Wyke Farms Ltd is a family run company based in the heart of the Somerset cheddar-making region. The art of traditional cheese making will never be lost on the Somerset farm where the Clothier family have been making cheddar in Somerset since 1861. Today, Wyke Farms is one of the largest independent cheese makers and milk processors in the UK producing over 18,000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning 160-year-old recipe.
The Wyke Farms brand is one of the oldest cheddar brands in the UK and is the mostly widely distributed to over 160 countries around the world. Wyke Farms is the only independent national cheddar brand in the UK.
Wyke Farms are committed to sustainable farming and are proud to be the UK’s first national cheddar brand to become 100% self-sufficient in green energy. Wyke Farms sources all of its electricity and gas from both solar and biogas, generated from the farm and dairy waste. The biogas energy is generated from its own anaerobic digester (AD) plant, which saves Wyke Farms over 20 million kilos of carbon dioxide per annum. The company are now Europe’s most sustainable business
The Wipak Group is a leading global supplier of premium quality, sustainable and innovative flexible packaging solutions for food, medical devices and pharmaceutical products. In 2019, the family-owned business, which has 11 manufacturing plants across Europe, launched an ambitious strategy to be the world’s most sustainable flexible packaging supplier, committed to ZERO CO2 by 2025.
Through strategic investments and partnerships, and implementing a circular economy approach, Wipak has placed sustainability at the heart of everything it does. The company is working towards CO2 neutrality by focusing on issues such as material consumption, waste reduction and renewable-based materials. Combined with ever-increasing recyclable solutions and new, state-of-the-art technologies, Wipak is continuously expanding its sustainable packaging range to not only reduce its environmental impact, but that of its customers too.
Whether you’re looking for alternative materials and composites, thinner films which don’t compromise barrier properties, reduced edible-to-packaging ratio, digital printing or increased levels of recycled content in a pack, Wipak can offer all key markets a broad range of packaging products and services.
The company is continually investing in new facilities and improved processes, and is proud of its position at the forefront of the flexible packaging industry, which it maintains by involving customers from the very beginning of a new product journey and including them throughout the product development process. Wipak’s dedicated and knowledgeable team gains a clear understanding of customers’ needs and works with them to deliver functional solutions that ensure the maximum level of product protection, preserving resources and inspiring customers and end-users alike. The company also offers a wide range of services and training opportunities through its recently launched N.E.X.T. centers, helping its customers gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
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