Second success for SAICA with Weetabix Collaboration Award
Weetabix appreciate the importance of high quality customer service and their annual Procurement Supplier Awards look to recognise their stand out suppliers in a number of categories.
SAICA Pack is the main supplier of corrugated cardboard to Weetabix in the UK and has been working with the company since 2010. This second successive award celebrates SAICA’s proactive and committed approach to working with Weetabix, and rewards the strong relationship that has been built between the two businesses over recent years.
SAICA recognise the importance of successful, lasting, relationships, and their approach to collaborative work seeks to secure significant long-term improvements for their client’s products.
As part of their work with Weetabix, SAICA provides training to share industry best practice; with the aim of reducing costs and improve staff morale. SAICA have invested heavily into this relationship to provide a regular onsite presence who acts as the voice of Weetabix within SAICA, and helps to overcome challenges as they occur.
Anthony Bowdidge, Weetabix Head of Procurement, said:
“We have built a fantastic long-term relationship with SAICA Pack. Their collaborative and hands-on approach means they are not just a supplier, they are part of the team. Their customer focus is exceptional and helps to add value to our business.”
Allan Foakes, SAICA’s Regional Director for the South East, said:
“We are delighted that Weetabix have recognised the quality of our work for the second year running. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond normal day-to-day business and we are proud to work with a household name such as Weetabix. This award demonstrates SAICA Pack’s position as an industry-leading provider of packaging solutions.”
In the photograph: Colin Harpham, Customer Technical Support at SAICA.
Notes to Editors
- SAICA Group is a leading company in Spain in the manufacturing of corrugating board with a capacity of almost 2.4 million tons of paper. With more than 8,200 employees at present in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom and Ireland.
- SAICA Group has three business areas: paper mills (Paper), collection of recyclable materials (Natur) and corrugated paper pack containers (Pack). The sales figures of the Aragonese company are 2.159 million euros (31.12.13).
- SAICA Pack is the sole supplier of conventional corrugated to Weetabix. Transit packaging and a small amount of RRP and HQPP projects.
- The award was presented at Weetabix’s Award Winner’s Lunch on Thursday 7th January 2016.
- Weetabix Food Company makes Weetabix, the UK’s number one selling, most trusted and most recommended cereal, with over 1 billion bowls eaten every year. It is home to some of Britain’s most famous and iconic brands including Weetabix, Alpen, Weetabix Minis, Weetabix On The Go Breakfast Drink, Ready Brek, Weetos and the popular Alpen bars, providing British households with a nutritious and healthy breakfast that doesn’t compromise on taste. Weetabix Food Company has been proudly fuelling families around the world for over 80 years with nutritious cereals and snacks produced in Burton Latimer and Corby. The company which has its global headquarters in Northamptonshire, operates across North America, South Africa, and Kenya and exports to more than 80 countries and employing over 1,800 individuals around the world. All of the wheat for our famous Weetabix biscuit is grown within 50 miles of its Burton Latimer factory, ensuring the highest food quality and food safety, while contributing to greater sustainability within the industry. Weetabix is committed to fair and responsible sourcing of ingredients, working in partnership with farmers to grow wheat to exacting standards, ensuring
quality and respecting the surrounding environment.