Quick questions with Chris Middleton, Managing Director of Interroll Ltd

Can you please share a little about yourself with our visitors?

I joined Interroll Ltd as Managing Director in 2006, previously I was Managing Director and partner of BDL Drum Motors Ltd and I have over 45 years’ experience in the industry. Interroll is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of key products for unit load handling systems, internal logistics and automation.

Can you please tell us why you chose to exhibit at IntraLogisteX 2018?

This will be the third time that we have exhibited at IntraLogisteX. This particular exhibition platform has a strict end user visitor policy, which ensures our time exhibiting is spent with key decision makers that have a requirement and intent to purchase. In previous years we have received many leads that converted into orders for all three divisions of our company: Dynamic Storage, Automation and Component parts, proving the exhibition is a worthwhile investment.

What will you be sharing with visitors to the exhibition?

Interroll will present cutting edge conveying technology and a comprehensive range of dynamic storage solutions for pallet live and carton live buffer and order picking. In particular we will showcase Pallet Roller Flow storage featuring the unique Magnetic Speed Controller 80 that significantly reduces the risk of damaging goods conveyed on gravity roller conveyor sections and is maintenance free, easy to install and highly efficient.

What would your top tip be for visitors looking to improve efficiency in their warehouse/plant in 2018?

Use your visit to the exhibition wisely, spend your valuable time engaging with industry leading companies who can offer a full range of Automation products that can improve overall efficiency and offer a fast return on investment.

What do you feel are the biggest challenges facing the industry at the moment?

Brexit is creating economic uncertainty both in the UK and Europe. This has a potential to stall investment. It has also led to labour movement: less availability and increased labour rates which increases the need for fully automated systems, a potential huge opportunity for our industry.