Case Study – Natural Fruit & Beverage Co. Ltd. – Grounds Maintenance Contract

Natural Fruit & Beverage Co. (NFBC), located in Coatbridge, is the UK’s leading packer of food products into re-sealable pouches. Having been established in such a way and now working with some of the world’s biggest brands, the management team identified many areas in which the site did not aptly represent their business growth and rising profile.

nfbc outside gate with sign

It was at this point which Inex Works began its relationship with NFBC. There were a few areas of immediate need including fencing replacement which was completed as a priority to ensure a more secure site. Additionally, as NFBC lease a portion of their site to a haulage firm, keeping the wheels of commerce moving was both a need for their own products and also those of its tenants. With that in mind, NFBC contracted Inex to provide winter maintenance over the 2015/16 season using our bespoke mix of eco-friendly de-icing liquid and road salt via our light-weight combi-spreaders.

NFBC also had a few potholes which required attention and Inex was able to repair the damaged tarmac areas once a stretch of dry weather allowed. Moving into spring and pleased with the work completed to date, NFBC awarded Inex their grounds maintenance contract. This included a one-time “blitz” to get the site maintenance-ready. Regular fortnightly maintenance continues to allow the NFBC site to flourish and serve as a much better representation of the thriving business they operate.

Click here to see a sampling of the work carried out at Natural Fruit & Beverage Co.

“We are the landlords for our Coatbridge site and amongst other things, are responsible for grounds maintenance. After many years of using another grounds maintenance contractor, I was persuaded to use Inex. We had been using them for winter gritting and the service and costs were good.

Inex reviewed the requirements with me and recommended a programme of works which commenced with an initial intense site tidy up, followed by routine grounds maintenance, predominantly grass cutting.

We are still very early in the season but the intense work has been completed and the first grass cut has been done and the positive difference from last year is very apparent. Numerous people have commented on how much better the site is looking already and we feel much more confident about bringing customers to our site.

Keep up the good work!!!”

Jamie Walker

Manufacturing Manager

Natural Fruit & Beverage Co. Ltd.