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Achievement throught quality - G.R. Spinks excel! - (fruit processors G.R. Spinks & Company Ltd.)(60 Years of Food Trade Review: 1931-1991)

Achievement Through Quality

Fruit processors G.R. Spinks & Co Ltd have not been standing still. This year, in particular, they have taken significant steps forward.

In addition to opening a new candy and nut plant at their Bingham factory (see FTR September issue), Spinks have become the first fruit conserve processors in Europe to be approved for BS 5750/ISO 9002. This Lloyds accreditation, which has taken 2 years to achieve, has been awarded at both Okehampton and Bingham. It defines quality policy, objectives and responsibilities, and because of the complexity and scope of the project, a new full time position of quality systems manager has been created.

Yet another accomplishment is the installation of an automated aseptic bulk tank filling system at Okehampton. This system, which is controlled by computer, promotes efficiency and ensures delivery of dairy conserves in completely aseptic conditions.

Spinks are also the first company to be registered by the Soil Association as a producer of organic fruit conserves for the dairy industry.

Managing director, Geoff Spinks comments: "We are delighted with our recent achievements. We have certainly come a long way since the company was founded in 1978 with a staff of four. Now we employ 135 people and are among the largest fruit processors in Europe. We have worked diligently to maintain and improve standards and to create new and exciting products. Our candy, nut and fruit conserves form the basis of many dairy and frozen desserts available on the supermarket shelves today. We are continuing to improve and expand and have further developments in the pipeline for the very near future".

The company can be contacted at Exeter Road, Okehampton, Devon, tel: 0837 54292.
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