Scottish tech company WeeKett launches smart-kettle across UK

Mark McIntyre General News

Edinburgh-based smart appliances start-up WeeKett has launched its new product, the innovative Smart Wi-Fi Kettle, to consumers across the UK. With inbuilt Wi-Fi connectivity, the smart kettle brings the “internet of things” (IoT) into the kitchen, allowing users to boil the kettle and control its temperature remotely via a mobile app or ‘smart speakers’ such as the Amazon Echo and …

Macfarlane Labels invests in new printing press in response to customer and consumer demand

Mark McIntyre General News

Macfarlane Labels, a leading specialist in self-adhesive and resealable labels, has invested over £700,000 in response to the current and future needs of major brand owners. The labels business, based in Kilmarnock, has installed a new high spec Nilpeter FA 10-colour Flexo press this month (see image). The investment complements the recent additions of an HP Digital Press and an …

Physio tech company steps in to tackle COVID-19 lockdown neck and back pain emergency

Ewan McInnes General News

Millions of workers operating from home could be creating a backlog of neck and back pain complaints which the NHS will struggle to cope with. Now physiotherapy experts at PhysioWizard®, the UK’s first clinically validated digital triage service for muscle and joint problems, are so concerned that they have stepped in to offer their online self-assessment tool direct to the …

Loch Duart boosts wireless broadband for Sutherland community

Mark McIntyre Loch Duart

Salmon Pool fund will fill the fibre gap in Scourie The connectivity of the communities in and around the Sutherland village of Scourie is to be transformed by the installation of free wireless broadband for all local residents. Loch Duart, the independent Scottish salmon farm, which is based in the village, has awarded £14,400 from a local community fund to …

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Macfarlane Packaging invests further £200,000 in new tech for innovation lab

Mark McIntyre Macfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane Packaging, the UK’s largest distributor of protective packaging materials, has further enhanced the capability of its Innovation Lab to create authentic, innovative and effective packaging solutions that help customers to reduce their total cost of packaging and environmental impact. The company’s £200,000 investment in new technology at its Innovation Lab means that customers visiting the facility can see precisely …

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Macfarlane Group PLC: Trading Update

Mark McIntyre Macfarlane Group

Trading Update At our Annual General Meeting in May we announced that the trading performance in the first quarter of 2020 had been strong with profits well ahead of the same period in 2019.  However, we indicated that we expected demand in the second quarter to reduce by between 20% and 25% of the level achieved in 2019 due to …