Two long-established South Yorkshire businesses have worked together to create a lighter, more environmentally friendly glass bottle for a famous food brand.
Henderson’s Relish – known locally as Hendo’s – has been made in Sheffield since 1885, and now the family-owned firm has teamed up with Rotherham-based glass manufacturer Beatson Clark to update the product’s packaging.
Victorian entrepreneur Henry Henderson used to encourage his customers to recycle their bottles by bringing them back to be refilled. The new bottle designed by Beatson Clark continues this environmentally friendly theme as it contains 30 per cent recycled material, with up to ten per cent collected locally and processed in Beatson Clark’s onsite recycling plant.
The bottle has ‘Henderson’s Relish’ embossed above its signature label and ‘Henderson’s Sheffield’ on the base, a redesign that honours the memory of historic Henderson’s bottles from the early years of the last century.
The embossing was created using Beatson Clark’s state-of-the-art sculpting software. This allows the company to create complex designs and replicate them perfectly in the finish moulds, which results in a high-quality, well-defined and consistent embossing.
“We are always very pleased to work with local businesses, and to design and manufacture a bespoke bottle for such a well known local brand as Henderson’s was a real pleasure,” said Chris Palmer, Business Development Manager at Beatson Clark in Rotherham.
“This is a great example of closed loop manufacturing because we recycle local domestic waste at our on-site recycling plant and re-use the glass to make new bottles and jars.
“Henderson’s has a long heritage and we think it’s fitting that the new embossed bottle we designed pays tribute to the brand’s history.”
Henderson’s Relish is still being blended to the original secret recipe of Henry Henderson. The recipe remains a secret only known to three family members.
The new 284ml bottle of Henderson’s Relish is now available in all stockists.