Equipment

Muntons invests £2.5m in software

Muntons, the Suffolk-based maltster and malted ingredient company, has invested £2.5 million in management software.

Lincat takes on two new managers

Lincoln-based commercial catering equipment manufacturer Lincat has appointed two new managers to its sales team.

New chiller and freezer from Jestic

The new addition to the product portfolio from Kent-based Jestic Foodservice Equipment, made by Irinox, has been dubbed the “fastest blast chiller in its category”.

Bakkavor increases pallet demand

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has increased annual pallet demand by 25% by securing a new deal with Pooling Partners. 

Mono Equipment revamps roll-forming unit

Mono Equipment has revamped its Two-Pocket Roll Plant divider and rounder with a new roll forming unit.

RedBlack Software launches Cybake Instore and new range

RedBlack Software has launched CyBake Instore, and has announced it has become the exclusive UK reseller of weighing, ingredient control and traceability solutions from North American specialist, SG Systems.

New GM for Comark

Comark Instruments, the international manufacturer of precision thermometers, data loggers and wireless monitoring solutions, has appointed Lika Dutta as general manager.

10 things to do at next week’s exhibitions

Next week British Baker is exhibiting at Farm Shop & Deli Show and here is our guide of what you should do while visiting it, Foodex and Food & Drink Expo.

Just Desserts expands bakery

West Yorkshire-based bakery and patissier Just Desserts is to increase the footprint of the business by 50%, following a 30% sales growth in the last year. 

Linpac appoints new director

Dr Helene Roberts has been appointed group marketing and innovation director, a newly created role at Linpac Packaging.

Carr’s Water Biscuit production restarts at flood-hit factory

Carr’s Water Biscuit production has resumed at United Biscuits’ (UB) Carlisle factory for the first time since it was flooded last December.

Linpac invests £1.2m in machinery

Linpac Packaging plans to produce a further 200 million expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays each year as a result of a £1.2m investment.

Allied invests £1m in pancakes

Sunblest pancake production has been overhauled at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakery’s East Belfast plant. 

Loma’s new Manchester flagship centre

Machinery manufacturer Loma Systems has said that its new flagship centre in Denton, Manchester will “help drive forward development of advanced inspection technology”.

Bakers Basco’s GPS brings about legal action

The unauthorised use of bread baskets has cost school food supplier Gilmoor Foods Ltd (GF) in excess of £6,000. 

Jestic named in ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

Foodservice equipment manufacturing company Jestic has been listed as one of Britain’s most inspirational companies in a London Stock Exchange report. 

Warburtons makes Top 25 of Sunday Times’ companies

Warburtons has been named one of the Best 25 Big companies to work for.

Allied makes savings through stock profiling

Specialist stock profiling from Brammer, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services, is set to deliver cost savings for Allied Bakeries.

Chris Ormrod, managing director of Ministry of Pudding
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Ministry of Pudding expands production capability

Ministry of Pudding has spent around £500,000 on new equipment, ahead of fresh product releases later in the year.

£1.5m investment for Northumberland ingredients supplier

Silvery Tweed Cereals will boost its capacity, improve productivity and create jobs.

Hovis switches to new ordering system

TrueCommerce has entered into a partnership with Hovis, the milling and bakery business, to provide it with a secure electronic ordering system.

British Rema launches Interchangeable Blender

British Rema Process Equipment, based in Sheffield, has introduced an Interchangeable Blender that allows bakers to blend products with different densities using a single piece of equipment.

Roberts Bakery extends distribution reach

Cheshire-based Roberts Bakery has extended its customer reach, with a new deal to distribute from the Corby site of logistical firm Bibby Distribution.

New biscuit wrapper for UK market

Ulma Packaging, a designer and builder of packaging machinery, has introduced a new version of its Atlanta range of horizontal flow wrapping machines to the UK. 

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RedBlack to launch new ordering software

RedBlack, the York-based software developer, has revealed it will launch new software aimed at improving ordering efficiency between bakeries and retail stores.

New food label printing web app

Food label designer and printer Planglow has launched an entirely web-based label application, Labellogic Live.

“Groundbreaking” ColdBake plans to enter bakery sector

Northern Irish company, Carritech Research, plans to bring ColdBake to the bakery industry – products are cooked at 47 degrees or under, so no nutritional value is lost.

New patisserie cartons for bakers

LINPAC and Graphic Packaging have collaborated to design a premium range of patisserie cartons. 

Bakery hotplate firm secures £1m order from USA

Manufacturer of hotplate equipment, Sugden Limited, has secured a deal worth £1m to sell its muffin-making equipment to America. 

Steve Loughton, managing director at Jestic Foodservice Equipment
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Sveba-Dahlen awards sole UK contract to Jestic

Jestic Foodservice Equipment, the food manufacturing machinery company, has been awarded the sole UK distribution right to Sveba-Dahlen machinery.

Jestic to expand into bakery

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has announced its expansion into the bakery sector. 

Pie firm invests £60k in production

The Lewis Pie and Pasty Company, one of the biggest pie and pasty manufacturers in the UK, has invested £60,000 in new equipment to improve its production line.

Greggs embarks on business transformation

Greggs has built on an existing relationship with technology company Keytree by appointing it to carry out the first phase of its business transformation programme.

United Biscuits (UB) now runs 16 trucks on waste cooking oil
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UB slashes CO2 emissions

United Biscuits (UB), the biscuit and snack manufacturer, has extended its fleet of trucks fuelled by waste cooking oil to 16.

Invest in automation to increase output by 25%, says Barclays

The food and drink industry is among the UK manufacturing sectors that have the most to gain from investments in automation and robotics, according to a report by Barclays.

Dowson moves to larger plant

Dowson Food Machinery, the bakery equipment manufacturer, is moving to a larger factory in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Bakers Basco fights thieves with glitter

Bakers Basco has begun impregnating its bread baskets and dollies with a traceable ‘glitter’ additive to deter thieves.

Mono Equipment supplies Scandi bakery

Mono Equipment, the bakery and foodservice equipment manufacturer, has supplied its products to new Cardiff bakery and café Brød.

Country Style buys up former bagel firm’s assets

Country Style Foods has acquired the assets of the recently collapsed Ixxy’s Bagels for an undisclosed sum.

Steve and Ann Wells with Brook Food's award
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Brook Food scoops new business award

Bakery equipment supplier Brook Food Processing has won a regional award in recognition of its business model, ethics and successes.

Délifrance unveils £30m investment and new bread line

Délifrance UK has unveiled a new £30m investment to its bakery in London which has already seen the installation of a state-of-the-art stone baked bread line.

Jane Tyler, managing director of RedBlack
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CyBake trialled by M&S

Bakery management software CyBake is being trialled by clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) across a selection of its in-store bakeries.

LPQ upgrades EPoS

Artisanal bakery-chain Le Pain Quotidien is in the final stages of upgrading its EPoS system across its 25 London locations.

RedBlack and Toolbox reveal baking software collaboration

RedBlack Software, the York-based bakery software company, has announced a new partnership with a German firm.

Invicta adds business development manager

Bakery, catering and food processing supplier Invicta Bakeware has appointed a new business development manager as part of a planned expansion.

Ultrasonic cutter on display at the IBA.
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Brook Food launches ultrasonic cake cutter

Brook Food has introduced the Reach Food Systems Ultrasonic Cake Cutter to the UK bakery market.

Mike Roberts and Lindsay Occleston of Roberts alongside Val Custance, Mayor of Erewash
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Roberts Bakery celebrates £2m upgrade

Frank Roberts & Sons Bakery has opened its £2m-plus upgrade of the former Aldreds the Bakers bakery, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, featuring a state-of-the-art sandwich thins line.

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Asda's senior category director for bakery James Cawthorne leaves after 15 years
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Exclusive: bakery director leaves Asda

Asda’s senior category director for bakery has left after 15 years’ service. 

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Habwood launches new range of depositors
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Habwood to supply new depositor range

Habwood, the Worcestershire-based supplier of catering and bakery equipment, is to deliver a new range of depositors into the UK. 

Speciality coffee market set to grow

A study suggests the UK coffee market is becoming increasingly specialist – with a new wave of baristas accounting for 15% of the market.

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