Industrial Revolution

Animal feed firm wins Factory of the Future award

Spotlight on mixing and blending

Animal feed firm wins Factory of the Future award

By Rick Pendrous

Nuscience’s factory at Ghent in Belgium, which makes animal feed premixes, has been named ‘Factory of the Future 4.0’, a prize awarded to firms that rise to the challenges of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.

British Quinoa will supply several hundred tonnes of the crop annually from UK growers

Quinoa production in UK boosted by deal

By Noli Dinkovski

Quinoa production in the UK is set to increase after a domestic grower struck a deal to supply three years’ worth of crop to Lincolnshire-based pulse processor Dunns.

2 Sisters Derby: multi-stage cookers have been installed in the multi-million pound investment

2 Sisters to add 100 jobs at Derby plant

By Noli Dinkovski

2 Sisters Food Group plans to create 100 new jobs “across all levels” at its Derby factory, just over a year on from rescuing the site from administrators.

Food and drink manufacturers need to become more innovative to boost customer loyalty after 4IR

Food firms could boost loyalty in the digital age

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturers could use the Fourth Industrial Revolution, known as 4IR, to boost customer loyalty and therefore sales, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has claimed.

Barton Dock: 100 jobs at Kellogg’s Manchester factory have been lost under Project K

Kellogg UK jobs boost after German closure

By Noli Dinkovski

Jobs at Kellogg’s two UK factories in Manchester and Wrexham have been made more secure after the cereal maker confirmed it was to close a plant in Germany to address its European overcapacity problem.

The Bournville factory makes the iconic Cadbury Dairy Milk bar among other products

Heat is on for 1,000 Cadbury Bournville plant staff

By Rod Addy

Mondelēz International has stepped up the pressure on the 1,000 factory workers at its Cadbury Bournville site, issuing a booklet outlining what future working practices will look like there.

Tulip aims to boost production at the Ruskington plant by 20%

Tulip to create up to 45 jobs in £8M investment

By Rod Addy

Meat processor Tulip is creating up to 45 jobs in an £8M investment at its Ruskington plant in Lincolnshire, which makes Scotch eggs and cocktail sausages for the retail sector.

The recession has forced Ferrero to dtich plans to build a new Nutella plant in the UK

Recession hits Ferrero’s plans for a UK factory

By Nicholas Robinson

Ferrero’s plans to build a new production facility in the UK and double its sales here to £400M by 2015 were abandoned because of capital expenditure constraints, it has been revealed.

There is unrest at United Biscuits' Halifax site in protest over proposed changes to shift patterns

Unrest at United Biscuits may be wider issue

By Rod Addy

Union unrest at United Biscuits’ (UB’s) McVitie’s Cake Company factory at Halifax is a reaction to issues that have also been raised at other plants, according to sources.

Rick Pendrous, editor, Food Manufacture

Has 2 Sisters bitten off more than it can chew?

By Rick Pendrous

Ranjit Boparan’s 2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) was voted one of the most admired food firms at the start of the year in a report from corporate reputation experts at Birmingham City University.

Marel re-opens Carnitech factory

Marel mixes and grinds it in the UK

Following Marel’s recent acquisition of the mixing and grinding activities of Carnitech, Marel GB will now provide, in the UK & Ireland, full sales, service and spares for the range of mixers and grinders for the meat, fish and poultry industries.

Easy-cleaning honey filter cuts downtime

Easy-cleaning honey filter cuts downtime

Norwegian-based honey producer Honningcentralen has experienced steady growth over the years. The firm recently built a metal edge industrial filter with a 63 micron wedgewire screen into its new production line to remove foreign bodies from the honey...

Hügli Group doubles UK production capacity

Hügli Group doubles UK production capacity

By Graham Holter and Ben Bouckley

Dry blended foods producer the Hügli Group has invested around £2m to double the size of its UK production facility and process more savoury products such as soups and sauces.

Jobs under threat at Twinings

Jobs under threat at Twinings

By Elaine Watson

Almost 400 jobs could go at Twinings factories in North Shields and Andover following a restructuring of parent company Associated British Foods'...

Major job losses at pork processor

Major job losses at pork processor

By Sarah Britton

Union bosses are in urgent talks with pork processor Tulip to try and save jobs after the company announced plans to stop production of fresh pork...


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