This year’s Foodex Manufacturing Solutions (FMS) was the most highly anticipated food manufacturing event in years.

Not only did FMS23 pack the National Exhibition Centre to the rafters with innovative technologies, unique insights, and industry-leading exhibitors – but it was also the first event since 2018 due pandemic-enforced postponements.

On Monday 24 April, FMS returned with a bang. More than 25,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors flocked to the Birmingham-based centre across the three-day exhibition, including some of Klipspringer’s finest.

At the forefront of our team’s mind was going the extra mile to connect with a wide range of professionals across the food manufacturing sector – while answering a whole host of questions around food safety and compliance, from the costs of shadow boards to the implications of BRCGS9.

But we also took the time to educate ourselves on FMS23’s key agenda: the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is centred around technology, sustainability, and automation.

This focus was reflected in the product ranges and speaker line-up on show at FMS23.

Of particular interest were sessions delivered by:

  • Keith Thornhill (Head of Food & Beverage Automation at Siemens)
  • Dan Crossley (Executive Director of the Food Ethics Council)
  • Andrew Dalziel (VP of Industry Solutions & Strategy at Infor)

Andrew Dalziel’s Monday afternoon session revolved around the hot topic of Artificial Intelligence. In the context of AI’s disruptive impact on industries including finance, healthcare, logistics, cybersecurity, and manufacturing, Dalziel evaluated the importance of machine learning through examples of its implementation in food businesses.

For now, AI-driven technologies are one to keep an eye on – but our development team at Klipspringer have been rolling out various other exciting innovations.

One our solutions which received the most attention was the LazaPort series.

By verifying the accuracy of probe thermometers in a matter of seconds, LazaPorts offer proof of competence, saving kitchen teams countless hours.

This product range is led by the LazaPort Mono, which won Gold at Commercial Kitchen’s Innovation Challenge in 2021, with judges describing it as: “…a great concept, ideal for consistency and great connectivity. A solution to an age-old issue.”

All in all, our team came away from FMS23 delighted with how the exhibition went.

Of course, it allowed us to promote and praise our product range – a range we are immensely proud of. Wouldn’t you be worried if we weren’t?!

But, more than that, FMS23 meant three days of exciting innovations, future-oriented insights, and great connections.

Our team thrive in environments like this, and we hope everyone who visited our stand felt the same way.

Speaking of our stand – in collaboration with Quadrant2Design, our team put weeks of hard work into designing, assembling, and finalising the Klipspringer stand for FMS23. Take a look at their handiwork below!

If you spoke to one of our team at Foodex and want to recontact them – or if you have any questions – give us a call at 01473 461800.

Alternatively, you can reach our individual team members on LinkedIn.