UK’s second largest tea maker – in pictures

UK’s second largest tea maker: exclusive factory tour

Typhoo Tea produces 125M teabags a week at its factory in Moreton on the Wirral Peninsula – making it the largest own-label tea packer and the second largest tea manufacturer in the UK.

Food Manufacture visited the site earlier this year to share a brew with chief executive Somnath Saha, who is the Big Interview profile for the April issue.

In this exclusive photogallery of images taken while on a tour of the operation, you can learn about the tea-making process, and how Typhoo plans to grow in a challenging market.

Take a closer look at the inside of Typhoo Tea factory by clicking through the images.

Exclusive video interview

You can also view our exclusive video interview with Saha on why he believes Brexit presents an export opportunity for food and drink manufacturers.

His comments come in spite of Typhoo being severely impacted by the post-Brexit fall of the pound, which resulted in the cost of tea increasing by up to 50% in just 12 months.

Formerly part of Premier Foods, Typhoo Tea has since 2005 been jointly owned by Indian conglomerate Apeejay Surrendra Group, and Global Tea and Commodities (GTC) – a UK-headquartered business.

To read more about how Saha is tackling the challenges of a sector hit by rising costs – part of our Big Interview series of profiles – order your copy of the April issue of Food Manufacture magazine .

Seabrook Crisps photogallery

Meanwhile, you can view the full journey of how potatoes become crisps in this exclusive selection of images of the Seabrook Crisps’ factory in Bradford – taken as part of Food Manufacture’s Me and My Factory interview with chief operating officer Daniel Woodwards.

Do you and your factory have a story to tell? If you think you would make a suitable Me and My Factory candidate, Food Manufacture’s associate editor Noli Dinkovski would love to hear from you.

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