August 6, 2021
Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark has officially opened a new warehouse owned by a company that supplies hop extracts to the brewing industry.
The MP, who is also chairman of the Science and Technology Committee at Westminster, was at Totally Natural Solutions’ [TNS] new warehouse in Paddock Wood.
TNS said the company was making a “strategic investment” to support the exponential growth of its patented natural hop extract to incorporate a staff increase to 30 as well as secure additional premises to continue to expand.
The company supplies its innovative hop oil and natural bitterness extracts to the brewing industry to replace dry hopping.
The first phase of the investment saw the completion of the new warehouse and the installation of an automated mixing and packaging facility to comply with the Global Food Safety Initiative. [GFSI] standards.
Covering 6,500 square feet, the Paddock Wood warehouse allows for 500 pallet spaces supported by investments in inventory control systems. This improvement enables TNS to respond quickly to the increase in its export sales, in markets such as the USA and Asia.
The company was founded in 2013 by Colin Wilson, who was previously Director of Operations at Barth Haas, the world’s largest supplier of hop products and services.
Wilson has ambitious growth plans for TNS including increasing its revenue to £ 25million over the next three years and the company is investing heavily to realize this opportunity.
He said: “The new warehouse is the first of many major developments in our ongoing expansion plans for TNS. Part of the team has already moved to the warehouse because we have exceeded our current space. “
He continued, “Our customer base and technical reputation are growing internationally, and we strive to improve new and existing relationships with brewers of all sizes around the world.
“Innovation and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do at TNS. We’re here to help brewers and the entire industry use extracts to reduce water consumption, beer wastage and energy consumption.
Mr. Clark spent time with the TNS team on site, learning more about the company’s growth and expansion plans and shared his thoughts.
He said: “It’s fantastic to see this new facility and to hear the team behind an amazing breakthrough in the traditions of hop growing and marketing in Kent.
“The possibilities for the use of hop oil by craft brewers and large brewers are almost endless and it is extremely exciting to know that such a creative and scientifically innovative company is based in my constituency. “