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Weighing accommodates weighty issues

Published on Friday 30 December 2011 (12:00pm)

Accurate weighing is a hugely important area for dairy manufacturers. In an age where retailers and brands are demanding products to be on-shelf quicker than ever before, accuracy can sometimes be neglected in favour of increasing the speed of operations. Naturally, if exposed, this can damage some brands’ reputations as well as impacting the bottom line of manufacturers.

Leeds firm raises over £1,000 for Charity

Published on Friday 30 December 2011 (12:00pm)

Ten employees from Leeds-based manufacturing firm Yamato Scale Dataweigh have raised more than £1,000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity by taking part in this year’s Movember moustache growing competition. 

Doing more with less

Published on Wednesday 30 November 2011 (12:00pm)

Lee Smith, After Sales Manager, Yamato Scale Dataweigh

There is no doubt that the current economic climate is providing businesses with one of the most challenging landscapes in living memory. The great irony of a recession is that as their budgets shrink, clients become more demanding as they inevitably expect more for less in an attempt to survive.

Making the most of your machines

Published on Wednesday 30 November 2011 (12:00pm)

Neil Fowell, Managing Director, Yamato Scale Dataweigh

The retail supply chain has changed beyond recognition over the last 50 years, which has forced manufacturers to revolutionise their operations. Today, retailers demand that products reach their shelves quicker than ever before and to a higher standard than in the past. It has put brands and manufacturers under pressure and forced them to seek solutions that increase the speed of their processing lines without impacting on the quality of the final product.

Speed and accuracy top of list

Published on Wednesday 30 November 2011 (12:00pm)

Neil Fowell, Managing Director, Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK

Efficiency and productivity have been the lifeblood of the food and drink industry since the industrial revolution. Getting products on the shelves of retailers across the country is a hugely complex operation and with so many moving parts, any minor problem can have a serious impact on a brand’s bottom line.

Innovation improves success

Published on Sunday 30 October 2011 (12:00pm)

Neil Fowell, Managing Director, Yamato Scale Dataweigh

The way that we manufacture goods has changed beyond recognition over the last 100 years. For the food industry, developments in farming have helped food manufacturers increase the amount they produce each year, whilst advances in processing technology have increased the speed that products reach the market place. 

The dangers of counterfeit parts

Published on Sunday 30 October 2011 (12:00pm)

Neil Fowell, Managing Director of Yamato Scale Dataweigh

The harsh economic climate continues to be tough on businesses and ‘streamlining’ has become a watchword for the industry. However, it’s important to recognise the difference between smart, cost saving strategies that will reduce expenditure and the corner-cutting stunts that only deliver inefficiency, stress and longterm financial loss.

Yamato Scale - Lee Smith - Interview

Published on Friday 30 September 2011 (2:00pm)

Lee Smith, After Sales Manager, Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK

Lee Smith joined Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK 13 years ago, starting out as a Service Engineer at the company’s Leeds-based headquarters. During his time with the company he has worked across a wide range of sectors, including food and drink, chemical and hardware, and has been witness to many changes in the industry.

Yamato launches high-speed multihead weigher

Published on Friday 30 September 2011 (1:00pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh has launched a brand new, high-speed addition to its multihead-weighing portfolio. Aimed predominantly at the food, confectionery, snack, powder and detergent sectors, the Dataweigh Omega applies groundbreaking technology to improve productivity – operating at speeds of more than 200 weighments per minute (WPM) and increasing yield weights of up to 1.6%. The system also boasts improved environmental responsiveness – by offering a reduction in power consumption of 60% – ease-of-operation and food safety.

Yamato Scale Dataweigh appoints new MD

Published on Thursday 30 June 2011 (1:00pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh, the world’s leading manufacturer of multihead weighers and checkweighers, has announced the appointment of Neil Fowell as the new Managing Director of its UK, Scandinavian, Middle East and South African business.

Neil will take charge of the Leeds-based business replacing Mr Watanabe who has returned to the group headquarters in Japan. His first major project will be overseeing the launch of the company’s new Omega Series Multihead weigher which was introduced onto the UK market at Interpack in May.