Du Boulay’s Bot­tling Com­pany Cel­e­brates Ma­jor Mile­stone

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Du Boulay’s Bot­tling Com­pany Ltd. (DBC) this month cel­e­brates its 45th an­niver­sary of op­er­a­tions in Saint Lu­cia. The com­pany, which was formed by four broth­ers: Dun­stan, Tony, Les­lie and Frank Du Boulay, be­gan op­er­a­tions in 1972 with a mod­est pro­duc­tion plant, one truck and twelve mem­bers of staff and is now the lead­ing soft drinks man­u­fac­turer in Saint Lu­cia and the OECS.

“We are all elated to be here to cel­e­brate 45 years of suc­cess­ful op­er­a­tions in Saint Lu­cia,” re­marked Dun­stan Du Boulay, Di­rec­tor of Du Boulay’s Com­pany Ltd/Wind­ward and Lee­ward Brew­ery Ltd. “What seemed as a dream from work­ing in our fa­ther’s ice fac­tory has evolved into a for­mi­da­ble busi­ness ven­ture of which we are ex­tremely proud. Over the years we have made ma­jor con­tri­bu­tions to the so­cial, cul­tural and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of Saint Lu­cia while con­sis­tently im­prov­ing our prod­ucts, fa­cil­i­ties and per­son­nel. We are proud of our legacy and the achieve­ments of the com­pany, and to en­sure that we main­tain our legacy and sus­tain­abil­ity of the busi­ness, last year we merged with Wind­ward and Lee­ward Brew­ery Ltd. (WLBL) thereby cre­at­ing the largest to­tal bev­er­age man­u­fac­turer in Saint Lu­cia and the Eastern Caribbean, which has fur­ther so­lid­i­fied our po­si­tion in the re­gional bev­er­age mar­ket.”

Over the years, the com­pany has in­vested in tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments and ef­fi­cient pro­duc­tion equip­ment and im­ple­mented the strictest hy­giene and food safety stan­dards to safe­guard the qual­ity of bev­er­ages pro­duced. Cus­tomer needs are high on the pri­or­ity list and the com­pany has re­designed and in­tro­duced new ranges and sizes of mod­ern style pack­ag­ing and im­proved its con­sumer re­sponse pro­gramme as well as an in­ter­nal qual­ity mon­i­tor­ing pro­gramme.

Se­bas­tian Sanchez, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of WLBL, stated, “We are happy to be part of this mile­stone for DBC. 45 years in an ever-evolv­ing in­dus­try is no small feat! When our fam­i­lies merged, it was be­cause we shared sim­i­lar val­ues that have al­lowed both com­pa­nies to be in busi­ness for over 40 years. We pride our­selves on be­ing good cor­po­rate cit­i­zens, in­vest­ing in the de­vel­op­ment of peo­ple, youth, sport­ing, cul­tural, com­mu­nity and ed­u­ca­tional projects as well as the en­vi­ron­ment. The strides we are tak­ing to en­sure the sus­tain­abil­ity of both busi­nesses will also lead to the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of the lo­cal bev­er­age in­dus­try. Join us on our jour­ney to 45 more years in Saint Lu­cia.”

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