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Ireland’s Gin Revolution Continues With Creation of New Gin Group

    Ireland’s Gin Revolution Continues With Creation of New Gin Group

The Irish Spirits Association has hosted the inaugural meeting of Ireland’s gin producers, to represent this re-emerging Irish food and drink sector. Recent figures suggest that gin has grown by

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Ireland’s First Degree Course in Brewing and Distilling Receives Worldwide Recognition

    Ireland’s First Degree Course in Brewing and Distilling Receives Worldwide Recognition

As Institute of Technology Carlow prepares to welcome the first intake of students on Ireland’s only honours degree course in brewing and distilling, the programme has received a huge endorsement

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New Bord Bia Study Brings High End Culinary Inspiration to Irish Food and Drink Industry

    New Bord Bia Study Brings High End Culinary Inspiration to Irish Food and Drink Industry

Personalized dishes, tapping trees to flavour water and multi-sensory experiences are just some of the innovations being undertaken by the world’s leading chefs and restaurants according to a new ‘Culinary

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Drinks Industry Welcomes Fall in Alcohol Consumption in Ireland

    Drinks Industry Welcomes Fall in Alcohol Consumption in Ireland

Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has welcomed the latest figures from the European Commission which show that the Republic of Ireland experienced the steepest drop in alcohol consumption of

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B&R is Introducing a Hypervisor For Its Automation System

    B&R is Introducing a Hypervisor For Its Automation System

B&R is introducing a hypervisor for its automation system. This software allows Windows or Linux to run alongside B&R’s own real-time operating system. That enables you to combine the control

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Intelligent Technology Provides Full Time, Real-Time Data Monitoring For Optimum Dryer Performance

    Intelligent Technology Provides Full Time, Real-Time Data Monitoring For Optimum Dryer Performance

Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has introduced a complete moisture control system that helps customers maintain a dryer

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Meteor – UK Premiere of Four-arm Delta Punnet Loading Line From Brillopak

    Meteor – UK Premiere of Four-arm Delta Punnet Loading Line From Brillopak

Brillopak (stand C24) has chosen PPMA 2017 as the setting for the UK premiere of its new fresh produce punnet loading line, Meteor. It is the first food packing end-of-line

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B&R Industrial PC Now Available With Intel XEON Processor

    B&R Industrial PC Now Available With Intel XEON Processor

B&R’s Automation PC 910 is now optionally available with an Intel Xeon processor. The new microarchitecture provides a 50% increase in performance compared to the previous high-performance Core i processors.

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Unite and Pladis in UK Set ‘Gold Standard’ For Apprenticeship Training

    Unite and Pladis in UK Set ‘Gold Standard’ For Apprenticeship Training

Unite, the UK’s largest union, and pladis, the global biscuit and confectionery company behind the iconic McVitie’s brand, have signed an Engineering Apprenticeship Agreement in the UK. The agreement sets the

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The Journey Towards Industry 4.0

    The Journey Towards Industry 4.0

Hartmut Pütz, President Factory Automation EMEA at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, talks about the digital transformation of industry. He focuses on the effects on manufacturing businesses, especially at a production level,

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First Phase of Complex Logistics Centre Completed For Swiss Food Company

    First Phase of Complex Logistics Centre Completed For Swiss Food Company

Automated materials handling solutions specialist TGW Logistics has completed a major milestone in the development of a huge logistics centre being built for Swiss food company Coop on a 110,000

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Hubert Weber of Mondelēz Europe Becomes President of FoodDrinkEurope

    Hubert Weber of Mondelēz Europe Becomes President of FoodDrinkEurope

Hubert Weber, Executive Vice President and President Europe for Mondelēz International, has been elected as President of FoodDrinkEurope, Europe’s food and drink industry organisation. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Hubert Weber

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Coca-Cola European Partners Announces Latest Investment in Automation

    Coca-Cola European Partners Announces Latest Investment in Automation

As part of a major investment in 2017, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, has announced a brand new £39 million Automated Storage and Retrieval System

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OAL to Build New APRIL Robotics Production Facility

    OAL to Build New APRIL Robotics Production Facility

OAL are building a new state of the art facility to support their APRIL Robotics Systems in Peterborough, UK. The new facility supports a growing order book as food manufacturers

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Meet Suppliers With the Power to Optimise Your Operations at the Robotics and Automation Exhibition 2017

    Meet Suppliers With the Power to Optimise Your Operations at the Robotics and Automation Exhibition 2017

The Robotics & Automation exhibition is taking place 11th & 12th October 2017 at Arena MK, Milton Keynes. This innovation-packed exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to meet and connect with

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Have Your Say in State of the Sport & Active Nutrition Industry Survey From Bridge2Food

    Have Your Say in State of the Sport & Active Nutrition Industry Survey From Bridge2Food

Bridge2Food, the international food industry networking company, is running a state of the industry survey to gauge views on the current state of active & sports nutrition sector, and discover

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Patricia Callan Appointed Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland

    Patricia Callan Appointed Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland

Patricia Callan has been appointed to the role of Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, the trade association that represents brewers, distillers, brand owners and distributors in Ireland, and

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UK Guidelines on Reducing Sugar in Food Published For Industry

    UK Guidelines on Reducing Sugar in Food Published For Industry

Public Health England (PHE) has published the technical guidelines setting out the approaches the food industry can take to reduce the amount of sugar children consume through the everyday foods

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A Robot With ‘Matchmaking’ Knife

    A Robot With ‘Matchmaking’ Knife

What chicken processor would not welcome an automatic in-line system allowing him to match hour after hour, consistently accurately and with minimum give-away customer orders for fixed weight breast fillet

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Key Technology Helps Processors Improve Product Quality, Increase Yield and Reduce Costs

    Key Technology Helps Processors Improve Product Quality, Increase Yield and Reduce Costs

Key Technology has a long history as a trusted supplier and partner to food processors worldwide. With the single most complete source of high performance digital sorting, conveying and other

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Food Industry and BREXIT – Doom & Gloom? Far from it…

    Food Industry and BREXIT – Doom & Gloom? Far from it…

Whilst industries are still pondering their next move, the food industry in both Ireland and the UK is busy addressing the challenges posed by BREXIT and other factors such as

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Mercury Engineering Combines Traditional Methods and Latest Technologies at Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre

    Mercury Engineering Combines Traditional Methods and Latest Technologies at Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre

Mercury were delighted to secure the MEP and Fire Protection packages on such a prestigious, landmark project as the Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre (GTIC), Millennium Business Park, Naas,

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Industry Invited to Submit a Self-regulatory Proposal on Labelling of Alcoholic Beverages

    Industry Invited to Submit a Self-regulatory Proposal on Labelling of Alcoholic Beverages

The European Commission has adopted a report on the mandatory labelling of the list of ingredients and the nutrition declaration

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MSL Engineering Continues to Grow into New Markets

    MSL Engineering Continues to Grow into New Markets

Operating from its base in Watergrasshill, Cork, Ireland, MSL Engineering Ltd (MSL) has close to four decades of industry experience

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New Chief Executive at Scotch Whisky Association

    New Chief Executive at Scotch Whisky Association

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed a new chief executive. Karen Betts (pictured) joins the SWA after a 16

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New White Paper Reveals How Automation Can Prevent Product Recalls

    New White Paper Reveals How Automation Can Prevent Product Recalls

Product recalls can have a catastrophic impact on a food manufacturer’s brand and business but existing systems often rely on

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Scotch Whisky Association and Scottish Craft Distillers Association Launch Partnership

    Scotch Whisky Association and Scottish Craft Distillers Association Launch Partnership

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and the Scottish Craft Distillers Association (SCDA) have made a commitment to work in partnership

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Fundamental Changes Ahead For Global Wine Industry

    Fundamental Changes Ahead For Global Wine Industry

Following a bump in the road, China is once more expected to drive global grape wine consumption between now and

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Irish Whiskey Association Meets Scotch Whisky Association

    Irish Whiskey Association Meets Scotch Whisky Association

Representatives from the Irish Whiskey Association and the Scotch Whisky Association have held their annual meeting to discuss products, new

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SCAE+SCAA = Specialty Coffee Association

    SCAE+SCAA = Specialty Coffee Association

As of January 2017, the Specialty Coffee Association of America, established in 1982, and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe,

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Seafood Scotland Nets a New Leader

    Seafood Scotland Nets a New Leader

Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new head of Seafood Scotland, the organisation set up ‘by the industry for

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Edrington Awards Key Contract to Elite Control Systems

    Edrington Awards Key Contract to Elite Control Systems

Elite Control Systems Ltd, a leading provider of systems integration and engineering support services, has been awarded a major contract by Scotland’s leading premium

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Pacepacker Services Leads the Way With Automation Awareness Workshops

    Pacepacker Services Leads the Way With Automation Awareness Workshops

Pacepacker Services is teaming up with renowned equipment manufacturer and training provider Festo, to offer Automation Awareness Workshops for its

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Egemin to Build High-bay Warehouse For Belgium Snack Food Producer Poco Loco

    Egemin to Build High-bay Warehouse For Belgium Snack Food Producer Poco Loco

Egemin Automation will soon start with the construction of a new automated high-bay warehouse for Belgian snack food producer Poco

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Less Hard Work on the Sausage Packing Line

With an automated solution from Cabinplant, the future of sausage packing is flexible, gentle and precise. Tales of manufacturers that pay

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SSI SCHAEFER – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    SSI SCHAEFER – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

The SSI Schaefer Group is the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. It employs over 8,500 people

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Au2mate Delivers the Fully Integrated Factory Automation System For the Arla Foods Ingredients Hydrolysates Factory

    Au2mate Delivers the Fully Integrated Factory Automation System For the Arla Foods Ingredients Hydrolysates Factory

By Klaus Dam, Managing Director of Au2mate A/S This article gives an overview of the design and implementation process for

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Hörmann UK – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    Hörmann UK – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

In the market for construction components, more and more gates, doors, frames and operators carry the Hörmann name, making Hörmann

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Conveyor Systems Ltd – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    Conveyor Systems Ltd – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

Conveyor Systems Ltd offer an array of engineering expertise and a wealth of experience in materials handling solutions however complex,

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Road Map to the Smart Meat Factory

    Road Map to the Smart Meat Factory

The key steps meat companies need to take to achieve a smart factory in line with Industry 4.0 will be

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Brexit – What Now For Scotch Whisky?

    Brexit – What Now For Scotch Whisky?

Since UK voters decided that the UK should leave the European Union, the Scotch Whisky Association has been busy consulting

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PA Helps Arthur Mallon Foods Increase Production Speeds

    PA Helps Arthur Mallon Foods Increase Production Speeds

Arthur Mallon Foods is one of the leading Irish sausage producers, who have been creating award winning sausages since 1942

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Bakkavor Master Porridge Production with OAL Steam Infusion

Bakkavor is using OAL’s Steam Infusion technology to manufacture porridge following the successful installation of the advanced heating and mixing

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New Chief For British Frozen Food Federation

    New Chief For British Frozen Food Federation

John Hyman (pictured right) has been selected to succeed Brian Young (pictured left) as chief executive of the British Frozen

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Prakash K. Iyengar appointed CEO of Ammeraal Beltech Group

    Prakash K. Iyengar appointed CEO of Ammeraal Beltech Group

Ammeraal Beltech, headquartered in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Prakash K. Iyengar as Chief

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Prevent Burn-on Contamination with Steam Infusion

Burn-On is a term used in the food industry when a product sticks and subsequently starts to burn onto the

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APRIL Robotic Chef to launch at University of Lincoln

Robotics and automation has prospered in many manufacturing industries but there has been limited progress in food production because of

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Starch Europe Statement on EU-Vietnam FTA Negotiations

    Starch Europe Statement on EU-Vietnam FTA Negotiations

Starch Europe, the trade association which represents the interests of the EU starch industry both at European and international level,

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APRIL robotic system to transform food manufacturing

A Peterborough based engineering business is transforming the food manufacturing industry thanks to further funding from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth

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Video Interview with Phil Waters, Gebo Cermex, who talks about the benefits of “simultaneous engineering”

    Video Interview with Phil Waters, Gebo Cermex,  who talks about the benefits of “simultaneous engineering”

Gebo Cermex, part of the Sidel group, is a worldwide operation specialising in the manufacture of automated end of line

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Leveraging Public R&D for the Benefit of Industry: The Case of Food – Tuesday, 24th November, 2015

    Leveraging Public R&D for the Benefit of Industry: The Case of Food – Tuesday, 24th November, 2015

Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, is holding a symposium on technology transfer on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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JBT Corporation to showcase Stork additions at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015

JBT, the global specialist in innovative technologies for food and beverage manufacturers will bring its most complete range yet of solutions

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British Poultry Industry Continues Strong Growth

    British Poultry Industry Continues Strong Growth

The British poultry meat industry’s contribution to UK GDP has increased by 9% over the last year, up from £3.3

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Bosch Launches New Robotic Packaging Portfolio

    Bosch Launches New Robotic Packaging Portfolio

Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of robotic technology for primary and secondary packaging solutions, has fully redesigned its Delta

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