In a few months’ time, we will know the form Brexit will take – deal, no deal or whatever. Right now, people in business across the board are anxious about short term problems in the run up to Brexit and afterwards.

That’s completely understandable. But the fact remains that when it comes to logistics, the UK food and drink industry is well placed both now and for the future, whatever happens in the next few weeks, and we need to keep that in mind. Our major manufacturing and retail companies are all major investors in equipment, services and solutions, which puts them in a strong position to face.

The IMHX 2019 Exhibition, taking place at the NEC from 24-27 September, is the UK’s largest logistics event, happening every three years, and is the foremost opportunity to research what the suppliers have to offer. Among the 16,000 visitors expected to attend will be senior buyers of warehouse and logistics services and other decision makers and influencers from the UK food and drink industry, who are looking to invest in supporting this crucial part of their businesses over the months and years ahead.

They will be turning out in force to IMHX 2019 to explore the latest solutions from over 400 suppliers and evaluate the newest products, services and technology to enter the market by attending hundreds of live product demonstrations taking place every day at the show in the brand-new Forklift Truck Demonstration Zone in back-to-back demos. Visitors can also be fully briefed on supply chain trends with critical insight from more than 80 expert speakers, including Amazon, Ocado and Coca-Cola.

In this feature we look at some of the specialist supplier companies who are exhibiting at IMHX 2019, as well as a roundup of recent stories from suppliers of equipment, services and solutions who are making the running in keeping the food and drink supply chains strong.

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