Dairy Dialog podcast 175: Jorgensen Engineering, NZMP, Scottish Speciality Food Show

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Dairy Dialog podcast 175: Jorgensen Engineering, NZMP, Scottish Speciality Food Show
Dairy Dialog podcast 175: Jorgensen Engineering, NZMP, Scottish Speciality Food Show

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This week’s podcast has five interviews, although three of them are short conversations from the Scottish Speciality Food Show. We spoke with Mark Saunders, director of the organizers of the show, Springboard Events; Callum MacInnes, managing director of The Island Smokery; and Emma Johnson, sales and marketing manager at The Buffalo Farm.

We also have interviews with Jorgensen Engineering CEO Kenneth Bo Madsen and Jesper Johansen, marketing manager; and Francis Reid, GM digital transformation at NZMP.

We also have our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Charlie Hyland at StoneX.

Jorgensen Engineering

To strengthen the relationship with US clients in their automation process, Danish company Jorgensen Engineering is scaling up its US presence.

The strategic initiative with localized service and spare parts on demand will enable Jorgensen to operate closer to US customers making the automation expertise in the sectors more accessible.

“We are working close with leading global players as Nestlé, Danone, Tetra Pak, Abbott, Unilever and Kraft Heinz. And Jorgensen’s US portfolio counts established companies as Campbell’s Soup, JBT FoodTech, Hormel Foods and lately Panasonic,”​ said CEO Kenneth Bo Madsen.

“The tough competition and tight margins in the US food sector together with raised minimum wages and quality and safety issues will accelerate the automation process. Our new and expanded US presence will make it easier on all levels to support the industry’s optimization needs.”

Brian Birkelund, vice president sales US, said, “We are part of one of the world's top robotics clusters in Denmark connecting us with relevant businesses, talented people, research projects and educational institutions from around the world.

 “Our unrivalled long record of project skills, Industry 4.0 focusing and customization experience primarily in the food segment have been transferred to other sectors in need of industrial automation. Automotive & battery industries, healthcare, plastic packaging, paint & coating sectors will all benefit from our extensive automation expertise.”

Scottish Speciality Food Show

Held at the SEC in Glasgow, Scotland, at the end of March, the Scottish Specialty Food Show was a part of Scotland’s Trade Fair.

The event covered home & gift, fashion accessories and textiles, Scottish & Celtic, and the Speciality Food Show. The trade-only event was postponed from earlier in the year due to covid measures.

There were several dairy-related companies exhibiting at the show, and we spoke with Callum MacInnes, managing director of The Island Smokery, which produces dairy products on the Orkney Islands. We also had a conversation about a buffalo farm set up in Bankhead of Raith, in Fife. Emma Johnson is the sales and marketing manager at The Buffalo Farm, which produces buffalo ice cream and mozzarella.

We also got an overview of the event from Mark Saunders, director of the organizers of the show, Springboard Events.

myNZMP

myNZMP is an industry-leading, B2B e-commerce website designed for NZMP customers to access order information and insights, and easily buy dairy ingredients online, using myNZMP Store. 

NZMP is the ingredient arm of New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra.

The ecommerce website was created to make NZMP customers’ lives easier.  The solution offers NZMP customers an experience that comes closer to their B2C buying experiences, enabling them to access order information and insights, and easily buy NZMP online at a time that suits them, using myNZMP Store.

It also has the added benefit of allowing the NZMP sales teams to offer customers more in-depth, advanced support – be that supporting them with sustainability solutions, overcoming a product challenge, or entering a new market segment.   

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