Aegg, the growing food and drink packaging company, will be showcasing its four extended glass food packaging ranges as well as its first UK warehouse facilities (which are due to open later this year) at its E8 Packaging Innovations stand at London Olympia on 11-12 September 2019. The new additions to its glass food packaging ranges sit alongside Aegg’s existing recyclable plastic and glass pots and bowls, offering a wide choice of food packaging options to global food markets and visitors to the exhibition, whether it is for water, soft drinks, soups, sauces, vinegars & oils, preserves, spreads, fruit & vegetables, desserts or starters. The four glass ranges include
1. glass jars and bottles for food
2. glass bottles for soft drinks, juices and soups
3. glass bottles for water
4. a table-presentable range
The company can also create bespoke glass items to meet customer specifications. The new warehouse facilities, based near Eye in Suffolk, will soon house its glass food packaging ranges and have come about due to a big growth in demand for its glass offerings. One warehouse comprising 60,000 sq feet (with the ability to be expanded) will also incorporate a food packaging manufacturing facility as part of phase 2. £2.7 million is being invested in this new facility and will result in creating 50 new jobs. This business expansion has been supported by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership through the Growing Business Fund.
Aegg’s new facility will enable customers to take advantage of its expanded turnkey operations, from conceptual design, production, warehousing and logistics right through to delivery to the factory production line. Being based in the UK, customers can also take advantage of Brexit-driven exchange rate changes as well as excellent transport links, with export customers also benefitting from its close proximity to Felixstowe port, Britain’s biggest and busiest container port.
Aegg’s managing director, Jamie Gorman, said “Over the last 2 years, there has been a huge upsurge in demand for our glass food packaging since the advent of the plastics debate. We also showcased our original table-presentable and glass packaging ranges at Packaging Innovations earlier in 2019, which resulted in new opportunities arising from some of the bigger food and drink players in the market. At September’s forthcoming Packaging Innovations, we will not only be showcasing our new additions to our glass food packaging ranges, but also our new UK warehousing facilities.”
Jamie went on to say “Although there is a shortage of glass packaging available in the marketplace at the moment, Aegg has worked hard with its suppliers to secure new volumes for its UK and global customers. Aegg is also working with suppliers to create bespoke glass packaging items for its customers, including jars for jams and sauces and bottles for soft drinks, juices and water. Although we have a continued successful history with plastic, we are envisioning our glass offering will grow to become 50% of our business this coming year. With our new units in Suffolk, expanding glass ranges and strong relationships with suppliers in place, we are ideally set up for further growth in our business, providing a robust, all-embracing and cost-effective service to both our UK and export customers.”
Aegg is a dedicated food and drink recyclable glass and plastics packaging company supplying pots, bowls, jars and bottles into global food and drink markets. Aegg packaging can be found on premium shelves of major supermarkets and on airline meals and in foodservice outlets. All Aegg’s packaging is manufactured at world class accredited production sites, in Europe and elsewhere across the globe. The company will expand its offer through in-house production at its new UK manufacturing and warehouse site. This development enables each packaging solution to be optimized for unit cost, production and delivery lead-times and technical expertise. Aegg offers ‘off-the-shelf’ products as well as turnkey project management solutions. With its own in-house design team, customers can come to Aegg for their more bespoke or creative packaging needs. The miniAegg service offers ‘off-the-shelf’ products in smaller quantities, from one box upwards, suitable for companies with restricted space or budgets or for larger companies wanting to conduct product trials.
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