Friday 14th Jun 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Safety an issue on truck choice

Ford Motor Company has taken on 20 warehouse trucks from BT Rolatruc for use in its 140,000sq m engine plant in Bridgend, Midglamorgan. The plant, which makes Zetec engines for Ford cars and various V8s for Jaguar and Land Rover,

Latest deal fulfils pallet import centre need

DIY superstore operator Homebase has awarded a warehousing and distribution contract to Unipart Logistics, the specialist supply chain management arm of Unipart. The contract, covering the warehousing and distribution of around 30% of Homeba

Handling time reduced by 80%

Two 2.4 tonne heavy-duty Toyota powered pallet handlers featuring double pallet handling forks have helped the Fyffes Group's Basingstoke site reduce the time spent off-loading bananas by 80%.

Brewer outsources keg fleet

Mobile asset management company TrenStar has acquired and will provide outsourced management of the beer keg fleet of Adolph Coors Company's UK operating subsidiary - Coors Brewers (CBL).

Half of Heathrow estates sold

Brixton has sold 50% of its interest in two major Heathrow estates to Prudential Life Assurance for £108.9M. The two holdings concerned areAxis Park at Langley and Heathrow Corporate Park (HCP).

Playing to win

Few emerging technologies have the potential to impact such a wide array of businesses within the supply chain as radio frequency identification (RFID). Consumers, retailers, suppliers, logistics companies and manufacturers will be affected by

Stringent safety criteria met

Castleford-based Lambsons Chemicals Group has signed a new five-year freight contract, worth about £9M, to DHL Freight. As part of the contract, DHL has invested £1.5M in a fleet of specialist vehicles in a bespoke plan unique to Lambsons.

Sharing Large-scale demand

Moorfield Group, owner of Greater Manchester's Heywood Distribution Park, has signed up three new occupiers to the park. Automotive industry supplier Pentagon Glass Tech, the trading name of Tintart, has taken 273sq m at

E-Warehouse targets SMEs for online shopping tool

A new Web-based procurement tool targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is now available from application developer e-Warehouse. Called e-Ware, the cost-effective tool is aimed at helping SMEs to boost online sales.

Heathrow facility sold

Acting on behalf of La'Pec Properties, Rogers Chapman has sold the freehold investment of 13-15 Willow Road, Poyle, near Heathrow, to a client of LaSalle Investment Management for more than £1.6M. The sale was on behalf of a private client.