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Inside manufacturing: Glanbia Performance Nutrition

Inside manufacturing: Glanbia Performance Nutrition

For someone who confesses to have fallen into the food industry, Alex Baker hasn’t wasted any time in building a successful career.

Having held technical and managerial roles at a number of food businesses across the north-east, the 43-year-old was appointed general manager of Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) at the beginning of 2015.

Baker, who runs the company’s Middlesbrough operation on a day-to-day basis, also has responsibility for managing the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region.

Powders and bars

Part of the Glanbia Group, GPN specialises in making ready-to-mix powders and ready-to-eat bars under a number of brand and own-label names.

GPN won Ambient Manufacturing Company of the Year at the 2015 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, an achievement that Baker believed was down to the company’s “commitment to quality and integrity”.

“It is a real accolade for the business and the people that have made our success a reality over the years,” he says.

“Our business is fast-paced and growing year-on-year. Our desire is to double the size of GPN over the next three years, and I truly believe it will come to pass.”

Find out more about how the company is handling ever-growing demand from the sports nutrition sector in this exclusive gallery.

Me and My Factory

You can also read an exclusive interview with Baker in the May edition of Food Manufacture magazine as part of the Me and My Factory series.

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

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