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chaz2Like a car whose working parts are taken for granted until it goes wrong, food and drink logistics are an essential part of business that is often  largely unappreciated. But now an all-new event, The Food & Drink Logistics Show is set to put the spotlight firmly on the vital products and services that drive these operations.

A brand new exhibition for everyone involved in the unique supply chain environment which exists in the food and drink sector, the first ever Food & Drink Logistics Show takes place at the Birmingham NEC from 21-24 March, alongside Food & Drink Expo 2010 and the other food and drink-related shows happening under the same roof. As the Food & Drink Logistics Show’s official media partners Warehouse & Logistics News is proud to bring you this exclusive preview, in agreement with the exhibition organisers William Reed.

Last but not least, you’ll also be able to come and meet the Warehouse  & Logistics News team at the Show, on stand number YO29.

Next question – who needs to come to this show? In the grocery industry, suppliers, wholesalers and retailers alike, and in the foodservice sector, hotels, pubs, restaurants, caterers and the rest, all depend on the continued support of their supply chains to keep the food and drink products coming. If you’re in the supply chain, you should be at the show. At each stage of the supply chain are warehousing and logistics operations working closely together to ensure the high volume throughput of products continues unabated. In each case everyone involved needs to stay on top of their game, and there’s plenty of inspiration for you on display at the Show.

What’s there? The Food & Drink Logistics Show covers all aspects of warehouse and logistics applications, with big name and specialist exhibitors. Many of these companies will be familiar to readers of this magazine, others will be new, but all have something relevant to offer.

On the warehouse side forklift truck and other materials handling exhibitors include Aisle-Master,  Barloworld, Narrow Aisle, STILL, Toyota and Translift Bendi; racking and storage providers include Redirack, conveyor specialists include Knapp; warehouse IT specialists  include ATMS, BCP, Belgravium and Proteus, voice picking and beyond. Exhibitors ‘outside the warehouse’ include third party logistics services with a depth of experience in the food and drink industry – Bibby, Boughey, Culina, Link 51, Minster Logistics, Norbert Dentressangle, Peter Green Chilled, Savoie Logistics and Seafield. Pallet specialists at the show include Palletower, Palletways, and Pall-Ex.

Taking time out to go to a show can be a challenge for busy managers. There are plenty of generalised warehousing and logistics shows in the calendar, but not one focused on food and drink like this one. You’ll find more information within this Preview, to help you plan your visit and make the most of your day.

Have a great Food & Drink Logistics Show, and we look forward to meeting you.

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