moving automated fulfilment from strategy to execution The growing demand for e-grocery services is driving increased consideration of automated micro fulfillment centres (MFCs) and e-grocery fulfillment centres (EFCs) says Cuong Vo, head of sales and consulting Australia and New Zealand at Swisslog. The MFC concept first surfaced as a strategy for automating e-grocery fulfilment inContinue reading “THE E-GROCERY EVOLUTION:”

Datalogic ultra-rugged industrial scanners

Datalogic, a global supplier in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, is introducing its new PowerScan 9600 series of industrial handheld scanners for manufacturing, warehousing, and retail environments. The new scanners – available in corded or cordless models – are designed to enhance productivity and efficiency through best-in-class scanning performances, and a reducedContinue reading “Datalogic ultra-rugged industrial scanners”

Roundabout puts SH22 on road to safety

Safety improvements have come full circle on SH22, with a notorious intersection known for risky manoeuvres and crashes replaced with a $16.4 million roundabout. The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency project saw the old “Give Way” intersection at SH22/Glenbrook Road replaced with a roundabout, making the route immediately safer by reducing speeds, and eliminating dangerousContinue reading “Roundabout puts SH22 on road to safety”

Rail on the rebuild post Budget 2022

Budget 2022 keeps the rebuild of our national railway on track with $661.5 million allocated for rail, KiwiRail acting chief executive David Gordon says. The investment includes $312.3 million to continue the Government’s commitment to raising the standard of the national rail network and $349.2 million to complete the like-for-like replacement of KiwiRail’s aging locomotivesContinue reading “Rail on the rebuild post Budget 2022”

New partnership to provide strategic advisory service

Argon & Co and Colliers join forces to deliver new industrial service in New Zealand. Industrial advisory specialist Colliers and supply chain expert Argon & Co have announced what the two-companies say is an industry-first collaboration to provide a full end-to-end industrial advisory service across New Zealand and Australia (ANZ). The partnership will see leadingContinue reading “New partnership to provide strategic advisory service”

Group calls for detail on freight emissions

National Road Carriers is seeking more detail of the Government’s plans to cut freight emissions by 35% by 2035 by using low emissions trucks to transport food and other products. It says the Government’s Emission Reduction Plan for transport focused almost entirely on personal transport, with just one bullet point committing $20 million to accelerateContinue reading “Group calls for detail on freight emissions”

NZ’sfirst green hydron refuelling site breaks ground

Construction of New Zealand’s first high-capacity green hydrogen refuelling station in Palmerston North has begun. The site, adjacent to Palmerston North Airport, is the first of four hydrogen refuelling stations to be developed by innovative Kiwi energy companies Hiringa Energy and Waitomo Group. The partners are building New Zealand’s first nationwide hydrogen refuelling network. AndrewContinue reading “NZ’sfirst green hydron refuelling site breaks ground”


DIVERSITY THE CHALLENGE AND CHAMPION IN TRUCKING Driving diversity in trucking, Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand (Transporting New Zealand) and Teletrac Navman have brought a “ground-breaking initiative” to the road transport industry in New Zealand to drive diversity The 2022 Driving Change Diversity Programme – which has just closed for nomination – will developContinue reading “DRIVING CHANGE…”