FDBusiness.com

AJS Labels to open Leeds factory next week

 Breaking News
  • Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste. Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, comments: “Our vision is a world [...]...
  • Three Meals a Day – The Key to Boosting Digestive Health Markets? The traditional pattern of breakfast, lunch and dinner may hold the key to boosting digestive health markets, according to Kerry Group, the makers of the leading probiotic, GanedenBC30®. A new GanedenBC30 report notes that 85% of consumers say they are interested in buying products with digestive health benefits, but only 45% actually do.1 Additional insights report on key [...]...
  • Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and BrewDog are the UK’s Fastest Growing Brands Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and BrewDog are growing in value faster than any other UK brands, according to the 2019 BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable UK Brands, announced by WPP and Kantar. Vodafone remains the UK’s most valuable brand, worth US$26.5 billion (£21.5 billion), followed by HSBC and Shell. Deliveroo, at no.50 after increasing its value 54% [...]...
  • Arla Foods Ingredients Obtains GRAS Approval For Alpha-lactalbumin in Infant Formula Arla Foods Ingredients has obtained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) approval relating to its use of alpha-lactalbumin in infant formula. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued the company with a GRAS Notice known as a ‘no objection letter’. It states that it has no questions regarding the safety of fractionated whey protein concentrate [...]...
  • Java Republic is ‘Beverage Company of the Year 2019’ in Ireland Java Republic won the award of Beverage Company of the Year at the recent 2019 Food & Drink Business Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate the very best in food and drink manufacturing, retail, and food service across the island of Ireland. The Awards recognise the very best in the industry across 18 categories. For Java Republic winning Beverage [...]...

AJS Labels to open Leeds factory next week

November 09
10:35 2013

AJS Labels is to open a new plant as part of a £2.5m investment on building work and machinery.

The company, based in Littlehampton, West Sussex, is to due to open its new facility in Leeds, staffed by 27 people and a line up of high-tech machinery, next week.

This includes one of the the latest digital presses from HP, the 6600 with in-line printing, an eight-colour conventional label printing machine and a Digicon finishing line from AB Graphic.

“We always invested in kit but needed to look at the fabric of a factory,” said managing director Andrew Scrimgeour. “Customers want a contingency in case a plant burns down or people go ill.

“Also many of our customers in the north are concerned about carbon footprints and producing locally in more environment friendly.

“We also want to ensure perfect operation with no breakdowns, slow responses or gridlocks. This plant has been deep cleaned, has air conditioning, excellent security and a dedicated digital room.”

When Scrimgeour took over the company four years ago it had lost £254,000 the previous year. The Littlehampton base has around 60 staff and now has a turnover of £7m.

“We want to push the digital side into new realms of personalisation and augmented reality. Big brand owners are looking to differentiate through digital imaging and 3D work.

“But I have no big turnover ambitions: if you satisfy customers, growth will come. We are privately owned and financed, break every target we set and don’t have to answer to venture capitalists.”

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 1, 2019PPMA Total Show
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
  • November 18, 2019Plastics Caps and Closures Conference 2019
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Food Packaging

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements