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Centralised palletising is sweet

By Rick Pendrous

Confectionery firm Cadbury, now part of Mondelēz, has contracted CKF Systems to install a new palletising system at its plant in Sheffield.

How space-efficient and safe are warehouses?

How does your food store score?

By Paul Gander

More space-efficient warehousing means investment. Paul Gander looks at the cost, efficiency and safety of systems

Yearsley has doubled the capacity of its Newark site and created 120 jobs

Yearsley doubles site capacity and creates 120 jobs

By Rick Pendrous

Yearsley Logistics has almost doubled the size of its Belle Eau Park facility in Newark, Nottinghamshire, with the launch of a 27,000 pallet ambient storage depot, creating 120 new jobs.

Rear-post bulk bag filler

Rear-post bulk bag filler reduces operator strain

By Rick Pendrous

A new rear-post bulk bag filler, which features a swing-down fill head that pivots to the operator at floor level for safe, ergonomic spout connections, has been introduced by Flexicon Europe. The bag filler also has a low-profile loading deck that allows...

Narrow aisle trucks for speedy warehouse operations

Narrow aisle trucks for speedy warehouse operations

Road haulage and warehousing firm John Hackling (Transport), which is based in the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, operates a 12,077m2 shared-user warehouse, which provides in the region of 10,000 pallet locations for storing anything from hazardous...

The accident was entirely avoidable, said the HSE

Fatal forklift accident at transport firm

By Michael Stones

A fatal forklift accident at a Lincolnshire transport and storage firm has claimed the life of a worker and resulted in a £125,000 fine for his employer.

Bamboo is just one of the green packaging materials being explored

DHL highlights four core packaging trends

By Rod Addy

Green materials including mushrooms and bamboo are being explored as one of four core packaging trends, according to Paul Young, director and head of packaging services DHL Supply Chain.

New generation of forklift truck

Reaching for increased load capacity

Two new generations of forklift trucks have been launched by Linde Material Handling UK over the past 18 months: models R14 to R20, with load capacities from 1.4t to 2t, and the E12 to E20 Evo series of electric trucks.

The campaign aims to increase 'retail-ready' formats

Pallet project to slash food industry costs

By Rick Pendrous

Pallet specialist CHEP is to lead a campaign to bring manufacturers and retailers into agreement on a standard pallet size, which it claims offers huge potential cost savings.

Kellogg implements barcode scanners

Scanners crack the barcode link

Kellogg has implemented Honeywell radio frequency barcode scanners as part of its automated supply chain. Supplied and supported by Peak-Ryzex, Kellogg uses the scanners at its UK distribution centres and warehouses. Its barcode-driven processes are dependent...

More than 4,000 workers suffered major injuries after falling from height at work last year

Food manufacturer ordered to pay £9k after fall

By Mike Stones

The boss of a Leicester food manufacturing firm has been ordered to pay nearly £9,000 after a teenaged employee fell two metres while unloading a shipping container attached to the back of a heavy goods vehicle.

Better by design: the simulator is designed to improve the efficiency of warehouse design

New virtual warehousing tool for food manufacturers

By Rod Addy

A futuristic 3D virtual reality warehouse simulator has been launched enabling food manufacturers and logistics providers to explore different warehouse designs and make more informed business decisions before committing to them.

Pallet consolidation could lead to savings worth millions of pounds each year

Chep highlights pallet savings worth millions

By Rod Addy

Millions of pounds of savings are on offer across the grocery supply chain through pallet consolidation as global specialist Chep’s project targeting the topic builds momentum among manufacturers and retailers.

Carton gives pouring an edge

Carton gives pouring an edge

Tetra Pak has reinvented the world's most popular carton design with the launch of its Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge.

Shuttle to pallet efficiency

Shuttle to pallet efficiency

The Promotion Shuttle is a remote-controlled, battery-powered pallet handling vehicle that operates in pallet racking. Developed by storage firm BITO-Lagertechnik, it promises continuous infeeding and outfeeding of pallets into a storage lane and keeps...

Your plastic pal for hygiene

Your plastic pal for hygiene

Wooden pallets are coming under scrutiny for hygiene in the US, according to Jim Hardisty, md of Goplasticpallets.com. The company will be promoting the hygienic benefits of plastic and showcasing a range of food containers and pallets.

Cushion saves cash

Cushion saves cash

A leading brewer has solved a costly stock damage problem by fitting innovative load cushions to its gas-powered counterbalanced forklifts.

Blue chip firm trials novel pallet de-stacker

Blue chip firm trials novel pallet de-stacker

By Elaine Watson

The Leicester-based engineering firm producing the innovative hygienic depositor covered on FoodManufacture.co.uk earlier this week has just delivered a novel pallet de-stacker – believed to be the first of its kind – to a top branded food and drink manufacturer.

Bag to the future!

Bag to the future!

Increased bulk bag filling accuracy and shorter cycle times are some of the improvements Spiroflow has made to its range of bulk bag fillers. The new

Plastic pallet lightens the load

Plastic pallet lightens the load

Weighing in at only 15kg, Craemer's new range of lightweight plastic pallets are designed to make manual handling easier or for integration into...

Master of the house

Master of the house

By Rick Pendrous

New technology has much to offer warehousing in terms of raising the supply chain game. But beware of quick fixes, reports Rick Pendrous

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