Welcome to the July 15th issue of Warehouse & Logistics News. In our front cover story you can read how Allpack has announced record growth in its ecommerce and carbon neutral sectors, after one year in its prestigious new headquarters in Cannock, Staffordshire. After nearly thirty years in business, Allpack are an established and widely recognised provider in the UK packaging industry, servicing household brands in the retail and ecommerce markets. They have now been in their new purpose-built 14,000 M2 facility for one year since its official opening.


Having been acquired by MiTek Inc in 2017, MiTek Mezzanine Systems Ltd has completed the final administrative step in its transition into the global MiTek group. With effect from 4 July, the company has been formally merged with MiTek Inc’s UK operation, MiTek Industries Ltd. Known simply as MiTek, this organisation has traditionally focused on the homebuilding solutions from MiTek Inc’s portfolio.

BIL Group – the UK’s leading manufacturer of castors and wheels – has undergone a management buy-out backed by PHD Industrial Holdings Limited. The deal gives day to day control of the business to existing directors Tim Murrow, Chris Davies and Roland Mellor, and will also provide significant investment to enable the company to pursue its ambitious growth plans.

Nulogy’s flexible cloud-based software has been chosen by leading contract packer Glowcroft as the platform to enhance the business’s agility and responsiveness to its fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers, according to our packaging feature. Replacing a previous combination of customised ERP and homegrown and manual systems, Nulogy’s software will allow Glowcroft to manage its production flow and materials more efficiently and perform all necessary quality checks in a faster, more accurate manner.

There are a number of advantages to choosing plastic over wood when it comes to picking a pallet at any point in time, in the context of the timber supply chain problems, the pros are even stronger. Plastic pallets are readily available in huge quantities just now, says our pallets and containers feature. In its warehouse Exporta has over 30,000 at any given point with containers full of plastic pallets arriving all the time.

Implementing OrderWise Ecommerce enabled Sam Turner and Sons, a large multi-channel retailer specialising in farm and country equipment, to automate core processes and integrate the data across the department. Before, multiple tools and platforms were used to manage the different marketplaces – now everything is under one system and the active customer base has increased by 100,000, our Warehouse I.T. feature reveals.

With the new football season kicking off next month, see our centre spread for a Premier League 2022/23 wall planner, provided by UPN.

Enjoy reading the issue.

James Surridge

Publishing Editor

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