Our Growth


Kolak is a unique business and one that has grown rapidly since being founded in 1984 by Ashok and Bharat Lakhani.

Despite starting life in modest premises and with just eight employees, our ability to provide value adding crisp and snack products in response to the most demanding customer requirements has enabled us to continually expand our production capabilities, our product portfolio, our team and customer base.

Turnover increased by more than 50% between 2009 and 2013 and we were among The Grocer’s ‘50 Fastest Growing Privately Owned Food and Beverage Companies’ in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Today, we operate from a modern facility that spans nearly 300,000 square feet. In 2013, we also invested over £3.75 million to further enhance manufacturing technology with improvements that included:
  • NEW Hi Speed packing machines.
  • NEW multipack and flow wrapping capabilities.
  • NEW flavour room.
  • NEW automated multipack station.
  • NEW pellet fryers
  • NEW batch fryers
  • NEW popcorn plant.
In addition, £4 million will be invested in 2014 to ensure that we continue to offer customers highly innovative product ranges and a service that is simply unparalleled.

In  Dec 2015 we invested circa £10 million in the creation of a new manufacturing facilty that will be one of the first to manufacture stacker chips in the UK. Estimated completion by end of Dec 2016.