UK advanced manufacturing can support sustainable regional and national economic growth, but it will necessitate long-term political vision, according to leaders from the UK’s top manufacturing sectors.
Baris Kavakli, managing director of Portera B.V, looks at why IoT-enabled manufacturers are swimming against a tide of information from the shop floor and how they can begin to reorganise outdated workflows to make better use of data.
Are food manufacturers ready for fully automated production lines and can robots be the solution to making this a reality? Chris Froud, partner and patent attorney specialising in robotics and automation at European Intellectual Property Firm Withers...
Ryan Guthrie – executive vice president at the Shibaura Machine robot distributor TM Robotics – explains why robot-assisted quality-sorting is one of the most effectively ways to improve food traceability.
In a recent webinar, Food Manufacture brought together four leaders from industry to discuss the latest tools and systems emerging to help mitigate against our biggest food safety challenges. Here’s the highlights…
This year’s Food Safety Briefing theme is science and data – with four special guest experts from Mars Global Food Safety Center, the Food Standards Agency, Unibloc, and Imprint Analytics joining us to share their knowledge.
Representatives from across the meat processing industry descended on the Butcher’s Hall in London yesterday (June 27) to learn about Meat Industry 2.0 and the role of automation and cultured meat in the future of the sector at the British Meat Processor’s...
In light of global supply chain and labour challenges in manufacturing and the demand this has created for digital transformation, IFS has signed an agreement to purchase ‘Connected Worker’ tech platform Poka.
Josephine Coombe, chief commercial officer at Nulogy, Europe, discusses the potential of digitalisation in outsourced food production and how it can improve all the key functions in a day-to-day co-packing environment.
Cybersecurity expert Greg Crowley, chief information security officer for eSentire, talks through the types of cyber attacks you may be vulnerable to and simple ways of protecting your business operations.
Despite headwinds, food and beverage brands are spending more in new production development and contract manufacturing, and keen to embrace automation to relieve stress following historic global supply chain challenges.
Bethan Grylls hears from a variety of thought-leaders working in food and drink, as they detail the intricacies of food insecurity and how business leaders can start to weave robust supply chain plans into their future.
The annual, intimate Business Leaders Forum gave way to a frank and honest discussion, as leaders from the across the UK came together to highlight the many challenges food and drink manufacturers now face, the mistakes made, and what we must do now.
Last week at our annual Business Leaders Forum, experts came together to discuss the most pressing topics, including the very real threat of cyberattacks. Here we hear how it can impact a business and some top tips for securing your operations.
With the simultaneous pressures weighing down the food and drink system, manufacturers must be prepared to embrace new technologies to ensure safe and secure production. Tom Hollands of Raynor Foods reveals how…
Avara Foods's Wednesbury factory illustrates the company’s parallel priorities of investing in people and transformative technology, both of which are essential in the middle of the skills crisis, operations director Phil Davidson explains.
Materials handling and storage has faced pressures ranging from lack of labour and climate impact to soaring costs and supply chain volatility in the past year, but as always the food industry has proved inventive.
Veracruz Almonds is boosting traceability by implementing blockchain technology at its estates in Idanha-a-Nova and Fundão, Portugal in preparation for expanding its exports to distributors and suppliers in the UK and Europe.
Sheffield Hallam’s National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) and the University of Bradford’s Faculty of Engineering have secured a £618k grant to support biscuit and wafer manufacturer Rakusen’s growth and sustainability plans.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced a 5p per litre fuel duty cut, 0% VAT on domestic renewable energy installations and a doubling of the Household Support Fund to help tackle soaring bills.
Challenges with the marketing of careers in the food industry, and the potential of artificial intelligence in food businesses were key takeaways for Columbus project strategy director Kevin Bull from the Business Leaders’ Forum 2022.
Building sustainable supply chains and managing the labour crisis will be the overarching topics of Food Manufacture's exclusive, annual face-to-face Business Leaders Forum on the morning of 17 March in London.
Cranswick could more than triple primary poultry processing capacity in ten years to 4.5 million birds a week, building on its 'formidable' poultry facility at Eye in Suffolk, according to prominent analysts.