Mackie’s at Taypack have exported 20 containers of crisps to Japan in the last 2 months, exceeding their target and shipping out an impressive 1.1 million packets since the start of 2018.

Over the last 12 months they have sent a total of 2.5 million packets to Asia with new distribution across emerging markets such as Taiwan, Thailand and South Korea on top of existing markets which include China, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Last year they took home the Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Awards prize for Export Business of the Year as well as the Herald Scottish Family Business Award for International Growth.

These were great accolades and a strong indication of the progress the company has made in international sales since Managing Director George Taylor’s son, James Taylor, joined the family business in 2016.

James Taylor, Commercial Director said: “Asia has proved to be a key market for our export sales and although China was historically our biggest market outside of the United Kingdom we are delighted that Japan has now taken first place and appears to be going from strength to strength.”

“Our gentle cooking method produces a unique, dry texture of crisp and this combined with our strong flavours seems to be particularly suited to the Asian palate”.

Mackie’s currently sell their Scottish crisps to 28 countries worldwide, with the most recent additions to their exporting repertoire being Afghanistan & Pakistan.