Category Archives: Logistics

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Renault and Nissan get closer in bid to save £3.7bn

The giant automotive Renault-Nissan Alliance is to converge further under its joint chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn by undertaking projects to enhance performance and achieve at least €4.3 billion (£3.7bn) in cost savings by 2016. The Alliance has announced that … Continue reading

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New MD for Jungheinrich

Forklift truck specialist Jungheinrich UK has announced the appointment of Jan Lorenz (pictured) as its new managing director effective from January 1. He replaces Hans-Herbert Schultz who, after seven years in the role, has taken over responsibility for sales in North-West … Continue reading

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Manufacturers want to bring it on home; but labour costs are still the key

Offshoring manufacturing work isn’t the no brainer it once was but age old labour cost constrains to home production still apply, according to the latest data extracted from the Manufacturing Advisory Service’s (MAS’s) Barometer  survey. According to the survey’s respondents, … Continue reading

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Fighting CD pirates helps Recycled UK to a record year

Recycled UK, which reckons to be one of the UK’s largest secure destruction facilities, has announced a record year and boasted the creation of 10 new jobs. Recycled UK, which now employs 28 people at its Coseley site, added more … Continue reading

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Logistics operators preparing for growth

Despite the pressure of high fuel and other operating costs, more than half (51%) of UK third party logistics (3PL) companies expect to invest more in equipment, people and premises in 2014 than they did in 2013. This was one … Continue reading

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European Automation opens new ‘lean’ warehouse

European Automation, the supplier of industrial automation parts, has opened a new ‘lean’ 10,000 sq ft warehouse (pictured) in Fenton, one of the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent. The company says the new site will provide faster delivery of components such … Continue reading

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