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Compliance is the key to consistent quality

Published on Tuesday 27 March 2018 (3:42pm)

When it comes to supplying consistent products to the UK’s leading supermarket brands, complying with weight legislation is only part of the story. Avoiding contamination and ensuring the product is delivered using the highest hygiene standards is also vital.

Leading soft fruit and berry producer, Berry Gardens ,was seeking to ensure quality of product and compliance in terms of both weight and contamination of its finished product.

Top safety accreditation for Yamato

Published on Thursday 22 March 2018 (2:41pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third-party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Employing 27 members of staff in the UK, Yamato is principally involved in the industrial process sector specialising in the food and manufacturing industries.

Nick McLaren strengthens Yamato sales team

Published on Thursday 08 February 2018 (9:47am)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK ( has appointed Nick McLaren to regional sales.

Can automated packaging lines learn?

Published on Wednesday 31 January 2018 (8:35am)

The march of the robots is well under way.

According to recent research, the global packaging robots market is set to grow at a compound annual rate of almost 10 per cent between now and 2021. And it is set to go far beyond the Hollywood ideas about AI and robots in Blade Runner and Terminator.

In fact, awareness of robotics in packaging is affecting all parts of the manufacturing value chain.

Reduced workforce driving innovation in food processing tech

Published on Thursday 14 December 2017 (10:03am)

As Brexit moves ever nearer – and the ‘divorce bill’ looks as if it may be close to being agreed – the need to understand the effects of a reduced labour market on food processing becomes increasingly important. And, as the economic effects of a reduced labour force begin to bite in the food processing industry, so will the repercussions be felt for machinery suppliers as their customers begin to tighten their belts. The whole supply chain feels the hit.

Why predictive maintenance is worth its weight in gold

Published on Thursday 23 November 2017 (10:48am)

When was the last time your production line was halted due to machine failure somewhere along the line? Breaks in production are frustrating at best, and extremely costly at worst. Downtime means that products are not leaving the factory to fulfil customer orders and staff are unproductive.  

Lost sales, penalties for late delivery and paying for the hours that staff are standing idle are just some of the side effects.   

Yamato’s new Epsilon machine drew crowds at PPMA

Published on Thursday 12 October 2017 (12:07pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK demonstrated the world-beating capabilities of its leading automatic weighing machinery at this year’s PPMA show.

Visitors to PPMA came from a wide range of companies in a variety of sectors including bakery and snack food manufacturers, pet food makers, drinks companies and research and technology organisations.

This show was a great success. Yamato demonstrated the vital role that multihead weighers, checkweighers and table top weighers play throughout the food packaging process and was able to launch its new EPSILON machine.