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DATA AND ROBOTICS
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SPACE OPTIMISATION 23
Vertimag storage system offers smaller footprint
PARCEL REVOLUTION 34
Royal Mail outlines its transformation strategy
SAFER WAREHOUSE 42
Safety author advises on better forklift operations
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12 Conveying & Components:
Improving control of existing systems is just as
important as investing in new automation
technologies, says Beckhoff’s Stephen Hayes.
18 Modern Manufacturing: Adapt to
A manufacturer of PPE and workwear has used
Körber WMS to optimise intralogistics processes.
23 Space Optimisation: Smaller
If space optimisation is a priority, Vertimag from the
Ferretto Group creates a 90% reduction in footprint
compared to a traditional warehouse.
28 Picking: Great leap forward
The new Urban Outfitters distribution centre will
support growth and enable a smart order fulfilment
system for automated split case picking with the
deployment of FlashPick by TGW.
34 Sortation - The Parcel Revolution:
Accelerate the transformation
In the wake of plans to build a major new automated
hub, Royal Mail’s Achim Dunnwald offers insight on
its transformation strategy.
42 Safer Warehouse: Home safe,
Safety author Jerry Rudd gives a list of dos and don’ts to
ensure your forklift operators go home safe, every day.
The Budget 2021 speech delivered by
Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined plans to
set up eight freeports in England.
11 First Stop:
The past 18 months have seen
considerable investment in the service and
maintenance department at Hörmann
UK, in response to the increasing demand
for fast and efficient service from
warehouse and factory operators.
16 Lifting & Moving:
Baumann seres electric sideloader sales
on the rise.
Samuel Grant Packaging has launched
the Samson Nano Slingshot, which makes
its pallet testing laboratory the only
EUMOS certified centre for horizontal
pallet load security testing in the UK.
54 Modern Flooring
A modern approach can boost safety and
efficiency. Just ask Ocado, says ASG
Services sales director Chris Hopkirk.
57 Facilities Management:
A commercial insurance broker is
warning both hauliers and warehousing
companies that PPE, sanitisers and
homewares are the ‘new alcohol and
58 Industry Update:
Renovotec has struck a distribution deal
with Custom SpA, an Italian
multinational group and hi-tech
Lift Trucks, Attachments &
Ancillaries: Covering every
aspect of every type of
forklift truck, attachments,
ancillaries, engines, batteries
and chargers to improve
productivity, profitability and
safety. This supplement also
highlights the FLTA Awards
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