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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

Chocolate maker finds the digital sweet spot with Made Smarter

A chocolate maker, supported by Made Smarter, is poised to experience a game-changing productivity increase by automating its manufacturing process. Friars, based in Cumbria, started making its own brand of premium chocolates by hand last year, after nearly 100 years of retailing confectionery…

  • 31/03/2021

Smurfit Kappa announces €25 million Polish investment

Smurfit Kappa has announced a further investment of over €25 million at its Pruszkow ‘mega-plant’ located in central Poland. This investment forms part of the accelerated capital investment programme following the company’s €660 million equity capital raise which took…

  • 31/03/2021

Sparc & Fortress win big in commercial baking

Between them, Fortress Technology and Sparc Systems have conceived a number of inspection innovations adopted by many of the largest UK multi-site bakeries, including the Fortress Interceptor Metal Detector and Sparc’s Hestia Dough Checkweighing system. Shortly, the two companies will resolve…

  • 30/03/2021

ICS Cool Energy keeps leading UK brewery operations cool

ICS Cool Energy has helped a leading multinational brewery in Burton-on-Trent to fulfil their cold storage and process cooling needs. The brewery was looking for a partner that could answer their unique needs for cold storage within their Burton-on-Trent plant and replace the ageing, ammonia-based…

  • 25/03/2021

Amber Beverage Group invests EUR 15.5 million in automated warehouse equipment from Jungheinrich

Global spirits company Amber Beverage Group (ABG) has signed an agreement with Jungheinrich, the world’s leading manufacturer of warehousing equipment, to purchase EUR 15.5 million worth of equipment needed to build ABG’s automated high-bay warehouse in the Latvian capital Riga.

  • 17/03/2021

Tetra Pak and Rockwell Automation collaborate to advance performance for powder manufacturers

Tetra Pak and Rockwell Automation have announced a strategic business collaboration for Cheese and Powder Solutions. The combined business expertise will deliver data and technology to reduce variability and improve quality consistency, helping ensure finished products are produced sustainably and…

  • 17/03/2021

Fortress Interceptor saves pork producer’s bacon

Four Interceptor metal detectors from Fortress Technology have enabled a North American pork producer to meet its new fast-food customer’s tough requirements for accurately and reliably inspecting high volumes of bacon. Thanks to the Interceptor’s increased sensitivity and simultaneous…

  • 10/03/2021

Food and beverage stockpilers face increasing storage humidity risk

The ongoing impact of the pandemic on the food and beverage sector has left chilled and cold storage areas dangerously over capacity and vulnerable to damage caused by uncontrolled humidity levels, says a moisture control specialist. Widespread disruption to the hospitality and events industry has…

  • 15/02/2021