Little’s commissions its own UK capsule production line

The Devon-based family business, Little’s, has commissioned its own Nespresso capsule production line, making it the only brand now making its own pods in the UK.

Fresh from a rebrand and off winning two Great Taste awards in 2023 (for Little’s Smooth Colombian instant coffee and Little’s Creamy Caramel coffee pods), Little’s is now a thirty-strong team and is creating new jobs in Devon.

MD, Will Little, saw the potential in manufacturing in house and made the decision to champion British manufacturing and create local jobs.

Will Little, commented, “We’re so excited to announce we’re commissioning our own Nespresso capsule production line. Not only does this represent the most significant investment in the company’s history, but it also makes us the only brand of capsules in the UK to actually make their own capsules in the UK. By bringing this manufacturing in-house we’re increasing our agility, quality, profitability, and helping create jobs here in the Southwest.

“We’ve been working closely with two outstanding machine manufacturers to bring this line to life. Both based in Spain, we’re utilising the most up-to-date production technology including a cartoning machine built by renowned robotics experts IMASD. This will be the first machine of its kind in the UK and utilises cutting edge Siemens automation. This is all housed in our new 3,000 sqft facility dedicated solely to capsule production.

“The new line is now fully operational and will allow us to also offer own label and contract packing solutions in early 2024.”

Little’s flavour-infused coffee is vegan friendly, 4kcals per cup and contains no added sugar. Little’s is the first instant coffee in UK supermarkets to go 100% plastic free, instead utilising UK-made glass jars with UK-made aluminium lids, for freshness.

The Little’s range is available via the Little’s web shop or from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Amazon, Ocado, Selfridges & Co, Harvey Nichols Harrods, Booths, Whole Foods and Holland & Barrett. Its prices vary from RRP GBP £4.99 for its 50g jar of Premium Instant Coffee, £3.50 for its flavoured instant coffees, £4.00 for a pack of ten capsules, and £3.29 for a 100g pack of ground coffee.

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