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DUO PLAST presents German Technology Centre for Load Unit & Cargo...

DUO PLAST are presenting their German Technology Centre for Load Unit & Cargo Security - ensuring maximum safety troughout the supply chain.

Slipped packaged goods, crooked pallets and damaged products are often caused by the transport of goods. With their unique testing technologies, the Technology Centre can simulate horizontal and vertical influences in combination with pitch & roll movements on the load unit realistically. Based on these “field-to-lab” simulations holistic optimisation concepts can be developed, which improve the load unit security sustainably and ensure the customer maximum safety during the transportation.

As a result of the increasing global transport volume, security in the movement of goods becomes more and more important. This development also can be seen in the raised appearance of legal regulations, which obligate the companies to a proper securing of the cargo. But load security already starts with a secure and stable load unit. A stable load unit is already the foundation for a secure transport. Certainly in practice, the real effects on a load unit during the transport process were underestimated the most. Such a neglect leads to accidents, which provoke personal injuries or material damages and as a result cost-intensive legal consequence for the company's management team.

To reduce the cost-intensive consequences of an insufficient load unit security and to secure a transport for all participants a proper load securing has to start with load unit security. This is the starting point for the German Technology Centre for Load Unit & Cargo Security. The Technology Centre checks, develops and audits load security concepts for dispatchers, logistics companies and institutions. By using the unique testing technology of the Technology Centre neutral and individual optimisation concepts for a single load unit can be developed. These concepts assure the customers a legal load unit packaging and maximum safety.

The German Technology Centre for Load Unit & Cargo Security is officially accredited as Laboratory for Packaging Tests by the German accreditation body DAkkS. The accreditation is an official seal of quality which assures the operations according to national and international auditing standards. Furthermore, the accreditation guarantees independent operations with objective results. This sign of quality ensures validated testing results towards the customers, which also can be issued as recognised certificates. Due to the authorisation of the Technology Centre the certificates were recognised by international authorities.

New UK dealer for Loadmac Truck Mounted Forklifts

Loadmac, the UK’s only manufacturer of Truck Mounted Forklifts, has teamed up with specialist lorry loader experts Plant Equipment.

Plant Equipment are based near Derby just off of Junction 28 of the M1. Established for over 30 years, with a well-equipped 10,000 sq feet modern installation workshop, Plant Equipment’s 26 staff supply, fit and service cranes for some of the biggest crane users in the UK so becoming the UK Sales and Service Dealer for Loadmac is the natural next chapter in Plant Equipment's success.

Nigel Crook, Managing Director of Plant Equipment, says, “We have an excellent reputation for offering innovative one stop shop”total solutions, so the Loadmac product fits greatly with our skills and resources. I personally embraced this opportunity and I am delighted to be working with Loadmac.”

Richard Williams, General Manager of Loadmac Truck Mounted Forklifts, has been heavily involved with assisting Plant Equipment to become the new UK sales and support operation. He says, “The combination of Plant Equipment’s modern installation workshop, engineers, and UK wide mobile service resource will take the support of Loadmac truck mounted forklifts in the UK to a new level.”

Plant Equipment engineers have been trained at the Loadmac factory in Herefordshire, where Loadmac truck mounted forklifts are manufactured and exported all over the globe, as well as manufactured for the home UK market.

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DBL Logistics moved into its flagship £2million 33,550sqft Huntsman Depot in October 2013 in a deal supported by HSBC. Planning permission has now been secured for the second phase of the company’s expansion.

Phase two will see the company’s loading capacity double with the creation of a new loading bay and parking area at the rear of its depot on Tinsley Park Road.

Work will now commence on the development after the company secured a £300,000 finance package from HSBC.

The expansion comes after a period of sustained growth for DBL Logistics, with a 35% increase in sales for the financial year end in August 2013 to the year ending August 2014, and a projected further increase of 18% for the current financial year.

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