Food Service Supplier

Our history

In 2017 our company celebrated 70 years of providing excellent service to the food service industry.
The story of SPL began in 1947 when Maurice Simon, my grandfather, started his first retail butchery business in Oldham. The business grew into a successful poultry wholesaler and was eventually incorporated in 1962.

Rapid growth and a series of acquisitions through the 1970’s and 80’s saw the company become packers, rice millers and importers of speciality ingredients, serving customers throughout the UK. Under the direction of my father Harold, Simon’s Poultry Ltd. transformed itself into an international commodity trading company, becoming SPL Foods Ltd in 1984.

The mid 1990’s saw the creation of the Authentic Noodle Company, a sister company to SPL, concentrating on the development and supply of branded and own label instant noodles to the UK retail market.

SPL today

Today SPL Foods Ltd provides the European retail and food service sectors with a reliable source of quality, authentic foods from around the world.

Our network of suppliers, growers, processors and manufacturers make SPL one of the UK’s most influential operators in the imported food supply chain. Based at our purpose built 30,000 square metre facility in Oldham, SPL Foods Ltd serves all sectors of the industry from supermarket chains and household names to public sector procurement and major food manufacturers.

This website is intended to introduce our company and products and to outline the services we offer. From our experience and expertise in new product development, to complete logistics solutions tailored to your needs. Our aim is to provide excellent products and outstanding levels of service through our commitment to strong relationships with our customers and continuous investment in our people and products.