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Cold Storage Space Will Be Facing High Seasonal Demand This Winter
Monday June 12 2017 03:24
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
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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£11m Up For Grabs In Improving Food Supply Chain Efficiency Competition
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) welcomes the announcement from Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), who will invest up to £11 million into new business projects to improve the resource efficiency and resilience of the UK food and drink supply chain.

The competition “Improving food supply chain efficiency” for collaborative research and development projects opens on 13 October.

With the increasing pressures the industry faces to produce more from less with less resource, this new competition fund will enable the industry to be in the driving seat of delivering improvements throughout the supply chain e.g. through the reduction of waste, using resources such as energy, water and raw materials more efficiently or improving the productivity of food manufacturing and processing operations.

This new fund provides an opportunity to grow the UK’s food engineering capability, through the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) at Sheffield Hallam University, by bring together industry and academia to research and develop new and improved resource efficient solutions for the sector.

The competition is open for applications from 13 October until noon on 3 December and a webinar for potential applications will be held on 15 October.

Gavin Darby CEO of Premier Foods and Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University said: "Access to this fund will support new and innovative engineering solutions that will help improve the industry's competitiveness and ultimately deliver better resource efficiency. The Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering will play an important role as a hub for industry collaboration to address a range of industry-wide challenges."

Melanie Leech, Director General at Food and Drink Federation said: “I am delighted the importance of the food industry has been recognised through this major new investment, which will allow businesses to collaborate to find industry-wide innovative engineering solutions, creating a more resilient and resource-efficient food and drink manufacturing supply chain. Through initiatives such as this fund and the development of the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, industry will be able to unlock its growth potential and drive competitive advantage.”
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Reducing Supply Chain Costs With New Plastic Pallet
Polymer Logistics next generation of produce pallets has just been launched and is set to challenge its wooden pallet rival head on.

Targeted to be a real alternative to wood, Polymer Logistics have engineered the new pallet to deliver not only flexibility in load carrying and space saving, but also cost savings in the supply chain.

Manufactured from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which is well known for its large strength to density ratio, the Produce Pallet is tough enough to cope with the rigours of the supply chain such as mishandling. As it is manufactured from HDPE, the Produce Pallet is washable thus making it more hygienic than the wood alternative.

Available in 1200x1000x162, the Produce Pallet really comes into its own when it comes to nesting capabilities. Essentially the produce pallets fit inside each other thus they are nestable. This means that more can be stacked in one space compared to the wood equivalent, which sit upon each other rather than in. This is vital in today’s backroom space-limited retail environments.

When it comes to the return of empty produce pallets, the nestable feature again has a significant benefit. As retailers seek to reduce transport costs due to the price of fuel, it’s essential that the space inside the lorry be optimised. In reality the more that can be accommodated on one load the lower the fuel costs. It’s possible to accommodate up to 3 times more produce pallets on one lorry compared to the wood alternative. This delivers that much needed saving in fuel costs.

The new pallet deck features marked moulded locations with recessed grooves for Maxinest produce crates. This helps with the stability of the load when stacked, thus reducing damages and spoilt costs! What’s more the new pallet is half the weight of the wood equivalent thus enabling just one person to lift. This helps with reducing work related injuries.
Item last updated:   Friday August 01 2014 04:29
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New Mitsubishi EDiA EX Forklift Truck Delivers Both Agility And Power
Warehouse managers could soon find it easier to move large loads in tight spaces, after Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks unveiled its new 80V electric forklift: EDiA EX.

Launched to much fanfare at Valencia's City of Arts and Science, EDiA EX could – according to Mitsubishi – make a significant difference to storage arrangements where space is at a premium.

The main reason is the truck's impressive lifting capacity for its size. Visibly smaller than others in its 2.5-3.5 tonne capacity range, EDiA EX nonetheless boasts market-leading residual performance, with the strength and stability to bear large loads smoothly up to heights of seven metres.

As a result, warehouse managers could soon use the new truck to make more efficient use of space, taking larger loads further and higher.

As well as its compact dimensions, EDiA EX excels in tight spaces because of its unique steering configuration.

Rear steering wheels turn to an angle of more than 100 degrees, with individual drive motors counter-rotating the front wheels, effectively giving the truck four wheel steering, and the ability to pivot within its own length.

The resulting lack of rolling resistance also reduces tyre wear, and makes EDiA EX's steering agile, responsive and precise – protecting racking and stock.

Having given the operator agility and precision, EDiA EX is designed to ensure they're used to the full.

From the placement of the counterweight to the angle of the dashboard and even the streamlined steering column, every aspect has been carefully thought-out to give the best possible view of the forks, load and reversing angles.

The driver can clearly see every obstacle, knows instantly where to go, and the truck's precise steering puts it there with safety and confidence.

Meanwhile, a spacious, well-designed cabin, optimised pedals and utterly intuitive controls means the operator is never distracted from the job in hand – making them fast, safe and productive.

But tight warehouse aisles are not the only place where EDiA EX breaks new ground.

IPX4 water protection makes this an electric truck than can safely deliver in the wet. That means emission-controlled sites no longer need a separate IC-engine truck for outdoor loading and unloading duties.

Likewise, clean operations with wash-down zones or wet produce like fish are now able to take full advantage of the hygiene and air quality benefits of an electric forklift truck, without fear.

This combination of cleanliness and rugged practicality is also reflected in EDiA EX's zero-maintenance sealed brakes. Protected against dust and water, the brake enclosure also eliminates metallic brake dust contamination of the truck's surroundings.

For many sites, however, Mitsubishi believes EDiA EX's main strength may simply be the way it drives.

Poised and stable, the whole truck is designed to make the operator feel instantly at home, inspiring confidence and encouraging maximum productivity from the first minute.

The pioneering Sensitive Drive System intelligently adapts the truck's response to the nature of the operator's movements – smoothing stop and start and interpreting the pressure applied – while touch-sensitivity take the optional fingertip controls to a new level, with gentler movements allowing finer control.

What's more, EDiA EX offers a flexible choice of practical drive modes, allowing managers to emphasise economy and safety for inexperienced users or long shifts, or boost performance in PRO mode, for expert operators when the pressure's on.

Mast-mounted LED lighting, automatic parking brake with hill-hold and full-colour LCD display – giving full information on all the truck's functions – complete an impressive package.

It is easy to understand why Mitsubishi believes EDiA EX could change the game for larger electric forklifts, and see more companies trading in their engine-powered trucks to join the electric revolution.
Item last updated:   Friday August 01 2014 04:29
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