Contract boost for Selkirk business

SBSR R P Adam Ltd., Selkirk
SBSR R P Adam Ltd., Selkirk

A Selkirk family firm is all set to mark its 125th anniversary with a prestigious new brewery contract.

RP Adam Ltd (Arpal Group) has secured a new long-term deal with Young & Co.’s Brewery plc, extending the existing contract to 2020.

RP Adam is a leading manufacturer of cleaning and disinfection products.

The contract extension will include the provision of cleaning and disinfection products to Young’s, including their Geronimo Inns, at 170 sites across London and the south-east. Central to the contract win was the implementation of RP Adam’s Duotek system which introduces unrivalled safety levels for the use of liquid dish and glass washing detergents.

The system uses a revolutionary safety mechanism to prevent the accidental spillage or splashing of hazardous chemical on the machine user.

Max Adam, RP Adam marketing director and the fourth generation to be involved in the business, welcomed the move. He said: “Young’s is one of the UK’s leading quality food pub chains, with 30 per-cent of turnover represented by its food offer. We have over the years shown the value of a reliable long-term partnership in supporting their expanding food offer and this deal now cements Young’s as RP Adam’s marquee pub client with increasing food sales. Helping to ensure food safety and staff safety are key areas of focus for us and our clients’ businesses.

“I am especially pleased that Duotek will be part of the contract extension, which brings a genuine ultra-safe innovation to the UK’s pub market, providing unrivalled user safety. ”

The extension deal is a real boost to RP Adam’s five year investment and growth programme, launched recently, which sets out a £20 million turnover target to be reached by 2020.

Max Adam added: “The next phase in the expansion promises to be an extremely exciting time, and the Young’s business forms a part of that journey.”

The company has also recently completed a £400,000 overhaul of its UK headquarters, in Selkirk.

Almost £250,000 was invested – including new filling lines for smaller pack sizes, and a state-of-the art warehouse racking system.