Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Buyers out in force for Logistics Link North

Lead generation and attendance at this year’s Logistics Link North topped last year’s event, with multiple buying teams attending to meet with the various exhibitors including Redlege, Flexi Narrow Aisle and CHEP.

Stuart Wilson, marketing communications manager at CHEP, said: “We were absolutely delighted with the quality of the leads we’ve managed to generate.”

After a first day, described as “storming” by Redledge director Andy O’Donnell, the second day of the exhibition, held at Doncaster Racecourse from 15-16 October, continued in a similar vein.

The number of buying teams at this year’s exhibition was up 30 per cent on last year.

Andrew Carley, transit packaging at Abco Kovex, said that the quality and interest from attendants was high. With Gavin Clark, commercial director Synergy Logistics, Snapfulfil, adding: “The LLN show was the best yet, demonstrating that the need for a ‘logistics’ specific trade show exists. We met many people who were “looking for ideas” and this is just not as easy through internet research. Great work all and we look forward to IntraLogisteX.”

Logistics Link North was also used as the launch platform for the Samson Nano, a new pallet wrapper from Samuel Grant.

Alongside this, a host of leading companies used the show to display innovations in warehouse management and automation, software solutions, adaptive packaging, intelligent picking, materials handling and mobile technology.