Owens Group choose New Generation MAN TGX Trucks to deliver the future

Wales’s largest family-owned independent Logistics, Warehousing, Pallet Network, Bulk Haulage, and Express & Home Delivery company, Owens Group of Llanelli, has ordered 77 New Generation MAN TGX 26.470 6×2 tractors for its South Wales and Wrexham operations.  The order will see 27 of the new vehicles being based out of the Owens Group Llanelli depot […]

Six ‘perfectly positioned last-mile’ sites bought by Urban Logistics

Specialist warehouse investor Urban Logistics has made a £27.8m purchase of six sites that it says are “perfectly positioned” for last-mile logistics. The acquisitions include the Kinaxia warehouse in Telford, which is part of a £17.3m sale and leaseback transaction for four properties owned by the logistics group. The other sites are in Macclesfield, Royal […]

P&O Ferrymasters look to WMS experts as sustainable solution comes to the UK

Evolve Automation, the Leicester-based industrial robotics specialist is introducing a dynamic warehouse management system to the UK which, says the company, brings end-to-end systemisation, visibility and control to warehouse and logistics operations across most market sectors. Called CORAX and developed by Dutch WMS experts Davanti Warehousing, the market-proven SaaS (software as a service) solution is […]

Digital transformation set to produce Port of Gothenburg 2.0

With the aid of AI and digital linking, the Port of Gothenburg will become quicker, more cost-effective, and climate smart. A customised digital platform is due to be rolled out during the second half of 2021. It will enhance freight flow transparency and have a direct impact on productivity, lead times, and delivery capacity throughout […]

Green light for £60m Hermes distribution hub

Consumer delivery specialist Hermes has secured planning consent to build a state-of-the-art automated parcel distribution hub in Barnsley, West Yorkshire. The proposals for the massive £60m development were approved by Barnsley Council’s planning committee. Due for completion in 2022, the development will be the largest of its kind in Europe and will create around 1,300 […]

Walker Logistics increases its workforce by 20 per cent

Online fulfilment specialist Walker Logistics has increased the size of its workforce by more than 20 per cent following an upsurge in the omni-channel order volumes that it is processing at its Berkshire multi-user storage facility. Charlie Walker, Walker Logistics’ marketing director, comments: “With nearly 50 very different clients being served from our main hub […]

Strategic Sheffield warehouse site secured for £5.5m

Barwood Capital has bought an 11-acre retail warehouse site at Greenland Road in Darnall, Sheffield, for £5.5m, with Tungsten Properties as the development manager. Tungsten Properties secured the site with Northampton-based Barwood Capital’s Regional Growth Fund IV, completing the acquisition as funding partner for the scheme which will deliver, subject to planning permission, a total […]

Warehouse expansion as Taylor’s buys adjacent nine-acre site

B Taylor and Sons Transport has bought a nine-acre site adjacent to its existing headquarters, in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, following funding from Barclays. The site will be upgraded and used for both third party warehousing and vehicle parking. The business was established in 1974 and together with Taylors Transport International, employs over 200 staff. MD Alan […]

Palletways Iberia hits pallet milestone and doubles size of network

Staff are in a celebratory mood at Palletways Iberia with the news the network has transported a record 983,000 pallets so far this year and added a host of new customers to its portfolio. Founded in the UK in 1994, Palletways provides an express delivery solution for small consignments of palletised freight through more than […]

The five-point route-map to effective warehouse automation

By Louisa Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director at Bis Henderson Consulting Retail warehousing operations have performed heroically during the pandemic crisis, and we have seen, and helped, our clients find swift, creative and sometimes rather brave solutions to the issues that COVID 19 has raised. Our recent White Paper on the sector’s response to COVID […]