GLASS manufacturer Beatson Clark has come to the aid of a coffee producer that was looking to re-package its range of flavoured instant coffees.
The family-run Devon-based speciality coffee roaster had been experiencing difficulties with its European supplier and was looking for a UK manufacturer to provide glass containers for its instant coffees.
Little’s was working closely with independent packaging specialist Rawlings to guide them through the jar manufacturing process and Rotherham-based Beatson Clark was able to provide the answer. Its bespoke, low-cost product appealed to Little’s in part because it was lighter than the jar it had previously used.
“The Beatson Clark solution ticked all the boxes for Little’s quality brand and the speed to production has been incredible,” says Thomas Wood, managing director at Rawlings.
“Our main focus was consistent supply,” adds Will Little. “We wanted to use a UK manufacturer and we were really impressed with both how competitive the price was and the quality of the product. Our coffees are at the premium end of the market and the quality of the packaging is very important to us.
“We really liked the lightweight option for our jar too, and the cost and environmental benefits that this brings. Beatson Clark and Rawlings really pulled their weight and helped us get out of a tight and potentially damaging spot as a business,” explains Little. “It shows that both companies are focused on customer service which goes above and beyond simply making the sale.”