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Safeguard your reputation – use metal detectors

Published on Tuesday 19 August 2014 (10:32am)

In our consumer-driven world, we’re quite used to purchasing packaged products on a daily basis. We take for granted the sanctity of their contents, believing them free of contaminants and risks – at least until we open them.

Everyone has heard horror-stories of finding things in food, with bits of metal ranking among the worst of rumours. Pressure-sealed lids and tamper proof packaging often means it wasn’t done after being packaged and distributed.


Commonwealth Games best enjoyed with Tea

Published on Monday 04 August 2014 (3:16pm)

The Glasgow Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony, watched by more than 9 million people in the UK, is believed to have attracted the eyes of more than one billion people worldwide. Originally known as the British Empire games, the first Commonwealth Games event was hosted in 1930. Recognising the historical ties between the 53 members of the Commonwealth, this year’s games also promoted UNICEF fundraising efforts (having raised £5 million since the opening ceremony!).


Yamato selects new agent for Norway

Published on Friday 18 July 2014 (10:29am)

Weighing and packaging technology specialists Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK are now represented in Norway by Skala Foodtech, a division of Skala group.

“Skala has an excellent reputation throughout the Scandinavian region, they are a large and stable company with interests in many areas,” said Andrea Spencer, commercial operations manager at Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, “we’re incredibly pleased to have them representing us in Norway.”


Athletes need fuel – can your production keep up?

Published on Thursday 17 July 2014 (11:33am)

Pasta is sure to be in demand as the Tour de France continues and other national sporting events take place this year, so Yamato is asking manufacturers to make sure that their production lines are ready to capitalise on the increased demand for this essential food product.


Yamato introduces new Graduate Scheme

Published on Tuesday 03 June 2014 (12:49pm)

Working towards the objective of boosting repair and calibration capacity, Yamato is investing in a graduate recruitment scheme. Designed to cultivate local talent, while enhancing operations, Yamato's Graduate Scheme is open to all nearby Universities' engineering graduates.


Phil Tolan marks his first Yamato Year

Published on Tuesday 20 May 2014 (10:39am)

Phil Tolan, Regional Sales Manager at Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, has just celebrated his first year of service with the company.  With over 14 years’ experience working in systems integration and sales with Unilever subsidiaries, Phil has been an excellent addition to Yamato’s sales endeavours, achieving multiple successes in the role.


Yamato to unveil multihead weighing at Interpack

Published on Friday 02 May 2014 (12:47pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK will be joining their German colleagues in Düsseldorf for Interpack 2014 – the largest processes and packaging trade fair in the world, which runs from the 8th to the 14th of May.


Leeds Barge-Pull Fundraiser

Published on Wednesday 30 April 2014 (2:34pm)

Dave Jafrate, Projects Engineer Supervisor at Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, and 9 friends will be pulling a barge by hand from Liverpool to Leeds to raise money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

On 4th May 2014 at 10am, the canal barge will leave Liverpool on its way to Leeds. However, this Canal will not be powered by conventional means; it will be powered by the sheer determination and stamina of a small group of volunteers hoping to raise £20,000 for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.


Packaging and the cheesy challenge

Published on Thursday 03 October 2013 (11:33am)

As anyone who handles it will testify, cheese is a notoriously difficult product to package accurately. It comes in various formats from blocks, sliced and grated and in different textures and sizes. It is absolutely essential for dairy manufacturers to be able to package the different variations efficiently, accurately and to a high standard to ensure products reach stores in a timely fashion.


Yamato Appoints New MD

Published on Friday 09 August 2013 (1:08pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh, the world's leading manufacturer of multi-head weighers and checkweighers, has announced the appointment of Steve McCallion as its new Managing Director with responsibility for the UK, Scandinavian, Middle East and South African business.

Based in Leeds at Yamato's UK headquarters, Steve will implement a new business strategy to increase sales year on year, expand the existing sales team and help to cement Yamato's reputation as the UK's leading provider of weighing solutions.

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