FSDF members Easilift Loading Systems have an approach to developing loading bay products and can be summed up by our motto “We take care” – but how precisely do we do that?….….By listening to what our clients’ tell us and by working in close collaboration with them to develop solutions that improves their business. It was through this practice that we came to develop an exciting new safety feature on our latest Double Dok Lifting Platform for a Dotcom customer. […]

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The 2018 FSDF Health and Safety Awards are open! The awards are open to all members and aim to recognise excellence in health and safety on an individual and company wide level. To enter, complete the form on the right, upload your supporting documents and submit online https://www.fsdf.org.uk/health-safety/2017-award-nominations/  or download an entry form here. FSDF Health & Safety Awards are sponsored by Citation Best Individual Contribution to Health and Safety by an Individual The purpose of this award is to recognise […]

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FSDF member, multi temperature supply chain and logistics specialist Oakland International will move its Irish operation into a new purpose-built hub in Dublin, due for completion by the end of January 2018. Opening their first Irish hub in Ashbourne, Co. Meath in 2009, a joint venture with Mark Caffrey of Caffrey International, Oakland offered Irish and European food producers a cost effective, efficient and environmentally friendly route to market. Eight years on Oakland is a key supply chain and logistics […]

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FSDF member Grid Smarter Cities would like to invite you to our upcoming event “‘Making better use of London’s Kerb space. – The future of Logistics and Deliveries” hosted by Grid Smarter Cities, in partnership with Westminster Business Council. The event will take place at Bao Fa Gardens, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB, on Wednesday 31st January between 5.30pm – 8.30pm. Some food and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP with ‘YES’ and the names and emails of attendees by replying to me, Dom Hyams, dom.hyams@gridsmartercities.com. If you are […]

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The nature of order fulfilment in ecommerce is changing radically, and with it, the demands placed upon the human resources needed to manage and support it. With leading online brands looking to further upscale their operations for picking single items, conventional methods are starting to show the strain. In the wake of the Brexit vote, fewer eastern European workers appear to be available for work in distribution centres and yet, the UK consumer’s penchant for buying goods over the internet […]

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FSDF member Narrow Aisle Ltd’s Warehouse Systems Division has announced the launch of Flexi Easi-Change – a new intelligent forklift truck battery management system that minimises truck fleet running costs and brings further operational efficiency benefits to fleet users of battery-powered Flexi articulated trucks. The Easi-Change system combines the latest battery charging technology with established materials handling techniques to ensure that electric-powered Flexi articulated truck fleets require the fewest number of battery units to operate around-the-clock while the amount of […]

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Customs have, this year released the below Customs Information Paper (CIP). FSDF member Britannia Bureau would like to forewarn you that any businesses operating open ended customs procedures (Customs warehousing for example) under the old Community Customs Code, will shortly be receiving a letter from HMRC (In January) advising of the re authorisation process under the Union Customs Code (UCC). To summarise, in January businesses will be asked to complete a reassessment form and between April this year and April […]

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A Chesterfield factory manager could be named the best in the country having been shortlisted for a top industry award. Adam March who works at the Chesterfield-based temperature controlled food storage company and FSDF member Rick Bestwick, is one of five finalists in the Factory Manager of the Year category of the frozen food industry’s People Awards. Organised by industry body, the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), the awards celebrate the best talent the frozen food industry has to offer. […]

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FSDF member Union Industries is helping to improve the daily operations of a new customer with one of its bestselling Bulldoors. RAVATHERM UK Ltd, a leading manufacturer of extruded polystyrene (XPS) for the building trade, needed a robust solution for its Hartlepool-based warehouse. Union Industries installed the Bulldoor to the goods-out area to segregate it from a loading bay to help prevent dirt, dust, insects and other foreign bodies entering the storage area. Union’s Bulldoor is designed for larger, high […]

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Chris Sturman, chief executive, Food Storage and Distribution Federation, will chair a session at the HVAC and Refrigeration Show on the future of chilled food transport in the wake of Brexit. The biennial HVAC & Refrigeration Show take places next week 23 to 25 January at London’s ExCel. The Industry Insight Series will see a leading panel of experts participate in a number of debates centred on key industry issues over the course of the three day exhibition. Sturman says: “I am […]

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