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Digitisation: moving from hype to implementation

The third CSB study into digitisation in the food and beverage industry highlighted that the food industry is moving into in a phase of digital optimisation. However, a digital transformation is only rarely taking place. 


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A tough belt for frozen products

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WMH has recently completed the installation of a swan-neck elevator conveyor for an independent sausage manufacturer. ...

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New name for AB InBev in the UK

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Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I has been revealed as the new name for AB InBev in the UK, as the company reaffirms its commitment to UK & Ireland. ...

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Automated packaging approach makes staff happy

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Migration from manual handling practices and the introduction of modern packaging technology has brought benefits for French meat processor, Sicarev a...

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An energy-efficient solution to pump cream

25/02/2019

Find out how a Cornish cream producer efficiently moves cream around its plant without turning it into butter. ...

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Fast cycle tank cleaner

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One large UK crisp manufacturer found stubborn, sticky residues were remaining in 600mm barrels after flavour concentrates had been transferred. The s...

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End of line improvements help meet product demand

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UPM Conveyors has worked closely with Tims Dairy to deliver the necessary expansion required to meet demand. This called for investment into the end l...

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Turning the next generation into food and drink engineers

11/07/2016

Technology is omnipresent in young people’s lives and this represents a huge opportunity for sectors of UK industry that are struggling with skills sh...

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Finding the perfect mix of craft and automation

20/06/2016

Suzanne Gill visited the Village Bakery Group to find out how this forward-looking craft bakery is managing to find just the right mix of automation t...

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Binghams Food invests in the future

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Potted beef manufacturer Binghams Food has recently invested £100,000 in their operations. Food Processing visited the factory in Sheffield to learn a...

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