Equipment

UCB sues conveyor belt makers for £6.8m

United Central Bakeries (UCB) has taken legal action against two machinery manufacturers after a fire set alight a heatproof conveyor belt in 2006.

Italian event promises a focus on health

SIAB, the Italian bakery show held in Verona, will take place from 25-29 May 2013. The organisers have formed alliances with different countries, including Brazil and Russia, to widen the scope of the event's market.

Thomas the Baker revamps IT software

Thomas the Baker has collaborated with RedBlack Software as part of a £200,000 investment in overhauling its current IT infrastructure.

Warburtons launches sticky dough equipment

UK bakery manufacturer Warburtons has developed new technology designed to speed up the assessment of dough’s stickiness in commercial bakeries.

Spooner Industries joins FoB

Spooner Industries has joined The Federation of Bakers as a new associate member.

Reynards staff in charity skydive

Two Reynards Manchester depot employees, Iain Doggett and Jon Smith, have agreed to take part in a charity skydive to raise money for a children’s hospice.

Golden Valley wraps up BRC plaudit

Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists (GVPS), which supplies hand- and machine-applied pallet wrapping to the food manufacturing sector, has been awarded BRC accreditation in storage and distribution.

Job losses at equipment firm

Around 62 jobs are thought to have been lost at bakery equipment manufacturer Turkington Europe, after the firm was placed in administration.

Chevler adds non-exec director

Chevler, the rapidly growing South Wales-based manufacturer of baking cases, muffin wraps and printed greaseproof paper, has beefed up its board with the appointment of Mark Hislop as a non-executive director.

New dough processing method on the horizon

Significant developments have been made in a new bread manufacturing process, called the Radical Bread Process (RBP), according to Campden BRI.

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