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LPR Wins Prestigious EcoVadis Gold Rating
Friday April 21 2017 03:27
LPR Celebrates Egg-cellent End To Q1
Wednesday April 19 2017 04:56
Sedex And Authenticate IS Announce Partnership For Ethical Supply Chain
Friday April 07 2017 04:11
Food Supply Chain Statement To Minister Over Brexit
Monday March 27 2017 03:49
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
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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
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Red Tape Adds £6.4 Billion Onto The Cost Of Distribution In The UK
Red tape now costs distributive trades around £6.4 billion or 32% of the total cost for the UK’s micro, small and medium sized employers.

This means that compliance with legislation now costs firms in this industry £15,900 each or around £1,845 per employee – according to research from the Forum of Private Business.

Internal compliance costs have risen to £4.1 billion, eclipsing the modest savings on external consultants which has dropped to £2.3 billion, however companies in this industry account for 35% of consultant costs despite being 32% of overall employment

Time has now become the most pressing issue for the industry and it is not difficult to see why as the time spent internally meeting regulatory compliance rose to 40 hours per month, up 11% on 2013. Time taken to complete payroll requirements has risen 1.2 hours across the industry with small and medium companies (those with over 10 staff) seeing the biggest rises in time spent on payroll.

“This industry is very price sensitive – particularly in the current economic climate – and red tape can make good companies uncompetitive as a result” said the Forum’s Managing Director, Ian Cass.

“The Forum has raised our game and increased cover for our members in this industry removing the pernicious 51% prospect of success clause on our standard cover and including support for companies that have to act before they have time to take insured advice.”

Retailers, hoteliers and other business owners in the industry work long hours and need support that is designed around them so we have introduced video training modules, case studies alongside our employment and health and safety guides to support them when they need help.

The Forum has found that small firms across the UK pay external contractors a total of £6.5 billion for regulatory compliance services, while internal time costs are £13.5 billion in total.

“There is also evidence that the government are failing to consider the implications of regulations on the regions smallest and most numerous employers as micro businesses are paying almost ten times more per employee than medium sized firms,” continued Mr Cass

“Paying commissions on holiday pay has been a bolt out of the blue and businesses with less than 5 people say that they simply cannot get shared parental leave to work without it harming their ability to grow”

The Forum has also bolstered its support for members in light of concerns about tax investigation, cyber crime and the complexity of legal compliance. Overall Forum members pay around half as much for employment law and health and safety specialists as other firms, but spend a similar amount of time on health and safety compliance and 15% less on employment law.

For further information visit www.fpb.org
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New BlueTherm® IR Infrared Non-Contact Wireless Thermometer
The new non-contact wireless BlueTherm Infrared thermometer probe is ideal for measuring surface temperatures in a wide variety of applications, utilising mobile phones and tablet PC devices.

Simply aim and press the button on the handle to transmit the temperature to your wireless device.

The BlueTherm IR measures temperature over the range -49.9 to 249.9 °C with a distance to target ratio of 5:1, therefore the unit should be positioned as close to the target as possible without the need of touching the surface.

This BlueTherm IR transmits temperature data to your Android, Windows CE mobile, iOS or Bluetooth® wireless device via a secure connection. The probe is specifically designed to eliminate the need for wires and connectors which often cause many traditional probes to break or fail.

The BlueTherm Probe measures and transmits temperature over the range of -49.9 to 249.9 °C with a 0.1°C resolution. The unit will securely transmit temperature data up to a maximum of 20 metres (line of sight).
Each BlueTherm IR incorporates a heavy duty ribbed, polypropylene handle with built-in red and blue LED. The flashing blue LED indicates Bluetooth® comms transfer, the red LED indicates on/off and power status.

Each probe is supplied with basic 'App' software. A variety of BlueTherm probes are available, visit our website or contact our sales office for information on alternative styles. For software developers a free of charge SDK (software development kit) can also be provided on request. Optional accessories include a protective silicone boot.

The BlueTherm IR is competitively priced, at £115 (android – order code 179-400) or £125 (iOS – order code 179-402) each exclusive of VAT and available direct from www.etiltd.com.

For further information contact
Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd Tel: 01903 202151 email sales@etiltd.com or visit www.etiltd.com

The BlueTherm Probe measures and transmits temperature over the range of -49.9 to 249.9 °C with a 0.1°C resolution. The unit will securely transmit temperature data up to a maximum of 20 metres (line of sight).

Each BlueTherm IR incorporates a heavy duty ribbed, polypropylene handle with built-in red and blue LED. The flashing blue LED indicates Bluetooth® comms transfer, the red LED indicates on/off and power status.

Each probe is supplied with basic 'App' software. A variety of BlueTherm probes are available, visit our website or contact our sales office for information on alternative styles. For software developers a free of charge SDK (software development kit) can also be provided on request. Optional accessories include a protective silicone boot.
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Investment In New Wash Plant Enables Phs Teacrate To Provide Northern Service
A new state-of-the-art crate washing facility to meet growing demand for Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP) has been launched in Durham by PHS Teacrate, as part of the company’s ongoing expansion strategy.

This major £320,000 investment in plant and machinery, which doubles PHS Teacrate’s crate washing capacity and will generate up to 20 new jobs in the region, was officially opened on June 1 by Councillor Jan Blakey, the new Chair of Durham County Council. The ceremony attended by invited guests including the new PHS Group Chief Executive Justin Tydeman, heralds a new era for the innovative business.

PHS Teacrate, one of the largest crate rental companies in the UK, and part of the PHS Group, handles around 20 million crates every year in a variety of dimensions. The new hygienic crate washing facility in the North East will complement the existing wash plant in Birmingham for the company’s customers in the food, retail, facilities management, removals and logistics sectors.

In his welcoming address, PHS Teacrate’s Managing Director, Gordon Philip, explained that investing in the new site provides an additional crate washing service that will help customers cope better with peaks in demand who have historically had to transport their crates to Birmingham.

He said: “The launch of the new facility in Durham represents significant investment by PHS Teacrate. Along with our Birmingham site it means we can offer customers nationwide access to our washing services. It will also help the company grow its share of the market in the north of England and Scotland, as well as service the fishing industry in Hull and Grimsby more effectively.”

Following the official opening ceremony by the Chair of Durham County Council, guests were provided with lunch before being taken on a tour of the facility to see for themselves the strict washing and drying regime designed by PHS Teacrate for specific customers’ requirements to ensure they meet essential hygiene standards.

RTP is becoming more popular among retailers – independent research indicates that 30% of food producers are anticipating their RTP requirements to increase – which in turn will lead to a demand for more washing facilities.

Key to a successful migration to RTP will be having access to sufficient trays to meet peak demand and ensuring that they are properly washed to the highest hygiene standards.

PHS Teacrate believes outsourcing this service from specialist firms like itself can be more cost-effective, reduce the amount of administration leg-work and free up capital. PHS has the flexibility and capacity in key RTP products to meet peak demands, whether from very small retailers or at supermarket level, and offer support when the customer’s in-house washing equipment suffers mechanical breakdown.

With the growth in demand for RTP set to continue, PHS Teacrate is committed to ensuring a competitive market by continuing to invest in products and wash services, as proved by building the new plant in Durham, that meet the bespoke requirements of customers.

Parent company PHS Group is one of the UK's leading workplace service providers. It has grown from a family run firm in 1963 to become a multi-divisional, multi-national company, servicing over 200,000 customers at over 450,000 locations. The Group employs more than 5,000 staff and has a wide network of over 140 regional service branches, strategically placed throughout the UK.
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