Union Industries Lidl

FSDF member Union Industries, the Great British manufacturer, has been working overtime to complete a series of installations for the German discounter, Lidl UK, which will help transform operations at one of the grocer’s largest multi-temperature warehouses. Lidl, a long-standing client of Union Industries, has invested in four new high speed doors for its Kent-based site that will facilitate significant efficiency gains. Three Ramdoors and one Bulldoor have been used to replace four existing doors at the warehouse which were […]

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RTITB Forklift of the year

FSDF member RTITB has confirmed the top 40 worldwide forklift operators that will compete in the next round of heats for the acclaimed International Forklift Operator of the Year 2016 award.  Taking place at IMHX (International Materials Handling Exhibition) U.K 2016 at stand 9A40 from 13th – 16th September, the next stage of the competition is a series of live heats where the 40 forklift drivers with the highest scores from the initial online test will compete for a place […]

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The amount of goods transported on UK roads last year increased by 12%, but the logistics sector was able to deliver this with only a 9% increase in HGV use. This is among the key findings from the Department for Transport’s road freight activity statistics, which are showing continued improvements in fleet efficiency. The DfT data also points out that three-quarters of all UK freight movements are made by road, rather than by rail or water. SOURCE: https://www.rwfreight.co.uk/news/2016/08/25/uk-road-freight-and-logistics-more-efficient-than-ever-123/

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As a business owner, senior manager or Health and Safety professional, wouldn’t you like to know what a visiting HSE Inspector is looking for, how they prioritise risk and how they interpret Health and Safety regulations? Now you can get the answers – and more – from the Inspectors themselves! HSE Inspectors’ Guide to Electrical Safety 14th September 2016 – Gain a practical understanding of what HSE Inspectors look for in the control of general electrical safey risk. HSE Inspectors’ Guide to […]

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Carrier at IAA

FSDF member Carrier Transicold will introduce visitors to a prototype natural refrigerant trailer unit as well as a new generation of engineless transport refrigeration systems at the 2016 IAA Show in Hanover, Germany. Both technologies highlight Carrier’s commitment to helping fleets meet efficiency and sustainability goals. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold UK, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The prototype natural refrigerant trailer unit will […]

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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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