Press release - 13 June 2024

Wincanton Innovation Centre showcases Magway magnetic propulsion technology

Wincanton, a leading supply chain partner for UK business, is showcasing innovative magnetic propulsion bulk material handling technology from Magway Limited, a pioneering developer of zero-emission goods transport systems.

Wincanton is committed to embracing new technology, learning from external experts, and delivering enhanced transport solutions for customers. In line with this approach, Magway’s cutting-edge technology, designed to amplify the sustainability and efficiency of bulk material transport, will feature at Wincanton’s state-of-the-art W² Innovation Centre in Rockingham. This centre, adjacent to The WEB, Wincanton’s automated shared user facility for high volume efulfilment, 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. The system operates at less than 20% of the energy and operating costs of traditional solutions, while producing zero emissions.

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

“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 advance 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 in the future.”

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’.”


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