Welcome to the September 15th issue of Warehouse & Logistics News. In our front cover story you can read how getting the most out of your warehouse racking starts at the very beginning with its design and manufacture. In an industry that is largely unregulated, knowing which pallet-racking suppliers are reputable can be difficult to navigate. It was for this reason that SEMA was established and, for over 50 years, has been working with members to achieve the highest standards of quality.


In the run up to 2050, the way we run our assets is putting more demand on the grid. The ability to obtain cheaper power overnight and utilise it during the day and have backup power for when you need more than is available from the grid, with the option of integrating renewable energy and reducing waste as part of the journey to net zero, is invaluable. Dawsongroup makes it all achievable by enabling you to integrate the costs into your weekly overheads through contract hire.

Making significant improvements to both the safety and efficiency of its loading operations, leading composite door manufacturer Solidor has installed two van docking ramps from Thorworld Industries at its new Stoke-On-Trent facility. The complete loading solution consisted of two mobile van ramps, complete with additional safety features such as Bimagrip Antislip coating, expanded metal decking and side access platforms.

One of the highlights in the UK material handling calendar, this year’s UKMHA’s National Safety Convention promises to be bigger and better than before. With Warehouse & Logistics News as Media Partners, the convention, which takes place on Wednesday 11th October in its new home at the CBS Arena in Coventry, carries the theme Implementing a Safety Culture. There will be a host of presentations based around the theme with leading speakers from across the material handling industry.

At the forefront of premier plastic material handling solutions, Plastic Mouldings Northern Ltd’s array of standard and non-standard Euro Stacking Containers are used across all industry sectors. These plastic stackable boxes are ideal for simple storage solutions alongside use in highly sophisticated automated systems and save you money when used for returnable packaging. Made from strong plastic these containers store, protect and safely make products portable for food, logistics and industrial activities, our storage solutions feature reports.

Working closely with Hachette UK Distribution (HUKD) – a prominent book distributor – L.A.C. designed and implemented a manual loose pick solution which would integrate with existing operations across stock receipt, storage of long stocks, case & loose picking for replenishment, and customer orders across a multi-tier mezzanine structure. The system included a network of around 500m of conveyors with mergers, diverts, pop-up transfers and scanning systems across the ground floor and four mezzanine levels, according to our order picking feature.

Enjoy reading the issue.

James Surridge

Publishing Editor

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