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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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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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RTITB Handling

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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FSDF member Briggs Equipment is reinforcing its position as a major provider of materials handling and access equipment hire solutions to the events management sector by joining the highly respected Event Supplier & Services Association (ESSA). The not-for-profit trade association represents the interests of contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the events/exhibitions industry. Since Briggs offers a fast response, competitive rates and guaranteed service levels, the company had no difficulty in satisfying ESSA’s stringent membership criteria. Allan Parsons, […]

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Whilst the situation at Calais gets increasingly worse, with a reported 6000 immigrants seeking the opportunity to cross to the United Kingdom, the effect this is having on the fresh produce and chilled food chain from European sources continues to be a substantial problem. Chris Sturman, CEO of Food Storage and Distribution Federation explains: “As the sole trade body which represents and supports the interests of the entire food logistics industry, we are having regular conversations with our members regarding […]

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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. This year’s conference is hosted by the Food Storage & Distribution Federation and will be held  at the Royal Garden Hotel. Overlooking Kensington Palace and the Albert Hall, with stunning views of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens this superb venue is perfectly situated to access London’s many world famous cultural and historic sights and attractions. Thursday 13th October […]

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