October 18, 2021

Technology & Sustainability

IFAD: Protecting biodiversity is crucial to fighting hunger

If we do not invest more in protecting biodiversity, development cannot be sustainable and we will not eradicate hunger or achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ahead of his participation in the IUCN World Conservation Congress that begins in Marseille today. “Biodiversity is a cornerstone of

Thermapen ONE, world’s first one-second instant-read thermometer

ThermoWorks, the leading brand of thermometers among the world’s top professional kitchens and discerning home cooks, announced today that the Thermapen ONE world’s first one-second instant-read thermometer is in use by professional restaurants,  pharmaceutical testing labs, grocery stores, food processing plants, and more for its one-second speed and accuracy for perfect restaurant food, refrigeration temperatures, and lab testing. Thermapen ONE lets

New EHEDG guideline document on hygienic design and application of sensors

The European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) has just published a comprehensive hygienic design guideline (EHEDG Guideline Document 37 – Part 1) dedicated to the hygienic design of sensors. Chair of the Working Group Sensors, Holger Schmidt (Baumer): ‘Sensor technology is emerging to become the single most important driving innovation in optimizing food safety.’

Siemens: The most efficient energy storage station in the world

Siemens LDA has received an order from a Chinese customer to deliver a special machine with a dual shaft extension. It can be used in motor operation with a power of 105 MW and as a generator with up to 129 MVA in power generation mode. The motor will have an efficiency of beyond 98 percent

ERP Solution adds value to HAM production

IT solutions from CSB-System have brought digitalization to ‘a new level’ at the Spanish ham factories of international Swiss food company Bell Food Group. The production facilities in the Spanish ham regions of Extremadura and Castile-La Mancha have been brought to an entirely new efficiency level over the past few months. Until recently, redundant work

RFID technology: Tracing and tracking goods

Labeling is no longer just information transport. cab solutions enable components and assemblies,products and packages are tracked to their origins, in particular in industrial processes and logistics.Label data can be assigned explicitly. RFID technology has proven worthy when tracking and tracingidentified goods. On this occasion, radio signals transport information along an electromagneticfield. An RFID system

Siemens shows excellent results

Orders of €20.5 billion (Q3 2020: €13.9 billion) reflect strong customer orientation and global economic recovery Revenue increased substantially to €16.1 billion (Q3 2020: €13.0 billion) Adjusted EBITA Industrial Businesses climbed 29 percent to €2.3 billion At 15.3 percent, Adjusted EBITA margin increased again (Q3 2020: 14.3 percent) At €1.5 billion, net income nearly tripled

Siemens’ new natural extinguishing agents protect business continuity in critical areas

Siemens Smart Infrastructure introduces its new natural agent extinguishing portfolio, Sinorix NXN. Focusing on the protection of lives, assets, and business continuity, the new fire extinguishing portfolio combines simplicity with advanced technology to modernize traditional fire safety. The agents consist of the natural gases argon, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. They are ideal for specific application

Gerber, first US baby food company that commits to carbon neutrality

A leader in early childhood nutrition, Gerber has today become the first U.S. baby food company to announce its commitment to carbon-neutral food products. 100% of Gerber‘s U.S. Organic portfolio and Natural pouches and glass jars are set to be carbon neutral in 2022. The company is also committed to carbon neutrality across its full U.S. baby food portfolio by 2035. Gerber will reach

Sustainability rating agency EcoVadis awards Azelis

After being accoladed with two consecutive Golds from sustainability ratings agency EcoVadis, Azelis is proud to announce it has now been awarded a Platinum rating, the highest distinction in the EcoVadis supplier sustainability rating scheme. With the EcoVadis Platinum grading, Azelis is in the top 1% of all companies assessed by EcoVadis. Highlights & rationale 

Nestlé Waters targets positive water impact by regenerating local water cycles

Nestlé Waters will expand its current efforts to manage water sustainably and increase its collaboration with partners to identify and support local solutions. These solutions are designed to help regenerate the ecosystems in the areas around each of Nestlé Waters’ 48 sites. As of 2025, they will help nature retain more water than the business

Focus on customer benefits: SSI Schaefer and SWAN combine SAP expertise

SSI Schaefer becomes majority shareholder of SWAN: Partnership to strengthen SAP competencies while maintaining an independent presence in the market. With a focus on customer benefits, SWAN, the SAP logistics specialist, and SSI Schaefer, the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, are combining their competencies in the digitalization of logistics and the