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Lubricant supplier versus lubrication partner
June 13, 2022

Lubricant supplier versus lubrication partner

We recently had a conversation with one of our clients on the subject of lubricant supplier versus lubrication partner.

Mini food grade lubricant storage
May 20, 2022

Mini food grade lubricant storage

Looking for small-scale food grade lubricant storage with big-scale features? Look no further!

Foodgrade lubrication storage systems
April 28, 2022

Foodgrade lubrication storage systems

Inadequate lubricant storage is still a common non-compliance with the BRC Global Standard.

Chemical control in food production sites
April 7, 2022

Chemical control in food production sites

Inadequacies in chemical control are a common food safety non-conformance.

Culture shock: positive change for a positive outcome
March 30, 2022

Culture shock: positive change for a positive outcome

Production line reliability is influenced by collective factors present in the overall maintenance culture.

Food safety ‘continuous improvement’
March 14, 2022

Food safety ‘continuous improvement’

A focus on food safety ‘continuous improvement’ pays many dividends to the food producer.

Lubrication training: food safety best practice
February 24, 2022

Lubrication training: food safety best practice

Insufficient training was recently highlighted as a common BRC Global Standard non-conformity.

Common Food Safety Non-Conformities
February 23, 2022

Common Food Safety Non-Conformities

BRC auditors’ observations with regard to lubrication, reliability and maintenance issues.

BRCGS Food Safety Europe 2022 Hybrid Event
January 25, 2022

BRCGS Food Safety Europe 2022 Hybrid Event

We are excited to be exhibiting at Food Safety Europe after a two-year Covid-related absence!

4 things you need to know about Activate Lubricants
January 17, 2022

4 things you need to know about Activate Lubricants

Never spoken to Activate before? You may not know how we differ from other lubricant suppliers.

2022 – let's make it the year of reliability
December 14, 2021

2022 – let's make it the year of reliability

You can have the best lubricant in the world but if it isn’t applied correctly...

Food grade lubrication for the food industry: looking back on 2021
December 1, 2021

Food grade lubrication for the food industry: looking back on 2021

We're on the cusp of another year, seemingly only 5 minutes since looking back on 2020!

Food grade oils and greases by numbers
September 28, 2021

Food grade oils and greases by numbers

Here is some numbers-based feedback to get your food grade lubrication ‘brain calculator’ ticking!

Free e-training for food industry engineering apprentices
July 22, 2021

Free e-training for food industry engineering apprentices

UK food industry engineering apprentices can take advantage of free access to Activate Insights.

Food grade lubricants: UK stocks for immediate dispatch
July 15, 2021

Food grade lubricants: UK stocks for immediate dispatch

Are you struggling with delivery lead times for imported food grade lubricants?

UK foodgrade lubricants & lubrication services
April 21, 2021

UK foodgrade lubricants & lubrication services

Leveraging products of UK manufacture & UK-based services offers huge advantages.

Food grade grease performance in aggressive, sub-sea application
March 29, 2021

Food grade grease performance in aggressive, sub-sea application

We recently had an enquiry from an oil exploration company operating off the South Coast of America.

Compatibility of food grade lubricants
March 10, 2021

Compatibility of food grade lubricants

Engineers are often concerned about the compatibility of our products with existing stocks.

Food lubrication Q&A - Jim Harvey, Business Development Director
February 24, 2021

Food lubrication Q&A - Jim Harvey, Business Development Director

Jim ensures the entire company culture is focused on offering the best products & service.

Correct re-greasing intervals for bearings
January 25, 2021

Correct re-greasing intervals for bearings

According to Noria, over 60% of bearing failures happen because of incorrect lubrication.

2020 vision: looking back on ‘that’ year
December 17, 2020

2020 vision: looking back on ‘that’ year

It has seemed a long time coming but we are finally ready to usher in a new year.

Cross-referencing different foodgrade lubricants
August 5, 2020

Cross-referencing different foodgrade lubricants

A short guide to maximising performance and value for money when cross-referencing foodgrade lubricants.

Transition of InS registered products to NSF
July 28, 2020

Transition of InS registered products to NSF

Please note that NSF International acquired InS Services UK in late 2019 and all InS registrations will expire on 1 October 2020.

BRCGS Food Safety Europe 2020: a date for your diary
December 17, 2019

BRCGS Food Safety Europe 2020: a date for your diary

Next year, we are exhibiting at the BRCGS Food Safety Europe 2020 conference, taking place on 12 February in London.

Introducing the new Activate Mini-System
September 6, 2019

Introducing the new Activate Mini-System

The new Mini-System from Activate has landed! It is designed to complement System 8 for specific product lines or smaller sites.

5S Workplace Organisation Methodology – Seiri = Sort
March 18, 2019

5S Workplace Organisation Methodology – Seiri = Sort

5S is a workplace organisation method that uses a list of five Japanese words that translate as "sort", "set in order", "shine", "standardise" & "sustain".

Meet Phil Hardwick, our Training & Compliance Manager
March 18, 2019

Meet Phil Hardwick, our Training & Compliance Manager

You may have met Phil already being that he does the majority of our ‘Toolbox Talks’ with engineers at client sites.

A Reminder Of Activate’s Foodcare NSF Registrations
June 29, 2018

A Reminder Of Activate’s Foodcare NSF Registrations

We have created a new NSF Registration Guide designed to help our customers & auditors understand the NSF categories.

Meet Lisa Bartlett, Our Business Development Executive
June 29, 2018

Meet Lisa Bartlett, Our Business Development Executive

Find out more about Activate’s Business Development Executive by reading our quick Q&A session!

‘Ban The Straw’ - Activate Did That Ages Ago!
January 31, 2018

‘Ban The Straw’ - Activate Did That Ages Ago!

As everyday consumers as well as working in the world of manufacturing, it is impossible not to notice recent news on the use of daily plastics and the effect on our environment.

Activate Lubricants Now A  Sedex Global Member
January 31, 2018

Activate Lubricants Now A Sedex Global Member

Activate Lubricants have recently joined Sedex Global, home to one of the world’s largest collaborative ethical trading platforms.

Activate Lubricants Allergen Statement 2018
January 31, 2018

Activate Lubricants Allergen Statement 2018

The FSA has recently updated the Allergen Statement which is applicable to our full range of oils, greases and aerosols as detailed on here.

The Dairy Industry - The Number One Mechanical  Issue
August 16, 2016

The Dairy Industry - The Number One Mechanical Issue

The No.1 lubrication-related mechanical issue is bearing failures due to frequent wash down and ingress from aggressive cleaning chemicals.

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