AG Barr

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Project Features

  • AG Barr branding wrap
  1. The Requirements

    Established in 1875, AG Barr is the soft drinks business responsible for well-known brands such as the iconic IRN-BRU, Rubicon exotic juice drinks, Strathmore spring water, Tizer and the distribution of Rockstar energy drinks in the UK.

    The company has been making, moving, marketing and selling some of the UK’s best-loved soft drinks brands for over 140 years. It employs approximately 1,000 people and operates from nine sites across the UK. Barr’s £41 million state-of-the-art production, warehousing and distribution centre at Milton Keynes operates a high-tech canning and carton production facility with the capacity to produce 400 million cans and 40 million cartons a year.

    AG Barr had a requirement for flexible office and meeting space on its shop floor that could be adapted to meet its changing needs.

  2. The Solution

    Because the manufacturing facility is still new and growing, AG Barr wanted an office solution that could be extended or moved if needed and a Portakabin building gives that flexibility.

    Portakabin was the first to respond to AG Barr’s needs, and the company has now hired its second Portakabin Solus building which will be in place for three years.

    Both buildings were delivered in a month or less from contract award and were installed inside the distribution centre in a challenging operation, without the use of any vehicles.

Each building was ‘wrapped’ in the company’s statement drinks branding to fit in with the manufacturing facility’s high-tech appearance. The first building features the distinctive ‘Rockstar’ branding and the second is a ‘Rubicon’ drinks vinyl wrap. Portakabin worked closely with AG Barr’s graphics team to design the artwork and the resulting facilities are striking additions to the production centre.

The Portakabin team was very responsive. It’s great to have the option to personalise the buildings with our branding. The wraps were straightforward and complement our modern production facilities.

Tim Stacey, Factory Manager, AG Barr

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