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Anritsu Infivis Ltd’s new Managing Director for the UK, Yoshiyuki Amano, is confident the market for its full range of cutting-edge X-ray, metal detection and checkweigher systems will continue to prosper after Brexit.
Mr Amano has 30 years’ experience with the company and was Anritsu’s Assistant General Manager of International Business Division at its headquarters in Japan, before moving to take charge of Anritsu’s UK operations in Luton – his fourth career assignment overseas.
He said: “It is hard to predict the actual impact of Brexit today, but I believe the UK market will continue to develop as the demands for food safety and product quality assurance keep increasing, especially in an advanced market like here in the UK.”
Designed to help safeguard the integrity of food and pharmaceutical products from contaminants, Anritsu’s world-renowned XR-75 Series of X-ray Inspection Systems, Metal Detectors and SSV Checkweighers are exceptionally versatile and robust, food safety technology that offers the highest quality and performance.
Protecting consumers from contaminants in the food chain, and ensuring the accurate distribution of medical products, is paramount for both the retailer and supplier alike – finding the smallest foreign body in food can be seriously damaging both financially and to a company’s reputation.
“Our X-ray systems have the highest detection levels, are easy to operate and offer very low downtime because they are very easy to clean. All our systems are very reliable, robust and offer very long life usage reducing customer’s Total Cost of Ownership,” added Mr Amano.
X-ray inspection systems supplied by Anritsu are renowned for satisfying every regulatory safety standard around the world. Its Ultra-HD technology can detect down to 0.2mm diameter ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel sphere at production line speeds. Anritsu’s ability to detect contaminants with high accuracy, sensitivity and repeatability is unmatched in the industry.
Anritsu designs and develops all its products in-house to support every solution with 100% confidence. Its safety solutions for the food processing and pharmaceutical industries have earned global recognition for their outstanding performance, capability and credibility.
Last word goes to Mr Amano, who said: “Our corporate mission is to contribute to the development of a safe, secure, and prosperous society by offering high level Product Quality Assurance solutions.”
Bakkavor Group, the leading international provider of fresh prepared foods, is set to recruit up to 40 new apprentices in 2017 as it aims to further develop the skills of enthusiastic individuals who want to embark on a new career in the food manufacturing industry.
Its Apprentice Scheme has vacancies which are nationwide and span across a variety of functional roles including Engineering, Manufacturing, Development and HR. Successful applicants will experience real responsibility from day one, contributing to key business activities and projects, whilst at the same time studying towards a relevant, nationally recognised qualification.
Through its Apprenticeship Scheme Bakkavor also focuses on the development of life skills by encouraging apprentices to get involved with local community projects and charity initiatives. In 2016 for example, its new apprentices were given an unconventional induction at the Exotic Pet Refuge in Peterborough where they worked together with the refuge staff to build a new owl aviary and wolf enclosure from start to finish.
Sophie Bellham, Procurement Apprentice, said: “As an apprentice at Bakkavor, I’ve gained real hands-on experience alongside some of the most knowledgeable people in the food manufacturing sector, whilst also studying towards a qualification – the best of both worlds.
Bakkavor is very supportive with my career development within this fascinating industry and my confidence has blossomed over the last 18 months. The team I work with is always encouraging and if you want to go into the food manufacturing sector, there really is no better place.”
Pippa Greenslade, HR Director at Bakkavor Group, said: “We are extremely proud of our apprenticeship programme here at Bakkavor, one that has continued to grow since its successful launch five years ago. Apprenticeships are a great way to give young people the chance to gain real world experience and responsibility within a range of environments and we are committed to playing an active role in nurturing young talent in the food industry.”
Paul Doody, Global Marketing Director at Domino Printing Sciences, has passed away.
Paul took up the role of Global Marketing Director with Domino in January 2016, drawing on his extensive experience to define and drive effective marketing campaigns. He passed away on 11th January, 2017.
Paul had a varied and distinguished career that saw him manage European projects at Unilever and take on global marketing responsibilities at Linx Printing Technologies. He brought a wealth of experience to his role at Domino, along with a healthy dose of enthusiasm and creative flair. Paul played a key role in the launch of the Ax-Series, Domino’s ground-breaking new range of CIJ printers, which debuted at PackExpo on the 1st November, 2016.
David Bywater, Group Product Director at Domino Printing Sciences says: “Although only with Domino for a year, Paul made a huge impact on our business both at a personal and a professional level. We will all miss him as a friend, a colleague and a true marketing professional.”
A memorial service was held in Paul’s honour in Cambridge, on 25th January, 2017.