Welcome to the 15 March issue of Warehouse & Logistics News. We are proud to be Media Partners to Logistics@Foodex, the logistics section of Foodex, the UK show for food processing, packaging and logistics which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from Sunday 25th to Tuesday 27 March. If you’re going, come and see us on stand number M271.

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Inside this issue you will find a bound-in Logistics@Foodex Preview Supplement, which we have produced for the show, looking at the products and services on offer to help improve operating efficiency and cut costs in the supply chain.

In this issue we also have scheduled features on Doors & Curtains, which includes industrial doors, curtains and roller-shutters, and Buildings/Facilities, covering main structures and key equipment including temporary structures.

Coinciding with the logistics@foodex show and its emphasis on the supply chain side of the food and drink industry, we have an exclusive interview with Dr Robert Perryman of Distribution Hygiene Services, who provide specialist cleaning for retail warehouses and distribution centres. In the grocery sector their impressive client list includes Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Booker, Iceland and Musgrave Group, the major refrigeration companies, and in food logistics, leading 3PLs like NFT and Wincanton.

Also in this issue we have the latest episode of our History of The Fork Lift Truck, which has now reached 1977, the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and for music fans the year punk rock exploded. Readers going to Foodex will be interested to know it was also the year of the first ever Mechanical Handling Exhibition, which took place at the then brand new NEC.

This is the last episode of the History for the time being, as our author James Brindley is now taking a break to complete his book about this subject, which has been his lifelong passion.

On behalf of everyone who has been following the series, we’d like to thank James for his superb efforts over the past few years bringing us the history of the fork lift truck, and we look forward to bringing you details of his book in due course. In the meantime James also runs the National Fork Truck Heritage Centre, Britain’s first such collection open to the public, so if you’re in the business and can support him in any way, please get in touch with him.

Happy reading, and we look forward to seeing you at the NEC.

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