PHOENIX benefits from automated pick-to-prescription logistics

Warehouse automation is enabling PHOENIX Healthcare Distribution to fulfil patients’ repeat prescription orders efficiently and securely from its facility in Runcorn, Cheshire. The company is using the Pack2Patient automated logistics solution developed and delivered by KNAPP, which enables single items to be processed rapidly, cost-effectively and with end-to-end traceability. KNAPP has supplied automated logistics systems […]

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5 reasons why acquiring a new facility can bolster your long-term logistics strategy

Acquiring a new facility doesn’t only do wonders for operations, it can help to provide a business-wide ‘reset’ too – offering the opportunity to realign processes, rebuild company culture, and reboot the organisational strategy. A central hub can often be seen as the lifeblood of a logistics business – providing a place to send things […]

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How to improve products’ storing and picking

Edward Hutchison, Managing Director of BITO Storage Systems believes that no matter how difficult a product is to store and pick, improvement can always be found. Some items are more difficult to pick than others. Often these items are stored the way they always have been. But that is never an excuse not to investigate […]

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Bloom and Angelo Gordon announce £250mn ‘ultra-urban’ warehouse Joint Venture

Whilst the past 18 months have rapidly accelerated e-commerce adoption, a variety of operators including across logistics, e-commerce and food delivery are struggling to source suitable industrial and logistics warehouse facilities in Central London.  Enter Bloom: an Investment and Development manager created to transform under-utilised real estate in Central London into ultra-urban warehouses which will […]

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Victoria Plum invests in new Toyota forklift fleet

Online bathroom retailer Victoria Plum has optimised its intralogistics processes by investing in a new fleet of more than 50 electric-powered Toyota lift trucks. Including state-of-the-art reach and counterbalance models as well as powered pallet trucks and order pickers, the trucks will be deployed at the company’s 277,000 sq ft distribution centre in Doncaster. During […]

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E-commerce business chooses Prologis Park Ryton for new UK net zero distribution hub

Prologis, the UK’s leading developer and owner of logistics parks, has agreed a lease with global e-commerce business, Furnolic Co. Ltd, the UK subsidiary of Ziel Group, for the latest unit at Prologis Park Ryton in Warwickshire. The 10-year lease for the 148,461 sq ft unit is Furnolic’s first physical site in the UK. The Chinese e-commerce business, which […]

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Articulated forklift solution for drinks wholesaler

WC Drinks Ltd – the UK’s largest independent drinks wholesaler – has introduced a fleet of space-saving Flexi Truck very narrow aisle (VNA) articulated forklifts across its nationwide estate of distribution depots, including the company’s recently opened new 173,000 sq ft bonded DC in Chadderton, Oldham. The Oldham site – located just 10 miles from Manchester […]

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Booming electric forklift market

With more and more forklift truck users opting for electric-power over IC-engine driven machines when the time comes to replace or upgrade their materials handling equipment fleet, the coming years are expected to bring a clear shift away from diesel and LPG towards electric forklifts. Indeed, Toyota Material Handling expect the UK market for electric […]

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Promotions strengthen the Nerak team in response to continued growth

Vertical elevation specialist, Nerak Wiese Ltd, has promoted three members of its team to enhance its capabilities as demand for its solutions continues to grow. Scott Amber, Josh Williams and Josh Kerr are all stepping up to more senior roles in the UK division of the global material handling company. “With a healthy order book […]

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Orders processed in 30 minutes at The Very Group’s automated fulfilment facility

Advanced automation technology from KNAPP is helping The Very Group to fulfil customer orders in just 30 minutes at Skygate, its new distribution centre in the East Midlands. Launched on the day that the UK’s first lockdown was announced in March 2020, the 850,000-square-foot facility has secured a number of benefits for the online retailer and its […]

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