All posts by Anne Marshall

IMHX to increase frequency to every other year

The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) is increasing it’s frequency to every two years.  This means that the next event will be 14 – 16 September 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham.   The show has been held every 3 years since it was launched in 2001 but research has demonstrated ..
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Training in Woodstock

This week we’ve been carrying out novice training in Woodstock, as well as training on customer premises in Banbury and Booker, Buckinghamshire.   Woodstock is a historic market town, just to the north of Oxford.  It grew up as a coach stop around the Royal Hunting Lodge, which later became ..
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Linde Celebrates 70 years at Basingstoke

As a regular user of Linde forklift trucks (and having four Linde trucks at our training centre near Banbury) we were interested to learn that Linde is celebrating 70 years at their Basingstoke site.   Linde has a strong heritage in the UK, they first started out in 1943 under the name of Lansi ..
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1st – 31st October – Safety Month

During October, for the last 11 years, the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has annually campaigned to help raise awareness of key issues affecting forklift truck safety.   A forklift truck is one of the most useful pieces of workplace equipment but also one of the most dangerous.  On averag ..
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Training in Kent, the Garden of England

    Yesterday we provided refresher training on a counterbalance truck at a garden centre just outside Maidstone in Kent.  We have trained on this site on a number of occasions in the past and it is always a pleasure to return to this lovely, flagship garden centre.   Maidstone is th ..
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Ladies raise money for Horton General Hospital, Banbury

  On Saturday 28th September 2019, we held the third of our Ladies forklift experience sessions at our training centre at Apollo Park, near Banbury.   We would like to thank all the ladies who attended this event for a very worthwhile cause.  We are delighted to have raised £240 for the ..
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Electric Forklifts – Lead-Acid or Lithium-ion?

With the electrification of forklift truck fleets becoming more popular, which battery technology should you choose? Lead acid or Lithium ion?   Lead-acid remains the most commercially available option, no doubt it will remain a popular choice for years to come.  Lead-acid batteries are vastly ..
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Training at London Football Club

As well as providing training on reach, counterbalance and pedestrian stacker trucks at our training centre at Apollo Park, Wroxton, near Banbury, we also carry out training on customer premises.  We recently carried out some pallet truck training at a London Football Club.  This was the second ti ..
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RTITB Annual Accreditation Audit

Today, Matt Orrin, Training Accreditation Auditor, from the Road Transport Industry Training Board visited us at our training centre to carry out our annual accreditation audit.   There is a lengthy list of requirements that need to be in place to obtain RTITB accreditation and various items ar ..
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IMHX 2019

IMHX is the largest event in the UK for professionals within the logistics, supply chain and materials handling industries.  It is held at the NEC, Birmingham from 24th – 27th September and it is free to attend, you just need to register your place by visiting the IMHX website (https://www.imhx.n ..
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