Cold Comfort

24/05/2016
Thermo King

Thermo King has traditionally relied on diesel generators to power the cold air units that ensure trailers maintain the optimum temperature for sensitive cold chain goods. Such as food and pharmaceutical products with the mounting cost of diesel. Allied to the growing regulatory pressure on the fuel, particularly from urban governments. The company has been listening to its customers’ needs in  fashioning  solutions that work practically as well as economically. These do still very much include diesel units, but the […]

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Oakland Chamber Awards

Multi temperature supply chain specialist Oakland International is a finalist in the Excellence and Innovation Award category of this year’s prestigious Chamber Business Awards to be held at the University of Worcester Arena on Thursday 9th June. Oakland International’s Quality Assurance Manager, Louise Smith, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be a finalist in the Excellence and Innovation Award category which makes it a hat trick as it’s the third time this year that our specialist distressed load service has […]

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David OBrien IARW

David O’Brien has been elected to the position of Vice Chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) David has served as IARW Treasurer for the past twelve months, and was appointed to his new position as Vice Chairman at the 125th IARW-WFLO Annual Convention held in Las Vegas, USA from 16th – 19th April 2016. Other Officers and Board Members appointed to new positions were 2016-17 Chairman – Eben James (Trenton Cold Storage, Trenton, Ontario, Canada and Treasurer – Doug Harrison […]

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Efaflex

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) are the global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling system solutions. They operate from an impressive 25 manufacturing plants and employ 3,700 staff around the world. As a company with a 150 year heritage, AWI appreciates the importance of quality, innovation, and World-class leading design on top of favouring a supportive project approach. So when they needed to refurbish and expand their facilities here in the UK, they chose […]

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Union Ind Matt Barnes

FSDF member Union Industries is aiming to strengthen its position as the UK market leading manufacturer of Industrial Rapid Roll Doors and Industrial Curtains with the appointment of a dedicated Research and Development Engineer, who will help to continue the company’s proud history of innovation. Matt Barnes, 36, from Huddersfield, will oversee High Speed Door product improvement and new designs, including the development of large Fabric Engineering Solutions, which has been identified by Union as a product that is capable […]

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Louise 2

FSDF member UK and Ireland supply chain specialists Oakland International is amongst this year’s finalists in The Grocer Gold Awards 2016 to be held at the Guildhall, London on Tuesday 14th June 2016. Finalist in the Business Initiative of the Year category, responsible family business Oakland International was chosen for their pioneering Distress Load Management service, whereby Oakland reduces food losses for customers, loss adjusters and hauliers on distressed loads. A practical service which provides notable environmental benefits for customers, […]

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Gist (subscribers to FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement) is opening a new primary consolidation hub in Hemel Hempstead this month for its work with food manufacturers in London and the Southeast. The regional distribution centre (RDC) will link into Gist’s European temperature-controlled network, providing a gateway into UK retailers for food producers in Western Europe. The site represents an expansion of Gist’s temperature-controlled primary network which provides national coverage for chilled volume to the major retailers. The RDC will offer transport, […]

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FSDF member Fowler Welch, has extended its contract with Marlow Foods. Marlow Foods, owned by Monde Nissin Corporation, has extended its contract with Fowler Welch for a further five years to collect, store, pick and despatch chilled Quorn products to UK regional distribution centres. Christophe Evo, logistics director, Marlow Foods, said: “The relationship between Marlow Foods and Fowler Welch has grown from being a simple transactional based collaboration to a close working business relationship. “Fowler Welch have shown tremendous flexibility in […]

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Transfrigoroute International is delighted to invite you and your partner to the 2016 Transfrigoroute International Annual General Meeting and Conference in London 13 – 14 October 2016. To book click here – http://www.cvent.com/events/transfrigoroute-international-13-14-october-2016-london-uk/event-summary-ad68569fa75b404faf891ee6eea86c5f.aspx This year’s conference is hosted by the Food Storage & Distribution Federation and will be held in the heart of this great capital city in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, at the luxurious Royal Garden Hotel. Overlooking Kensington Palace and the Albert Hall, with stunning […]

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FSDF member Yale Europe Materials Handling is launching a new ICE counter-balance truck – the MX series. It is initially available in 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 tonne capacities. “In the MX series we have assembled a solution which offers all of the high standards associated with the Yale brand,” said Karen Calver, Yale product manager for counterbalance trucks. “Dependability, serviceability, ergonomics, productivity and low cost of ownership are not simply on our wish list, they are the principles that define a […]

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