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“Happiness and Prosperity” – a traditional greeting at Chinese New Year.

This Chinese New Year is the year of the Rooster and like the Rooster, here at Grotech Production we share its characteristics of being honest, energetic, intelligent, flexible and confident.

Blowing our own trumpet ? Allow us to explain:

Honest – we will always be honest with everyone we deal with, from quotations to delivery dates.

Energetic – we work hard to ensure that our customers get their products on time, in full.

Intelligent – we always strive to offer intelligent and innovative solutions to our customers problems.

Flexible – we understand that you  have to get your products to your customers when they need them. Our production schedules are flexible to ensure that urgent jobs can be slotted in without jeopardizing the delivery times for other customers.

Confident – we are confident that we can handle your contact manufacturing and packing requirements.

Contact us to see how the Grotech Rooster can add value to your business.

Happy New Year – 2017 The Year of the Rooster !!

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Grotech First Soil Association Accredited Contract Manufacturer

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Grotech Production Ltd has become the first contract manufacturer in its sector to achieve Soil Association accreditation in its own right.

The East Yorkshire company, which has built a reputation as a premier contract manufacturer and packager to the agriculture and horticulture industries will now be able to use the widely respected Soil Association mark and promote its organic credentials.

It will also allow the Goole company to target the ever increasing band of producers in the sensitive agriculture and horticulture sectors who wish to gain market share by promoting themselves as organic.

Grotech Production was given the rubber stamp by the Soil Association after proving it had robust systems and processes in place to track and maintain its, purchasing, storage, production, packaging and staff training procedures to ensure they are organic and sustainable.

The company which also manufactures and packages for non food sectors including auto, household and industrial chemicals applied for the standard as part of its growth strategy to develop existing markets and increase its customer base.

“Grotech Production Ltd was keen to achieve Soil Association accreditation as part of our commitment to organic production and to add value to existing and new customers in the agriculture and horticulture sectors,” said Customer Relationship Manager, Stephen Moore.

“By demonstrating that we have Soil Association approved systems and processes in place we can prove that our manufacturing is free from the risk of cross contamination, which could be a major worry for them,” he added.

“The Soil Association conducted a very thorough inspection of all our controls, cleaning and storage and we had to have very robust processes for batch documentation.

“Companies who currently have a Soil Association accredited product and need a manufacturer will now be able to commission Grotech Production Ltd with confidence.”

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Managing Director, Martin Usher said: “I am delighted that we are the first contract manufacturer in the agricultural and horticultural sectors to achieve this prestigious certification. We have robust protocols in place to ensure that organic approved materials are dealt with correctly to avoid any risk of cross contamination. Also, being the first is very special”.

Burns Night – Another Great Blend

At Grotech Production, we consider ourselves master blenders through our skills in taking raw materials and mixing them into high quality fertilsiers, admixtures, cleaning products and fuel additives.

However, we also like to pay homage to other master blends and today sees one of the greatest blends being enjoyed across the world – The Burns Supper.

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This magnificent blend of haggis (a great blend in itself !!), tatties, neeps and whisky celebrates the life and work of that great bard, Robert Burns.

If you’re looking for company to manufacture your products contact us at Grotech Production – “The Right Blend of Expertise”.

 

Grotech Gets Fueltone Pro to the Show On Time

GROTECH Production Ltd are bottling experts with more than 40 years’ experience of helping companies package their products to fly off the shelves.

We do it in tandem with contract manufacturing or as a standalone service.  One recent project nearly stalled when a new product proved incompatible for the company’s existing distinctive branded bottles.

With less than weeks to go before the new product was launched at a major motor show in the UK Grotech Production Ltd’s MD, Martin Usher demonstrated his expertise and experience to get it back on track.

It all started when Fueltone Limited came to us with a new diesel fuel additive that they commissioned us to manufacture at our Goole factory.

We’ve been working with the Scottish company, for a couple of years and have successfully manufactured and packaged the Fueltone Pro range of petrol fuel additives in their distinctive branded black bottles.

Everything was going to plan with the new product due for delivery in time for the launch in the autumn until we started to package it. Early trials highlighted it was incompatible with their existing bottles.

One fuel additive may sound like any other but to a chemist different formulations react in different ways within the same packaging.  Similarly, image is everything for a retail product and it was at this point that Martin Usher’s industry knowledge came to prominence.

Martin realised the only solution to the packaging problem was to design a new mould for the petrol fuel additive product that would provide the packaging stability needed while creating a bottle that matched the existing Fueltone Pro range.

The petrol additive bottle is manufactured from PVC which is unsuitable for some of the raw materials used in the diesel product. After undertaking testing in the lab, involving paneling and product migration through the plastic, the Grotech Production Ltd team discovered the best material for the diesel fuel additive would be HDPE.

But that wasn’t the end of it.

With the clock ticking to the starting line of the motor show and hopes pinned on the new product we were under pressure.  And the research work wasn’t completed yet.

Once the new mould had been specified, designed and manufactured it then had to be fluorinated to ensure product stability in transit and on shelf.

Thankfully the Grotech Production Ltd team was able to turn the whole research, development and manufacture project around in time to get the bottles back, filled and en route to their destination.

Grotech Production Ltd Customer Relationship Manager, Stephen Moore said; “We had a few sleepless nights with this project because Fueltone Limited needed a solution within a tight timescale. The combination of our expertise, experience and relationships with our suppliers meant we were able to provide a resolution”.

For information about the Fueltone range, click on the link belowfueltone-pro-big