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Growers cut costs with local distribution centre

01 April 2010

Following its recent marketing campaign in Scotland, plastics packaging manufacturer, Sharp Interpack has opened a distribution centre in Carnoustie to serve the Scottish market

Working with principal Scottish growers Sharp Interpack’s new distribution centre will offer packaging for the Scottish soft fruits sector, seven days per week.

With production plants in Kent, Somerset and Bristol, and bases in The Netherlands and Spain to serve Europe, Sharp Interpack has identified Scotland as a key growth market.

Gemma Clayhills-Henderson, Packing Hall Manager, at Geoffrey Bruce, a grower for Berry Gardens comments, “We welcome the opening of the new distribution centre in Carnoustie – as a company that supplies to local markets, we are also keen to purchase from a local source.

“Based in Perthshire, we are quite some distance from the majority of UK food packaging providers and as a result haulage costs are always on the agenda. Sharp Interpack’s decision to open in Scotland offers continuity of supply from a relatively local distribution centre, reducing our haulage costs.”

Andrew Copson, deputy managing director at Sharp Interpack adds, “Scotland is an important and growing market for us. We have relationships with Scottish growers spanning several years. Our decision to open a distribution centre in Scotland was a strategic one to serve this market long term.”


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