After an exceptionally high unit order intake during the first quarter of 2003, the UK market for forklift trucks continues to reach record levels with British International Truck Association (BITA) members reporting a strong market throughout the second
Trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull is to introduce a barcoding system at its Harelaw, County Durham plant in the next 12 months for sourcing components. Dave Sidlow, operations director and deputy chairman of Schmitz Cargobull in the UK, says that a
Still Materials Handling has renewed the distributor agreement with Exeter-based DAC Handling Solutions, the independent materials handling distributor. DAC first became a Still distributor in 1992 when it had four depots in the South-west and
B&Q has agreed to lease a 14,787sq m distribution centre at Ventura Park, Radlett, Hertfordshire. The lease, with property developer Brixton, is at a total annual rental of £1.03M.
Scotland-based food group Baxters has selected Toyota Industrial Equipment (TIE) to help keep its production lines moving “like clockwork” – with about 400 cans a minute coming off the finishing line, an efficient, reliable fleet is essential to ensure
The Coca-Cola Company and Arca Systems have teamed up to develop “an innovative” new packaging and handling system for the soft drinks manufacturer’s products. The system is currently being introduced throughout The Coca-Cola Company’s European
When Unwins, the off-trade drinks retailer, introduced radio frequency (RF) terminals for use with its advanced Chess Logistics Technology warehouse management system (WMS) the result was significant improvements in stock control efficiency and accuracy.
Distribution solutions consortium Jigsaw has opened a new operations centre at Bardon in Leicestershire. The facility, adjacent to J22 of the M1, coordinates the movements of a mixed fleet of up to 1,200 commercial vehicles and 2,000 trailers
Floor flatness has a significant impact on efficiency and safety when materials are handled by forklift trucks. Although the Concrete Society’s Technical Report TR34, published in 1988, was a pioneering step and contains the principal
Linpac Materials Handling (LMH) is supplying packaging to automotive component manufacturer Federal-Mogul to transport piston units for a new V6 diesel engine jointly developed by Ford Motor Company and PSA Peugeot Citroen.