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FSDF Member & British bodybuilder Paneltex celebrated its Silver Jubilee year with its biggest ever stand at the NEC. The six-vehicle display in the Cool Pavilion included a Mercedes-Benz MWB Sprinter with a Paneltex Somers refrigerated panel van conversion, an 11m refrigerated trailer, two refrigerated rigid box bodied trucks and a Paneltex Transload bodied Luton van. Completing the line-up is a home delivery van from times past, which demonstrated how small an urban delivery vehicle can be. Chris Berridge, Paneltex MD, said: “2016 […]

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Materials handling specialist FSDF member Briggs Equipment will be promoting port centric solutions at Multimodal 2016, the UK’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event (May 10-12), where FSDF will also have a pavilion. Briggs will be highlighting the scale of Hyster’s big truck capabilities, including its class leading ReachStackers. These combine superior maneuverability and handling speeds with no loss of power when at full capacity with demanding loads. Stage IV compliant, Hyster’s ReachStackers incorporate energy-efficient technologies to […]

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Replacing the UK’s fleet of diesel-powered transport refrigeration units with zero-emission alternatives could save the same amount of NOx as taking 1.9 million diesel cars off the road. That’s the finding of research by FSDF member Dearman, in which it showed that equipping a Euro 6 17-tonne rigid truck with a zero-emission refrigeration system would cut the vehicle’s overall engine emissions of NOx by 73%. The company says that the proposed clean air zones in five UK cities, due to […]

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FSDF member The Cartwright Group and Transdek UK have today announced an exclusive licence agreement between the two organisations focused on building a partnership for the development and volume production of pioneering, value added fixed double deck trailers. This exciting new partnership will bring together Transdek’s innovative designs with Cartwright’s value engineering expertise and 64 years of manufacturing excellence. In a unique game changing initiative for the industry, Cartwright will add Transdek’s fixed double deck trailer products and features into […]

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We are delighted to announce that Ingersoll Rand Transport Solutions under its Thermo King and Frigoblock brands is continuing its support as Platinum Sponsor of the Transfrigoroute International AGM which is being held on 13th and 14th October 2016 at the Royal Garden Hotel, London. This event will see a gathering of around 200 business owners and senior professionals from the temperature-controlled transport sector throughout Europe Transfrigoroute UK which is now part of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF), […]

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FSDF member XPO Logistics has won a multi-million pound contract with another FSDF member Kingspan Insulation Limited, a market-leading manufacturer of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems. Kingspan Insulation is a division of Kingspan Group plc, one of Europe’s fastest growing building materials manufacturers, with operations throughout Europe, North America and Australasia. Kingspan Insulation has a vast product range, including OPTIM-R vacuum insulation, premium performance rigid Kooltherm® insulation and high performance rigid Therma® insulation. The extensive […]

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Fowler Welch Charity

UK logistics and supply chain specialist, FSDF member Fowler Welch, has raised over £10,000 for its 2015 charity of the year, ‘When you wish upon a Star’. Throughout the year, staff organised a series of fundraising activities to raise a total of £10,248.59 for the children’s charity. The fundraising events included a coffee morning on 19th November, a Christmas Jumper Day on 18th December and Fowler Welch’s biggest charity fundraising event of the year – the Big Bike Challenge – […]

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FSDF member Briggs Equipment has won a contract with BAP Group for the provision of lifting services at the Port of Felixstowe. Briggs’ has supplied the warehousing and distribution company’s Port Centric Services division with its Combilift straddle carrier. “Other suppliers advocated a traditional container moving approach using a reach stacker,” said Sally Quantrill, key account manager at Briggs Equipment. “However, once we understood how the machine would be used, we concluded that, in view of the usage hours, the CombiLift straddle […]

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FSDF member Enterprise Flex-E-Rent has added 20 new multi-vehicle transporters to its fleet as part of its drive to enhance customer service levels and increase delivery speed. The firm has acquired 20 new Daf LF55 12-tonne rigids, each fitted with Dyson FLA 5000 Hydra Loader twin-deck, two-vehicle transporter bodies. These are used to deliver and collect cars and vans up to 3.5 tonnes. The Roger Dyson transporter bodies have been specified with spectacle lifts, allowing for a third vehicle to be […]

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FSDF member Reed Boardall, the Yorkshire-based cold storage and transport business, is celebrating an employment milestone – it now has 200 employees who have worked for the family firm for over ten years. Since opening its single site in Boroughbridge in 1992, the £66m turnover business has grown into one of the leading names in the British food logistics sector, serving retailers and food manufacturers throughout the UK.  It has built up a loyal workforce and is one of the […]

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