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Don’t make a meal out of metal

Published on Tuesday 22 May 2012 (10:56am)

Safety is one of the most important aspects of the food industry. Any brand owner will understand me when I say that it is intrinsically linked to the quality of the end product and if it is neglected consumers will be left disappointed. If standards slip then the result can be serious reputational damage, lawsuits or worse.


Weighing up product development

Published on Friday 02 March 2012 (12:00pm)

The way that manufacturers weigh their products has changed significantly over the years, with FMCG brands now in a position to package their goods in more ways than ever before. Part of this revolution has been the invention of mixing applications, which are integrated into the weighing process. We spoke to Ray Bruen, Yamato Scale Dataweigh’s new Commercial Director, to find out how different weighing techniques in the food production line are helping innovation and new product development (NPD) for FMCG brands.


Yamato looks to future with expanded senior team

Published on Thursday 01 March 2012 (12:00pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh, the leading manufacturer of multihead weighers and checkweighers, has significantly strengthened its senior management team by announcing the appointments of a new Commercial Director, Finance Director and Technical Director, as it bids to grow its business in the UK, Scandinavia, the Middle East and South Africa.

UK Managing Director Neil Fowell today announced the creation of the new positions, which are designed to give the company more strategic direction and build on its excellent customer and after sales service.


Yorkshire MD scales Africa’s highest peak

Published on Thursday 23 February 2012 (12:00pm)

The Managing Director of Leeds based Yamato Scale Dataweigh, a leading manufacturer of multihead weighers and checkweighers, has successfully climbed Africa’s highest mountain – Mt Kilimanjaro – and raised over £10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Neil Fowell braved dehydration, altitude sickness and 16 hour hikes to raise the money during the 10-day trek earlier this month.


Yamato improve Finlay Beverages operation

Published on Tuesday 31 January 2012 (12:00pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh, the world’s leading manufacturer of multihead weighers and checkweighers, has equipped Finlay Beverages with a more cost effective and flexible packaging process. The installation of two new machines at the Pontefract site will allow the company to weigh a broader range of products, of varying weights, with no loss in efficiency.


Growth of market in Middle East

Published on Monday 16 January 2012 (12:00pm)

The dramatic increase in demand for processed food in the Middle East, fuelled by the GCC’s governments support of domestic markets, will lead to unparalleled new opportunities for food and packaging manufacturers in the region, according to Yamato Scale Dataweigh – one of the world’s leading weighing companies, which is due to unveil its first office dedicated to the Middle East this year.


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. 


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.


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.

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