Welcome to the May 15th issue of Warehouse & Logistics News. In our front cover story you can read how L-A-C’s recent acquisition by MotionTech gives the company a robust platform for accelerated expansion across Europe with some of its key customers, fully supported by MotionTech’s focus on strong, aspirational businesses with the potential for significant growth. The growing level of investment we are seeing for automated technologies is a direct response to industry challenges and the need to remain efficient, competitive and agile whilst reducing costs.


EJOT Colorfast fasteners have been used in the creation of the metal building envelope for a new 60,000 sq. ft ‘build to suit’ parcel hub near Wolverhampton, which is designed to be amongst the UK’s most sustainable buildings of its kind. Developed by Trebor Developments and Schroders Capital UK Real Estate Fund (SCREF), the new state-of-the-art facility at Revolution Park is a regional base for leading European parcel delivery company DPD.

Snowleader, a leading e-commerce specialist in mountain sports equipment, has recently inaugurated its cutting-edge logistics centre in Versoud, Isère. Spanning an impressive 25,000 square metres, this state-of-the-art facility marks a significant milestone in Snowleader’s commitment to providing top-quality service while prioritising environmental sustainability. In their quest for an energy-efficient lighting solution, Snowleader turned to TRILUX, renowned for its innovative approach to illumination.

United Pallet Network (UPN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Delaney as Business Development Director. Delaney will be responsible for developing new business opportunities in alignment to UPN’s commitment to sustainability and customer satisfaction. Beginning as a driver before gaining great experience across most operational roles then moving into Pallet Networking in 2000, Delaney has worked in senior positions with Palletways, Palletforce, and most recently was Network Development for TPN, according to our pallet networks feature.

Smart Process Gating requires a detailed knowledge of the process so that the necessary SPS control signals are made available in the expected time window. The “Smart Process Gating” muting process, which completely removes the need for muting sensors, is based on the MLC safety light curtains from Leuze electronic and is integrated in the MLC 530 SPG model, our conveying and sortation feature reports.

Antalis Packaging has recently added the Optimax OM700 WAT dispenser to its range. With the largest water and tape capacity in the industry, it’s ideal for high volume, fast-paced shipping environments and can increase packer productivity by up to 20%. Antalis is working with its customers in a number of ways to address stretch film usage while also ensuring pallet security, says our packaging feature.

Enjoy reading the issue.

James Surridge

Publishing Editor

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