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Solten appointed to recycle waste from McCain Food Ltd
11:40am Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in Business news
A NEW company has been appointed to remove and recycle waste produced by an international potato chip manufacturer on Yorkshire’s East Coast.
McCain Food Ltd, based in Scarborough’s Havers Hill, has awarded a five-year contract to Pontefract firm Soltens to remove a variety of by-products such as potato peel.
As part of the process Soltens’ sister company Duynnie will then sell on the by-products to the region’s farmers as a cost-effective alternative to animal feeds.
The deal, which also includes McCain sites at Peterborough, Wolverhampton and at PAS Grantham, will see all by-products from the factories utilised.
Soltens, part of Dutch company Soltens BV, was one of a number of business vying for the contract in a competitive tendering process.
The company handles more than four million tonnes of by-products a year across Europe, including one million tonnes of potato by-product, and replaces McCain’s incumbent contractor which has worked at the Scarborough factory for a number of years.
Jonathan Job, procurement manager at Soltens, described the contract as a “significant step forward in the UK” for the West Yorkshire firm, which took over from the existing contractor last month.
He said: “McCain is an iconic company in the UK; everyone has heard of them through their advertising campaigns and thousands of people tuck into their oven chips every evening at teatime. For us to secure this contract, therefore, is a source of great pride. We were very careful to ensure our offer was structured in the right way and that attention to detail has paid off so we are delighted.”
Alan Bridges, from McCain, said: “At McCain we have been ensuring all manufacturing by-products have been efficiently and sustainably managed for decades.
Soltens has more than 40 years of experience removing and recycling by-products from the potato processing industry and we are confident their plans will have a range of benefits for McCain.
“We look forward to working closely with them on an ongoing basis.”
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