A Frosty Tale

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Why it makes sense to use OEM parts when servicing refrigeration units from SPAL Automotive.

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The revolutionary FSDF member Dearman transport refrigeration system, the first in the world to be powered by a liquid nitrogen engine, has been shortlisted for a respected industry award. The Dearman Engine powered transport refrigeration system has been nominated in the ‘Innovation’ category at the TCS&D awards. It has been recognised for the innovative nature of the technology, the positive effect it can have on the environment and its potential to have a major impact upon the industry. The Dearman […]

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Oakland Fund Raising

After taking part in a non-stop charity ‘Race the Sun Challenge’ from sunrise to sunset of cycling, climbing and kayaking around the Brecon beacons in support of Action Medical Research, four businessmen and friends from FSDF member Oakland International in the Midlands have managed to raise a whopping £5,090 with money still coming in. Group leader, Christian Shuker commented: “Our original fundraising target was £2,000 so to have not only doubled but smashed it is fantastic! “We are so grateful […]

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FSDF member Linde Material Handling will be exhibiting at IMHX 2016 and Andrew Daly, Director – Commercial Operations UK, provides a preview of what attendees can expect from Linde. “Building strong customer partnerships through the provision of efficient, cost effective services and improved flexibility is a key focus for us at Linde. The products and themes we’ve decided to showcase this year have been carefully selected to align with our customers’ needs. Large exhibition spaces like IMHX give us an […]

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Reefer production recovered strongly in 2015, but the outlook for 2016 is less assured as demand has weakened again and the main manufacturers are hard pressed to keep production lines working. Reefer box production rose to another high of 275,000 TEU during 2015, which was second only to the peak output of 305,000 TEU achieved in 2011. It was up by more than 20% on the 225,000 TEU delivered in 2014. However, the outlook is far less encouraging for 2016 […]

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FSDF member James Hall & Co, the Spar wholesaler for the north of England, has announced the acquisition of North East Convenience Stores (NECS), a family-owned chain of 30 stores based in the North East of England. NECS will become a subsidiary of the James Hall group of companies, with NECS directors Naveen and Sanjeev Vadhera remaining in the executive management team. NECS managing director Naveen Vadhera said: “We are happy to have sold the business to James Hall & […]

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Pokémon No Go?

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Unless you’ve been living in a box for the last week, you’ll no doubt have heard about the new mobile phone app – Pokémon Go! Here is some expert advice from FSDF member Citation. You may think the world has gone mad! But there’s no getting away from it – people of all ages are becoming addicted to the new game. Every new craze, brings with it concern and frustrations. As an employer living in an era where smart phone […]

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Prolonged use of computer workstations and display screen equipment (DSE) can beassociated with neck, shoulder, back or arm pain, as well as stress, fatigue and temporary eyestrain. These disorders can be avoided if DSE assessments are carried out, equipment is set up correctly and good practice is applied. ‘Healthy Working’, developed jointly by HSL and Cardinus Risk Management Ltd., is the preferred DSE assessment and management solution of many of the world’s leading organisations, including FTSE 250 and Fortune 100 […]

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FSDF member Fowler Welch reported pre-tax profits up by £2.1m to £5.4m this year. Revenue fell to £144 million from £151.7 million as lower fuel costs were passed on to customers, but pretax profit rose to £5.4 million from £3.3 million. Philip Meeson, chairman of Folwer’s parent, Dart Group said: “The current financial year has started well in both our leisure travel and distribution businesses. “Although we were disappointed at the result of the recently held referendum on whether the […]

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The Food Standards Agency looks set to tackle the burden of supplier factory audits, which have left some suppliers feeling buried under red tape. It said it planned to tackle “unreasonable” audit requests from retailers as part of its plans to draw up a new “light-touch” model for food assurance, which would reduce administrative burden and allow far greater use of modern technology. To read the full story click here – http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/companies/suppliers/fsa-looks-to-put-end-to-unreasonable-audit-requests/539080.article

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