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Exhibitors gear up for exciting new event

According to one exhibitor, the brand-new exhibition for the chilled and frozen sector looks set to get the industry "buzzing".

Two new exhibitions, the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show and the Frozen & Chilled Foods Show, will be co-located at Peterborough’s Exec exhibition centre on 14 & 15 September. Over 80 of the industry’s major players are expected to exhibit, showcasing a wide range of products and services to improve efficiency and reduce costs in the cold supply chain.

Krone to show its muscle
German-owned Krone, the second largest trailer manufacturer in Europe, will be exhibiting on stand C21 and promoting the benefits of its Cool Liner Duoplex Steel trailer in the outside display area. Said Fran Pickering, Managing Director of Krone Trailers UK, "Although fleets are still consolidating, demand is definitely returning, so we see opportunities in participating in the show. Transporters are becoming increasingly aware of European health and safety requirements, which is something that we will be responding to at this event." On show outside for visitors to experience at first hand will be Krone’s Cool Liner Duoplex Steel trailer, which features a solid chassis and continuous steel panels to provide maximum load capacity, with reinforced foam-topped floor providing excellent insulation and energy efficiency.

New products, advice and competitions
Many of the show’s exhibitors are preparing interesting demonstrations and exhibits to showcase their expertise and product innovation. Commented Charles McGilvray, Operations Director for Euroscan Technology Ltd, "The industry is in need of an exhibition like this, which gives a unique platform for all operators in the temperature-controlled marketplace. This event will greatly assist in getting this dedicated UK business sector buzzing again." Euroscan, supplier of temperature recording solutions for refrigerated transport, will exhibit at the show with Peter Staines Refrigeration Ltd (PSR), which represents Euroscan in the UK. As well as promoting its considerable expertise in transport refrigeration for customers such as Waitrose, 3663 and Ferryspeed, PSR will present the full range of Euroscan products on stand C13. These offer many communications options from Bluetooth to iGPRS/GPS, and the PSR stand will feature a live demonstration with real-time telematics data shown on the EuroWEB Internet site. Added Peter Staines, Managing Director of PSR Ltd, "We’re really looking forward to this opportunity to demonstrate to the industry what PSR and Euroscan jointly offer in the form of a first-class service for temperature-controlled logistics."

The stand of Lincs Doors Ltd (G1A) will feature its range of doors developed specifically for the food industry. Manufactured at the company’s site in Grimsby, the range includes sliding cold store doors, hinged slam-faced cold store doors, personnel doors and flashings. The key product that the company will be promoting at the show, however, is its ‘Pyroshield’ fire-rated door, a cross-section of which will be displayed on its stand. Launched in 2007, the door has a two-hour rating and full certification from the Loss Prevention Certification Board. Explained Michael Butler, Managing Director of Lincs Doors Ltd, "Fire safety is, without doubt, one of the biggest issues faced by the modern food industry, and companies need effective ways to safeguard their staff, buildings and equipment."

Testo, a world leader in the development and manufacture of hand-held test instrumentation for food safety in processing and distribution applications, will be running a competition to win an iPad on its stand, H27. The company will also be showcasing its brand-new extension to the Testo Saveris Temperature and Humidity Monitoring System, which makes it suitable for use in mobile applications. The easy-to-use system automatically measures and documents data, issuing alarms whenever limit values are exceeded. During transport, data and alarms are transmitted wirelessly to a Cockpit Unit in the driver’s cabin. Any visitors who sign up to buy a Saveris system at the show will receive a free Cockpit Unit, worth £289.00.

Cargo control specialist, Loadlok UK, will be showcasing its range of products that help clients to maximise space utilisation, minimise loading and unloading times and protect shipments from damage. In particular, Loadlok will be promoting its range of multi-temp reefer bulkheads on its stand, A18. Explained David Brettell, Commercial Director of Loadlok UK, "The bulkheads are manufactured from robust components that are proven to stand up to the rigours of multi-drop deliveries. Our bulkhead range has recently been expanded with additional models, new features and increased customer options, so we’ll be promoting all these innovations to visitors at the show."

Frozen and chilled food sector construction specialist, Chalcroft Construction, will be showcasing its work on stand G18 and demonstrating how its services can benefit food producers and distributors who want to upgrade their premises or construct new facilities. Chalcroft – which lists well-known names including Brakes, Branston and Coca-Cola Enterprises among its clients – has wide experience of working in compliance with all food regulations in the delivery of turnkey projects or refurbishments.

Free seminars and live demo area
Visitors to the shows will be able to experience a very broad range of exhibits including forklift trucks, refrigerated storage and transport systems, cold chain 3PL services, pallet racking, cold store construction services, industrial lifts and loading systems, mobile computing solutions, temperature monitoring and recording equipment, trailer rental, food industry doors, warehouse cleaning products, industrial flooring and walling, lighting systems and packaging. There will be a special area for live product demonstrations – allowing visitors to see products such as forklifts in action – plus a free and highly educational seminar programme featuring key topics and trends in the cold supply chain. There will also be a café area for networking and members of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF) will exhibit in a special ‘FSDF village’.

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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