A packaging company set up just four years ago to specifically service the fish and chip sector has announced a sales increase of 30%.
KeCo Foodservice Packaging has experienced a sustained sales growth year-on-year since its conception back in 2015, resulting in further investment and a doubling of its workforce.
Commenting on the business’s fourth anniversary, John Young, KeCo sales and marketing director, says: “When KeCo was founded, the company’s primary focus was to service the fish and chip sector with specifically produced packaging products to meet the changing demands in material requirements. This was as the move from EPS boxes (expanded polystyrene) to a more environmentally friendly alternative started to take off. As a result of servicing the core suppliers to this market, it was quickly realised there was a need for local production of other packaging items – like folded carton boxes. It was then KeCo and its directors invested in the site location at Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, with the aim of producing what is now an established range of premium quality disposable packaging solutions.”
As consumer preferences and expectations towards packaging evolve, especially with the continued greater awareness of the environmental impact of packaging, KeCo has invested heavily in innovation and NPD, demonstrated by its latest product range, StrEAT.
Inspired by the popularity of global cuisine and the continued street food trend, the range is manufactured in the UK from FSC accredited material and is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
John adds: “We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved so far, and further investment in our people and products to maintain demand for our packaging concepts continues.”