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Kalmar to supply new generation empty container handlers to DP World Jebel Ali Port

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded an order to supply DP World's flagship terminal, Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, with the new generation empty container handlers. The order for 13 units has been booked into Cargotec's 2016 fourth quarter order intake. The deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2017 and they are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.   Commenting on the order, Suresh Ananthanarayan, Kalmar's Key Account Manager for DP World, said: "This is the first order of Kalmar's new range of empty container handlers for the Middle East & Africa region. The new product

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Interrolls New Modular Conveyor Platform optimizes delivery processes at Liwayway in China

Liwayway, a leading snack food company, has placed an order to Interroll for a modular conveyor platform (MCP) system and three Pallet flow systems, which aim to upgrade its plant in Qingpu District, Shanghai.   Interroll’s new MCP system, which is about to be put into operation, will undertake the conveying of carton boxes from labeling, sealing and up to pre-stacking, with a throughput of up to 3,000 pcs/hr, thus completely breaking the bottleneck of Liwayway’s delivery issue.   The main element of the new platform is a fully modular system that incorporates the various key elements of conveying systems and can be assembled

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CURTIS MOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH DOOSAN

The best partnerships in business are based on synergy of products and performance and a mutual ethos of customer care. This is most certainly the case with Curtis Instruments and Doosan whose new advanced portfolio of electric powered forklift trucks, controlled by advanced Curtis AC motor controllers, are setting the industry standard. But let’s start at the beginning. Many people would simply not realise that Doosan started life as a small shop in Seoul, Korea way back in 1896. The principles of the company are underlined by the meaning of the two words “Doo” and “San” which translate simply as “from tiny

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Hiab to supply 15 electric MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts to Behrens-Woohlk-Gruppe in Germany

Hiab, part of Cargotec, will supply 15 electric MOFFETT E4 truck mounted forklifts to Behrens-Wöhlk-Gruppe in Germany. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2017 first quarter order intake. The value of this kind of an order is typically around EUR 0.5 million.   For Hiab this is so far the biggest single order for the MOFFETT E-Series truck mounted forklifts worldwide. The MOFFETT E-Series is the world's first lithium-ion powered truck mounted forklift and completely emission free. It is ideal for moving goods from outside to inside, for example in warehouses and distribution centres. The MOFFETT E-Series forklift's silent operation makes

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Safe, secure and unique

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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