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Flavourfresh Salads has begun working with the North West pilot on technology adoption

Made Smarter gains traction as SMEs adopt digital tech

By Michelle Perrett

Four food manufacturers have secured support from the Made Smarter North West pilot, a scheme designed to help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in north-west England benefit from the use of digital technology.

Fraunhofer Institute's new cleaning robot uses advanced sensors to reduce man hours in the factory

Robot cleaner for food factories developed

By James Ridler

Food safety, hygiene and cleaning in food factories has gained a boost in the form of a robot cleaner developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Dresden.

The future of logistic and the supply chain lies in software as a service, according to Deltion

Logistics in the cloud: Deltion

By James Ridler

Deltion has taken the concept of software as a service and applied it to the food and drink supply chain, as business development manager Bashir Kahn explains.

Tetra Pak's new digital marketplace will make product purchasing more accessible for manufacturers

Tetra Pak opens virtual marketplace

By Michelle Perrett

Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak has launched an “industry first” with a full-scale virtual marketplace for the food and beverage (F&B) industry.

Ocado reported a pre-tax loss of £214m in 2019

Warehouse fire deepens Ocado loss in 2019

By James Ridler

Online retailer Ocado has reported a £214m pre-tax loss for the year ended December 2019, after costs resulting from a fire at its Andover customer fulfilment centre ate into profits.

Made Smarter supports investment in a range of industrial digital technologies, including data analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics

Food firms win funds to boost digital technology

Food firms win funds to boost digital technology

By Noli Dinkovski

Four food companies are to ramp up their digital capabilities after securing funds from the Made Smarter programme.

 The executive teams of Handtmann Group and Inotec Group

Handtmann to offer more automation after Inotec deal

By Noli Dinkovski

Food processing kit manufacturer Handtmann Group has claimed its acquisition of fellow German mixing and emulsification company Inotec Group will enable it to offer a greater level of automation.

Senseye, ABB and Teknomek discuss the ways in which manufacturers can make their factories smarter

A smarter way for manufacturing

By Noli Dinkovski

Predictive maintenance, coupled with good design, can help maximise a plant’s output and minimise downtime. So, what’s the best way for manufacturers to capitalise on this smarter way of working?

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