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  1. The rise of ready meals (TV dinners step aside)Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    Ready-meals, previously a success story confined to the UK, are now hot property here. According to IBIS World, the ready-meal sector has experienced an annual growth of 3.6% in Australia over the past five years to reach reported revenue of around $900 million. So, what does this mean for the Australian food industry? And how […]

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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 The rise of ready meals (TV dinners step aside) appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  2. What is information-driven manufacturing? Here’s a good overview of iDMMonday, 15 May 2017

    Is information-driven manufacturing (iDM) the stepping-stone to Industry 4.0? Collecting, visualising and analysing machine, process and sensor data promises to open a whole new world of opportunities for manufacturers. Here, we look at exactly what iDM is and how it could help manufacturers realise the potential of Industry 4.0. (Here’s some good background information on […]

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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 What is information-driven manufacturing? Here’s a good overview of iDM appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  3. How can you automate barcoding?Thursday, 4 May 2017

    The challenge when you automate barcoding processes is often not in knowing whether or not you need to automate, but in choosing which technology solutions will bring the best results. Australian manufacturers’ appetite for automation is growing. You only need to look at the key trends to come out of AUSPACK 2017 to see that. […]

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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 How can you automate barcoding? appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.
    Mark Dingley's LinkedIn Profile

    The post Your one-stop guide to labelling technologies appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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