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IAG Cargo ships over 2,000 tonnes of asparagus in 2021

IAG Cargo flew 2,361 tonnes of asparagus to the UK and Europe between January and April this year – a record for the business. This represents an 86% increase in demand compared to the 1,270 tonnes it shipped in the same period in 2020. Between the 11 – 19th of April, 59,249 kilos of…

  • 4 days ago

AVEVA and PlanetTogether to optimise Food & Beverage and consumer packaged goods manufacturing operations

AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, has strategically partnered with PlanetTogether, the leading Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) platform provider, to bring scheduling optimisation capabilities to manufacturers looking to…

  • 29/04/2021

Branston starts on site at new £6m potato protein facility

Work has started on a new £6m facility, which will be used to extract high grade plant protein from potatoes, at Branston's site in Lincolnshire. (L-R) Vee Gururajan, director at B-hive, Tom Britton, engineering manager at Branston Prepared, Richard Fell, managing director at Branston…

  • 28/04/2021

Alfa Laval partners with Sycamore Process Engineering

Alfa Laval has partnered with Sycamore Process Engineering to help reduce the carbon footprint of dairy, food and beverage processes across the UK and Ireland. The partnership aims to utilise the combined knowledge of both companies to support process solutions that are more cost effective and…

  • 26/04/2021

A pizza challenge for Control Freaks

Accredited automation ‘solutions provider’ Control Freaks has applied the latest Mitsubishi Electric PLC technology to solve production challenges and increase competitiveness for Bakkavor’s Lincolnshire based pizza production facility. Bakkavor, the leading provider of fresh…

  • 23/04/2021

Union Industries supplies and installs 40 rapid-roller doors at Princes food production site

Union Industries, the UK’s leading manufacturer of high-speed industrial doors, has completed one of its largest individual projects with the supply and installation of 40 of its rapid-roller doors at Princes Group UK’s (Princes) food production site in Long Sutton. Having supplied…

  • 15/04/2021

Amcor partners with Nestlé to bring sustainable packaging to shelves

Amcor has leveraged its global R&D resources to help Nestlé put enviro-conscious consumers first, by making Smarties the first confectionery brand to move to recyclable paper packaging in Australia. The new packaging is made from sustainably sourced thermoformable paper and is dynamic…

  • 14/04/2021

An IT recipe for success

A world of opportunity is opening up for smaller and more specialist food and beverage producers – but only if their manufacturing and business information systems are fit for purpose, explains Karl H. Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy.com. Even before the pandemic, food retailers were…

  • 14/04/2021

BYD and Budweiser China team-up to promote the global revolution of green logistics

On April 13th, BYD and Budweiser China signed a strategic cooperation agreement at the BYD global headquarters in Shenzhen. Budweiser China will take the lead by purchasing BYD Q3 heavy-duty electric trucks according to the agreement, and will deploy these trucks in its breweries in Foshan…

  • 14/04/2021

Hygiene hacks to keep food safety intact

From Mrs Hinch’s army of global advocates to thousands of inventive TikTokkers sharing their lockdown ‘tidy tips’, the pandemic has heightened awareness on hygiene compliance and personal responsibility. Contaminant detection specialist Fortress Technology shares simple ways that…

  • 07/04/2021