At Grotech Production Limited we are celebrating our 40th birthday this year. As part of these celebrations, we thought that we would share with you the UK Top 10 best selling singles that were playing in our factory in 1977.
1 – Abba – Knowing Me, Knowing You
2 – David Soul – Don’t Give Up On Us
3 – Elvis Presley – Way Down
4 – Rod Stewart – I Don’t Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest
5 – David Soul – Silver Lady
6 – Julie Covington – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
7 – Donna Summer – I Feel Love
8 – Brotherhood Of Man – Angelo
9 – Leo Sayer – When I Need You
10 – The Manhattan Transfer – Chanson D’Amour
How many of these do you remember ?
OFTEN referred to as God’s Own Country Yorkshire is also home to more than its fair share of chemical manufacturers.
Representing a vast array of disciplines many are focused on the agricultural sector, others are well known high street brands, but none provides a comprehensive service from product development to shelf like Grotech Production Ltd.
Speciality Chemical Magazine recently ran a feature on Yorkshire’s chemical industry and their first port of call was our Goole factory.
We were keen to point out that key attractions to the Yorkshire region for us were skilled people such as Thomas Grayson.
If you have ever had a bright idea but didn’t know how to get it from your grey matter into a saleable form then Thomas is your man. He researches, tests and develops products using his knowledge, skill and experience. As he pointed out to Sarah: “Customers come to us with a great idea and we make it into something marketable.”
While research is important to our offer we couldn’t function without the support of our admin team who can navigate the most complex shipping and transportation systems in the world to ensure customers’ products arrive at their intended destination in time and one piece, while our manufacturing team make sure that the products we make confirm to our Soil Association compliance.
“We like to see ourselves as innovators,” as Stephen Moore our Customer Relationship Manager explained: “Most of our work is contract manufacturing, but we think offering innovation is part of that service.”
Innovation is often assumed to be a new product but in the case of Grotech Production Ltd it can and often does include new ways of packaging or shipping.
Of course any editor worth her salt had to question the impact of Brexit on us and our MD, Martin Usher was honest. “The ramifications of recent political changes are difficult to predict, but I’m glad to be here. Yorkshire is a good place to do business.”
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INNOVATION in packaging has helped us land a long term contract to export a water treatment solution to Scandinavia and reassured our customer that all their product will arrive.
They turned to Grotech Production after repeatedly losing product en route to its destination in Scandinavia. Looking for a long term solution to this and their mixing problems they came to Grotech Production and asked for a trial period.
The customer supplied us with the raw ingredients. Our first job was to sieve them to ensure any small particles, or even larger ones that had dropped in were removed.
We then mixed and packed the water treatment granules ready for shipping. Our export team are well versed in documentation to locations in all seven continents and had the bags ready for shipping when the customer asked us to devise another layer of security.
Our innovative packaging department found pallet collars that fit around the packaging and protect it against any splits particularly things like fork lift truck prods. All this and we still got the shipment to the docks in time.
Fulfilling this contract is bread and butter for Grotech Production. Our processes include everything from handling raw materials through to dispatching to their final destination, but when called on to innovate for customers we are able to call on our expertise and experience.
“Our customer was delighted with the way we treated their raw materials pre-production. Fine sieving is a core part of our service on this kind of contract. It enables us to ensure purity of ingredients and removes any waste that has found its way into sacks left in storage yards. Our customer was delighted and as a result we are now discussing additional products and services with them for future contracts.”
Because Grotech Production was able to deliver on time the end user was also thrilled with the consignment. “The feedback from the Scandinavian company was really positive,” said Stephen.
“They were delighted with the innovation that prevented them losing valuable stock.”
Grotech Production will be at Cereals tomorrow, we look forward to seeing you there.
If you want to talk to us there, contact us today on the icon below to set up a meeting.
Today is World Environment Day.
Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, man has acquired the power to transform his environment in countless ways and on an unprecedented scale.
The United Nations, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5 June as the World Environment Day. The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated all over the world.
“Connecting People to Nature”
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2017, ‘Connecting People to Nature’, urges us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.
Billions of rural people around the world spend every working day ‘connected to nature’ and appreciate full well their dependence on natural water supplies and how nature provides their livelihoods in the form of fertile soil. They are among the first to suffer when ecosystems are threatened, whether by pollution, climate change or over-exploitation.
Nature’s gifts are often hard to value in monetary terms. Like clean air, they are often taken for granted, at least until they become scarce. However, economists are developing ways to measure the multi-trillion-dollar worth of many so-called ‘ecosystem services’, from insects pollinating fruit trees to the leisure, health and spiritual benefits of a hike up a valley. *
(* Taken from UN World Environment Day website)
This week is National Children’s Gardening Week.
It aims to capture children’s enthusiasm at a time when results are immediate.
National Children’s Gardening Week takes place annually in the ‘warm’ half term at the end of May. This means that pretty much throughout the UK they can plant all the popular plants with little fear of weather damage or the need for complicated protective growing.
For more information and to get your children growing, go to the website (by clicking on the link above) or log onto their Facebook page.
We are rapidly heading towards summer and this week sees the opening of the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Will you garden measure up to the amazing displays ?
Today is “Manufactured Yorkshire 2017″ at the Centenary Pavilion Suite, Elland Road, Leeds.
We are looking forward to meeting fellow manufacturers from the Yorkshire region.
Contact us to see how our manufacturing expertise can help your business by clicking on the icon below
The 28th April is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. 317 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year.
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003.
At Grotech Production we believe in keeping our staff, customers and suppliers safe at all times.
Work Safe, Be Safe, Stay Safe
This weekend sees the running of the 3rd Tour de Yorkshire where the worlds top cyclists battle it out on the county’s roads to be awarded the coveted winners blue jersey.
Thousands of spectators are expected to line the route to cheer on the riders but how many of those spectators will be on their bike ? And how many of those will be protected against punctures by Wheelgoo ?
Grotech Product Development Service
Wheelgoo, is an innovative puncture sealant developed by the technical team here at Grotech Production as a result of an enquiry from a customer who wanted a high quality puncture sealant to add to their range.
Working to a brief and under a Development Agreement, Grotech not only developed the formulation, but also the pack contents and the packaging so that our customer received a “shelf ready” product.
If you have an idea that you want developing or a formulation that needs blending and packing, contact Grotech Production on 01405 761746 and see how we can help you.
If you want to watch this fantastic event, click on the route below to see more details