Clear opportunity for glass company

Published 20th April 2016 at 8:47am

Glass manufacturer Beatson Clark is at one of the largest brewing trade shows in the US next month.

Export sales manager Jan-Willem Ridt and sales and marketing director Lynn Sidebottom will be at BrewExpo America in Philadelphia between May 4 and 6.

The Rotherham-based business has a turnover of £44million. It specialises in providing glass packaging for niche brands in the food, drink and pharmaceutical markets worldwide.

Beatson Clark has a production capacity of around 496 million units or 88,000 tonnes. The company produces bottles for a number of major breweries. They include the Brooklyn Brewery in New York, the Meantime Brewing Company in London and Robinson’s in Stockport.

“The craft brewing movement really took off in the United States. As brewing is a key sector for us BrewExpo America is a really important event for us to attend,” said Mr Ridt.

“The craft beer sector is a perfect fit for us. We offer small production runs and a flexible approach. Breweries are often surprised to find they can have customised beer bottles at such low volumes and cost.”

Published 20 April 2016

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