FSDF member Oakland International, nationally recognised and winners of two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, for International Trade and for Sustainable Development, will host, on behalf of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, a Sustainability Forum for local businesses on Thursday 21st September from 8am to 11am at their Redditch facility. The Chamber’s Sustainability Forum, in association with the Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP), is a series of free workshops aimed at encouraging companies across the region to reduce their […]

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Expect Distribution operates around 300,000 sq ft of modern warehousing and distribution space across strategically located sites in West Yorkshire. The company’s high quality facilities – in Halifax and Bradford – provide storage for a diverse variety of products ranging from medical supplies and foodstuffs to industrial equipment. As part of a major investment programme, Expect recently announced the completion of a 20,000 sq ft, expansion to its warehouse and head office facility in Bradford. The extra space was essential to […]

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FSDF member Marshall Fleet Solutions (MFS) has opened a new training school at its North West branch in Wigan. This new school provides a full suite of training modules covering Thermo King transport refrigeration products and a selection of new tail lift equipment. The purpose-built training room is equipped with air conditioning and a state of the art presenting suite. Separately, there are two attached practical demonstration areas where the learners can be hands on with up-to-date equipment. At its […]

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FSDF member Fowler Welch has launched its latest video which addresses the current issue of food waste in the supply chain and how food producers and logistics companies can work together to tackle this important issue. The UK logistics and supply chain expert has interviewed FareShare’s director of network development Mark Varney and Addo Foods’ supply chain manager Phil Morgan for its “Industry Insights” YouTube series, which features video interviews of key industry figures sharing their knowledge on topics affecting […]

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FSDF member Wincanton has announced plans to establish a 2.5-acre container haulage base at DP World London Gateway. The new facility, set to be operational from early 2018, will provide truck parking alongside office facilities housing an on-site operations team. Chris Fenton, MD Industrial & Transport, Wincanton, commented: “As a major logistics provider, it’s important for us to make sure we have the right facilities in the right places. We’ve been moving customer containers in and out of DP World London […]

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ORGANISATIONS WHO fail to implement effective cyber security measures could be fined as much as £17 million or 4 per cent of global turnover, as part of plans to make Britain’s essential networks and infrastructure safe, secure and resilient against the risk of future cyber attacks. The plans are being considered as part of a consultation launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to decide how to implement the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive from May […]

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McCulla Ireland (subscribers to FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement) boosted turnover and pre-tax profit for the full-year to the end of December 2016, according to an article on the website Insider Media. The article says that McCulla Ireland reported turnover of £21.97m compared to £20.3m the previous 12 months. Pre-tax profit was also up from £1.12m to £1.15m. In a report accompanying the results, McCulla wrote about Brexit. The company said: “The broadly positive economic environment in which the company operates […]

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20th September 2017 – Heart of England Events & Conference Centre Working safely with fork lifts requires leaders who are both competent and confident, backed by a workforce which really ‘owns’ safety – but this doesn’t just happen by chance.  That’s why the FLTA’s National Fork Lift Safety Conference, sponsored by Jungheinrich UK, hosts presentations from companies that have made a genuine difference to workplace safety, identifying innovative ways to overcome problems – often at little or no cost. This year’s theme, ‘Managing fork lift safety in […]

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FSDF member Cold Move Ltd., a family owned and operated Cold Store in Oswestry, Shropshire, is celebrating after successfully passing their recent BRC Storage & Distribution audit.  Having had various accreditation since 2001, Cold Move were one of the first warehousing operations to achieve Issue 1 of the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution when it was launched in 2006, and have maintained accreditation consistently year on year since. This year was the first time the site was audited […]

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FSDF member Linde Material Handling has won a five-year contract to supply another FSDF member Fowler Welch, a National third party logistics supplier, with a National fleet of 180+ new Lithium-Ion Fork Lift trucks, and Warehouse Equipment. The New fleet of Lithium-Ion Equipment will serve sites in Spalding, Washington, Heywood, Teynham, and Hillsea. The trucks include the T25SP ride-on pallet truck, R14 and R16HD reach trucks and E16P electric counterbalance forklift. Each truck is fitted with Linde’s fleet management system, […]

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