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1 June 2005 PR 05/45

Research aims to maximise the efficiency of home delivery

An exhibition showcasing the results of an exciting project aimed at maximising the efficiency of urban home delivery is taking place at Loughborough University next week.

More than £35bn of retail sales per year are now delivered direct to the home, and it is vital that those involved re-examine their methods in an attempt to add value, reduce costs, comply with current and future legislation, whilst also being environmentally friendly.

The Foresight Vehicle project, which is being funded by the Department of Trade and Industry and the University’s Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre, was set up to tackle these key issues.

The main aims of the project are to provide the underpinning knowledge and vehicle technology to reduce the costs and environmental impact, and improve the agility and effectiveness of urban product delivery systems. Several organisations are involved in the research, including Loughborough University’s Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, the John Lewis Partnership, RFID Components Ltd and Pera Innovation.

The e-FLEX exhibition, which is being held on campus in the Sir Denis Rooke Building, Holywell Park, on Tuesday June 7, will feature the findings of this successful project. The event will include contributions from all the project partners and is open from 10.30am until 4pm.

If you would like to attend the exhibition please contact Kathryn Latham by emailing K.L.Latham@lboro.ac.uk or calling 01509 227671 by Friday June 3.


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Notes to editors

1. Event programme:

10:30 - Registration, Coffee
11:00 - Introduction Dr Peter Davies CEO Pera (Foresight Vehicle Member)
11:05 - Keynote speech (Martin Jones, Head of Logistics Policy, DfT)
11:20 - Dennis Lynch The project results and impacts
12:00 - Buffet lunch available
16:00 - Close

2. More details about the exhibition can be found by visiting:

3. Loughborough has an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement. Assessments of teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency place Loughborough in the top flight of UK universities, and industry highlights Loughborough in its top five for graduate recruitment. Around 45% of the University’s income is for research. The University has been awarded four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes: for its collaboration with aerospace and automotive companies such as BAE Systems, Ford and Rolls Royce; for its work in developing countries; for pioneering research in optical engineering; and for its world-leading role in sports research, education and development.

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