Supply chain specialist Fowler Welch has appointed Sean Negus in the new role of Head of Operations – Ambient. The position, which will be based at the company’s state-of-the art Ambient National Distribution centre in Heywood was created as the company has increased its focus on growing its ambient service. The role will cover all aspects of the operation, covering commercial, warehouse and transport operations. Sean joins Fowler Welch as a highly experienced professional in the logistics and supply chain […]

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Confirmed as a ‘double’ award winner, Oakland International has won two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, for International Trade and Sustainable Development 2017. Oakland International CEO and Co-Founder, Dean Attwell, stated: “I’m absolutely delighted and honoured for Oakland to be a Queen’s Award winner; but to receive two Queen’s Awards is mind-blowing and is a fantastic endorsement for the great team we have operating within our business models here in the UK and abroad. “I would like to thank our entire […]

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FSDF Member Müller has rapidly re-vamped the livery of 96 of its UK trailer fleet to promote a major new Müllerlight campaign using Traxx®, a versatile quick-change frame and banner system that makes commercial vehicles a viable advertising tool. The aluminium Traxx frames were originally fitted to the 13.6 metre Gray & Adams trailers in 2015 by vehicle graphics specialist RGVA. The system allows high definition printed banners to be applied to the side of trailers in a matter of […]

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On Friday 7th April 2017 Food Storage & Distribution Federation Chief Executive, Chris Sturman, along with representatives from a number of FSDF member companies, met with the Department for Transport to discuss the concerns of the temperature-controlled food logistics industry following the triggering of Article 50. Accompanying him were Graham Doe, Managing Director of Solstor UK Ltd, Jon Miles, UK Director at Newcold, Norman Highnam, Contracts Director at Marshalls Fleet Solutions and David Price, Operations Director of Fresh Logistics. Discussions […]

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FSDF and BFFF have come together to host this joint event on 16th May at Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham. We have had a tremendous response so far and bookings have exceeded our expectations. If you would like to attend, please book now as there are limited places left. Click here to find out more and to download a booking form  

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Supermarket chain Tesco is conducting a trial of two Carrier Transicold multi-temperature refrigeration units – engineless systems that run entirely on hydro-electric power generated by the trucks’ ultra-clean Euro VI engines. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold (UK) Limited, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The trial is part of the supermarket retailer’s efforts to reduce its impact on the environment. These are the first […]

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Star Refrigeration is proud to sponsor a special women’s engineering event organised by the Institute of Refrigeration and Women in RCHAP. The exciting career development day aimed at female engineers takes place on June 23rd, which coincides with International Women in Engineering Day. The women’s CPD day is hosted by Cool Concerns in Tywning, a training centre founded by past IoR president Jane Gartshore who was named as one of the “Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering” by the Daily […]

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FSDF is a keen supporter of Transaid and in 2016 raised over £1500 in donations collected at our events. We will be continuing our support in 2017 and look forward to exceeding last year’s total. Your first opportunity to donate via FSDF will be at our Annual Lunch where Gary Forster, CEO of Transaid, will give us an update on the work of the organisation, the latest fundraising bike ride to South Africa and future challenges as well as hosting […]

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Honeywell has announced that it will exit the sale of R404A and R507 in the EU by 2018 in order to meet the deadline set by the EU’s F-gas regulations and in anticipation of severe reductions in quota for the higher-GWP refrigerants. In their place, Honeywell will be offering its low GWP alternatives such as Solstice N40 (R448A) and Genetron Performax LT (R407F). Julien Soulet, managing director for Honeywell Fluorine Products in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India said: “Given […]

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FSDF Associate Member UniCarriers has developed the new Driver Presence Sensor® (DPS) – an ergonomic alternative to the dead man’s switch on order picking trucks. The DPS covers the truck’s entire working platform – improving both operator ergonomics and safety. Trucks are activated ready to operate as soon as the sensor technology detects the driver’s presence based on their weight. 20kg will activate the truck, consequently there is no longer a need for a dead man’s switch with a fixed […]

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