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.
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.
This Christmas Debach is once again getting into the festive spirit with Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day!
On Friday 15th December, our staff will be donning their finest Christmas jumpers to raise a money for charity and also have some fun.
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.
The festive season is once again fast approaching!
We’ll still be operating for a large part of the Christmas period as per our opening hours below:-
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact either of our offices on the numbers above.
Our contract driver Mick ‘Tudds’ Tuddenham recently undertook the ‘Pedal to Paris’ challenge for the Royal British Legion.
The four day event sets off from London taking participants through the the English and French Countryside covering 284 miles (460km). Once riders reach Calais, rolling road blocks ensure they have a hassle free journey to Paris without having to worry about traffic or red lights. Apart from tnghe Tour de France, this is the only cycling event that the Arc de Triomphe closes for.
After entering the event in February, Tudds began a busy training regime. Working as a truck driver during the week meant that Tudds had to get up at 6am every Saturday and Sunday to cycle. His determination to succeed led him to train in all weathers including rain and snow and persevere even when suffering setbacks including punctures.
By July, Tudds had had stopped smoking and drinking and had lost two stone – sweets and cakes were also safe in the office during Tudds’ training!
Come the weekend of the event Tudds and his companions successfully completed the challenge enjoying a celebratory drink at the end.
If you would like a donation to Tudds’ fundraising page you can do so at www.gofundme.com/royal-british-legion-pedal-to-paris
Last weekend our Commercial Manager, Rob Cook joined his girlfriend Emma Palmer on the Thames Bridges Trek in London.
The 25km trek covering 16 bridges started off at Putney Bridge and took in many of the famous sights along the River Thames including Westminster Bridge, the Millenium Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge. Participants can walk, jog or run the course although most take the sensible option of walking it!
Closures on the underground meant a late start for Emma and Rob as they missed their wave start time. The couple set off an hour later than planned only stopping at the half way point refreshment point for refuelling during the walk.
Despite getting caught up in heavy crowds around Westminster & the Eye and nearly missing a bridge off completely(!) Rob and Emma arrived at the finish line in just over 5 hours.
The Thames Bridges Trek was undertaken in memory of a colleague of Emma’s at Network 2 Supplies who sadly passed away from Cancer. Fundraising for this trek was part of their wider fundraising appeal for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Donations can still be made to the Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-rob-249?utm_content=buffercf778&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.
As of writing the funds raised for the trek stood at £415!
This year’s Suffolk Show was Debach Managing Director Bee Kemball’s first show as Honorary Show Director.
The event was a great success as the diverse lineup of stands and activities coupled with perfect weather conditions drew the crowds to Trinity Park in Ipswich. It was so successful that the overflow car park was opened for the first time in 12 years!
As part of her duties at this year’s show Bee presented to the winners of the Shetland Pony Grand National. Amongst the parents watching the competitors were famous champion jockey’s Bob Champion and Frankie Dettori.
Also during the show, Bee presented the prizes at The International Stairway event that we were sponsoring. The International Stairway was also supported by the British Showjumping Business Partnership.
As soon as one show finishes preparation begins straightaway for the next year’s show to be held on the 30th and 31st May 2018.
In the lead up to this year’s Suffolk Show a special ball was held at the Ringside Club Marquee at Trinity Park in Ipswich to raise money and awareness for three charities:
Team Rubicon – an international charity which unites military veterans to provide disaster relief in emergency situations.
Flourish – a Suffolk charity which addresses rural needs in the county.
Suffolk Agricultural Association’s education initiatives including the School Farm and Country Fair.
Debach MD (and Honorary Suffolk Show Director) Bee Kemball hosted the military themed ball for the 670 guests in attendance and an auction during the event that included luxury prizes such as hotel stays, clothing and a flight in a WW2 Spitfire raised £30,000 for the three charities.
This Monday (19th June 2017) a group of pupils from Woodbridge School visited our Ipswich site to learn about the Logistics industry and see what we do!
The Year 6 pupils were the winning group in The Abbey School Business Competition. The budding entrepreneurs won the competition by successfully selling hot dogs at a summer fete and were rewarded with a visit to Debach.
The day began with a talk in our boardroom with Managing Director Bee Kemball who gave an introduction about what we do and took questions from the pupils and teachers. This was followed by a short demonstration of our stock procedures as the pupils learnt what happens when a container of goods arrives into the country and is then brought into our store.
The pupils and teachers were then given a tour of the site learning about our operations whilst getting to see our Kalmar container lift and other various forklifts in action.
After a break, the group learnt about our Transport operations. The pupils were split up into three teams with each team given the opportunity to use the technology we use in the office, the challenge of routing three of our vehicles and the chance to see one of our trucks in action.
Each pupil received one of our model toy trucks as a memento and departed later in the day having had an exciting and informative experience!
Debach is proud to announce that we have retained our TASCC and FIAS certifications.
Both Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC) and Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) assure traceability in the industry supply chains of crops (such as grains, oilseeds and pulses) and fertilisers.
Debach is delighted to continue to be able to service these industries as we have done for many years.
If you require our services for the movement any of these goods, feel free to give us a call on 01473 270207 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.