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Thursday 15th September sees FSDF host two events in the Seminar Theatre as part of the IMHX programme. 09:00 Breakfast Meeting Open to everyone and hosted by FSDF CEO Chris Sturman, come and hear about the work that the Federation is doing and how you can get involved. Please register with us beforehand so that we can organise badges and catering. Email info@fsdf.org.uk or call 0118 988 4468. 13:00 FSDF Seminar “Compliance with Flammability Requirements for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems” Ammonia has been used as a […]

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Dave Linford have over 25 years of experience of providing high quality manufacturing doors and refrigeration solutions. They manufacture, install and maintain all of their products working with thousands of clients supplying them with high speed roller, vertical sliding, self repairing and insulated doors. They also provide a range of cold stores and chillers and services including a 24 breakdown and maintenance service. Dave Linford products provide significantly reduced energy costs and smoother, more comfortable working conditions. These energy efficient […]

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The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) has been collecting data on the global cold storage industry since 1998. The survey is used to write the Global Cold Storage Capacity Report, which provides industry growth trends, market development indicators, and market comparisons. The report also provides foreign investors with an invaluable resource for identifying potential investment opportunities. This is the only comprehensive look at worldwide cold storage capacity in the world. The findings show that global capacity increased steadily since […]

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Oakland International

Award winning family business and FSDF member Oakland International, will be joining a host of other exhibitors at this year’s lunch! show at the Business Design Centre in London on 21st-22nd September. A dedicated trade show for the food-to-go sector, Oakland will be showcasing their comprehensive supply chain solutions, consolidation, contract packing, tempering and award winning (The Grocer Gold Awards 2016 Business Initiative of the Year) Distress Load Management (DLM) service; a food solution which helps reduce food losses for customers, […]

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Eddie Stobart’s growing online fulfilment business has reached a new milestone this summer with the arrival of a fleet of 50 new specialist box trailers. Eddie Stobart is a subscriber to FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement. Already the division supports some of the UK’s largest and best-known online retailers, and the new fleet of specialist trailers will further support the development of this business.  The new trailer fleet, from manufacturer SDC, will be set to work immediately, delivering time-critical express trunking […]

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FSDF member Linde Material Handling has opened its first distribution centre in Brno, Czech Republic supplying spare parts for Linde trucks to accommodate the growing demand for product availability across Central and Eastern Europe. The new centre ensures next day delivery to more than 500 service technicians and customer sites and aims to achieve 95% product availability for more than 20,000 items. Linde has committed to delivering the remaining 5% of products within 48 hours after an order has been […]

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Producing a driver risk management programme can bring a range of benefits to your fleet operations, says FSDF member AA DriveTech. Around a third of road traffic collisions involve a person at work,” states the Department for Transport’s British Road Safety Statement, published in December 2015. Driving for work involves risk; employers have legal, financial, moral and reputational reasons to act. With a driver risk management programme, employers can benefit from: Improved compliance: It ensures your duty of care to employees and minimises your exposure under health and safety and corporate manslaughter […]

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Manual handling accounts for 1700 acute injuries each year* in the food and drink sector.  To tackle this, FSDF member RTITB, the preferred workplace transport training regulatory body, is offering advice to help employers improve their manual handling processes, increase safety and boost efficiency. What is manual handling? The term manual handling refers to lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying loads.  Although they may vary throughout the food and drink supply chain, unless manual handling activities within the workforce are […]

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FSDF member James Hall is one of the UK’s top 20 grocery delivered wholesalers, servicing 500 independent and company owned stores across NW England from its modern, purpose built DC on the outskirts of Preston. James Hall had been considering for some time before taking the plunge and investing in BCP’s Accord Bonded WMS (Warehouse management system). Now the company is reaping the benefits of a Voice-enabled Bonded warehouse system: increased efficiency and data integrity, improved flexibility and the release […]

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EU FLag

With no definitive date set by the new Prime Minister for triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, which would initiate negotiations to define the UK’s future economic relationship with other European states and be the official beginning of the UK’s departure from the European Union, what can UK businesses be considering now to prepare themselves for such an uncertain future? Griffiths & Armour takes us through the various scenarios! What economic benefits are potentially at stake for UK businesses […]

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