The food and beverage industry is one of the UK’s largest markets for production and distribution of goods. It currently employs 430,000 people in the manufacturing sector alone, as well as 4.3m people being employed in the entirety of the UK supply chain.
The importance of this industry is reflected in the turnover of over £105bn which is 20% of the total UK manufacturing making it the biggest nationwide. Internationally, in 2019, food and beverage exports reached £23bn covering 220 countries worldwide. Domestically, food and beverage is responsible for 25% of all miles covered by heavy goods traffic in the UK each year. This vast supply chain produces significant volumes of goods that need transporting safely. With such high volume, however, comes the relating security threats which are evident in many forms.
The security threats vary within the food and beverage products based on their specific transit requirements. For example, breakages during transit of alcohol bottles, or spoilage of fresh fruits and vegetables due to the lack of temperature control also have the added risk of contamination. Preparations therefore need to be made to combat such negative external and internal influences which pose a threat to the integrity of the goods and the supply chain. Mega Fortris UK has the capability to provide a wide range of security solutions including seals and load secure products that offer comprehensive protection against such a wide range of threats.