Bristol, United Kingdom Packaging, Warehouse and Distribution Centre
Accolade Wines’ manufacturing facility in the UK, Accolade Park, is a multi-award winning bottling facility which employs over 500 people and produces 25 million 9L case equivalent of wine each year.
Accolade Park is a state of the art manufacturing plant and the only dedicated wine bottling facility in the UK, with the ability to package every format, from 187ml to 75cl in glass bottles and 1.5Ltr to 10Ltr casks.
With 6 packaging lines and the capability of producing 1,200 bottles of wine every minute, Accolade Park is also home to the largest wine warehouse and distribution centre in Europe (80,000m²). Accolade Park bottles 92% of the company’s wine sales in the UK and over 50% of Accolade wine sales in Europe.
"Innovation is the lifeblood of Accolade Park."
Our operational philosophy is based on the Lean approach, which has led to the development of our people and systems at Accolade Park and resulted in continuous improvement and innovation. Our strategy creation methodology continues to deliver both strategic high level projects and local innovations.
Innovation is the lifeblood of Accolade Park. Our new Innovation Suite is a purpose-built space where we can create shopper experiences, explore innovations and bring all our technical partners together. We understand both the customer and end consumers’ packaging requirements and this, coupled with supplier partnerships and a collaborative working approach has meant we’ve been able to execute leading packaging innovations that make us a ‘go to’ wine supplier for our far reaching customer base.
Accolade Park has the ability to create tailored packaging solutions to generate increased sales by leveraging our consumer and customer insight, coupled with our supplier partnerships
The site is equipped with the latest laboratory facilities to world leading fillers. This investment keeps us ahead of the competition in quality, efficiency, sustainability and cost.
All of this has resulted in Accolade Park becoming an award-winning site which includes World Class Manufacturer of the Year in 2015, coupled with winning Sustainable Manufacturer in 2010 and the Leadership and Strategy award in 2012.
The largest wine warehouse and distribution centre in Europe: 80,000m²
The only dedicated wine production facility in UK that can bottle all size formats (187ml, 250ml, 75cl, 1.5L, 2.25L, 3L, 10L)
Glass capacity – 21 million 9 litre equivalent
5 million 9 litre equivalent cases of cask
6 packaging lines – filling a total of 1,200 bottles per minute
Transport related CO2 reduced by more than 1/3 for products sold in the UK
Sustainable initiatives including rainwater harvesting and sensor controlled lighting