Huhtamaki Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania is one of Huhtamaki Group's four business segments. Our roots date back to 1960's when Huhtamaki operated its first packaging factory making tin cans in Finland. Shortly after packaging unit diversified into paper and plastic cup production and grew internationally into a leading packaging provider for the foodservice industry. At the beginning of the expansion period packaging business was named Polarcup. Name was changed to Huhtamaki, when mother company focused on global packaging after having divested its former candy and pharmaceutical businesses in the 1990's.
In Europe, Huhtamaki Foodservice is today organized into Western Europe & UK and Central & East Europe regions. Paper and plastic packaging is manufactured in multiple production locations close to our key customers. UK and Nordic countries are supplied mainly from Gosport (UK) and Hämeenlinna (Finland) plants while our Nules plant in Spain serves disposables to South Europe and consumer goods paper packaging to the wider European market. Latest additions are the Huhtamaki BCP Ltd. that operates out of Blackburn (UK) site offering specialized corrugated packaging solutions across Europe and Huhtamaki Foodservice Delta that has state of art folding carton manufacturing in Belfast, Ireland and Gliwice, Poland serving leading foodservice restaurant chains and brands.
Central and Eastern Europe is serviced from plants in Czeladz (Poland), Istanbul (Turkey) and Ivanteevka (Russia). German unit in Alf serves as a central manufacturing hub for plastic items for whole of Europe and is a leading maker of plastic vending cups. Many of the above listed plants serve various products for cross regional trade to complement local offerings.
Moreover, our Asian manufacturing units serve also products around the world. Huhtamaki Foodservice Asia-Oceania region has strengthened its already strong position in the fast growing Asian market in recent years by acquiring businesses in China, Malaysia, New Zealand and India. Huhtamaki Josco has four manufacturing sites in China and a sales and distribution center in Hong Kong. Today Huhtamaki Josco serves the world from its multiple manufacturing locations and has excellent customization capabilities for special segments like airline catering.
In Oceania, customers are serviced locally from plants in Australia and New Zealand and supported by the Asian manufacturing platform as well.
Huhtamaki is a leading foodservice packaging provider also in South Africa producing paper, plastic and molded fiber products to the local and neighboring markets.