Tag: logistics

TyreCube – a new shipping solution for tyres

TyreCube – a new shipping solution for tyres

5th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Logistics supply firm CEVA Logistics and Goodpack, operator of the world's largest fleet of intermediate bulk containers, have entered into a new strategic alliance to provide solutions for the tyre industry. As part of this alliance, the two companies have developed ‘TyreCube’, an intelligent returnable container for tyres with data acquisition and track & trace capabilities.

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John Lewis Partnership to phase out all diesel heavy trucks by 2028

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

The John Lewis Partnership will switch from diesel-powered heavy trucks to 100 per cent renewable biomethane-powered versions by 2028, a move the company states will cut its HGV emissions by more than 80 per cent.

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ATL opens ‘ATL midlands hub’

ATL opens ‘ATL midlands hub’

7th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Logistic service provider ATL officially opened ‘ATL Midlands Hub’ in Foston on 6 September 2018 to celebrate its recently built high-spec distribution centre and office facility. To commemorate the opening, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, officially opened the 35,000 pallet distribution centre and offices, in attendance of over 100 local dignitaries, suppliers and customers.

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Continental acquires site adjacent to Romania tyre plant

Continental acquires site adjacent to Romania tyre plant

26th July 2018 | 0 Comments

With the purchase of 32 hectares of land in the Romanian city of Timişoara, Continental aims to expand its storage capacity and optimise the overall cost of its logistics. The land was purchased from the UMT and Prompt groups for an undisclosed sum and is located close to the Continental tyre factory within the city.

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Trelleborg inaugurates material handling & construction tyre European logistics hub

Trelleborg inaugurates material handling & construction tyre European logistics hub

10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

On 29 June 2018, Trelleborg inaugurated its new European logistics hub for material handling and construction tires and its new Benelux commercial office in Evergem, Belgium. The new premises consist of a 10,000 square metre warehouse along with offices to house the Benelux commercial office for Trelleborg Wheels Systems. Holding more than 70,000 tyres in stock, Trelleborg Wheel Systems can serve its European warehouses and key customers in the region from this facility on a JIT basis.

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SITL award for Michelin’s MyBestRoute

SITL award for Michelin’s MyBestRoute

26th March 2018 | 0 Comments

At the Innovation Awards Ceremony held at the SITL transport and logistics exhibition in Paris last Wednesday, companies were honoured for their latest and greatest in six awards categories. Michelin Solutions’ MyBestRoute application was declared winner of the Technologies and Information Systems category.

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ZC Rubber installs artificial intelligence system

27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has installed a smart factory project based on the ET industrial brain artificial-intelligence (AI) service system for manufacturing launched by Alibaba Cloud. The goal is to “greatly improve the production in the factories”, according to the company. The cooperation between ZC Rubber and Alibaba Cloud reportedly started at the end of 2016.

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Next morning delivery now standard – Klarius partners with AutoLogistiks

Next morning delivery now standard – Klarius partners with AutoLogistiks

27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

As a result of a new, exclusive partnership deal with AutoLogistiks, Klarius Products Ltd is now able to offer almost all its customers next morning delivery of stock orders. These speeded-up shipments of exhausts, CATs, DPFs, mounting kits and other products will arrive at customers courtesy of AutoLogistiks’ dedicated UK fleet of Mercedes Crafter and Sprinter vans, allowing distributors to fulfil orders the same day.

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Michelin European distribution centre launch ‘Dawning of a new era’ in Stoke

Michelin European distribution centre launch ‘Dawning of a new era’ in Stoke

26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has updated local dignitaries, staff and business partners on its multi-million pound investment plans in Stoke-on-Trent. Proceedings were opened by Mike Lawton, head of communications at Michelin Northern Europe, who described what was announced in the “investing in the future” presentation as the “dawning of a new era”, before head of Michelin Northern Region John Young spoke of the “amazing” relational, business footprint and heritage of the site. To put recent changes into a single figure, productivity across the site has reportedly increased 35 per cent in the last five years.

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New trucks to support GSF growth

New trucks to support GSF growth

11th May 2017 | 0 Comments

GSF Car Parts has taken delivery of two new lorries which are set to streamline its growing business. The pair of Iveco Eurocargo 180-250 18T curtain side vehicles each has a 1.5t tail lift for quickly and efficiently transporting bulk stock out into the branch network. They represent a combined investment of £130,000.

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BKT launches Portmax PT 93 for terminal tractors

BKT launches Portmax PT 93 for terminal tractors

10th May 2017 | 0 Comments

BKT has launched its latest tyre for terminal tractors, Portmax PT 93, from its booth at Automechanika Dubai, of which the Indian multinational is Diamond Sponsor and Official Tire Partner. Alongside the new product, BKT promoted a selection of its tyres for the industrial sector from its booth at the Dubai World Trade Center between 7 and 9 May.

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Goodyear FleetOnlineSolutions keeps trans-European parts shipper on schedule

Goodyear FleetOnlineSolutions keeps trans-European parts shipper on schedule

10th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Rotterdam based ship components supplier Estron Transport’s modern fleet of 280 tautliner trailers are fitted with Goodyear Kmax T trailer tyres in size 385/65R22.5 and 10 tractor units. The firm operates a daily service between Benelux, the UK and Germany, primarily the just-in-time delivery of parts for ships, and as befits such an organisation it is at the forefront of the use of logistics technology; Goodyear, which has supplied the company for more than 15 years, including its FleetOnlineSolutions (FOS) tyre management system since 2006, states efficient tyre management is an essential part of Estron’s real-time planning process, supported by a track and trace system, ensuring minimum downtime for vehicles and reduced administration.

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Exol receives CBOA ‘award of excellence’ for use of waterways

Exol receives CBOA ‘award of excellence’ for use of waterways

11th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Exol Lubricants has won the award of excellence from the Commercial Boat Operators Association (CBOA) for its economic commitment to the waterways. The award was presented to Exol sales director and IAAF CV Committee chairman Steve Dunn at the FTA Multimodal awards, held at the Vox, Resorts World, in front of more than 600 guests.

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MWSD expands Scottish business with Drummond Distribution partnership

MWSD expands Scottish business with Drummond Distribution partnership

13th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) is targeting improved delivery timescales in Scotland with a new logistics partnership. Drummond Distribution will offer the company’s Scottish customers next-day delivery on its most popular commercial vehicle wheel sizes. Covering Chevron Steel as well as Xlite and new Xbrite+ forged aluminium wheels, the service will cover over 90 per cent of orders received before 4pm. More uncommon sizes and specifications will be supplied via MWSD’s warehouse in Manchester with delivery within two-three days.

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Kuehne + Nagel takes over Michelin warehousing in Poland

Kuehne + Nagel takes over Michelin warehousing in Poland

4th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel Poland is now managing Michelin’s warehouse activities in Poland. This arrangement is the first new business under a global master agreement for contract logistics recently signed by the two companies.

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