front-sep1508.jpgWelcome to the 15 September Warehouse & Logistics News, for people with positive attitudes about the industry. You’d be hard put to find any cheery economic news at the moment but we have. The International Monetary Fund’s UK growth forecast for this year and next is their lowest since the early 1990s, and nearly 1% below government projections. But the IMF is not predicting a UK recession as such, which suggests Britain’s economy is still essentially sound and we need to start thinking ourselves back to health. Patients with positive attitudes often recover faster from illness. Businesses are no different. At WLN we are dedicated to helping you, our readers, stay competitive with the latest industry news in print 21 times a year and on-line. In this issue we have features on Doors & Curtains, which includes industrial doors, curtains and high-speed roller-shutters, and in Pallet Management, we review the pallet service providers currently making news.

We also have exclusive interviews with Cranleigh Freight services, Spirit Data Capture and TallyGenicom, each with a proposition to help you gear up for renewed growth.


Established in 1977 to provide high quality transport services to Europe, Cranleigh Freight Services has become one of South East England’s premier logistics providers. From a single leased truck, they have grown into a multi-depot company. Today CFS offers a full range of transport services for customers in various European countries: its domestic services include Nationwide UK pallet distribution as a member of Pall-Ex, contract warehousing and DHD Direct Home Delivery service.

As the pressure builds on businesses to be ever more productive, both within the enterprise and on the move, Spirit Data Capture offers an answer – tailored solutions to help clients capture and manage data so they can improve profitability, accuracy and all-round customer service. With over a decade’s experience in mobile data capture software, hardware and an in depth knowledge of GPRS, 3G, High-Speed Downlink Packet Access and private company networks, Spirit Data Capture can provide consultancy on every aspect of mobile data projects.


Our third interviewee, TallyGenicom, the leading provider of focused business printers, is famous for the reliability and robustness of its products, featuring metallic print mechanisms and interfaces, rather than the industry standard flimsy plastic. TallyGenicom has now introduced the new 7000 series of mid-range desktop thermal printing solutions, which confirm it as having the widest selection on the market for the office, back office, factory or warehouse.
Have a prosperous autumn.

Charles Smith

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