A brand-new event for executives involved in the production, storage and distribution of chilled and frozen goods is now only weeks away.

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.

Diverse, cost-saving exhibits 
Over 80 of the industry’s major players will exhibit a very broad range of products and services. Visitors planning to upgrade their forklift truck fleets will have a number of options to consider. Doosan Industrial Vehicle (stand B3) will promote its range of over 100 models including counterbalanced forklifts from 1.5 to 16.0 tonnes for IC models and from 1.3 to 5.0 tonnes for electric models, plus the new warehouse range of pallet trucks, stackers, order pickers and reach trucks. Visitors to the Jungheinrich UK Ltd stand (D27) will be able to see products from the company’s extensive portfolio of materials handling equipment, racking and storage systems, as well as being able to discuss the company’s projects and systems capabilities, aftersales support, rental offer and financial services. Crown Lift Trucks (stand D21) will be demonstrating its award-winning ESR 5000 reach truck in full cold-store specification, able to work in temperatures down to -30°C. Also on show will be Crown’s WP 2300 walkie and WT 3000 ride-on pallet trucks, along with continuous live demonstrations of the latest version of Crown’s InfoLink® fleet management system. Translift Bendi (stand D9) will show off its new cold store ‘Arctic’ cab, allowing cold storage companies to benefit from superior performance in aisles just 1.6m wide. Toyota Material Handling UK will showcase its latest range of warehouse trucks including a BT Reflex reach truck fitted with a cold store cabin, a BT Levio ride-on powered pallet truck and a selection of BT Lifter hand pallet trucks. On stand E15, Toyota will also demonstrate the latest BT Radioshuttle, a high-density solution based on electrically powered load carriers that transport goods in storage tunnels within specially designed racking via wireless remote control.

SSI Schaefer Ltd will be promoting a fully automated alternative on its stand, C16. The company’s Orbiter represents the latest technology in automated deep pallet storage and retrieval and is ideal for the demands of today’s food and drink market. Long-life power capacitors ensure that this intelligent storage system is suitable for deep freeze environments without loss of power or operational efficiency.

High-tech monitoring and control systems will be promoted by a number of suppliers at the show. On stand D2, Blue Tree Systems Ltd will demonstrate the benefits of its R:COM fleet management system, which takes care of the management of temperature, fuel, driving style, tachograph, in-cab communication, satellite navigation and vehicle tracking. Blue Tree Systems has supplied this comprehensive solution to AF Blakemore, one of the UK’s leading transport companies, which distributes for SPAR supermarkets. Meanwhile, Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd will be exhibiting its high-quality range of ThermaData Loggers and its new Delivery Temperature Recorder (DTR) on stand D7a.

Several exhibitors will show solutions for product protection and cargo security. SCA Packaging Industrial Division (stand A14) will demonstrate its expertise in the design of bulk packing solutions, produced from heavy-duty corrugated board, for the frozen food sector. On stand C12, Cargo Securing Solutions Ltd will showcase a range of cargo control systems – including the Storwall range of mattress-type insulating bulkheads for multi-temp applications and the Kinedyne range of cargo protection equipment.

Many exhibitors will be focusing on potential cost savings in the cold supply chain. Luxonic Lighting, for instance, will show how its energy-efficient light fittings and controls help clients to reduce their power consumption and hence their electricity bills. Located on stand D12, the firm will be launching its new, LED cold store luminaire, which is suitable for mounting at low levels and in high racking areas. Specialist cleaning company Distribution Hygiene Services Limited (stand G9) provides deep-cleaning services for chilled and frozen environments, including evaporators and coolers. Research shows that the cost of regular cleaning is far outweighed by the subsequent savings in energy costs. Meanwhile, The Rack Group (stand G10) will be demonstrating how to reduce pallet racking maintenance costs through safety inspections, planned maintenance, training and Rack Armour protective guards.

Both Transdek and Pickerings Lifts will show visitors their loading bay solutions. Transdek UK Ltd offers a complete range of systems to service distribution centres, stores and factories, with full project management capabilities. On stand F1, the firm will demonstrate its new V2G loading system, a surface-mounted module suitable for all vehicles, including double-deck trailers, at flat-floor sites without raised bays. Installed onto any yard surface in one day, the V2G provides a single-stop solution for fast, safe and temperature-controlled loading. Pickerings Lifts Loading Systems will promote its wide product range on stand H17, including the TKO Impact-Resistant Door and the Energy Guard Dock Leveller Sealing System.

Visitors interested in software will have a number of stands to visit. Mobile computing specialist Belgravium will be promoting its range of rugged mobile devices and its sophisticated software for a variety of supply chain applications on stand B4. Minster Logistics – which lists Marks and Spencer, Wincanton and Brakes among its clients – will showcase its bespoke software solutions, including end-to-end, voice-enabled modules, on stand G7. On stand D4, Renovotec will show visitors its mobile computing and automatic data capture solutions that are designed to improve productivity, accuracy and profitability.

When it comes to chillers, visitors can talk to Eberspacher and Cool Energy. Eberspacher UK Ltd (stand E7) is distributor for Euroengel, a compressor-driven, insulated container that is ideal for transporting small quantities of chilled goods amongst ambient goods, or a small amount of frozen goods amongst chilled loads. Containers vary in size and operate off a 12v DC connection within the van or a 230v mains supply. For those wishing to rent, Cool Energy will be exhibiting its wide selection of rental chillers and fan coils on stand E2, all of which are in stock and available for next-day hire. The company will also be showcasing for the first time its award-winning, walk-in modular cold stores that can achieve temperatures between -30˚C and +30˚C. What’s more, Cool Energy will be giving visitors to its stand the opportunity to win an iPad2 – now, that’s really cool!

Those with new projects or extensions in mind would profit from a visit to the stands of Waldeck Engineering, Index Procon and Grimsby Resin Floors. Waldeck Engineering (G25) specialises in feasibility studies, detailed design and implementation for major developments in the frozen and chilled storage and distribution sector. Index Procon Ltd (A11) offers a complete design and construction service for high-density dynamic and static racking systems and mezzanine floors. The company – which has supplied solutions for clients including ASDA, Norbert Dentresssangle and Delice de France – is also the UK distributor for Mobipal powered mobile racking systems. Grimsby Resin Floors Ltd (B1) specialises in flooring solutions for the food industry. As well as new resin floors, GRF provide concrete joint repairs, internal line marking and anti-slip coverings.

Other exhibitors include refrigerated vehicle manufacturers, bodybuilders and converters such as Schmitz Cargobull (C9), Krone Trailers UK (C21), Gray & Adams (C17), Montracon (A20), Thermo King (E9), Paneltex (D17) and The Cold Consortium (A21). Leading suppliers showcasing temperature control solutions will include Euroscan Technology (C13), Testo (H27) and Seven Refrigeration & Telematics (B6). Cold chain transport providers and contractors at the event will include Star Refrigeration (G1), Chiltern Cold Storage (D6), Dawsonrentals (A19A) and Peter Staines Refrigeration (C13), while ISD Cold Stores (F15) and Chalcroft Construction (G18) will share their expertise in cold store development projects. Also present will be packaging specialists, Automated Packaging Systems (H9); industrial door suppliers, Hörmann (F15) and Lincs Doors (G1A); cargo control specialists, Loadlok (A18); distributor of replacement parts for transport refrigeration applications, Myriad (B5); providers of temperature-controlled storage, blast-freezing, tempering and distribution services, Rick Bestwick (A12); supplier of customised, promotional model vehicles, Search Impex (B10); and supplier of specialist gases and fully certified disposal services to both wholesalers and the end-users, Blended Products (G17) – to name but a few.

Free seminars and live demo area 
As well as the broad range of exhibits, visitors will be able to see products such as forklifts in action a special area for live product demonstrations. There will also be a free and highly educational seminar programme featuring key topics and trends in the cold supply chain, plus a café area for networking.

Networking dinner 
Taking place at the end of the first day of the show, the TCS&D Dinner will make a welcome return after a break of some 15 years. Exhibitors and visitors are invited to enjoy a three-course meal with entertainment and the opportunity for some valuable networking – for more details, call Richard 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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