British manufacturer of stocks and sauces, Essential Cuisine, has posted record year-on-year sales figures and is gearing up for 2020 and beyond with considerable investment in its Cheshire-based operations to increase capacity, lower emissions and improve efficiencies across the board.
The results come in the wake of a May 2018 acquisition by Solina, a leading European producer of savoury ingredients.
Eighteen months on, Essential Cuisine has been through a brand refresh, including a new strapline – "our passion, your creation" – and the total removal of gluten from its range of products. The company has also introduced several ‘premium instant' lines, which has seen greater strides into the public sector.
Essential Cuisine head of marketing, Ben Forbes, commented: "2019 has been a really successful year for Essential Cuisine in terms of financial results and new customer wins and, following on as they do from a great period of change for the company, are testament to the hard work from our incredible and passionate team. With 2020 looming, we're certainly not going to rest on our laurels; our core business focus is on innovation – both in products and processes. Having invested in infrastructure changes that will help us grow further and future proof the business, we move forward with great excitement and optimism."