95 YEARS OF SEASONINGS AND MARINADES
Unbar Rothon, one of the UK’s leading seasonings and marinades suppliers, has celebrated 95 years as a successful manufacturer and exporter and for more than seventy of those years it has been owned and run by the same family.
It was established in London in 1921 and in 1948 Mr. Felix Rothon (later to be awarded an MBE) moved its headquarters to Billericay in Essex.
Over time Unbar Rothon became internationally recognised as a leader in the business of supplying high quality seasonings and marinades to food manufacturers, caterers and butchers with Mr. Felix Rothon’s sons, Patrick and William, joining him on the board.
Now with two members of the next generation, Richard and Matthew, also directors, the company is leading the market sectors it serves with new seasonings and services, including the innovative Lean Blending Service.
This generates the precise blends required and delivers individual packs (anything between 100g and 25 kilos) to the customer, thus minimising the use of storage space. Operational costs, including storing, picking, weighing and blending a multiplicity of minor ingredients are also avoided.
A big attraction is the peace of mind generated by Unbar Rothon’s taking responsibility for food safety, legality and quality issues through its assessment of all raw materials used and by its worldwide early-warning problem scanning service.
“We have streamlined the process so customers no longer have to blend their own seasonings. That reduces the dangers of cross contamination and our batch packing service is a further benefit that reduces the associated risks even further,” said Richard Rothon.
Recently, the company developed and launched a new and exciting range of flavours for meatballs and stuffings, including sweet orange with tart cranberry and a savoury leek and black pepper.
Unbar Rothon celebrated the anniversary with newcomers to its workforce joining others who have given decades of service to the company – and announced plans to further expand the team to efficiently handle growing business.
Throughout its history Unbar Rothon has reacted (and often driven) change within the industry and in doing so has enhanced its sector leading position.
“The company has a good future ahead and we aim to be here for a further 95 years,” said Mr. Patrick Rothon.
Long-time customer Snowbird foods has congratulated Unbar Rothon on its longevity. Commercial and marketing director Roy Anderson commented: “the inventiveness and reliability of the Unbar Rothon service has played a welcome and significant part in the profitable running of this company and we look forward to growing with them in the future”.