Logistics

Automation & AI

The Future of Warehouse Automation

Nick Hughes, sales manager at UK intralogistics provider Invar Group, considers the key influences and technologies that are shaping fulfilment operations in warehousing. Today, customer service levels are the ultimate driver of warehousing strategies as a result of ever-increasing expectations that are driving change. Along with the rapid growth of ecommerce, there is a strong…

France

Savills IM Acquires Logistics Properties for Pan-European Logistics Fund  

International real estate investment manager Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has acquired three logistics properties in France for a total €72 million on behalf of its European Logistics Fund 3 (ELF 3). The ELF 3 portfolio now comprises 15 properties in five countries.  In Dijon, an inner-city cross dock facility to serve the last mile…

Perspectives

A Taxing State

Leigh Anderson, Bis Henderson Recruitment managing director, believes misconceptions about off-payroll working and HMRC IR35 rules in the UK are exacerbating difficulties recruiting top managerial talent into the supply chain sector.       For some years now a wave of misunderstanding and misinformation has swept the temporary employment market. Companies large and small have…

Case Studies

Supporting Container Operations with a Refurbished Doosan Forklift

J Hayward & Sons of Walsall Ltd (Hayward Transport) is a well-trusted name in transport and road haulage incorporated in 1952. Today, the business operates a fleet of 82 Euro 6 compliant 44-tonne vehicles from sites in Walsall, Leeds and Liverpool. Although known as a general haulier, 80 per cent of the company’s business is…

News

Comment from GMB Union on DHL Drivers at JCB Backing Industrial Action

GMB union members at DHL working on JCB World Logistics have backed industrial action in a dispute over an ‘unacceptable’ pay offer from DHL management. Dozens of GMB members, employed by delivery giant DHL, voted xx per cent per cent to proceed to a formal strike ballot Depending on the result of the ballot, walk-outs at…

Government

Bis Henderson Space Named on CCS Storage Distribution Framework

Bis Henderson Space has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Storage, Distribution, Kitting and Associated Services (RM6282) Framework Agreement for public sector procurement. Launched in February 2022, the commercial agreement will last for four years and offers public sector organisations in the UK, such as central and local government authorities,…

News

Savills IM Acquires Swedish Distribution Centre for European logistics fund

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM), the international real estate investment manager, has acquired a distribution centre in Rosersberg near Stockholm, Sweden in an off-market transaction on behalf of its flagship European logistics fund, for an undisclosed purchase price. The fund’s portfolio comprises a total of 28 logistics assets in six European countries, and is now…

News

Toyota Launches First Automated Pallet Carrier

Toyota Material Handling UK has unveiled its latest frontier in warehouse automation: CDI120, an AGV designed specifically as a pallet carrier. CDI120 is a powerful, compact and intuitive solution for horizontal goods transport, capable of adding a new dimension to any warehouse operation. And it slots seamlessly into Toyota Material Handling UK’s Autopilot vehicle range,…

Engineering

Webinar: An Exercise in Building Cybersecurity into Your Compliance Program (May 25, 1PM ET/11AM PT/6PM BST)

A webinar designed to examine some of the challenges and solutions to adding cyber regulatory compliance to your supply chain risk management program, including cyber overlays on traditional compliance approaches, cross-departmental involvement, framework selection, execution of framework questionnaires, and evidence gathering, procedural best practices, and real-world snags along the way.   SPEAKERS   Matthew Ancelin,…

News

Honeywell Launches Connected Forge Warehouse Solution

Honeywell Forge Connected Warehouse, the latest enhancement to the company’s enterprise performance management software solution, promises to assist customers accelerating the digital transformation of their operations. Launched as part of the technology supplier’s Spring 2022 solutions’ offering, the solution is being promoted for its ability to help organizations simplify operations and lower costs by providing…

Net Zero

EV Investment Saves 29,000 Tonnes of CO2 Annually

UK Family-owned supply specialist PPS has demonstrated its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by purchasing three electric vans, saving more than 29,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. The investment has seen the business enhance its fleet of delivery vehicles with the addition of the new Maxus eDeliver9, along with the installation of four rapid…

News

ABM Accredited as Inflight Supplier

The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has accredited ABM as an inflight supplier as the facility services provider strenghens its logistics offering with a new 2,000 SF International Distribution Centre (IDC) at Manchester Airport. The IDC is the second facility of its kind for ABM, following the opening of af centre at London’s Heathrow…

Blog

A Challenging Era for Parts Distribution

With boom facing global supply chain meltdown, few would want to head logistics at a global mining equipment company. Robert Van der Waal is one such exception, though. Recently appointed VP Logistics for the parts and services division of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, Van der Waal delights in in explaining how getting parts where…

News

Why Britain’s High Streets are Anything but Dead

Steve Purvis, Bis Henderson Space managing director, explains why reports of Britain’s High Streets dying are greatly exaggerated. Amid the angst about rows of empty shops and the demise of much-loved retail brands, it is easy to forget that the High Street has been through changes as fundamental, if not quite so rapid, many times…

Healthcare

Raising a Glass to Warehouse Automation

Warehouse automation is helping the beverage industry combat new commercial pressures in the post-pandemic era, says Paul Freeman, Head of Logistics Solutions for Toyota Material Handling. With increasingly fickle consumers demanding new brands and flavours all the time, drink manufacturers are continuously looking to add to their product offerings. As a result, across the beverage…

Events

Cranfield to Lead Expert Seminars at IMHX 2022

World-renowned specialist postgraduate university Cranfield has been named as the Academic Partner of the International Materials Handling Exhibition 2022 (IMHX) at Birmingham’s NEC from 6th to 8th September. This year’s speaker programme will run alongside two conferences at this year’s IMHX – The Logistics Conference 2022 and The Logistics Solutions Conference, feturing a range of…

Life Safety

Toyota to Sponsor Safer Logistics Seminars

Toyota Material Handling is the sponsor of a brand new feature at the Health & Safety Event 2022 – this year’s largest gathering of professionals responsible for running safe and efficient workplaces (NEC, Birmingham, 5-7 April 2022). The Safer Logistics Theatre will be an expert-led, free-to-attend seminar programme featuring a range of high profile speakers…

Appointments

Bis Henderson Extends Reach to Northern England

Bis Henderson Space has appointed Emily Cozens as business development manager for northern England.   Cozens’ appointment is the latest in a phased recruitment drive that has recently seen Alex Murray appointed to a similar role covering the south of the country. Emily will be responsible for driving new business opportunities, as well as developing…

Automation & AI

EcoStruxure Building Management Systems for warehouses

Schneider Electric is introducing EcoStruxure Building Management Systems (BMS) for warehouses as part of a new offering to improve connectivity for future-ready warehouse operations and deliver greater efficiency and resiliency for the logistics industry. With the logistics industry under pressure from increasing volumes and supply chain challenges, ensuring process efficiencies and robust operations are critical…

News

Logistics Skills: The Panacea the Pharma Sector Needs

Leigh Anderson, managing director at Bis Henderson Recruitment, explains why the Covid-19 pandemic has made upskilling of supply chain logistics within the pharmaceutical sector a business priority. The pharmaceutical retail, wholesale and distribution sector is ‘in play’, as they say on the markets. The group around Lloyds Pharmacy (retail) and AAH Pharmaceuticals (wholesale) has been…

Japan

Savills IM Announces EUR 3.4 Billion of Transactions in 2021

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) transacted more than EUR 3.4 billion globally in 2021, with Europe accounting for around EUR 2.6 billion and Asia EUR 670 million of the total figure. Globally, transactions included around EUR 2.1 billion of acquisitions and around EUR 1.2 billion of disposals, resulting in a net investment of approximately EUR…

Denmark

Savills IM Nordic Logistics Fund Sells Danish Portfolio

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has sold a logistics portfolio consisting of four assets in Kolding and Greve near Copenhagen, Denmark, on behalf of its Nordic Logistics Fund. Macquarie Asset Management acquired the portfolio on behalf of its European logistics real estate fund. The purchase price was not disclosed. The assets have a total lettable…

Appointments

Toyota Material Handling UK Announces Senior Internal Appointment

Toyota Material Handling UK has appointed company veteran Stuart Reilly as Director of Rental & Used. Reilly has been with TMHUK for two decades, holding leadership positions within the company’s after sales, rental and hand pallet truck departments. A former general manager of Toyota’s operation in Scotland, he says: “The further development of our Rental…

Cleaning

ABM Receives UK Aviation Accreditation

12.11.2021, 15:52 ABM Receives UK Aviation Accreditation ABM has been awarded in-flight supplier accreditation by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as it strengthens its aviation offering following the opening a new, 2,000 SF international distribution centre (IDC) at Manchester Airport.   The IDC is the second of its kind for ABM, following the…

Appointments

Savills IM Announces Senior Asia Pacific Appointment

10.11.2021, 11:20 Savills IM Announces Senior Asia Pacific Appointment Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has appointed Nicholas Kinsey to the new role of Head of Logistics, Asia Pacific (APAC).   Stationed in Bangkok, Kinsey will assume responsibility for developing the real estate investment company’s logistics capabilities in the logistics sector across the Asia Pacific region.…

Environment

Vaillant Transitions to Lithium-ion Fleet

28.10.2021, 10:46 Vaillant Transitions to Lithium-ion Fleet Intralogistics specialists Jungheinrich have supported global energy-saving HVAC solutions provider, Vaillant Group’s transition from lead acid to Lithium-ion batteries. The full upgrade and replacement of the warehouse fleet operated by subsidiary Vaillant Industrial represents a major step in securing the 140 year old family-owned manufacturer’s ambition of operating…

Foodservice & Catering

Lead. Inspire. Transform.

20.10.2021, 11:38 Lead. Inspire. Transform. Multiple Autogrill employees have been named as “Fab Superstars” at an annual event organised for the travel catering sector by The Moodie Davitt Report. Organised under the theme, “Lead. Inspire. Transform.” to reflect dramatic changes faced by the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s awards celebrate the dedication of everyday…

Appointments

Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year

19.10.2021, 09:51 Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year Rachel Houghton, managing director at Business Moves Group (BMG), has been named ‘Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year’ at the inaugural Great British Businesswomen awards.   The awards showcase role models, advocates and mentors; as well as inspirational women who are leading businesses or ‘ascending…

News

Just Eat Appoints JLL to Find European Inner-city Scoober Hubs

08.09.2021, 01:16 Just Eat Appoints JLL to Find European Inner-city Scoober Hubs JLL has been appointed by global online food delivery marketplace Just Eat to acquire leasehold properties for its inner-city ‘Scoober’ hubs across the United Kingdom and Europe. Scoober, the company’s delivery model in Europe, provides hubs for couriers to begin and end their…

Netherlands

European Logistics Fund 3 Acquires Amsterdam Distribution Centre

24.08.2021, 11:31 European Logistics Fund 3 Acquires Amsterdam Distribution Centre Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has acquired a newly completed distribution centre near Amsterdam, the Netherlands from VDG Real Estate for EUR 46.9 million on behalf of its European Logistics Fund 3.   ELF 3 is an open special alternative investment fund targeted at international…

Denmark

Acquisition of Danish New-build Distribution Centres

18.08.2021, 08:45 Acquisition of Danish New-build Distribution Centres Savills Investment Management has acquired a newly built distribution centre and a distribution centre that is currently under construction in Horsens, Denmark, for its European Logistics Fund 3 (ELF 3).   The vendor and tenant in the sale-and-lease-back transaction is logistics service provider DKI Logistics A/S. The…

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