Mega Deal Season: a warehousing nightmare? Or is it time to wake up?

Autumn has traditionally seen a fight over temporary warehouse space as retail supply chains build up stocks in anticipation of Christmas, however, 2019 promises a perfect storm. Not only are firms scrabbling to make emergency provisions against a Halloween Brexit, there is the growing phenomenon of the Mega Deal Season – far beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday. ‘Black Friday’ arrived from the States, where there has long been a

Meet the green(est) machine

Mitsubishi LPG range is the world’s first to meet Stage V regulations for emissions With a reputation for industry firsts (it was the first company to win every product category at the FLTA Awards for Excellence) Mitsubishi is once again setting a new standard: this time with the first LPG forklift to meet the super-low emission requirements of Euro Stage V. “The need to reduce our environmental impact is more

New second rail container handling options from Hyster

Hyster Europe has developed new solutions to help terminals handle containers on railroad cars in the second rail position. “Terminal operators want to reduce damage and improve efficiency when handling containers on the second rail,” says Mark Nailer, Industry Manager for Hyster Europe. “In close co-operation with terminal customers we have developed a ReachStacker with a raised cab and remote control for pedestrian operation of the boom and spreader.” Handling

Hyster optimises container repair yard handling

To make the inspection process of an empty shipping container faster, Hyster Europe has introduced a spreader support device option for its Empty Container Handlers. The company is also offering a Lift Truck with an attachment that can easily move a 40ft container into a workshop with narrow doors, and then rotate it. “To help them remain competitive, in container inspection, maintenance and repair operations, the visual inspection of empty

Hyster electric container handlers progress

With electrification projects underway for the Port of Los Angeles in the US and Valencia in Spain, Hyster Europe reveals some surprising facts about the progress of the zero-emission Container Handler projects. Two Laden Container Handlers and one ReachStacker are currently in development at the Hyster® Big Truck Development Centre in the Netherlands.  The zero-emission machines incorporate electricity at high voltage as the main energy source to power fully electric

Four key ingredients for construction site communications

Construction sites can pose a number of challenges for running effective on-site communications. With no two construction projects ever the same, each requires its own unique combination of solutions, factoring in things like size, number of workers, vertical construction, specific safety requirements, use of machinery and so on. In addition, the communication demands of a construction project change over time as it moves through different phases, as structures develop and

Chief Executive of Fork Lift Truck Association steps down

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced that Peter Harvey MBE, is to leave his post following a 6+ year tenure as Chief Executive. “We would like to thank Peter for the excellent work he has done in raising the profile of the Association” said FLTA Chairman Duncan Nealon. “In his time with us he has overseen a number of important initiatives and has played a key role in

packaging

Packing a punch for Internet Fusion Group

Fast, automated and customised packaging is reaping big rewards for environmentally conscious outdoor-pursuits specialist retailer, Internet Fusion Group.  Internet Fusion Group is a fast-expanding online retail business with a portfolio of niche brands specialising in life-style products across surf, skate, snow, equestrian, motor sport, as well as premium street and outdoor fashion. Sites that will be familiar to outdoor and sports enthusiasts include: Surfdome, Ride-Away and Fitness Footwear.  Established in

ALE

ALE performs North America's biggest land lift with heavylift crane

ALE has performed one of North America’s heaviest crane lifts using a land based heavy lift crane, lifting the 3179.5 US t (2,884.4 metric tonnes) MRU module, for an oil and gas project in Texas, USA. The unrivalled 354,000te/m load moment and long outreach of the world’s largest capacity land based crane, the AL.SK350, enabled the global heavy lifting specialists to lift the second of three modules on top of

Primark

Primark On Track with Traka DockSafe Solutions

Primark, international retailer, is using Traka’s dock door and intelligent management solutions to ensure maximum efficiency and safety across its warehouse and distribution centres. Primark operates from eight distribution centres. Its most recent opening was in Islip, Northamptonshire, UK covering 1.1 million sq. ft. of space. It has 13 miles of aisles and is a 24/7 operation powered by over 250 committed employees. A key part of Primark’s success is