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Palletforce partners with Toyota Material Handling UK

Palletforce partners with Toyota Material Handling UK | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"Palletised freight network Palletforce has signed a contract for up to 100 new forklifts to be used at its hubs in Burton-upon-Trent.

The pan-European distribution network is taking delivery of a fleet of Toyota Tonero 8FGF25 gas-powered forklifts after forming a strong partnership with Toyota Material Handling UK.

John Hamill, Operations Director of Palletforce, said: "This new fleet is part of a comprehensive investment programme to ensure Palletforce continues to give its Members access to the best, high quality equipment, support and facilities."

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Armor chooses FuturMaster to drive the Supply Chain of its dedicated heat transfer products

Armor chooses FuturMaster to drive the Supply Chain of its dedicated heat transfer products | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"Provider of thermal transfer technology and manufacturer of inkjet and laser technologies, Armor is an international industrial company with a turnover of €214 million euros and an objective for further growth. The company currently has nearly 2000 employees located in 24 subsidiaries and eight production facilities worldwide."

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Préparation de commande: Fimec lance le robot de palettisation Packtris

Préparation de commande: Fimec lance le robot de palettisation Packtris | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"A l'occasion du Cemat (Hanovre, 19-23 mai), la société française Fimec Technologies, spécialisée dans les systèmes de retournement de charges (palettes et chariots) en phase de déchargement, présentera officiellement le Packtris. « Packtris est une solution brevetée de palettisation robotisée pour colis hétérogènes."

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Supply Chain & Transportation USA will co-locate with Modex at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center in March 2014

"The materials handling industry is expected to grow at a slower clip in 2013 and 2014, but continue to grow. Meanwhile, Supply Chain & Transportation USA will co-locate with Modex at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center in March 2014. Those were two of the announcements at MHI’s annual State of the Industry press conference on Tuesday at ProMat.

First, the numbers.

• New orders grew by 7.7% in 2012 over prior year orders. MHI anticipates new orders to grow by 6% in 2013 and 10% in 2014.

• Shipments grew by 9.6% in 2012 over prior year shipments. MHI expects shipments to grow by 7% in 2013 and 9% in 2014."

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Forkliftaction.com News celebrates its 600th issue milestone

Forkliftaction.com News celebrates its 600th issue milestone | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"When the first Forkliftaction.com newsletter was published, it was emailed to just 50 people. The year was 1999, and many questioned if the internet was either a viable place for business or a legitimate source of news.
At the start of 2013, we see a very different landscape. Now, as our relationship with the news is coloured by a growing use of smart phones, tablets and e-readers, it is the longevity of the newspaper that is often questioned.
As Forkliftaction.com News celebrates its 600th issue milestone, we find that online news is thriving. Now the world’s leading business-to-business publication for materials handling, Forkliftaction.com News is emailed to well over 50,000 opt-in members and approximately 200,000 loyal readers worldwide each week. "

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State of the Industry: Steady as she goes, MHI says

At the annual State of the Industry press conference, MHI predicts slow but steady growth in 2013 and 2014. MHI also announces co-location of supply chain event at Modex.

The materials handling industry is expected to grow at a slower clip in 2013 and 2014, but continue to grow. Meanwhile, Supply Chain & Transportation USA will co-locate with Modex at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center in March 2014. Those were two of the announcements at MHI’s annual State of the Industry press conference on Tuesday at ProMat.

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Turning product handling problems into profits

Turning product handling problems into profits | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"Product handling is a real challenge for companies. However a good conveyor system can turn the tide on poor profits.

Things move quickly in today's world. Whether companies are shipping directly to consumers, who want next day delivery of their purchases, or to business customers, who demand small regular deliveries on shorter lead times; delivering faster while keeping your handling costs down is becoming a real challenge for industry.

The key is choosing the right equipment to help you handle goods more cost effectively."

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New pallet range offers more for less

New pallet range offers more for less | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"Popular with exporters and the chemical industry, the 1140mm (L) x 1140mm (W) pallet has just become even more versatile and cost-effective with the introduction of a new lightweight nestable version to Goplasticpallets.com's range. Now available in lightweight, medium duty and heavy duty versions, Goplasticpallets.com's trio of 1140 plastic pallets offers customers a solution for every application, from low weight shipments to heavy weight bulk consignments. This size of pallet is particularly effective for moving goods in ISO shipping containers, as two pallets conveniently slot side by side, minimising wasted space and reducing freight costs."

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A year of innovation ahead in the supply chain and logistics industry

A year of innovation ahead in the supply chain and logistics industry | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"2015 will see an increased focus on innovation by supply chain and logistics companies as the pace of change in the industry accelerates. This is according to Prof. John Manners-Bell, CEO of leading research company Ti. These innovations will range from those affecting particular sector niches and logistics functions to those which have the power to transform the entire industry."

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Survey ‘most important’ in UK forklift industry

Survey ‘most important’ in UK forklift industry | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is urging its members to participate in what it calls "the most important survey of its kind in the forklift industry". 

"As the only one of its kind in the UK forklift industry, this survey continues to provide members with important information on the working conditions for engineering employees across our industry," says Peter Harvey, CEO of the association. 

The electronic format Engineers’ Pay and Benefits Survey 2014 has been designed to be quicker and simpler to complete than previous paper versions, with participants able to save their progress at any time. "

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Livraison express: Un nouvel emballage pour colis volumineux

Livraison express: Un nouvel emballage pour colis volumineux | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"Chronopost, spécialiste de la livraison express de colis de moins de 30 kilos, annonce le lancement de son nouvel emballage Prêt-à-Expédier Chrono 13 de 12 kilos. Ce nouveau conditionnement est le plus grand disponible en bureaux de Poste aujourd'hui. Venant compléter une gamme de 6 enveloppes et boîtes de formats différents, ce nouvel emballage, d'une contenance de 12 kilos, est destiné aux envois volumineux grâce à son format pratique."

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2013 – A cautious year

2013 – A cautious year | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"For many in the materials handling industry, 2012 felt like a trip to the dentist – necessary, boring and a little bit painful. The recession continued to bite into most countries and although there were signs of life within the industry, there was also the realisation that the economic challenges may be more than just a blip and may, in fact, represent the new "state of play". Melissa Barnett looks back at 2012 and at what 2013 may bring. "

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Intralogistics Paris 2013 - objective achieved!

Intralogistics Paris 2013 - objective achieved! | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"Our objective in terms of sold stand space was achieved 4 months before the opening of the exhibition", says Alain Bagnaud, Managing Director of Reed Expositions France’s transport, tourism and communications division.
Created under the sign of innovation, Intralogistics Paris – the exhibition for handling equipment in manufacturing and distribution – brings together around one hundred exhibitors. "

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Getting the right flexibility in conveyors

Getting the right flexibility in conveyors | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"Being able to change production processes to deliver products faster, and at a cheaper and consistently high standard, not only for local customers, but also for growing export markets is the ultimate aim for manufacturers and companies operating within Australia's food and beverage industries.

The key to achieving this flexibility is production equipment, in particular well-designed conveyor systems which allow smooth processing and prevent bottlenecking. Customised or 'turn-key' solutions are becoming increasingly popular, and are often integrated into a plant's automation or robotics system to allow for greater control."

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CEVA Logistics announces new CEO

CEVA Logistics announces new CEO | Materials Handling | Scoop.it

"CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies, has announced the retirement of Chief executive officer, John Pattullo.

Marvin O. Schlanger, CEVA’s current chairman of the Board, will take over as the new CEO, from 12th October, 2012.

Schlanger said “under his leadership, the integration of TNT Logistics and EGL was successfully executed and the company's unique customer-focused, end to end operating model successfully developed.

“He has also assembled a world class leadership team,” Schlanger stated. Schlanger went on to say that “all of this has allowed CEVA to serve our customers better and to grow faster than the market.” 

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