UK-made foodgrade lubricants and lubrication services

UK-made foodgrade lubricants and lubrication services

With all the current uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, leveraging products of UK manufacture and UK-based services offers huge advantages for food production, food packaging and pharmaceutical businesses.

5 benefits for YOUR business

1. The most obvious benefit: supporting UK business helps us all grow! Food manufacturing supports over 450,000 jobs; British pharmaceutical accounts for another 75,000. That’s a big opportunity for us all to work together to pull ourselves out of the current lockdown mire, contribute to the wider economy and help build a stronger future.

2. With less distance to travel, delivery time for all products is optimised to ensure a quick, reliable turnaround from order to replenished stock at your production site. With Brexit throwing up the spectre of 2-day delays for distribution vehicles entering the UK*, buying from abroad could be a gamble and potentially result in serious hassle and downtime for your production.

3. With less delivery miles required UK to UK, the associated carbon footprint will be reduced. Buying British is an easy win for (and should be an integral part of) your business’ Environmental Sustainability Policy. 

4. It’s likely the cost of imported goods will increase due to another Brexit consequence – import tariffs. While the situation is as yet unclear, import tariffs are irrelevant for UK-made products!

5. Sustainability and traceability are essential issues for UK manufacturers. Companies like Activate work tirelessly to support the ongoing and ever-increasing challenges facing our key industries, with particular focus on meeting the exacting requirements of BRC Global Standards. One fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic is a heightened suspicion of ‘cheap’ imported products and it’s likely the end consumer’s demand for traceable, home-grown ingredients and manufacture will increase as a result.

Supporting British manufacturers for over 20 years

Activate Lubricants have been supporting British manufacturers for over 20 years and we believe this is a big part of how we are able to make our service so consistent. Ultimately, we are all looking for certainty and our customers frequently comment on the peace of mind they enjoy due to the trust they have in us.

This is the same peace of mind we get from manufacturing our own high quality, fully synthetic, foodgrade lubricants right here in the UK, and having an experienced, UK-based team on hand to support customers on-site, on the phone, via our e-training portal or (lately) via Zoom!

This end-to-end UK service has allowed us to provide uninterrupted service throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and to support over 600 food lubricant users within the food, food packaging and pharmaceutical industries during one of their most challenging times in recent history.

So, let’s continue to support the UK, support UK manufacturing, support the UK food industry – let’s make Britain strong again together!

Whether you’re an Activate customer or not, don’t hesitate to contact us for any advice on lubrication compliance, processes and products. We’re happy to take your call!


*Source: The Independent newspaper, September 2020.

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