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IPS Acquires FoodPack

IPS, the UK’s market leading co-packing business has announced an agreement to take over FoodPack Limited as from Monday 3rd December 2018. The terms of the agreement, including consideration, have not been disclosed.

IPS is already the market leader in co-packing and by acquiring FoodPack its expanded business is significantly extending the company’s overall service offering. FoodPack operates from an 80,000 sq. ft. facility and 9 acre site in St Helens Lancashire and employs over 150 staff. Turnover in 2018 is over £14 million.

Culina Group Acquires Robsons (of Spalding)

Culina Group has announced the acquisition of Robsons (of Spalding) as from Monday 2nd July 2018. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

The acquisition is a logical next step for both businesses and it made strong commercial sense for Culina Group to bring Robsons (of Spalding) into the family.

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How DID that get there? – Co-Packing

If I were to say the word ‘Co-Packing’ to you, you would be forgiven for thinking I was talking about the joint effort to get the suitcases ready for the annual family holiday. When in actual fact I would be talking about the 3rd party logistics process in which a co-packing company receives a product from a manufacturer (sometimes in its raw state) and then package it, or re-work the packaging. An oversimplification of Co-Packing would be ‘the operation of packing goods for redistribution’. But that’s merely scratching the surface.

Culina Group Enters Into Joint Venture With Morgan McLernon

Culina Group, the UK market-leading provider of shared-user logistics services for food and drink companies, has announced an agreement to enter in to a joint venture with Morgan McLernon as from Monday 1st May 2017.

The joint venture is a logical next step for both companies. Due to the strong partnership between Morgan McLernon and Culina Group business CML, it made great sense for Culina Group to bring Morgan McLernon into the family.

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Culina Group Company IPS Wins Best Service Award

Culina Group company IPS won big at the recent 2017 Nestle Supplier Awards taking the “Best Service Award”.

The Best Service Award celebrates the supplier who has either delivered a consistently high level of service or who have shown proactivity to overcome significant obstacles.

Port Salford Team Recognised At Supply Chain Excellence Awards

Culina Group, General Mills UK and Peel Ports have been recognised as the 'Team of the Year' at the recent Logistics & Supply Chain Excellence Awards, following the opening of the Port Salford warehouse and distribution facility near Manchester earlier this year.

The event held on Monday 14th November at the London Hilton on Park Lane was attended by some of the biggest names in the UK logistics and transport sector.

Culina Group with General Mills wins SHD Logistics Award for New Facility

On Thursday 15th September 2016, the team from Culina Group and General Mills proudly accepted the SHD Logistics Award for New Facility, presented by leading comedian Mark Watson in front of 600 industry professionals.

The event, which took place at Resorts World Birmingham, celebrated excellence in the logistics industry across eleven main categories. Culina Group won the new facility award for their visionary collaboration with General Mills at Port Salford, the UK’s first Tri-modal logistics facility. The Port Salford depot went live earlier in 2016.

Culina Group Anchors in at Port Salford

Continuing its rapid growth trajectory, and success story as leading UK transport and logistics innovator, on 4th April 2016, Culina Group opened for business as anchor occupier at Port Salford National Import Centre the UK’s first Tri-modal logistics facility.

Great Bear Distribution who joined the Culina Group last month through acquisition will be managing warehousing and distribution of a range of ambient brands from the showpiece 280,000sq ft. facility.

New mobile generator is a massive Culina investment in client security

Culina has just announced a massive six figure investment in state of the art mobile generator technology to ensure the utmost security of clients’ products at all its chilled goods storage centres across the UK.

This move by Culina ensures that clients have the guarantee that their product temperature will be maintained in the event of a power outage.

Culina prioritise driver working conditions in choosing new DAF trucks

It is refreshing to witness the thought processes that underly the acquisition of new trucks as part of the transport policy at Culina whose head office is based in Market Drayton. Placing driver comfort and working conditions at a high priority level indicates that Culina are a company that recognises the worth of their employees. Couple this with a robust and modern environmental policy and you have a highly respected company which possesses a social conscience, not always the case in business nowadays.

Culina's IPS announces innovative Eddie Stobart joint venture

Culina's contract packing business, IPS, has joined forces with Eddie Stobart to fulfil the requirements of Nestle.

The move sees IPS carry out a series of services, including flow wrapping, shrink wrapping, cartoning and the creation of display units, complementing other packaging solutions already provided to Nestle by IPS via its York and Featherstone sites.

You can read more about this innovative development on The Grocer's website.