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Grow your own engineers


Following the announcement that Bob Pratt, engineering systems training specialist at Becketts Foods, had won a Mentor Recognition Award from MGTS, fo...

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Addressing engineering skills challenges


Suzanne Gill explores how food processors might start to address the current skills shortage and finds out how the sector could have greater success i...

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Upskilling to ensure smart technology is properly utilised


Suzanne Gill asks whether engineers in the food and beverage process industry have the skills needed to work with changing manufacturing models that e...

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Moving forward with the right skills


Suzanne Gill spoke to a cross section of food industry spokespeople to get their views on the engineering skills that the food industry will need to m...

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What skills are needed to meet current and future needs?


Food Processing spoke to a cross-section of leading food and beverage processors to discuss their perceived engineering skills requirements and how th...

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Skills: a vital ingredient for Industry 4.0 success


Food Processing looks at the changing skills requirements as industry moves towards Industry 4.0. ...

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Training: the challenges and the opportunities


Nik Watson looks at the training challenges and opportunities that now face managers and their staff in the food and beverage sector, whether they are...

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Mind the gap!


Mary Hunter, managing director of Columbus UK, explains why industry needs to nurture the next generation of STEM students to help address the skilled...

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A key ingredient for success


The UK food industry in the UK is experiencing a crisis – fewer new recruits are being attracted into the sector and experienced workers are leaving. ...

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Adding value with an upskilled workforce


Alison Wheelock demonstrates the value of upskilling the workforce. ...

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Line breaking: ensuring best-practice


Cleaning, repair and maintenance of industrial systems can cause damage to pipework. Compliance with a line breaking policy is essential to reduce the...

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Make it all about your people


John Husband argues that achieving a good organisational culture is vital to ensure that goals and objectives are met. ...

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EcoStruxure: Transforming the Food and Beverage Supply Chain for Efficiency and Sustainability


The food and beverage industry is grappling with a significant challenge as food and non-alcoholic beverage prices surged by 13.6% up to August 2023, ...

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A green cleaning revolution


Brent Stansfield discusses the factors that are driving the use of natural cleaning products in food production environments....

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Partnership promotes ethical hydration through GS1 Digital Link QR codes


Polytag has announced a partnership with One Water, that will see its QR codes printed onto selected products to incentivise recycling and provide inv...

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Optical character recognition with AI improves label reading


Mathijs Baron and Feifei Huo argue that Optical character recognition (OCR) powered by artificial intelligence (AI) provides a modern, automated solut...

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National roll-out for Made Smarter programme


Government has finally committed to expanding the pioneering Made Smarter technology adoption programme....

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Stainless steel motors solution for food/pharmaceutical mixers


A UK manufacturer of stainless-steel mixers for the food, drink, chemical and pharmaceutical industries had been searching Europe, Asia and the USA fo...