FSDF member & specialist in the industry Star Refrigeration have announced the launch of their new Envi range of eco-friendly, industrial CO2 refrigeration packages to provide a long term solution for smaller scale industrial applications for temperature controlled storage, food and drink manufacturing, inline freezing and chilling, building services, industrial processes, data centres and leisure and ice applications. The range of pre-engineered, energy efficient industrial CO2 refrigeration packages are one of the industry’s first industrial CO2 refrigeration solutions to offer […]

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In the year ending March 2018, leading supply chain expert & FSDF member Fowler Welch increased its MPG from 9.43MPG to 9.75MPG, reducing carbon emissions by a further 2,000 tonnes from 2017, across its fleet alone. This 3.4% reduction of carbon emissions is the well-earned result of continued focus on sustainability initiatives across the Fowler Welch business. Over the last few years, Fowler Welch has worked across its fleet, warehouses and alongside customers, putting targeted investment into its overall sustainability, […]

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With less than a fortnight to go, places are filling up for the FSDF Safety Management Conference which is taking place 15th May 2018 at College Court Conference Centre, Leicester. The conference will cover some key issues that are particularly relevant to the logistics industry with some hard-hitting messages. FORK LIFT SAFETY We are delighted that Lisa Ramos has agreed to share her story with us after she was knocked down by a fork lift truck. Her husband, Dave Garton, […]

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An amazing organisation and the only UK based charity which represents and supports people living with all types of EHS (Ehlers-Danlos syndromes) will benefit from the fundraising cycling efforts of Lee Whiting when he gets on his bike for the Prudential RideLondon, London – Surrey 100 on Saturday 29th July 2018. Some time since he last sat in the saddle, the forty-something Business Unit Director at FSDF member, Redditch firm Oakland International is hoping to smash his £500 fundraising target, […]

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As market leaders and design innovators within the high-speed door industry, FSDF member & German manufacturer EFAFLEX are renowned for continually pushing the boundaries of product innovation. In their latest technological development, they have collaborated with Building Information Modeling (BIM) experts ‘BIMobject®.’ BIM is a 3D digital modeling tool which aids architects, engineers and construction professionals, by helping them to visualize, plan and predict a building projects profitability and total cost of ownership. It provides all project stakeholders with full […]

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Material handling solutions provider & FSDF member Combilift has opened its new global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Monaghan, the Republic of Ireland. Martin McVicar, Combilift’s managing director, said: “The combination of this state-of-the-art production plant and the growing skilled workforce will allow us to double production within the next five years.” With the new facility, Combilift says it will be able to manufacture four units from its straddle carrier range per week. The purpose-built factory is set on a […]

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Müller has published details of its ‘Next Generation’ programme for 25 Müller Direct farmers – and confirmed that it will include face time with elite athletes, as part of the company’s status as Official Supporter of British Athletics and Athletics Ireland. Müller has branding and activation rights for seven major athletics events in 2018 and 2019 and is working closely with brand ambassadors, which include, Adam Gemili and Dina Asher-Smith, on activity that brings inspiration to the dairy aisle. The […]

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The first seven service partner technicians have graduated from FSDF associate member Carrier Transicold UK’s Training Academy programme, a continuing professional development course accredited by the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE). The three-year course supports Carrier Transicold UK’s commitment to nurturing new talent within its service provider network. 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 Training […]

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North East based tech firm and FSDF associate member Grid Smarter Cities is thrilled to announce that they have placed in #7 place in the 2018 IP League Table! The IP League Table is developed by Metis Partners, and ranks UK companies based on their IP assets and value. Grid is a platform company of smart city solutions and systems that envisages the city of the near future as “digital, connected and convenient”; its expertise and patented products aim to […]

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International development organisation Transaid is on track to achieve exceptional results in its Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) in Adamawa State, Nigeria, with its programme staggeringly transporting more than 16,500 pregnant women to a registered health facility since the scheme began in July 2013. Results from an ETS user survey conducted last year saw 5,955 trips recorded – the highest number in a 12-month period since the scheme began – with 90 per cent of local women interviewed stating that they […]

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