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Warehouse Management

Automated solutions strike the right note

TGW Logistics has provided Europe’s largest musical instrument retailers with automated warehouse solutions that had the flexibility to accommodate higher throughout rates on the run up to Christmas … Musikhaus Thomann is a 59,201ft2 music store in Treppendorf, Germany and is the…

  • 31/01/2013

Going to great lengths for picking efficiency

Challenged to install an order picking system for Spirax Sarco’s production facility in a space just 10m wide and 140m long, Bito Storage Solutions provided a solution that has delivered a 20 per cent improvement in ­picking efficiency as well as accommodating company growth … Having…

  • 03/12/2012

Automated packaging improves flexibility

A recent upgrade of a palletising system for a major logistics company has improved flexibility at its multiple packaging facility in Cambridgeshire. Automating packaging processes that had been previously handled ­manually have created significant improvements in flowline efficiency while also…

  • 03/12/2012

State-of-the art solutions for top UK chain stores

Award-winning solutions from Boots and John Lewis were in the spotlight at a special event for Knapp customers and press in Austria recently. Guests were also shown Knapp’s latest technologies first hand including the Pick-it-Easy Robot, a state-of-the-art robotic picking system, and ……

  • 03/12/2012

Warehouse rationalisation project goes swimmingly

Swimming pool distributor SCP UK has found a way to maintain previous stock levels in a smaller warehouse footprint at one of its UK operations in Crawley, thanks to an Aisle-Master ­articulated forklift … The company is part of SCP Distributors LLC (Poolcorp) based in Louisiana said to be one…

  • 03/10/2012

Complicated repair to occupied warehouse

CG Flooring Systems has recently completed a ­substantial joint repair project at a warehouse in Milton Keynes occupied by an international quality tyre company CG Flooring Systems was invited to submit a proposal for the repair works by Paragon LLP which acted as project manager on behalf of…

  • 08/06/2012

Shelving range acts as add-on to traditional racking systems

APEX Linvar, the specialist in quality cost-effective racking and shelving solutions for the food processing, packaging and logistics sector, has introduced Speedcell a new industrial shelving range. SpeedCell is made up of vertical columns made from ‘technical’ textiles, each of which…

  • 08/06/2012

Paragon routing software balances warehouse loading

Paragon Software Systems has added a special “Despatch Smoothing” feature to its transport routing and scheduling software to avoid bottlenecks in warehouse despatch. Transport plans focus on meeting customer demands with available transport resources but do not generally consider the…

  • 14/03/2012

UKWA Pavilion at Multimodal 2012

One of the key attractions at the forthcoming Multimodal Exhibition will be the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Pavilion. With over 600 member companies, UKWA is the UK’s leading trade association dedicated to the third party logistics sector and its members control nearly 100…

  • 13/03/2012

Expansion creates seven miles of storage

Three contracts worth £500,000 completed by Pro-Dek Storage Systems have provided nearly seven miles of storage as part of a major expansion programme by Righton, the independent metal and plastics stockholder. Righton’s eight service centres have over 30,000m² of warehousing and it…

  • 10/03/2012