FROM THE MM&D JULY/AUGUST 2011 PRINT EDITION
Grimsby, Ontario-based RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company, has signed an agreement to supply an automated tire palletizing system for Bridgestone in Europe. RMT’s cured tire system is an integrated network of in-feed conveyor, robotic stacker gantries, palletizing robots and unit load handling systems designed to automatically manage all the tires produced in the facility.
SeD Logistiques is deploying TAGSYS’s new FiTS solution at its distribution centre in Paris. SeD is a global third-party logistics supplier that provides storage and distribution support for a number of apparel brands. FiTS is a commercial, off-the-shelf, end-to-end supply chain system designed specifically by TAGSYS for the apparel, footwear and retail markets.
CN will build two extended sidings on its Northern Ontario main line this year, bringing its investments in seven long sidings in the corridor to over $30 million. Two additional extended sidings are planned for this main line in 2012. The line sees an average of 14 freight trains daily.
CITT has added a scholarship to academic bursaries. The National Transportation Brokers Association (NTBA) is sponsoring one scholarship of $500 available annually to a CITT candidate who has completed the transportation systems and logistics processes courses.
Ryder System Inc has expanded its full-service lease contract with CEVA Logistics, adding more than 1,000 trailers to support its domestic US ground business, including CEVA’s ground and freight management businesses.
Competec, an IT trading group, has commissioned Swisslog to install its automatic small parts and container storage system, AutoStore. The installation will begin this fall at what will become the largest electronics distribution centre in Switzerland.
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