Warehouse staff shortages are fuelling interest in automation, artificial intelligence and robotics, according to warehousing industry experts. Rob Fisher, event director of the IMHX 2019 show, said that the logistics industry can no longer rely on simply increasing the labour force to service new contracts. “A combination of falling unemployment levels, minimum wage rises and, potentially, reduced access to migrant workers in the post-Brexit UK, has changed the cost equation. As a result, automation has stepped into the economic justification […]
Pall-Ex Group has completed the acquisition of the Fortec Distribution Network. Purchased by a new subsidiary company, For-Ex Distribution Network, it will remain trading as Fortec Distribution and operate as a separate network but be part of the overall Pall-Ex Group of companies.
Fagan & Whalley’s growth plans continue apace, with the logistics company intending to expand into additional warehousing space this spring.
Lye-based Andyfreight is looking to recruit staff and expand its premises after seeing demand soar by more than 44% during the pandemic.