This year, STANNAH, a British, family-owned engineering company is celebrating its 150th anniversary and says throughout 2017 there will be a host of events, initiatives and online resources to encourage staff, customers and the public to celebrate this landmark in British engineering. Established in 1867 by Joseph Stannah, the company first made its name making hoists and cranes for London’s dockyards. During WW2, the Stannah factory was destroyed. Having to rebuild the business from scratch, using just their reputable family name, the Stannah generations that followed began to build the household name it is today.

SAFETY UNLIMITED says its product portfolio focuses on the storage, handling and containment of hazardous materials and flammable liquids across all sectors and says the company has a proud pedigree of over 40 years’ experience of manufacturing at its own Essex facility for guaranteed quality products to suit every possible requirement. The company says project design is central to its commitment to provide a quality product and therefore it works closely with its customers not only to meet but to exceed their expectations. Safety Unlimited says it always helps customers to protect their environment and their business.

HART DOOR SYSTEMS reports it has completed the installation of two Speedor ‘Storms’ at a recently opened packing and distribution facility. The company says the doors were installed to keep a stable working environment within the 310,000 sq ft fulfilment centre in Dunstable.

BEAVERSWOOD says the management of any warehouse/stores needs an effective labelling and identification system, stock needs to be identified and in its rightful place in order to maximise order picking and minimise costly errors.

PYROBAN reports that the emissions regulations (EU 97/68/EC Directive) have been amended to support the special application of diesel engines, such as those in forklifts, used in potentially explosive atmospheres, where safety is paramount.

Faced with the escape of odours over neighbouring housing, an Essex-based company has opted for a solution provided by HART DOOR SYSTEMS.

CROWN showcased Advanced Material Handling Technologies on Stand 10J61 at IMHX 2016.

Armstrong World Industries, a global expert in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling system solutions has announced the AWI manufacturing facility in Stafford now operates from seven units on Telford Drive, each being upgraded to feature EFAFLEX’s ‘SST’ premium high - speed spiral design.

TCM forklifts reports it has raised the benchmark in corrosion protection with a new anti-corrosion assurance for its counterbalance truck range (FTB, FB and FHB).

Materials handling specialist J D NEUHAUS says it will be presenting its concept study of a stainless steel air hoist for the first time at the LogiMAT 2016 exhibition, taking place in Stuttgart from 8 – 10 March 2016.

GOPLASTICBOXES.COM reports it has introduced a new height Euro stacking container to its popular range of plastic boxes, crates and trays – the GoEuro 64220S – which is certain to attract logistics professionals in the automotive and engineering industries.

ELEBIA reports a fleet of trucks fitted with loader cranes and Elebia automatic hooks has been employed by Trotter UK to place temporary but robust advertisement billboards at construction sites, events, automotive forecourts, retail parks and other locations.

KNAPP says the open shuttle driverless vehicles it has supplied to agricultural products supplier, Grene, at the company’s automated warehouse utilise swarm intelligence to optimise transport processes.

Barcelona based ELEBIA reports it has made available two major enhancements to its automatic hook range, which keeps crane operators and those responsible for rigging at a safe distance when connecting loads to lifting equipment.

CROWN, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, reports it has extended its tried-and-tested QuickPick Remote technology with a variant that controls lift and lower functions. Available now for fitment to Crown’s ES 4000 and ET 4000 Series stackers, this version of the remote glove technology features a special transceiver for the stacker’s lift system.

CROWN, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently gained its fourth award for the GPC 3000 order picker with QuickPick Remote by winning its 14th GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

A leading UK supplier of security cages has announced the launch of securitycagesdirect a new comprehensive website which is said to streamline the specifying and buying process for a wide range of security cages. Developed by STAKRAK www.securitycagesdirect.co.uk is the result of 25 years of experience in designing, specifying and supplying static and mobile mesh cages.

When it comes to investing in a forklift truck, there are a lot of factors to consider. If it was as simple as comparing truck features, performance statistics, and of course prices, then operators would probably purchase them online. Keith Higginson, commercial marketing manager at Calor Gas Ltd highlights the benefits of LPG, which include a range of cost efficiencies, environmental improvements and productivity gains.

Working through building craftsmen, the Dumfries-based contractor, HART DOOR SYSTEMS reports it has completed the installation of more Speedor ‘Minis’ at Arla Foods’ production facility at Melton Mowbray.

ATLET says every good logistics manager knows that the art of profitable warehousing and distribution is to achieve the swiftest, safest, most reliable and most cost-effective handling of goods between points. This means ensuring that every single inch of storage space pays its way. But while many warehouse designs consider the best use of the width and depth of the building, far less make the best use of the height, especially in warehouses where a wide aisle storage configuration is required.

Terex Material Handling has installed two DEMAG overhead travelling cranes at Dril-Quip Europe’s production facility in Aberdeen. A division of the multinational operator, Dril-Quip Inc of Houston, Texas, the company designs, manufactures and services a wide variety of hardware for the oil and gas industry.

Continuing its long association with national rail fright operator, Direct Rail Services (DRS), KONECRANES reports it has manufactured and installed a 110T fixed goliath crane at a new facility in the North of Scotland.

STREET CRANE COMPANY has supplied electric wire rope hoists for a major role in the reconstruction of the 107 year old Longfellow Bridge over Charles River at Cambridge, Massachusetts. The hoists are installed on a bespoke crane built by Street’s local partner Capco Crane and Hoist Company. The crane will play a pivotal role in the renovation of the bridge that spans 1.5 miles and carries around 90,000 people per day.

THORWORLD INDUSTRIES says it believes that the flexibility of mobile yardramps represents the perfect loading and unloading solution for UK manufacturing, as the country records a three-year high in growth..

Steel stockholder Abram Pulman and Sons has taken delivery of two more SIDETRACKER multi-directional lift trucks as part of a major investment to increase storage capacity and reduce manual handling at its West Yorkshire premises.

PACKER PRODUCTS has announced its innovative Shoulder Dolly ‘Pro Lift’ lifting strap is now available.

KLIMATE HIGH SPEED DOORS has been installing its UK made range of high speed, rapid roll doors for over 20 years. In that time it has installed them in a wide variety of places from car production plants and food process lines to highways salt stores . The latest batch of installations took place at SCA in Lancashire.

SSI SCHAEFER, a global supplier of warehousing and logistics solutions is showcasing its expertise at CeMat 2014, stand C20 in Hall 13. On display will be the latest technologies and products for integrating processes and boosting efficiency. There will also be interactive on-screen presentations with applications in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, retail, food and beverages, e-commerce, automotive and customer service and support.

CHAINTEC, aUKsupplier of leaf chain is warning companies with fork lift trucks of the dangers of using chain that is not etched with full traceability information.

CROWN, one of the world’s largest materials handling companies, has announced its Crown ES/ET 4000 Series of stacker forklifts has earned a GOOD DESIGN Award from The Chicago Athenaeum:Museum ofArchitecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

The Combi-WR4, COMBILIFT’S new pedestrian truck and the smallest model in its range to date has won the Ergonomics Award at this year’s UK Fork Lift Truck Association Awards for Excellence.

Three SIDETRACKER multi-directional sideloaders with 15 years’ service behind them have crossed the Pennines from Lancashire to Nottinghamshire and are maximising storage space for their new owner, a leading manufacturer of PVC-U extrusions.

J D NEUHAUS will be exhibiting on stand No F41, at the CeMAT 2014 international exhibition being held on 19th – 23rd May 2014 in Hannover. The company will be located in hall 27 which is dedicated to move and lift equipment, where information on the Neuhaus range of hoists and cranes will be available.

TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING reports it continues to drive forward safety and sustainability by introducing a new quality, safety and sustainability team across its UK network.

The installation of a bespoke platform and ramp loading bay system from THORWORLD INDUSTRIES has brought greater efficiency, flexibility and cost savings to the manufacturing facility of The London Taxi Company.

IMPACT HANDLING has announced orders for £1.5 million worth of new warehouse machines and counterbalance trucks for its short term hire fleet, matching a similar investment made in 2013. It will see more than 100 brand new machines from Cat Lift Trucks bolstering the fleet, and the company is not ruling out further short term hire orders this year.

PACKAGING AIDS t/a Packer Products has announced the new Shoulder Dolly ‘Pro Lift’ lifting strap is now available.

QuickPick Remote is a technology that can be employed with CROWN’S GPC 3000 Series order pickers. Wireless control means operators no longer have to return to the truck’s operator platform as they can move the order picker forward at the touch of a button while keeping both hands free.

EUROPEAN HANDLING EQUIPMENT has launched the Warrior semi electric counterbalanced stacker. As the latest addition to the Warrior range, the new stacker has been designed as a compact and versatile truck with the ability to safely handle all types and sizes of pallet.

SSI SCHAEFER has been working with Parvalux Electric Motors to design and install efficient storage solutions in the production facility based in Bournemouth.

Multimodal logistics and freight forwarding specialist Maru International has taken delivery of its first Cat Lift Trucks after trialling machines from four different manufacturers.

EUROPEAN CONVEYOR SYSTEMS (ECS) has appointed Peter Lerigo, one of the UK’s most experienced specialists in automated materials handling systems, as sales manager for southern England.

As part of a major upgrade by Babcock to the Rosyth Dockyard, new overhead travelling cranes have been built and installed by STREET CRANE COMPANY. Within the package, eight old overhead cranes have been removed and replaced by 19 high specification cranes. The new equipment ensures more efficient and flexible mechanical handling and lifting, with modern standards of safety and performance.

In an effort to provide customers further flexibility and capabilities for managing their forklift fleet and operators, Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has announced that its Crown InfoLink fleet management system has moved to the Cloud to offer a flexible two-tier platform that will allow the software to be easily scaled as customer fleet management needs grow and mature.

EXMAC AUTOMATION a leading British conveying and handling specialist has provided a bespoke conveying system to King Transport Equipment to transfer drums containing nuclear waste via two specially designed trailer units that are used to transport low-level nuclear waste within the Sellafield reprocessing plant.

TRAFFICMASTER TRACKSTAR says it has delivered a ruggedised version of the TM470 real-time GPS tracking system - the TM470R specially designed for stolen vehicle tracking of plant and agricultural machinery.

The potential of intermodal freight transport in the UK was the hotly debated topic at a successful seminar hosted in the UK by KONECRANES – a leading world lifting equipment and service provider.

Loading and unloading specialist THORWORLD INDUSTRIES has designed and manufactured two bespoke mobile yardramps to recycling expert BCR Global Textiles, to help manoeuvre the increasing number of clothing containers currently being processed by the organisation.

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