East Coast Bakehouse


Membership approved until 1st May 2018

Business Background

Sector
Confectionary / Snacks

Product Range
Cookies, Biscuits, Rotary Molded Biscuits, Plain Sweet Biscuits, Oat Biscuits, Crunch Biscuits, Half-coated Products, Penny Stack, Tray, Portion Pack

Specialists In
Producing a wide range of cookies and biscuits for contract manufacturing, private label and foodservice.

 

 

East Coast Bakehouse is Europe’s newest large-scale biscuit manufacturer based in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

The company is keen to work closely with trade customers to innovate, develop and produce premier biscuits that will create growth opportunities for businesses.

East Coast Bakehouse has over 200 years of biscuit manufacturing experience. The management team focuses on building sustainable relationships while displaying creativity and efficiency with quality ingredients and a commitment to innovation.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Sustainability was a key component when East Coast Bakehouse established their business, including the choice of location, facility design, production process, equipment, sourcing of suppliers and development of waste management systems. 

Raw Material Sourcing

East Coast Bakehouse have ensured that their supplier base is in line with their sustainability commitments and that they are working with best in class suppliers across a range of raw material, packaging and service areas. All suppliers are audited to confirm their credentials and commitment to their sustainability charter. East Coast Bakehouse are committed to sourcing from suppliers with recognised certification and this is demonstrated through the company’s UTZ Certification  and their use of RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified products. Additionally, East Coast Bakehouse use pure Irish butter and Irish oats in all of their products.

Manufacturing Processes

East Coast Bakehouse will use the first year of their plan to establish baselines in their use of energy, water and waste using the Origin Green resource tracker. These figures will be used to set targets in 2018.

Social Sustainability

East Coast Bakehouse love their food, but they’re very aware that not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy good food. Although the company is a new bakehouse, they believe in bringing back some of the better, older traditions…. like the Bakers’ Dozen. In traditional baking a “Bakers Dozen” was 13 instead of 12.. The baker always added one loaf to the batch to ensure that no-one was left short. That’s why East Coast Bakehouse have established the “Bakers Dozen Fund” and have pledged the profits from every 13th biscuit to the fund to benefit Irish charities who work to improve the communities we live in. The company is working closely with their partners: Simon Communities, and GIY (Grow it Yourself), to fund initiatives that will deliver wholesome food to individuals and communities all over Ireland.

Unique Selling Points

East Coast Bakehouse Ltd is an insight-driven, large-scale modern production plant, purveying the finest butter based recipes and sustainable palm oil.

Awards & Accreditations

  • Blas na hÉireann Awards 2016 – Finalist
  • BRC AA Grade, UTZ Certified, RSPO Certified

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