Can I buy packing trolleys built to order?

In busy warehouses, packing trolleys are essential equipment. Trolleys come in many sizes and designs, but sometimes a business needs a custom trolley built to (more…)

Can I have custom designed clothes rails?

Steely Products manufactures and supplies a wide selection of clothes rails for the garment industry. Sometimes, a client finds that none of the standard clothes rails exactly matches their needs. This is when they require a (more…)

Will micro fulfillment centres replace large warehouses?

Takeoff, a company in Boston, USA, has developed what they call micro fulfillment centres, small automated grocery fulfilment centres which are designed to be set up in or next to existing supermarkets.

Online orders are (more…)

Human interaction still needed in automated warehouses, says tech expert

Siwaj Rojanatemsak, Country Manager of Thailand, Zebra Technologies Asia-Pacific, has recognised that automation has benefited warehouses, but he (more…)

Sack trolleys – an old technology that works

Sack trolleys are a material handling solution that dates from the 18th Century that is still in widespread use today.

There are many (more…)

Creating a bespoke packing station

A lot of businesses with a packing area use standard packing tables, but sometimes standard equipment is not the best. This is when you need a (more…)

HSE advises a fresh approach to manual handling

New advice recently issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggest that rather than relying on an off-the-shelf training package for manual handling, where techniques are standardised to cover all eventualities, employers instead (more…)

Moving towards more environmentally friendly steel

Tubular steel is used to manufacture material handling and storage equipment, since it is a strong lightweight material and is sustainable. After equipment fabricated from tubular steel comes to the end of its life, the (more…)

Garment rails – a simple but timeless solution for hanging clothes

Garment rails are a simple but elegant solution to keeping clothes neat, tidy and clean. A rail attached to two posts and coat hangers offers a simple way to hang clothes to (more…)

Tips to improve warehouse maintenance and save money

The warehouse industry has undergone some major changes in recent years; with the rapid growth of e-commerce, JIT stock inventory and next day (more…)

Why tubular steel is better than plastic for handling equipment

Tubular steel is a versatile material that can be used to construct material storage and handling equipment such as tables, trolleys, racks and garment rails. An alternative material is plastic, but there are several reasons why (more…)

Six steps to designing the perfect packing table station

A tubular steel packing table is simple and straightforward technology, but not just any table is suitable. Picking and packing operations vary, even within the same warehouse that has different packing areas. To (more…)