Welcome to the July 15th issue of Warehouse & Logistics News. In this issue we are proud to present our second quarterly Warehouse & Logistics News Logistics supplement, focusing on the movement of goods outside the warehouse by road, rail, sea and air. Britain’s logistics networks are a shining success: whatever happens in future regarding our arrangements for controlling the import and export of goods, Britain will remain open for business, with proven systems in place covering all modes of transport and continuing to make improvements, as our Logistics supplement makes clear.

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The UK warehouse and logistics industry is characterised by innovative suppliers who regularly comeup with winning solutions to customers’ problems. On our front page we have the quite literally brilliant story of lighting company LEDVANCE, who supplied their LEDVANCE Damp Proof LED luminaires to Peterborough-based Ability International, in a project to improve the working environment and reduce energy and maintenance costs at their factory, which makes workingat- height solutions including aluminium scaffold towers and access equipment, custom-built to clients’ specifications and requirements.

Ability International had been based at their present site just over a year when it became clear that the lighting needed to be updated, as it was proving costly and staff were voicing concerns about the lack of light. LEDVANCE increased Ability’s light levels by 20% and at the same time delivered 68% energy cost savings. LEDVANCE is one of the world’s leading general lighting providers with offices in over 50 countries and business activities in over 140 countries and is owned by leading Chinese LED lighting company MLS. Formerly part of the general lighting business of OSRAM GmbH, LEDVANCE continue to use the OSRAM brand for many of its products by agreement.

Speaking of brilliant success, it was good to see a strong turnout from the industry for the UKWA Awards 2018 at London’s Dorchester Hotel on July 4th, hosted by the journalist and broadcaster, Andrew Marr. Taking place in high summer as in previous years, the event was a major success all round and a welcome chance to meet other industry professionals. Our congratulations to everyone involved. You can read a full report in this issue including details of all the winners.

And finally, in our last issue we reported on the winners from the Talent in Logistics 2018 event, held in Telford on Thursday 21 June. Following the success of this year’s event and overwhelming positive feedback from the delegates, the event will return for 2019, taking place next time at Milton Keynes on 27th June. Find all the details in this issue and don’t forget to put it in your diary now!