Equipment

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. 

Mono announces competition winner

The winner of Mono equipment’s Dec-A-Doughnut Competition is coffee shop owner Berris Evans from Pontypridd, South Wales.

M&S introduces Cybake Instore

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

Dispotool Roadshow hits the UK

The Dispotool Roadshow recently came to the UK, giving industry leaders a chance to see the logistical software in action.

Pantheon revamps convection oven range

The three-strong CO Convection Oven range from Lancashire-based Pantheon Catering Equipment has been improved.

New boss for software specialist

Fresh food supply chain software specialist Linkfresh has appointed Andy Makeham as chief executive officer.

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.

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