Talent in Logistics – working in partnership with FSDF member UniCarriers UK – will use the IMHX exhibition to host their first ever live Forklift Operator Challenge. Visitors to stand 6B190 will go head-to-head with a skilled opponent, and compete against them by demonstrating a high level of skill and accuracy. Nominees must be a qualified counterbalance lift truck operator and proof will need to be provided on the day in order to take part. Ruth Edwards, Business Manager at […]

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International development organisation Transaid has welcomed Lytx as the latest supporter to sign up as a corporate member. Lytx is a major provider of video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions for commercial and public sector fleets. Lytx joins a group of more than 30 industry champions committed to supporting Transaid’s primary goals of improving commercial driving standards and ensuring better access to healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. Bill Ruff, Vice President at Lytx, says: “Transaid’s focus on road safety and […]

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Chiltern Distribution has turned to refrigerated converter CoolKit to help it deliver a growing number of ‘just in time’ deliveries to meet customer demand. Paul Jackson, managing director of Chiltern Distribution, has recently purchased two Mercedes Sprinter temperature-controlled vans from CoolKit as part of its vehicle replacement scheme. Chiltern Distribution can transport anything that requires a temperature-controlled service between -25 degrees and +25 degrees, and the company’s main industries include the pharmaceutical and food sectors. Jackson, who has been with […]

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Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI), Britain’s largest producer of branded and private label fresh and flavoured milk, cream, butter and ingredients, has launched a £100m cost and margin improvement programme which aims to secure a vibrant and sustainable future for the business, benefiting consumers, customers, employees and farmers. Project Darwin includes a comprehensive review of every aspect of MMI’s operations, logistics, back office and people organisation in order to simplify the business, reduce cost and further improve customer focus and […]

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Annual report identifies top players in temperature-controlled sector. Cold Chain News has published a comprehensive guide to the UK temperature-controlled logistics industry. The guide, available from www.GlobalColdChainNews.com priced £150, includes tables that list the major players in the industry, including own account operators, logistics providers, body and trailer builders, van converters and truck refrigeration equipment suppliers. The report sets out the size and scale of the British temperature-controlled transport, logistics and storage market. The report draws on extensive research carried […]

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FSDF member Fowler Welch has helped redistribute enough surplus food to provide two million meals for vulnerable people three years into its partnership with FareShare. Fowler Welch joined forces with FareShare in August 2016 in a bid to reduce food waste across other companies in the supply chain. After noticing a number of their customers were looking to redistribute their surplus food to charity but struggled with the logistics, they developed a system where food companies could add their surplus […]

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Did you know that people who sit for 13 hours a day have a 200% greater risk of death than those who sit for 11 hours or less? Yes, that’s right. Your chair is killing you. At least, that’s what research in the Annals of Internal Medicine says.   Worryingly, no one’s quite sure why sitting is so deadly. It might be because humans are designed to be upright. Our insides work better that way. Or maybe chronic sitters lead less healthy lifestyles. […]

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FSDF would like to welcome new Full Member Norfolk Logistics Ltd. Norfolk Logistics can offer a solution to the transportation of both frozen and chilled product. They currently operate a fleet of both single and dual temperature vehicles. This allows to offer our customers the most cost effective solution for their requirements whilst maintaining the cool chain at all times. Norfolk Logistics run their distribution from the main office in Felixstowe and also have a cold store in Glasgow. Alistair […]

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Who is the main person that our members could contact for information? Rachel Jones- Marketing Executive rjones@fen-bayservices.co.uk 07746 496841 What do they do?  Rachel will be your first point of contact and arrange a face to face visit to your premises with one of our skilled and knowledgeable Business Development Managers.  This ensures that we meet our clients needs exactly and provide the best advice possible.   Fen-Bay Services Ltd have grown to become one of the leading providers of […]

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The Food and Drink Sector Council has been formed to be a partnership between industry and the UK Government, bringing together the entire food chain. The Council is seeking a clearer understanding of the workforce in the Food Sector and would like FSDF members to have a voice and take part in a business survey which they have recently launched. Please click here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SPBLYSP to take the survey, it should only take 15-20 minutes and your input will  help inform […]

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