Europe’s 500 Ranks RAP in Top 100 Growth Companies

With year-on-year growth at over double the industry rate, we have been recognised as one of Europe’s top 500 growth companies.

Featuring in the listing for the very first time, RAP ranked an impressive number 71, alongside only 18 other UK companies who were included in the coveted top 100.

Being rewarded with membership of Europe’s 500 top growth companies is testament to the significant contribution we have made to the creation of new employment and prosperity in Europe.

RAP named in Europe’s top 100 growth companies

Most recently, this has included a €6,000,000 investment in our manufacturing facilities in Ireland, as well as the development of some of the most game-changing breakthroughs in fresh food packaging in recent years. As a result, we have spearheaded our international reputation as a leading supplier to some of Europe’s most well-known retailers, coffee shops and food to go outlets, with moves already being made to expand into the US market.

Graham Williams, RAP CEO says: “Being ranked amongst only a select few companies in Europe is a fantastic achievement.  It not only bolsters our position as market leaders, but also reinforces our commitment to future growth.”

Our recent innovations include the launch of RapTray™, the world’s first hermetically sealed, modified atmosphere, carton food tray. Made of lightweight board and a film laminate, the unique packaging reduces the presence of residual oxygen to less than 1%, ensuring moisture is sealed in and air is sealed out. Benefits include increased food options, extended shelf life, improved freshness and less waste.

In contrast to other business rankings, the Europe 500 listing focuses on job-creation and turnover among medium-sized companies across all business sectors.

The ranking uses the Birch Employee Growth Index, analysing seven criteria: entrepreneurial involvement, independence, turnover, employment, organic growth, company size and age.


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