Dairy ingredients firm Ornua invests in powdered shake line

By Rod Addy contact

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Aymes Shakes are made for those suffering from disease-related malnutrition
Aymes Shakes are made for those suffering from disease-related malnutrition

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Ornua has invested £500,000 in a single sachet packing line at its Leek factory off the back of clinching a supply partnership with nutritional supplement manufacturer Aymes International.

The deal means millions of sachets of Aymes Shake powder will now be produced at the nutritional ingredients processing facility in Leek, Staffordshire.

Aymes supplies oral nutritional supplements and clinical nutritional products. Its Aymes Shakes are nutritionally balanced, high protein supplements designed to tackle disease-related malnutrition in patients. Initially available in strawberry and chocolate flavours, the first 57g powder sachets rolled-off the production line this month.

The contract will utilise the experience of Ornua Ingredients Europe at Leek in blending and packing dairy and food powder-based beverages, its new product development expertise and ability to produce large volumes of high-quality nutritional ingredients.

Further commercial opportunities

The packing line investment expands Ornua's capacity and capabilities in blending and packing dairy and food based powdered beverages, with the move into a smaller sachet format expected to open up further commercial opportunities. 

Alastair Jackson, sales and marketing director of Ornua Ingredients Europe, said Aymes International had established a reputation as being a leader in the fast growing and dynamic ‘food for special medical purposes’ market.

"We believe that our complementary skills and experience will provide further opportunities to grow and develop the partnership and expect over time to introduce new products and range extensions,”​ he said.

'In line with strategy'

“The partnership with Aymes International is in line with our strategy for our Leek nutritional ingredients facility which is focused on securing long term supply relationships that provide not only a route to market for our dairy powders but also a route to added value markets with strong growth potential.”

Sofia Raquel, head of contracts and supply at Aymes International said: “Since our formation in 2013, our success has been based upon our pledge to produce nutritional supplements to the highest standards, which provide real value without compromising on quality, taste or service.

"We believe that our new partnership with Ornua Ingredients Europe will enable us to continue to deliver on this pledge and over time grow and develop the Aymes range still further.”

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