20-May-2013 - Family-owned Roberts Bakery is investing £10M in building a third new bakery at its Northwich site to meet expected growth in demand for its plant bread.
10-May-2013 - Bakery ingredients firm British Bakels is splashing out £2.5M on new plant, equipment and premises at its Bicester site, bosses have revealed.
07-May-2013 - The food and beverage manufacturing sector will continue to be a core focus for German engineering giant Siemens, as news emerged that it planned to exit its water treatment solutions business.
30-Apr-2013 - For firms seeking to reduce labour costs and improve efficiency, packaging automation is a logical step. But with many smaller companies strapped for cash and starved of loans, could equipment rental prove to be the rational route to avoid capital expenditure?
30-Apr-2013 - Ultrasonic technology uses the high frequency oscillation of the Sonotrode (cutting blade) to pass through product quickly and cleanly. This process can portion soft, sticky and delicate products that are prone to damage by traditional cutting systems. The high-frequency blade flank surface and tip oscillations, combined with reduced reactive cutting forces, mean products can be cut and portioned cleanly without smearing or crushing.
30-Apr-2013 - Increasing demand for ready meals inspired one of Ireland's largest poultry processors to invest in new production lines, which were installed by Marel Townsend Further Processing.
30-Apr-2013 - Stable Micro Systems has launched the Meullenet-Owens Razor Shear (MORS) blade - a tool for measuring poultry tenderness.
30-Apr-2013 - Processing up to nine tonnes of fresh vegetables for the retail and catering sectors seven days a week, demands impeccable hygiene and safety from Express Potato Supply of Weymouth.
30-Apr-2013 - UK food and drink manufacturers are finally waking up to the merits of automation, judging by the number of exhibits featuring robots at the forthcoming Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition. The event takes place at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre from June 4-6.
25-Apr-2013 - Olympus Automation has claimed its acquisition of the rights to sell the novel PDX sonic mixing and cooking technology from failed company Pursuit Dynamics, will improve its uptake and could save food and drink firms millions of pound through reduced processing costs.
16-Apr-2013 - Burton’s Biscuit Company is investing £13.5M in its manufacturing operations to enhance production, support new product development, and meet growing demand for its biscuits.
02-Apr-2013 - Rexam Beverage Can will produce cans for Finland's original energy drink brand Battery at its new plant at Mäntsälä in Finland.
02-Apr-2013 - The brewer of the Bombardier, McEwan's, Estrella Damm and Kirin Ichiban brands says the installation of five new Domino A-series A420i and two new A300+ Opaque continuous ink jet printers has almost paid for itself after a year.
02-Apr-2013 - The distinct heritage feel to Edwin Holden's Bottling Company is deceptive as it recently invested in a Kawasaki Robotics palletising robot for its processing line.
02-Apr-2013 - German machinery manufacturer Krones has reported winning sales of its technology for handling mineral water, soft drinks, milk, beer and edible oil. It sold more than 500 systems featuring a Contiform Bloc and an ErgoBloc L to the beverage industry by the end of 2012. Most of the Contiform monoblocs delivered so far are currently operating in China.
02-Apr-2013 - A Swiss vacuum cooling system designed to cut energy costs and baking times is now available in the UK and Ireland from Epsom-based European Process Plant (EEP).
02-Apr-2013 - Cleanbake says its new UK licence to introduce Coatresa's Testrong Industrial Bakeware - a new generation of non-stick coatings developed for the bakery and pastry industry - ends the monopoly in the UK market
12-Mar-2013 - The prospects for food and drink factory automation could be much brighter, following Siemens Industry's extension of its Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal engineering framework. A number of new functions add power and efficiency to the existing framework's capabilities.
11-Mar-2013 - A former west Yorkshire food manufacturer — Andrew Jones Pies, of Huddersfield, which is now in administration — has been ordered to pay £375,000, after a gas explosion ripped through its bakery oven, killing a father of two and seriously injuring another worker.
05-Mar-2013 - Cranswick Country Foods has been ordered to pay £22,700, after its prosecution for safety failings that led to a worker receiving a serious head injury.
04-Mar-2013 - Marel has boosted the versatility of its PolySlicer 1000 with the addition of a new interleaver that enables the machine to slice and interleave up to 700 slices a minute.
04-Mar-2013 - Len Wright Salads has eliminated the potential for fresh produce contamination and extended shelf-life by replacing the traditional circular blade method of 'top and tailing' celery with the latest Water Jet technology.
28-Feb-2013 - The Edrington Group – the maker of Famous Grouse whisky – has been ordered to pay a £40,000 fine, after safety breaches forced two workers to flee a warehouse fire.
25-Feb-2013 - 2 Sisters Food Group is getting its business ready to create up to 500 new jobs throughout 2013 as a result of winning significant new business, including a multimillion-pound contract to supply poultry to Sainsbury.
22-Feb-2013 - A sweet manufacturer has been ordered to pay £6,375 after a worker’s hand was crushed when he tried to clear a jammed machine.