08 Oct 2018
Harlequin Printing and Packaging, an established printing house based in Pontyclun, has been sharing their services across Wales and the UK for many years. However, in recent times, the business has witnessed huge growth in their packaging division, having worked closely with brands and manufacturers throughout Europe. This week, the brand announced that they had retained their AA BRC Global Standards status; an accreditation that signals Harlequin's ability to work to high industry standards when it comes to packaging goods.
BRC Global Standards operates a programme of global schemes designed to protect brands and consumers covering food and non-food through risk-based process and system evaluation.
According to the organisation:
"The BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials is the first Packaging Standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) benchmarking committee. It’s why over 3,500 suppliers in over 80 countries have chosen to be certificated to this scheme and is recommended or accepted by specifiers worldwide."
In order to boast an AA accreditation, a business' packaging has to adhere to frameworks placed upon the following six sections:
• Senior management commitment
• Hazard and risk management system
• Product safety and quality management
• Site standards
• Product and process control
Successfully passing each stage and assessment, Harlequin continues on their path to become the leading packaging company in Wales. Having enjoyed an influx of new packaging customers during the first quarter of the business year, the team are confident in their vision.
Delme Beddow, Sales Director at Harlequin says:
'It's great to have retained this accreditation as it signals our commitment to the packaging side of the business; an area we are continually working on and developing. From purchasing new machinery to sourcing larger clients, we currently find ourselves in an exciting time of expansion".
For more details on Harlequin's printing and packaging solutions, visit their website.