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Putting on a Show

With one week to go till this years Suffolk Show our very own Bee Kemball – Honorary Suffolk Show Director – talks all things fashion.

Bee says: “The Suffolk Show is one of those wonderful occasions when us girls can really pull out all the stops, but you need to get it right to feel comfortable to tackle whatever you have planned for the day.

Honorary show director Bee Kemball

Honorary show director Bee Kemball

Like a wedding, when you go to the Suffolk Show, you have to look smart and elegant, but you are likely to be dressed up all day and into the evening. I can be moving between the cattle lines at 6am, then be heading into President’s lunch, and still be on my feet enjoying the band that evening – so think practically, as well as indulging your tastes.

My advice – wear a dress that you can be comfortable in all day, you don’t want to be tugging at a hem or holding your breath. If you have to arrive early like me, a warm dress-length coat is ideal, then, if the sun comes out, the outer layer comes off and you’re ready for lunch.

 Suffolk show fashion (l-r) Katrina Morton, Alice Westrope, Bee Kemball, Bella Jolly, Angie Ashby-Hoare.


Suffolk show fashion (l-r) Katrina Morton, Alice Westrope, Bee Kemball, Bella Jolly, Angie Ashby-Hoare.

Accessories are also very important if you want to look smart and be comfortable – I always have a pretty printed scarf in my handbag as they can jazz up any dress, as well as keeping you warm, or covering red shoulders. Handbag choice may seem like over-thinking things, but you don’t want to be lugging round a heavy bag with things you won’t need – or not have enough room to fit your shades, phone, essentials etc Shoes; there is a very simple rule – if new, break them in, but even better, wear a tried and tested pair, and stick flats in your bag to slip on when you need to.

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NEW VOLVO TRUCKS

We are excited to have received two new Volvo FH Trucks to further expand our fleet.

Debach Logistics Manager Lionel Scutcher with Dave Beecroft from Volvo Trucks in front of our two new trucks

Debach Logistics Manager Lionel Scutcher with Dave Beecroft from Volvo Trucks in front of our two new trucks

Ground-breaking features put the Volvo FH in a class of its own.
This truck is developed for the transport requirements of the future. And it shows: in features like the individual front suspension, the I-Shift Dual Clutch and the functional, fuel-saving cab design.

New Truck AY18 LZN

New Truck AY18 LZN

New Volvo Truck AY18 LZM

New Volvo Truck AY18 LZM

The smartest gearbox is now even smarter. I-Shift Dual Clutch is the world’s first dual clutch transmission system for heavy trucks. It changes gear in a fraction of a second. And it produces a steady flow of power that will transform the way you drive – and boost productivity.

Volvo FH is the first serially-produced heavy truck ever to be available with individual front suspension. Its front wheels can move vertically, independently of each other. Meanwhile, rack and pinion steering puts the driver in direct contact with the wheels. This results in the kind of handling and driving comfort that you’d expect from a car.

Two new Volvo Trucks

Two new Volvo Trucks

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Suffolk Show Launches New Interactive App

With only 5 weeks to go till this years Suffolk Show our Managing Director Bee Kemball has been very busy as she is the Honorary Suffolk Show Director again his year. Yesterday the first ever smartphone app was launched for visitors to the Suffolk Show.

Bee talking about the new App at yesterdays launch

Bee talking about the new App at yesterdays launch

The app will be available to download on Tuesday 1st May.

App Launch for Suffolk Show

App Launch for Suffolk Show

Here Bee talks about the exciting new App…

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Siân completes the Brighton Marathon!

Our very own Siân Abbott took on the Brighton Marathon yesterday 15th April 2018, her forth marathon under her belt!

Siân after completing the Brighton Marathon

Siân after completing the Brighton Marathon

 

She knew it was never going to be easy as she had been plagued with injury throughout training – she just wanted to complete it and that she did!

Siân's medal and number

Siân’s medal and number

Siân was over the moon to complete the marathon in a very impressive 4 hours 29 minutes and 37 seconds – we are all very proud of her – Well done Siân 🙂

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DEBACH GAINS BRC A GRADE ACCREDITATION

Debach is proud to announce that we have obtained certification with the British Retail Consortium for their Global Standard for Storage and Distribution again, this year moving from a B grade to an A grade!

A Grade BRC

Debach are now A Grade certified BRC

BRC Global Standards’ guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.

The certification is reviewed regularly ensuring that standards are met at all times and complements our current service to the retail industry.

 

Debach – providing specialist transport to our customers for 40 years

Debach – providing specialist transport to our customers for 40 years

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NEW SKELLIE TRAILERS

Debach recently took delivery of three brand new 40ft Skeletal trailers to add to our ever growing fleet.

New Skellie Trailer at our Ipswich Depot

New Skellie Trailer at our Ipswich Depot

 

3 new Skellies

3 new Skellies

 

New Debach Skellie

New Debach Skellie

All three trailers are up and running and making deliveries and collections up and down the country.

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NEW TOYOTA FORKLIFT TRUCKS

Last week Debach took delivery of 5 new Toyota Forklift Trucks.

Three new Toyota Forklift Truck at our Ipswich Depot

Three new Toyota Forklift Truck at our Ipswich Depot

Three of our new Forklift Trucks are now at our Ipswich Depot and two are at our Clopton Depot.

Ipswich Depot

Ipswich Depot

 

The three new Forklift Trucks at our Ipswich Depot have Toyota’s new I_Site system that connects your fleet, collects the data and gives you an overview of what’s happening. I_Site also tells you what you can do to optimise your operations, meaning we can constantly improve our performance.

Two new Toyota Forklift Trucks at our Clopton Depot

Two new Toyota Forklift Trucks at our Clopton Depot

 

Clopton Depot

Clopton Depot

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100 day count down to Suffolk Show 2018

Monday marked 100 days to go before the Suffolk Show and things are getting busy for our MD Bee, who is Honorary Show Director again this year!!

Suffolk Show Director Bee Kemball with SAA Chairman David Nunn and SAA President Baroness Byford

Suffolk Show Director Bee Kemball with SAA Chairman David Nunn and SAA President Baroness Byford

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New Rip and Tip Machine at Clopton

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Rip and Tip machine in action

 

The laboursave machine was installed in July 2017. The machine automatically picks up the 25 kilo sacks and runs them over spinning blades and a hopper to empty them into the elevator, which feeds the tanker. It then returns back to the pallet of bags, dropping the empty sacks into a holding bin before collecting the next run of full bags, repeating the process until the tanker is fully loaded.

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Rip and Tip machine completes this batch of bags

 

This operation used to be done manually and would require at least 4 men, the operation now only requires one man, thus saving a lot of labour costs.

Please click on this link to see a video of the new machine in operation.

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Christmas Jumper Day 2017

This Christmas Debach is once again getting into the festive spirit with Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day!

#ChristmasJumperDay

#ChristmasJumperDay

On Friday 15th December, our staff will be donning their finest Christmas jumpers to raise a money for charity and also have some fun.

Wearing Jumpers for Save the Children

Wearing Jumpers for Save the Children

As part of this we have a special text code to donate for this worthy cause.

Simply text TEAMDEBACH to 70050 to donate £5 to Save the Children*

We’ll be posting pictures of our jumpers from the day shortly after.

*£5 plus standard rate text message. Save the Children receive 100% of the donation. Include STOP in your message to opt out of future SMS from Save the Children.

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