Informa Exhibitions Ltd regrets to announce the closure of Solids & Bulk Handling magazine.

Solids & Bulk Handling magazine has been affected by the ongoing downward trend of on-the-page marketing spend. This combined with the economic pressures that the loose and solids handling industry face has ultimately led to the sad and difficult decision to cease publishing the magazine.

The November/December 2017 issue of Solids & Bulk Handling will be its last edition.


FPE strengthens team with Gericke hire March 23, 2017

FPE strengthens team with Gericke hire

Specialist engineering firm FPE Global has appointed ex-Gericke Managing Director Peter Brickenden as Key Account Director to take lead on some of the firm’s highest-profile brands.

With over 35 years’ experience in materials handling solutions, Peter joins FPE having built an industry-leading reputation within the international powder processing industry. He has previously held positions at Gericke, Californian Pellet Mill (CPM), Clyde Pneumatic Conveying, Solitec and one of FPE’s most established brands, Neu Engineering.

As Key Account Director at FPE Global, Peter will work with some of the firm’s highest-profile clients across its target sectors of food and beverage and chemicals and detergents. These include a number of major blue-chip brands, with the aim to deliver value-added turnkey solutions, including bulk storage, size control, mixing, pneumatic conveying and process automation.

Peter’s appointment follows a number of high-profile acquisitions for FPE. New staff welcomed to the firm in recent months include Gareth Durdin as Food and Beverage Sales Manager from Gericke, Sylvain LeMézec as Export Sales Manager from Matcon and Peter Slee-Smith as Technical Industry Expert.

Dave Cooper, chief executive at FPE Global, said: “Peter brings with him an exceptional level of technical and commercial credibility, as well as a mature network of high-level contacts.

"His experience working with some of the largest brands in the industry and familiarity with our existing clients will be a huge boost to us. The relationships he has built over the years will help tremendously as we aim to further expand our reach.”

Brickenden said: “FPE has built a strong management team and continues to demonstrate ambition in competitive markets. My experience working with major brands will help fuel that ambition – strengthening valuable relationships with major brands both domestically and internationally. I am delighted to join FPE and look forward to working with its talented team to seize opportunities in growing markets.”

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