Welcome to the October 15th issue of Warehouse & Logistics News. In our front cover story you can read how iForce, a leading 3PL specialising in retail fulfilment, was looking for an automated system that would provide a rapid and agile order picking and replenishment solution for a large range of SKUs, typically being updated every two weeks at its new warehouse premises strategically located in Corby, Northamptonshire. Experts in warehouse systems integration, L.A.C’s design team analysed reams of volumetric SKU data to determine the most fitting solution for iForce’s requirements, and concluded that the Exotec Skypod would deliver the necessary throughput and replenishment levels for iForce’s high profile retail clients.


As part of their Sapphire solution, global telematics provider GemOne has developed an operator access control feature. Sapphire is a fleet and safety management solution that works on any forklift, regardless of make or model. It delivers real-time data which helps you derive insights about the safety and operational efficiency of your fleet.

With its comprehensive management approach, AR Racking has equipped the new warehouse of a leading 3PL operator with US standard very narrow aisle (VNA) and adjustable pallet racking with up to a load capacity of 1,000 kg, reaching the figure of 12,000 pallet positions. In addition, 3,000 picking levels have been integrated in the racking that have generated a storage capacity of 28,000 cartons. The systems installed by AR Racking are totally scalable and allow the incorporation of accessories that adapt to the storage requirements and unit loads.

By measuring and setting reduction targets for CO2 emissions resulting from the production and shipment of AIRplus® Bio Home Compostable and AIRplus® 100% Recycled air cushions, Storopack is continuing to promote sustainability. For all residual CO2 emissions, the company is supporting climate projects. The air cushions are two sustainable and innovative solutions, implemented to reduce CO2 by using green energy, high recycled content and renewable materials, according to our packaging feature.

Expansive indoor and outdoor spaces, high ceilings, narrow aisles – warehouses present unique challenges when it comes to lighting. To address these challenges, it is vital to find not only the right lighting solution, but also the right supplier. PowerLed is an expert designer and manufacturer of industrial LED lighting and power solutions. The company offers an extensive range of intelligent industrial LED lighting options and prides itself on the manufacture of dependable ‘fit and forget’ products for even the most challenging environments, our lighting feature reports.

To keep up with the ever-growing demand for autonomous material handling, Interroll has developed an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) Top Module as an expansion to its Light Conveyor Platform (LCP). This roving conveyor solution has been successfully tested with MiR and OMRON, two leading mobile robotics companies who have identified it as a preferred choice, says our automation & robotics feature.

Enjoy reading the issue

James Surridge

Publishing Editor

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