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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,…

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Safer Warehouses: Protecting People, Equipment and Productivity

Jim Augustyniak, regional sales manager at Steel King Industries Inc., explains the role of industrial safety products in preventing and mitigating injuries and damage from collisions in distribution centers. Warehouse and distribution center efficiency and productivity has risen tremendously in recent decades. However, gains can be jeopardized by safety breakdowns that lead to personal injury,…

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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…

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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…

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Savills IM Acquires Bury St Edmunds Warehouse Units

Savills Investment Management has completed the acquisition of five industrial warehouse buildings at Treatt Buildings, Northern Way Industrial Estate, Bury St Edmunds for £5.25 million (£833k per acre). The Northern Way Industrial Estate is located in an established industrial area of Bury St Edmunds and benefits from easy access to the A14, possessing a mix…

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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…

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Sprinklers in Warehouse Fire Safety Planning

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains how sprinklers can minimise injury and damage caused by fires in warehouse facilities. Firefighters were called to what was reported as “a huge fire” at a warehouse near Wakefield in Yorkshire, Northern England The devastating blaze tore through a car workshop and a concrete factory on…

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Whitworths switch from gas to lithium-ion powered forklifts

Switch from gas to lithium-ion powered forklifts brings productivity benefits for Whitworths Dried fruit, home baking and snack products company, Whitworths, has replaced the gas-powered counterbalance trucks in operation at its Northamptonshire production and storage facility with lithium-ion machines from the Toyota range. In all Toyota has supplied Whitworths with 27 new three- and four-wheel…

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Supporting Leicester South Foodbank

13.12.2021, 16:58 Supporting Leicester South Foodbank Toyota Material Handling is helping vulnerable people in the East Midlands by donating a counterbalance forklift and two hand pallet trucks. The company will also maintain and service the trucks at no cost, and is providing driver training lessons to volunteer staff at the foodbank to ensure that the…

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Saving Christmas with Interims

With rising ecommerce volumes combining with a driver shortage to create the perfect storm in the UK, Leigh Anderson, managing director at Bis Henderson Recruitment, explains how interim managers can provide the skills needed to save Christmas. At almost every point in every supply chain, companies are facing unprecedented levels of change and uncertainty. Challenges…

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Automating Warehouse Operations

08.07.2021, 14:23 Automating Warehouse Operations Paul Freeman, managing director of Toyota Material Handling, explains why SME warehouse operators and e-commerce retailers are increasingly deploying automated intralogistics technology in response to demand for online shopping. With developments in technology leading to the emergence of flexible and scalable products that deliver a notably faster return-on-investment than the…

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The Alternative Market for Warehouse Space

08.01.2021, 15:13 The Alternative Market for Warehouse Space Companies with underutilised warehouse space are ignoring a potentially significant, and effort-free, revenue stream says Clare Snaith, Head of Business Development at Bis Henderson Space. It’s an acknowledged truth that the United Kingdom is ‘under-warehoused’. And the supply pipeline of new units is significantly constricted. According to…

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Enhancing Warehouse Productivity

30.11.2020, 12:40 Enhancing Warehouse Productivity A rapid increase in home deliveries during Covid-19 lockdown is forcing many warehousing operations to re-assess their processes, capacity, and implement upgrades. Upgrading warehouse space, however, is often neither simple nor inexpensive, and can usually be achieved by following any of multiple paths. Loading bays Loading bays are notorious for…

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Streamlining Efficiency with Paperless Warehouse Processes

15.07.2020, 17:33 Streamlining Efficiency with Paperless Warehouse Processes Axel Schmidt from Gartner “Cool Vendor” ProGlove explains why paperless warehousing is an environmental imperative. Global paper use has quadrupled over the past 50 years as technology has enabled businesses to leverage fast and cheap printing. Little mention is made, however, of the environmental impact of this…

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Bringing Environmental Technology to Warehouse Spaces

09.09.2019, 14:07 Bringing Environmental Technology to Warehouse Spaces David Coleman, HSM UK operations director, explains why disruption from Covid-19 is accelerating the implementation of new technologies within retail supply chains. A disruptive period has proven challenging for many companies including retailers and their backroom operations. With the past eleven months showing a shift in purchasing…

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