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ICE Warehouse Development To Enable Further Business Expansion
Saturday March 25 2017 05:27
Managing Fork Lift Safety In Changing Times
Monday March 20 2017 04:34
Allott & Associates And Onwards Holdings Make Easy Steps To Take Business From Research To Market
Thursday March 16 2017 07:49
Food And Drink Supply Chain Calls For Early Agreement On Future UK Trade With Ireland
Thursday March 16 2017 07:23
Jungheinrich Continues Commitment To Promoting Fork Lift Safety
Monday February 06 2017 04:45
Food Distribution Industry Urged To Combat Food Waste Crisis
Friday February 03 2017 03:24
PSE Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Friday January 27 2017 03:15
CSB Automated System Boosts Delivery Performance By 99%
Monday January 23 2017 14:21
Safe Site Superstars Of The Food Industry
Wednesday January 11 2017 08:06
Tesco Plans To Close Distribution Centres
Wednesday January 11 2017 04:24
Central Foods Awarded BRC Standard
Friday January 06 2017 04:24
LPR UK Announces New Logistics Partnership With W.R. Carter
Monday December 19 2016 05:03
Automated Carrier Solution For Pre-Packaged Food
Wednesday December 14 2016 03:59
Food And Drink Supply Chain Calls For Action To Restore Labour Market Confidence
Monday December 12 2016 04:28
Clegg Food Projects Delivers On Greggs Distribution Centre
Monday November 28 2016 04:41
LPR Expands Capabilities With New Paint Booth At Castleford
Friday November 25 2016 07:19
Ensuring Sustainable Supply Chains: A Bespoke Event For British Business From FDF
Wednesday November 23 2016 04:31
Savoye Targets Growth With New Partnership Strategy
Wednesday October 26 2016 08:38
Onward Invests In Prime Site To Boost Northern Supply Chain
Thursday October 06 2016 04:37
Walki Helps Ecocool With Thermo-Covering
Monday October 03 2016 04:45
BRC Global Standards Professional Awards Launched
Thursday August 25 2016 05:11
Leading UK Food Group Chooses Mitsubishi Forklifts
Thursday August 18 2016 07:56
Courier Express Continues Expansion Amid Growth
Monday August 15 2016 03:52
BRC Publishes Revised Global Standard for Storage and Distribution
Monday August 01 2016 14:12
Walki Helps Ecocool With Thermo-covering
Wednesday July 27 2016 05:16
LPR Goes For Gold With EcoVadis Rating
Tuesday July 05 2016 04:12
FLTA Search Is On For Safety Champion
Wednesday June 15 2016 05:11
19th Project For Greggs With CLEGG Food Projects
Tuesday June 14 2016 07:38
Onward Holdings Goes Green With Renewable Energy Investment
Thursday June 02 2016 04:59
Lengthy Contracts Result In Skills Shortage
Tuesday May 31 2016 07:33
Onward Holdings Will Be Mapping Out Its Key Warehouse Sites At Multimodal
Wednesday May 04 2016 05:59
Customised Stacking Bins Hatteland’s Fully Robotised AutoStore Systems
Thursday April 21 2016 08:38
JBT AGVs: Matching Automation With Application
Friday February 26 2016 11:41
Antalis Packaging To Showcase Latest Packaging Innovations At Foodex
Friday February 26 2016 07:51
LPR Opens New Depots In Partnership With Goggins
Monday February 15 2016 05:20
LPR Announces Two Senior Promotions
Wednesday February 10 2016 06:12
Polymer Logistics To Present At Fruit Logistica 2016 The Newest Member Of Its Market Place Products Family
Thursday January 21 2016 04:12
LPR and Coca-Cola Enterprises Cut Carbon Footprint By 15%
Tuesday January 19 2016 04:10
New Handle Means Easier Operation
Friday December 18 2015 03:52
Take Winter With A Pinch Of Salt
Tuesday December 08 2015 05:24
Good Management Key To Safe Fork Lift Operations
Friday November 20 2015 07:08
Waitrose New art.com Fulfilment Centre Officially Opened
Thursday November 05 2015 06:01
IWM Offers Complete Turnkey Package For Logistics Sector
Monday November 02 2015 04:16
Philip Dennis Foodservice Saves £38,000 In First Quarter Thanks To Fleetmatics REVEAL
Wednesday October 21 2015 07:27
LPR Wins Kellogg's European Pallet Pooling Contract
Friday October 16 2015 03:28
Polymer Logistics Receives Golden Medal Innovation Award At Macfrut 2015
Thursday October 08 2015 04:46
LPR Hits Record Heights In Annual Satisfaction Survey
Monday October 05 2015 07:52
LPR Appoints New Senior Roles To Drive Forward UK And Ireland Expansion
Friday September 25 2015 04:05
Polymer Logistics Takes The Benefits Of Plastic Pallets To The Next Level With The ‘Cleanpal’ Hygienic Pallet
Thursday September 03 2015 05:40
JBT Debuts JayBoT™ AGV At PPMA 2015
Wednesday August 05 2015 08:11
National Fork Truck Safety Conference Gets CPD Seal Of Approval
Friday July 31 2015 03:39
Uncovering Safety Superheroes
Thursday July 23 2015 03:13
Igloo Turns Up The Heat With New Superhero Brand Campaign
Wednesday July 22 2015 07:34
Red Tape Adds £6.4 Billion Onto The Cost Of Distribution In The UK
Tuesday July 21 2015 04:24
New BlueTherm® IR Infrared Non-Contact Wireless Thermometer
Monday July 20 2015 09:27
Investment In New Wash Plant Enables Phs Teacrate To Provide Northern Service
Tuesday June 02 2015 11:49
Overwhelming Success For The Safer Site Programme
Thursday April 30 2015 06:32
Innovative Scheme Allows Co-Op Food To Steer Clear Of Driver Shortage
Friday April 24 2015 09:35
Frontline Packaging impresses Food Service Customer with Atlanta Synthesi Pallet Wrapper
Monday April 20 2015 06:11
G's Fresh Beetroot Scoops Safe Site Award
Thursday April 16 2015 05:44
LPR Celebrates 22nd Year Of Sustained Growth
Thursday April 02 2015 05:59
Yearsley Group Vehicle Goes Diamond To Celebrate 60 Years
Tuesday March 31 2015 07:32
Dailycer Highly Commended In Fork Lift Truck Association Awards
Monday March 23 2015 06:09
Onward Holding The Key At Multimodal To Prime Logistics Sites
Wednesday March 11 2015 12:08
Falling Oil Prices Increase Supply Chain Risk for Food Industry
Tuesday March 10 2015 09:39
Frontline Packaging Beats The Competition For The Supply Of 6 Pallet Wrapping Machines
Tuesday March 03 2015 08:26
JBT Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems at Anuga FoodTec
Friday February 27 2015 10:07
Yearsley Group Celebrate 60 Years With Gala Dinner And £60k Pledge To Charity
Tuesday February 24 2015 13:02
LPR Celebrates Winning Nestlé Account
Tuesday February 17 2015 05:52
Onward Holding The Key To Logistics solutions In The North
Thursday February 05 2015 09:53
Hand Pallet Trucks: Spot The Hazard
Wednesday January 28 2015 07:35
Waitrose To Open New Fulfillment Centre For Online Groceries Sales
Friday January 09 2015 08:27
Ice Cream, You Scream, LPR Screams For R&R Ice Cream!
Thursday November 27 2014 07:29
FLTA launches national Safer Site Programme
Friday November 21 2014 07:45
Red Is The New Green As LPR Delivers Environmental Promise
Tuesday October 14 2014 08:38
UB Goes Down Sustainability Route With Cooking Oil Fuelled Trucks
Tuesday October 07 2014 04:47
£11m Up For Grabs In Improving Food Supply Chain Efficiency Competition
Tuesday September 23 2014 08:23
Reducing Supply Chain Costs With New Plastic Pallet
Wednesday August 20 2014 03:27
New Mitsubishi EDiA EX Forklift Truck Delivers Both Agility And Power
Friday August 01 2014 04:29
ACS&T Announce TICCO Foods Storage Facility Contract Win
Monday July 28 2014 07:14
Fork Lift Truck Association Announces First Safety Conference Practical Safety Panel
Monday July 07 2014 06:29
Premier Grocery Logistics Consolidation Completed
Thursday June 19 2014 05:45
To The Back Of The Store...And Beyond
Tuesday June 17 2014 07:33
Advanced Intralogistics System From CSB-System Speeds Up Food Factory Order And Picking Process
Friday May 30 2014 07:37
Oakland Cold Pallet Storage Gets Green Light For Expansion
Tuesday May 27 2014 10:02
NFT Valued At £60m As Private Equity Snaps Up Tasty Business
Monday April 28 2014 08:49
Britcon Completes Lidl Contract
Wednesday April 23 2014 18:49
Waitrose To Open first National Distribution Centre
Thursday March 27 2014 11:25
Wincanton Wins Sainsbury's London Distribution
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Cranswick Storage Extension Project Last Stages
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Steel Skeleton Completed For New Co-op DC
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Spring Savings On RTP Trays From LINPAC
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
KDH Lift The Roof At Busy Distribution Centre
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Onwards Will Be Showing Off Different Aspects At Multimodal
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Yearsley Goes Global With New Division
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Wincanton Sells Its Stake In Culina
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Onward Showcase Warehousing Portfolio At Foodex
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
RDFL Will Put spotlight On International Operations At Food & Drink Expo
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Rhys Davies Start Freight Forwarding Expansion Plans
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
 
 
 
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Polymer Logistics Takes The Benefits Of Plastic Pallets To The Next Level With The ‘Cleanpal’ Hygienic Pallet
‘CleanPal’ hygienic pallet, the new smart solution recently introduced by Polymer Logistics, challenges its wooden pallet rival with added value features including durability, flexibility and overall cost savings in the supply chain. As food manufacturers increasingly turn to plastic pallets in the face of food hygiene concerns, Polymer Logistics has produced this low cost per unit pallet to offer maximised hygiene as well as more economical and secure transportation and storage of fresh produce owing to its nestable feature.

Being manufactured from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the ‘CleanPal’ pallet is water-resistant and allow for high-pressure cleaning in between uses. This minimises the risk of infestation, fungi, odour, mould or harmful foodborne pathogens; all of which are considerable threats to both the produce and the food chain. As ‘CleanPal’ is resistant to moisture, weak acids and alkalis, it is suitable for use in other industries, such as pharmaceuticals, which depend on contaminant-free transportation too.

As distinct from a wood equivalent, ‘CleanPal’ pallets are nestable for improved stackability as they fit inside each other rather than sitting upon one another. They thereby help to economise storage area in today’s backroom space-limited retail environments and guarantee optimal loading capacities during transportation and return of empty pallets. Up to three times more pallets can be accommodated on one lorry load, making for opportunities of substantially reduced fuel costs and lower carbon footprints.

The ‘CleanPal’ pallet deck features marked moulded locations with recessed grooves so that it can lock in place the crates that are being transported. Designed to be compatible with the Polynest line of stackable crates from Polymer Logistics, this increased stability is a key feature for food manufacturers aiming to eliminate damage to spoilable, fresh produce on its way to stores. Additional to their more ergonomic shape, the fact that they are made of plastic allows for colour changes, professional branding and RFID tagging.

Another noteworthy advantage of the ‘CleanPal’ hygienic pallet is its capacity for extended years of usage and associated savings, offering a more sustainable investment for both the consumer and the environment. Under standard handling and loading conditions, the expected lifespan of a plastic pallet is approximately ten years, which is significantly longer than that of its wood alternative.

Being free from nails and jagged edges, the risks of handling injuries along the supply chain when using the ‘CleanPal’ pallet are also greatly reduced. With its HDPE structure providing a large strength-to-density ratio (at half the weight of a wood equivalent), it is possible for a ‘CleanPal’ pallet to be lifted by just one person. Their consistent dimensions of 1200 x 1000 x 162mm, ensured by their production in highly polished moulds, guarantee their nestable quality and the size for manufacturers needing to account for precise loading calculations.
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JBT Debuts JayBoT™ AGV At PPMA 2015
JBT has launched an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system designed specifically for mid-sized companies that is lower cost than fully automated alternatives, more productive than manual or semi-automated solutions, and can be delivered and installed in less time and with less support than traditional systems.

The JayBoT™ AGV will make its UK debut at this year’s PPMA show in Birmingham in September.

A world leader in the development of new AGV technology, JBT developed the JayBoT AGV for operations that currently use up to four manual fork-lift trucks, and are just starting to automate material movement.

The main difference between the JayBoT AGV solution and traditional AGV systems is that direct two-way communication and decision-making capability are incorporated into the actual vehicle, allowing JayBoT AGVs to communicate with each other, and other equipment, without the need for a system manager. This reduces the complexity of the installation, making the JayBoT AGV much less costly and easier to install.

“Following some market research we identified that many smaller enterprises could benefit from using AGVs, if the cost could be reduced,” says Andrew Hurd, JBT’s director of European AGV operations.

“The JayBoT AGV delivers all of the productivity increases, safety improvements and precise manoeuvring of a traditional AGV system, but at a lower cost. Eliminating the system manager is only one step in reducing cost.

“We’ve also developed advanced natural environment navigation that typically requires no landmarks, such as reflectors, magnets or wires, to be installed. Vehicle communication that doesn’t require the cost of complete wireless coverage over the entire operating area has also been built-in to the vehicle.”

JBT has introduced flexible and affordable financing options, so that mid-sized companies can spread the cost of an installation, either by purchasing or leasing.

The JayBoT AGV’s on-board intelligence allows it to navigate independently on predefined ‘roads’ with a 360-degree ‘safe zone’ around the vehicle (including warning and stop zones) to protect pedestrians, other mobile vehicles and equipment. The vehicle is capable of very precise manoeuvring, including the type of positioning needed for servicing racks, stands and other locations.

Designed to maximise both productivity and profitability, the JayBoT AGV communicates directly with input/output sensors and PLCs to support movement, automatically charge batteries and receive orders to move loads. The JayBoT AGV uses decentralised control (no system manager) for simple A to B movements for between one and four vehicles, but is fully scalable and can be upgraded to a centralised design (with a system manager) for integrated, highly optimised fleets. This scalability is ideal for companies in the middle segment, who want to test automation in smaller applications before proceeding with large installations.

JBT has been designing and manufacturing AGV systems from its European headquarters in Leicester for over 25 years. The company provides forked, special application, tug and unit load AGVs to every size and segment of industry, in addition to AGV engineering services and system software.

JBT has recently completed AGV system installations throughout Europe in the dairy, automotive, pharmaceutical, packaging and retail sectors.

To find out more visit the JBT Stand G80 at PPMA or go to the website
www.jbtc-agv.com
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National Fork Truck Safety Conference Gets CPD Seal Of Approval
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has been awarded continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation for its National Fork Truck Safety Conference, which will be held at Loughborough University on 23 September.

As a registered CPD provider the FLTA can now award 4 hours of CPD credits to Conference attendees.

The National Fork Truck Safety Conference, which is one of the most important safety events in the materials handling calendar, is on a roll as it has also been named as a Finalist in the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2015.

FLTA Chief Executive Peter Harvey puts this success down to listening to those who work on or around fork lift trucks every day and sharing their tried and tested solutions to safety issues.

He explains: “The conference will focus on peer-to-peer presentation - sharing best practice in a bid to reduce the stubbornly high levels of injuries, damage and death in premises of every size and in every sector.”

“Although it is widely accepted that the causes of FLT accidents never change, there is a tide of opinion – with the FLTA at its forefront – that for real change to occur, what’s needed is a change in awareness, attitudes and company culture.”

Speakers will highlight the importance of creating an environment where poor practice is simply not acceptable. The aim is to make everyone feel involved in the safety culture and responsible for policing it.

Peter continues: “The CPD accreditation underpins the value of what is being shared during the day. Whilst the role of the conference as a professional learning and development tool has always been valued by attendees, it is great to get this formalised – both for the FLTA and for delegates.”

The theme of the Conference is 3600 Safety – A holistic approach to fork lift truck safety. An approach driven by the FLTA not only through this Conference but also via its online Safer Site Program.

The Fork Lift Truck Association is the UK’s independent authority on fork lift trucks. For more information, please visit www.fork-truck.org.uk or call 01635 277577.
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