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TCS&D Show – the biggest yet opens today

Coventry. UK: The UK’s increasing appetite for innovation in the food and drink sector will make the TCS&D exhibition, that opens today, the biggest yet, as it is hosted for the first time in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

With extra space and strong transport links, it is expected that more exhibitors and visitors will attend than ever before. Some of the industry’s most well-respected brands will showcase innovation and efficiency at the dedicated cold chain exhibition, complemented by a comprehensive free-to-attend seminar programme providing expertise, advice and Q&As with industry experts.

Waitrose’s sustainable approach to temperature-controlled transport will be among key discussion topics during the seminars. Justin Laney, general manager of fleet at the John Lewis Partnership, is set to detail the benefits Waitrose has gained from introducing bio-methane trucks to its fleet. Brexit, urban deliveries and shared logistics are also among the key issues tabled for discussion.

New product developments dominate this year’s TCS&D. Exhibitors include Montracon, which is marking 40 years in the trailer industry with its largest TCS&D stand to date, featuring a lifting deck reefer that can carry 44 pallets, a refrigerated 18-tonne rigid body, and a new reefer semi-trailer. Body and trailer manufacturer Cartwright will exhibit its next generation of temperature-controlled, double-deck 44-pallet capacity trailers, built at its new £1.8m refrigeration technology plant in Altrincham.

Chereau will present a multi-compartment rigid truck with SmartOpen-C, a roller shutter opening that offers wider load volumes, greater efficiency and speed. Other exhibitors include bodybuilder Paneltex, Iveco, and materials handling equipment suppliers UniCarriers and Aisle-Master.

Rob Fisher, TCS&D event director, says: “Latest figures show both the frozen food market and the global cold chain market for pharmaceuticals are growing, so it was important for us to reflect the increased level of business and interest by moving the exhibition to a bigger arena in Coventry.

“This year’s show promises to provide a strong platform for industry professionals to understand the current business environment, witness the latest innovations which offer true sustainability, network with suppliers and peers, and listen to industry leaders explain their approach to the future.”

The TCS&D Show 2017, supported the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) and the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF), is the UK’s dedicated event for temperature-controlled storage and distribution. TCS&D is an opportunity to meet over 100 leading industry suppliers, see the latest technologies, view a large display of refrigerated vehicles and gain insight into market trends at the free-to-attend seminar programme.

TCS&D takes place on 13-14 September at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry