Unique, bold, and driven by our purpose

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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Sustained by Nature and Water

To inspire the brilliance of life, by creating rich experiences for people, in harmony with nature.

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Growing for Good

One of our core values across the Suntory Group that inspires us. We keep growing, as individuals and as a corporation, towards a better world. By continuing to grow, we expand our capacity to improve society.

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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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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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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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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

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

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

Our Story


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


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


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.


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


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.


Suntory Group adopts a new company philosophy.

Our story continues...