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- 12 M ARKET F OCUS UK food and grocery market to reach £183 billion by 2015.

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N N E E W W S S Record Results From Associated British Foods Associated British Foods has reported a 10% increase in revenue to £10.2b and adjusted operating profit up by 26% to £909m for 2010. With 56% of sales and 46% of operating profit generated outside the UK, the translated results of overseas businesses benefited from the weakness of sterling. At constant currency, and adjusted for the impact of acquisitions and disposals, group revenue increased by 6% but profit was little affected and was still 25% ahead. Reported operating profit was up 31% to £819m and profit before tax advanced 54% to £763m. Revenue exceeded £10b for the first time with strong underlying trading from all five of the group’s business segments – grocery, sugar, ingredients, agriculture and retail (Primark). Grocery margins improved, there was an excellent result for sugar and an outstanding performance from Primark. Grocery revenue increased by 7% to £3.4b driven mainly by the benefit of currency translation on the sales of George Weston Foods in Australia. At constant currency, sales were level with last year. Adjusted operating profit rose from £191m to £229m. The results from sugar improved substantially with revenue ahead by 32% to £1.94b primarily as a result of a full year’s sales from Azucarera, acquired in April 2009, but also with good growth in the UK and from cane sugar in China. This revenue growth, together with an improvement in UK and Chinese margins, drove a profit increase of 43% to £240m. Ingredients achieved a revenue increase of 8% over last year to £1.07b and operating profit rose by 18% to £104m. “This year’s outstanding results represent a step change for the group. A number of major projects will be completed over the coming year which will underpin future profit

delivery and provide a platform for further growth. Opportunities for further attractive investment are plentiful and the group has the financial capacity to exploit them,” says George Weston, chief executive of Associated British Foods.

George Weston, chief executive of Associated British Foods.

Leadership Change at Kellogg Kellogg Company has named John Bryant, currently chief operating officer, as successor to president and chief executive David Mackay upon his retirement on January 1st 2011. The two men will work together to ensure a smooth transition through to March 31st 2011. David Mackay has worked at Kellogg for twenty years, serving as chief executive for the past four years. John Bryant has played a central role in the cereals group’s strategic and operational plans over the past decade.

John Bryant.

B B R R II E E F F Strong Annual Operating Performance by Refocused Greencore

for further development in convenience food.”

Following three strategic disposals to become sharply focused on its UK, Irish and US convenience foods operations, Greencore has reported a 17.6% rise in group operating profit from continuing operations to Eur59.7m on sales up by 6.9% to Eur856.9m for the year ended September 24th 2010. ?Group operating margin from continuing operations improved by 63bps to 7.0% and Greencore also achieved a 31.8% reduction, year on year, in group net debt to Eur193.4m. Sales in continuing businesses at the convenience foods division advanced 10.7% to Eur784.5m and operating profit increased 21.1% to Eur54.1m as Greencore capitalised on consumer trends of increased 'at home' and 'on the go' food consumption and benefited from lower UK manufacturing capacity and the further delivery on its lean and operating efficiency programmes. Sales at Greencore’s US convenience foods business grew by 18%. Following the disposal of its malt, water and continental European convenience foods businesses for an aggregate total consideration of Eur142.3m, Greencore is a leaner, more focused convenience foods group with two key geographies, the UK and the US. The remaining, non-core ingredients and property business is trading satisfactorily and represents less than 10% of group sales and operating profit. “We have made enormous progress in reshaping our group into a focused, growing convenience food business this year. This is reflected in the strong sales, margin and profit growth in the results of our continuing business,” points out Patrick Coveney, group chief executive of Greencore. “Furthermore, an effective disposal programme has dramatically reduced group net debt and provides the basis

Stefan Barden Leaves Northern Foods to Head Brakes UK


Having lost out on the job to head Essenta Foods, which is being created by the merger of Greencore and Northern Foods, Stefan Barden is leaving his post as chief executive of Northern Foods to join food service supplier Brakes Group as UK chief executive. Stefan Barden has been chief executive of Northern Foods since January 2007 and has led an operational turnaround at the UK convenience foods group, stabilising the business after a series of profit warnings; increasing sales and profits, and refocusing the portfolio. Indeed, the turnaround has paved the way for the recently announced proposed merger with Greencore to form Essenta Foods. Patrick Coveney, chief executive of Greencore will become chief executive of Essenta Foods.

Stefan Barden, UK chief executive of Brakes Group.

Premier Foods Approached About Sale of Canning Operations Premier Foods, the UK’s largest domestic food processor, has confirmed that it has received approaches regarding a possible sale of its East Anglian canning operations. Since its £1.2b acquisition of RHM in February 2007 shortly after its £480m purchase of Campbell Soup’s British and Irish operations, Premier Foods has struggled with its billion-pound debt 3

N N E E W W S S mountain. It is currently trying to sell its meat-free business, based on the Quorn brand, to reduce debt.

Moy Park Opens £21 Million Poultry Processing Facility Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s largest food manufacturer, has officially opened a new poultry pricessing facility at its site in Ballymena. The £21m world class premises is part of a phased four-year, £37m investment project, supported by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund, which was announced in May 2010 and aims to achieve external sales of £154m by 2013. The new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Ballymena is an important step in allowing Moy Park to increase production capability and develop new added value products. Owned by Brazil-based meat group Marfrig, Moy Park employs around 3,700 people in Northern Ireland and earlier this year acquired rival food group O’Kane Poultry.


Finsbury Food Group and Genius Foods Form New Joint Venture Finsbury Food Group, a leading UK manufacturer of cake, bread and gluten-free bakery goods, has entered into a new joint venture agreement with Genius Foods, the gluten-free bread company created by Edinburghbased chef and writer Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne. Finsbury and Genius are expanding their existing relationship through the introduction of additional gluten free products to be sold under the Genius brand and will therefore operate as contractual joint venture partners within the UK fresh bakery goods sector. The joint venture agreement also incorporates an option for Genius to buy Finsbury’s United Central Bakeries and Livwell subsidiaries for a consideration 4

of £21.0m, at any point within the next twelve months. UCB and Livwell produce Finsbury’s gluten-free products, as well as yum-yums and potato scones. In the year ended 30th June 2010, UCB and Livwell recorded revenues of £23.1m and profit before tax (after group costs) of £1.0m. In the event of the option being exercised the proceeds of the sale will be used by Finsbury to repay debt and for general corporate purposes. Genius has also undertaken to transfer the potato scone and yum-yum business back to Finsbury.

B B R R II E E F F Danish pastries and tarts producer Giles Foods has expanded its bakery in Milton Keynes. Following investment of £3.5m, Giles Foods has doubled the size of the bakery and installed new plant and equipment, including a technologically advanced three-deck oven, the first of its kind in the UK. In addition to expanding capacity, the investment project is designed to allow Giles Foods to improve product quality and increase efficiency and flexibility while reducing input costs and the company’s carbon footprint. The site has been extended by 45,000 sq ft under the first phase of an expansion programme, with additional cold store and upgraded logistics and distribution facilities due to come on stream next year.


Lotte Group to Invest €200 Million to Expand Wedel

John Duffy, chief executive of Finsbury Food Group.

Warburtons Invests £2.5 Million in Gluten-free Bakery British bakery group Warburtons is reported to have invested £2.5m in a dedicated gluten-free production plant at its site in Newburn. The new bakery will produce a range of Warburtons gluten-free products including white and brown bread loaves and sub rolls, teacakes and crumpets. Warburtons is the first national bread brand in the UK to diversity into the gluten-free sector. It will be competing directly with the fast growing Genius gluten-free brand, which is produced by United Central Bakeries, part of Finsbury Food Group, and is currently worth £10m at retail sales level.

Bakery Expansion at Giles Foods UK-based speciality breads,

Tokyo-based Lotte Group is reported to be investing in the region of Eur200m to expand and diversify its Wedel confectionery business in Poland. The expansion programme entails the construction of five new factories, including an initial investment of Eur70m. Lotte Group acquired the Wedel branded chocolate and sugar confectionery operations in Poland last June from Kraft Foods for an undisclosed sum. The deal marked Lotte’s entry into the European food market. The sale followed the European Commission’s decision to approve Kraft Foods’ acquisition of Cadbury conditional on the disposal of the Cadbury Wedel business in Poland and the Cadbury chocolate confectionery and soft-cake business in Romania. Lotte Group’s confectionery portfolio includes many wellknown Asian brands, such as Xylitol, Koala March and Ghana. Lotte Group is the largest chewing gum manufacturer in Asia and third largest in


the world.

Hershey to Accelerate Growth in Europe North American chocolate confectionery manufacturer Hershey is stepping up its growth in Europe as part of its strategy to reduce its reliance on its domestic market by developing internationally, especially in emerging markets such as Asia and Latin America. The UK’s second largest retailer, Asda, will commence selling Hershey products next year and the American confectionery group has now established a European subsidiary, located in London. Last year, only 14% of Hershey’s total turnover of $5.3b was generated outside of North America. Hershey was linked to a possible bid for Cadbury, which would have helped to internationalise its business, but lost out to Kraft Foods.

Nestle Restructures UK Confectionery Business Nestle is to close its confectionery factory at Castleford but has opened a new £5m Kit Kat production line in York. Production from Castleford, which produces After Eight mint chocolates, is being switched to Halifax, where Quality Street chocolates are

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Irish Business Puts Britvic in the Red Continued market share gains in Great Britain, a successful innovation programme and further expansion into continental Europe, were behind an 18.1% increase in operating profit (EBIT) before exceptional and other items to £129.6m at Britvic for the 53 weeks ended October 3rd, 2010. The rise was due in part to the Eur237m acquisition of Britvic France, which contributed £85.2m to group revenue of £1.14b. Underlying revenue rose by 5.9% to £1.05b. However, £137.9m of exceptional and other items, including a one-off impairment charge of £104.2m for the Irish business, left the UK-based soft drinks producer with a pre-tax loss of £28.8m against a pre-tax profit of £66.2m in the previous year. Although the Great Britain and international businesses performed strongly, Britvic Ireland had another tough year but managed to grow volume by 1.3% in stark comparison to last year’s 10.7% fall. “Britvic has again demonstrated its ability to grow the business despite the difficult conditions in the wider economy. This performance was achieved through the breadth and quality of our brand portfolio, strong delivery of innovation and a targeted and focused programme to grow our business internationally,” says Paul Moody, chief executive of Britvic. “We are taking further steps to restructure our business in Ireland and believe that this, along with our strong brands and leading market posi-

tions will create a platform to enable us to rebuild the profitability of this business.” He continues: “Whilst we expect the consumer and cost environment to remain challenging, we are confident in our ability to compete strongly in the markets in which we operate. The group’s extensive brand and innovation plans, combined with satisfactory trading in the first few weeks of the new financial year, mean we are in good shape to deliver another robust set of results for the year ahead.

B B R R II E E F F second half of the prior year. Lager volumes increased 1% on an organic basis with growth in Asia, Africa and South Africa However, in Europe EBITA fell by 4% on an organic, constant currency basis due to volume decline and down-trading. North America EBITA grew 27% as firm pricing and synergies more than offset volume declines. “In trading conditions which remained mixed across our markets, the group benefited from its global spread of businesses, delivering a strong financial performance. The strength of our brands, which supported price increases taken largely in the prior year, contributed to good revenue growth,” explains Graham Mackay, chief executive of SABMiller. “Cost reductions, driven by lower raw material input costs and further fixed cost efficiencies, helped to finance increased investment behind our brand portfolios and assisted margin enhancement.”

Remy Cointreau Offers Champagne Division For Sale

Paul Moody, chief executive of Britvic.

Remy Cointreau is considering selling its loss-making champagne business. The French drinks group has hired Credit Agricole-CIB to commence a competitive bid process for the possible sale of the champagne division, which incorporates the Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck brands. Champagne sales fell by 23.7% to Eur96.7m in the year to March last.


Global Spread and Big Brands Drive Profit at SABMiller SABMiller, one of the world’s leading brewers with operations and distribution across six continents, has increased reported EBITA by 13% to $2.47b for the six months to September 30th 2010. The growth was 10% on an organic, constant currency basis, as key operating currencies strengthened against the US dollar compared to the equivalent period in the prior year. Profit before tax advanced 13% to $1.69b, including exceptional charges of $285m. Reported group revenue increased by 7% (4% on an organic, constant currency basis) to $14.24b, benefiting from higher sales volumes and price increases mainly taken in the

increase in like for like sales and an 8% rise in profit, whilst the tenanted inns division again put in a robust performance, outperforming the industry, as like for like profits increased by 1%. The Fuller’s Beer Company increased total beer volumes by 1%. “Our first half performance has again been boosted by low interest rates and our borrowing costs will rise in the second half. In January VAT will increase to 20% and we expect that, with the announced Government spending cuts, the economic climate is likely to remain challenging for some considerable time,” comments Michael Turner, chairman of Fuller, Smith & Turner. “Nevertheless, we expect the spending cuts to impact the South of England less than other parts of the UK and we are confident that with our strong brands and high quality, well invested estate, we are well placed for further growth.”

Graham Mackay, chief executive of SABMiller.

Strong First Half Performance By Fuller, Smith & Turner British regional brewer Fuller, Smith & Turner has increased pre-tax profit by 11% to £16.8m on revenue up 4% to £121.5m for the 26 weeks ended September 25th 2010. The managed pubs and hotels division, which is the largest part of the business, achieved a 3.3%


Food Sales Lift Marston’s Helped by growth in its sales of food and premium ales, Marston’s has increased underlying pre-tax profit by 4.6% to £73.5m on revenue up 0.9% to £650.7m for the year ended October 2nd last. The British brewer and pub operator also managed to reduce debt by £17.1m to £1.08b during the year. Operating profit fell in the tenanted and leased pubs division but was up in the managed pubs business. Marston’s Beer 7

N N E E W W S S Company increased underlying profit 1.3% to £16.2m and revenue by 4.5% to £106.1m. “We have adapted well to market conditions and trends,” says Ralph Findlay, chief executive of Marston’s. “We are benefiting from our focused, differentiated strategy as demonstrated by our robust results in 2010 and a strong start to the new financial year.”

Molson Coors Opens New British Cask Ale Brewery Reflecting rising sales of cask ales and the growing interest in speciality beers within the UK beer market, Molson Coors (UK) has opened a new £1m micro brewery in Burton-onTrent. The new William Worthington’s Brewery will produce limited edition and seasonal beers along with Molson Coors’ established ale brands such as Worthington’s White Shield and Red Shield.


Northern Foods and Greencore to Create £1.7 Billion Convenience Foods Giant

Ralph Findlay, chief executive of Marston’s.


Northern Foods and Greencore, two of the UK’s leading convenience food processors, are planning to merge to create Essenta Foods, a £1.7b turnover business with strong positions in private label production along with significant band

B B R R II E E F F strength in biscuits and frozen pizzas, respectively through the Fox’s and Goodfella’s brands. The merger is expected to yield cost synergies of £40m per annum within three years, with at least half being realised within the first 12 months after completion. The merger is scheduled to be completed during the second quarter of 2011. Essenta Foods will be owned equally by Northern Foods’ and Greencore’s shareholders. The combined business will have a high quality asset base with 33 facilities in the UK, eight facilities in Ireland and two facilities in the US. It will benefit from strong market positions in growing segments of the market such as sandwiches and ready meals, which in the UK have experienced 9.8% and 7.7% market growth respectively in the last year. Greencore and Northern Foods have invested significantly in their respective businesses in recent years and consequently the combined group will have


sufficient capacity to support further market growth in these and other segments of the market. “The proposed merger is a great opportunity to develop fully the potential of both companies. It will create a sustainable, top tier organisation which will be capable of delivering best in class food products and innovative solutions to its customers,” says Anthony Hobson, chairman of Northern Foods. Patrick Coveney, chief executive of Greencore, who will head the merged group, comments: “Essenta Foods presents a compelling opportunity for all stakeholders. It creates a substantial chilled prepared food company in fast growing categories in the UK which is enhanced by strong branded positions in biscuits and frozen food. The investment case is underpinned by tangible cost synergies and the platform for further growth in the UK, Ireland and the US. The time is right for both companies to

N N E E W W S S build a real ‘better than both’ business and I look forward to bringing together the teams from Greencore and Northern Foods to deliver on this opportunity.” Northern Foods recently reported an operating loss of £9.5m including restructuring charges and a drop in turnover for the six months to October 2nd 2010 as improvements in its chilled foods and bakery businesses were offset by a loss in frozen foods. Although likefor-like sales grew 2.7% in the first half, and by 6% in the second quarter, total sales were £453.0m against £466.9m in the corresponding period in the previous year. Operating profit (pre-restructuring) was £17.5m (down from £20.5m in the previous year), reflecting chilled food profits up from £7.2m to £11.8m, bakery profits up from £8.2m to £10.3m but the frozen foods recording a loss of £4.6m, against a profit of £5.1m in the first half of 2009/2010.

Emmi Acquires the Onken Yoghurt Brand In line with its international expansion strategy, Swiss dairy company Emmi has strengthened its position in both the UK and Germany with the acquisition of the global rights for the Onken brand from Dr Oetker for an undisclosed sum. Onken is primarily sold in the UK and in Germany, two of Emmi’s key markets. “Onken is the number one in the UK and the number three in Germany for large pots of yogurt. This strong brand will enable us to consolidate our market position in our key markets of the UK and Germany, and lay the foundations for further growth with exported Swiss products,” explains Urs Riedener, chief executive of Emmi. Onken yoghurts generate sales of SFr75m. Emmi plans to expand further internationally and is focusing on the key markets of Italy, the US, Benelux, Germany and the UK.

B B R R II E E F F Molasses business to W&R Barnett for £67m in cash. Molasses comprises the global molasses trading desk based in London, UK and other worldwide marketing operations together with the UK third party storage operations. These businesses had external sales of £228m and made an operating profit of £13m in the year to March 31st 2010, and had gross assets of £81m at that date. The proceeds from the disposal will be used to reduce Tate & Lyle’s net debt. Completion is expected to occur in the next few weeks. In July 2010, Tate & Lyle announced the disposal of its EU Sugar Refining operations, and its intention to sell the remaining businesses within its Sugars division, principally Molasses and Vietnamese sugar. The sale of the Vietnamese sugar business is progressing to plan.

sale of $3.7b in its 2010 financial year. If there is not a better offer, the deal is expected to close by the end of March 2011.

Polestar Foods Sold to Privet Capital UK frozen desserts manufacturer Polestar Foods has been sold to Privet Capital, the turnaround investor, for an undisclosed sum. Privet’s investment in Polestar has prevented the immediate collapse of the company and has secured 255 jobs. Polestar was established in November 2009, following the acquisition of two frozen desserts businesses in Leamington, Warwickshire, and Okehampton, Devon, from Heinz UK. Polestar is now being restructured to consolidate its operations into its Okehampton Desserts subsidiary. KPMG has been appointed as administrator for its Leamington Desserts subsidiary.

GSK to Strengthen Nutritional Healthcare Business With £162m Acquisition

SABMiller Enters Argentinean Beer Market

Patrick Coveney, chief executive of Greencore.

Danone and Unimilk Finalise Merger Danone and Unimilk have completed the merger of their fresh dairy products businesses in Russia and other CIS member countries. The new entity, controlled by Danone with a 58% equity interest and in which former shareholders of Unimilk own 42%, is the new leader for dairy products in the CIS area. Russia is now Danone’s largest market.

SABMiller has acquired Cervecería Argentina SA Isenbeck (CASA Isenbeck), the third largest brewer in Argentina, from the Warsteiner Group. CASA Isenbeck's principal brands are Isenbeck and Warsteiner, with total sales volumes in 2009 of approximately 600,000hl. Its brewery is located in Zarate, near Buenos Aires, and has a total capacity of 1.2 m hl. CASA Isenbeck will continue to produce and distribute the Warsteiner brand under a longterm licence agreement. CASA Isenbeck has gross assets of $24.7m.

Tate & Lyle Sells Molasses Business Tate & Lyle is selling its

Javed Ahmed, chief executive of Tate & Lyle.

$5.3 Billion Private Equity Takeover Deal The biggest private equity food deal of 2010 has been agreed with a consortium led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Vestar Capital Partners and Centerview Partners acquiring Del Monte Foods Company, one of North America’s largest producers of branded food products and pet products. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by Del Monte’s board of directors, is valued at $5.3b, including the assumption of approximately $1.3b in net debt. With a powerful portfolio of brands, Del Monte products are found in eight out of ten US households, and the group generated


GlaxoSmithKline is acquiring Maxinutrition, a UK company that manufactures proteinenhanced functional nutrition products, from Darwin Private Equity for £162m, including the repayment of outstanding debt. Maxinutrition is Europe’s leading sports nutrition company by market share. Maxinutrition achieved sales of £36m for the year ended

Andrew Witty, chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline.



April 2010 and has delivered sales growth of approximately 21% CAGR over the last three years. GSK is acquiring Maxinutrition’s brands, including Maximuscle, the leading brand in the UK and European sports nutrition market. The deal will extend GSK’s reach into wider categories, complementing its existing Nutritional Healthcare business. Although the Nutritional Healthcare division is only a small part of GSK’s global operation, which achieved pretax profits of £7.9b on sales of £28.4b last year, it is still a sizeable and lucrative business, armed with powerful brands such as Lucozade, Ribena and Horlicks. Nutritional Healthcare turnover grew by 3% to £851m in 2009.

Greencore Acquires US Sandwiches Business UK and Irish convenience food processor Greencore Group is extending its chilled prepared foods business in the US with the acquisition of On A Roll Sales, a manufacturer of fresh sandwiches based in Brockton, Massachusetts, for an undisclosed sum. Gross assets of the business being


acquired at September 30th 2010 were $3.4m. Greencore holds significant positions in the UK convenience food market across sandwiches, chilled prepared meals, chilled soups and sauces, ambient sauces and pickles, cakes and desserts, and Yorkshire puddings. Of course, Greencore is in the process of merging with rival UK convenience food group Northern Foods to create Essenta Foods, a £1.7b turnover business.


Clark, the UK wholesale joint venture.

Nestle Streamlines Russian Confectionery Business

Constellation Brands Sells Australian and UK Wine Business

Nestle is reported to have sold its Altai Confectionery business in Russia to local private company Corminus Enterprises for an undisclosed sum. The Altai plant produced about 17,000 tonnes of confectionery products, including brands Altai and Savinov, in 2009. The disposal will allow Nestle in Russia to focus resources on its well established core confectionery brands such

Constellation Brands, the world’s leading premium wine company, has agreed to sell its Australian and UK business Constellation Wines Australia and Europe - to Champ Private Equity of Sydney for A$290m (Eur220m). Constellation will retain a 20% interest in the business and receive cash proceeds of about $230million. The transaction, which is expected to close by the end of January 2011, includes virtually all Constellation’s Australian, UK, and South African brands, wineries, facilities, vineyards, and the group’s 50% interest in Matthew

Paul Bulcke, chief executive of Nestle.


as Kit Kat, Rossiya-Schedraya Dusha and Nestle. Over the past 15 years, Nestle has built up a strong presence in Russia and currently operates 13 production facilities, ten sales offices and employs around 10,000 people. With double-digit growth rates and sales of around SFr2b in 2009 in Russia, Nestle is market leader in coffee, chocolate, infant cereals and culinary products.

Tata Acquires British Salt For £93 Million India-based Tata Chemicals has entered the UK food market with the £93m acquisition of British Salt, Britain's leading manufacturer of pure dried vacuum salt products with 50% market share. Tata Chemicals is the market leader in packaged salts in India with more than half the total market consuming Tata brands. The £93m acquisition has been made through Tata Chemicals’ subsidiary Brunner Mond, Britain's largest soda ash producer and the second biggest in Europe. Headquartered in Northwich, UK, where it also has two manufacturing plants, Brunner Mond became part of Tata Chemicals in 2006.


UK Food and Drink Manufacturers Perform Well he UK food and drink manufacturing sector is still performing T strongly, despite uncertainty among companies about the state of the economy. A new business confidence survey of Food and Drink Federation members shows a strong performance in the third quarter of the year – with almost 60% recording increased sales and only 15% reporting a fall. More than half predicted that their sales would keep growing to the end of the year. Companies say they kept a lid on price rises in the third quarter of 2010. However, with most reporting ongoing rises in the costs of commodities and ingredients, 64% expect to put up prices up by the end of the year. Although few companies are optimistic about the general business environment, most respondents are either maintaining or increasing their investment in facilities, research and staff. In addition, one-third said they launched new lines in the third quarter and 44% expect to have launched products by the end of the year. “Continued uncertainty over the performance of the UK economy means that members remain cautious, but they have not cut their investment in physical and human resources or delayed taking products to market. Overall it's an encouraging outlook for the UK's largest manufacturing sector,” says Angela Coleshill, FDF director of competitiveness. The survey was completed by companies with a combined turnover of £8.3b and employing 47,000 people. J




UK Food and Grocery Market to Reach £183 Billion by 2015 K consumers will spend £182.7 billion in grocery retail outlets by 2015 - an average annual growth of 3.9% - according to latest figures released by IGD, the international food and grocery retailing expert. IGD’s ‘UK Grocery Retail Outlook: Opportunities Beyond 2010’ report, predicts that the UK convenience sector, currently valued at £32.1 billion, will continue to outperform the grocery market and is projected to increase sales by 5.8% per year to £42.6 billion in 2015 Accounting for 8.2% of the UK grocery sector, non-food sales reached £12.4 billion


The UK food and grocery market will be worth £183 billion by 2015.

in 2010 and are predicted to increase to £17.1 billion by 2015. Online grocery retailing is set to double in value from £4.8 billion to £9.5 billion by 2015. This is due to technological enhancements, improvements to websites and delivery/collect methods, and greater confidence among shoppers. The report, which also includes a supplier survey, found that food and drink manufacturers expressed a high level of optimism about the prospects of their businesses in the next three years, with 63% scoring 8 out of 10 or higher. They are also aware of the need to innovate to grow. When asked how they would change their product strategy in the next three years, nearly two thirds (64%) of suppliers said that they envisage creating products and pack sizes tailored to meet different store formats or channel-specific needs. “Despite a tough trading environment, the food and grocery industry has demonstrated a resilient performance in the last twelve months. Companies have responded quickly to shifting shopper trends and adapted their business models accordingly to win the contest for value and convenience,” says Joanne Denney-Finch, chief

Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of IGD.

executive of IGD. “The road ahead remains uncertain, but those businesses that keep up with the pace of change will continue to reap the rewards and prosper.” J

Long-term Problems in UK Wine Market Undermine Profitability ong-term problems in the UK wine trade, which is the world’s largest importer, are threatening profitability for major suppliers who have become dependent on the market, according to Rabobank. Wine imports to the UK rose by 6% in the first half of 2010, but this fails to compensate for the almost 10% decline in the same period of 2009. “Even if import volumes do recover in the next two years, many traditional suppliers to the UK market still face serious longer-term issues,” explains Stephen Rannekleiv, executive director of Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory Department. British consumers are still cautious about spending, in the face of slow economic recovery and government cuts.



Many people now prefer to drink at home, where they can smoke if they want to and don’t have to worry about drink driving. “As people increasingly buy their wine in the off-trade (outside licensed premises), pricing becomes dominated by a small group of retailers that negotiate aggressively to keep prices low. These retailers often use wine as a traffic driver for their stores, training consumers only to buy wine on promotion in the process. This trend will continue to weigh on wine pricing,” Stephen Rannekleiv adds. The UK has traditionally paid some of the highest average unit prices for wine. While there is still a market for higher priced bottles, profit margins for suppliers have been falling. The government has raised excise duty on alcohol almost every

year for the past ten years, and the VAT rise planned for next year will erode margins even further. The result is that global suppliers of higher value wines will have to find new markets. “China is emerging as a major wine importer and continued economic growth should fuel demand. But a high-end Bordeaux sells in China for around half the price it would fetch in the UK, so increasing sales to China will not make up for the recent decline in UK sales,” says Stephen Rannekleiv. J



PepsiCo’s $3.8 Billion Russian Move In one surprise move PepsiCo has become the largest food and beverages business in Russia following its acquisition of a 66% stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods for $3.8 billion.


he transaction is PepsiCo’s largest ever international acquisition and Russia will become the US-based soft drinks and snacks giant’s second largest market behind the US. Russia has outpaced global GDP growth with a 7% compound rate since 1998 and is showing signs of recovery from the recent global crisis with GDP up 4% in 2010. Indeed, Russia is predicted to become the second largest European economy behind Germany by 2013. Russia’s rapidly growing middle class and an increasingly affluent population – almost 300 million consumers when combined with neighbouring markets – are expected to drive growth in branded consumer goods. Moscow-based Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods is Indra Nooyi, chairman Russia’s largest branded food and beverages PepsiCo. company with leading positions in dairy products, baby food and juice. Only founded in 1992, Wimm-BillDann has grown rapidly and currently employs over 16,000 people across 38 production sites in Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia, and has a distribution network spanning ten countries and serving a potential CIS consumer base of 280 million people. The Russian group’s turnover in 2009 was $2.2 billion and is expected to increase to $2.6 billion for 2010. Since listing on the Moscow Stock Exchange in 2002, WimmBill-Dann has been expanding its geographical footprint by acquiring successful businesses in Russia and the CIS, and investing heavily in modernising its production facilities. Its strategy has been to produce its core products in the regions where they are sold. Indeed, one of the company’s competitive advantages is that it is neither regional nor Moscow-centred but a truly national Russian manufacturer. Winm-Bill-Dann has also emerged as one of the top ten dairy companies in Europe.

Pepsi Cola was the first Western branded consumer product manufactured in Russia.

High-growth Platform “Adding Wimm-Bill-Dann to PepsiCo’s portfolio is financially attractive and gives us a strong, highgrowth platform in the dairy category,” says Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo. “It also gives us clear leadership in the food and beverage industry in Russia, a fastgrowing, strategically important market offering abundant opportunity.” The dairy market in Russia has grown at a compound rate of 22%

since 2006 to reach $17 billion, and is expected to expand at a low-double-digit rate for at least the next three years. Indeed, over the next five years Russia is forecast to be one of the largest contributors to global dairy growth. Healthier Products In addition to establishing PepsiCo as the largest food-and-beverages business in Russia, while enhancing its standing in key markets in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the deal also broadens and improves the ‘healthier’ products aspect of PepsiCo’s portfolio, which has traditionally been dominated by fizzy, sugary drinks and salty snacks. The integration of Wimm-Billand chief executive of Dann’s value-added dairy business will immediately advance PepsiCo’s strategy to improve its ‘health and wellness’ credentials. It will raise PepsiCo’s annual global revenues from nutritious and functional foods from about $10 billion to nearly $13 billion, taking it closer to the goal of building a $30 billion nutrition business by 2020. Dairy products offer a range of health and nutrition benefits, which PepsiCo plans to exploit. “Dairy has a huge, untapped potential to bridge snacks and beverages. We see the emerging opportunity to ‘snackify’ beverages and ‘drinkify’ snacks as the next frontier in food and beverage convenience,” adds Indra Nooyi. Synergies The integration of Wimm-Bill-Dann is expected to yield pretax annual synergies of approximately $100 million by 2014. The completed transaction will bring together PepsiCo’s large global PespsiCo’s mega brands. food and beverage brands (Pepsi-Cola, Lipton and Lay’s), its Russian juice and water brands (Fruktovi Sad, Ya, Tonus, Hrusteam and Aqua Minerale) and Wimm-Bill-Dann’s portfolio of leading dairy and juice brands (Domik v Dorevne, Chudo, Imunele, J7, Lubimy Sad, 100% Gold Premium and Agusha). Upon completion of the full Wimm-Bill-Dann acquisition, PepsiCo will have the top food and beverage brand portfolio in Russia, with approximately $5 billion in revenue. PepsiCo will control six of the twenty largest food and beverage brands in Russia. The combination of PepsiCo and Wimm-Bill-Dann will be



Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods Continues Eastward Expansion Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, the largest manufacturer of dairy products and a leading producer of juices and beverages in Russia, is continuing its eastward expansion with the acquisition of Kungur Dairy Plant in Perm region for an undisclosed sum. The plant is the region’s leading dairy producer and is recognised as one of Russia’s most technologically advanced dairy facilities. The transaction is subject to preliminary approval by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service. The purchase of Kungur Dairy Plant is in line with Wimm-Bill-Dann’s strategy of expanding its business through the selective acquisitions of successful companies with strong market positions, established brand portfolios and a sustainable raw-materials base. Situated in the southeastern part of Perm region, Kungur has excellent

approximately twice the size of its nearest food and beverage competitor in Russia, with an unmatched distribution platform for its products. PepsiCo will then employ approximately 31,000 people in Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia and have 49 manufacturing facilities. French food and beverages group Danone had previously held an 18.4% stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann since the latter’s IPO in 2002. However, this stake was sold back to Wimm-Bill-Dann earlier in 2010 for $470 million. PepsiCo has obviously since paid a massive premium to this price. The disposal was necessary to facilitate Danone in merging its fresh dairy products operations in Russia and other CIS member countries with those of Unimilk. The combined business, controlled by Danone with a 58% stake, is the new leader for dairy products in the CIS area. Heavy Investment in Russia PepsiCo has a long established presence in Russia. Pepsi Cola was the first Western branded consumer product manufactured in


access to raw materials. The plant supplies the wider region and its products enjoy strong consumer recognition in both Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions. “This acquisition in Perm region is in line with our strategy of expanding eastward and increasing our leading positions in the fastgrowing Urals,” says Silviu Popovich, head of the WBD Foods business unit. “We are buying a state-of-the-art facility in the right location with a highly skilled and experienced local team that will significantly strengthen our market presence in a key geography for us. Its high quality products represent an excellent fit with our existing portfolio. The Kungur plant complements our existing manufacturing base and moves us to a whole new level in the Urals in terms of competitiveness and market reach.”

Russia and PepsiCo opened its first bottling plant in Novorossiysk in 1974. PepsiCo currently operates 11 manufacturing plants and employs 15,000 people in Russia, Ukraine and CIS. Before its move on Wimm-Bill-Dann, PepsiCo was already committed to a $1 billion capital investment programme in Russia, announced in 2009. The US-based soft drinks and snacks behemoth had already invested $3 billion in developing its Russian business over the previous decade and sees the region as providing one of its most exciting growth opportunities. “Our goal is to build a premier food and beverages company in Russia, and we are actively investing in manufacturing and logistics infrastructure to achieve that. Consistent with our ’Performance with Purpose’ vision, we also are broadening our portfolio by adding healthier products, implementing new environmental initiatives and taking steps to support the growth and development of our employees.” says Indra Nooyi, who was recently named by Fortune magazine as the most powerful woman in US business for the fifth year in a row. J



Speed and Flexibility Key to Norbev’s Success Committed to continual reinvestment in the latest production technology to meet the changing requirements of branded soft drinks producers and other customers, Northern Ireland-based contract bottler Norbev has just spent £2.7 million on a new line to expand capacity and to maintain its competitive edge. orbev specialises in bottling and packaging the full range of soft drinks, both carbonated and still, to the precise requirements of customers. Products include energy drinks, isotonics, bottled water and fruit juice. Norbev’s expertise in product formulation and innovative packaging solutions enable it to help its customers keep pace with changing market demands and trends. Following the installation of the new line at Norbev’s bottling and packaging facility in Ballymena, capacity has been increased from 120 million bottles per year to about 220 million bottles per year. The company is currently employing 85 people but the workforce rises to over 100 during higher seasonal demand periods. Marrying the traditional values of hard work and enterprise with state-of-the-art bottling and packaging techniques, Norbev has established a strong reputation in the international beverages industry as reflected in the major brands it is entrusted with. About 85% of the company’s current business is with the top UK and international branded soft drinks producers such as Britvic, Coca-Cola, Vimto and GlaxoSmithKline. Approximately 90% of Norbev’s output is distributed to the UK mainland with the balance going to markets in continental Europe and Ireland. Indeed, the company is strategically located to be able to easily reach all regions of the UK, while its attention to efficiency and cost control across its business allows it to be highly competitive on prices. “Our strategic focus is on building the closest possible partnerships with customers to enable us to respond quickly and flexibly to their individual requirements,” says David Halliday, managing director of Norbev. Norbev takes a proactive approach by anticipating the future demands of customers and investing in new plant


Line two (PET and glass).

Line one production.

to match developing trends within the UK and international soft drinks market. Services Available Norbev’s services are usually called upon when large beverage producers want to develop a new product or to bottle and pack a lower volume line, which would prove inefficient to undertake in-house. Norbev can handle the complete development process from concept to bottle. Customers also use Norbev as a rapid response service. In these circumstances, Norbev is asked to fast-track a product concept. Norbev also provides an emergency service when customers encounter production problems in their own factories, again responding quickly to help alleviate the situation. The enterprising Northern Ireland company also offers an off-line packing service, when required. “Norbev does everything from a shot bottle right up to 2 litres in both carbonated and still. We also offer crown tops, for the bar trade, and an ROPP finish and handle glass and PET. It is a vast range which just about covers all market sectors.” David Halliday elaborates: “Customers, whether branded or retailer own label, want choice in terms of product type, bottle size, labelling and packaging. We have built flexibility into our business to accommodate the different needs, whims and desires of our customers. Otherwise, we cannot help evolve their brands into new formats and packaging.” £7 Million Investment The new £2.7 million line has not only increased capacity to meet growing demand but also enhanced Norbev’s efficiency and flexi-



The contract with Aldi marked Norbev’s entry into the retailer own label sector of the drinks market and its first move into cardboard packaging. In line with its sustainability strategy, Aldi was reducing shrinkwrap within its supply chain and Norbev was prepared to invest to facilitate the retailer. “We installed two cardboard packers in 2009 and we are now seeing the majority of our business going into this format. It is environmentally-friendly because it is all recyclable and it is a major asset when products are fighting for presence on shelf.” He adds: “Once you have won shelf space you have to make it ‘shout’. Marketeers like cardboard packaging because it helps them to catch the attention of shoppers and make an impact on shelf.”

The new filler on line three.

bility, allowing it to meet changing market demands while remaining competitive in a cost-conscious industry. “We found we were forced to turn business away during peak periods. The market is moving increasingly towards still products and the use of less or no preservatives, so we installed an ultra-clean line. We have future-proofed it as it can also hot fill, which is an area we plan to move into during 2011,” he explains. “We had our existing two lines set up to fill both still and carbonated drinks but we want to take this a stage further and to a different level to meet developing market trends.” The new ultra-clean/hot fill line handles still products at speeds of 22,000 bottles per hour. “Reflecting the direction in which the market is going, we have also installed multipacking in cardboard clusterpacks. This is being driven by the big brands as they fight for shelf space and to show their environmental credentials,” he remarks. The new production line, the company’s third, is the latest in a series of capital investments, totalling almost £7 million, since 2004. Norbev’s line one, introduced in 2004 when the factory was modernised, has a throughput of 25,000 bottles per hour and can produce 28ml and 35ml sizes with wide neck, both flat cap and sports cap in a number of different packaging formats, including multipack and shrink and more recently in cardboard multipack. Line two, built in 2005, is a smaller line capable of handling glass and PET at 12,000 bottles per hour in 28ml and 35ml sizes with ROPP finish and crown top options. New Business Having stepped up its marketing and sales activities, Norbev won new business worth more than £30million in 2009, including a substantial three-year contract from Aldi, the leading German discount retailer. The additional volume entails bottling a range of drinks including some new juice and mineral products.

Line three cardboard multipacking.


Strong Heritage Norbev celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2009. The business commenced life as the Braid Mineral Water Company in 1919, producing and delivering soft drinks in the Ballymena locality. It moved to its current site at 100 Railway Street in 1961 and first commenced contract bottling in 1973, for Coca-Cola in Northern Ireland.

Line three shot production.

In 1995, the company changed direction from returnable glass products to contract packing of PET bottles and the Braid Soft Drinks name and associated distribution business was sold. After a refit the factory reopened in May 1995 and started to produce 500ml PET for Coca Cola. The factory was modernised in 2004 and has been continually upgraded since. The business, which was subsequently renamed Norbev, is still owned by the founding Harkness family. Future Development To supplement its core branded business, Norbev is currently examining the potential of other trade channels within the soft drinks industry. “We will primarily work with brands but the world is changing. We have taken on new capacity and so we are exploring new avenues of creating extra business. Retailing is one of the areas we are looking at. The market in Southern Ireland is also attractive, because it is on our doorstep, so we will examine opportunities for new business there as well,” the Norbev managing director remarks. The company has succeeded in growing during the recession. It had been averaging in the region of 110 million bottles a year but with the new line now on stream, output is expected to be close to 200 million bottles in 2011. “We have created more capacity and increased our flexibility and efficiency. There is a big role for the modern day contract packer but it is very different to ten years ago. We no longer just take orders, fill them and send them. We have to be more proactive and look at new concepts and new ways of packaging and be a leader in this area in order to support the worlds leading brands and retailers.” David Halliday concludes: “We will continue to invest in new technologies and equipment in order to bring ideas to life and grow our status as the preferred, and most trusted, supplier to the worlds leading brands.” J



Delivering Maximum Value From Capital Projects Adopting a standard methodology for capital projects can deliver real benefits to FMCG companies, writes Martin Smith.


n an increasingly competitive environment, where cash is often in short supply, organisations have to find a way of managing capital projects more effectively. Plant managers and operations directors have to balance potentially conflicting demands within a strict budget, so prioritising activity to ensure that it delivers maximum value can be a major headache. Tight deadlines often mean that the biggest challenge is to keep project costs as low as possible until the organisation is clear on its objectives and priorities, so that it can pick the right projects to progress and the right ones to stop. The following diagram shows the ideal scenario where major financial outlays are deferred until the project is properly scoped and specified.

All too often however, companies start implementing a project before the vital scoping work is completed. It is therefore not surprising that a recent study of major projects found that more than 50% were late or overspent, and only 60% delivered the new capabilities that were promised. Not ideal when the new asset is going to be there for 10 years or more. To be really effective every project needs to be managed using a clear and structured

approach. Typically this involves a Stage & Gate process to ensure that there is an open, honest and fact based review of the project at regular intervals. This is particularly important during the early stages when the project is being scoped and defined. Decisions taken in this part of the project lifecycle have a disproportionate impact on the value it will create. As the implementation phase of a capital project can be months or even years, it is vitally important to get this right. Adopting a consistent approach for all capital projects also delivers a number of other benefits: • Develops a common understanding of roles & responsibilities. • Leads to greater rigour and clear documentation. • Provides a method of benchmarking across projects. • Enables key learning’s from one project to be built into others. Most importantly of all, treating capital projects as a repeatable business process means that organisations can drive continuous improvement into a part of their business which is frequently overlooked by other techniques. To support its clients in the FMCG industry Coriolis has developed a simple methodology, suitable for a wide range of capital projects. It takes the development and implementation of the project through a number of clearly defined phases, with standard documentation guiding the project manager through a range of activities at each stage. It also provides a highly visual

To support its clients in the FMCG industry Coriolis has developed a simple methodology, suitable for a wide range of capital projects. method of tracking progress. By using this methodology clients can significantly reduce the cost of their capital programmes. It should be recognised however that adopting a standardised approach to project management does not guarantee success. • It will not improve technical skills & competence. But it will highlight gaps & bring technical issues to the surface. • It will not increase the number of ideas for new projects. But it will ensure that those ideas are screened & filtered effectively. • It will not guarantee that stakeholders make the right decisions. But it will ensure that those decisions are fact based. If you would like to know more about the Coriolis approach to capital project management please contact Sarah Tremeer: 08452 263 364 or visit our web site at Martin Smith is Projects Director for Coriolis Ltd, and is currently involved in the management of a number of major capital projects for a large foods company in the UK. J




Independent Spirit Fires Cooley Distillery Recently named European Distiller of the Year for the third consecutive time at the annual International Wine and Spirits Competition, Cooley Distillery has been expanding capacity to meet growing international demand for Irish whiskey. stablished in 1987, Cooley Distillery is Ireland’s only independent distillery. Although lacking the marketing and distribution resources of its much larger international rivals, Cooley Distillery has battled the odds and developed a very distinctive portfolio of Irish whiskeys. In the region of 5 million cases of Irish whiskey are sold globally but the market is growing at a double digit rate, headed by the US, which is now the largest market with sales of over 1 million cases and exhibiting a growth rate of over 10% for the last number of years. Ireland was traditionally the largest market for Irish whiskey but was overtaken by the US in 2006. Irish whiskey has also carved out niche markets in emerging markets of the world, with particularly strong growth in Eastern Europe, Russia, Brazil and South Africa. Irish whiskey sales are forecast to reach 8 million cases by 2015. “Due to Irish whiskey’s smooth, sweet taste profile it is accessible to a younger demographic of whisky drinkers who are driving its growth in the US. We believe Irish whiskey is at the start of a cyclical uptrend being driven in the short term by the US and spreading out from there, and that we are well positioned to benefit from this,” remarks Jack Teeling, managing director of Cooley Distillery. While now dwarfed by comparison to Scotch, with annual sales in the region of 90 million cases, Irish whiskey once dominated the world market with export sales throughout the British Empire. However, it entered a steady decline in the 19th Century as its market share dwindled from 60% in the 1830s to 35% by 1900 and had fallen to just 2% in the 1960s.

whiskey industry develops,” says Jack Teeling. In terms of the outlook for the current financial year, he remarks: “The whiskey industry while recession resilient is not recession proof so it has been a tough year but in saying that we are looking at recording double digit sales growth.”


Financial Performance In its 2009 financial year, Cooley Distillery had flat profits of Eur3 million on sales down 25% to just over Eur14 million. The production of retailer own label whiskey for customers in Ireland, the UK and France

Jack Teeling (left), managing director, and John Teeling, chairman of Cooley Distillery.

accounts for about 40% of the company’s sales. Cooley Distillery’s brands portfolio, incorporating Kilbeggan, Tyrconnell, Connemara and Greenore, generates roughly 30% of turnover with the remaining 30% derived from bulk/private label business. The majority of sales are from exports. The sales decline was chiefly due to substantial bulk whiskey sales in 2008 which were not repeated in 2009. However, Cooley increased the higher margin element of its business, enabling it to maintain profit levels on lower sales. “With the increasing age and value of our whiskey inventory we are able to offer more premium expressions of our brands and that is driving higher profitability from our branded sales vis-a-vis our retailer own label or private label business. We are seeing and expecting further growth across all three strands of our business as the global Irish

Unique Offering Cooley Distillery is highly innovative, using traditional skills to develop a broad range of Irish whiskey to appeal to modern consumers. It is benefiting from and has contributed to the renewed international interest in Irish whiskey, which has been cultivated by clear market leader Pernod Ricard, particularly with its flagship Jameson brand. Irish whiskey, long since eclipsed by Scotch whisky in global markets, has been cleverly re-positioned as a ‘premium’ alternative. “Cooley is unique in that we have both a grain and malt distillery, allowing us to create a wide range of Irish whiskey styles. Our complementary portfolio of whiskeys means consumers can enjoy the full spectrum of tastes available from Irish whiskey.” Jack Teeling elaborates: “With a vision to revive many of the historical brands and distilling techniques of Irish whiskey, we have developed a portfolio of award-winning whiskeys, from single malt to single grain whiskeys and all in-between. The Irish whiskey category is very narrow – the main players are all blended Irish whiskey and we bring a large and unique element of choice and flavour to the category. We have been the innovators behind the emergence of an Irish single malt category and, for example, are the only distillery producing ‘peated’ single malts with our Connemara range of Irish whiskeys and single grains with our Greenore range of Irish whiskeys. This enables us to offer consumers and retailers the full solution to expanding their offerings of Irish whiskey.” Cooley continues to innovate. Recent



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examples include a range of 10 Year Old Tyrconnell Wood Finishes and the Connemara Limited Edition Small Batch Collection, the latest release being the heaviest ‘peated’ Irish whiskey yet – Turf Mor. “We have a lot of new plans for 2011 in terms of new finishes and new distillates that we are looking at to cater for the demand from consumers for new and interesting expressions of Irish whiskey,” he remarks. €6 Million Expansion Cooley recently invested Eur6 million at its sites in the Cooley Peninsula and Kilbeggan to expand capacity. “We have been undergoing a significant upgrading of our distilling assets over the last three years to provide us with the scale to be able to meet the forecasted demand in Irish whiskey over the medium term,” he says. The expansion programme has involved investments in additional warehousing, new fermentation and distilling equipment as well as modern production and environmental control systems. A key element of the investment was the installation of a new boutique distillery in Kilbeggan 20

which entailed integrating new distilling equipment with the oldest operational pot still, dating back over 180 years, in a 200 years old buildings in the Old Kilbeggan Distillery. “We now have three distilleries a grain and a malt distillery in Cooley and a malt distillery in Kilbeggan - that can produce a very wide range of different styles of Irish whiskey, putting us in a very strong position for the future,” he explains. “All profits over the last few years have gone into these capital investment programmes

Cooley Distillery’s brands portfolio, incorporating Kilbeggan, Connemara and Greenore, generates roughly 30% of turnover.

and in laying down inventory. We see the opportunity with the dynamic growth of Irish whiskey and we want to ensure we are well positioned to take advantage of this.” New Entrants The largest Irish whiskey producer is Irish Distillers Group, owned by Pernod Ricard, the world’s second largest spirits group. Irish Distillers enjoyed a virtual monopoly until Cooley Distillery was formed in 1987, becoming the first new whiskey distillery to be set up in Ireland in over 100 years. Pernod Ricard’s Jameson brand has headed the ‘renaissance’ in Irish whiskey as it increased sales from 300,000 cases in 1970 to break the 3 million cases barrier in 2010. The strong growth exhibited by Irish whiskey has attracted the interest of other international distillers, which in turn is helping to expand the category even further as it benefits from extra marketing and distribution resources. Diageo, the world’s largest spirits group, entered the Irish whiskey market in 2005 with the acquisition of Tyrconnell, Bushmills. William Grant & Sons, the largest independent


Scotch whisky company, has also now added Irish whiskey to its premium spirits portfolio following the recent acquisition of Tullamore Dew from C&C Group. “Grants paid about €180 million for the number two Irish whiskey brand which

came with no production assets thus highlighting their view of the growth potential for Irish whiskey,” Jack Teeling points out. “This change throws out some interesting opportunities for Cooley in relation to potential supply opportunities as well as

new route to market options generated by Tullamore Dew’s consolidation into Grants distribution platform. Grant’s guarantee of significant investment will help to recruit more consumers to the category.” J


Irish Whiskey Brand Jameson Reaches 3 Million Cases Milestone ernodRicard brand Jameson has further P strengthened its position as the world’s leading Irish whiskey by achieving sales of three million cases globally. Growth in the US, Jameson’s largest export market, contributed to the brand’s milestone success, with an impressive one million cases sold. Recent sales figures show that Jameson is a consistently strong brand in the global marketplace. Despite the recent economic downturn, sales volume has increased by 9% while value grew by 12%, for year ending June 2010. In the US sales grew by 24%, with 49 states in double-digit growth, and key markets such as Russia (+8%), South Africa (+7%) and France (+7%) also exhibited solid growth. Consumer advocacy has played a signifi-

cant role in the growth of the brand, due to Jameson’s smooth taste as a result of triple distillation and rich authentic heritage. A consistent commercial marketing strategy to build an iconic global spirit brand has reinforced consumer loyalty, with distinctive activity across many markets including two major TV campaigns, a long standing association with film and an integrated digital strategy. “We are delighted with the progress of Jameson globally. Almost 230 years since the Jameson Distillery was founded, this is a huge achievement for the brand,” comments Alex Ricard, chief executive of Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard. “As well as our increasingly valuable consumer connection, it is the passion of the people behind the

Alex Ricard, chief executive of Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard.

Jameson brand that is one of the greatest reasons for our success. Combine this with the global reach of Pernod Ricard and you have a recipe for global success.” J

International Advertising Campaign For Tullamore Dew pirits group and Scotch whisky distiller SWilliam Grant & Sons is launching a

Stella David, chief executive of William Grant & Sons.

new, worldwide, integrated advertising campaign for its recently acquired Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand. William Grant acquired Tullamore Dew in July 2010 and it is now one of the company’s six core brands. Tullamore Dew is currently the world’s second largest Irish whiskey, selling over 650,000 cases worldwide. In the past decade, while the Irish whiskey category has seen strong volume growth of more than 50%, Tullamore Dew has more than doubled its volumes and grown its market share from 9.3% to 13.7%. Tullamore Dew is also the largest selling whiskey of any type in the Czech Republic, Denmark and the Baltics. In addition, it is the number one

Irish whiskey in Germany, Sweden, Bulgaria, Poland and Estonia. The brand is now aiming for strong growth across all key markets, and will leverage the global distribution capability of William Grant to significantly grow its market share, particularly in the UK and the US. It will also grow its presence in Ireland, with a focus on airports and key tourist destinations, high profile hotels and bars around the country. William Grant’s newly established Dublin-based global marketing office has appointed McCann Erickson (Dublin) to spearhead the new multi-million euros campaign. In addition to Tullamore Dew, the global marketing office also handles the Hendrick’s gin and Sailor Jerry spiced rum brands. J




Arla Foods and Hansa-Milch Consider German Dairy Merger candinavian dairy group Arla Foods and the Northern Germany-based Hansa-Milch are considering merging. Representatives of the two dairy co-operatives are already engaged in talks. A decision by the cooperative members as to whether the merger is to come about will be taken in February-March 2011. Arla Foods is owned by 7,200 farmers in Denmark and Sweden. It is known in Germany for its specialty cheeses Arla


Buko, Castello and Arla Hohlenkase, for Arla Kaergarden and Lurpak butter. “Together with Hansa-Milch, we would be able to offer a complete portfolio of dairy products from one single supplier, which will enable us to become an even more attractive partner to the German retail trade,” explains Peder Tuborgh, chief executive of Arla Foods. Hansa-Milch has long been a key player in the market in Northern Germany, where its Hansano brand makes it one of the most important providers of fresh dairy products, including milk, cream and quark from the region. For Hansa-Milch, Arla represents a strong international partner with an excellent track record in innovation. “Coming together with Arla Foods would represent the next logical step for the business and would benefit our members,” says Uwe Krause, chairman of Hansa-Milch, which is owned by around

1000 dairy farmers in Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is a key element of the Arla Foods strategy to pay members as high a price as possible for their milk. In order to achieve this objective, Arla needs to grow its business further within Europe, and particularly in the important German market. Arla would be able to expand its presence in Germany through a merger with Hansa-Milch. J


FrieslandCampina to Restructure Dutch Cheese Production utch dairy multinational Koninklijke FrieslandCampina plans to invest Eur47 million to improve efficiency at its cheese plants in Workum, Marum, Balkbrug, Gerkesklooster and Leerdam. However, the cheese plants at Varsseveld and Leerbroek will be closed, and the number of staff at the plants Marum and Gerkesklooster will be reduced. All sites are located in the Netherlands. These measures will result in the loss of a total of 159 jobs and create a further 52 new positions. “The purpose of these measures is to further strengthen our international competitive position in cheese. Cost reductions through economies of scale and efficiency improvements are an essential part of our strategy route2020,” says Piet Hilarides, chief operating officer, cheese & butter at FrieslandCampina. “Regrettably, this will have consequences for a number of employees. We will do our utmost to help those affected to find new positions, either within FrieslandCampina or elsewhere.”



FrieslandCampina plans to close its cheese production plant at Varsseveld during the fourth quarter of 2012. This will result in the loss of 65 jobs. The Varsseveld plant produces the round Gouda cheese, the Gouda cheese block and Edam loaf cheeses. The total production volume is approximately 34,000 tonnes of cheese. Demand for these types of cheese is falling. At the same time, demand for Gouda cheese in the Euroblock format is growing. FrieslandCampina will therefore invest Eur31 million to expand production capacity at its production plant in Workum. This will boost total production capacity at the plant from 65,000 to 115,000 tonnes of cheese, making it one of the world’s biggest cheese plants. The number of employees at Workum will increase by 21 to a total of 136. The expansion must be completed by the third

quarter of 2012. Within FrieslandCampina, there is overcapacity in the ripening and packaging of small format Gouda cheese. In mid-2011, the executive board plans to close the cheese ripening and packaging plant at Leerbroek. This will involve the loss of all 24 jobs. The cheese ripening activities will be relocated to Gerkesklooster and the cheese packaging activities will move to Leerdam. In 2011, Eur12 million will be invested in the automation of production and ripening of Edam cheese at the production plant in Marum. This will reduce the number of staff from 66 to 23. Also during 2011, Eur3.8m will be invested in expanding production capacity at the cheese production plant in Balkbrug by 9,000 tonnes, giving a total of 57,000 tonnes. In December 2009, FrieslandCampina announced its intention to close six locations (Elsterwerda and Kalkar in Germany, Tilburg, Dronrijp (Cheese) and Drachten in the Netherlands and Klerken in Belgium) in 2011 and 2012. The closures will result in the loss of 624 jobs. J


N E E W W S S N Solid First Half by Dairy Crest Dairy Crest has performed solidly during the first six months of the year, benefiting from being a broadly based dairy business with strong brands. Adjusted profit before tax (before exceptional items, amortisation of acquired intangibles and pension interest) was up 5% to £40.1m on the comparable period in the previous year. Reported profit before tax advanced 6% to £36.1m. Half-year revenue at the UK dairy group slipped 3% to £776.9m. Increased sales of its five key brands and of milk to major retailers were offset by lower sales of doorstep and middle ground milk and lower revenues following the sale of a controlling interest in Wexford Creamery “Dairy Crest has enjoyed another good six months. In line with our strategy, we have continued to grow our brands, reduce our costs and control our debt. At the same time the improvements we have made to our quality, service and cost base have paid off with new contracts to supply fresh milk to major retailers,” says Mark Allen, chief executive of Dairy Crest. “With operational efficiencies and selling price increases in certain categories limiting the impact of higher input costs, we are confident that we can continue to deliver profits in line with our expectations”.

Mark Allen, chief executive of Dairy Crest.

€1.4 Billion Bid For Yoplait Rejected Private equity firm PAI Partners and French dairy cooperative Sodiaal have rejected a Eur1.4b bid to buy Yoplait


from Lactalis. The international yoghurt producer has been up for sale since earlier this year when PAI Partners decided to dispose of its 50% stake. If successful, the bid by Lactalis would have kept the Yoplait brand under French ownership. Nestle, Arla Foods, General Mills and a number of private equity companies remain potential suitors for Yoplait.



Dairies. “We have the best dairy and distribution network in the industry, headroom to accommodate future volume growth, a robust balance sheet, low debt and intend to maintain dividend payments in line with last year.”

Interim Profit Down at Robert Wiseman Dairies As expected, following an earlier profit warning, Robert Wiseman Dairies, which processes and delivers 30% of the fresh milk consumed in Britain, has reported a fall in operating profit, down 2.7% to £21.0m, for the first six months ended October 2nd 2010, compared to the corresponding period last year. Turnover increased by 6.8% to £452.8m during the first half, with sales volumes increasing by 8%. However, the highly competitive trading environment meant that the benefit of increased volumes and higher cream revenues were offset by reduced milk selling prices and increased costs that impacted on profitability in comparison to the prior year. Profit before tax declined by 3.5% to £20.2m. The intense competitive pressures across all its market sectors are expected to adversely affect second-half trading profit by around £7m and, assuming no improvement in margins or volume gains, by approximately £16m in the financial year to 31st March 2012. Robert Wiseman Dairies is focusing on addressing the pressure on margins through an ongoing reduction in costs along with steps to maximise efficiencies across the business. “The company is well placed to handle this period of intense competition,” says Billy Keane, managing director of Robert Wiseman

Robert Wiseman Dairies processes and delivers 30% of the fresh milk consumed in Britain.

Danone to Invest €50 Million to Expand Irish Baby Food Plant Danone Baby Nutrition plans to invest Eur50m to significantly expand capacity at its baby food manufacturing plant at Macroom in Ireland. A subsidiary of French food and beverages group Danone, Danone Baby Nutrition manufactures specialised infant and toddler milks. Construction is due to commence in February 2011 with the new facilities coming on stream at the start of 2012. On completion, the Macroom factory will be the largest and most technologically advanced manufacturing centre in Danone Baby Nutrition’s global network. The expansion will result in a trebling of capacity to 100,000 tonnes annually, due to the establishment of a new drying line at the facility. About 98% of the output from Macroom will be exported to more than 60 countries worldwide. The investment project is expected to result in the creation of 40 new jobs the areas of food science, engineering and supply chain management to add to Danone Baby Nutrition’s existing Irish workforce of 350 people, employed between its plants at Macroom and Wexford, which produce


the Cow and Gate and Aptamil brands.

Arla Increases Payment to Farmers as Profit Target Maintained With Arla Foods maintaining its profit projections for 2010 of DKr1.2b, the Scandinavian dairy co-operative has decided to increase the milk price to members for the fifth time this year. “During 2010, the global market improved viewed against the crisis year of 2009. This means that prices for dairy products have adjusted accordingly and our earnings have improved. Over the year we have, therefore, gradually been able to raise the price paid to our owners,” explains Peder Tuborgh, chief executive of Arla Foods. He continues: “Arla’s profit target is DKK 1.2 billion, a target that we’ve had within our sights for the past year. Now that we’ve almost reached the end of 2010, we believe that we can achieve our target and, at the same time, increase the milk price.” While a number of markets continue to suffer the consequences of the economic crisis, sales have been good in certain other Arla markets. Not only does this mean that capacity at the dairies is being well utilised, it also has a positive impact on the bottom line. Some nonrecurring items such as foreign exchange factors have also played a part. Although the current situation is positive, Peder Tuborgh believes that 2011 is expected to be more uncertain. “As a result, we expect the market to see more fluctuations where we as a dairy company will have to react faster to both positive and negative changes in the market,” he says.

Peder Tuborgh, chief executive of Arla Foods.


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Scotland and Ireland Central to Diageo Global Supply Diageo Global Supply operations in Ireland and Scotland play a crucial role in supporting the continued growth of Diageo and in determining group profitability and financial performance. ith its spirits, beers and wines sold in over 180 markets, Diageo is a truly global group. Approximately 85% of group production is undertaken by Diageo Global Supply, which employs about 40% of the group workforce and is organised into four production centres - Europe Supply, America Supply, Global Beer Supply and Asia Supply. Indeed, Global Supply is fundamental to the overall performance of Diageo. Diageo’s network of distilleries, packaging facilities and storage and distribution warehouses in Scotland is by far the largest element within Europe Supply. Ireland, as the main export centre for the Guinness brand, is similarly central to the operation of Global Beer Supply. In Diageo’s 2010 financial year, Scotch whisky generated 27% of total net sales and beer 22%. “Since 2003 Global Supply has transformed itself to meet the changing markets and consumer trends Diageo has experienced,” points out David Gosnell, president of Diageo Global Supply and Global Procurement. This has entailed adapting to the rapid growth in developing markets around the world and adjusting to the global economic downturn, which has severely impacted many mature markets. Global Supply has been supporting Diageo’s continued growth by aggressively managing production and distribution

ensuring our ability to meet the demand of our customers.”


The stillhouse at Roseisle Distillery features 14 copper stills crafted by Diageo’s coppermiths at Abercrombie, Alloa. Mashing takes place in two mash tuns and fermentation in 14 stainless steel wash backs.

David Gosnell, president of Diageo Global Supply.

costs through cost reduction programmes and restructuring initiatives. Global Supply operations in Ireland and Scotland have been at the forefront of this cost management programme. Irish Beer Operation Diageo’s principal brewing facilities in Ireland are at the St James’s Gate brewery in Dublin, which is the centre for Guinness Draught production, and in Kilkenny, Waterford and Dundalk. “In Ireland we have consolidated all of our keg operations onto the St James’s Gate site, and created a much simpler operation in Kilkenny and Dundalk. With intense focus on effectiveness and efficiency, we have simplified and streamlined all areas of European Beer supply,” David Gosnell explains. “This has reduced the headcount by 200 roles. This programme of change will be completed by the end of the current fiscal year and will have supported a reduction in cost of Eur20 million annually. The support of our people throughout this difficult change has been extraordinary, enabling the Global Beer/European Beer operation to maintain exemplary levels of service and quality,

Sales and Operations Planning Initiative Another Global Supply initiative from Ireland, which has resulted in reduced costs, was the introduction of a new sales and operations planning system during the 2010 financial year. “F10 was a real milestone for us as we embedded a new sales and operations planning process in the majority of our markets. This is improving our forecasts and delivering a reduction in our inventory at our sites as the volume is much more predictable. To support the new processes we went live in our pilot market in Ireland with a new SAP-based planning tool which gives us more timely data of future demand.” David Gosnell continues: “This will lead to reduced inventories and manufacturing costs as well as reducing our overhead base. The new system will be rolled out in Europe during F11 and will be fully rolled out globally by F14.” Further Changes in Ireland Diageo announced the restructuring of its brewing operations in Ireland in 2008 with the intention of consolidating operations at a new greenfield brewery in the Dublin area and decommissioning the existing brewing

Guinness is available in 150 markets worldwide.



infrastructure. Diageo had planned investment of Eur650 million in its brewing operations in Ireland to support the growth of its flagship Guinness stout brand. The capital expenditure programme involved the rejuvenation of Diageo’s historic Guinness brewery site at St James’s Gate in the heart of Dublin and the construction of a new stateof-the-art brewery on the outskirts of the Irish capital. When the new brewery was commissioned in 2013, all production from Diageo’s existing Irish breweries in Kilkenny and Dundalk was to be centralised in St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin – home of Guinness. Dublin, resulting in the closure of these two regional operations. operational within two years, at Shieldhall However, due to the changing economic near Glasgow and at Cambus near Alloa. conditions both globally and locally in Leven handles white spirits, ready to drink Ireland, the project was put on hold and products and Scotch malt whiskies; while will be reviewed again early in 2011. Shieldhall is the largest plant of its type in the industry, packaging Diageo’s high volRestructuring in Scotland ume Scotch whisky brands. Diageo Global Supply is in the process of The Port Dundas Distillery and rationalising its operations in Scotland. Dundashill Cooperage have now been Scotland is one of Diageo’s largest spirit closed and the Kilmarnock packaging plant supply centres responsible for producing is due for closure in March 2012. nearly 50 million (9 litre equivalent) cases “We have radically changed our producof Scotch whisky and white spirits and over tion footprint in Scotland. The programme four million cases of ready to drink brands of change that we announced on July 1st annually. Around 85% of Diageo’s brand 2009 is fully on track,” he remarks. “We volumes produced in Scotland are sold have moved from three bottling plants to overseas. two and rationalised our packaging lines The restructuring programme includes from 38 to 28. The Scotland reorganisation the consolidation of distilling, packaging will reduce the headcount by 500 people and warehousing activities and involves the for the same production output and deliver closure of a packaging plant, a distillery and savings of approximately £40 million across a cooperage over a two-year period. both packaging and distilling. Although New investment is being concentrated in these were very difficult decisions to make, the production sites at Leven in Fife where the plans will ensure that the business in work has begun on the expansion of the Scotland is very cost effective, sustainable as packaging facility, which is due to be fully well as ensuring continuous employment for the 4,000 people in Scotland who still remain in the business.”

Roseisle Distillery will produce around 10 million litres of spirit per annum.

Investing For Future Growth Diageo is also investing for further expansion in Scotch whisky, which continues to show consistent, solid growth. Exports of Scotch whisky rose by 3% in value to £3.13 billion in 2009 and export volumes increased by 4%, with the equivalent of 1.1 billion 70cl bottles of Scotch whisky shipped worldwide. To support this growth, Diageo recently opened a new £40 million distillery in Speyside, Scotland. The Roseisle distillery is the first malt distillery of scale to be opened in Scotland in over thirty years. The £40 million investment in Roseisle is part of a capital investment programme in Scotland, which has totalled £600 million over the past six fiscal years and has focused on building high quality capacity to meet growing international demand for Diageo’s brands. The Roseisle malt whisky distillery represents one of Diageo’s biggest investments

into the Scotch whisky category and forms part of the group’s current £100 million three year investment programme in the development of Scotch. “Scotch is the only truly global spirits category. It is present in all the major beverage alcohol markets,” comments David Gosnell. “Diageo is the clear leader in this category with about 35% share of Scotch volume and 40% of value. We have 29 Scotch whisky distilleries, providing a range of blends and flavours that no other company can match.” Roseisle’s annual output of 10 million litres of spirit will significantly increase Diageo’s capacity and will be available for use in the group’s Scotch blends from 2012. Sustainable Development Roseisle has been constructed using a combination of modern environmental technologies and traditional distilling techniques, making it one of the most environmentally sustainable Scotch whisky distilleries. The majority of the by-products are recycled on site in a bioenergy facility, helping the distillery to generate most of its own energy and reduce potential CO2 emissions by approximately 13,000 tonnes (equivalent to 10,000 family cars) through direct savings on fuel use for steam raising. “We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously,” says David Gosnell. Indeed, Diageo is currently investing £65 million in building a bioenergy facility at its Cameronbridge distillery in Fife. The new plant will be capable of generating 6.5 megawatts of electrical power and 20MW of thermal power, which is enough to heat 12,000 homes. The facility will reduce annual CO2 emissions at the site by approximately 56,000 tonnes (equivalent to taking 44,000 family cars off the road). The bioenergy facility will generate renewable energy from ‘spent wash’ – a mixture of wheat, malted barley, yeast and water - produced during distillation. It will recover 98% of thermal steam and 80% of electrical power at the distillery, and is an example of Diageo’s commitment to the environment and the use of energy efficiency programmes to reduce energy and water consumption. “This is one of the single largest investments in renewable technology by a non-utility company in the UK,” David Gosnell points out. J

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Endoline Completes Million Pound Installation ndoline Machinery recently completed its E biggest ever project – a million pound deal which has secured its position as the

Endoline 625 case sealer. As project manager, Endoline worked with suppliers to manage the installation of conveyors and label UK’s premium end of line packaging specialprinters to complete the lines. ist. Alan Yates, chief executive of Endoline The Bedfordshire-based company project Machinery, comments: “The Tulip packagmanaged the build and installation of twelve ing lines has encompassed the key attributes packaging lines within the world’s most of Endoline Machinery and the team of modern sausage factory – opened by Tulip, workers who ensured the efficient delivery of part of the Danish Crown Group, near quality machines within the specified timeLiverpool. frame. It is our advantage, however, that all The thirteen lines, incorporating both of our machines are designed and manufacsemi and fully automated lines, have been tured in the UK – therefore we were able to specifically modified to meet the requirelisten to the needs of Tulip and modify the ments of Tulip. Key to the design of the prodesign accordingly, without eating into the duction lines was that they were efficient to limited time before the factory opened.” deal with raw meat, so stainless steel was David Parker, engineering group manager used in the construction of the machines for Endoline 221/223 fully automatic case erector. for Tulip, remarks: “Endoline have been an ease of wipe down. integral part of this major investment at our This compact case erector seals cases with Nine of the lines were fully automatic con- self-adhesive tape (Type 221) or hot melt glue Bromborough site. Key to the success was sisting of an Endoline 221 case erector - fea- (Type 223) at speeds of up to 16 cases per the partnership between Tulip and Endoline turing the unique dual opposing vacuum case minute with either a mild steel, powder coated to deliver these integrated lines within a very opening – and an Endoline 625 case sealer – white or stainless steel finish. short project plan. The equipment was a semi automatic pre-set machine that seals installed and tested within three days and the cases with self-adhesive tape top and bottom. lines coming on stream with vertical start up. Tulip will be working Due to lower volume of production on the remaining lines they closely with Endoline in the future, to develop other parts of the were made up with an Endoline hand packing station and the business.” J 28



Tulip Operates World’s Most Modern Sausage Factory In line with its strategy of investing to enhance efficiency, Tulip, the UK’s leading manufacturer of bacon, pork, sausages and cooked meats, and famous for the Danepak brand, is now operating the world’s most modern sausage factory at Bromborough near Liverpool. art of the Eur6 billion Danish Crown Group, Europe’s largest producer of pork (see Panel), Tulip supplies the major retailers and food service sector from its 17 manufacturing facilities across the UK. The business encompasses pig production, abattoirs and fresh meat operations, as well as production plants for bacon, cooked meats and other processed foods. Tulip provides a wide range of products from fresh pork, bacon and sausages to pies, canned and cooked meats, from meat sourced from farms in both the UK and Denmark. In addition to Danepak, the company’s brands also include Tulip, Spam Chopped Ham & Pork and Plumrose.


Sausage Production The Bromborough factory was built in the mid-1990s for sliced products but was closed down following the merger with George Adams & Son but has now been totally refurbished for sausage production, following investment of £12 million at the site. The new look facility has a capacity of 1,000 tonnes a week and has replaced a factory in Peckham in London which has a capacity of 550 tonnes a week. An emphasis on reducing energy consumption was a key feature of the refurbishment. Compared with the Peckham factory, the site at Bromborough uses 59% less water per tonne produced and 63% less electricity per tonne produced. From Bromborough, Tulip will meet much of the demand for English sausages.

The facility has a capacity of 1,000 tonnes a week.

Each year, about 175,000 tonnes of sausages are eaten in the UK with a total value of £485 million. Since the opening of the new factory last July, Tulip has extended its famous Danepak brand from bacon and fresh pork cuts into sausages. Development Tulip has been established in the UK since 2002. The Danish company has expanded both organically and by a series of acquisitions. In 2003 it acquired Hygrade Foods Tulip recently opened the world’s most modern sausage and the following year Tulip factory at Bromborough near Liverpool. became the UK’s second largest pigmeat producer when it absorbed demands and shopping patterns, Tulip has Flagship Foods, which was the result of a been forced to cut costs. Several facilities merger between Roach Foods and have been closed and production consoliDalehead Foods in 1999. More recently in dated at the remaining factories, to December 2007, George Adams and Sons improved competitiveness and to ensure was added to consolidate Tulip’s position synergies in operations. Tulip has also as a market leader. The acquisition took sharpened its customer focus and stepped Tulip’s UK sales close to £1.2 billion. up its product innovation activity while In response to the current economic continuing to enhance production effienvironment and changing UK consumer ciency. J Record Results at Danish Crown Reduced costs and improved results at its foreign subsidiaries were behind an increase in full year net profit from DKr1.16 billion to DKr1.65 billion (Eur220 million) at international meat group Danish Crown. Revenue advanced from DKr44.76 billion to DKr45.21 billion at the group, which is Europe´s second largest pig slaughtering business. Since May 2009, Danish Crown has been implementing an efficiency improvement programme – DC Future –designed to cut costs, restore competitiveness and improve earnings. The strategy is now starting to pay dividends. A total of DKr1.32 billion will be paid out to the company’s owners, the highest level of supplementary payments in Danish Crown’s twenty years history. Danish Crown’s foreign divisions also posted record earnings last year. The Danish group exports over Eur3.4 billlion of meat annually. This represents 3.9% of Denmark’s total exports and 39% of the country’s agricultural exports. In recent years, Danish Crown has become increasingly international, and nearly twothirds of the workforce is now based outside of Denmark. ”This is a natural development for a company which exports approx. 90% of its production. Moreover, a continuous reduction in production costs is needed if we are to remain competitive. Today, 84% of our processing activities take place outside Denmark, and this is a precondition for being able to slaughter Danish pigs in Denmark, and thereby maintain a considerable number of workplaces in this country,” says Kjeld Johannesen, chief executive of Danish Crown.




The Continuing Rise of Grupo Bimbo Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo has consolidated its position as one of the largest baking companies in the world with the recent acquisition of Sara Lee Corporation’s North American Fresh Bakery business for an enterprise value of US$959 million. stablished in Mexico in 1945, Grupo Bimbo has developed into the bakery market leader in the Americas. It operates 99 plants and 1,000 distribution centres strategically located in 17 countries throughout the Americas and Asia. Grupo Bimbo manufactures over 7,000 products and has one of the most extensive direct distribution networks in the world, with more than 40,000 routes. Its main product lines include sliced bread, buns, cookies, snack cakes, English muffins, bagels, pre-packaged foods, tortillas, salted snacks and confectionery products, among others. Grupo Bimbo had net sales of $8.60 billion in 2009 and employs more than 105,000 people. The bakery giant has been listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange since 1980.


The acquisition includes a royalty-free perpetual license to the iconic Sara Lee brand in fresh bakery products, not only in the Americas but also in Asia, Africa and Eastern and Central European countries.

Sara Lee Acquisition The acquisition of Sara Lee North American Fresh Bakery (Sara Lee NAFB) provides Grupo Bimbo’s US subsidiary, Bimbo Bakeries USA, with the opportunity to build a more efficient, low-cost platform to serve customers across the US. Sara Lee NAFB operates 41 plants and close to 4,800 distribution routes. For the twelve months ended October 2nd, 2010, Sara Lee NAFB generated sales of $2 billion and adjusted EBITDA of $108 million. Highly Complementary The acquisition is highly complementary across product lines, bakeries and geographies. Sara Lee NAFB’s brand and product

portfolio brings a developed business in key geographic areas and categories in which Bimbo Bakeries USA was underrepresented. The combined businesses will employ more than 28,000 people, operate 75 plants and distribute its products through more than 13,000 routes, with estimated pro forma sales of $5.8 billion in 2010. The integration of Sara Lee NAFB with Bimbo Bakeries USA’s current operations is expected to generate annual synergies of approximately $150 to $200 million by 2013. “This acquisition demonstrates our commitment and singular focus on building a US bakery business,” comments Daniel Servitje, chief executive of Grupo Bimbo, “and marks a significant milestone in the growth of our company.” The deal is expected to be completed in the first half of 2011. Grupo Bimbo then plans to improve the efficiency of the combined business by investing in excess of $1 billion in bakeries, technology and infrastructure over the next five years. Brand Strength The acquisition includes a royalty-free perpetual license to the iconic Sara Lee brand in fresh bakery products, not only in the Americas but also in Asia, Africa and Eastern and Central European countries, as well as a portfolio of regional brands that are popular in their local markets. The Sara Lee fresh bakery brand will considerably strengthen Grupo Bimbo’s

The acquisition of Sara Lee North American Fresh Bakery provides Grupo Bimbo’s US subsidiary, Bimbo Bakeries USA, with the opportunity to build a more efficient, low-cost platform to serve customers across the US.

portfolio which incorporates more than 150 brands such as: Bimbo, Marinela, Milpa Real, Tia Rosa, Mrs Baird's, Oroweat, Entenmann's, Thomas', Boboli, Barcel, Ricolino, Coronado, La Corona, Pastelerías El Globo and Suandy. The acquisition is the latest in a series of deals which has enabled Grupo Bimbo to expand its international bakery empire. Among these acquisitions are: Pan Rico Beijing, Pan Europa, Los Sorchantes, El Globo Bakeries, La Corona, Duvalin, Bocadin, Lunetas, Wonder, Lara and Coronado in Mexico; Oroweat, Mrs Baird’s, Fours Baking, Pacific Pride and Weston Foods in the US, Park Lane in Germany, and Plus Vita in Brazil. Upon completion of the Sara Lee acquisition Grupo Bimbo will have a pro forma total debt-to-EBITDA ratio of approximately 2.6 times. “This transaction strategically strengthens our business and maintains Grupo Bimbo’s financial flexibility and strong credit profile,” says Guillermo Quiroz, chief financial officer of Grupo Bimbo. J

Construction Starts on the World’s Largest Food Industry Wind Farm Grupo Bimbo has just commenced construction of the largest wind farm in the world for the food industry. When completed at the end of 2011 the Piedra Larga wind farm will generate almost 100% of the electrical power consumed by Grupo Bimbo in Mexico. With an installed power of 90 megawatts, the farm will be able to supply the electric power consumed by 65 of the company's facilities (production plants and other operation centres). The wind farm will be located in Union Hidalgo, State of Oaxaca and involves a partnership between Grupo Bimbo and DEMEX (Mexican Wind Farm Developments), an affiliate of the Spanish company Renovalia Energy. The wind energy project is in line with Grupo Bimbo’s commitment to the environment. “Grupo Bimbo is constantly trying to reduce its environmental footprint, that is why it operates under the highest performance standards,” says Daniel Servitje, chief executive of Grupo Bimbo. “This is an effort we have been carrying out for ten years and is gaining more importance within our five axes of environmental sustainability: energy savings, water savings, emissions reduction, waste management and social entrepreneurial responsibility.”



Cargill Receives Award For Supporting Cocoa Farmers argill’s work to improve livelihoods for C cocoa farmers and their families in Africa, Asia and South America has earned it the US Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) 2010 International Community Service award. The award coincides with 21 co-operatives in Cote d’Ivoire, with over 11,000 farmer members, achieving independent sustainable cocoa certification as a result of Cargill’s Farmer Field Schools programme. All 21 farmer co-operatives have received certification under UTZ Certified sustainable cocoa programme after successfully completing ten months of intensive training conducted through a network of 300 Cargill Farmer Field Schools in Cote d’Ivoire. The schools help small-scale farmers improve agricultural, environmental and social practices in cocoa production

and to achieve UTZ Certification. The auditing is executed by independent certification bodies to ensure the highest level of credibility. With demand from consumers for sustainable chocolate rising worldwide Cargill, a major originator of cocoa beans and producer of high quality chocolate, co-founded the UTZ Certified cocoa programme along

with Dutch development organisation Solidaridad and others in the sector to ensure that cocoa is grown sustainably. As a result of training and certification, farmers are benefiting from an increase in their incomes from higher yields and improved crop quality. Cargill expects a total of 60 co-operatives to be certified and the volume of cocoa beans to triple by the end of 2011 as training expands in Cote d’Ivoire and other cocoa producing countries in West Africa and Asia. Already by the end of 2010, Cargill will have 25,000 farmers in various training programmes in Cote d’Ivoire and it is expanding to support tens of thousands more farmers over the coming years as part of a three-year $5m commitment to support sustainable cocoa in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. J

Kerry Demonstrates Chocolate Expertise erry Ingredients & Flavours highlighted its chocolate expertise K alongside its increasing focus on the German confectionery market at the recent ZDS Chocolate Technology 2010 exhibition. Application and technology samples featured on the Kerry stand, demonstrating the company’s ability to provide solutions to all ranges of the consumer spectrum, from premium to indulgence, through to ‘better-for-you’ options, in chocolate, sugar and chewing gum. Representing Kerry for the first time at Chocolate Technology International was newly appointed end use market manager for confectionery, Tom Schmedes. “Germany is an important market for us, and is a huge focus for confectionery development in Western Europe, hence our increasing activity in this area,” he comments. “On the Kerry stand we demonstrated the progress made in aligning product development, innovation, marketing and promotional strategies, with a specific focus on the confectionery end-use market.” The Kerry presence at the show also highlighted how the company’s ‘One Kerry’ approach provides unique benefits to confectionery, food and beverage manufacturers. ‘One Kerry’ unites Kerry’s international ingredients, bio-science, sweet, fruit and flavours capabilities, under the theme: ‘where it all comes together’. This provides Kerry’s customers with a single point of access to the company’s industry-leading market applications expertise and broad technology base. Karl Burkitt, strategic marketing director for Kerry Tom Schmedes, End Use Market Ingredients & Flavours Manager for Confectionery. EMEA, explains: “This is a 32

huge change in the way we work, but it is driven by our understanding that customers increasingly need to work this way for them to meet the needs of their markets and customers. It is all about delivering customer-focused innovation. The ‘One Kerry’ approach helps manufacturers stay ahead of their competitors, an important consideration when facing continual pressure to innovate more quickly, add value and cut costs.” J

Ulrick & Short Can Help Bakers Keep the Lid on Costs major breakthrough in ingredient technology by leading UK A manufacturer and supplier of functional clean label ingredients, Ulrick & Short will help bakers keep costs under control. The company’s Synergie range of cold swelling starches not only maintain the functionality of starch and provide increased moisture retention, but also reduce formulation by carrying the super clean declaration of 'wheat flour' and as regular wheat flour is already used, in most cases no additional declaration would be required. Another significant area where bakers can make considerable savings is by reducing the amount of fats and oils in products and Ulrick & Short has the ideal solution that can save the bakery sector up to £1000 per ton of butter. Ulrick & Short first introduced its Delyte range of fat replacements in 2007 and has continued to expand and develop it ever since. For more information on any of Ulrick & Short's visit or contact +44 (0)1977 620011. J


Southern Ireland Distribution Firm Oakland International Expands outhern Ireland operator, Oakland S International, due to organic growth of existing customer business and an increase in new business, has again expanded its workforce at its Ashbourne depot in County Meath. An established consolidation and distribution operator, Oakland's new recruits, Ciara Meehan, as stock controller, will take charge of in-house computer systems to support warehouse operations, whilst Declan Russell as warehouse operative will join Oakland's ever expanding warehouse team. A specialist in third party supply chain warehousing and logistics, the firm conducts chilled distribution schemes for Irish, UK and European mainline retailers, servicing many on a daily basis. Supply chain

functions encompass warehousing, picking and distribution for ambient, chilled and frozen products, with Oakland acknowledged as operating a highly successful and unique distressed load management service within its industry sector. Oakland's capacity to grow lies in its ability to deliver significant opportunities within a service driven Irish retail market, whilst maintaining the offer of flexible supply chain solutions, appealing to both Irish and UK exporters. With Ireland now perceived as the 'local' choice in the UK, Oakland is focused on strategic business development aimed at supporting Irish manufacturers and producers wishing to maximise new markets in the UK whilst also offering a single source solution for

Oakland's new recruits Declan Russell and Ciara Meehan.

producers supplying the retailers, wholesalers and foodservice outlets throughout the island of Ireland. J

Star Wins Cool Award For Heating Chocolate Factory n energy saving heating and cooling system installed at one of Nestle’s UK chocolate factories A has scooped a major industry award for its designer, Star Refrigeration. Star’s innovative ammonia heat pump plant at Nestle’s confectionary production facility in Halifax, West

New Drum Dump Feeder From Flexicon ulk solids handling specialists, B Flexicon (Europe) has announced an all-new TIP-TITE Drum Dump Feeder. The self-contained Drum Dump Feeder discharges bulk material from drums and feeds it volumetrically to downstream equipment. Cantilevered flexible screw conveyors are offered in custom lengths oriented horizontally (shown in picture), or at an incline, for the purpose of elevating as well as metering the material. The gentle rolling action of the flexible screw conveyor in an enclosed tube reduces agglomerates discharged from drums, improving feed rate accuracy. Pre-engineered, pre-wired and ready to plug in and run, the system accommodates drums from 115 to 210 litres. For further information contact Flexicon (Europe) on Tel +44 (0)1227 374710 or visit J

Yorkshire, has won a prestigious RAC Cooling Industry Award. The Nestle Halifax installation took the Industrial and Commercial Project of the Year title at the 2010 awards ceremony. Star’s Neatpump impressed the judges by demonstrating significant environmental advantages over conventional systems. Neatpump uses groundbreaking technology to simultaneously deliver chilled glycol and hot water at 600C using waste heat. Featuring a single stage screw compressor, Neatpump delivers hot water far more efficiently than a traditional gas fired boiler system. The dual-purpose plant enables a number of cooling and heating applications to take place across the Nestle site. These include process heating and process cooling, as well as building heating. J


Rooibee Red Tea Launches New Look ooibee Red Tea, The Organic Tea of Choice, has a fresh new label design. “Our new look betR ter reflects our distinctive flavours,” explains owner Jeff Stum. “The brightly colored labels make it easier to find Rooibee Red Tea on the shelf.” On the new labels, each flavor has its own colour represented by a graphic shape inspired by the petals of the Rooibos (roy-boss) tea bush bud. Rooibos tea, also known as red tea, bush tea and redbush tea, is one of the hottest trends in the tea industry. Known for its cool, sweet, refreshing flavor, Rooibos tea contains powerful antioxidant properties 50 % more potent than those of green tea. Rooibee Red Tea has become popular with tea lovers of all ages, especially families looking for healthy beverages. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Rooibee Red Tea manufactures and produces a line of bottled tea products that are naturally sweet, high in antioxidants, caffeine free and gluten free. All products are USDA certified organic and flavours include Cranberry Pomegranate, Watermelon Mint, Unsweetened, Sweetened, Peach, Honey Lemon and Vanilla Chai. For more information, visit J FOOD & DRINK BUSINESS EUROPE, DECEMBER/JANUARY 2011


Kerry Foods Installs Freemantle Sleever Kerry Foods has installed a fully automatic wraparound sleeving machine from T Freemantle for the recently launched range of Mattessons branded Rippa Dippa meat based snacks. The pack consists of three twin compartment pots wrapped within one carton board sleeve. The machine incorporates a simple infeed transfer to collate three pots from the line and feed them into the machine. The flat sleeve is then selected from a magazine and wrapped around the product before being glued together. The sleeve allows the edges of the pot to protrude through apertures in the sidewalls of the sleeve to secure the pots in place within the sleeve. For further information contact T Freemantle on Tel +44 (0)1724 276908 or visit J

Three New Kliklok Machines for Belgian Food Producer Kliklok has just installed three of its new KII cartoners to Belgian frozen food producer Nanuk. Based in Waragem, this family run company has a number of Kliklok machines in operation. A huge increase in demand for its high quality savoury and dessert products led to Nanuk placing their order for three brand new machines. An improved version of the Kliklok ‘K’ model, the new ‘KII’ hand pack cartoner offers an exceptionally reliable and cost effective end load cartoning solution. Whether just beginning to automate or looking for a versatile system to accommodate a wide range of product and packages, the KII 34

is designed for low-maintenance operation, providing speeds up to 80 cartons per minute. For further information contact Kliklok International on Tel + 44 (0)1275 836131 or visit J

Nature’s Health Drink is Wrapped in Chadwicks’ Sleeves Leading shrink sleeve manufacturer Chadwicks has created innovative sleeves for the launch of sports drink AloeVit. New health drink AloeVit has been given a boost with sevencolour UV Flexo printed sleeves on 50 micron film, designed with subtle colour tone work to provide a quality finish for enhanced shelf presence. AloeVit is a refreshing drink and is the first in Europe to combine vitamins and amino acids with Aloe Vera. “We produced a sleeve that would distinguish AloveVit from other fruit water drinks while also being appealing to customers. The low cost origination for UV Flexo shrink sleeves makes them a viable option for new healthcare products like AloveVit,” says Richard Cutworth, business development manager at Chadwicks Sleeves. For further information visit visit or call +44 (0)161 7632100. J

Bag-in-box Quenches Thirst of Romanian Householders La Fantana, the market leader in Romania for the supply of water coolers to the commercial sector, has selected Rapak bagin-box technology for its latest initiative to deliver fresh drinking water to householders. The 10L Fantana box was launched after considerable research. Rapak’s bag-in-box was chosen for its convenience and product protection. The technology, where the bag collapses as the liquid is dispensed, prevents air getting into the product and helps to maintain the quality of the water, while the tap offers quick and simple dispensing. Consumers can choose between the single 10 litre water box, which is available with a metal stand for added convenience, or a mini water cooler, also incorporating Rapak’s bag-in-box technology. For further information contact Rapak on Tel +44 (0)1788 570612. J

FFP’s New Print Investment Increases Capacity and Reduces Environmental Impact FFP is adding to an already impressive portfolio of flexographic presses with a brand new 8-colour Windmoeller and Hoelscher MIraflex. The multi-million pound investment also includes a complete solvent distillation plant, allow-


ing FFP to offer the flexibility and responsiveness that their customers expect while reducing solvent usage and environmental impact. The impetus for the new investment has come from increased market demand. In uncertain economic times, companies have recognised the importance of guaranteeing continuity of supply by purchasing from well-established and reliable suppliers, and FFP has been able to win substantial new business with a number of major food brands. The new press will allow FFP to continue to offer customers the excellent print quality and flexibility that they have come to expect while at the same time giving FFP room for further sales expansion. The Miraflex press as specified by FFP includes a range of advanced features, including automatic wash-up, ink viscosity control, impression and register setting, all of which lead to quick and efficient set up and changeover. The extensive use of carbon fibre leads to the lightness and rigidity needed for consistent, high quality print. FFP have even specified a 42” video monitor so that the full width of the print web can be checked simultaneously. As part of FFP’s investment, new solvent distillation equipment means that 90% of the solvent used in the print process is regenerated to be used again; supporting FFP’s commitment to reducing their carbon footprint and building on the environmental standard ISO 14001 achieved earlier this year. For further information visit J


Pro2Pac to Deliver Packaging’s Best in 2011 – 13-16 March 2011, London’s ExCeL ith packaging consistently a hot W topic on the news agenda over the last year, there could not be a better time for the UK's processing and packaging exhibition designed exclusively for the food and drink industry to stage its return to London’s ExCeL. Promising to be the most exciting event in its history, Pro2Pac will provide a stage for nearly 100 leading food and drink manufacturers, suppliers and technology providers to showcase a range of new packaging solutions, sustainable materials, manufacturing equipment and first-class processing and packaging services to help companies innovate, operate more effectively, increase profits, and keep up with consumer demand. Major industry players such as the Benson Group, Ravenwood Packaging, T Freemantle and Nicholl Food Packaging, plus first-time exhibitors such as Tinware Direct, Winkworth Machinery and Aptar Food and Beverages will capitalise on the fact that, with an annual turnover of £70 billion, the food and drink industry is the

UK's largest manufacturing sector. In addition to the strong UK presence at Pro2Pac, companies from Australia, the Republic of Ireland, Israel, France, Taiwan and Finland will be represented, highlighting the increasing international importance of the show. Visitors registering for Pro2Pac will also be able to attend IFE - the International Food & Drink Exhibition - located alongside Pro2Pac at ExCeL featuring thousands of major food and drink suppliers from around the globe. With businesses from across the industry able to source the most

cost-effective practices, equipment and materials to improve business all under one roof, the show is a ‘must’ for anyone in the sector. Packaging Innovation Seminars In addition to world-class exhibitors, Pro2Pac is set to deliver its most exciting educational programme yet with a host of experts presenting in the Packaging Innovation Seminar Theatre on the latest issues affecting the industry. Confirmed speakers for the Packaging Innovation Seminars include representatives from the University of Lincoln, UK Can Makers, market research agency Euromonitor and eco-design consultancy Giraffe Inno-vation. Benjamin Punchard, head of global packaging research at Euromonitor will investigate the impact of the recession on packaging manufacturers, how consumer trends are affecting innovation, closures and sustainability, plus he will give visitors a five year forecast summary of the industry. Mike Dudbridge from the University of Lincoln will look at ‘Heat Seal Integrity’, analysing the implications for manufacturers and retailers. In a project funded by WRAP, a team from the university investigated the implications that inadequate heat sealing of food packaging might have on the generation of food and packaging waste, costs and potential for consumer complaint. Geoff Courtney, from the

UK Can Makers, is delivering a presentation entitled ‘The Beverage Can: Latest developments, consumer trends and sustainability benefits’. It will examine the recent advances in drink cans from light-weighting through to innovations in the can’s look and feel. There will also be insights into consumer demand, recycling initiatives and potential transportation cost reductions. Professor Rob Holdway from Giraffe Innovation will be exploring ‘Packaging Design for a One Planet Economy’, introducing the concept of carbon-led eco-design together with case studies of innovative packaging solutions that are sustainable, cost effective and support the efficacy of companies and brands. Packaging Design Challenge For the first time this year, the show will have an entire section dedicated to the Packaging Design Challenge - a competition presenting the most cutting-edge packaging designs from manufacturers, designers and technology providers. The competition will culminate in a presentation of the entrants’ ideas at the Packaging Innovation Hub where visitors will vote to choose their favourite designs. In 2009, the exhibition attracted almost 14,000 visitors from the food and drink industry including representatives from the UK’s top supermarkets - Sainsbury and Tesco - as well as UK and international manufacturers Walkers, Diageo, HJ Heinz, Kellogg Co Europe, Kraft Foods and Northern Foods. To find out more about Pro2Pac or to visit the event, contact Archana Sharma on 020 8910 7189 or visit J



Stand No. D45 Adelphi Healthcare Packaging Olympus House, Mill Green Road , Olympus House, Haywards Heath RH16 1XQ 01444 472300 Specialist stockist and distributor of primary packaging components - containers, closures, dispensing systems and medical devices to the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, veterinary and associated industries. Category: Primary Packaging J Stand No. J24 Aegg Creative Packaging First Floor Rear, 87a Crane Street, Salisbury SP1 2PU 01722 416401 A Creative Packaging Supplier, specialising in Injection molded plastic, Ceramic and glass packaging for Food. Bespoke and standard original designs. Category: Packaging converters J Stand No. A7 Albéa 1 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, Zac des Barbanniers, Gennevilliers, France 92230 00447802 894901 Albéa is a world leading packaging company which provides a wide range of solutions for the make-up, fragrance, skincare, personal & oral care markets. Headquartered in France, Albéa employs 8,200 people and operates with 25 manufacturing facilities in 11 different countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company offers its customers added-value products and services thanks to its solid industrial knowhow, its passion for innovation, its global dimension and its talented people. For more information, please go to our website at: Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J Stand No. B21 Allstat Ltd Unit 10, Bowmans Trading Estate, Bessemer Drive, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2DL 01438 759084 Allstat have been producing superb quality labels for over 30 years. We can design and print multi colour labels for a jar of Chutney or a drum of chemicals. Yes we can provide all your labelling requiremnts, including blank labels and and full overprinting requiremnys. Category: Decorative labels suppliers J Stand No. C2 AMPHOREA Unit 1 Highbank, Halton Street, Hyde, Cheshire SK142NY 1613679093 Amphorea supply from stock buckets, jars, bottles, kegs, drum, IBC, made from plastic steel and glass all from stock. Category: Packaging converters J Stand No. E43 and 45 Aptar Beauty + Home Cygna House, “Opal Drive, Fox Milne”, Milton Keynes MK15 0DF 36

Phone: 0044 1908 352270 Aptar Beauty + Home is a part of the Aptargroup family of companies, along with Aptar Food + Beverage and Aptar Pharma. For more information, visit Aptar Beauty + Home is a part of the Aptargroup family of companies, along with Aptar Food + Beverage and Aptar Pharma. For more information, visit Category: Packaging converters J Stand No. D29 ARKADIAN FLEXIBLE 4 Townend House, High Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1NA 0208 547 3993 Arkadian Flexible is a leading supplier of printed flexible packaging that includes Stand Up Pouches, Block Bottom Bags, Gusseted Bags and Barrier Foil Bags. Category: Packaging services J Stand No. E41 ARMPAC LTD Armpac Ltd, Road One, Winsford Ind. Est.,Windsford CW7 3RW 1606862435 Armpac Ltd is able to offer a complete facility for all your contract packaging reqirements. Whether this be weighing and bagging, flow wrappin, shrink wrapping or hand packing we can provide this service. Category: Contract Packing Services J Stand No. B14 BCP Fluted Packaging Ltd. “Crompton House, Nuttalls Way,” Shadsworth Business Park, Blackburn BB1 2JT BCP...providing you with innovative food packaging solutions. For Food on the Go, Bakery, Confectionery and Paper Cup Wraps, BCP offer an environmental, practical range. Category: Manufacturing J Stand No. B6 BEARDOW ADAMS ADHESIVES 32 Blundells Road, Bradville, Milton Keynes MK13 7HF 01908 574000 Beardow Adams, the UK’s largest hot melt adhesive manufacturer, sells its award winning formulations globally for packaging, labelling, converting, woodworking, bookbinding and product assembly applications. Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J Stand No. A16 Beatson Clark plc The Glass Works, Greasbrough Road, Rotherham S60 1TZ 01709 828141 Leading glass manufacturers Beatson Clark specialise in providing quality glass packaging containers to the pharmaceutical, food, and beverage markets worldwide. Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J Stand No. J23 Beaubury Precision Moulds Telford Close, Rabans Lane, Aylesbury HP19 8DS BLOWMOULDS - BOTTLE DESIGN TOOLING. From bottle concept design, through to complete blowmould industrialisation - Beaubury are the UK’s largest and most

experienced independent manufacturer Category: Mould Manufacturers J Stand No. F36 Beautypack Ltd 42 Woodville Road, Bexhill on Sea TN39 3EU 01424 810099 Beautypack Ltd is a supplier of high quality plastic packaging for the make-up and personal care markets using trusted long-term European manfacturing partners. Category: Packaging converters J Stand No. A2 Benson Group Interlink Park, Bardon, Coalville LE671PE 1530518200 Benson Group, with annual sales exceeding £100million, is one of the UK’s leading privatelyowned printed carton suppliers. It provides packaging for both food and pharmaceutical industries. Category: Packaging converters J Stand No. C29 Berisfords Ltd PO Box 2, Thomas Street, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 1EF 01260 274011 Berisfords are the UK’s largest manufacturer of ribbons, bows and decorative trimmings. Food safe production facilities ensure that Berisfords have a ribbon for all occasions. Category: Manufacturing J Stand No. J16 Bordex Packaging PO Box 38, Schumanpark 67, Apeldoorn NL 7300 AA T +31 (0)55 599 65 00 E: Bordex Packaging is an experienced player in the field of plastic packaging for the food and drinks industry. We use our knowledge of the market proactively to offer high quality products. Each challenge is an opportunity to develop solutions that are continually improving - in all aspects. How do we differentiate ourselves? Our innovative packaging solutions combine excellent protective properties with easy processing, publicity options, minimum impact on the environment and a competitive cost price. Category: Packaging converters J Stand No. J7 British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association St Mary’s Court, The Broadway, Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 0UT 01494 582 013 Looking for contract packers? Come and meet them face to face in the CONTRACT PACK section of the show - the perfect place to find a professional outsourcing partner. Category: Contract Packing Services Stand No. B2 CELLPACK Packaging Rue Burnkich, France, ILLFURTH 68720 Cellpack pachaging is a flexible packaging converter, transforming plastic, films, papers and aluminium, principally destined for the food market. Know-how: rotogravure printing, wax coating, wax and glus lamination, production of cushion pads, flat bags and flat bottomed bags. Category: Packaging converters


Stand No. F42 Chadwicks Chadwicks, Villiers Street, Bury, Greater Manchester BL9 6BS +44 (0)161 763 2100 Chadwicks is part of Clondalkin Group and a supplier of choice for innovative shrink sleeves and a world leader in heat seal pre-cut lid manufacture. Category: Packaging solutions provider/manufacturer J Stand No. B35 CHARPAK LTD Charpak Ltd, 30, St. Peter’s Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 7DG 01480 434434 Designers and manufacturers of plastic thermoformed packaging. Charpak’s packaging is found in all major retail outlets, such as M&S, Sainsbury, John Lewis etc. Category: Packaging converters J Stand No. B4 Chesapeake Branded Packaging Hollingwood Lane, Lidget Green, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 2RQ 01274 420420 Chesapeake Branded Packaging supports some of the world’s most prestigious brands. We produce cartons, labels and tubes - all supported by first-class design and technical skills. Category: Manufacturing J Stand No. A31 Chesapeake Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Packaging 16 East Park Road, Leicester , Leicestershire LE5 4QA 0116 2013300 Chesapeake’s global network supplies a full range of printed pharmaceutical packaging including folding cartons, labels, booklets and leaflets as design services, anti-counterfeiting measures and compliance systems.” Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. B16 Coda Plastics Ltd Folgate Road, North Walsham, Norfolk NR280AJ Innovation-Flexibility-Reliability Coda Plastics Ltd for innovative cost effective packaging solutions. Design, Development and Manufacture all in on one place. Category: Packaging converters J

London SW19 4HE Curtis Packaging is the UK’s foremost creator of sustainable packaging, marrying environmentally friendly materials and latest technology with creative flair to bring retail packs brimming with consumer appeal. Curtis Packaging offer a total, flexible approach - encompassing design, creation, printing, and production of stunning retail packaging and cartons. Clients include a wealth of household names, including major health and beauty brands, retailers, luxury food and gift for packaging that doesn’t cost the earth. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

Stand No. B23 Collcap Packaging Ltd Unit R, Brooklands Way, Basford Lane Industrial Estate, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 7QF COLLCAP launches an exciting e-business, targeting the small business sector, offering a range of primary packaging, in glass and plastic, with no minimum order quantity. Category: Product & packaging development consultancies J

Stand No. C28 Deltaform Ltd & Chiltern Thermoforming Brue Avenue, Colley Lane, Industrial Estate, Bridgwater TA6 5YE Tel number: 01278 410160 Deltaform Group (Deltaform Ltd & Chiltern Thermoforming) design and manufacture bespoke plastic packaging for food and non food applications. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. C27 CONTINENTAL BOTTLE COMPANY Unit 3, Barlow Drive, Woodford Park Ind Est., Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2RB 01606 862525 One of the UK’s top ‘one stop’ premium packaging suppliers for the fragrance and cosmetics market. A huge range of glass bottles and jars, decoration and closures. Catgegory: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J

Stand No. C23 Denny Bros Ltd Kempson Way, Bury, St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7AR Tel: 01284 701381 Whether you’re planning on-pack promotions or need to include more information on-pack without altering existing packaging, Fix-a-Form multi-page labels from Denny Bros provide the solution. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

Stand No. B30 Coster UK Babbage Road, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2EQ 01438 367763 Coster UK is the market leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke and standard Aerosol Valves, Actuators, Spray Caps, Pumps and Aerosol Filling Machinery. Category: Manufacturing J

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service and flexible solutions. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. C6 CLARKE RUBICON LTD Clarke Rubicon Ltd., Telford Way, Stephenson Ind Est., Coalville LE67 3HE 01530-513700 Manufacturers of environmentally responsible rigid presentation packaging having acquired FSC accreditation during 2010. Dominant markets include TV, fiims and computer games, cosmetics, publishing and drinks. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. G48 Creative Packaging 39 Millers Avenue, Brynmenyn Industrial Estate 01656 Brynmenyn, Bridgend CF329TD 720444 Specialising in folding box board & microflute carton design and manufacturer. All manufactured in UK, offering some of the shortest lead times in the industry. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. C7 Clondalkin Group Specialist Packaging Division Land of Green Ginger House, Burma Drive Marfleet Lane, Hull HU9 5SD 01482 785300 Clondalkin Group Specialist Packaging Division is a leading manufacturer of luxury folding cartons, labels, leaflets and outserts to the cosmetics, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Category: Packaging manufacturer J

Stand No. B19 Croxsons Alpha Place, Garth Road, Morden SM4 4LX 020 8337 2945 Croxsons is the leading glass packaging and closures supplier, supplying standard and bespoke packaging solutions for leading food and beverage companies. Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J

Stand No. G51 CM Packaging De Reest 7, P. O. box 24, NL - 8250 AA Dronten, Dronten NL - 8253 PW Tel: +31 (0) 525 681141 CM Packaging develops and produces plastic and metal packaging or packaging combining these materials. CM Packaging’s organisation excels in technological innovation, customised

Stand No. J15 CSPA Box Company Stand No. C20 Cube Plastics Stand No. A30 Curtis Packaging... that does not cost the earth Crownall House, Elm Grove,Wimbledon


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Design Futures Design Futures, Sheffield Hallam University, Furnival Building 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NU 0114 225 6750 A multi-disciplinary packaging design consultancy underpinned by quality design research. Clients include Arla Foods, M&S, Waitrose, Billerud, Bakkavor, Speedibake & Just Puds. Category: Creative design agencies J

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ELAG Flexibles The Croft, Northend, Luckington, Chippenham, SN14 6PN +44 1666 840 429 ELAG Flexibles is a Swiss family-owned company serving worldwide markets. We produce high quality flexible packaging including reel material, bags and pouches. Category: Packaging converters J

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Essel Propack Suite G05, Business & Technology Centre, Bessemer Drive, Stevenage SG1 2DX Essel Propack is a global manufacturer of laminate and extruded plastic tubes customised to the diverse needs of the personal care, oral care, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Category: Manufactoring J

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Europack Marketing Limited Bishops Lynn House, 18, Tuesday Market Place,



Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1JW 01553 660606 - Telephone Number Europack Marketing distributes a range of caps, spraypumps, crimp and snap on, lotion, trigger,airless and foamer pumps for personal care, perfumery and pharmaceutical markets. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

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EXCELSIOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD Parkway Deeside Industrial Park, Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 2NS 01244-833230 Excelsior Tehnologies is todays most modern flexible packaging conversion plant in the UK offering the highest standards in gravure and flexo print, laminates, lidding films and pouches. Our own in-house speciality film extrusion plant enablies vertical integration, control of technology, in-house developments and a competitive edge. Excelsior is the global leader in micro steam cooking solutions. Category: Manufacturing J

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Flexico Packaging Limited Burnt Heath House, Frating Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7SY +44 1206 230 351 Europe’s leading manufacturer of resealable flexible packaging. Offering plastic recloseable, reuseable, recyclable bags with zipper, slider,drawstring or adhesive flap. Wide range of stock bags, or \made to measure\bags to your own specification. Category: Manufacturing J

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Food & Drink Business Magazine Unit 51 Parkwest Enterprise Centre, Parkwest D12, Dublin, D12 Food & Drink Business is the leading management publication throughout the UK and Ireland covering all aspects of food and beverage processing and packaging. Category: Media J

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Glowcroft Contract Packing Unit 1, Williamsport Way, Lion Barn Ind Est Needham Market, Ipswich IP6 8RW We 01449 723330 offer pouch filling, sachet filling (VFFS), carton, bottle and container filling, block bottom bags, flow wrapping, netting and more and we also have an in house design studio to help create the perfect packaging. Category: Contract Packing Services J

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GOP Global One-Pak Ltd Hyde Park House, Cartwright St, HYDE, Cheshire SK14 4EH 0870 011 6874 GOP, suppliers of innovative trigger sprayers and lotion pumps to leading brands and supermarkets. It’s flexible manufacturing enables products to be tailored to customers requirements. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

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Graham Packaging Plastics Ltd Irton House, Tower Estate, Warpsgrove Lane, Chalgrove OX44 7TH +44 (0)1865 893000 Graham Packaging is a Global leader in packag-


ing solutions for rigid plastic containers Category: Packaging converters J

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Guala Dispensing 4 Cheer Close, Whetstone, Leicester, LE8 6ZB Guala Dispensing - market leaders for Trigger Sprays and Pump Dispensers. Category: Product Dispensing J

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Heinz Glas UK Limited Unit 1, Ducketts Wharf, South Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 3AR 01279 656223 Established in 1622, Heinz Glas is a leading innovative manufacturer and one stop shop of high quality flacons for the perfumery and cosmetics market. Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J

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HOFFMANN THE TIN Eisenbahnstrasse 71, Postfach, Thun, CH-3602, Hoffmann produces high quality pocket packs in metal or metal/plastic as well as tins for the tobacco, food and confectionary industry.” Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J

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i2r Packaging Solutions Limited i2r Packaging Solutions Limited, Unit E, Stafford Park 12, Telford TF3 3BJ 0845 3715111 Telford based, award winning i2r Packaging Solutions are the UK’s leading aluminium smooth wall packaging business. Category: Packaging converters J

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Iggesund Paperboard Iggesund Paperboard (Workington) LTD, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 1JX 00 800 50 100 300 Iggesund Paperboard manufactures virgin fibre paperboards “Invercote” SBB (GZ) and “Incada” FBB (GC) which are used to make cartons for luxury and technically demanding cartons. Category: Manufacturing J

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IIC Packaging The Old Town Hall, Church Street, Eccles, 0161 786 1634 Manchester, M30 0LH IIC Packaging is specialised in the production of injection moulded and thermoformed food packaging. We also provide bespoke packaging with our in-house toolshop. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

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Innavisions Plastic Packaging Unit 4, Bank Farm Offices, Leigh, Worcester WR6 5LA 01886 832283 Tamper evident and film seal containers ideal for packaging of food products, offered in round, square, oval and rectangular shapes in plain or decorated formats. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. C9

Integrated Aluminium Components Edward Street, Nelson, Lancs, 01282 699921 BB9 8TY IAC is a world-class specialist manufacturer of pressed and rack anodised aluminium components for the Personal Care and Pharmaceutical industries. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. E48

Intelpack Ltd Units 2 & 3, Stephenson Ind Est, Washington Tyne & Wear NE37 3HR 8450020039 The highest quality 8 colour direct print giving photographic quality, self adhesive labelling, InMould labelling, lightweight, environmentally friendly styles of packaging (Desto & Mono-Lite) Category: Packaging Supplier J

Stand No. C31

INVOPAK Invopak, Hyde Point, Dunkirk Lane, Hyde, SK14 4PL Invopak are the UK s largest distributor of rigid Packaging containers from 30ml to 1000 Litres with depots in Glasgow, Manchester Warwick and Ireland. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. D39

ITC Packaging P.I.El Retiro, Valladolid, 8, Ibi (Alicante) Spain 3440 / +34966554056 ITC Packaging, first company in Spain to merit BRC certification by EFSIS. Specialists in the development of customised packaging for the food industry, ITC also produces an extensive range of standard PP, PET and PS containers. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. C14

Item Products 101 Park Street, Luton, Beds, LU1 3HG +44 (0)1582 391898 Manufacturers of plastic carry HANDLES, WHEELS, clips and LOCKING DEVICES for carton board and corrugated cartons. Branded and HEAVY DUTY handles. P.O.S. HOOKS, RIVETS, closures. Category: Manufactoring J

Stand No. B22

James Townsend & Sons Ltd PO Box 12, Musgrave House, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2AB James Townsend are the leading Wet Glue label supplier in the UK. Printing both Cut & Stack Litho and Reel Fed Flexo labels on a range of substrates including specialist papers and a full range of plastic films all of which can be tailored and finished to your requirements. Category: Print & pre-press J

Stand No. A19 Jubb UK Limited

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Kartonagenwerk Leipzig Land GmbH Kartonagenwerk Leipzig Land GmbH, Göhrener Straße 9 4463, Großpösna +49 034297729510 Consultation, development, production and distribution of individual packaging solutions for primary- and secondary packaging, one-piece packaging for transportation and sale Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J


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KIV Cosmetic Packaging KIV Cosmetic Packaging, Waldweg 18-20, Neuhaus am Rennweg 98724 0049/3679-720606-871 0049/3679-72606-859 KIV Cosmetic Packaging offer attractive and innovative plastic packaging. We design and produce standards as well as tailor made customized bottles in extra-ordinary shape. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

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KLOCKE KLOCKE 7 rue Kant STRASBOURG - FRANCE F-67000 T. 0033 3 88 45 33 10 or F. 0033 3 88 45 33 11 Specialized in contract packaging for the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries, the Klocke group is offering various methods of packaging : blister or sachet. Category: Contract Packing Services J

Stand No. C21

Knoll Printing & Packaging, Inc. 149 Eileen Way, Syosset, NY, USA 11791 516-621-0100 Knoll Printing & Packaging, a leader in the packaging industry, has delivered awarding winning, innovative and creative packaging solutions for more than 26 years. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. H37

Kornelis Caps & Closures Eesveenseweg 2, P.O. Box 13, Steenwijk 8332 JB 31521512741 Kornelis Caps & Closures specialises in development and production of plastic caps & closures. Besides custom-made products, Kornelis offers a wide range of standard caps Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. D31

Korsnäs AB N/a N/a, Gävle, SE 801 81 +46 (0) 26 15 10 00 Korsnäs is one of Sweden’s leaading forestry companies focusing on production of high quality cartonboard and paper products. Korsnäs i a KInnevik company. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. A18

Kurz Garnet Close, Greycaine Industrial Estate, Watford, Herts WD24 7JW 01923 249988 Kurz is the leading maufacturer worlwide of stamping foil, supplying; hot and cold stamping foil; holograms for decoration, brand protection and government security; thermal transfer ribbons; coding and marking foil, foils for decorating plastic surfaces along with stamping machinery and dies. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. A1

Lageen Tuboplast Ltd Kibbutz Yagur, 30065 Lageen Tuboplast is a plastic and aluminum tubes’ producer for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical markets. Lageen is well known for its direct print excellent performances Category: Manufacturing J Leeways Packaging Ltd Leeways Packaging Ltd, Lobstock, Churcham,

Stand No. B27

MegaPlast MegaPlast Im Oberdorf 29, VillingenSchwenningen 78052 +49 7721 91940 MegaPlast offers a wide range of airless dispensers, suitable for a variety of formulas such as creams, gels, emulsions, pastes and lotions. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

Lemonpath Limited Unit 1, Wanlip Road, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1PD 1162645000 Lemonpath is a full service provider specialising in Contract packing services. Offering a highly flexible and reliable service, able to handle unlimited volumes.Lemonpath should be your first call for Contract packing. Category: Contract Packing Services J

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MPF Group The Slough, Studley, Warwickshire, B80 7EN 01527 520005 MPF Group are based in the West Midlands split over 2 sites. We specialise in contract packing, distribution, storage, print, packaging and recruitment. Category: Contract Packing Services J

Leyprint Leyland Lane, Leyland, Lancashire PR25 1UT 01772 425000 Printed Folding Cartons. Innovative and Unique 3D Packaging. Fully Compostable Water-Based P/E Alternative Coatings For Direct Contact Food Packaging. Window-Patching Foil-Blocking Category: Manufacturing J

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London Fancy Box

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Gloucester GL2 8AN 01452 750487 Leeways Packaging Ltd, a leading manufacturer of thermoformed food contact plastic packaging. We also offer an extensive range of bespoke and stock products for all food and non food sectors. Category: Manufacturing J

LUMSON via TESINO 62 via Tesino 64 Capergnanica (CR) ITALY 26010 Lumson is the italian Manufacture of Standard Cosmetic Packaging; Lumson designs and produces all the cosmetic collections and all their accessories and decorations. Category: Cosmetic Packaging Manufacture J

Stand No. A20

M&H PLASTICS London Road, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 8TS +44 (0) 1502 715518 M&H Plastics is one of the premier suppliers of plastic components and manufacture bottles, jars, flexible tubes and closures for many market sectors Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. D41

Manuplastics Ltd 13-15 Lombard Road, Merton, London SW19 3TZ Manuplastics specilises in the design and manufacture of high quality injection moulded standard/custom Jars primarily for the personnel healthcare and food industries. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. C8

Measom Freer 37-41 Chartwell Drive, Wigston, Leicester LE18 2FL 0116 2881588 Measom Freer is a leading manufacturer of quality stock and custom moulded plastic bottles, caps, jars, boxes, measuring scoops, spray & gel pumps, spatulas, fasteners and spoons. The company offers services including custom moulding, CAD-CAM and 3D design to customers requirements. in house tool making and screen printing. Category: Packaging converters J

Menshen Packaging UK ltd Unit 3, Raleigh Walk, Cardiff CF10 4LN 02920 473147 Manufacture and designer of standard/custom injection moulded caps and closures. All market types covered inc flexible packaging (Pouches) Category: Manufacturing J

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M-real Zanders GmbH M-real Zanders GmbH, An der Gohrsmuehle, Bergisch Gladbach - Germany 51465 Unrivalled in Europe: M-real Zanders label and flexible packaging papers - Whatever you’re looking for, we have it: Chromolux, Zanlabel gloss, Zanlabel pure, Zanlabel tac, Zanlabel met and BRANDNEW: Zanflex! Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J

Stand No. G55

Multi Labels Ltd Sopwith Way, Drayton Fields Ind Est, Daventry Northants NN11 8PB 01327 301181 A multi award winning family owned printer supplying premium self adhesive labels to the beverage, food, horticultural and personal care sectors. Category: Decorative labels suppliers J

Stand No. D48

Multitubes Vlasblomweg 11, 1521 PW Wormerveer, Amsterdam, Holland 31756572493 Multitubes Europes number 1, tube manufacturer. We offer fast deliveries, competitive prices and excellent quality, if are buying or looking to buy tubes get a quote from Multitubes. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. B13

Nekem Ltd Nekem Ltd, Trinity Street, Hull HU3 1JR 01482 223424 Supplier of high quality glass and plastic bottles with a wide range held in stock. Specialists in managing your product from concept to delivery. Category: Distributor J

Stand No. C15

Neopac The Tube Hoffmann Neopac AG, Neopac , The Tube, Burgdorfstrasse 22 3672, Oberdiessbach, Switzerland


39 Neopac is the worldwide specialist for development and production of Polyfoil® high barrier tubes. They are a leading tube provider in the premium segments of the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and dental industries. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. H52

Neville and More Unit 15, Oakhurst Business Park, Southwater, West Sussex RH13 9RT 01403 732290 Neville and More is totally focussed in the supply of innovative and appealing bottles, jars, closures, dispensers, spray pumps and lotion pumps direct from our extensive stock. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

Stand No. A10

New Vision Packaging Suite 9, Headlands Business Centre, 10 Headlands, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 7HP 01536 529361 N/A New Vision Packaging specialises in Retail Packaging Solutions for confectionery and toiletries. Providing clients with a customer focused and design led approach to packaging procurement. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

Stand No. A26

Otto Cosmetic Werner- von- Siemens- Straße 3, GroßRohrheim, Groß- Rohrheim 68649 +44 (0) 844 335 8379 Otto Cosmetic are contact fillers to the Personal Care, Healthcare and Industrial markets with mixing and lab facilities for filling into plastic bottles and stand up pouches with spoutes. Otto are Europes largets filler of stand up pouches . Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. A24

Package In Limited Homefield Road, Suffolk, Haverhill CB9 8QP 0870 950 7929 Package In Limited Number one for bespoke box manufacturing and the supply of general packaging materials and products. Please dont hesitate to talk to anyone of our freindly Sales Team. Category: Contract Packing Services J

Stand No. J25

Packaging Today John Carpenter House, John Carpenter Street, London, EC4Y 0AN Packaging Today Magazine provides Europe’s packaging professionals with an unrivalled mix of news and features on key factors affecting their industry - everything from corporate developments to news on machinery, packaging materials and packs. Category: Media J

Stand No. D44

Paper from G F Smith G F Smith, Ockwood Street, Hull, hu2 0hl 01482 323503 Coloured paper/Metallic paper/Cotton paper/Textured paper/Paper for packaging/Duplexing/Watermarked paper/Smooth paper/Marbled paper/C6 & DL envelopes/Handmade envelopes/Recycled papers/ Stationery papers/Cut sizes/Fsc papers/Carbon neutral papers/Wind power


papers/Digital papers/Embossed papers/Coated paper Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J

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Paperboard Products KUS Industrial Estate, Manor Lane, Hawarden Flintshire CH5 3PJ 01244 576873 Paperboard Products manufactures paper plates and dual ovenable board ready meal tray at its BRC facility in North Wales Category: Manufactoring J

Stand No. A5

Papillon Ribbon & Bows (UK) Ltd 22 Dalston Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1BU 0208-206-1898 Papillon are market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of innovative packaging. We manufacture and print ribbon, bows and collapsible boxes including pouches amongst many. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. J20

PET Power Hermelijnweg 2, Hermelijnweg 2, Etten-Leur 4877 AE 0031(0)76-5038283 PET Power is a manufacturer of PET containers for the Food, Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical markets. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. B7

Pipi Print & Packaging Ltd 10 Bardolph Street East, Leicester, England Leicester LE4 6EG tel: 0116 2669242 Innovators in decorative and pharmaceutical packaging. Pipi offers a comprehensive solution for printed cartons, self adhesive labels, miniature leaflets, swing tags and artwork origination. Category: Packaging converters and decorative labels suppliers J

Stand No. E50

Planned Packaging Films Limited 14, School Lane, Sandiway, Northwich, CW8 2NH Planned Packaging Films provide high quality flexible packaging materials produced by their principals in Germany, Kobusch-Sengewald GmbH (part of the Pregis group of companies). Category: Packaging converters J

Business Park, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5JL 01480 308500 2010 Plastics Industry Awards Winners, Plastribution are distributors of the SANZIP reclosable zipper range in the UK and Europe. Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J

Stand No. D52

POLLARD BOXES Feldspar Close, Enderby, Leicester LE19 4SD 0116 2752666 We specialise in design and manufacture of innovative presentation packaging. Rigid board constructions and cartons in board or plastic are produced at our Leicester site Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. B11

Pont Europe Pont Packaging BV, Rondebeltwew 22, Almere, The Netherlands 1329 BB Almere 0031 36 539 4510 Pont Europe is the leading wholesaler/distributor of plastic container packaging throughout Europe. Pont has regional office/distribution hubs in Holland, France, Germany and the UK. Category: Wholesaler and distributor J

Stand No. J27

PPS PET PACKAGING SOLUTION AG CH 6330 Cham, PPS Pet Packaging Solution AG Luzernerstr.11, PO box 793 Cham CH www.petpackag6330 0041 417843070 Producer of PETwide-mouth jars/bottles,clear or coulored, necksrange 18-127 mm volumes 20-8000 ml, closures in various shapes with/without sp/IHS layers Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. A3

PrimePac Ltd 2 Caulside Drive, Newpark Industrial Estate, Antrim, BT41 2DU PrimePac Ltd manufacture plastic bottles and containers. A comprehensive range is available from our standard range from 60ml to 5 litres. Containers manufactured in PE, PP and PET. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. A6

Printing & Packaging

Stand No. A14

Plasticum Group Stanford Tuck Road, Norfolk, United Kingdom North Walsham NR28 0TY Plasticum Group is a European manufacturer of innovative plastic packaging solutions. We offer CAPS, CLOSURES and CLUBES for Personal Care, Food and Home Care markets. Category: Manufacturing J

PROMENS Ellough, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7TB, UK Promens Personal & Healthcare Packaging is a European major player in developing and producing plastic packaging dedicated to luxury, personal care, OTC and pharmaceutical markets. Promens offers a large range of innovative packaging: bottles, jars and systems. Promens Personal & Healthcare Packaging totalises 120 million Euros revenue and merges 11 production plants: 9 in Western Europe and 2 in Eastern Europe. Category: Packaging converters J

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Plastribution Ltd SANZIP Re-closeable Zipper, Plastribution Ltd, Unit 1, Magellan House, Compass Point

Propak Packaging The Maltings, The Common, Grendon Atherstone, CV9 2DH 01827 711333 Propak Packaging based in Istanbul a major converter of Flexible packaging for Food Use


covering Film and Paper based Laminates both in Gravure & Flexo . Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. C18

QUADPACK UK 3 Square Rigger Row, Plantation Wharf, 0207 326 8640 LondonSW11 3TZ Quadpack, one of Europe’s fastest growing independent packaging groups, is reknowned for supplying Packaging Solutions for the Cosmetics & Beauty markets. Our wholly owned network of 12 offices supported by our own sourcing operation in Asia provide a wide range of standard and customised primary packaging solutions. Category: Primary packaging supplier J

Stand No. E44

Qualvis Print & Packaging 854 Melton Road, Thurmaston, Leicester LE4 8BT Qualvis are one of the largest family owned companies supplying the food, cosmetic and multi media industries with high quality cartons and sleeves for over 25 years. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. H51

R3 9 Enterprose Court, Nelson Park Industrial Estate, Cramlington, Northumberland NE23 1LZ 01670 715 505 R3 Packaging Pre- Media Supplier. Clients range from blue chip to start up brands. Services include Artwork Proofing Reprographics Workflows and Flexographic Platemaking including NX. Category: Print & pre-press J

Stand No. J11 Recipharm

Stand No. J29

Retail Packaging magazine 2nd Floor Ewer House, 44-46 Crouch St CO1 1SQ 01206 506249 Colchester Retail Packaging is essential reading for both manufacturers and end-users, targeting core decision makers and keeping readers informed with the latest news and developments. Category: Media J

Stand No. D46

Roma International Lady Lane Industrial Estate, Hadleigh, Suffolk, 01473 823279 IP7 6BQ Roma provides a total packaging service for the cosmetic and toiletry industry. Products and services include glass and plastic bottles, jars, closures, metalising and printing. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

Stand No. C1

Royston Labels Ltd Unit 18, Orchard Road Industrial Estate, Hertfordshire SG8 5HD Royston 01763 212020 Specialist, self adhesive label manufacturer, with a real passion for undertaking collaborative projects with customers in order to achieve unique label decoration and functionality. Category: Decorative labels suppliers J

Stand No. F44

RPC Bramlage Wiko Uk RPC Bramlage Wiko, Artisan Road, Crown

Business Park, Old Dalby, le14 3nq +44 (0)870 751 6670 RPC Bramlage-Wiko designs and produces a range of standard and bespoke dispensing systems for the personal care, pharmaceutical, and food markets. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. G49

RPC Containers Ltd - UK Injection Moulding C/O Gallamore Lane, Market Rasen, 01673 840 200 Lincolnshire LN8 3HZ RPC UK Injection Moulding sites offer a wide range of stock containers from 5ml to 25 Litre in addition to specialist bespoke plastic packaging design and manufacturing in the UK. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. B34

SA Labels Ltd Station Road, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 0ED 01535 646177 SA Labels - International Award Winning Printers of High Quality Pressure Sensitive Labels and Home of Ultraflex, the World’s First \No Design Compromise\Printing Press. Category: Decorative labels suppliers J

Stand No. B24

SACO Ltd - Specialist anodising Co New Hall Works, Elm Street, Burnley, BB10 1NY 01282 412500 Saco founded 1985 is Europes largest leading designer and manufacturer of aluminium caps shrouds and specific function caps for the cosmetic industry. With two factories we offer component design, in house tooling, pressing, assembly and a a unique anodising service, which guarantees the highest quality to the customer as it is a once company process from design to delivery. Category: Product & packaging development consultancies J

Stand No. G44

SCA Packaging SCA Packaging, Lynn Lane, Shenstone, Lichfield WS14 0DZ 01543 482 482 We work with some of the biggest names in the UK and across Europe to create effective and innovative packaging and point of sale marketing solutions. Category: Packaging solutions J

Stand No. F43

Scandolara UK Limited 89 Grangewood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2SX Established in 1919, Scandolara produces Aluminium, Laminated and Plastic tubes for the Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical, Food and Industrial markets, from 5 different European production plants. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. B18

Seddon Boxes Unit 1, Bromley House, Pytchley Lodge Road, Kettering NN15 6JQ Telephone 01536 517303 n/a Manufacturers of high quality rigid boxes and jigsaw puzzles. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. F37

Seufert Transparente Verpackungen GmbH Seufert Transparente Verpackungen GmbH, Hans-Sachs-Str. 3, Rodgau (Germany) 63110 We showcase your products with clear and translucent packaging that creates the strongest visual impression, communicates your brand and supports value perception at the point of sale. Category: Packaging converters J

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SHB Packaging SHB GmbH, Rossfelder Str. 64 Germany, Crailsheim 74564 SHB is the leading company in innovation standard packaging for the cosmetic market in bottles and caps. Category: Product & packaging development consultancies J

Stand No. B29

Shorewood Packaging a business of International Paper 26 Rassau Industrial Estate, Ebbw Vales, South Wales NP23 5SD Shorewood Packaging, a business of International Paper offers full range of services and products from creative services, prepress, bespoke packaging, printing and converting. Category: Creative Design, Prepress, Print Manufacturing and Converting J

Stand No. B12

Simply Cartons Ltd Perry Road, Nottingham NG5 1GQ Tel No. 0115 9422112 We aren’t boring we have the Box Factor what’s the Box Factor? Well you will just have to come and see us to find out! Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. B32

Smith & McLaurin Ltd Cartside Mill, Kilbarchan PA10 2AF +44 (0) 1505 707700 Smith & McLaurin Ltd is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of materials for self-adhesive labels, tickets and tags, specialty communication media and thermal products. Category: label materials manufacturer J

Stand No. B20

SOCOPLAS Strada Savonesa, 8 Frazione Rivalta Scrivia, TortonaItaly 15050 Tubes, bottles and jars. PE tubes 19-60mm, printed, foiled, labelled. Bottles PE, PET, PVC 5ml-5l. Oxygen barrier hot-fill recyclable PET jars, bottles Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. C24

Spectra Packaging Unit 2 Broadway Drive, Halesworth IP19 8QR 01986 834190 Spectra Packaging is a dynamic and flexible company specialising in manufacturing and decorating high quality packaging for the toiletries and cosmetics industry. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. A34

STAEGER CLEAR PACKAGING LTD 215 Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry CV4 9AP 024 76464566


41 Based in Coventry, Staeger Clear Packaging is a group member of one of Europe’s premier manufacturers of high quality transparent packaging. It is highly respected supplier to the UK, Confectionery, Personal Care, Food and Horticultural markets. Materials processed include environmentally friendly, rPET, extruded on site at the HQ in Switzerland. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

Stand No. D54

Sterilin Packaging Products Sterilin Limited, Parkway, Pen y Fan ind est, Newport NP12 3EF +44 (0)844 3737 The Sterilin brand is synonymous with quality, reliability and user safetyand offers a wide range of products for the pharmaceutical, clinical and industrial packaging industries. Category: Manufacturing J

Stand No. E40

STO Stoelzle Flaconnage Ltd Stoelzle Flaconnage Ltd, Weeland Road Knottingley, wf 11 8 ap 1977607124 Uk’s only Manufacturer of Prestige and Beauty products; production in flint glass and feeder colour,decoration in screen printing , spraying and foil bocking is on site Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J

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Surepak limited Willow Drive, Sherwood Business Park, Annesley, Nottingham ng15 0dp 01623 758288 Surepak will exhibit innovative retail packaging, that not only displays and protects your products, but can also become a powerful marketing tool. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. A15

Swiss Prime Pack Ltd 33 Dosthill Road, Two Gates, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77 1HZ 0870 241 0285 SwissPrimePack offers extrusion, thermoform and injection-moulding technology for the manufacture of high quality food packaging, together with a compliment of decoration possibilities. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

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Taylor Davis Limited Moat Road, West Wilts Trading Estate, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 4JF TEL: 01373 864324 On behalf of leading European manufacturers, Taylor Davis offer a wide variety of rigid plastic and metal contianers from 20ml bottles to 1000 litre IBC’s. Category: distributors of plastic and metal packaging. J

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Thames Plastic Bottles

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The Bag N Box Man Ltd Unit 1, West Street, Shutford, Banbury, Oxon OX15 6PH 01295 788522 Packaging supermarket, offering bags, boxes, wrapping and packing either plain or printed. All available from stock no minimum order value 42

Category: Packaging Supermarket J

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THE BOX Tin Packaging Specialists 16 Grange Close, Ticknall, Derby DE73 7LF 01332 864141 Tin, the perfect way of promoting your products. Tin packaging is not only functional but provides perceived added value. Visit us to see our packaging solutions. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

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The Packaging Society

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Think Tank Media your creative production partner 6 Highbridge Wharf , Greenwich, London SE10 9PS Think Tank Media for over 10 years has been providing bespoke creative packaging and promotional products tailor made to to suit your idea, design and budget

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Tinplate Products Ltd Suite 2, Davis House Lodge, Causeway Trading Estate, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3JB Manufacturers and Suppliers of METAL Packaging. From plain stock tins to printed embossed specialised shapes. Any quantity, any size. Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J

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Tinware Direct Crow Hill Farm, Wilden, Bedford MK44 2QS 01234 772001 Tinware Direct, UK’s leading supplier of bespoke packaging for all industries. Hundreds of shapes and sizes available. Tinware also has an extensive stock range. Category: Smart packaging solutions providers J

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TKVK Associates Ltd

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Toly Products (UK) Ltd 9, Station Road, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1NG +44 (0) 1628 498800 Toly is one of the world leading luxury packaging manufacturer in the cosmetics, fragrance and skin care industries. We provide creative solutions for the cosmetics packaging industry. Toly has the ability to take a concept through design, prototyping, tool making and development into manufacturing. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. D56

Tungate Group Brookhouse Way, Cheadle, Stoke On Trent Staffs ST10 1SR 01538 755755 Innovative, established and highly respected manufacturers of printed sachet laminate, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging products for niche brands. Category: Packaging converters J

Stand No. E51

Tu-Plast Tube Producing Ltd. Kishegyesi street 265. Debrecen H-4031

Tu-Plast Ltd. is a swiss owned plastic tube manufacturer of mono and coextruded PE tubes for Europes high level cosmetics and household industry. Category: Packaging materials J

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UNETTE GROUP Unit 11, Huntsbank Industrial Estate, Crewe Road Willaston Crewe, CW2 6QT 01270 668886 Contract filler the UNETTE GROUP offers a range of flexible single use Tear-Top Tubes from 0.5ml to 100ml, printed up to seven colours. Category: Contract Packing Services J

Stand No. B28

VETROPLAS PACKAGING LTD Chalk Hill Cottage, 19 Rosary Road, Norwich NR1 1SZ Vetroplas packaging is a supplier of high quality glass and plastic components and accessories for the personal care and skin care markets. Category: Cosmetic packaging J

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VIMER UK 268 Bath Road, Regus House, Slough, SL1 4DX 1753725444 Vimer wide experience in printing folding cartons for companies all over Europe. From design to productions all processes are in house. We have FSC and PEFC certifications. Category: Print & pre-press J

Stand No. E42

Walki P.O.Box 40 337601 Valkeakoski, Finland Walki producer of technical laminates and protective packaging materials, specialising in products for markets as diverse as energy saving construction facings to barrier packaging applications. Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J

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WIDDOWSON GROUP Mill Lane Industrial Estate, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8DX 0116 232 2666 The Widdowson Group - delivering a cost effective logistical solution through a first class service, ensuring clients increase their profitability, without compromising service levels. Category: Contract Packing Services J

Stand No. A12 Shuiji industrial Zone ,Tianbian Manage district, Shipai Town, Dongguan 523333 86 769 8170 2288 and fax 769 8653 5777 Dongguan City Jinhli Can Co.,Ltd specializes in tinplate products mamufacturing , 2700 employees , was built 1999 ,one of biggest tinbox manufacturer in China ! Category: Innovative materials suppliers (polymers, paper, card, metal, glass etc) J

Stand No. J26 C/ Mejia Lequerica 18, 5A, Madrid, 28004 +34 91 5590901 WEBpackaging is the online communications platform for connecting packaging buyers and suppliers. WEBpackaging has been connecting packaging buyers and suppliers since 1996. Category: Media J


Unilever Unveils Ambitious Sustainability Plan nilever has announced plans to decouple U its future growth from environmental impact. The food and consumer goods giant has pledged to halve the environmental footprint of its products; help 1 billion people to take action to improve their health and wellbeing, mostly in developing countries, over the next 10 years; and to source 100% of its agricultural raw materials sustainably. “We have ambitious plans to grow the company. But growth at any price is not viable. We have to develop new ways of doing business which will ensure that our growth does not come at the expense of the world’s diminishing natural resources,” explains Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever. Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan sets out over 50 social, economic and environmental targets. It will see Unilever, whose

global brands include Dove, achieve by or before 2020 Omo, Knorr and Lipton, include: halve the greenhouse gas * sourcing 100% of its agriemissions, water and waste cultural raw materials susused not just by the compatainably including, by ny in its direct operations, 2015, 100% sustainable but also by its suppliers and palm oil; consumers. * changing the hygiene Over two-thirds of greenhabits of 1 billion people house gas emissions and in Asia, Africa and Latin half the water used in Paul Polman, chief executive of America so that they wash Unilever products’ lifecycle Unilever. their hands with Lifebuoy come from consumer use, soap at key times during so this is a major commitment on an the day - helping to reduce diarrhoeal disunprecedented scale. ease, the world’s second biggest cause of “People tell us they want to reduce their infant mortality; environmental impact but find it hard to * making safe drinking water available change their behaviour and don’t know how to half a billion people by extending they can make a difference,” says Paul sales of its low-cost in-home water Polman. “By halving the total carbon, water purifier, Pureit, from India to other and waste impact of our products, primarily countries; through innovation in * improving livelihoods in developing counthe way we source, make tries by working with Oxfam, Rainforest and package them, we Alliance and others to link over 500,000 can help people make a smallholder farmers and small-scale dissmall difference every tributors into its supply chain. time they use them. As Paul Polman sees no conflict between our products are used 2 Unilever achieving its sustainability goals billion times a day in and growing its business. “We are already nearly every country in finding that tackling sustainability chalthe world, our con- lenges provides new opportunities for sussumers’ small actions tainable growth: it creates preference for our add up to make a big brands, builds business with our retail cusdifference.” tomers, drives our innovation, grows our Other key goals markets and, in many cases, generates cost Unilever plans to savings.” J

Seymour Launches its New Fireproof Tempro

empro from SMI is one of the most therT mally efficient and lightweight insulation materials available today. Tempro is extensive-

ly used as a thermal barrier in SMI’s ColdStop which is a revolutionary alternative to the old plastic strip curtains traditionally used in cold rooms and freezers to save energy and CO2. Cold Stop provides a cost effective thermal barrier to the ambient air when a door is left open or in use. Cold-Stop reduces the duty on evaporator equipment allowing optimum settings to quickly achieve an internal working temperature and has proven energy savings of up to 33% in freezers. A fireproof version of SMI’s famous Tempro thermal material has been manufactured for the last 44

three months and is now included in all the company’s Tempro product range to BS5867 Pt2:1980 Type B using BS 5438: 1076 Test standard. In addition to this significant advance; SMI can now offer Cold-Stop, which was conceived over twenty years ago, with Bio-Gard vision panels consisting of a 2mm thick PVC with Di Iso-hexyl Phthalate Plasticisers that kill 99% of all illness causing pathogenic bacteria. The same high thermal standards and all other aspects of Cold-Stop remain the same. For further information contact Seymour Manufacturing International on Tel +44 (0)1952 730630 or E-mail’ J


food and drink business europe  

dec jan issue 2011

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