So you'll have seen that we're the leading European bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded customers.
But what makes us the market leader? Where did we start, how did we get where we are today? And importantly, what does the future hold?
Who we are
Refresco is the leading European bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded customers. With production in the Benelux, Finland, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, Poland and the UK, our global sourcing and local R&D capabilities offer an almost unlimited variety of products, manufactured to customer specifications and requirements.
Here in the UK, we started out as Gerber, a family business based in Somerset. Then in 2013 the merger with Refresco took place and a whole new world of opportunities opened up – for us as a business and for all our people. If you'd like to know about our story, take a look at our timeline.
What we do
For more than 30 years now, we've been successfully packaging, producing and transporting private labels for multiple retailers. We've also developed and grown our own portfolio of juice and juice drink brands. And we work closely with juice brands big and small, from production through contract packing, to transport and back office functions of every kind, from order to payment.
Retaining our people centred focus, we're using our expert market and category knowledge to build an industry leading infrastructure - characterised by state-of-the-art facilities with the latest technology and the broadest possible range of fully integrated manufacturing logistics, services and packaging. And we'll continue to invest in the infrastructure – and the people - to support the brands we work with.
What we believe in
Entrepreneurial. Market Driven. Innovative. Responsible. Excellent: Our values drive and define everything we are, everything we do. From the way we work with our customers, to the way we treat our people – as we hope you'll see and experience when you join us.
Our drinks on every table. That's our vision. So, yes, it's safe to say we're ambitious. We're thirsty for more, constantly looking to the future. To new products, new services, new markets, new customers. Here in the UK, we're well on track to produce one billion litres through our plant annually. Overseas? While we already have 27 factories in nine countries, we're actively looking to expand our operation – capitalising on the commercial opportunities that are available to us.
We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovation in the soft drinks market. We believe in thinking boldly and creatively to keep us ahead. We're constantly trying to run our business in more effective and more responsible ways to make what we do better, simpler and cheaper, while improving quality in an increasingly competitive market. The same philosophy applies to our people: development is vitally important to us. We'll encourage you to learn and grow while at work, grasping all opportunities that come your way - and when you consider our scale and our ambitious growth plans, you can be sure that plenty will.