About Aimia Foods

We’re a food and drinks manufacturer located in Haydock, North West England. Founded in 1981, we started out manufacturing and supplying dry powder products such as coffee, hot chocolate and soups for sale into the vending industry. Today we have an annual turnover of £80m and operate a broad product portfolio across retail, food service, vending, cash & carry both in the UK and export markets.

Aimia was acquired  by Cott, a world leader in coffee and water, in 2014.  This acquisition provides us with strategic and financial backing, whilst allowing us to continue to operate semi-autonomously specialising in our own fields of beverages and foods, with specific expertise and capabilities in dry powder blending and packing.

  • Our vision

    We strive to add more value than any other competitor to our customers' and our partners' businesses.

  • Faster & More Flexible

    Small enough to do things quickly but large enough to do them well, we're always first to respond to a brief.

  • We value our staff

    We employ over 300 people, all of whom are empowered and supported to fulfil their potential. We create a rewarding and fun work environment.

  • Committed to Sustainability & Responsibility

    We believe in sustainable sourcing and sell a wide range of fair & ethically certified products including coffee, tea and cocoa.

  • Zero to landfill business

    We comply and exceed all regulatory requirements in respect of wastage, pollution and are a zero to landfill site.

  • We do our bit for charity

    We have a dedicated Charity Committee who organise fun activities, involving all staff, to help raise money for charities.

Why work with us?

We’re experts in manufacturing and in brand management. We produce our own product range, private label products, and branded products under license conditions.

BRC A+

We’re a UK leader in food safety; trusted by UK retailers and brands.

Brand Management

30 years experience managing household brand names including Galaxy, Maltesers, Uncle Ben’s & PG tips

In-House R&D

We formulate and innovate in-house and intimately understand food trends and regulatory developments.

Scope of Production

Across 25 production lines we pack one of the widest range of packaging types under one roof in the UK.

Food & Drink Manufacturing Expertise

Dry Blending

We blend our powders in-house with state of the art equipment.

Packaging

Pouches, composites, tins, jars, sachets, sticks, bulk bags, cartons, flow wrapping, pots… we can produce and pack a vast range of packaging types and sizes.

Wet Blending

We’re specialists in blending liquid concentrates, soft drinks, and syrups

Filling

We’re the perfect outsourcing partner for packing and filling with a wide range of capabilities.

Agglomeration

In-house agglomeration systems, we granulate powders to specific density and solubility requirements.

Fast Paced

A wide range of lines and specialist equipment allow us to pack your product quickly and efficiently, ultimately adding value to your operation.

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