RPC TEDECO-GIZEH – 25 YEARS
IN KENFIG, NEAR PORT TALBOT SOUTH WALES, THE RPC TEDECO-GIZEH FACTORY HAS BEEN MANUFACTURING PLASTIC VENDING AND DRINKING CUPS FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS
That’s not to say things haven’t changed here over the years. Take our name for example – we were plain Tedeco when we opened for business in 1992. Five years later we were acquired by the RPC Group and named RPC Tedeco. Then in 1998, when RPC purchased the packaging disposables division of Gizeh, we became RPC Tedeco-Gizeh, the name we have stuck with ever since.
In the latest census produced by the AVA for 2016, the UK vending market is worth £1.53 billion and has 4.54 billion vends per year. Having been manufacturing here in the UK for 25 years, RPC Tedeco-Gizeh are uniquely positioned to have an overview of the UK market. From our South Wales factory we produce over 3 billion cups and capsules for hot and cold drinks every year.
The RPC brand is the known for having best quality product on the market today.
Our UK vending product range consists of; 7oz squat and Tall and 9oz in white, mocha, mocha white and brown white.
We’ve been pretty active in new product development as well, ensuring we continue to offer a wide range of vending and drinking cups to meet our customers’ needs. We are also a major producer of single-serve coffee capsules.
And in an increasingly regulated world, we have kept up-to-date with all the relevant certifications for our industry – ISO 9001:2008, ISO 50001 and BRC-accredited to A-grade standard.
In the days when people decry the lack of UK manufacturing, we have been a consistent presence. In fact we are the only plastics drinks cup manufacturer in the UK.
We’ve made sure we remain consistent in our commitment to customer service during our 25 years – helped by a loyal and hard-working workforce, some of whom have been with us from the very beginning.
There’s a lot to celebrate this year in Kenfig, but it will certainly be with an eye on the future. Plastic cups remain the UK’s most popular vending format – and with environmental concerns a major focus for most businesses, the cups’ energy-efficient manufacturing process, their light weight which reduces the carbon impact of transportation, and their recyclability all give them a very positive sustainable profile.
Plastics will remain the material of choice for vending cups – and RPC Tedeco-Gizeh will continue to produce them. It’s always good to have a bit of consistency in changing times!
The RPC Group is now a truly global company, with 194 operations in 34 countries and employing over 24,900 people. RPC has expertise in all the main plastic conversion technologies. We serve six packaging and nonpackaging sectors, food, non-food, personal care, healthcare, technical components and beverages.
RPC Group plc is committed to incorporating sustainability into our overall business strategy and to helping our customers achieve their environmental goals. Plastics have a strong environmental profile. All polymers are lightweight, durable, low carbon and recyclable. All plastics are recyclable and can be used for a variety of valuable second-life applications.
Plastic PS vending cups from RPC Tedeco- Gizeh are 100% recyclable, and as a member of the Simply Cup collection and recycling scheme we encourage our customers to recycle and do their bit for the environment.
NIVO GROUP EXTENDS RPC TEDECO-GIZEH VENDING CUP CONTRACT
The deal will see RPC Tedeco-Gizeh produce plastic vending cups in a variety of sizes for NIVO members throughout the UK. The company has been a preferred supplier to NIVO for many years and the latest extension underlines the strength of the working partnership between the two businesses, and the quality of product and service from RPC Tedeco-Gizeh, as Graham Kingaby, Managing Director of NIVO explains: “We have always been impressed with the reliability and ease of use of the RPC Tedeco-Gizeh cup ranges, which makes them the No 1 choice for our members,” he comments. “We are delighted to have secured another recordbreaking deal with the company.”
Nigel Cannon UK Sales Manager for RPC Tedeco commented “We have been privileged to supply our range of vending and drinking cups to the NIVO Group. Increasingly our customers are benefiting not only from competitive product pricing but also from the total support and after sales service that RPC Tedeco-Gizeh provides to the UK market. Extending the contract demonstrates our commitment to supporting the group and further building a partnership to move the business forward. We look forward to working closely with the NIVO Group members to ensure the successful development of the contract.”