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Exhibitors Quick to Sign Up for Lab Innovations 2015

    Exhibitors Quick to Sign Up for Lab Innovations 2015

More than 100 industry leading suppliers have already booked stands for Lab Innovations 2015, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 4 & 5 November 2015. These suppliers have been quick

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Load This in One Shot in 7 Minutes!

    Load This in One Shot in 7 Minutes!

Joloda International have recently installed a new fully automatic loading system for food giant PepsiCo to move 42 pallets of potato crisps, into a 25.25m road train in 1 load

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Rocla’s Automation Solution For Valio

    Rocla’s Automation Solution For Valio

Valio, Finland’s biggest milk processor and the national market leader in dairy products, has chosen Rocla’s automated guided vehicles for its cheese factories in Finland. In these locations, more than

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End-of-line Productivity With Some Extra Flavour

    End-of-line Productivity With Some Extra Flavour

Manna Foods is a producer of savoury sauces and employs 70 people. It is a family owned business, and although relatively small, they are extremely successful in what they do

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Chocs Away at Barry Callebaut

    Chocs Away at Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, recognised that a significant increase in operational efficiencies could be achieved through the installation of a robotic palletising system

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Fast Response from UK Company to Help Save Lives in Iraq

    Fast Response from UK Company to Help Save Lives in Iraq

2 days ago UK based engineering firm Olympus Automation (OAL) were approached by the president of Azersun, the leading food producer in Azerbaijan, for a rapid cooking system to feed

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FANUC to Showcases Widest Range of Food Handling Robots – PPMA Show, Hall 5, Stand C50

    FANUC to Showcases Widest Range of Food Handling Robots – PPMA Show, Hall 5, Stand C50

Showcasing five different food handling robots, FANUC will present their biggest selection ever at a PPMA show this year. IP67 and IP69K certified robots, will perform palletising and food packing

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Making baked products manufacturing fit for the future: Productivity and efficiency through data transparency

Pressure on prices is rising in the bakery market. Of particular concern is the increasing pressure from the discounters who are competing with cheap products baked freshly in store. At

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Ice age – small inverter, big impact

Ratingen, Germany 24th April 2014 Mitsubishi Electric frequency inverter with stall prevention ensures improved efficiency and performance in traditional ice cream production.   Whatever the flavour – a classic such

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Getting to Grips With Robot End-effectors – A Beginner’s Guide

    Getting to Grips With Robot End-effectors – A Beginner’s Guide

For perfectly understandable reasons, when it comes to pick and place installations for consumer goods, the robotic arm tends to attract the most attention. Although there is less of a

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Olympus Automation’s Steam Infusion Awarded £30,000 by Shell Springboard

Olympus Automation has been awarded a £30,000 prize as part of the Springboard competition sponsored by industry giant Shell. The expert panel of judges recognised the potential for Steam Infusion

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RSSL Clarify Food Labelling Requirements as Countdown to Compliance Begins

With just 9 months to go until the EU Food Information to Consumer Regulation (FIC) comes onto the UK statute books as the Food Information Regulation (FIR), the countdown to

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Sheffield’s Burgeoning Independent Real Ale Sector Boosted by City’s Newest Brewery

Knight Frank has boosted Sheffield’s burgeoning independent real ale sector by finding a perfect home for the city’s newest brewery. The Stancill Brewery, which uses equipment bought from the historic

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GEA Group Invests in Production Capacity for Confectionery Equipment

    GEA Group Invests in Production Capacity for Confectionery Equipment

The GEA Group is setting the standard – with a multi-million euro investment in a new technology center and the production capacity for vertical packaging and confectionery equipment (in Weert,

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OPTIMA at Interpack: Flexibility and Diversity for Packaging Processes

Optima will be exhibiting its intelligent process and packaging solutions at the upcoming Interpack trade fair, where the focus will be on flexibility, high outputs and line solutions to offer

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Jump Ahead of the Competition with Accelerated Oxidative Stability Testing

A new accelerated stability testing service for oils, fats and finished products will provide invaluable support to the food industry, says Reading Scientific Services Ltd. Accelerated testing allows oxidative stability

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New CEO for CO2 Technology Manufacturers Union Engineering a/s

A unanimous Board of Directors has appointed Kim Dalum for the position as new CEO of CO2 technology Union Engineering a/s. Kim Dalum comes from a position as General Manager,

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Solid Performance puts Origin Enterprises on Positive Footing

Agri-services group Origin Enterprises has upgraded its full-year guidance as it reported a “solid” operating and financial performance in the first half of the year. The firm said operating profit

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Kerry Group Posts Revenues of €5.8 Billion for 2013

Kerry Group has reported revenues of €5.8 billion for 2013, despite “highly competitive” consumer food markets in the UK and Ireland. The company reported adjusted earnings per share (EPS) growth

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Taste Ireland Sign Distribution Deal With Australian Retail Giant Coles

Irish entrepreneur Eamon Eastwood has secured a major coup for his Taste Ireland business, signing a deal with Autralian retail giant Coles to stock Irish products in 600 stores. Coles

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Business Angel Food Syndicate Invests €700k in Elivar

Sports nutrition company Elivar has raised €700,000 from multiple sources, including the HBAN Food Syndicate, Enterprise Ireland and other private investors. Elivar develops a range of sports nutrition products, specifically

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Robot Uptake Increases by 60% in Food and Drink Sectors

    Robot Uptake Increases by 60% in Food and Drink Sectors

UK robot sales figures for 2013 from the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA) reveal a 60% increase in robot uptake within the food sector, compared to 2000 results. With

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Premier Foods Buys Ngwane’s Flour Milling Operation in Swaziland

UK-based Premier Foods has taken over the wheat and flour milling operation of Swaziland-based Ngwane Group for ZAR100m. The Swaziland

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Candy Plus Boosts Raisio Profits

Finland-based food group Raisio have reported higher annual profits, helped by improved sales from confectionery arm Candy Plus. Raisio’s net

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Invensys Updates Advanced Process Control Software

    Invensys Updates Advanced Process Control Software

Invensys, a leading supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control equipment to the world’s major industries, has unveiled a

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Fletchers Group Refinances to Maintain Growth

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has completed a £22m refinancing package and renewal of its banking facilities as it aims for

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Irishman to Run Fast-Growing UK Wine Business

A 29-year old Dubliner has been appointed managing director of Britain’s fastest-growing wine company. Eamon FitzGerald has been named as

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Buhler Ltd is a nominated finalist by the Institute of Customer Service in the category ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy Award’

http://www.instituteofcustomerservice.com/11167/UK-Customer-Satisfaction-Awards.html I am pleased to announce that Buhler Ltd has been nominated as a finalist in the UK Customer Satisfaction

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Mitsubishi Electric robot emulates intuitive human cake icing movements

    Mitsubishi Electric robot emulates intuitive human cake icing movements

Solving a long-standing automation problem in cake decoration has also produced a groundbreaking development that could be taken up across

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Mark Beaver Appointed MD of Olympus Automation

    Mark Beaver Appointed MD of Olympus Automation

Olympus Automation has appointed Mark Beaver as managing director taking over from owner Harry Norman who has become CEO. Mark

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DecaWave creates 25 jobs in Dublin

    DecaWave creates 25 jobs in Dublin

25 new jobs are being announced at an Irish semiconductor chip company.Dublin-based firm DecaWave plans to fill the engineering, product

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LycoRed Expends Natural Beta-Carotene Production Capacity

    LycoRed Expends Natural Beta-Carotene Production Capacity

LycoRed, Israel, announces the expansion of production capacity of its natural beta-carotene colouring line in response to the growing demand

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Inspection system improves productivity in beer industry

Teledyne DALSA is helping a company in China to realize the full potential of machine vision. By incorporating the Canadian

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UK WASTE AND RESOURCES BODIES UNITE TO HIGHLIGHT THE BENEFITS OF THE EU TO OUR INDUSTRY

Several of the UK’s representative bodies for the waste and resource management sector have joined forces to express their common

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Strategic Appointment for Solutiohttp

    Industrial IT provider, SolutionsPT, has appointed Kraig Appleton as a Solutions Architect, as it continues to expand the

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Korbel releases its first brandy in more than a decade

    Korbel releases its first brandy in more than a decade

Korbel Brandy is excited to introduce Korbel 12, a limited-edition California brandy of extraordinary character. The first new Korbel Brandy

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Integration Key to Optimising Performance in Batch Processing

    Integration Key to Optimising Performance in Batch Processing

An integrated solution to optimise real-time performance, specifically designed for complex batch processes is now available through SolutionsPT, the automation

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MP 35 Mobile Robotic Palletiser – Compact, Versatile and Economical

    MP 35 Mobile Robotic Palletiser – Compact, Versatile and Economical

PHS and Costi have installed several unique MP35 robotic palletising systems in the UK within the food industry, to handle

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Beverage Innovation Awards @ Drinktec finalists and winners

    Beverage Innovation Awards @ Drinktec finalists and winners

The finalists and winners of the Beverage Innovation Awards @ Drinktec – sponsored by Rexam Beverage Can – were announced

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PR318 Long standing relationship leads to more tray sealer orders for PA

Flavourfresh Solfresh group is one of the leading salads producers in theUKwhose business focuses entirely on the growing, packaging and

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Microscan, the barcode, machine vision and lighting solutions provider, has appointed Michael Harkin as Regional Sales Manager for UK & Ireland.

Michael will be responsible for sales and business development activities in the region, working closely together with Microscan’s reseller and

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Ground Broken on New €35 Million Irish Whiskey Distillery

    Ground Broken on New €35 Million Irish Whiskey Distillery

The sod has been turned on the new Tullamore pot still whiskey and malt whiskey distillery being built by William

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Meyn is national champion at the European Business Awards 2013/14

Meyn has been selected as National Champion in the prestigious 2013/14 European Business Awards competition. Meyn will be one of

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Avant Air and Sea Awarded GDP Passport and is now an IEA approved Logistics provider to the Life Sciences industry in Ireland

Irish Exporters Association (IEA) Life Sciences Ireland Division awards Avant Air and Sea in Ballycoolin, Dublin with Full Passport Status

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Marel GB to provide sales, servicing and spares for Carnitech mixers & grinders

Following Marel’s recent acquisition of the mixing and grinding activities of Carnitech A/S, Marel GB will now provide, in the

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High-Performance, Continuous Baking Ovens Provide Diverse Opportunities for Processors of All Sizes

Continuous cooking with advanced equipment offers smaller and medium-size bakers consistency of quality plus increased efficiency all in a small

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Randox Food Diagnostics develops new generic Tetracyclines ELISA screening kit

UK-based Randox Food Diagnostics has developed a generic Tetracyclines ELISA screening kit, based on biochip array technology, which is designed

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Neogen develops simple tests for shellfish toxins

AYR, Scotland, 25, July 2013 — Neogen Europe Ltd. has added to its comprehensive range of tests for the seafood

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Olympus Automation Targets £8 Billion Savings For UK Food Industry With PDX Innovation

    Olympus Automation Targets £8 Billion Savings For UK Food Industry With PDX Innovation

Independent analysis shows that the potential exists for at least 10% savings in the £80 billion UK food and beverage

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LABCELL INTRODUCES AQUALAB PRE, AN ENTRY LEVEL WATER ACTIVITY ANALYSER

Labcell is introducing the new Decagon Devices AquaLab Pre water activity analyser, an entry-level instrument that costs substantially less than

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Pacepacker’s Blu-Robot: An economical palletising solution for dairy manufacturers

    Pacepacker’s Blu-Robot: An economical palletising solution for dairy manufacturers

Robot systems integrator, Pacepacker, has introduced an economical robotic palletising system for dairy manufacturers which is half the cost of

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Produce World Leads With New Machine Installation

    Produce World Leads With New Machine Installation

Produce World, one of the largest expert growers and suppliers of high quality fresh vegetables in Europe, continues to lead

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Labcell Introduces Innovative Dip-style Digital Refractometer

Labcell is adding the Atago Pen Pro dip-style digital refractometer to its range of instrumentation for the food and drink

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NEW IPL ROBOT FROM MAREL

Marel, pioneers of intelligent portion loading, have produced an all new high performance IPL Robot that can be configured to

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