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Paul Burton’s Yamato Year

Published on Tuesday 25 November 2014 (11:08am)

Paul Burton, Yamato’s regional sales manager for the South of England, recently celebrated a productive year with the company. Operating from Swansea to Sussex, he has more than 19 years’ experience in the food packaging industry.

Having started in the vacuum packing industry, working for Multivac and selling direct to chefs, his skillset and interests led him towards the parts of the packaging process closer to the end of line, such as checkweighers and product inspection appliances.

Protecting your weighing machine from ingress

Published on Thursday 06 November 2014 (12:09pm)

If you use automation in your packaging or weighing lines, then naturally you will benefit from a number of advantages, however some operations are risking damage and impaired performance through not applying best practice cleaning and maintenance processes.

20 Years with Yamato

Published on Friday 05 September 2014 (1:10pm)

Three of Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK’s employees have recently been awarded the ‘Long Service Award’, having each been with Yamato for 20 years.

Ian Aitchison, Julie Marshall and Steve Spencer were each given the ward as a result of their long service, with each telling us a bit about their experiences at Yamato.

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, a leading manufacturer of packaging and weighing machinery, has been operating within the UK June, 1994.

Yamato celebrates 18 years with BL Products AB

Published on Tuesday 02 September 2014 (4:45pm)

Weighing and packaging technology specialists, Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with BL Products AB in Sweden.

BL Products AB was established in 1971, by inventor and businessman Bengt Lundin, and is a family owned business centred on providing customised packaging solutions throughout Scandinavia. BL Products AB operates primarily within the food industry, offering full equipment servicing, trouble-shooting and product automation solutions.

Lindén International AB

Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014 (10:15am)

The Customer’s business

Lindén International AB can trace its roots to 1932, when Filip Lindén invested 1,000 Swedish Krona in purchasing a small house - in a deal which included a small stock of timber. He started to produce wooden pastry brushes with the surplus wood, eventually receiving orders from Stockholm businesses, growing steadily as he went along.

Yamato announces PPMA launch for new Alpha Advance

Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014 (12:00am)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK’s new Alpha series is to be unveiled at the event, running from 30th of September to the 2nd of October at the Birmingham NEC.

The Alpha Advance Series entry-level multihead weigher offers several improvements over previous models, such as enhanced ruggedness, resilience, accuracy and speed.

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.