The delicate logistics of cut flower supply

5 mei 2022

Whether we buy them to show our feelings for someone special, or simply to brighten our surroundings, flowers bring joy into our world. But do we appreciate the huge challenges posed by flower logistics? When a flower is picked it starts to deteriorate. In that respect, flowers are perishable goods...

Switch on to better health and safety

18 maart 2022

How do you protect your greatest materials handling assets? By that we mean your people, not your machines. Find out what an electric forklift truck can do to keep your workforce healthy and safe. Forklift trucks are becoming smarter and more sophisticated – but they will never be as smart and...

Benefits of the 5S Model in Warehouse Management

10 maart 2022

A warehouse is a hectic place at the best of times, with lots of people, vehicles and equipment constantly on the go – taking in stock, fulfilling orders and delivering them out to customers. If a warehouse is not well organised, it can disrupt the operational flow and efficiency of the supply chain...

The advantages of Lithium-ion batteries

16 februari 2022

Lead-Acid batteries have been around for about 140 years but now they have got strong competition from modern Li-ion technology. Both traditional lead-acid and lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are used to power forklift trucks in materials handling operations. Nowadays, our Cat® electric forklifts and...

Trends in logistics and materials handling for 2022

18 januari 2022

In 2021 we saw several trends for the materials handling and logistics industry accelerate in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic changing people’s lifestyles and shopping habits, as well as an increasing spotlight on environmental issues. So, it will be interesting to see what 2022 will...

The shape of things to come

21 oktober 2021

Future factories and materials handling machinery In a article for Eureka, the online magazine for the materials handling professional, Ruari McCallion investigates how the development of artificial intelligence and the need for sustainability will strongly influence the design and layout of future...