With record visitors and 15% up on last year, October’s Logistics Link North in Doncaster was hailed a great success by all involved. Visitors from companies such as Tesco, Asda, Ikea, Carlsberg, Littlewoods, Nestlé and Rolls Royce were delighted to see such a variety of equipment and systems and confirmed the show as the region’s leading industry event. The show even took on an international dimension with visitors coming from afar as Malta looking at automated systems for hospital supplies.

Supported by headline sponsor Invest in Doncaster, the show was held in Doncaster racecourse’s newly £34m refurbished conference and exhibition centre.

Exhibitors hailed it as “the best show this year”, and “One of the best we have ever attended – well organised and marketed.” Narrow Aisle took more than double their expected enquiries, Linpac confirmed it exceeded their expectations and rated it the best show of the year, while Diamond Phoenix rated it “the best ever”.

Seminars given by exhibitors Inotec UK, Belgravium and OBS Logistics were well attended and addressed live issues such as improving fleet management, RFID developments and energy management in logistics.

Show Director Ron Codeiro commented:” To have such an excellent result in the current climate was particularly satisfying and shows that the Logistics Link formula provides excellent value for both exhibitors and visitors. Logistics Link South – traditionally the best-attended being so close to central London and the south – is the next show and there are a few stands remaining for companies who want to take advantage of any pick-up in demand that may start to appear during 2010.”

Logistics Link South 2010 promises to be one of the year’s most time-efficient ways for logistics managers to see the latest in productive, cost effective and energy-saving systems and technologies. The first big industry event in a challenging year, Logistics Link South takes place on the 2nd and 3rd of February at Sandown Park, Esher.

In less than half a day visitors can learn more than they could in months of research about ways to survive the economic gloom and emerge stronger and fitter. As well as exhibitors presenting hundreds of different products, systems and services for the logistics sector, the show will feature an extensive programme of free seminars from eight leading suppliers across both days.

Following the best-attended seminar at Logistics Link North, Belgravium and Inotec will again review the impact RFID and 2D visual codes are making on the logistics industry.

Using a customer case study, VSc Solutions will demonstrate how ePOD from VSc manages the whole delivery and collection process, which enables distribution businesses to react more quickly and intelligently to customer queries and better manage delivery expectations.

ASG Services will focus on solutions that protect personnel within the warehouse environment from the impact of product and MHE. Best practice recommendations will be highlighted for protective products and systems that can be used and optimised with minimal effect on productivity.

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