• A new strategy for a new era

    A new strategy for a new era

    FMCG brands are increasingly pursuing faster cycles of innovation, writes Josephine Coombe, Managing Director, Europe, at Nulogy. Supply chains worldwide have suffered severe shocks all year. Amidst major disruption from COVID-19, FMCGs and their co-packing partners have had to make difficult changes to their businesses to adapt to spikes and changes in consumer buying behaviour.

  • Every Breath we make

    Every Breath we make

    A new white paper has exposed an air pollution crisis in UK manufacturing – and how businesses, regulators and government can work together to fix it Millions of manufacturing employees risk health problems from poor air quality at work, according to a new White Paper. A combination of outdated regulations, under resourced enforcement and a

  • 24-7 Steller Packing

    24-7 Steller Packing

    The pandemic and widespread lockdowns meant closure for many companies throughout the UK. This is where 24-7 Steller Packing became a long-term storage solution for some, whilst diversifying its services offered to other booming sectors. It commenced the huge assembly of medical visors, the building of sanitiser with mask and glove kits, labelling of car

  • Group55: brand owners turned innovative manufacturers

    Group55: brand owners turned innovative manufacturers

    As one of the UK’s fastest-growing private label manufacturers, Group55 is quickly making a name for itself in the personal care industry. The company operates out of a modern facility in Lancashire, which houses cutting-edge development and testing laboratories and an advanced production hall. Watching tubes of shampoo and bottles of facial cleanser seamlessly float

  • Metsä Board’s state-of-the-art Excellence Centre

    Metsä Board’s state-of-the-art Excellence Centre

    Growing demand for more sustainable packaging is boosting the need for new innovations. To develop solutions for packaging both today and in the future, Metsä Board opened, in 2020, its new Excellence Centre at a unique bioeconomy site in Finland. The centre, with its cutting-edge technology, aims to accelerate material and packaging innovation and provide

  • Weedon’s agility wins through

    Weedon’s agility wins through

    Two key events have impacted heavily on business in 2020, according to John Weedon, Managing Director of the Weedon Group. The first is Covid-19. The second is an imminent Brexit. With or without a Brexit deal, the Weedon Group will continue to meet all its customers’ needs – for the same reasons it is weathering

  • Efficient, flexible and fast

    Efficient, flexible and fast

    The global consumption of confectionery is growing. For manufacturers of chocolate, sweets, chewing gum and other sugary sweets, this means making their production facilities fast, flexible, economical and safe. Minebea Intec´s powerful, state-of-the-art weighing and inspection solutions help producers increase efficiency. “For confectionery manufacturers, the variety of products as well as processing and packaging quality

  • Prolonging pallet life

    Prolonging pallet life

    University trials show UPALL extends working life of pallets by ‘a minimum of three times’ before first repair Edinburgh Napier University tests have confirmed that new patented guards fitted to Euro size (800mm x 1200) wooden pallets extend their grocery supply chain lifespan – and their environmental benefits – dramatically. The robust UPALL-branded protectors, which

  • Consultancy led coding and labelling support

    Consultancy led coding and labelling support

    For almost 20 years Clearmark Solutions Ltd, (commonly known as ICE within the industry) has worked hard to build a reputation as the UK’s leading coding and labelling solutions provider of ICE and Zebra coding equipment. This reputation is built on a portfolio of the best quality products, unparalleled service and support and consistently delivering