Lynas Foodservice to build automated conveyor-belt extension

An innovative wholesaler from Northern Ireland has announced plans to build an automated conveyor belt extension to its depot – the first of its kind in Ireland and possibly the UK.

The extension will hold an extra 2500 pallets and will help Lynas Foodservice to reduce picking mistakes. The news was revealed at the Caterforce conference held in Manchester last week, where suppliers were given the chance to meet all seven members of the Caterforce group in a speed-dating format.

Managing director of Lynas Foodservice Andrew Lynas told Better Wholesaling that the inspiration for the idea came during a placement with a large US-based Foodservice company, which distributes across much of America. “I learnt so much in ten weeks that we could apply to our business here”, explains Andrew.

Read the full report of the Caterforce conference in Better Wholesaling November issue 


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