Warmley-based Hare Brewery is owned by Bath Ales, which was bought by St Austell Brewery in 2016

Hare Brewery recovers after chemical spill

By James Ridler

Brewing has resumed at Bath Ale’s Hare Brewery after emergency services attended a chemical spill there that forced the evacuation of 25 staff, three of which were treated for breathing difficulties.

A wearable robotic exoskeleton for factory use has been developed by Comau

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Robotic exoskeleton developed for factory use

By James Ridler

A new wearable robotic exoskeleton designed to support factory workers engaged in manual activities has been debuted by automated systems developer Comau.

Average salaries for food and drink engineers grew in 2018

Pay boost for food and drink engineers

By James Ridler

Wages for engineers in the food and drink manufacturing sector have risen since last year, according to a survey of UK engineering workers.

Key Technology has introduced Sort-to-Grade software

Key Technology adds new sorting software

By Ellie Woollven

Key Technology is introducing its Sort-to-Grade (STG) software to its VeryX digital sorters, which handle wet and frozen potato strips.

A big driver of investment in processing lines is the move to more automated systems


Processing lines: automation to the rescue

By Alyson Magee

Alongside requirements for safety, efficiency and cost-saving, suppliers are seeing rising demand for labour-saving automation and kit to address specific market trends.

The new £1.3M distribution centre will create 100 jobs

Palethorpes Bakery creates 100 jobs

By Michelle Perrett

Addo Food Group-owned Palethorpes Bakery has opened a new £1.3m distribution centre at its site in Market Drayton, creating 100 new jobs.

Clark: ‘food and drink as being one of most important sectors of the future’

Greg Clark: food industry ‘on verge of revolution’

By Rod Addy

The Government’s chief scientific adviser has been tasked with advising on ways to “significantly raise productivity across the whole food production system”, according to business secretary Greg Clark.

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