Ornua Nutrition Ingredients & EasiYo enter into Supply Partnership
We are delighted to announce that Ornua Nutrition Ingredients has entered into a supply partnership with EasiYo, the homemade, fresh yogurt brand from New Zealand.
The partnership has seen a joint investment in the region of £700,000 to establish a new dedicated blending facility, coupled with new high speed sachet packing lines. The new facility has also been supported by a £90,000 grant from Staffordshire Moorland District Council, creating new posts at the Leek manufacturing site.
EasiYo’s taste, thick texture and healthy goodness combined with being easy to make has made it one of the world’s best-selling brands of homemade yogurt. Today it has a strong consumer following in Australia, New Zealand and the Far East with ambitious plans to grow further its presence in the UK and Continental Europe, its largest market, with a major business development and marketing drive to increase its distribution and sales.
Commenting on the new partnership, Brian Dewar, CEO at EasiYo Products said: “We’re delighted to be working with Ornua Nutrition Ingredients as our UK and European supply partner. The UK and EU markets represent a multi-million pound opportunity for us to capitalise on this growing consumer trend of people who love to make fresh wholesome food at home. Moving manufacture and supply closer to our key accounts means we can respond to our customers’ needs much faster as well significantly improving our environmental footprint. With so many similarities between Ornua Nutrition Ingredients and EasiYo, the partnership with them was a natural fit for the business.”
Commenting further Alastair Jackson, Managing Director of Ornua Nutrition Ingredients said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with EasiYo on its exciting growth strategy. We both share a common cooperative ethos and are committed to achieving the highest levels of quality and service. These common values will be complemented by our new state-of-the art facility here in Leek and together with our expertise in blending, packing and sourcing of high quality ingredients, will provide a strong platform for the production of EasiYo as it expands its presence in the UK and European marketplace.
“The grant made by Staffordshire Moorland District Council has given important support to the project and we are delighted that our partnership with EasiYo will provide an employment boost to the local economy.”