Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

More than £740bn set for IntraLogisteX attendance

Organisations with a combined annual turnover of £740bn are set to attend next year’s IntraLogisteX in Coventry, the only logistics exhibition to take place in 2015.

Where: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
When: 25th & 26th March

IntraLogisteX, the only logistics exhibition to take place in the UK in 2015, will include a host of special zones and pavilions highlighting different aspects of intralogistics:

* AMHSA members will be highlighting innovations in automated handling and storage.

* There will be a comprehensive seminar programme focusing on critical issues in intralogistics operations.

* Demonstration zones will highlight the latest technology in action.

* And a special feature for 2015 will be a “Future Zone” demonstrating cutting-edge technologies that will impact on intralogistics in the years to come.

Investment in the logistics market is being driven by a number of factors: the shortage of quality warehousing; e-commerce; omni-channel and a reviving economy – particularly for 2015.

With new warehouses comes storage, materials handling add e-commerce into the equation and the solutions become more complex.

Integrating levels of automation alongside manual processes with storage, sorting, picking and packing means logistics management are constantly under pressure.
IntraLogisteX can call on the support of the most respected magazines in the logistics and supply chain markets: Logistics Manager and Supply Chain Standard, and it has an unrivalled 80,000 strong database of logistics professionals.

IntraLogisteX combines exhibition stands with demos and seminars to provide the level of information companies need to improve their operations.


Leading intralogistics providers have been quick to book their places filling 40 per cent of the available space just days after just days after the show was launched. Exhibitors already confirmed include:

TouchStar Technologies
Touchstar is a market leader in enterprise mobile computing solutions with a global base of over 500,000 installations. It helpa capture, move, and manage critical information, providing businesses the means to access real-time information anytime and anywhere.

Synergy Logistics
Synergy produces the Snapfulfil SAAS warehouse management system. Snapfulfil was recently chosen by Planet X, the Sheffield-based cycle manufacturer, which has seen volumes grow  substantially, putting pressure on their existing warehouse systems. Planet X said  the Snapfulfil system would provide the visibility and control that Planet X needs to continue their growth, without the need for headcount additions. 

Knapp, the automation specialist was a double winner in the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards last week. Knapp has just won a contract to design and install an automated material handling systems at Marks & Spencer’s national distribution centre in Bradford, which is due to go live in second quarter of 2016. The distribution centre will feature a high level of automation for goods-in, decanting, storage, picking and dispatch. Knapp’s OSR Shuttle technology will be used in an automated storage and retrieval system featuring transport shuttles on every level serving workstations.

Controlaccount specialises in providing logistics organisations with a range of credit control support services including debt recovery. It can resolve matters such as duty/VAT disputes, freight charging structures, shipping charges and HMRC issues quickly. And for debt recovery it offers a no-collection-no-fee service, with the added benefit of having both an in-house trace facility and legal collection arm.


Proteus delivers warehouse management systems, solutions and software that are suited to the individual business processes of its customers. Its extensive knowledge of warehouse operations and software management systems makes it a leader in its field. Taking a consultative approach to its clients it is able to advise on, and supply WMS software solutions that controls and optimises warehouse best practice.

The UK IntraLogistics Awards

The first UK IntraLogistics Awards will be presented at IntraLogisteX. The Awards will recognise great products and services from intralogistics providers. With a team judges made up of senior engineers and facilities managers, the Awards will be uniquely valuable accolades.
Awards categories include:
* Warehouse Management
* Picking and Sortation
* Storage
* Materials handling
* Software
* Packaging
* Facilities Management
The judges for the IntraLogistics Awards are senior engineering and facilities managers at leading retailers, manufacturers and third party logistics providers.
The judges will be looking for outstanding products and services.
Judging criteria include: innovation, return on investment, efficiency improvement, contribution to safety, environmental improvement, outstanding design, and service excellence.
We will be showcasing all the shortlisted products and service in our Show Special. And the Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony at IntraLogisteX in March.

The UK IntraLogistics Awards open for entries later this month.
OBS Logistics creates integrated software solutions that streamline core logistics management processes. Clients include leading third party logistics providers, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and e-fulfilment companies and we support operations in more than 60 countries. Calidus Total Logistics Software provides a comprehensive solution for warehouse and transport management, to enable full supply chain visibility for improved efficiency and enhanced customer service.

Access is a leading author of integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 6,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.

Central Systems & Automation develops the Autostore WMS for clients across the UK, EU, Scandinavia, the Baltic, the Middle East and Australia. Autostore optimises warehousing operations for improved speed, efficiency and profitability. Clients include ANP, ColArt, Great Bear, Kuehne + Nagel, Kraft Foods, Malcolm Logistics, Nestlé and United Biscuits.

GRF has been established for 25 years and offer a nationwide industrial flooring service to the warehouse and logistics industry. Expansion joint damage can be expensive, and GRF can provide a long lasting repair which will save money. It also offers long life markings with a life span of ten years or more. Major clients during 2013 include Asda, Harrods, Sainsbury’s & Waitrose.

Red Ledge is a recognised specialist in barcode, RFID, voice and sensor technologies which it has successfully integrated into many industrial sectors across the globe including, of course, warehouse and production facilities. Because of its unique expertise in both application software and engineering, it can offer a one-stop-shop for business processes including automated scanning systems or bespoke machinery.

Renovotec is a leading provider of mobile computing and automatic data capture solutions. It has years of experience of implementing projects across a wide range of industry sectors, including third party warehousing and logistics, manufacturing, retail and ports. Renovotec partners Vocollect (part of Honeywell) to offer customers the full spectrum of voice products and solutions.

DPS is a worldwide company offering a wide range of specialised logistics support services including logistics consultancy, route scheduling software and in-cab control and monitoring systems. The company now operates in four key areas: logistics consulting; professional vehicle route scheduling and optimisation software; route planning and time & distance technology software; and systems integration and bespoke solutions.

The Flexi range of articulated fork lift trucks provide a more space efficient solution by eliminating wasted aisle space required by traditional forklifts or reach trucks. Depending on the building, they can increase usable storage space by between 25 and 50 per cent, eliminate double handling and increase the speed of operation. The trucks can lift loads weighing 2.5 tonnes to heights of up to 13 metres. More than 5,000 units have been sold throughout the world.

Intexion provides high quality storage solutions tailored to meet clients’ warehouse, storage, industrial, office and archive needs. Years of industry expertise allows it to design storage and picking solutions for all business environments. Intexion is not a manufacturer of storage products and so its advice is totally independent. Its project management packages can incorporate lighting and electrical works, sprinklers, offices and buildings works.

Essensium’s EPS is an industry leading solution for asset and people tracking, with applications in multiple sectors. The system uses radio tags which can be localised extremely accurately with limited infrastructure to improve operational efficiency, process visibility and to lower the cost of operations. The SafeTrack Safety Assistance System uses Essensium’s EPS system for a combination of vehicle position detection and inter-vehicle ranging to provide a multi-layer approach to collision avoidance with built-in redundancy.

BS Handling Systems is a leading provider of conveyor, warehouse and storage solutions. Maximising space and efficiency within the work area are key to success. Drawing on 40 years experience in the materials handling industry, BS Handling Systems provide a unique competence in delivering bespoke systems and solutions to customer requirements and satisfaction.

Linkx Systems delivers packaging systems, equipment, machinery and stand alone packaging machines that meet user requirements efficiently. It will be demonstrating the Box Sizer, which intelligently measures the empty volume of a loaded standard box and cuts and creases it to final package dimensions ready for folding, sealing, bagging and labelling.

EK Automation specialises in automated guided vehicles and provides turn-key systems for flexible transport, storage, order picking and assembly. It also integrates material flow control systems for fork-lift trucks fleets, conveyors, storage systems, block stacking and production buffers. Complete process automation systems; from the factory-floor controls level through to manufacturing execution systems – including process analysis and optimisation.

Stockrail International has over 30 years’ experience specialising in the design and implementation of storage and materials handling solutions within the retail, distribution and manufacturing sectors. It has built a reputation for its hanging garment systems, and also provides sorting systems, conveyors and racking.

Randex provides storage solutions for commercial and industrial companies of all sizes. Services include sourcing, delivery, installation, servicing, moves and repairs. Industrial products include automated industrial vertical lift, automated industrial vertical carousel, mobile and long span shelving and mezzanine floors.