakers and a renowned authority on supply chain and logistics, has been recognised for a sixth time by USA-based media group Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) in their annual listing of the Pros to Know in the supply chain industry.   The Pros to Know Awards are released annually and recognise supply chain executives who are leading initiatives that help companies address the significant supply chain challenges arising in today’s complex, connected world.     The Supply Chain Pros to Know 2017 awards were announced in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin on 24

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Baumanns Panoramic Cabin Comes Into View

Leading Italian manufacturer, Baumann, has introduced a new panoramic cabin as standard for its award-winning range of sideloaders. Following two years of trials and six months of rigorous testing, the cabin has been redesigned to strengthen the framework, simplify access and allow central side struts to be removed. “Our previous cab improved visibility to the front corners but our continuous development ethos meant we still aimed to improve,” says managing director, Klaus Pirpamer. “The continuous glass side panel on the new cabin now means the driver’s view has been significantly improved from

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BEUMER Group will be providing information on intralogistics solutions for e-commerce at ProMAT in Chicago

The BEUMER Group will be providing information on intralogistics solutions for e-commerce at ProMAT in Chicago Ready for the future The BEUMER Group will be presenting its high level of expertise in sortation and distribution systems to visitors at ProMAT in Chicago (3 to 6 April). Among other things, this includes tilt-tray and cross-belt sorters, which are distinguished by their high energy efficiency. As an example, these are used to provide sustainable support to mail order companies and service providers.  At ProMat, the BEUMER Group will be providing information on their fully automated high-performance sorting systems such as cross-belt and tilt-tray sorters. Small and large

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Wildeck Introduces New Rideable Material Lift

 Wildeck Introduces New “RML” Product Category with New RiderLift™ Rideable Material Lift Innovative and affordable lift design increases material handling efficiency and meets ASME A17.1/CSA B44 “Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators”   Material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer, Wildeck, Inc., has introduced a new product category for vertical material lifts. The new “RML” product category is a major advancement over a traditional “VRC” (vertical reciprocating conveyor) since it allows authorized personnel to safely travel with their material between levels. Wildeck will introduce its new “RiderLift™” hydraulically-operated rideable material lift (RML) in Wildeck Booth # S-1012 at ProMat 2017, April 3-6, McCormick

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Mentor and FLTA tell visitors the truth about forklift safety

Mentor FLT Training are joining the Fork Lift Truck Association for a must-see seminar at The Health and Safety Event NEC in March. Forming part of the Safer Logistics programme, the joint presentation entitled, ‘The truth about forklift safety and how to make a difference’, will be delivered by FLTA CEO Peter Harvey and Mentor FLT Training MD Stuart Taylor. Both are returning speakers and this year will turn their attention to thecauses and consequences of accidents,and how you can prevent them from happening. In particular, they will highlight the role of human error and the importance of safety awareness for

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Free Conference explores Collaboration and Digitalisation in the Supply Chain-26 April 2017

The digitalisation of management and information processes in logistics offers breakthrough opportunities for companies. But how can companies achieve complete visibility of all participants in each of their global supply chains? On 26th April 2017, a free conference titled “The Benefits of Collaboration in a Digital Supply Chain” will provide an overview on collaboration and digitalisation in the supply chain and explore related risks, opportunities, problems and solutions.   The supply chain is a globalised market and the fastest growing department in business today. While IT solutions can help to provide a complete cockpit view of all internal and external supply chain

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Jungheinrich presents integrated solutions at LogiMAT 2017

“CONNECTIVITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS”: Jungheinrich presents integrated solutions at LogiMAT 2017   Jungheinrich will be the largest exhibitor at LogiMAT 2017 with an exhibition space of 804 square metres. Under the theme “CONNECTIVITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS”, Jungheinrich will address the challenges of Intralogistics 4.0 by presenting its integrated solutions, live.   For the duration of the exhibition, taking place on 14-16 March 2017, Jungheinrich will showcase its product and solution innovations at Booth 9B05 in Hall 9. Visitors will see a comprehensive offering of holistic intralogistics solutions in action, featuring state-of-the-art material handling equipment, logistics systems, software and digital solutions.   Steve Richmond, Systems and Projects

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Cabka-IPS: LogiMAT 2017-Making Logistics Easy

Making Logistics Easy Cabka-IPS presents new product solutions at LogiMAT The Cabka-IPS trade fair stand will play host to a series of new plastic transport solutions from March 14-16. They simplify logistical processes and are extremely economical. Heilbronner half pallet: High volumes need quality The Heilbronner is a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to the wooden Düsseldorf pallet. It was developed to be the future standard for production facilities with a high degree of automation. This innovative loading equipment has superior ergonomic handling and a long service life. Thanks to the latest RFID technology, warehouse staff and suppliers can easily track their shipments and

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Smart Lighting Controls

With the dawn of Smart & easy to use control systems in the home there is now a strong demand for equally flexible systems in commercial premises. However the conception of a Smart system needs some smart thinking very early in the process to ensure the user has all the functionality they need & equally as important the ability to take control of it when the installers have finished. Smart lighting controls should provide a wide range of benefits such as improving energy consumption, maximizing return on investment while also providing improved

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Grand Finalists for RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year Announced

The Grand Finalists for the RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year award have been announced following the live competition heats at the IMHX (International Materials Handling Exhibition), from 13th – 16th September. For the first time ever, female forklift operators have qualified for the Grand Finals of the competition, alongside the youngest competitor yet, 18-year old Thomas Birkbeck, an apprentice engineer for KP Snacks.  It is also the first time an international competitor has reached the Grand Final, with India Forklift Operator of the Year winner Srinivasa N D, from Toyota

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The Importance of After-sales Support

After-sales support should be the reasonable expectation of any customer considering the purchase of automated warehousing equipment and systems. After all, when a company invests in automated technologies, it invests in its future. This also means, for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), installation and go live is just the beginning of its relationship with clients. Periodic inspection and maintenance is needed to ensure the longevity of all automated equipment and a strong after-service team provides benefits to both clients and manufacturers. A healthy and consistent working relationship between customers and an after-sales support team provides customers with the benefit of an extended

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Yale aims to raise customer expectations

Committed to solving the issues that prevent customers from moving goods in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, Yale Europe Materials Handling employs a two-pronged strategy to meet the specific needs of key segments. Using both new product development and the company’s team of engineers designing solutions for specific applications or industries, Yale® aims to provide a full range of differentiated product and service solutions, offering specific industry applications that consistently meet customer needs and lower total cost of ownership. Following a number of recent product announcements, the company’s pipeline is expected to provide a continuous stream of new product

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Completion of an AGV automation for FrieslandCampina

BA Systèmes completes AGV automation of FrieslandCampina’s 2nd cheese factory in Gerkesklooster (NL) BA Systèmes, the French leader in AGV-based intralogistics systems has successfully completed the AGV automation of the FrieslandCampina cheese factory in Gerkesklooster. One of the world’s largest dairy companies relies on the French AGV leader With an annual revenue of 11.3 billion euro, FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest dairy companies and employs over 22,000 people. FrieslandCampina produces and sells consumer products: dairy-based beverages, infant nutrition, cheese and desserts in manyEuropean countries, in Asia and in Africa. Dairy products are also exported worldwide from the Netherlands. Gerkesklooster is a major

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Export controls start at the top-AEB publishes free guide for executives

Purpose, relevance, responsibilities of export controls, and consequences of non-compliance Senior managers focus on increasing productivity, reducing costs, developing products, and winning customers. Export control compliance is often considered a burden. Why is it important? Who's responsible? What are the consequences of non-compliance? AEB, a leading provider of global trade and supply chain management software, has developed an online guide to help executives understand the relevance of export controls for their business. Titled "US export controls: Make the right decisions – A practical guide for executives", the guide can now be downloaded free of charge at www.aeb.com/uk/media/booklet-online-us-export-controls.php. Compliance with frequently

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