Robinson has appointed Jacki Sanderson as Group HR Director to deliver a streamlined, leadership approach to HR across the business, supporting the newly launched People Plan – integral to Robinson’s Sustainability Pledge – and to ensure the health and well-being of all employees remains a top priority.
British Pepper and Spice Ltd (BPS) needed a packaging partner to make their caps more sustainable and functional, so they once again chose Robinson Packaging. BPS have a 300-year heritage in the processing, packaging and marketing of herbs, spices and seasonings.
From their factory in Northampton, they supply the majority of the UK’s leading retail and wholesale distribution foodservice companies as well as many of Europe’s major food manufacturers. They pride themselves on having created a ‘sustainable centre of excellence in herbs and spices’ and on their exacting standards in ensuring ingredients reach customers in a safe and unadulterated state.
As a key supplier to leading supermarkets, BPS’ packaging is expected to continually push the boundaries on innovation. The stand-out appeal of one of its retailers’ square caps certainly achieved this; but, like any packaging solution, there’s always the desire to further enhance the consumer experience.
Offering technical and design expertise to help our customers meet changing market demands is a cornerstone of the work at Robinson. It’s perhaps one of the reasons why their partnership with BPS has spanned over 20 years.
A superior performing sustainable cap with enhanced features for the consumer
This particular collaboration involved updating the square cap to achieve even better functionality for the consumer. The introduction of a “live” hinge allowed for more easy opening and an audible click indicates to the consumer that the lid has been closed properly. Features and benefits have been further enhanced by a more secure fit to the glass bottle and dispensing made more accurate by changing the size of the sprinkle holes.
The product upgrade also improved the sustainability profile, removing the carbon black pigment – which can go undetected by automated waste-sorting machines and therefore not recycled. This helped to achieve Robinson's and BPS' collective recyclability goals.
The project also involved moving from a glue liner to an IHS (induction heat seal) liner, with key benefits being the offer of tamper evidence and spillage prevention.
The project proved technically challenging since there was a need for top pressure on the IHS liners to affect a high-performing seal. BPS installed a special new sealing kit as part of this process.
Owing to a significant growth in demand from their retail customer, BPS not only invested in their Northampton site to increase capacity but also commissioned two sets of 16 cavity tools at Robinson’s factory Kirkby-in-Ashfield factory in Nottinghamshire. Their commitment was matched by Robinson’s investment in two new injection moulding machines.
“In a fast-moving environment of heightened consumer preference, we’re constantly working with our Retail partners to improve the performance of the product, and it’s vital that we’re incredibly agile in shaping our response. As on countless other occasions, we arrived at a solution to the sealing challenge together. Our relationship with Robinson is long established and there’s an implicit trust in their capability to deliver solutions according to our exact requirements. Not only do we value their sound technical expertise on all things packaging, but we also know that their pragmatic approach will always find the most commercially appealing solution.”
Geraldine Carolan, Senior Buyer, British Pepper and Spice Ltd
CEO of Robinson named finalist at Great British Businesswoman of the Year awards
Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – is celebrating the success of CEO Dr Helene Roberts who was named as a finalist in two categories of the Great British Businesswoman of the Year awards.
New group Marketing Manager joins Robinson
Robinson has appointed Laura Donington as Group Marketing Manager to support the delivery of the marketing strategy across their international business, strengthening their value offering through sustainability and brand enhancement, content design and creation, and stakeholder engagement and communication.
Robinson's new Danish project will strengthen the recycling of household plastic waste
Robinson's Danish team is working on an exciting project to transform recycling in Denmark! The project aims to improve recycling technology to help pave the way for more plastic waste to be recycled for the same use, closing the loop, rather than being downcycled
Robinson’s 3D booth showcases custom design solutions
Robinson is a UK leader in plastics. With trade shows still not back to prior capacities, they are eager to show customers what makes their products so great. Now, clients can view them up close and personal, anytime of the day. Robinson welcomes visitors from around the world to step into its high resolution 3D booth.
A British Brand Shines Brightest When Supply is Local
Neom has fast become one of the best-known wellness brands in the UK and the Middle East. It chose to work with Robinson primarily for two key reasons: the flexibility we offer in our supply, and our long-held experience and credibility for developing sustainable products
Robinson is a trusted partner in laundry bottles
The busy consumer’s laundry bottles must encompass all the functionality they expect to tackle the job at hand. At Robinson, we’re known for our honest and straightforward approach to how we do business and how we work with our customers. We will work to find your ideal, custom-made alternative.
World's First Industrial-Scale Manufacturer of G3 Dispenser Plug is Robinson Packaging
Huhtamaki Inc. is a global player in sustainable food-on-the-go and food-on-the shelf packaging solutions, operating in 35 countries from 81 sites across the world. As part of their patented Quikspread container system, Huhtamaki supplies specially engineered dispenser plugs for some of the world’s most well-known foodservice outlets.
Robinson joins ground-breaking NEXTLOOPP project to close loop on food-grade PP from post-consumer packaging
Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – has joined forces with NEXTLOOPP to deliver for the first time a supply chain model to close the loop on food-grade recycled polypropylene (rPP)
Robinson Supplies the Right Bottle to Lead in Disinfectant
Fabulosa Ltd is a family-run business based in Crewe, Cheshire. It manufactures multi-surface, ready-to-use disinfectants under the ‘My Fabulosa’ brand. It chose to partner with Robinson as it needed a reliable supplier that could provide a custom-moulded PET bottle from tooling that is dedicated to supplying only their filling lines.
Robinson Packaging Designs Bespoke Luxury Rigid Boxes
Robinson Packaging develops and manufactures bespoke luxury rigid boxes. Your product is packaged securely and decorated to your brand’s distinct style. With expertise across many major markets, including confectionery and food, toiletries, cosmetics and multimedia, Robinson creates top quality boxes that catch the eye.
Robinson acquires Danish business Schela Plast
Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – has acquired the Danish company Schela Plast. This major investment is part of the company’s dynamic development strategy allowing Robinson to continue to build on its bespoke, customised model and align with its multi-national customers on the back of three years of successful growth.
Robinson at Webpackaging LIVE Virtual Exhibition 2020
Robinson is excited to be one of just 20 companies participating in Webpackaging LIVE, the world’s first virtual packaging exhibition. The innovative 3D stand will allow visitors to look at a range of products on virtual shelves, including both Robinson's plastic and premium paperboard packaging, and the virtual exhibition stand really lets people see what Robinson has to offer.
500ml HDPE Bottle – Available Now
Robinson UK is delighted to announce that from the start of May we will be adding a 'Boston Round' 500ml HDPE bottle to our standards portfolio. The bottle is suitable for hand sanitiser with a wide range of caps, pumps and dispensers, including our own flip-top closures and simple refill cap.
Helping to feed the Nation during COVID-19
A message from CEO Helene Roberts about how Robinson's collaboration is essential. Robinson-produced soup and sauce pots, bowls, and ready meal containers play a vital role in keeping us all fed during this troubled time. Our UK and Polish plastics businesses are considered as Key Industries within the Food and Drink sector, critical for ensuring that our nations have access to food and people are being fed.
COVID-19 – Our Response
As a global packaging manufacturer, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. At Robinson Packaging Innovation we are working to ensure the best safety for all our employees and work colleagues. Robinson staff are making a collective effort to work remotely and keep providing the best services to our clients and partners.
Herbs & Spice Packaging Gets 30% Food Grade RPET
Herbs and Spice packaging will be enhanced with the introduction of our 100ml PET jar manufactured as standard with 30% Food Grade RPET included. These containers are also ideal for baking ingredients and sprinkles and come with a variety of closures to choose from.
- Bianka Cramblit
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