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Wincanton Innovation Centre showcase Magway’s magnetic propulsion technology


Press Release - 13 June 2024 - Magway Limited, a pioneering developer of zero-emission goods transport systems, is set to showcase its innovative magnetic propulsion bulk material handling technology at Wincanton’s W² Innovation Centre.


Magway’s cutting-edge technology, designed to enhance the sustainability and efficiency of bulk material transport, will be showcased at Wincanton’s state-of-the-art Innovation Centre in Rockingham. This centre, adjacent to The WEB – Wincanton’s automated shared user facility for high volume fulfillment, is a hub for the latest in supply chain innovation which benefits Britain’s businesses.


For six years, Magway has been at the forefront of magnetic propulsion, continuously pushing boundaries and refining its system. Magway’s technology enables precise control over the horizontal and vertical movement of loads up to 250kg, with a throughput capacity of 1,000 tonnes per hour. Remarkably, the system operates at less than 20% of the energy and operating costs of traditional solutions, while producing zero emissions.


Phill Davies, CEO of Magway, stated:

“Every year, over 100 billion tonnes of bulk materials—equivalent to two-thirds the mass of Mount Everest—are transported globally using traditional conveyors and trucks. In order to achieve net zero, businesses need to innovate in their supply chain processes and embrace new technologies.  Our system offers a compelling alternative, providing unparalleled efficiency and sustainability.

“This is the first Magway demonstrator outside of our own controlled test environment, and we’re extremely excited to showcase our technology and vision for sustainable, efficient bulk material movement. Working with these leading organizations, we can ‘Move Mountains Together’.”


Magway’s initiative is supported by industry leaders including GRS, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Mackley Engineering, KPMG and NatWest.


Paul Durkin, Chief Customer and Innovation Officer, at Wincanton commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Magway and its cutting-edge magnetic propulsion technology to our Innovation Centre. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do for our customers, and we are committed to collaborating with global innovators like Magway to drive emerging technology and sustainability in supply chain and logistics. Since its opening in 2021, our Innovation Centre has welcomed over 5,000 visitors, and we look forward to many more experiencing this new technology.”


Gary Coles, Integrated Solutions Director at GRS Roadstone, said:

“As a supplier of essential bulk materials for UK construction, we’re always looking for innovations to improve efficiency and support our journey to net zero. As soon as we heard about Magway, we were keen to get involved. We’re excited to see how this remarkable technology could improve material movement at one of London’s busiest processing plants.”

 

NatWest's Clean Transport Accelerator, in partnership with WMG, recently welcomed Magway into its fold. This fully funded program provides specialised support to businesses developing clean transport solutions, facilitating the rapid deployment of innovative ideas into the market.

Richard Hill, Head of Mobility and Logistics at NatWest, remarked:

“Magway’s transformation from concept to a sustainable business model has the potential to revolutionise the bulk goods movement. The accelerator is dedicated to nurturing ventures like Magway, ensuring swift market entry and maximizing the benefits of groundbreaking innovations for the UK.”


About Magway

Headquartered in Wembley, London, Magway is a pioneering zero-emissions magnetic propulsion material handling system, revolutionising bulk material movement in the construction and mining sectors. Committed to a sustainable future, Magway’s innovative solutions aim to meet global net-zero targets by 2050.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Magway: Vanya Milovanovic 

T: +44 7882419767


About Wincanton

Wincanton is a leading British supply chain solutions company. The Group provides business critical services including storage, handling and distribution; high volume efulfilment; retailer ‘dark stores’; two-person home delivery; fleet and transport management; and network optimisation for many of the UK’s best-known companies. It is active across a range of markets including food and consumer goods; retail and manufacturing; eCommerce; the public sector; major infrastructure; building materials; fuel; and defence. With almost 100 years’ heritage, Wincanton's 20,300-strong team operates from more than 160 sites across the country, responsible for 7,400 vehicles.

In February 2024, the Board of Wincanton reached agreement with GXO Logistics on an offer for GXO to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Wincanton for £764m. The offer was accepted by shareholders, and the acquisition was completed on 29 April 2024. Wincanton and GXO are currently still operating as separate entities, pending the approval of the UK Competition and Markets Authority.


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