Complete Core Business Solutions has announced the launch of a new business targeting contract pack and filling opportunities in the UK’s £21.5billion food and drink sector.
It is hoped that Complete Co-packing Services Limited will fill, pack, store and distribute food, drink and organic products on behalf of many of Europe’s leading retail brands. With a purpose built clean room, facilities include; automated sealing, liquid filling, mixing and blending, pasteurisation, pouch, bottle, jar and sachet filling of capsules, powders, granules and liquids, testing of PH levels and solids, order pick, pack and dispatch and pallet storage and distribution.
Complete Co-packing Services Limited has already secured Soil Association and SALSA (Safe and Local Supply Agreement) accreditation. They are also members of the Organic Trade Board and British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association.
Steve Nicholls, Managing Director of Complete Co-packing Services Limited says: “The UK food, drink and organic industries are growing rapidly, particularly liquids which are proving very popular with health conscious consumers. These are incredibly diverse sectors that include both global brands and thriving small businesses, many of whom depend upon outsource partners to assemble, fill, pack, store and distribute their products.”
“With some 6000 businesses at the heart of the food chain, we believe that Complete Co-Packing Services Limited can provide an essential bridge between the manufacturer, retailer and consumer for the hundreds of businesses that currently outsource their filling, packing, assembly and distribution. What’s more, given the food and drink sector is a key element of British manufacturing, we are keen to exploit the opportunities relating to export as the industry plans to build exports to £5 billion with a aspecific focus on China, now the second largest non-EU market.”
According to the Food and Drink Federation, the UK food and drink industry is worth an estimated £21.5billion with exports having doubled over the last ten years to £12.8billion. The industry includes some 6360 manufacturers and employs around 400,000 people. Accounting for some 16% of UK manufacturing, the food and drink sector is similar in size to automotive and aerospace combined.
The organic and super-food market is then worth an estimated £1.79 billion in sales in the UK. The 2014 organic market report released by the Soil Association highlights key areas of growth in online retail, independent outlets and a shift towards younger consumers during 2014. The report predicts a positive future for the UK organic market.
Business Development Manager, Rachel Sugarman will lead the campaign to drive business growth at Complete Co-packing Services Limited. She says: “Customer service is at the heart of our business. Our goal is to build partnerships with our suppliers and customers to deliver a high-quality, innovative service that surpasses customer expectations. We will deliver a complete bespoke solution to meet our clients needs and our aim is to be the contract packer of choice for food and drink manufacturers in the UK."