Pecan Deluxe adds capacity in Europe
Pecan Deluxe Candy is starting 2016 with a significant (undisclosed) investment in new premises half a mile from the company’s factory, but closer to primary access routes and with potential for expansion, the company says. In addition to hosting new kitchens and conferencing facilities, the offices enable the company to invest in the vacated space on the factory site, in order to provide additional cold storage, enlarged pallet space and enhanced facilities for operations staff.
Graham Kingston, managing director, explains, “Pecan Deluxe has a reputation for leading the field in product development and innovation for inclusions in Europe. Our investment in new offices enables us to underpin that reputation with impressive new development kitchens, equipped with the very latest technology and of course, manned by some of the best product technologists in the industry. Freeing up space within the production facility will allow us to develop the operational structure to support ongoing product development it’s a win win all round.”
The company has also been assessed and accredited under the stringent RSPO Principles & Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production by accredited Certifying Bodies. Under this standard, palm oil producers are certified through strict verification of the production process, and all organisations in the supply chain that use RSPO certified sustainable oil products are audited to prevent overselling and mixing palm oil with conventional (or non-sustainable) oil palm products.
Pecan Deluxe has also become an UTZ-certified supplier, complementing the RSPO standard UTZ certification supports sustainable farming, helping farmers to implement good agricultural practices and manage their farms profitably with respect for people and planet, as well as rewarding sustainable production by industry.
“We’re very proud of the standards that Pecan Deluxe has attained in quality management and safety systems, supporting our ongoing programme of product development and innovation that helps our customers to meet or exceed their own goals of consumer satisfaction. As always, we are looking ahead of the curve, echoing the global focus on sustainable manufacturing; these latest accreditations endorse our continuing commitment to not only produce top quality, innovative inclusions but to do so to the highest standards of sustainability, contributing to a better future for food producers and consumers across the world,” adds Kingston.