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Warehousing and Storage

Improved lighting systems offer greater savings

By: David Oliveira     25th October 2013 Greater efficiency outputs from lighting in warehousing applications are becoming more important, owing to the intense lighting demands of warehouses. Improved lighting systems offer warehouses and clients that use them the potential for significant savings on electricity, says Philips Lighting... 

Cluster warehousing solution receives industry platinum award

By: David Oliveira     25th October 2013 Global logistics and forwarding company Savino Del Bene received a platinum award for its importer tyre-industry supply chain cluster initiative at the twenty-fifth yearly Logistics Achiever Awards, held last month at Montecasino, in Fourways, Johannesburg. Platinum awards are handed out for... 

Provider introduces new protection solutions range

By: Gia Costella     26th October 2012 Storage solutions provider APC Storage Solutions South Africa (SA) believes the South African warehousing industry is not adequately protecting its racking, shelving, forklifts and drivers from collisions, which could result in eventual racking system collapse, costly repairs and serious injury.... 

Global group brings new, improved mobility solutions to Africa

By: Gia Costella     26th October 2012 Mobility solutions provider and integrator Zetes South Africa (SA), part of the global Zetes group, carried out a national series of supply chain showcase events in August, to highlight the group’s 3i Innovation and Competence Centres across Europe, as well as its solutions and technology... 

Technologist points out importance of understanding all phases of construction

26th October 2012 The concrete used for the construction of industrial floors, like that used in warehousing, is unique and differs from the concrete used for vertical structures, says Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) concrete technologist George Evans. 

Supplier experiences success with industrial flooring system

26th October 2012 Specialised construction products supplier a.b.e Construction Chemicals, part of the Chryso Southern Africa group, says its a.b.e screed polyurethane (PU) flooring system has been specified for a variety of warehouse and factory flooring projects throughout South Africa. 

Property development company wins award

26th October 2012 Property development firm Growthpoint Properties was in May awarded the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa’s) Innovative Excellence Award in Industrial Property Development for the new warehouse it developed for furniture retail group Ellerine Holdings, in Epping, Cape Town.  

High demand for industrial stepladders

26th October 2012 Mobile elevator work platform rental company Goscor Access Rental (GAR), part of industrial services provider and retail group Imperial’s Goscor business division, reports that demand for its US-manufactured Hy-Brid HB-830 scissor lift is beyond expectation. 

Flooring specialist awarded new contract

By: Gia Costella     26th October 2012 Industrial flooring specialist Concrete Laser Flooring (CLF) has been awarded a contract to complete a 42 000 m2 floor for sugar manufacturer Illovo Sugar’s new R354-million distribution centre near Sobantu, in Pietermaritzburg. 

Steel fabricator completes building project

By: Gia Costella     26th October 2012 Structural steel specialist Portal Frame Structures, a subsidiary of the Pro Roof Steel Merchants group of companies, has supplied steel beams for the construction of a production and storage facility for steel fabricator Euro Steel, another subsidiary of Pro Roof Steel Merchants, in Duncanville,... 

Employment solutions provider highlights challenges

26th October 2012 Employment solutions provider Kempston Employment Solutions has identified the encouragement of staff to achieve maximum productivity, in spite of unchallenging and repetitive tasks, and the changing of the negative reputation labour brokers have in the market, as two of the biggest challenges it... 

Distribution warehouse completed on schedule, within budget

21st October 2011 Property firm Investec Property has announced the completion and handover of vehicle manufacturer Toyota South Africa Motors’ (TSAM’s) parts distribution centre, in Ekurhuleni, adjacent to OR Tambo International Airport, in Gauteng. 

Furniture warehouse flooring project completed

By: Celest Smith     21st October 2011 Flooring specialist Concrete Laser Flooring (CLF) has completed the refurbishment of a 15 000 m2 concrete floor at furniture company Ellerines’ warehouse facility, in Alrode, south of Johannesburg. 

Technology increases storage space

By: Celest Smith     21st October 2011 Warehousing and storage specialist African Projects Consulting (APC) Storage Solutions has relaunched its Mecalux range of moveable racking units, which now offers integration of stacker crane technology into its all-purpose Movirack solution. 

Supplier offers alternative to traditional roll-up doors

21st October 2011 Industrial curtain and door manufacturer and supplier Apex Strip Curtains & Doors has designed a smart reset door, which it says is in huge and growing demand in the industry, owing to features that streamline operations and boost safety. 

New forklift range helps to increase storage capacity

21st October 2011 Materials handling specialist Barloworld Handling has been appointed Southern African dealer for Aisle-Master very narrow aisle (VNA) articulated forklifts, which are manufactured by Ireland-based handling solutions provider Combilift. 

Automatic guided carts offer a smart solution for warehousing

21st October 2011 Engineering solutions company Bearing Man Group (BMG) has extended its range of Webb conveyor systems to include automatic guided carts, which are suitable for moving products on an assembly line and for transporting goods around a plant, distribution centre or warehouse. 

Cushion-tyre industrial trucks suitable for warehousing

21st October 2011 Durban-based materials handling equipment specialist Big Lift Trucks (BLT) has added cushion-tyre industrial trucks, which have a tight turning radius, suitable for use in warehousing, to its range of Taylor industrial forklift trucks.  

Materials handling equipment fleet selected for distribution centre

21st October 2011 Supermarket group Cambridge Food, part of the Masscash division of Massmart, has taken delivery of 24 Hyster machines from materials handling equipment specialist Barloworld Handling, for its new distribution centre, in Denver, Johannesburg. 

Biometrics revolutionises order process control

By: Henry Lazenby     29th October 2010 Access control is fast developing into a source of intelligence for employers, thanks to the biometric analysis of fingerprints, technology and services company Ideco Biometric Security Solutions COO Marius Coetzee reports.

Increased demand for outsourced warehousing solutions

By: Henry Lazenby     29th October 2010 Supply chain specialist UTi reports that many companies have emerged from the recession in a much leaner state, often necessitating them to make use of an outsourced warehousing and logistics services provider. 

Modified forklift opens up warehousing to disabled persons 

By: Henry Lazenby     29th October 2010 Independent black economically empowered Manitou machine dealer, Dezzo Equipment, reports that it has converted a Manitou CD25P forklift for use by disabled drivers. The conventional controls of the forklift, such as the pedals and other hand-operated equipment, have been replaced by a single... 

Data warehousing made accessible

By: Henry Lazenby     29th October 2010 Business intelligence and data management solutions provider EnterpriseWorx, has announced that it will be an official reseller and implementation partner for the data-warehousing tool Kognitio WX2, EnterpriseWorx MD Michael de Andrade reports. 

Innovation improves on traditional storage

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th October 2009 Warehousing and storage marketing and management company Storage Genie has introduced an innovative container, that aims to improve on the traditional methods of storing goods. 

Corrugated pallets to help reduce carbon footprint

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th October 2009 Corrugated pallet manufacturer CX Pallets, located in Johannesburg, reports that there is ever increasing pressure on companies to reduce their carbon footprint and incorporate more environment-friendly products in the supply chain. 

New R370m warehouse backbone of distribution network

30th October 2009 The local subsidiary of global fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company Unilever has opened a new R370-million warehouse, Ndlovu Park, built in Pietermaritzburg. 

Electric lift truck 
range launched

30th October 2009 With warehousing operators continually looking to achieve increased efficiency, warehousing equipment supplier Barloworld Handling has launched a next-generation electric lift truck range built to boost driver productivity.  

New logistics centre to increase capacity

30th October 2009 Power and automation technologies solutions provider ABB South Africa’s new 4 400-m² Longmeadow green building, in Gauteng, will be commissioned in November this year. 

Industry challenged, but growth expected

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th October 2009 Specialists in the transport and storage of hazardous goods Stobel Warehousing & Distribution says that, while the warehousing and storage industry is taking strain as a result of the recession, it believes that the industry has started showing signs of improvement and will be healthy again. 

South African logistics group sees real potential 
in Zimbabwe, but crisis is hurting 

By: Dennis Ndaba     16th January 2009 Logistics and supply-chain management company Imperial Logistics says that it is “doing well in Zimbabwe”, but is worried that has to rely on upfront payments because of high inflation of 231-million percent. 

Specialist supplies automated storage system

By: Loni Prinsloo     31st October 2008 A division of the APC Group of companies, APC Storage Solutions, will introduce an automated drive-in storage system, the Satellite Pallet Mole Racking System, to the South African market in January 2009. 

New storage facilities for South Africa

By: Loni Prinsloo     31st October 2008 SA Self Storage Investments (SASSI) is in the process of rolling out a number of new self storage facilities throughout South Africa. 

Property development company leads green building revolution

31st October 2008 JSE-listed property development company Growthpoint is striving to develop the first carbon-neutral industrial estate in South Africa. 

Storage company provides cool solutions

31st October 2008 Storage systems company EM Shelving & Racking has completed three large projects for fruit distribution companies in South Africa. 

Warehouse management systems improve efficiencies

By: Loni Prinsloo     31st October 2008 Technology and consulting company Virtual Supply Chain Solutions (VSc) has recently completed a successful implementation of the RedPraire warehouse management system (WMS) at a 20 000 m2 warehouse in Boksburg for South African dairy company Clover. 

Warehouse roof waterproofing proves its worth

By: Loni Prinsloo     31st October 2008 Industrial waterproofing and roofing solutions company Roof Recon reports a 100% leakproof success rate of its waterproofing system at Consol Glass' warehouse. 

Warehouse and storage facility auditing ensure safer working conditions

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     2nd November 2007 Materials handling company Swisslog is expanding its range of services to the warehousing industry by introducing an auditing system, aimed at creating a safer warehousing environment. 

New range of warehousing equipment to provide turnkey solution

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     2nd November 2007 Distributor of high-end telehandlers and rough terrain equipment company Manitou is introducing a turnkey range of warehousing equipment aimed at providing solutions to materials-handling challenges in the warehousing industry. 

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