Annual rack auditing necessary for compliance with work safety

Annual rack auditing necessary for compliance with work safety

Businesses that use storage equipment have the prime responsibility for the safety of people working near the storage equipment and for its safe working condition. The safety in use of storage equipment serviced by forklift trucks or other mechanical handling equipment requires special attention.

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Space-efficient ColbyRACK system optimises new Malmar DC storage

Space-efficient ColbyRACK system optimises new Malmar DC storage

Malmar Enterprises, one of Australia’s leading wholesale distributors of gifts, novelty products, toys and homewares, has developed a purposebuilt distribution centre (DC) at Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast featuring ColbyRACK pallet and carton storage systems.

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Stronger, Safer Storage: The advantages of locally made rack

Stronger, Safer Storage: The advantages of locally made rack

Warehouse storage system upgrades can be a costly exercise. In a highly competitive landscape, Australian and New Zealand businesses cannot afford to make the wrong decision about their new racking system and risk a lengthy roll-out, expensive modifications, or worse, a collapse. Making the wrong decision about your storage solution will inevitably lead to missing out on the desired speedy return on investment (ROI) and risk the safety of your staff.  

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The KION Group enters a new era by successfully completing its acquisition of Dematic

The KION Group enters a new era by successfully completing its acquisition of Dematic

Starting a new chapter in the global supply chain industry, the KION Group has successfully completed its landmark acquisition of Dematic. The purchase makes the KION Group one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions with a unique and comprehensive portfolio of products ranging from forklift trucks to fully automated material handling solutions. 

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KION Group to become a global leader in intralogistics solutions by acquiring Dematic

KION Group to become a global leader in intralogistics solutions by acquiring Dematic

The KION GROUP AG (“KION Group”), already one of the two largest suppliers of forklift trucks, warehouse equipment and related services, will become one of the leading global providers of intelligent intralogistics solutions by acquiring Dematic, a best-in-class automation provider and specialist in supply chain optimisation.

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All racks are not created equal

All racks are not created equal

The availability of imported "brand-compatible" racking in the Australian marketplace has increased over recent years. There is no shortage of statements and certificates from the manufacturers and suppliers claiming adherence to Australian and international standards. In some instances, published frame load capacities have been proven to significantly overstate the true capacities. These are serious concerns for the industry. 

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Raising Storage Expectations: Making The Most Of Your DC With A Raised Storage Solution

Raising Storage Expectations: Making The Most Of Your DC With A Raised Storage Solution

Australian warehouses and distribution centres (DCs) are under pressure like never before in efficiently storing goods and distributing goods to customers on time and in the right condition. Meeting increasingly disparate delivery schedules and stocking a wider range of SKUs to accommodate changing consumer demands and acquisitions create a range of trying operational issues. While much attention in the industry is given to better management of workflows and people to ensure the ongoing efficiency of the DC, one of the most critical aspects of warehouse operations is how to better utilise available, unused storage space.

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