ABOUT NATCO

Introduction

Natco is the favoured brand for spices and herbs, nuts, poppadoms, lentils, gram flour, grains, chutneys, seeds and more.

We have been serving the UK’s growing love for these foods since 1961 and are trusted by homes all across the UK and beyond. We source our products from all over the world, and bring them to our award-winning processing hub in the heart of the Buckingham countryside.

Natco Foods was twice winner of the Power Business of the Year Award at the British Asian Business Awards in 2015 and 2016.

Our Natco Cash and Carry in West London is a member of the Today's Group. In 2013, we acquired Trigon Snacks Trading in Liverpool - one of the market leaders in own-label nut manufacturing and owners of the much-loved brand, Big-D.

Natco Foods is part of the Choithram Group which has worldwide activities including supermarkets, manufacturing and distribution. This influence and expertise is what sets us apart from other brands.


Facilities and Capabilities

Natco Foods is based in an award-winning, purpose-built site in Buckingham with vast capabilities in food & commodities sourcing, processing, cleaning, packing, blending, warehousing and despatching.

We have more than 50 years' experience of producing our Natco brand in the UK, and selling to customers all over the world.

We set high standards for the rest of the market to follow.

Read on to find out more about our facility and how we can help you achieve your business needs.

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BRC

Natco has A-Grade British Retail Consortium Accreditation.

10,000

10,000+ pallet capacity and our own fleet of Natco trucks.

Factory
NPD

Natco Ingredients specialises in business-to-business NPD, steam sterilising products for food safety, and sourcing obscure ingredients.

Trigon

We have acquired Trigon Snacks, a Liverpool-based Nuts and Snacks manufacturer, producing the Big-D brand, and own-label packing for major retailers.

  • High-speed Martini packing machines
  • Getinge Steam Sterilizer
  • The formidable Sangati cleaning plant
  • Spice Blending facility
  • Highly trained staff
  • Product and Technical Expertise
  • Best-Practice H&S procedures

Steam Sterilization

  • Leading innovation inspired by medical sterilisation technology. 

  • Our Steam Sterilisation facility is one of the few in the UK.

  • Eradicate unsafe pathogens and microbiological content in spices, herbs, seeds and other materials, whilst preserving their natural pungency, flavour and nutrients.

Exports

  • Strong exports presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.
  • Our Natco Cash & Carry stocks a huge range of food and non-food products - we can consolidate your order from both sites.

Own-Label Packing

  • Frequent audits from blue-chip customers and BRC ensure our facility is of the highest standard.
  • Diverse packing options.
  • Strong purchasing capabilities.
  • Develop unique products specific to your requirements.

Quality

Natco Foods follows Total Quality Management, based upon HACCP principles

  • Grade A BRC accreditation.
  • Our Natco Ingredients Division is approved by the 'Soil Association' for the supply and manufacture of Organic products.
  • Rigorous in-house testing in our own laboratory and external chemical and microbiological analysis tests ensure a quality product.
  • Traceability and Food safety - IT computer system ensures traceability throughout our site.
  • All employees are trained for Level 2 food hygiene.
  • Our Technical team audit our suppliers in the UK and abroad.
  • Frequent audits from blue-chip customers and leading retailers.

Being Green and Ethics

For Natco Foods Ltd, contributing positively to sustainable human flourishing in societies across the globe is not just a fortunate side effect of operating a profitable business but is instead the primary purpose of its existence.

Click here for our full CSR Statement, or read on for some of our key priorities and activities:


PHILANTHROPY

Since 2011, Natco Foods has donated the majority of its profits to the Human Capability Foundation, a UK charity.

The Foundation funds organisations in the UK and India that support the rights of vulnerable and marginalised groups. For more information, see www.humancapabilityfoundation.com.

Since 2014, Natco has been in partnership with Find Your Feet, a UK charity that works in India, Nepal, Malawi and Zimbabwe on food security and empowerment. Natco has been match-funding the donations raised by Find Your Feet’s Curry For Change campaign, and in 2016 Natco donated a total of more than £18,000 to Find Your Feet. Natco has also been providing free spices and ingredients to encourage people to cook a curry and raise money amongst their dinner party guests. For more info: www.curryforchange.org.uk


ENVIRONMENT

Natco is committed to maximising the use of solar panels on its sites in order to increase the proportion of renewable energy used and reduce our carbon footprint.

LED

We have installed energy-saving LED lights throughout our facilities.

750kW

In 2017 we tripled our solar installation in Buckingham to 750kW!

Solar
Freight

All of our imports and most exports use sea freight - far more energy efficient than air freight.

Recycle

Total Waste Management, recycling materials wherever possible, and using waste foodstuffs for birdfeed.

  • Our London Natco Cash & Carry and Trigon are also generating electricity from their own solar panels.
  • We export electricity generation back to the Grid.

OUR PRODUCTS & SOURCING

  • The vast majority of our range consists of natural ingredients with no artificial additives.
  • We vet suppliers on a number of criteria, including traceability and food safety, insisting that no child labour be used in production.
  • We visit suppliers to inspect facilities ourselves.
  • Suppliers of some of our most important products, such as chilli and turmeric, work directly with small farmers in India, helping them achieve a higher income from their crop by securing a premium for keeping their small farms free of prohibited pesticides.
  • We are part of the Sustainable Spice Initiative.
  • Our products support a healthy and environmental diet.
  • We support a vegetarian and vegan diet.
  • We support independent shops by offering substantial interest-free credit to hundreds of small businesses.

Natco Turmeric Powder
Our Flour Room Operator
Packed Turmeric
Finest Quality of Cloves