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- 23 Oct 2014 ( #690 )
3 min read
The app measures the benefits provided by Trelleborg tyres.
The app measures the benefits provided by Trelleborg tyres.
Trelleborg app promotes concept to farmers
Trelleborg, Sweden

Trelleborg has launched a tyre efficiency app to promote the total cost of ownership concept to farmers. The app measures the benefits provided by a set of Trelleborg tyres for one axle in terms of cost savings and reduced working time.
Developed for farmers, contractors and specialised tyre and machinery dealers, the app enables users to select the number of hectares covered, their specific operation, working time and other parameters. The assessment is based on one year of operation and relates to a set of tyres for one axle.
Trelleborg spokesman Lorenzo Ciferri says: "For many farming professionals, upfront cost is one of the important considerations when selecting agricultural tyres. However, although costs savings may seem attractive in the short-term, they often come at the expense of whole-life costs.
"The concept of the total cost of ownership of the agricultural tyre is becoming an increasing consideration for farmers, both for the selection of the tyre brand during the purchase of a new machine and when replacing tyres."

Food Institute certifies PECO depot
Irvington, NY, United States

PECO Pallet is the first pallet company in North America to receive SQF (safe quality food) certification. The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) has certified PECO Pallet's depot in Hazleton, Pennsylvania for Level 2 HACCP-Based Food Safety Plans.
To qualify, PECO had to demonstrate that it meets certified requirements to identify hazards and minimise food safety risks in its environment and products. PECO Pallet maintains an HACCP-based food safety and quality system and was evaluated in 17 different supporting programs and procedures, ranging from sanitation and chemical controls to personnel training and transportation programs. The entire facility in Hazleton was audited, and PECO Pallet's implementation of HACCP quality systems and controls was found to meet or exceed US FDA food safety requirements.
HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and is a systematic preventive approach to food safety.

Knapp wins M&S contract
Graz, Austria

Marks & Spencer's has awarded Knapp AG a contract to design and install automated materials handling systems at its Bradford national distribution centre, expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2016.
The centre will feature a high level of automation for goods-in, decanting, storage, picking and dispatch. According to Knapp, its OSR Shuttle technology (semi-automatic picking and storage system) will provide an automated storage and retrieval system featuring transport shuttles on every level serving workstations.

UKWA office move
London, United Kingdom

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has moved offices.
The new office occupies five floors of a Georgian building, and the fully equipped meeting room facilities will be available for UKWA members to use free of charge upon request.
UKWA CEO Roger Williams says the landlord of the previous office had applied successfully for change of use, forcing the association to move. "Our new home is only a mile or so away, so we hope our members will make use of the new facilities that we can offer."
The association's new address is 11 Gower Street, London WC1E 6HB.
Telephone and fax numbers are: 020 7636 8856 and 020 7636 7865.
Email addresses for UKWA staff remain the same.
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