Aegg’s hand forced by UK shortage

By Paul Gander

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Increased demand for plastics alternatives have led Aegg to search overseas for solutions
Increased demand for plastics alternatives have led Aegg to search overseas for solutions

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Increased demand for glass from UK customers looking for alternatives to plastics has led to Aegg Creative Packaging having to source packs from overseas, the firm has revealed.

Aegg managing director Jamie Gorman told Food Manufacture there was a “real shortage of glass availability in the UK​”, and that, as a result, it was importing greater quantities. Glass would account for half of the company’s business this year for the first time, he claimed.

“Some of our customers, who have not ventured into it before, have now brought out new ranges in our glass packaging – such as Pots & Co with its new lighter pudding range, in bespoke glass containers with its logo embossed at the bottom,”​ said Gorman.

As a consequence of the shortage of glass availability in the UK, Aegg was importing from Turkey and Thailand, he added. “This year alone, we will be importing around 100 million units of glass, including jars for sauces and jams, as well as bottles for drinks and sauces.”

The Pots & Co 65g lighter pudding range launched in April. Gorman said Aegg had worked with the desserts maker on several bespoke projects, including engraved pots for in-flight puddings.

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