Welcome to the April 1st issue of Warehouse & Logistics News. Our front cover story reveals that it is important to take the correct steps for your pallet racking installation, including checking the credentials of your installer, especially when you consider that even the smallest alteration from the manufacturer’s specification can have severe consequences. SEIRS aims to raise standards within the industry by training installers on correct installation methods to SEMA standards.


I had the privilege of being flown by Doosan Bobcat to Seoul, South Korea to hear about the company’s rebrand. In January 2024, the first Bobcat-branded material handling units began rolling off the production lines at the organisation’s plants in South Korea, China and Germany. This milestone represents the culmination of a two-year global initiative, through which the full range of forklifts and warehouse equipment formerly produced by Doosan Industrial Vehicle (DIV) have been successfully rebranded as part of the Bobcat family. We heard from Vaclav Kratky, Senior Marketing Manager, Doosan Bobcat EMEA about the history of the company and how it “brings tough” to material handling. Global Project Manager Yongseok Ryu told us what it takes to rebrand, before we were taken out to experience the excellent local cuisine. A big thanks to Doosan Bobcat for organising the trip.

OMRON UK, a leading supplier of industrial automation technology, and Brillopak, a premier provider of pick and place along with packing solutions, are proud to announce their strategic partnership as official Solution Partners. This collaboration signifies a significant step forward in delivering cutting-edge solutions to customers in the UK packing industry. As an official OMRON UK Solution Partner, Brillopak will gain access to OMRON’s comprehensive portfolio of products and technologies, including advanced robotics, sensing, control, and safety solutions.

Supply chain integration partner PeakLogix, an Alta Material Handling company, has announced a strategic partnership with Movu Robotics, a global leader in warehouse automation solutions that stands out by bringing easier logistics automation technologies to the world’s warehouses. This partnership means Movu Robotics and PeakLogix can offer the benefits of Movu’s plug-and-play robotics portfolio as part of their solutions for customers in the North American market, our Automation & Robotics feature reveals.

Technology has the power to reshape the landscape of warehouse operations by using cutting-edge Operator Assist Systems (OAS) to enhance operator performance and mitigate the risk of accidents occurring by reinforcing best practices and increasing reaction time. A solution like Yale Reliant™ leverages information related to the operating environment, including precise, real-time location and proximity data to enable automatic performance adjustments for a range of scenarios tailored to warehouse operations, according to our Fork Lift Trucks feature.

A well-known fish and seafood canning company has given its business in north-east Spain a boost with the opening of a new factory in Salvaterra de Miño. Equipped by AR Racking with mobile pallet racking, this warehouse will make it possible to increase stock without hindering the speed and flow of operations. The storage solutions specialist AR Racking valued a system that would combine the best of compact storage and adjustable pallet racking, says our Storage Solutions feature.

Enjoy reading the issue.

James Surridge

Publishing Editor

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