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Buhler installs automated rice storage system

Buhler has installed a fully automated bulk storage system at a Swiss rice processing plant, a move designed to double the site's capacity.

PepsiCo installs business platform to unify operations

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has installed a primary business platform from SAP to unify its operations, standardise its processes and increase efficiency across all its divisions.

Russia lifts EU meat ban, with conditions

Following its week-long ban on all EU meat imports, the Russian government has agreed that it will be lifted, at the same time as setting a new deadline in its...

Lock doughweighers for greater baking efficiency

UK industrial baker Warburtons has installed Lock CK1500 doughweighers at its Glasgow and Wakefield production plants with the aim of increasing productivity and reducing costs by eliminating product inconsistencies and...

Buhler tackles production performance

Buhler has developed a comprehensive software package to help manufacturers better maintain their production plants. The company argues that in the long term, good planning and predictive maintenance is much...

New Coke facility under way

COFCO Coca-Cola Beverage said it has begun construction of a $12 million new production facility in Lanzhou's high technology district, in the central western region of China.

Quadro makes short work of powder dispersions

Quadro has introduced a new powder disperser designed to incorporate difficult to wet powders into a liquid more efficiently, cutting the amount of powder required by a third and dramatically...

Spiral belt technology from Systemate Numafa

A new spiral belt designed for the cooling and freezing of food products is claimed to substantially cut product waste and increase energy efficiency for production plants. The idea is...

Givaudan to transfer Dutch flavour production

Givaudan, the Swiss flavour and fragrance producer, is to consolidate its European flavour production business, moving production from its Dutch site to two other facilities in Germany and Switzerland.

ADM Ukraine oilseed venture

ADM Nederland and Ukraine company Risoil have agreed to become 50/50 shareholders in Illitchvskiy Maslo Extractionniy Zavod, a joint stock Ukraine company specialising in oilseed crushing.

Buhler develops flavour-saving cocoa processing

A roasting system equipped with state-of-the-art debacterisation has been developed for US chocolate and cocoa producer Blommer. The process is claimed to preserve the properties of cocoa better.

Efficient heat exchange for major energy savings

Industrial boilers, which are used in a number of food processing applications, have become the focus of a decisive trend towards greater energy-efficiency. Food processors are more aware of the...

GEA launches membrane filtration pilot plant

GEA has developed a new pilot plant that gives food and drink manufacturers the opportunity to test filtration membranes before implementation. The company claims that this allows processors to achieve...

Syntectic Design develops weighing innovation

Syntectic Design has launched a digital bridge amplifier for weighing and measuring that it claims will enable food manfuacturers to achieve quicker and more efficient processing.

Aarhus installs fieldbus technology

Food processor Aarhus United has installed PlantWeb digital plant architecture from Emerson Process Management at its new Danish oil processing plant. The new IT infrastructure includes a DeltaV digital automation...

SAP and Deloitte address food processing challenges

A comprehensive package of software and services to help midsize food and beverage companies improve operational efficiency has been put together by software company SAP and certain Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu...

Mahler and Messer build hydrogen generation plant

A hydrogen generation plant for a major German confectionery company is being built by systems manufacturer Mahler IGS and industrial gas giant Messer Griesheim.

Better fluid handling for greater plant efficiency

Increasing production efficiency to generate higher profits is the aim of every plant manager. But now manufacturers have to think about their legal obligations to reduce waste and conserve energy....

Buhler installs new milling concept

Dutch feed manufacturing firm De Heus-Brokking-Koudijs recently installed two new high-tech roller mills at its Ravenstein plant with the aim of producing poultry feed more efficiently. To carry out the...

Berner to increase efficiency with ERP software

Berner Foods, a supplier of food products including processed cheese, natural cheese and soy beverages, has installed enterprise software in order to meet critical US federal regulations and to streamline...

P&G pioneers potato snack printing technology

An innovative method that allows potato crisp manufacturers to print words and images directly onto each chip has been developed. Pringles Prints, the first product to use the new proprietary...

BakeMark installs plant-wide control system

A plant-wide control system has been installed at an industrial bakery in the UK. The firm, BakeMark, wanted to replace its existing system and to expand production of its bread...

Is safety the key to Russian food exports?

Hygiene and safety is a pressing issue for food manufacturers across the globe, but in Russia increasing state regulation does not always make safety checks easy to carry out. Simon...

Jorgensen develops robotic technology for food industry

Abbott Laboratories, a major infant formula manufacturer in Ireland, has expanded its production potential through the integration of new robotic technology. The concept enables the manufacturer to pick and place...

Krones launches lifecycle programme for bottlers

Krones has unveiled what it claims is a complete package of after-sale customer care for bottlers and plant managers. The service covers everything from installation and commissioning through to training,...

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