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Food sector will have a substantial diet of change to digest

Added: 14 Jan 2019

If every process firm in the UK food and drink sector qualified as a so-called ‘top quartile perfor…

Pumps sector must enhance its automation awareness

Added: 14 Jan 2019

The recent success of Seepex’s award-winning Smart Dosing Pump at last year’s ACHEMA show is a remi…

Food sector's waste management proves its adaptability

Added: 12 Sep 2018

The Food and drink industry has reason to view the immediate economic future with trepidation.

When you invest in pumps, you invest in industry's future

Added: 12 Sep 2018

Beyond the sectors in which they operate, pumps have a profile so low that they might as well be no…

Like football, pumps expertise requires thinking outside the box...

Added: 3 Sep 2018

“A competent pump supplier is somewhat like a competent coach, they should be able to offer more th…

Industry strategy can't wait for Westminster

Added: 3 Sep 2018

Government and industry appear to occupy two parallel universes when it comes to the subject of 29 …

Investing in pumps modernisation is essential for survival

Added: 8 May 2018

It’s a bald reminder to anyone who assesses a product’s overall cost purely on the basis of its pri…

It's do or die for food industry digitalisation

Added: 5 Jan 2018

How many times do we hear the assertion that necessity is the mother of invention? Let us hope that…

Editor’s comment: Election could produce a Brexit reality check

Added: 3 May 2017

It has been impossible this year to contemplate any sector within the process industries while avoi…

Editor’s comment: counting the cost of faulty foods

Louisa Hearn | Added: 3 Oct 2016

Product recalls are one portion of the food processing sector we’d all like to send packing. But po…

Editor’s comment: an appetite for change

Louisa Hearn | Added: 6 Jun 2016

The ‘secret recipe’ behind many blockbuster food and drink products is a blend of universally appea…

Great Food Nation

Louisa Hearn | Added: 4 Jan 2016

Along with great challenges often come great opportunities, and never has this been truer for the B…

Cyber security

Hacked off?

Added: 22 Sep 2015

Microsoft’s new operating system (OS) Windows 10 was officially launched in July. But how has it af…

Gas detection

Have a safe summer

Added: 3 Jun 2015

So summer is here, and there’s more than whiff of safety issues in the air.

Nestle apprenctice at work Jordan Phillips

Faltering fightback

Added: 25 Mar 2015

Much was made by George Osborne in last week’s budget about an apparent renaissance in UK manufactu…

National Grid

The big turnoff

Added: 22 Oct 2014

Energy management has officially come of age.

Food processing - cookies

Food glorious food

Added: 7 Oct 2014

At my daughter’s birthday party recently I found myself in conversation with a number of her friend…

Mark Cavendish Kevlar helmet

Engineering sporting brilliance

Added: 28 May 2014

Here at Process Engineering we aim to please. As the Brazil World Cup approaches, followed by Wimbl…

Cyber security

Happily ever after?

Added: 8 Apr 2014

Today marks the end of support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system - but what effect will i…

Horsemeat scandal - food fraud

Wholly Cow?

Added: 5 Feb 2014

A year has passed since some frozen beef lasagnes were found to have more of an equine flavour to t…