Woman lorry driver celebrates 25 years in the industry

One of the UK’s first female lorry drivers Rayner Bellamy, is celebrating 25 years in the industry at Clugston Distribution, one of the UK’s leading independent logistics companies and part of the Clugston Group of companies. There has been a lot of talk recently about women working in male dominated industries like logistics and engineering, with the overall feeling being... Read More

JCB signals commitment to Germany with €25 million investment

JCB Germany has announced the biggest single investment ever in its business as the company prepares to celebrate 50 years of trading in the important market. The company is to build a brand new €25 million headquarters for JCB Germany on a site which is double the size of its existing facility in Cologne. Work on the new premises will begin... Read More
Bulk Bags News 

Scrap tyres reduced to crumb rubber with help of bulk bag dischargers

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 290 million scrap tyres are generated in the United States each year. As recently as 1990, most of these scrap tyres took up space in landfills or were dumped illegally. Today, many of them are recycled by companies such as Edge Rubber ( into various grades of ground rubber, also known as... Read More

Malvern Instruments marks 3rd anniversary of the Mastersizer 3000

As Mastersizer 3000, the world-leading laser diffraction particle size analyzer, celebrates its 3rd birthday, Malvern Instruments is delivering even smarter particle sizing with the launch of two new additions to the Mastersizer portfolio, at Powtech 2014, Nürnberg. Hydro Sight is a state-of-the-art imaging accessory that makes it quicker and easier to develop and apply the robust particle sizing methods that... Read More

Sowing the seed to grow large energy savings

Dr Alex Mardapittas, managing director of Powerstar Powerstar has again emphasised its position as the global market leader for voltage optimisation having successfully delivered savings of 14.1% in electricity and over 203 tonnes of carbon emissions a year for manufacturing company Olam International. A leading agri-business, Olam International, which operates in 65 countries and supplies raw materials to over 13,600... Read More

Tee off for £30 million JCB golf course as earthworks begin

Work has started on an ambitious scheme to create a £30 million championship golf course designed to support JCB’s growth plans. The proposals are for a spectacular 18-hole, 7,150 yard, Par 72 championship golf course on 240 acres of rolling countryside to the south of the World HQ in Rocester, Staffordshire. When completed in 2018, it is expected that up... Read More

AYS increases warehouse capacity as demand soars

A UK logistics and road freight specialist is significantly expanding its warehousing facilities at a time when demand for UK industrial space has hit a six-month high. Midlands-based AYS Logistics is embarking on an ambitious project to increase its warehousing capacity by up to twenty per cent at a time when property expert DTZ has released figures demonstrating a countrywide... Read More

Tetratex® ePTFE Membranes: Committed to solving filtration challenges

Powtech, 30th September – 2nd October 2014, Messe Nürnberg, Germany Donaldson Membranes is the worldwide manufacturer of Tetratex® ePTFE membranes, films and laminates. For over 30 years, Tetratex has gained an excellent reputation as the membrane of choice in a wide variety of applications; from cement mills to microfiltration, waste-to-energy plants to fuel cells; evidence of which will be on... Read More

PLS enhances manufacturing efficiency through significant expansion

The new PLS site based in Smethwick, West Midlands, will allow the business to continue its innovations within the accessible vehicle lift sector. Pictured outside from left to right: Paul O'Connor, PLS Operations Director; Richard Poston, PLS Operations Manager; and Adam Beck, PLS Managing Director. PLS (Passenger Lift Services), a Mobility Networks company, has simultaneously consolidated several sites and relocated... Read More

Plastic pallets get off to a flying start at new Qatar airport

Durable, long-life plastic pallets from are helping store and replenish duty free stocks at the new state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha, which was unveiled to the public last month. Ten thousand APB 1210 pool pallets from are being used to transport duty free goods, arriving from all over the world, from the airport’s cargo warehouse to the... Read More