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Sacla UK and Culina reach 30 year milestone

Sacla UK and Culina reach 30 year milestone

Leading Italian pesto and pasta sauces company Sacla UK has committed to a further three year agreement to continue its logistics partnership with Culina Group.

Culina Group began handling warehousing and distribution for Sacla UK in 1990 and the newly signed agreement will equate to a thirty year business relationship between the two companies.

As well as a new agreement, Sacla UK moves its warehouse operation from Leighton Buzzard to a new logistics facility at Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
Vince Piazza, Sacla’ supply chain manager commented, “Our logistics supply chain is a key aspect to the success of our business. The long term working relationship with Culina is testament to the trust and confidence built over many years of working together.”

Culina Group CEO, Thomas van Mourik said, “I am very proud Sacla’ UK has signed up to work with us at Culina for another three years. It gives me a good feeling about how Culina Group is moving forward in 2017.

“We have witnessed exceptional growth particularly over the past couple of years. Its all about how our people work with and treat the people and companies that we serve.”

Alongside Muller, Sacla’ UK are one of Culina Groups longest standing customers.

Culina Group has enjoyed tremendous growth since entering the UK market place in 1994 and now stands as a £430+ million business having recently acquired Great Bear Distribution.

The food and drink logistics specialist operates across the chilled and ambient temperature ranges, providing a number of shared-user supply chain solutions, including warehousing, transportation and contract packing, plus extensive bonded expertise.

Culina Group currently has over 50 strategically located sites across the UK and Ireland, providing more than 7.5 million sq. ft. of warehousing space, while it also operates a fleet of more than 600 trucks and 1,300 trailers.

Culina Group employs over 6,000 people and has an enviable client list containing hundreds of brands and manufacturers, many of which are household names.



Sacla’ Italia is an Italian pesto and pasta sauce brand. Sacla’ was founded by Secondo and his wife Piera in Asti, Piedmont in north-west Italy in 1939. Sacla’ is still run by the founding family, and all products are made in Italy to traditional recipes using fresh ingredients. Sacla’ UK are the distributors of the products in the UK and have been doing so since 1991.

For more than 75 years, Sacla’ has been making food with care, flair and love. Since 1939, each generation of the Sacla’ family has built on the company’s spirit of creativity, ingenuity and sheer passion – as well as its real respect for tradition. Everything, in fact, that’s at the heart of our philosophy and culture today. It is our belief in authenticity that makes us who we are, and has made Sacla’ the UK’s favourite pesto.

Alongside pasta sauces and antipasti’s – all made in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. And with many more Italian secrets yet to share, we have now created our Professional Portfolio for UK catering business – a collection of Italian ingredients and products made in Italy using our favourite family recipes. paul.willocks@culina.co.uk / 07423 467694

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