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Cockayne Systems appoint Managing Director following significant new client wins

Cockayne Systems, a joint venture between Edwards Engineering and DPS Group, has announced the appointment of Donald Ross as Managing Director following a number of significant new client wins with independent distilleries, larger spirits groups and bottlers. With over 50 years’ experience…

  • 22/06/2021

Getting started with food digitalisation

The food and beverage industry is one where innovation in product development or design can boast a significant competitive advantage. As such, it’s no surprise that food manufacturers are increasingly considering digitalisation of operations to augment adaptability, improve throughput and…

  • 26/05/2021

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…

  • 14/05/2021

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