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02 December 2019

In June this year the UK Cold Chain Federation was born. It emerged out of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF). FSDF was a longstanding respected voice of temperature-controlled food logistics. In this article Chief Executive Shane Brennan, explains why they made the change and why everyone should care about the future of the cold chain.

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08 October 2019

Bolton based BID Group was recently engaged to install Klimate high speed doors for one of the North West’s leading fresh produce suppliers based in Wigan.

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06 September 2019

Union Industries has supported a leading food service company with its energy efficiency policy, following the installation of one of its market-leading high-speed roller doors.

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03 July 2019

The CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned companies that are planning to stockpile goods in UK warehouses in an attempt to mitigate the impact of a no deal Brexit on their supply chain, that UK warehouses are approaching capacity.

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28 June 2019

The launch of the Cold Chain Federation signals the start of a new era for the Food Storage and Distribution Federation.

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18 June 2019

Mike Verney, area sales manager at JS Air Curtains, looks at the benefits of using air curtains in cold stores.

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18 June 2019

Hedges Distribution has specified two Krone Cool Liners because a more robust design was needed to handle its temperature-controlled logistics contracts.

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19 June 2019

Key industry figures will be presenting on a range of hot topics at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Exhibition & Conference on 25th and 26th June at the East of England Arena, Peterborough.

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12 June 2019

As the deadline on Brexit moves back to Halloween, corporate attention turns to reassessing the balance of risk to supply chains – the levels of inventory needed to secure supply, the costs of extending contracts, and the potential horrors of trying to find well-located warehouse space. 

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23 May 2019

With the March deadline having passed without a solution for Brexit being agreed, the organisers of the forthcoming TCS&D Show believe the exhibition will provide the perfect platform for reviewing the latest products and services for the temperature-controlled storage and distribution sector.

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11 April 2019

Rack collapses are rare but they tend to be catastrophic when they happen. Simon King and Jonathan Bennett presented at The Health & Safety Event on how The Storage Equipment Manufacturer’s Association’s independently audited distributor group members can help to maximise rack safety.

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16 November 2018

When asked to solve temperature control issues with existing dock shelters at a large cold store distribution centre BID Group provided an efficient and reliable solution.

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30 October 2018

AR Racking has a pallet storage system across different temperature zones for multi-user warehouse.

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25 July 2018

SEMA, The Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has launched a new publication called The SEMA Guide to the Conduct of Racking and Shelving Inspections which comprises a major revision to its predecessor.

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15 April 2018

Food company chooses new generation blast freezer units to double frozen and chilled capacity while reducing running costs.

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04 April 2018

Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores installed three blast freezers at Rick Bestwick’s Warrington and Scunthorpe facilities.

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29 March 2018

NewCold has nearly completed the second phase of construction at its Wakefield deep frozen storage and distribution centre which, says the company, is set to become the largest of its kind in the UK. 

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10 January 2018

NewCold Logistics has agreed contracts for almost 50% of the additional 88,000 pallet spaces being added to its Wakefield warehousing facility.

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09 January 2018

Leading supply chain expert Fowler Welch has completed a £2m investment programme to develop its major temperature controlled depot in Spalding.

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16 November 2017

The West Country’s leading independent food service supplier, M. J. Baker Foodservice, has recently taken delivery of its second Aisle-Master articulated forklift with a cold store specification to keep pace with its busy schedule of deliveries of ambient, chilled, frozen and confectionery products.

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FEATURES

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19 November 2019

In its relatively brief history to date, SEMA has become a world leader in the field of setting industry standards, says Alan Worrell, chairman, SEMA Technical Committee.

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08 November 2019

Labour and energy represent the two largest costs in the cold chain warehouse.

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21 October 2019

The frost free high speed door promises to improve performance in food cold stores while lowering operating costs.

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18 November 2019

Speakers at The Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association Annual Conference and Exhibition Storage Safety Conference on 31st October at the National Motorcycle Museum Solihull explain why attendance is a must.

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17 October 2019

Calling managers (including warehouse), supervisors, operatives, team leaders and safety representatives in end-user businesses plus potential inspectors, storage distributors and suppliers; and safety professionals!

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16 September 2019

Deep freeze and refrigerated warehouses face increasing pressure to maintain the quality of the temperature-sensitive goods they produce and store. Here Paul Tulley, key account manager at Hörmann UK, explores the latest solutions to ensure compliant operations.

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16 July 2019

SSI Schaefer is delighted to announce it will be sponsoring the Logistics Solutions Theatre at this year’s IMHX exhibition.

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18 June 2019

The demand response specialist Flexitricity has cold storage and logistics business Norish manage its energy consumption.

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11 March 2019

The low temperature logistics specialist relies on MHE partner UniCarriers for both forklifts and smart solutions to operational challenges.

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25 February 2019

BID Group has successfully completed the major contract for the installation of 74 Klimate K2 high speed freezer doors at the retailer’s new dedicated national frozen food distribution facility at Prologis Park Pineham, Northampton.

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09 January 2019

AuchanDirect.fr – a subsidiary of the French food retailer, Auchan – is delivering an average of 2,800 online grocery orders per day from a new distribution centre equipped with automation from KNAPP.

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10 January 2019

Built to stretch beyond the horizon​, Britain’s vast ‘mega’ warehouses and distribution centres​ are a sign of an ever-evolving logistics sector that demands a faster, more flexible and efficient response to customer demands. Paul Gouland, marketing director at Clugston Group, discusses the secrets behind building modern distribution centres.

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13 November 2018

This year’s SEMA storage safety conference took a broad, holistic look at warehouse safety covering a number of hot button topics.

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28 June 2019

The FSDF is the sole trade body which represents the interests of the highly specialist businesses providing temperature-controlled logistics services across the UK supply chain. In other words, FSDF members take responsibility for the safe transport of the nation’s food. It’s a vital job and FSDF is finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time, from Brexit to tackling climate change. 

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16 May 2018

SEMA Approved Installation Companies (SAICs) have followed in the footsteps of SEMA Distributor Companies (SDCs) in offering up their businesses to an in-depth quality audit.

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27 April 2017

Food Storage & Distribution Federation Chief Executive, Chris Sturman, along with representatives from a number of FSDF member companies, met with the Department for Transport to discuss the concerns of the temperature-controlled food logistics industry following the triggering of Article 50.

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24 April 2017

ISD Solutions has won an A$12m order from Dutch cold chain logistics specialist NewCold, to build a freezer storage and distribution facility near Melbourne, Australia, which will be largest automated high-bay freezer warehouse in the Southern hemisphere.

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04 April 2017

A variety of rack layouts will be deployed as ACUNIS undertakes a turnkey storage project for a 3PL based at Nairobi airport.

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02 November 2016

Egemin Automation will soon start with the construction of a new automated high-bay warehouse for Belgian snack food producer Poco Loco.

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05 October 2016

Presentations from ASDA, John Lewis, Weetabix and Travis Perkins are among the highlights at a key upcoming storage safety conference.

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