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Do You Suffer From Packing Nightmares ?

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“It was Halloween, Mr. Jones sat in his office, with pulse racing, beads of sweat ran down his forehead, his eyes transfixed on the terrifying sight in front of him. What should he do, he couldn’t run, it would surely catch up with him, he couldn’t hide, it would find him. His only hope was to call for help, he mustered up all his courage, calmed his breathing and picked up the phone……….”

 

Are you looking at terrifyingly large piles of products waiting to be packed ? orders you cannot fulfil ?  customers chasing delivery dates ? Do you need a contract manufacturer to come to your rescue ?

At Grotech Production we are specialists in powder, granule and liquid blending and packing and can take your nightmare projects and turn them into products ready for delivery to your customers. From simple product filling to product blending or formulation, we’ve been helping our customers rid themselves of their nightmares for 40 years.

Contact us now by clicking on the ghost below to see how we can help you to sleep easy.

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Award Winning Contract Manufacturer

At Grotech Production, the Goole based contract manufacturer and packer we are currently celebrating our 40th birthday.

In addition to our ruby anniversary, 2017 also saw us winning “The Rising Star Award” at the Humber Renewables Awards.

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To celebrate this, we thought we would share with you some more award winners from the year we were founded, 1977.

Academy Awards Winners in 1977:

Best Picture: Annie Hall – Rollins-Joffe, United Artists
Best Director: Woody Allen – Annie Hall
Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss – The Goodbye Girl
Best Actress: Diane Keaton – Annie Hall
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards – Julia
Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave – Julia

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To find out more about our award winning services, contact us by clicking our birthday banner below:

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Don’t Undersell Yourself !!

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I’ve never considered myself a healthy eating expert but a recent exchange with an old friend convinced me that not only am I an ambassador for eating your five a day, but I make sure that people love their salads.

I don’t usually see it like that, but he did.

He asked me what Grotech Production Ltd actually does?

Grotech Production Ltd mix stuff and packs it. Simple, but true. What we actually are is a contract manufacturer and packer in the agrochemical industry.

Our customers include small entrepreneurs wanting to launch their product through to multi national corporations wanting a flexible manufacturing solution for new or run out products. In addition, Grotech Production Ltd offer formulation services to help develop a product, raw material and packaging sourcing and warehousing and distribution.

As my friend pointed out we don’t just mix stuff and pack it. We enable our customers to concentrate on selling their products without the hassle of making or packing it.

“In fact” he said. “You encourage me to eat more salads!”

I must have looked quizzically at him because he added: “You make the fertiliser and put it in a bottle so that your customer can get it to his garden centre in time for the tomato growing season. I then go to the garden centre and see a product that’s eye catching and at a good price, so I buy some and start growing my own tomatoes”.

“How does that help you love salad?” I ask. “Well” Jim replies, “You can’t beat a salad with fresh, home grown tomatoes, can you ?”.

A tenuous link or the true end value in what we do?

So when some else asks me what I do I’m going to tell them that I help to provide people with high quality, home grown produce and fall in love with gardening again !!

Thanks Jim.

Grotech Production is 40 Years Old !!

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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 ?

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Grotech production in Speciality Chemicals Magazine

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.”

To read the article, click the icon below:

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Grotech Turns Tap on to Water Treatment Contract

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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.”

World Environment Day

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)

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National Children’s Gardening Week

 

National Childrens Gardening Week

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.