Welcome to the June 15th issue of Warehouse & Logistics News. Our front cover story reveals Goplasticpallets.com has worked hard for the past 21 years to become the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic pallets, pallet boxes, and containers. Over the last two decades, the team has acquired an incredible amount of knowledge and experience in Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP). The firm is passionate about plastic and has proudly championed this valuable resource as the most reliable, reusable, and cost-effective alternative to materials such as wood or cardboard.

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In its latest industry move designed to champion the needs of the retail sector, independent supply chain hardware, software and services company Renovotec is introducing new in-store mobile POS (point of sale) and ordering devices with response and payment speeds that boost retail sales volumes according to the company. Renovotec is also introducing new-generation SD-WAN (software-defined WAN) systems that allow retailers to connect diverse applications and operations across their enterprise, with greater levels of network security and higher performance, delivering an optimum, 24/7 CX (customer experience).

Interroll is expanding its existing product offering of conveyor solutions for additional industries with the launch of new platform technologies that meet stringent hygienic requirements. Based on the benefits offered by Interroll’s globally successful technology platforms, the new Modular Hygienic Platform (MHP) will now also make available flexibly applicable modular solutions based on the principles of hygienic product design. This makes it possible to significantly improve food safety and shelf life — while at the same time optimising energy and operational efficiency.

Thorworld and LBS supplied a wheelbarrow manufacturer with a steel frame walkramp with aluminium decking and anti-slip tread plate surface to improve vehicle loading and unloading processes, so operators could safely break down individual pallets and take the goods off the vehicle or use sack trucks to transport goods from the van to the warehouse. The walkramp offered additional safety features including a parking brake, a deadman’s braking system to protect from runaway when moving the ramps and safety chains for securing the ramp to the vehicle, our loading bay feature reports.

Every day Espex’s team of battery engineers is travelling the country fitting and inspecting traction batteries in order to keep UK logistics moving, according to our power sources feature. The company has announced that these site visits will now be doing away with physical paperwork and allowing for job sheets to be created and signed off by customers digitally.

Yale Europe Materials Handling made a triumphant return to LogiMAT under the theme of ‘Technology that moves’, says our fork lift trucks feature. Visitors saw the latest fleet, the Yale Series N, in its first public outing following its May launch.

Enjoy reading the issue.

James Surridge

Publishing Editor

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