Snacking Giant Launches Partnership with Ashby School
11 Nov 2020
Design students now have access to their own industry-standard laser cutter, thanks to funding of £8,500 from pladis UK and Ireland, which owns well-known snacking brands including McVitie’s, Jacob’s, go ahead! Carr’s and Flipz.
pladis UK&I, whose Midlands Distribution Centre is at Ashby, purchased the TS6090 100 watt laser cutter as an added boost to the school’s design facilities. The machine will enable Sixth Form design students to complete complex projects as part of their A level studies.
The funding from pladis UK&I marks the start of an ongoing partnership between the school and the snacking company.
Ed Cooper, Head of Design at Ashby School, said: “We’re extremely grateful to pladis for buying the laser cutter which will make an enormous difference to our design students. Industry-standard equipment like this will really help them to develop their skills and prepare many of them for design-related degree courses and careers.
“We’re looking forward to working with pladis on other projects in the future.”
Chris Dockree, Logistics Director, pladis UK and Ireland, said: “Supporting the communities that we operate in is so important to us. As a partnership formed due to the added pressures of Covid-19, we’re delighted to continue working with Ashby School, along with Hireco and Mertrux, who also contributed to the equipment, and lending a helping hand in boosting their facilities to support students. We look forward to building our ongoing partnership and supporting the teachers and students at Ashby School now and in the future.”
pladis is one of the world’s leading snacking companies and home to beloved brands including McVitie’s and Ulker. pladis is also proud to distribute a range of GODIVA chocolates exclusively for consumer-packaged goods channels around the world.
pladis owns regional brands such as Jacob’s, go ahead!, Carr’s, Flipz, BN, Verkade and many more, delighting consumers with products across the snacking category including sweet and savoury biscuits, wafer, cake, chocolate, gum and candy.
Formed in 2016 with a promise to bring happiness to the world with every bite, pladis is the proud steward of more than 300 years’ baking and confectionery heritage. The expertise of its more than 16,000-strong global workforce spans 25 factories in 11 countries.
As a responsible business, delivering the highest quality products and exceptional service, pladis’ products are distributed to reach potentially 4 billion people across the world.
All pladis’ plastic wrappers in the UK & Ireland can be recycled through its partnership with TerraCycle. Consumers can find their nearest drop-off point at TerraCycle.co.uk