Van market shrinks -24.8% in June, as businesses slowly emerge from lockdown.

*UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations decline -24.8% in June.*More than 30,000 vehicles registered as lockdown measures begin to ease.*108,876 new vans join UK roads in first six months, down -44.6% on same period last year. The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined -24.8% in June, as lockdown measures eased and businesses began […]

Appointment of Nicolas BRETON as Chief Operating Officer of B2A Technology.

Pierre Marol, President of B2A Technology and Jean-Luc Thomé, Group General Manager, announce the appointment of Nicolas Breton as Chief Operating Officer effective May 18th, 2020. In addition to the acquisition of innovative New Zealand company specialising baggage and parcel handling systems, Glidepath at the start of the year, the appointment of Nicolas Breton is […]

An urgent matter of supply chain preference.

Karl Heinrich Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy says implementing an ERP/MRP system should be high on the supply chain priorities list of smaller manufacturers – that is, if they wish to become ‘preferred suppliers’. COVID-19 has accentuated problems and accelerated change in a global supply chain environment already under stress. Supply disruptions are no […]

A flexible storage combination.

One of the most popular new items in BITO’s recently launched online BITO Direct catalogue is the company’s Galvanised Boltless Shelving, which can hold a combination of BITO’s XL and RK containers for bulk and small parts to suit the different purposes a company may have. The shelves can be adjusted in 25 mm increments […]

UK freight association ties up with maritime consultancy to enable its members to benchmark oceanfreight rates.

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has entered into a collaborative agreement with Drewry to help bring the maritime research consultancy’s confidential freight rate benchmarking service to members of the trade association. Launched in 2019, Drewry Forwarder Benchmarking Club, is designed to meet the specific needs of freight forwarders and non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) […]

The essential work phone – the new Cat® S42 smartphone available now.

Bullitt Group, the global licensee for Cat® phones, introduces the Cat S42, a robust smartphone designed for reliability, even in extreme situations. The new addition to the range, now on sale with an MSRP of £229, benefits from Cat phones’ heritage and a decade of research and development in the design of rugged phones, bringing […]

Christian Coolsaet appointed new Managing Director for Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland.

Christian Coolsaet has been appointed Managing Director of Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland. He succeeds Robert Grozdanovski who will move to Gothenburg to take up an appointment as Volvo Trucks’ Senior Vice President for Sales Area Europe Central East & East. Christian brings more than 20 years of Volvo experience, most recently from the German […]

Gebrüder Weiss and Sika: success through real-time planning.

Spot-on delivery to the construction site: information about the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) increases planning reliability for Sika customers. Construction sites have tight schedules, usually the pressure to meet deadlines is high. Quick and reliable information about the delivery status of materials ordered is essential for project planning to be successful. Using the digital […]