Kingsland integrates Bottle Green

27 August, 2015

Kingsland Drinks, the major UK wine and spirits supplier, has announced that it is to integrate the Bottle Green business, which it bought back in April.

It says following an in-depth strategic review, the two businesses will trade as Kingsland Drinks and the company will operate out of Irlam, near Manchester, Kingsland’s base since 1955.

The company says the decision to operate as a single, integrated company, out of one location, has been made to give staff, suppliers and customers a single point of focus and contact.

To minimise disruption to customers and producers during the transition phase, the company says it will continue to operate with all administrative processes remaining both within Leeds and Irlam.

Kingsland’s managing director Andy Sagar (pictured) said: “The integration of Bottle Green represents a key stage in Kingsland Drinks’ journey to be the leading premier independent supplier of wines and spirits to the UK, specialising in providing a total category solution.

“This integration of Bottle Green brings together Kingsland’s existing expertise in manufacturing, supply chain, bulk sourcing and marketing with Bottle Green’s sales, producer relations and wine making know-how,” said Sagar.

“Whilst we had originally intended to grow this aspect of the business organically, the opportunity to purchase Bottle Green allows Kingsland Drinks to realise our goal far quicker than expected. The newly combined business will offer the breadth of service necessary to survive in an increasingly challenging industry.”

Sagar said that Jon Eagle, Nick Butler and Adam Marshall will be joining the of the combined business’s executive.

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