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New Partnership Strengthens End-to-End Compliance & Maintenance Solution for Manufacturers

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Stevens Traceability Systems Limited are pleased to announce their strategic partnership with leading instrumentation maintenance and management company, Envogen UK Limited.

Having provided weighing and traceability solutions to manufacturers operating in the food and beverage, industrial, waste and logistics sectors for over 100 years, we know how important it is for manufacturers to comply with industry regulations.

This extensive experience has also allowed us to fully understand the importance of ensuring that production is at full capacity for maximum profitability, and it’s for this reason that we have appointed Envogen UK Limited as a strategic partner to support our service offering.

WHAT THIS PARTNERSHIP MEANS FOR MANUFACTURERS

Working with Envogen UK Limited, allows Stevens Traceability to not only ensure that manufacturers comply with the ever-increasing regulations when it comes to product safety, employee safety and disposal of waste procedures using our award-winning modular software and weighing equipment. It also enables us to extend our current service provision to weighing equipment and associated assets, to include Instrumentation calibration services.

INSTRUMENT & CONTROL: ON-SITE CALIBRATION & REPAIRS BY ENVOGEN UK LIMITED

ON-SITE CALIBRATION SERVICES

Envogen provides a comprehensive, cost-effective range of on-site service that includes calibration, preventative maintenance, planned shutdown work, installation, and commissioning.

Service is available for all forms of measurement, including;

  • Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Level
  • Flow
  • Ph
  • Conductivity
  • All other electrical equipment

They certify the instrumentation within the client’s plant, allowing them to demonstrate compliance with their Regulatory Authority, British Standard, FSA, FDA, International Standard or other Governing bodies.

These services are supported by an in-house repair service, to all of the above instruments and they are able to supply replacement instrumentation at competitive prices.

BENEFITS FOR MANUFACTURERS

  • Maximum output
  • Maximum profitability
  • Improved production processes
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Reduced number of suppliers to site
  • Reduced number of invoices to process
  • Standardised calibrations, rather than every month of the year
  • Increased management control
  • Cost savings

Mike Wynburg, Director at Stevens Traceability Systems Limited said:

“We’re extremely pleased to work in partnership with Envogen so that we can provide customers with further servicing options. Supporting our clients is central to all that we do, and formulating partnerships with key experts in maintenance and servicing is something which we will be growing at Stevens Traceability.”

Dave Sumpter, Director, Envogen UK Limited added:

“Excited by the prospect of working alongside a leading supplier of weighing and traceability services.”

If you’re looking for a traceability solution, servicing or weighing equipment for your manufacturing facility, please get in touch with our expert team today on 01254 685200 or email info@stevenstraceability.com

The Rise of Artisan Bakeries

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The Rise of Artisan Bakers

The launch of The Great British Bake Off in 2010 ignited the nation’s passion for baking. People of all ages and baking experience have attempted the signature dishes, showstoppers and technical tests at one time or another; all no doubt with varying degrees of success. Junior Bake Off, the spin-off series, saw future artisan bakers take to our screens with the aim of impressing the judges with their flaky pastry and gingerbread houses.

Not only did we see the British public tune into the programme in their millions, viewers took to the Supermarkets in their droves. Sainsburys for example, saw sales of orange jelly increase by 150% overnight when the contestants were tasked with making Jaffa Cakes (1) in 2016. The show is also credited by many as being integral to the rise of Artisan Bakeries and their increase in popularity among the British public.

INDEPENDENT BAKERIES

The independent bakery sector has enjoyed years of growth thanks to the likes of Paul Hollywood and Lorraine Pascale championing the art to the masses. The word ‘Artisan’ typically signifies care, expertise and quality of ingredients. There are currently no official restrictions on who can use these terms, so it’s always worth finding out the story behind the label.

For example, Macleans Bakery in Forres, Inverness, Scotland, are a Stevens Traceability client. They are fourth generation family bakers and have held the title of Scottish Master Bakers. A family-run company, they produce traditional shortbreads, sweet biscuits and oatcakes from recipes handed down through the generations. In the 100 years they have been baking, the team at Macleans Bakery have witnessed many changes in their industry, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the quality of ingredients, quality of finished product and eating quality and flavour.

COELIAC DISEASE AND FOOD ALLERGIES

As a nation we have a fondness of bread which spans thousands of years, however in recent years an increase in coeliac disease (gluten intolerance) and food allergies in general, has seen consumers taking more of an interest in what is in their food.

This has provided independent bakeries with an opportunity to bake products which meet the needs of niche markets. Independent bakeries are typically in a better position than the national bakeries to respond quickly to a change in consumer tastes by removing or reducing the ingredients typically associated with intolerances and allergies i.e. yeast and additives. The introduction of sourdough into the baking process has enabled bakeries to continue offering products to this marketplace.

THE IMPORTANCE OF RECIPE TRACEABILITY IN BAKERIES

Nowadays, consumers are not afraid to ask for the details when it comes to ingredients. They are also more demanding as far as product consistency goes. They want the same taste and same size of product each time; regardless of whether they are buying from an independent bakery or Supermarket.

This is where recipe traceability plays a part. Many independent bakeries still take a manual approach to the weighing of ingredients which is typically down to the costs of introducing automation into the process.

At Stevens Traceability our Essentials™ Modular Software has been designed specifically for smaller, independent bakeries. Our system supports you in delivering on product consistency and traceability of ingredients leading to a reduction in costly giveaway.

Introducing automation into the baking process, ensures you can deliver what the customer wants; namely consistency of product and quality. In addition, your bakery benefits from increased productivity and visibility of the entire operation. Introducing the Essentials™ Modular Software into your production process, reduces the amount of manual labour from the process, provides statistics of the batch, manages product giveaway, ensures consistency. All of the previously mentioned gives you the time to focus on developing new products and most importantly growing your business.

FIND OUT MORE

For more information on the Essentials™ Modular Software, please call Lauren on: 01254 685200 or email: lauren.smith@stevenstraceability.com

INTERESTING FACTS

  • As a nation of bread lovers, we purchase over 3,500,000,000 sandwiches each year (2) – this reaches 12,000,000,000 if you count the ones you make yourself (3)!
  • Artisan bread is easier to digest than mass-produced bread, because the enzymes have had time to begin breaking down the gluten in the flour while fermenting. And you can take time to savour it too – as a rule of thumb, the longer the production process, the longer its shelf life will be (4).
  • Sugar keeps everything together when baking (5). Aside from sweetening the baked goods, its role is to bind the water, meaning it attracts water and keeps it from the other ingredients.
  • A rolled-up piece of white bread was used to erase graphite before rubber erasers were invented (6).
Wensleydale Creamery

Stevens Equipment Featured on TV

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Stevens equipment Featured on TV

Here at Stevens Traceability Systems, we always love to see our Weighing and Traceability solutions really benefiting our customers. One of our customers Wensleydale Creamery was the feature of a Channel 5 documentary “Made in Yorkshire”. This really shows how using a Traceability system and quality weighing equipment can bring you a consistent and succesful product. You can see a short clip of Wensleydale Creamery using some Stevens equipment on the video below.

However if you’d like to watch the full documentary please head to https://www.my5.tv/made-in-yorkshire/season-1/episode-2

To find out more about how Stevens can help you gain sustainability, Traceability and end to end process control in your business, get in touch now via our contact page or the contact details below.

Sales@stevenstraceability.com

+44 (0) 1254 685 200

Stevens Client – Paterson Arran Achieve Management SME Award

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Paterson Arran Awards Image

Stevens customer Paterson Arran are a substantial user of the Stevens Systems within many areas of their factory and it is great to see them recognised for their ongoing commitment to quality control and sustainability. This has allowed them to mange their waste more effectively and streamline their processes from supplier to end production.

As Winners of the VIBES Award: Management SME Award -Sponsored by Centre for Sustainable Practice and Living. This really shows the hard work and commitment the Paterson Arran team have been putting into their business. We like to think our Stevens System products have aided them in achieving this high standard of business.

To take a look at the full interview from Adam Wilson, Quality, Safety, Health & Environmental Manager at Paterson Arran Ltd. Just click the video to listen to the great work they have achieved.

To find out more about how Stevens can help you gain sustainability, Traceability and end to end process control in your business, get in touch now via our contact page or the contact details below.

Sales@stevenstraceability.com

+44 (0) 1254 685 200

Stevens Introduces Modular Traceability Software

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Stevens Traceability Systems are pleased to introduce our latest software offering, Our Essentials and Dynamic Modular Traceability software.

The modular software approach allows you to build the system around current and future needs of the business, providing a flexible solution.
The 2 levels of software are Essentials, which is designed for smaller companies and Dynamic, our flagship software offering which covers every aspect of of Traceability, giving you end to end coverage.

Modular software is a great advancement for Stevens, that we believe will benefit our customers greatly, giving you the freedom to build your software package how you would like.

To find out more about the latest Stevens modular traceability software, view our Software web page or our software brochures for Essentials or Dynamic

ISO 9001 Accredited

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Assurance Certification

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ISO 9001 Accredited

Stevens Traceability are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance certification.

David Astridge, Quality Manager led the Stevens team through the audit process and David commented “this represents another strong team effort by everyone within Stevens Traceability and further demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to achieving the highest quality standards, coming on the back of achieving UKAS ISO 17025 accreditation and Safe Contractor accreditation since our ownership change approximately 6 months ago.”

The audit process covered all areas of the business and this is reflected in our certification Scope.

Stevens Traceability provide innovative end to end traceability, process control and weighing systems to market leaders throughout the Food, chemical, Pharmaceutical and cash management industries.

Our systems are supported by full nationwide on-site service/calibration plus in-house product development and 24-7 software support.

Our company’s products and services continually evolve and improve through working closely with key partners across our customer base, covering multiple marketplaces in line with fast changing business needs and legislative requirements. Our ongoing commitment to our Quality management systems ensures we continue to meet and exceed the needs of our customers and the markets they support.

The Stevens Traceability team look forward to building on this great achievement.

Stevens teams up with Merit FoodLogik to provide complete end to end traceability

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Stevens has teamed up with Merit Technology’s FoodLogik. Now it is easier than ever to integrate between both software packages, providing you with complete end to end traceability. Take a look at our below attached leaflet to learn more about how integrating with FoodLogik can improve your business.

Also visit https://www.foodlogik.co.uk/ to find out more about the powerful FoodLogk Software and how it can benefit you.

FoodLogik Integration

Download FoodLogik Leaflet