Pie maker ‘hit with £7,000 equipment compensation’

By Matt Atherton contact

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Bakers Basco claimed it was paid £7,000 in compensation from pie maker Andrew Jones Pies
Bakers Basco claimed it was paid £7,000 in compensation from pie maker Andrew Jones Pies

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Pastry maker Andrew Jones Pies (AJP) has allegedly agreed to pay £7,000 in compensation for using another firm’s equipment for transporting its products without permission.

The Yorkshire-based pie firm agreed to stop using Bakers Basco’s baskets and trollies, claimed the bread equipment manufacturer. Bakers Basco said its equipment was designed specifically for transporting bread, and shouldn’t be used for any other products.

Bakers Basco general manager Steve Milward said: “Our recovery team tracked a sizeable amount of our equipment being used by Andrew Jones Pies. It was clear they had been appropriated to transport and store AJP’s own products.

‘Without our consent’

“Our baskets and trolleys are meant for transporting bread, and only bread, safely, cost-effectively and in an environmentally-friendly way, and should not be used without our consent or for any other purpose.”

Bakers Basco had been in a legal dispute with Andrew Jones pies “for some months”​, it said. A trial was scheduled for early 2017, after an initial hearing in September at Huddersfield County Court, the bread equipment firm said.

Pay the compensation

But, the pie maker agreed to stop using Bakers Basco’s equipment last month and agreed to pay the compensation, said Baker’s Basco.

FoodManufacture.co.uk has approached Andrew Jones Pies for comment, but at the time of publication had not received a response.

Meanwhile, a Wolverhampton-based sandwich maker was hit with similar compensation​ in August for unauthorised use of Bakers Basco’s bread baskets. Authentic Bite paid £7,000 in damages and costs.

Andrew Jones Pies compensation pay – at a glance

  • Firm allegedly used equipment from Bakers Basco without permission
  • Agreed to stop using equipment immediately
  • Agreed to pay £7,000 in compensation

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