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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.

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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 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.

Culina Group companies IPS and Great Bear scoop 2016 Nestle accolades

Culina Group companies, IPS and Great Bear, both won big at the recent 2016 Nestle Supplier Awards. IPS won the “Virtuous Circle Award” and new Culina acquisition Great Bear won the “Safety First Award”.

IPS, the Featherstone based Culina Packaging Company won the Nestle award for ‘Fuelling the Virtuous Circle’ recognising the greatest contribution and collaboration from a supplier to significantly reducing the total delivered cost of Nestle finished goods.

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.