Equipment

Bells of Lazonby ordered to pay £70k fine over injuries

Gluten-free bakery Bells of Lazonby has been ordered to pay more than £70k following two workers suffering hand injuries while operating machinery.

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Audit demands mean bakers need to be proactive on maintenance, says EPP

Epsom-based bakery innovation company EPP has argued that bakery audits being conducted by major retailers require companies to provide proof of the reliability of their plant and reveal contingency plans in the event of equipment failure.

Hobart wins European Award for second year running

Hobart Warewashing has won a Star Award in Innovation for its new enhanced flight-type dishwasher.

EXCLUSIVE: British Baker speaks with Bakers Basco general manager

Following a number of incidents on baking companies using bread baskets without permission, British Baker caught up with Bakers Basco general manager Steve Millward.

KernPack signs distribution deal with Skilled Group

Hampshire-based KernPack, distributor of specialist packaging machinery and solutions, has announced an exclusive distribution deal with robotics and laser-guided vehicle specialist Skilled Group.

British Biscotti invests in automation after rise in demand

Dorset-based business The Great British Biscotti’s rise in demand for its new range of biscuits has resulted in the installation of a PFM Pearl entry-level flow-wrapper.

Queen’s wedding cake saved by 3D scanning technology

A replica of one of the wedding cakes presented to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1947 has been repaired using 3D technology, developed by the University of Warwick.

VIDEO: How technology can play a big role in the baking industry

British Baker spoke with Shilpa Agarwal, sales and marketing director for the Indian market, on how food-tech companies are currently thriving in India.

Jestic launches new countertop charcoal oven

Kent-based Jestic Foodservice Equipment has launched  the Josper HJX38, a countertop charcoal oven.

WD Systems launches edge-drive modular spiral conveyor

WD Systems has unveiled a modular spiral conveyer system that it claims eliminates issues around cleaning and maintenance.

Unifiller launches Uni-X cookie depositor machine

Portioning equipment manufacturer Unifiller has unveiled its most versatile cookie dough depositor machine to date - the Uni-X Extruder.

Groundbreaking new cookie machine from Baker Perkins

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins has developed a system that it says brings cookie dough and filling together in one machine for the first time.

Mecatherm tunnel oven available for British plant bakers

A new Mecatherm FTA tunnel oven has been made available to British plant bakers and food manufacturers.

Bakery ordered to pay £5k in costs for unauthorised bread basket use

Derbyshire- based the Buckley Bakehouse has been ordered to pay ££4,654 in costs after using Bakers Basco’s bread baskets without its permission.

Caffè Nero launches mobile payment wallet

High street coffee chain Caffè Nero has teamed up with Yoyo Wallet to enable use of its mobile wallet at all UK and Ireland stores.

New wirecut from Baker Perkins

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins has introduced a new servo-driven version of its TruClean wirecut machine, which forms cookies and bars from soft dough.

EPP MD puts hygiene at top of agenda after Watchdog’s Asda exposé

European Process Plant’s (EPP) MD Steve Merritt has reacted to the BBC’s investigative programme Watchdog’s shaming of Asda over its unhygienic baskets by stating that washing machine production line Colussi Ermes is the answer to its problems.

Unifiller launches iPump

Portioning equipment manufacturer Unifiller has launched iPump, which it says can transfer product without compromising on quality or production space. 

Sandwich producers wary over automated system

Sandwich manufacturers are wary of being the first to market with a fully-automated sandwich system, according to a report from the British Sandwich Association (BSA).

Grocery searches soar across mobile devices

Shoppers searched for groceries on their smartphones 11% more in Q3 2016 compared to the previous quarter, according to Google and the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Mono launches new oven range

The new BX Eco-Wash Convection Oven range from Swansea-based Mono Equipment is the result of consultation with bakeries and major food-to-go outlets, according to the bakery and foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Digital system to relieve food inspection worries for bakers

Meeting food safety standards has just become less stressful for independent bakeries, with the launch of Checkit Solo - a digital food safety system from Checkit.

Baker Perkins adds seeding and inclusions innovation

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins has created two new innovations for its Multitex4 bread moulder, enabling it to enrobe standard loaves with seeds or grains and/or create swirled loaves.

Nisbets to open two new shops in September

Catering equipment supplier Nisbets is opening two new shops this month, in the cities of York and Chelmsford.

East Midlands bakery invests £75k in equipment

East Midlands bakery Luke Evans has invested £75,000 in new equipment, which will allow it to produce up to 9,000 bread rolls an hour.

Roberts' Bakery's Mike Roberts with Erewash MP Maggie Throup
Roberts Bakery's Mike Roberts with Erewash MP Maggie Throup
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Roberts Bakery invests a further £1m in Ilkeston site

Roberts Bakery has embarked on a second major investment programme within a year at the firm’s Ilkeston site.

Food equipment manufacturer designs UK’s first machine to solve dried fruit solution

Food equipment manufacturer Concept Engineering has introduced to the UK market a machine that specifically loosens up dried fruit.

Amazon delivery service extends across England

Amazon has extended its express Prime Now delivery service to new areas in the north and east of England.

Bakers Basco GPS trackers land sandwich firm with heavy fine

Wolverhampton-based sandwich maker, Authentic Bite has been ordered to pay almost £7,000 in damages and costs for using bread baskets that belonged to Bakers Basco to transport its sandwiches without permission.

Newsmith Stainless brings baking equipment to IBIE

A leading manufacturer of automated handling equipment for the baking industry, Newsmith Stainless, will bring its extensive expertise in bakery goods production equipment to this year’s International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas.

Zeelandia offloads bakery equipment

Zeelandia has agreed to sell its bakery equipment business, Zeelandia Technical Solutions (ZTS), to Everbake Group to focus on its bakery ingredients portfolio.

New robot investment for Speciality Breads

The palletising of artisanal loaves has been revolutionised by the new system at Speciality Bread (SB)’s £3m state-of-the-art Margate bakery. 

Roberts Bakery launches new app to improve footballing skills

Cheshire-based business Roberts Bakery has joined forces with Derby County football club to launch a new app aimed at getting youngsters to improve their footballing ability.

Furniss Biscuits installs new oven to increase production

Furniss Biscuits, owned by pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish, has installed a new oven in its Cornwall bakery as part of a major ongoing investment programme.

Coeliac UK introduces new gluten-free app

Charity Coeliac UK has launched a new mobile app named Gluten-free food checker, designed to help those on a gluten-free diet find food while shopping.

Arla brings out clean-label line

Cake topping is among a new range of clean-label, dairy-based solutions for the food-service sector launched by Denmark-based firm Arla Foods Ingredients.

Tesco set to launch mobile payment service

Supermarket giant Tesco will launch its mobile payment service nationally by the end of the year, after a successful trial period.

Phone app designed to ‘fight war on food waste’

Entrepreneurs Jamie Crummie and Chris Wilson have designed an app to offload bakery products that are destined for the bin at a discounted price.

Lidl brings out bread making machine

Lidl is to introduce the Silvercrest Bread Maker to its UK stores from today (Thursday 4 August 2016), despite the fact that the retailer has an in-store bakery in each of its outlets.

Par-Pak introduces standard bakery packs line

Milton Keynes-based packaging firm Par-Pak Europe has launched its first ‘off-the-shelf’ standard bakery packaging range.

Wallet Circle offers free mobile loyalty to cafés and bakeries

Digital start-up company Wallet Circle is redefining its business model so that large and small retail businesses can join its mobile loyalty app for free.

Oven giant aims to deliver 35% energy savings

Scandinavian oven company Sveba-Dahlen has claimed that its recently launched eco+ concept will save 35% in oven energy.

Bakery set to wrap up free-from market

A bakery that specialises in artisan wheat- and gluten-free breads, Wheat Free Bakery Direct, has purchased the new FP016 evo flow wrapper from packaging supplier KernPack.

New trucks for Roberts

Roberts Bakery has five new bespoke bread transport trucks, thanks to its contract with Bibby Distribution.

Hobart in Top 100 for record fourth time

Warewash equipment manufacturer Hobart has appeared in The Top 100 awards for the most innovative small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in its native Germany.

New baking equipment company sets up in London

Pastry Pro, a new baking equipment business, has launched in the capital, and hopes to attract national and international clients.

Mono launches new convection oven

Mono Equipment, the bakery and foodservice equipment manufacturer, has launched a new convection oven.

Samworth to build new factory

Melton Mowbray-based Samworth Brothers, the company behind Ginsters, is proposing to build a 10,650sq m food production facility at Mountsorrel in Leicestershire.

Butterware upgrades software

Butterware, a supplier of online ordering websites to the lunch-to-go market, has launched a new mobile responsive website design, available to all customers. 

M&S introduces Cybake Instore

Marks & Spencer has introduced RedBlack Software’s Cybake Instore to over 500 in-store bakeries.

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