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Food manufacturers could soon call on 3D printing services to quickly replace broken parts. Image: Addition Design

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3D printed parts soon available for food factories

By Gwen Ridler

Food manufacturers could soon be able to embrace on demand 3D printing to replace broken parts on the production line, thanks to new technology developed by industrial 3D printing firm Addition Design.

Blends has the capacity to process 140 million cans a year

Contract manufacturing profile: Blends Flavours & Colours

Blends Flavours & Colours dramatically boosts canning potential

By Andrew Richardson

Blends Flavours & Colours has invested in significantly growing its canning capabilities as it moves away from plastic in response to its customers' needs, explains factory manager Andrew Richardson.

L-R: Hood; Bleakney and Moorcroft

Moorcroft Foods to set up Northern Ireland factory

By Rod Addy

South African food company Moorcroft Foods, which makes dried meat snacks Biltong and Droewors has announced it is establishing a manufacturing facility in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, creating 11 jobs.

Mackintosh: 'a big investment in our head office'

Foodman Talks

Foodman Talks: Princes boss on food & drink factory investment

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive Foodman Talks video, Cameron Mackintosh, managing director of ambient food and drink manufacturer Princes, charts its progress on its mammoth factory investment programme at its Erith, Long Sutton and Cardiff sites.

Kemp: 'We're starting to see that people are recognising that everybody should feel proud to work where they are'

Curbing staff shortages with better places to work

By Gwen Ridler

Providing a more desirable place to work is the first step towards improving staff retention and handling labour shortages within the food and drink industry, according to Pentadel managing director James Kemp.

The decision to move Lactofree production to the UK was in response to demand rocketing for free-from dairy products

Arla details Settle factory development in Lactofree move

By Rod Addy

Arla Foods UK has confirmed the creation of production, warehouse management and quality control jobs and investment in processing equipment, filling lines and packaging facilities at its Settle factory as it begins Lactofree milk production.

The Wyke Farms Wincanton site can pack up to 60t of product in 24 hours

Me & My Team

Me & My Team: inside track on Wyke Farms export hub

By Pete Hooper

An extension to Wyke Farms's Wincanton cheese store and export packing facility was completed in February 2021, transforming it into an export centre of excellence and the timing was perfect, says operations director Pete Hooper.

Campden BRI continuous flow study aims to boost efficiency

Campden BRI study aims to cut over-processing costs

By Jerome Smail

An investigation into minimising over-processing could boost efficiency and profitability for food manufacturers, according to the project’s researchers at science and technology hub Campden BRI.

L to R: Salcombe Brewery chairman John Tiner with Beaman at the new site

Me & My Team: Salcombe Brewery

By Sam Beaman

Salcombe Brewery has weathered the pandemic, has almost completed a £1m site and is poised to roll out a new canned pilsner this summer, head brewer Sam Beaman tells Food Manufacture.

Smith: 'The global food industry is collectively recognising the importance of hygienic design'

Ask The Expert, In Collaboration with the Institute of Food Science & Technology

Ask the Expert: Vikan global specialist on hygienic design

By Debra Smith

Debra Smith, a fellow of the Institute of Food Science & Technology and global hygiene specialist at Vikan describes her background and analyses the hygienic design of food processing equipment.

Foyle: 'Wherever you see construction work going on in your factories, ask questions about how CDM is being managed'

Health & safety opinion

Managing construction in food manufacturing settings

By Craig Foyle

We often associate food manufacturing with clean environments under strict hygiene controls, which is how it should be. We need to acknowledge that to reach that point construction work will be required – and that presents its own challenges.

Plant & Bean has developed plant-based meat products over 20 years for brands and retailers

Europe's largest plant-based factory to open in UK

By Rod Addy

Plant-based food manufacturer Plant & Bean is to open Europe's largest plant-based food factory in Boston, Lincolnshire and has revealed strategic partners including Griffith Foods and soy processor Gushen alongside this news.

Left to right: Wright, part of the NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance team, and Troy Foods's Kempley

Troy Foods completes new factory, creating 20 jobs

By Rod Addy

Vegetable, salad and mayonnaise producer Troy Foods has completed a fourth factory in Yorkshire, creating more than 20 jobs and supported by £500,000 via the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

The winner will be announced online on 10 November, as part of The Grocer’s 'Golden Week', created to crown the winners of The Grocer Gold Awards 2020

Factory Manager of the Year 2020 shortlist decided

By Rod Addy

The shortlist for the Factory Manager of the Year 2020 has been decided after a flood of entries was debated intensely by the distinguished judging panel in a closely fought contest.

The investment has partly been earmarked for a new production line and palletising solution

Flora cooking oil producer pumps £24m into factory

By Rod Addy

Edible Oils Limited (EOL) is investing £24m at its Erith factory, which produces more than 100 million litres of cooking oil annually, under Crisp ‘n’ Dry, Flora and Mazola Corn Oil brands and retail own-label.

First Milk is a dairy cooperative owned by its farmer members

Food Man Talks

First Milk invests £5m to boost dairy factories' performance

By Rod Addy

First Milk is investing £5m this financial year to boost capacity and meet environmental goals, chief executive Shelagh Hancock and chief financial officer Greg Jardine reveal in this exclusive Food Man Talks video podcast.

Eight Fifty has acquired M&M Walshe for an undisclosed sum

CapVest-owned Eight Fifty acquires pork processor

By Gwen Ridler

CapVest Partners-owned Eight Fifty Food Group, which comprises Karro Food Group and Young’s Seafood, has now announced the acquisition of meat processor M&M Walshe Holdings for an undisclosed sum.

Futura Foods hoped to creates new jobs at its update facility

Futura Foods opens new cheese processing site

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy processor Futura Foods is to create 22 jobs at its new cheese processing site in Minffordd, North Wales, as it completes the scaling up of its operations.

All William Reed food shows at the NEC have been postponed

William Reed food shows postponed due to coronavirus

By Rod Addy

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 health situation, William Reed has taken the difficult decision to postpone its UK Food Shows, originally scheduled to take place at Birmingham NEC from 30 March to 1 April.

The new warehouse will free up space to help boost production

Jobs created at new food warehouse

By Gwen Ridler

Up to 20 jobs are to be created at world foods manufacturer Regal Foods, as part of an expansion of its warehousing capacity at its Bradford headquarters.

Key takeaways from the Business Leaders’ Forum

Key takeaways from the Business Leaders’ Forum

By Gwen Ridler

Energy, sustainability and the environment were the key takeaways from this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum from Food Manufacture, according to associate sponsor EDF.

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