Can AGVs answer skill shortage?  

UK forklift operator crisis is helping drive up sales of automated handling solution says Paul Freeman head of Logistics Solutions at Toyota Material Handling UK.   According to Toyota Material Handling UK, an ‘exceptional’ shortage of forklift drivers is prompting more and more UK companies to adopt automated materials handling equipment (MHE) to optimise the […]

29/07/2021 - 14:01 pm

Making lifting safer with innovation

Innovation and digitalisation will make our industry safer and more efficient, pandemic or not, says Robert Desel, CEO at The Crosby Group. Covid has been, without question, one of the most disruptive events in our history from both a personal and a business perspective. While many of the challenges that Covid presented were new, our […]

25/05/2021 - 14:41 pm

Workplace safety – the wider benefits

Martin McVicar managing director of Combilift outlines the importance of developing a safety culture and choosing the correct equipment in modern warehousing and manufacturing facilities. Ensuring the safest possible working environment doesn’t just mean adhering to statutory guidelines; creating and promoting a safety strategy across the workforce encourages a culture of vigilance which ensures that […]

25/05/2021 - 14:09 pm

Out of the darkness there is light.

With the global events of 2020, Sarah Spivey, managing director of Modulift, reflects on how the business quickly adapted to the changes and how its strategy is clear going forward. As February turned to March, we all became aware of the global pandemic that is COVID-19.   As the warmer weather started to appear, our minds […]

13/10/2020 - 12:21 pm

Exciting times ahead for the logistics industry

“Nobody can say that the present time is not an exciting period for anyone involved in transport and logistics,” says Rob Fisher, show director of IMHX. IMHX  is the UK’s largest logistics and supply chain exhibition. The next event in the IMHX series takes place on September 14-16, 2021, at the NEC, Birmingham “Logistics organisations […]

21/07/2020 - 13:31 pm

Poor lift truck inspections pose risk to life warns CFTS

Lift truck operators could be at risk of accidents if vehicles are not inspected properly says CFTS (Consolidated Fork Truck Services) – the UK body behind the national standard for Thorough Examinations. “Many within the materials handling, construction and agriculture industries will be familiar with LOLER [Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations], which legally requires […]

30/06/2020 - 10:18 am

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LHI October 2021

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