White paper – advanced warehouse automation

White paper talks about advanced warehouse automation

Invar Group, a leading UK-based independent software developer and integrator of advanced warehouse automation, has launched a white paper that discusses the challenges ahead for logistics and fulfilment, as well as potential solutions. According to the paper, businesses should learn how to capitalise on advanced warehouse automation, intelligent software and AI driven robotics. “The warehouse is […]

Warehouse Units Delivered at £5 Million Leeds Scheme

Warehouse Units Delivered at £5 Million Leeds Scheme

Three new warehouse units have been delivered at Leeds’ historic Wortley Low Mills estate. Developer J Pullan & Sons selected Triton Construction to complete the 13,600 sq ft, 31,600 sq ft and 20,000 sq ft units on the Whitehall Road site. After a 12-week site preparation programme, Triton installed two pre-cast road bridges over the […]

Green Light for New £120M Kitchen Manufacturing Facility

Green Light for New £120M Kitchen Manufacturing Facility

The UK’s number one kitchen retailer, Wren Kitchens, has today had approval from North Lincolnshire Council for the development of a £120 million state-of-the-art kitchen manufacturing facility located behind the existing factory on the Barton-upon-Humber 180-acre estate. The 990,000 sq.ft. development is Wren’s largest single investment and it will be major boost to the UK […]

Menzies Distribution Sells Warehouses

Menzies Distribution Sells Warehouses to Investment Company

Menzies Distribution Limited (MDL) has sold via a sale and leaseback transaction to Custodian REIT, the Leicester-based property investment company, a portfolio of properties worth £24.65 million. Included in the portfolio are eight “last mile” distribution units spread throughout the UK, each with a passing rent of £1.61 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.4 […]

Collett Offers 110 Tonne Straddle Carrier at Depot

Collett Offers a 110 Tonne Straddle Carrier at Grangemouth Depot

At Collett’s portside Scottish headquarters in Grangemouth, they offer a 110 Tonne straddle carrier, a 45 Tonne straddle carrier and range of forklift trucks up to 15 Tonne. This heavy lift storage depot enables them to provide a fast and efficient Scottish hub for load handling, making the storage, consolidation and transhipment of components a […]

Peel Logistics Property Secures Approval for New Warehouses

Peel Logistics Property Secures Approval for New Warehouses

Peel Logistics Property has secured approval to build two warehouses totalling nearly 136,000 sq ft at the strategic development site near Crewe, after acquiring the plot from Goodman in April. Approval for the two buildings of 92,500 sq ft and 43,300 sq ft at the site has been given unanimously by the Cheshire East planning […]

Logistics Business Expansion Creates New Jobs

Logistics Business Expansion Creates New Jobs

More than 30 jobs are due to be created by a warehousing and logistics operator that has doubled its space at Wakefield 41 Business Park. The operator in question, Integrated Third Party Logistics (ITPL), which has been at the park since 2011, has expanded its premises from 100,000 sq ft to 200,000 sq ft. The […]

Logistics Fund to Buy Warehouse in the Netherlands

Logistics Fund to Buy Warehouse in the Netherlands

A new asset in the Netherlands is due to be bought with the bank investment trust fund for 24 million euros (£21.4 million). The logistics warehouse in ‘s-Heerenberg will provide an expected net initial yield of 5%, with the transaction to be completed next month. The warehouse is a freehold facility with a cross dock […]

Warehouse Space Users Set New Sustainability Standards

Warehouse Space Users Set New Sustainability Standards

With UK shoppers now making 87 percent of their purchases online, the UK industrial and logistics market is more competitive than ever, and creating new sustainability standards for the warehouse space is in high demand. Growing public awareness of the importance of environmental protection has brought sustainability to the top of agenda for many transport […]

Advance Warehouse Robotics and Automation

New Program Aims to Advance Warehouse Robotics and Automation

Manhattan Associates Inc. has announced the launch of the Manhattan Automation Network, a program designed to speed the development and implementation of modern distribution centre automation and robotics in partnership with leading warehouse automation solution providers. The program is designed to deliver joint solution design, integration touchpoints and implementation approaches between the industry’s leading warehouse […]

Biggest Warehouse to be Built in Five Years

A new logistics warehouse built in Corby will become the largest to be built in the UK in the past five years and also the fifth largest ever built in the UK. The 945,000 sq ft BSH Home Appliances centre will deal with logistics for big-name white goods including Bosch and Miele. Located on Midlands Logistics […]

iPort Warehouse Facility Let to Retailer

A major online retailer has taken over a 731,000 sq ft warehouse facility at the iPort logistics hub in Doncaster. Set to be completed in Q2 2020, the new warehouse will be the first building to start on site on the 300-acre second phase of logistics specialist Verdion’s iPort. iPort spans 800-acres next to the […]

Wakefield Warehouse Acquired for £4.2M

A sale and leaseback deal by listed specialist property investor Warehouse REIT has led to the acquisition of a 53,000 sq ft Wakefield warehouse for £4.2 million. Stapleton’s Tyre Services, one of the UK’s largest distributors of passenger car and 4×4 and van tyres, has agreed a new 15 year lease for the unit at […]

New Warehouse Development in Rotherham

A proposal has been submitted for the construction of a new warehouse in Rotherham. The planning application was submitted by Network Space Developments and it will receive a decision in May 2019. The site, known as Woodhouse Link, will comprise four individual units, ranging from 15,800 sq ft to 48,900 sq ft and is being […]

Expert Launches New Solutions at Intralogistex

Visitors attending this year’s Intralogistex are getting the exclusive opportunity to be the first to experience supply chain specialist, Access Group’s, new-look WMS solution. The Access supply chain team will be showcasing the latest upgrades to its Access WMS (Warehouse Management System) solution at their stand (604) during the two-day event from 26 – 27 […]

Logistics Centre Converted Into Warehouse Space

Stiller Warehousing and Distribution, a logistics business based in the county of Durham, has decided to invest in additional warehouse space by converting its old logistics centre into modern warehousing. The company currently operates from its newly opened £2 million freight distribution centre and office block at its 22-acre base on Aycliffe Business Park. The project […]

Business Park Welcomes Major Logistics Companies

St Modwen’s business park in Stratford-upon-Avon has welcomed two more major logistics companies into its space. First company to sign a deal was XPO Logistics, which agreed a lease for 163,000 sq ft of space, on top of its already occupied 90,000 sq ft. XPO was followed by Unipart Logistics, which is taking 75,000 sq […]

A Fresh Approach for Modern Grocery Warehouses

As one of the most repeatable, well-understood, and mature supply chains across all industries, the grocery supply chain has mastered predictable processes around every conceivable aspect of warehouse operations as grocers operate around unusually razor-thin profit margins. Not surprisingly, grocery DCs have increasingly embraced automation to help reduce labour-intensive manual work and increase overall efficiency […]

Zetes Helps Flevo Hospital’s Traceability in Readiness

Flevo Hospital has implemented the ZetesMedea warehouse execution solution to improve the visibility and traceability of inventory. The care provider took this step in anticipation of new legislation for provision of traceability data to the National Implants Registry (NIR) and the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR). In addition to enhancing the quality of digital registration, […]

Daifuku Wins Automated Warehouse Contract

A prestigious contract to supply warehouse automation to GA Pet Food Partners’ Ingredients Kitchen, a state of the art, high grade nutrition production facility at Bretherton Lancashire has been awarded to Daifuku, the global leader in warehouse automation. As part of the project, Daifuku will provide stacker cranes in the ‘Larder’ and ‘Pantry’ storage areas […]

Study Suggests Heavy Investment Needed by Warehouse Managers

7/10 decision makers need to accelerate investment by 2020 to meet heightened customer expectations from warehouse managers and operators according to research taken out by Zebra Technologies. Zebra Technologies are one of the global leaders in solutions and services in warehouse technologies. The company provides real-time visibility into the way companies operate. The company has […]

Warehouse Spacing Predicted to Run Out by 2020

New reports announce that warehousing space fell to a record low at the end of last year which comes as no surprise for the logistics industry. A further shock announcement about the prediction that warehouse property stock may disappear entirely by the end of 2020, provides further worries to those in the retailing and warehousing […]