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LPR Wins Prestigious EcoVadis Gold Rating
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Jungheinrich Continues Commitment To Promoting Fork Lift Safety
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Food Distribution Industry Urged To Combat Food Waste Crisis
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Friday January 06 2017 04:24
LPR UK Announces New Logistics Partnership With W.R. Carter
Monday December 19 2016 05:03
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Food And Drink Supply Chain Calls For Action To Restore Labour Market Confidence
Monday December 12 2016 04:28
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LPR Expands Capabilities With New Paint Booth At Castleford
Friday November 25 2016 07:19
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Savoye Targets Growth With New Partnership Strategy
Wednesday October 26 2016 08:38
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Thursday October 06 2016 04:37
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Monday October 03 2016 04:45
BRC Global Standards Professional Awards Launched
Thursday August 25 2016 05:11
Leading UK Food Group Chooses Mitsubishi Forklifts
Thursday August 18 2016 07:56
Courier Express Continues Expansion Amid Growth
Monday August 15 2016 03:52
BRC Publishes Revised Global Standard for Storage and Distribution
Monday August 01 2016 14:12
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Wednesday July 27 2016 05:16
LPR Goes For Gold With EcoVadis Rating
Tuesday July 05 2016 04:12
FLTA Search Is On For Safety Champion
Wednesday June 15 2016 05:11
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Tuesday June 14 2016 07:38
Onward Holdings Goes Green With Renewable Energy Investment
Thursday June 02 2016 04:59
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Tuesday May 31 2016 07:33
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JBT AGVs: Matching Automation With Application
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Friday February 26 2016 07:51
LPR Opens New Depots In Partnership With Goggins
Monday February 15 2016 05:20
LPR Announces Two Senior Promotions
Wednesday February 10 2016 06:12
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Tuesday January 19 2016 04:10
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Friday December 18 2015 03:52
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Friday November 20 2015 07:08
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Monday November 02 2015 04:16
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Wednesday October 21 2015 07:27
LPR Wins Kellogg's European Pallet Pooling Contract
Friday October 16 2015 03:28
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Thursday October 08 2015 04:46
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Monday October 05 2015 07:52
LPR Appoints New Senior Roles To Drive Forward UK And Ireland Expansion
Friday September 25 2015 04:05
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Friday July 31 2015 03:39
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Wednesday July 22 2015 07:34
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Tuesday July 21 2015 04:24
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Monday July 20 2015 09:27
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Tuesday June 02 2015 11:49
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Thursday April 30 2015 06:32
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Friday April 24 2015 09:35
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LPR Celebrates 22nd Year Of Sustained Growth
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Tuesday June 17 2014 07:33
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Friday May 30 2014 07:37
Oakland Cold Pallet Storage Gets Green Light For Expansion
Tuesday May 27 2014 10:02
NFT Valued At £60m As Private Equity Snaps Up Tasty Business
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Advanced Intralogistics System From CSB-System Speeds Up Food Factory Order And Picking Process
An advanced intralogistics system devised by CSB-System International for leading Swiss cheese producer Züger Frischkäse AG in Oberbüren has automated the company’s stock control process while delivering a 50% time saving in picking speeds.

Züger Frischkäse produces a range of cheeses including mozzarella, feta, ricotta and mascarpone. The company’s production is already characterised by a high degree of automation and fully integrated information technology, and CSB-System was asked to modernise its intralogistics to provide seamless link to the picking and replenishment processes.

The CSB-System solution combines high bay storage with mobile picking. Every pallet in the high bay storage is linked to the system with its minimum sell-by date and lot number. This ensures that bays are filled according to the first-in, first-out principle.

In addition, the system provides an extra degree of control using master data from the ERP software. For example, the pallet height and the maximum weight can be checked. The master data can also specify whether the item first needs to be forwarded to a quick freezing position, and in which segment of the warehouse and at what height it is stored.

The inventory management computer communicates with the CSB-System via defined interfaces to handle the automatic removal of pallets for replenishment during the picking process.

Picking itself is paperless, using wireless technology to directly transmit to touch panels on the electric forklifts. The screen shows in which area of the picking zone the pallet with the required product can be found.

Using Bluetooth scanners, the pallet label is scanned, the corresponding number of items removed, and the pick quantity confirmed. If a pallet is emptied, a new one is requisitioned automatically from the high bay storage, ensuring ongoing replenishment in the packing zone and that customer orders can be processed very quickly and efficiently.

Overall Züger reports a 50% saving compared to its previous operation while the error rate has been minimised.

“We have elevated this area to a completely new level,” comments deputy CEO Markus Züger. “Today we are in a position to respond quickly and flexibly to customer demands.”

For more information contact CSB-System
Tel: +49 2451 625 430
Fax: +49 2451 625 291
Email: info@csb-system.com
Web: www.csb.com
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Oakland Cold Pallet Storage Gets Green Light For Expansion
Planning permission has been secured by Oakland International to increase their existing cold pallet storage facility at Redditch via a £1.2m investment which will extend their existing frozen food storage capacity by 2,000 pallets and construct a 26 pallet blast freezer by September 2014.

Oakland International MD, Dean Attwell, stated: “Our expansion plans are substantial considering the current size of our frozen business. We have a clear focus to deliver strong organic growth with our existing clients and really focus on our customer service while keeping close to our retailers. The demand for increased capacity has been driven by our focus on providing additional tempering contracts and the rapid growth of our retail platform models.

“In addition to expanding our cold store we have now put in a planning application for a new 60,0000 sq. ft. of extra ambient and chilled storage with construction planned to take place during 2015, creating between 60 and 90 more jobs over the next 18 months to support our retail, discount and convenience sector activity.”

Working with around 200 suppliers to deliver product into the multiples, discount and convenience sectors, Oakland added a further 15,000 sq. ft. of chilled space to handle the Christmas rush and first quarter activity of 2014. Alongside this they also invested heavily in co-packing lines, adding five more packing lines to support their Christmas party food tempering and coding operation; a total investment of £200K.

“The growth of our business throughout the economic downturn was a deliberate risk strategy intended to support our customers by extending service offer through increased destinations, whilst driving efficiency through critical mass, enabling Oakland to hold our prices. Alongside this we have also been undertaking significant investment in energy efficient chillers, LED lighting and solar PV panels, with over 300kva solar power generation now in operation on our roof in an engaged drive to retain control of energy costs.” added Dean. “The new cold store will feature the most energy efficient construction materials, lighting and equipment and will add a further 350kw of solar capacity through roof-mounted solar panels.”

Oakland’s latest development follows a £2.6m investment made over the last two years to increase their ambient and chilled capacity by an additional 50,000 sq. ft. and in the last three years the company’s workforce from 110 people to their current level of over 210 people in the UK and Ireland.
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NFT Valued At £60m As Private Equity Snaps Up Tasty Business
NFT Distribution Operations Limited, the UK market leader in chilled food distribution, has announced that the business has completed a deal with new private equity investor EmergeVest, valuing the company at over £60 million. The transaction includes integrated debt funding of up to GBP 42 million provided by Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance.

EmergeVest has acquired the entire shareholding of NFT’s original private equity backer, Phoenix Equity Partners, and alongside Investec is injecting additional capital to further grow the business in the UK and overseas. The current management team at NFT will remain with the business and maintain a significant shareholding in the company.

NFT is the vital supply-chain link between chilled food and drink manufacturers and the retailers. The distribution of products has to be expertly managed under strict temperature-controlled conditions and to very short timelines from the point of production to the supermarket shelf.

Since the MBO from Northern Foods in 2006, the business has seen sales increase 49 per cent, from GBP 114 million to GBP 170 million in the latest year to March 2014. The company runs seven strategically located sites at which it employs 2,000 full-time staff.

Commenting on today’s news David Frankish, CEO of NFT, said: “We have been diligent in our search for a new investment partner and are really pleased to be working with EmergeVest who have exhibited a great understanding of our market and a passion to help NFT fulfil its potential. They are keen to back management’s plans for growth based on innovation and continuous improvement to our service offering delivered by a highly skilled workforce and leading edge systems. With the additional financial backing of Investec, I am confident this deal is great news for our customers, employees and the wider logistics environment.”

Heath Zarin, Managing Director of EmergeVest, added: “We are delighted to establish this relationship with NFT, the UK market leader in chilled food logistics services. We believe the company is well positioned to expand its service offering within the UK and to enter new overseas markets. We have been very impressed by management’s ability to execute and their plans for developing the business further. We are also pleased that Investec participated in the transaction and will provide ongoing support to NFT through an innovative and flexible financing package. Overall, we are very excited about NFT’s growth prospects and ability to provide an ever-expanding suite of leading edge services.”

Richard Daw, Partner at Phoenix Equity Partners commented: “By investing substantial growth capital and by working hard alongside NFT’s excellent management team, we have together succeeded in establishing NFT in its market-leading position. We wish David Frankish and the management team every success in the next phase of the company’s development under their new ownership.”

Paul Rablen of Investec said: “We are partnering with a first class management team in a compelling business. We look forward to providing ongoing funding to underpin the next chapter of NFT’s growth under EmergeVest’s ownership.”
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