AAK and Premier Foods agree a three-year, exclusive, oils and fats collaboration and product co-development
Monday, 11 November 2013
AarhusKarlshamn (AAK UK) announces that it has been selected by Premier
Foods, one of Britain’s largest branded food producers, to be its long
term co-development partner for the supply of vegetable oils, fats and
related food ingredients as part of a new, three-year collaboration.
This partnership is a result of Premier Foods ‘Invest to Grow’
programme, which has enabled new opportunities to strengthen and grow
relationships with key suppliers.
AAK and Premier Foods have worked together for over 20 years, but this
exclusive collaboration will allow true co-development opportunities
and will bring exciting, next generation innovations, ideas and
technologies for the consumer and generate shareholder value.
“Innovation is vital for the food manufacturing sector if it is to
continue to produce nutritious and affordable food for a growing
population in a very competitive environment. Health, sustainability
and manufacturing efficiency are key concerns. We believe that these
can be most effectively addressed in the context of a committed
partnership between supplier and manufacturer. We are delighted
therefore to have been chosen for this exciting collaboration by
Premier Foods”, says Martin Craven, Managing Director of AAK UK.
“We need the best suppliers to help us achieve our vision to be “The
Best in British Food”. The development of long-term partnerships is an
excellent way to ensure we can continue to innovate in support of our
brands. We are looking forward to working more closely with AAK, whose
relevant technical skills are of highest possible calibre and whose
products and technologies can be found in every food category across
every region of the world”, says Mark Hughes, Group Procurement
Director of Premier Foods.
As one of Britain's largest food producers, Premier Foods is committed
to being “The Best in British Food”-delivering the taste the British
love, with food that's made in Britain by people who understand British
consumers. Premier Foods supply a range of retail, wholesale,
foodservice and other customers with some of Britain's best loved
brands, including Ambrosia, Batchelors, Bisto, Hovis, Loyd Grossman,
Mr. Kipling, Oxo and Sharwood’s. The company employs around 9,000
people operating from over 35 sites from across the country.
AAK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high value-added
speciality vegetable oils and fats. The business is organised into
three areas; Food Ingredients, Chocolate & Confectionery Fats and
Technical Products & Feed. AAK’s head office is in Malmö, Sweden,
which acts as a central meeting place for the whole Group. The business
has procurement and sales offices in key locations around the world. In
addition to the UK, AAK has production facilities in Denmark, Mexico,
the Netherlands, Sweden, Uruguay and the USA.
Based on a press release – Scancomark.com
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