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The doors will soon open on a brand-new event for executives involved in the production, storage and distribution of chilled and frozen goods. Comprising the co-located Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution and Frozen & Chilled Foods shows, the event will take place at the Exec Exhibition Centre in Peterborough on 14 & 15 September. Supported by both the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF) and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), the exhibitions will showcase solutions designed to improve efficiency and reduce costs in the cold supply chain.

Major players to exhibit
Over 80 of the industry’s major players will showcase a huge range of products and services at the new event. Exhibitors include all the big names in refrigerated vehicle manufacture, bodybuilding and conversion such as Schmitz Cargobull, Thermo King, Krone Trailers UK, Gray & Adams, Paneltex and Montracon. Leading forklift brands present will include Toyota, Linde, Doosan, Flexi, Jungheinrich, Crown, Bendi and Aisle-Master. Among suppliers showcasing state-of-the-art temperature control solutions will be Testo, Euroscan Technology and Seven Refrigeration & Telematics, while cold chain transport providers and contractors present will include Dawsonrentals, Star Refrigeration, Chiltern Cold Storage and Peter Staines Refrigeration.

Diverse exhibits
The wide range of products and services exhibited at the show will also include temperature-controlled storage and distribution services, climate control solutions, food packaging systems, insulated containers and chillers, cold store design and construction services, vehicle axle and suspension systems, fleet management systems and data loggers, automated handling equipment, industrial doors, loading bay solutions, flooring, warehouse lighting, labelling systems, cargo control products, pallet racking, rack protection equipment, software and mobile computing solutions, specialist gases, cold store cleaning services and asset finance.

Live demo area
Adding to the visitor experience will be a live demonstration area, where exhibitors will be able to showcase solutions and benefits in action for a variety of products, including a number of forklift trucks. Toyota Material Handling, for example, will show three products from its range – the Traigo powered forklift, the BT Reflex reach truck and the BT Pro Lifter hand pallet truck – to demonstrate its patented System of Active Stability (SAS), which electronically monitors and controls lift truck operations to help improve productivity and safety, and the BT Reflex reach truck’s transitional lift control and unique tilting cab. Meanwhile, Jungheinrich UK will demonstrate its unique Warehouse Navigation Systems for narrow aisle order pickers and Kombis, which boast efficiency improvements of up to 25%. Also on show will be Jungheinrich’s multi-deep Under Pallet Carrier (UPC) shuttle system, which offers a high-density storage solution that is ideal for temperature-controlled environments.

Free seminars
There will also be a free and highly educational seminar programme, sponsored by DP World London Gateway, the UK’s newest deep-sea container port combined with Europe’s largest logistics park. Currently being constructed east of central London, the facility will enable the world’s largest container ships to call at the capital. The seminars – which will include presentations from both the FSDF and the BFFF – will feature a range of key topics and trends in the cold supply chain. Visitors will also be able to enjoy networking in a special café area.

Networking dinner to help children’s charity
Taking place at the end of the first day of the show, the TCS&D Dinner makes a welcome return after a break of some 15 years. The charity dinner will feature a four-course meal and wine with entertainment and the opportunity for some valuable networking. Guests will be contributing to a very worthy cause, with £5 of the price of each ticket – plus the proceeds from a Paper Aeroplane Competition and a Silent Auction – going to the charity Dreams Come True, which helps to make the wishes of terminally and seriously ill children become reality. For more details on attending the TCS&D Charity Dinner or to donate a prize, please call Rosemary Cogan on 01732 868 288.

Register now for free entry
Visitors can register now for FREE entry to these brand-new shows. The venue – within Peterborough’s East of England Showground – is convenient and easily accessible, being just a stone’s throw from the A1 and only 15 minutes from Peterborough station. In addition, on-site parking is FREE and plentiful for all visitors. To register to attend the shows, simply visit www.tcsanddshow.com/register.

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