Industry 4.0 – From Vision to Reality

interpackConcrete Benefits for Industrial Value Chains

The digital transformation towards networked production environments in terms of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) and/or the Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum. Numerous applications from the areas of product and process monitoring, labelling technology, packaging, logistics as well as maintenance and repair show already today the optimisation potential that this transformation to the Internet of Things holds.

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Thomas Foods International joins ‘PCAS’

cattlecouncilCattle Council Australia is pleased to announce that Australia’s largest 100% family owned meat processing company Thomas Foods International has joined the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS).

Cattle Council of Australia president Howard Smith said “The signing of the Thomas Foods International to PCAS is a great step forward for the program”.

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RPC Group’s Katherine Fleet Wins FPA Rising Star Award

rpcKatherine Fleet, Sustainability Manager at the RPC Group, has won the inaugural Rising Star Award at the Food Service Packaging Association (FPA) Awards 2017. The award, which recognises a star of the future within the packaging industry, was presented to Katherine by celebrity guest Jo Caulfield at a ceremony at The Grand Hotel in Brighton.

The judging panel – made up of four members of the FPA board and Phil Chadwick, Editor of Packaging News – selected Katherine from an extensive list of nominees that included professionals in the first five years of their career from every link in the foodservice packaging supply chain.

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New robot can pull ribs from pork bellies

dtiDMRI has developed a robot that can pull single ribs from pork bellies. It will eliminate some of the physically demanding work at slaughterhouses.

The Danish Meat Research Institute, DMRI, at the Danish Technological Institute has developed a robot that can automatically pull individual ribs from pork bellies. Slaughterhouses will now be able to automate a physically demanding task currently performed by slaughterhouse workers, who manually loosen the ribs from the pork belly before it is further processed for the Japanese and Korean markets.

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IT Software Delivers Ideal Solution

csbAn IT solution from CSB-System is helping a production facility of leading German supermarket chain EDEKA save time and money by optimising the entire supply logistics at its sites in Meckenheim and Essen. Since equipping its 80 vehicles with the route optimisation solution from CSB-System, Fleischhof Rasting has been extremely happy with the results.

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GPI & 2SFG Collaboration Sparks Food Packaging Revolution

gpiLeading carton specialist Graphic Packaging International, UK (GPI) has been working in partnership with Two Sisters Food Group (2SFG), the UK’s largest food manufacturer.  The latest collaboration has resulted in a new and exciting range of ready meal products for online retailer Amazon.

Foddr  is a 2 Sisters Food Group brand designed to meet the busy lifestyles of today by delivering ‘Real Food Fast’.

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Anritsu Announces Appointment of New MD for UK

anritsuAnritsu Infivis Ltd’s new Managing Director for the UK, Yoshiyuki Amano, is confident the market for its full range of cutting-edge X-ray, metal detection and checkweigher systems will continue to prosper after Brexit.

Mr Amano has 30 years’ experience with the company and was Anritsu’s Assistant General Manager of International Business Division at its headquarters in Japan, before moving to take charge of Anritsu’s UK operations in Luton – his fourth career assignment overseas.

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Tyson Foods Sustainably Feeding the World with Growing Portfolio of Protein Packed Brands

tysonfoodsTyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) President and CEO Tom Hayes today told investors at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe’s annual conference that the company’s newly refined purpose of “raising the world’s expectations for how much good food can do” can be accomplished with sustainability at the forefront.

Hayes described the company’s “twin growth engines” as a portfolio of protein packed brands, including the billion dollar brands Tyson®, Jimmy Dean® and Hillshire Farm®, coupled with a bold commitment to delivering sustainable food at scale.

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