Warehousing & Logistics

Warehouse automation services market to double by 2025

In a new report on the warehouse automation service market, research company Interact Analysis has revealed that soaring growth in the warehouse automation equipment market is causing parallel growth in the market for service contracts – worth $4.3bn in 2020 and projected to grow to $8.7bn by…

🕘 27/05/2021

HGV traffic spikes as retail and hospitality returns

New Department for Transport figures show that HGV traffic hit a three-month high on the weekend of 11-12 April as many non-essential shops, restaurants and pubs prepared to re-open. The weekend’s HGV traffic was 15% above the pre-pandemic figure, a level last recorded in the build-up to…

🕘 18/05/2021

Container shortage leading to more supply chain headaches

Internet retailers and other companies that import products from the Far East to the UK are facing major supply chain disruption and increased logistics costs as a result of a global shortage of shipping containers. The scarcity of containers has pushed up shipping prices to near record highs: by…

🕘 04/05/2021

Lödige Industries supports SPIMACO’s largest pharmaceutical plant in Saudi Arabia

Lödige Industries has recently completed a new high-bay distribution and storage centre for SPIMACO’s pharmaceutical production facility in Qassim, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new state-of the-art warehouse provides fully automated transfer of existing production lines across multiple…

🕘 13/04/2021

The Five-Point Route-Map To Effective Warehouse Automation

Retail warehousing operations have performed heroically during the pandemic crisis, and we have seen, and helped, our clients find swift, creative and sometimes rather brave solutions to the issues that COVID 19 has raised. Our recent White Paper on the sector’s response to COVID provoked…

🕘 03/03/2021

DB Schenker brings its first logistics robot in the Czech Republic into operation

At its Contract Logistics site in Pardubice DB Schenker has implemented a new autonomous mobile robot (AMR). In the warehouse around 120 kilometers east of Prague the robot named MiR Hook 200 helps to detect and transport trolleys to make operations even more efficient. The robot comes from the…

🕘 23/10/2020

Walker Logistics increases its workforce by 20% in response to an upsurge in order volumes

Online fulfilment specialist Walker Logistics has increased the size of its workforce by more than 20% following an upsurge in the omni-channel order volumes that it is processing at its Berkshire multi-user storage facility. Charlie Walker, Walker Logistics’ marketing director, comments:

🕘 15/09/2020

Innovative companies are changing the face of vertical farming

Vertical farming, the practice of growing crops indoors under tightly controlled conditions, is continuing to expand rapidly. By using LED lighting tailored to the exact needs of the crop, alongside advanced hydroponic growing systems, and growing crops in vertically stacked trays, vertical farms…

🕘 04/09/2020

Base model carbon steel flexible screw conveyor

Flexicon introduces a new base model 1450 flexible screw conveyor with 115 mm O.D. polymer conveyor tube and low cost carbon steel floor hopper and discharge housing. Round, square, flat or beveled flexible screws in any length from 3 to 12 metres are offered to convey virtually any free- and…

🕘 10/08/2020

Yale innovates forklift design with fully-integrated lithium-ion solutions

The growing demand for alternative power solutions continues to drive evolution. This sparks opportunities to find new solutions and gains in product design. The new Yale ERP25-30VLL Series counterbalance forklift truck is engineered around an integrated lithium-ion battery, enabling space in the…

🕘 23/07/2020