The company was formed in Glasgow,
in 1918 by John Scobie & John Junor.
Initially, the sole trade was in
Herbs and Spices.
During the 1950's, the
business was bought by John Bryce
and John Wicklow. They were
followed in the 60's by second
generations of both families.
saw the purchase of 2 further
seasoning manufacturers, and a first
venture into elastic meat netting.
In the 80's
launched, winning the Queens Award
for Export along the way. We
export to over 50 countries, and are
now one of the worlds largest
saw the retirement of Iain Bryce,
and the joining of a 3rd generation
At the turn of the century,
the Group continued expanding with
an acquisition of Dutch netting
we set up the only on line site for
butchers to buy their supplies. This
has been a great success with double
digit growth every year. You can see
the site at
we entered into a joint venture
technology swap gaining the
equipment and experience to
establish a thermoforming plant for
we embrace the latest information
technology into our operational
business models, launching our
on-line account access, allowing the
larger customers to place and track
their orders 24/7.
we expanded into new premises at 1
Singer Road, East Kilbride, allowing
us to consolidate 3 sites into one.
87,000 square feet on an 8 acre site
gave us the headroom to cope with
the growth we were experiencing.
we established a presence in
southern Ireland, with a base near
Dublin. This gave us a great footing
to launch all of our products
directly into the Irish market.
saw the commissioning of a brand
new blending facility for herbs and
spices in East Kilbride. With a
capacity of 1500mt this gave us a
manufacturing capability in house.
the Group acquired an Austrian meat
netting business. Consolidation of
the Dutch and now Austrian meat
netting production in East Kilbride
makes that site one of the largest
and most competitive in the world.
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a specialised organic division is
born. Focusing on blending organic
herbs and spices, more information
can be found at
the Group purchased Foodmaker Ltd
from The Solae Company, part of the
DuPont Group. Foodmaker is a
specialist in dry blending of herbs
and spices. Based in Corby, England,
it is ideally suited for servicing
the food sector in the UK.
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we established our own branch office in Southern Ireland. Located at Unit A3 at the M7 Business Park in Nass, near Dublin, it is ideally suited to service butchers and processors in the Republic.
Our innovation, attention to detail
and consistent execution of our
customers requirements are
complemented by the company tag line
- Adding Value to Food,
which captures the mission of the
Scobie and Junor group. A
major part of our success is built
on providing our customers with a
level of service and a range of
quality assured products that is
second to none.
S&J is one of the UK largest
privately owned companies in
its sector, with operations
in Scotland, Northern and
Southern Ireland, and of
course now England.
Specialising in supplying
the food industry with the
finest ingredients, the most
innovative packaging and the
most dependable machinery
available throughout the
We gained BRC V7 at Foodmaker. Grade A of course. We also purchased the building at Nass for our Southern Ireland business, setting down long term roots in that market.
We acheived BRC AA standard at the Foodmaker site, the highest award possible for quality.
We also hired our own development chef, taking our offeing of Adding Value to Food to the next level.