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 targets growing sector with new appointment March 14, 2017

FPE targets growing sector with new appointment

Gareth has over 20 years’ experience selling Materials Handling and Mixing solutions into the same end target markets as FPE Global. Gareth joins FPE from Gericke UK, where he built a strong track record of winning and retaining key accounts and developed an industry leading reputation for delivering Materials Handling and Mixer solutions.

As Food and Beverage Business Development Manager at FPE Global, Gareth will work from the firm’s Manchester headquarters to target value-added applications at businesses across the UK and internationally.

Gareth’s appointment comes as FPE targets increased sales in growing industries and looks to help its customers achieving more efficient manufacturing operations through the application of best practice in powders handling and processing.

David Cooper, CEO at FPE Global, said: “Gareth brings with him a tremendous amount of process application and business development experience in materials handling where he has in-depth knowledge of multiple industry sectors. Gareth’s appointment will significantly strengthen our overall capability in providing value-added solutions to our customers – particularly as we look to drive growth in the food and beverage sector through 2017 and beyond.” 

Gareth Durdin, Food and Beverage Sales Manager at FPE Global, said: “The UK’s food and drink sector shows great promise, and the industry is fast becoming synonymous with quality products and brands. With its rapidly growing team, FPE is well placed to develop the opportunities in this market and is an exciting place to be. I am looking forward to joining FPE’s expert team to deliver excellent results for the company.” 

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