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Draper Tools is 101 years old this year - and investing in automation to support the continuing growth of its business

Draper Tools, a leading hand and power tool distributor is a family-run company that has been in business for just over a century and has more than 5,000 UK and overseas customers. Historically its customers have been mostly business-to-business (B2B) retailers and distributors but more recently…

  • 13/05/2020

Advanced Engineering leads the industry charge into 2021

The UK’s largest annual gathering of engineering professionals, Advanced Engineering , will return to the NEC, Birmingham on November 4 and 5, 2020. Here, the UK’s talented and vast engineering industry can come together again to begin generating business for the new year. Bringing…

  • 07/05/2020

Mind the gap (in your return to work strategy), says FTA

While the UK remains in lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19, government ministers are preparing to issue their “back to work” plans to restart the economy. And according to FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, these plans will create both opportunity and…

  • 07/05/2020

Will COVID-19 catalyse the advent of a new global freight strategy by encouraging a shift in modes of transport and improving network efficiency?

By Matt East, Senior Advisor - Logistics and Infrastructure Policy for the UK, Europe & Middle East, GHD … COVID-19 has generated unprecedented disruption in the global logistics and freight industries, severely impacting operations and delivery activities. However, could these current…

  • 07/05/2020

Partition supplier Westgate launches practical social distancing solutions for warehouses

Partitioning solutions supplier Westgate has developed new solutions for warehouses in a bid to support them in getting back to work and help with government guidelines for social distancing. One of the Stafford based businesses popular products is Hoardfast®, a modular PVC partitioning…

  • 07/05/2020
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White paper reveals supply chains fit for a ‘new normal’ 

A new white paper from logistics and warehousing specialists, Bis Henderson Consulting, ‘Preparing supply chains for a new retail landscape post Coronavirus (COVID-19)’ , argues that many of the changes that we can expect to see in retail were already on their way before the current…

  • 05/05/2020

Huhtamaki helps fight the Coronavirus pandemic by expanding its manufacture of protective face shields

Huhtamaki helps fight the Coronavirus pandemic by expanding its manufacture of protective face shields (PFS). Ramping up to produce 8 million shields per week in June, for health care workers and other close contact occupations. Huhtamaki, the global leader in sustainable food on-the-go and food…

  • 05/05/2020

Tended launches social distancing technology to help businesses get back up and running during COVID-19 outbreak

Safety tech company Tended has today launched a wearable with social distancing technology. Through a range of proprietary social distancing solutions, including IoT hardware, AI and reporting tools, Tended aims to accelerate the transition back to safe working across a range of industries, rolling…

  • 05/05/2020

The Snickers Workwear Family – Bringing You The Best Solid Gear Safety Shoe Technology.

Incorporating some of the most advanced technical features in safety shoe design. With all the Hallmarks you find in Snickers Workwear – quality, comfort, durability and street-smart style, Solid Gear safety shoes and boots are fast becoming one of the most popular brands chosen by discerning…

  • 05/05/2020
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The importance of supply chain resilience

By Anne van de Heetkamp, VP of Product Management GTC, Descartes … Acknowledging potential weaknesses in your supply chain before they are exposed by elements beyond your control is of critical value. With current events in mind, managing future supply chain disruptions will be an integral…

  • 05/05/2020