FSDF member Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) is set to reduce plastic use by 400 tonnes per annum whilst substantially cutting food waste and distribution costs as it simplifies its range of fresh milk and cream products. The SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) rationalisation programme, part of MMI’s Darwin project, could see the company pare down the 835 fresh milk and cream SKU’s manufactured across its network of six dairies by up to 40%. An innovative lightweighting exercise, made possible by […]

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FSDF Member Nagel Langdons has ordered 205 Scanias for its temperature-controlled distribution fleet. 67 trucks will be delivered in 2019, with the remainder following next year.  Fifty-six of the 2019 vehicles will be tractor, a mix of G 450 6×2/2s with normal height roofs and R450 6×2/2 Highlines.  All have mid-lifting axles and will be plated at 44-tonnes gross train weight.  The G-series trucks will operate on distribution work during the day and inter-depot trunking at night, while the R-series […]

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RGVA joined FSDF as an Associate Member at the end of 2018, we spoke to RGVA to find out more information regarding who to contact what they can offer the FSDF members. Who is the main person that our members could contact for information; Gary Shanks – 07592 502080 – gary@rgva.co.uk What do they do & contact details; National Sales Account Manager. Gary has a passion for the vehicle graphics industry and is passionate about providing customers with high quality […]

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The Annual FSDF Golf Day is Wednesday 10th July in 2019, so make sure the date is noted in your diary and book. We look forward to welcoming you to Belton Woods in Lincolnshire for brunch, 18 holes of golf  with individual and team competition including longest drive and nearest the pin followed by a private prize-giving dinner.  The picturesque par 73 Woodside course runs alongside magnificent woodlands on the Belton Woods estate. Its undulating fairways and natural hazards need […]

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Quieter, more flexible, lower-emission – the requirements placed on logistics in big cities are on the up. In order to overcome such challenges, FSDF member Nagel Langdons is testing a modern multi-temperature vehicle in the British capital. “There are currently various approaches in place across European capitals for cleaner air, lower carbon dioxide, increased safety for cyclists and pedestrians as well as a quieter environment,” says Arran Osman, Managing Director of Nagel Langdons. “We certainly want to play our role […]

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In a departure from its traditional diesel vehicle display at the CV Show, all four vehicles on the FSDF member Paneltex stand will be electric vehicles, confirming the company’s commitment to alternative powered vehicles. Not only are the four trucks electric powered, but two of the trucks also feature Paneltex refrigerated bodies specified with all-electric refrigeration systems. Announcing details of their all-electric stand, Paneltex’s managing director Chris Berridge said, “Towards the end of 2018 we announced that Paneltex would be […]

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From the highpoint of the 1960’s when nearly 70 per cent of all lift trucks sold had IC engines, the IC-engine-powered forklift has seen its share of the global forklift sales market steadily eroded by the growing popularity of battery-driven trucks. And LP Gas-powered truck sales have been hit particularly hard. “Sales of LP Gas-powered warehouse trucks have been declining for a while for several reasons,” says John Maguire, managing director of FSDF Member Narrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of […]

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The SPAR Lancashire School Games has become one of the largest youth sporting events in the county, with 94,000 Lancashire school children participating in last year’s competition alone. Aimed at encouraging children and young people to take part in regular physical activity, the SPAR Lancashire School Games take place over a six month period, with winners of Level 2 events going forward to represent their schools and districts in Level 3 games at the county finals in July. Bringing together […]

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FSDF member, responsible family business and multi temperature supply chain specialists Oakland International was delighted to join other sponsors in congratulating this year’s winners of the young people’s Tryangle Awards. Celebrating the amazing volunteering efforts and achievements of young people in Worcestershire, the awards honour those who despite health, disability or social problems overcome adversity to ‘get the job done’ at home, school, college or within their community. Supporting young people in the community is a prime focus for Oakland […]

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FSDF member Combilift added yet another industry award to its ever growing tally when its Combi-PPT model won the Safety Category of the FLTA Awards for Excellence 2019 on March 30th.   The Combi-PPT is a high performance pedestrian operated powered pallet truck, the first model of which was designed following a very specific request from a Combilift customer wanting to enhance operational safety and material flow in its manufacturing facilities. This proved to be so successful that the Combi-PPT […]

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