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  1. 3 lessons manufacturers can learn from award-winning health foodSunday, 23 April 2017

    If there are three things the 2016 Healthy Food Guide winners have in common, it’s innovation, creativity and an acute awareness of consumer trends. The Australian Healthy Food Guide Awards identify the healthiest foods on supermarket shelves that make it easy for people to shop, buy and eat good food. And 2016 was a big […]

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    Trent Munro

    Trent Munro

    Product Manager, Coding Technologies at Matthews Australasia

    Trent Munro is an accomplished business strategist, marketing innovator and speaker specialising in business development and optimisation. Over the past 15 years, he has worked across a range of blue-chip and medium enterprises including Goodyear Automotive, Clariant, Corona Manufacturing and Matthews Australasia.

    Trent holds a range of postgraduate and graduate qualifications in Commerce, Psychology, Project Management and Science.

    At Matthews Australasia, he has overseen market development locally and abroad, launching class leading traceability and automation technologies across manufacturing, healthcare and logistics.

    The post 3 lessons manufacturers can learn from award-winning health food appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  2. Which inspection technologies can be used for ready meals? (no longer the old TV dinner)Friday, 14 April 2017

    Ready meals are a fast-growing category. But they’re not straightforward to inspect. Here, we reveal the technologies ready to meet the challenge of ready meal inspection. Ready meals have come a long way in the past few decades. In the words of CSIRO Professor Martin Cole: “Ready meals are not 1970s TV dinners, but highly […]

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    Andrew Key

    Andrew Key

    Product Manager, Inspection Technologies at Matthews Australasia

    Andrew Key has over 25 years’ experience with packaging machinery, inspection technologies and identification technologies. His career spans across organisations like Alfa Laval, TNA and others; helping manufacturers to effect process improvement using the latest technology from around the globe.

    In his current role as the Business Development Manager for Inspection technologies at Matthews Australasia, he is constantly looking at cutting edge technologies for our customers to improve quality control.

    Andrew grew up in the country and loves the outdoors. In his spare time he enjoys sailing, snow skiing, water skiing, bushwalking and camping.

    The post Which inspection technologies can be used for ready meals? (no longer the old TV dinner) appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  3. Additive manufacturing and food: science fiction or untapped business opportunity?Monday, 3 April 2017

    Can Additive Manufacturing (or “AM”) be used to create a taste sensation? To find out, some food & beverage companies have been experimenting with “printing” food. But is it just a novelty or can AM actually create new business opportunities for food companies? Additive Manufacturing has been one of the hottest topics in manufacturing over […]

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    Trent Munro

    Trent Munro

    Product Manager, Coding Technologies at Matthews Australasia

    Trent Munro is an accomplished business strategist, marketing innovator and speaker specialising in business development and optimisation. Over the past 15 years, he has worked across a range of blue-chip and medium enterprises including Goodyear Automotive, Clariant, Corona Manufacturing and Matthews Australasia.

    Trent holds a range of postgraduate and graduate qualifications in Commerce, Psychology, Project Management and Science.

    At Matthews Australasia, he has overseen market development locally and abroad, launching class leading traceability and automation technologies across manufacturing, healthcare and logistics.

    The post Additive manufacturing and food: science fiction or untapped business opportunity? appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  4. Your one-stop guide to labelling technologiesFriday, 24 March 2017

    How do different labelling technologies stack up? Which should you choose for your products and packaging line? To help you navigate through the options, read our one-stop guide to labelling technologies. Labelling technologies have come leaps and bounds in the past few years, especially as automation has ramped up. While the end goal of labelling […]

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    Mark Dingley

    Mark Dingley

    General Manager, Operations at Matthews Australasia

    Mark Dingley is Chairman of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and heads operations at Matthews Australasia.
    With 18+ years of experience in the product identification industry and the wealth of knowledge gained from working closely with industry associations in developing and implementing standards & best practice, Mark is able to assist manufacturers with a range of issues from getting real-time visibility of their production line, improving automation, establishing quality assurance using machine vision to selecting the best fit technology for coding and labelling applications.
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    The post Your one-stop guide to labelling technologies appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  5. AUSPACK 2017 wrap-up: What you might have missedWednesday, 15 March 2017

    The biggest Sydney AUSPACK yet in terms of space and exhibitors has closed its doors. We’ve got the lowdown on what you might have missed. As the packaging and processing industry’s premier event, AUSPACK always leaves visitors with plenty to ponder. The 2017 event was no exception, as 350-plus exhibitors and 1,200-plus brands combined to illuminate […]

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    Devna Dayal

    Devna Dayal

    Marketing Specialist at Matthews Australasia

    With marketing experience across a variety of tactics and media in multiple global companies, my focus is on continuous improvement and experimentation to deliver better ROI for marketing investments in the B2B space.
    I currently work at Matthews Australasia in the marketing department working on brand development, lead generation and sales tools development.

    The post AUSPACK 2017 wrap-up: What you might have missed appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  6. Top 5 tips for food and beverage export successTuesday, 7 March 2017

    Thinking about expanding your food & beverage business overseas? Learn the top 5 strategies for food and beverage export success. Clean, green, high quality and healthy — Australian food & beverage products have an enviable reputation abroad. As a result, the market is ripe for those producers looking to take the step overseas. The China-Australia Free Trade […]

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    Matt Nichol

    Matt Nichol

    Key Account Manager at Matthews Australasia

    Matt is a laser marking expert and has in-depth knowledge of product ID technologies. He is a regular at international trade shows like Pack Expo and is constantly looking at emerging trends and technologies.

    The post Top 5 tips for food and beverage export success appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  7. Social robots: the next generation?Monday, 27 February 2017

    Are we ready for the next generation of intelligent automation? It’s “social robots”. From the cute BB-8 droid in The Force Awakens to quick-witted K-2SO in Rogue One, the Star Wars universe never disappoints when it comes to big-screen robots that steal our hearts (and who could forget the original C3PO and R2D2?). But how […]

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    Trent Munro

    Trent Munro

    Product Manager, Coding Technologies at Matthews Australasia

    Trent Munro is an accomplished business strategist, marketing innovator and speaker specialising in business development and optimisation. Over the past 15 years, he has worked across a range of blue-chip and medium enterprises including Goodyear Automotive, Clariant, Corona Manufacturing and Matthews Australasia.

    Trent holds a range of postgraduate and graduate qualifications in Commerce, Psychology, Project Management and Science.

    At Matthews Australasia, he has overseen market development locally and abroad, launching class leading traceability and automation technologies across manufacturing, healthcare and logistics.

    The post Social robots: the next generation? appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  8. 5 great reasons to visit Matthews Australasia at #AUSPACK 2017Friday, 17 February 2017

    Mapping out your AUSPACK 2017 schedule? Excellent: now’s the time — Australasia’s leading processing and packaging exhibition is just around the corner. From 7 to 10 March, #AUSPACK 2017 gives you the opportunity to explore more than 15,000 square metres packed with machinery, interactive displays, networking hubs and educational forums. There’s just one challenge: you […]

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    Devna Dayal

    Devna Dayal

    Marketing Specialist at Matthews Australasia

    With marketing experience across a variety of tactics and media in multiple global companies, my focus is on continuous improvement and experimentation to deliver better ROI for marketing investments in the B2B space.
    I currently work at Matthews Australasia in the marketing department working on brand development, lead generation and sales tools development.

    The post 5 great reasons to visit Matthews Australasia at #AUSPACK 2017 appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  9. SMEs, are you ready for automation?Monday, 6 February 2017

    If your New Year’s resolution was to create a more efficient, lean organisation, then it could be time to automate. Automation is no longer the sole realm of larger companies. With technology more affordable than ever, an increasing number of small and medium enterprises are tapping into the advantages of automating manufacturing processes — and there […]

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    Mark Dingley

    Mark Dingley

    General Manager, Operations at Matthews Australasia

    Mark Dingley is Chairman of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and heads operations at Matthews Australasia.
    With 18+ years of experience in the product identification industry and the wealth of knowledge gained from working closely with industry associations in developing and implementing standards & best practice, Mark is able to assist manufacturers with a range of issues from getting real-time visibility of their production line, improving automation, establishing quality assurance using machine vision to selecting the best fit technology for coding and labelling applications.
    Mark Dingley's LinkedIn Profile

    The post SMEs, are you ready for automation? appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  10. Some points to consider when buying a manufacturing businessTuesday, 31 January 2017

    Whether you are established in the manufacturing industry or looking to enter it for the first time, buying an existing manufacturing business can be an excellent investment and growth strategy. As with any industry, there is a range of legal factors that you need to consider when it comes to buying a business, so it’s […]

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