Unique, bold, and driven by a
vision of Growing for Good

Suntory Beverage & Food Great Britain and Ireland is home to iconic brands Ribena and Lucozade and a proud member of the Suntory group.
Our uniqueness lies in our culture, a distinctive blend of Japanese heritage and European roots, and our people, who are driven by our bold and playful Yatte Minahare spirit.

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OUR PROMISE

Mizu To Ikiru

Everything we do flows from our promise: Mizu To Ikiru (existing with water). Water, precious and powerful, shapes our world and makes life possible everywhere. And water is at the heart of our business as a soft drinks company.

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OUR VISION

Growing for Good

Our vision of Growing for Good inspires how we grow our business sustainably. We believe that both growth and good are equally important because the bigger we are, the greater our positive impact can be.

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OUR NATURE

A Global Company

Suntory is a global enterprise, with more than 300 companies and 42,000 employees. Since our foundation in Japan in 1899, Suntory now has grown into one of the world’s leading beverage and food companies.

Driven by our founders’ legacies

Shinjiro Torii shared his ambition, passion and entrepreneurship with other founders, who like Torii were true pioneers of their time.

They all had a thirst for challenge, an obsession for people and a mindset of sustainable growth, and together, they contributed to making what Suntory Beverage & Food Great Britain and Ireland is today.

Shinjiro Torii founded Suntory upon the belief of giving back to society and this inspiring past drives us to build a better future with generosity, authenticity, connectivity, creativity and humble determination.

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FOUNDER OF SUNTORY

Shinjiro Torii

Shinjiro Torii launched Suntory in 1899. His entrepreneurial mindset, his visionary dreams, and his love for challenges are strongly embedded in the way we do things. He continues to inspire us still today through his Yatte Minahare spirit.

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FOUNDER OF LUCOZADE

William Hunter

His determination to help his sick daughter led William Hunter to develop Glucozade in 1927. This was the first drink that combined great taste and glucose, and eventually became Lucozade. Today, Lucozade Energy is all about unlocking the potential of people’s positive energy.

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FOUNDER OF RIBENA

Dr Vernon Charley

Dr Vernon Charley was a leading scientist at the University of Bristol before developing Ribena in 1938. The discovery of the high levels of vitamin C in blackcurrants prompted him to create a juice drink that’s been enjoyed by generations ever since.

Our Business

SBF GB&I is the third largest branded soft drinks supplier in the UK and home to some of the nation’s favourite brands, including Lucozade and Ribena, which have been enjoyed by millions from as early as the 1920s.

We employ more than 700 people and our drinks are distributed in 98% of all outlets in the UK market. We also supply our drinks to 31 markets globally.

We are committed to helping our consumers make positive choices and live healthier lives and are committed to constantly examining and improving the way we do business in line with our growing for good vision.

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Our Locations

Where we are

Coleford, Forest of Dean
Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited, Royal Forest Factory, Rock Lane, Coleford, Gloucestershire GLI6 8JB

London
Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited, 2 Longwalk Road, Stockley Park,
Uxbridge, UB11 1BA

Dublin
Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited, 7th Floor, Chase Building, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford, Dublin,
18 Republic of Ireland

Our Story

2013

Lucozade and Ribena brands and their factory in Coleford become part of the Suntory family. Lucozade Ribena Suntory is formed.

2014

Lucozade Ribena Suntory begins manufacturing Orangina in the UK under license from Suntory who bought the brand in 2009 from AG Barr.

2016

The business fine-tunes its purpose to focus on healthier drinks and opportunities to move more, starting with a major project to halve the sugar in its drinks.

2018

The Suntory Group adopts Mizu To Ikiru as its promise. Like water, we change and adapt. Every day, we turn into something new.

2020

Lucozade Ribena Suntory changes its name to Suntory Beverage and Food Great Britain and Ireland (SBF GB&I) to bring the company closer to the Suntory Group’s global brand identity.

Our story continues...