Monthly Archives: July 2013

Logistex secures refurbishment and modernisation order from Shop Direct

Shop Direct, which includes well-known household brands such as Littlewoods, Very and Isme has commissioned Logistex Ltd. to complete a refurbishment and modernisation project on their automated warehouse cranes.

Their distribution centre in Shaw, Oldham has 19 mini load cranes originally manufactured by Cleco, the historical company name of Logistex.

Over the next four months Logistex Engineers will visit the site and complete phase one of the refurbishment and modernisation of the 19 cranes.

The mini load cranes are part of Shop Direct’s Bulk Carton Store (BCS) that stores cartons containing merchandise for their online retail business.

Logistex have a strong history in refurbishments and modernisations and have completed similar projects for other businesses such as United Biscuits and the MOD.

At Logistex we understand that material handling equipment is only paying for itself when it’s running. When it stops unexpectedly it very quickly starts to cost your business dearly. Equipment that has been running for some time, wears and begins to encounter an increasing risk from obsolescence.

Equipment obsolescence is a major concern today. Technology moves forward at pace and suddenly finding that equipment on your system is no longer available can result in long downtime with extensive cost impact to your business.

Undertaking a refurbishment and modernisation is also an opportunity to improve. We seek to improve equipment performance as a part of any refurbishment or modernisation. This can often help to justify the investment as the performance improvements deliver tangible benefits other than just risk avoidance.

Logistex have extensive refurbishment and modernisation experience and can undertake part or full refurbishments to a wide range of systems and equipment whether it is Logistex equipment or not. We project manage and plan the works around your operation to minimise disruption to your business.

We carry out refurbishment and modernisations to a wide range of MHE including:

• Manual cranes

• Automated cranes

• Mini load crane systems

• Sortation systems

• Conveying systems

• Picking systems

• Very Narrow Aisle (VNA)

• Fork Lift Trucks

Logistex’s LWS Analytex goes mobile

Logistex’s industry leading business intelligence tool is now available to mobile tablet users on Apple and Android devices.

Complementing LWS Reflex, Analytex provides full operational warehouse data on screen in graphical, easy-to-read detail. Its many features provide users with outstanding levels of warehouse data control and management, delivering all the information needed for continuous improvements in service and productivity.

Warehouse Management can be a complicated business. Complicated systems can produce complicated data. LWS Analytex turns that data into information. Information which helps you to improve your operation.

Created by the same UK team that develops the industry leading WMS, Operations teams can use the KPI dashboards to quickly identify bottlenecks , reassign resource and check progress.


Managers can create, configure, customise and save their own reports, giving unrivaled access to trends and historical information.

The LWS Analytex tool is now available on mobile tablet devices, making it simpler for Operations teams to run reports on the move and fix any operational problems as quickly as possible. The mobile version simply needs an internet connection to enable reporting and therefore can be used and viewed anywhere in the world, no matter how far from the operation.

For more information contact the LWS Reflex team on 01536 480 600 or at

Logistex launches new look and feel website

Here at Logistex we are proud to announce the launch of our new look and feel website.

Designed and produced by an in house team, the site boasts a new design and layout to mirror the style of Logistex as a brand and a business.

Within the site is all the information you need to learn what Logistex has to offer, as well as informational Industry News and Case Studies from some of our valued customers.

We also have a new Whitepapers section containing articles written by our in house team of experts, which cover everything from support to software.


You can find out what we have been up to here at Logistex by visiting the Blog where we have stories of success, events and our team.

Logistex is an industry leading integrator of warehouse solutions and warehouse management systems as well as providing comprehensive engineering support services keeping hundreds of warehouses across the country running. To find out what we can do for you log onto the new site at and contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.