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Tel 01580 241307
Business hours: Mon-Thu: 08:30-15:30 | Fri: 08:30-12:00
It was in October 1954 whilst working as a builders labourer in Cranbrook, I ( A. J Hoad) was 21 years old covered in mud, wet, thoroughly browned off and with no trade to call my own I decided to seek a trade that I considered would give me a future.
Never in my wildest dreams did I realise that within 5 years I would have gone from a small butchers shop here in Rolvenden to owning and running the main butchers shop in the area.
After some 4 years it became evident, to me anyway that butchers shops as I knew then were in decline, but the one growth area of the business was our sausages, so with a little bit of fine tuning Korker Sausages arrived, so good was the response that I made the decision to close the shop and go into the wholesale production of Korker Sausages, and what a beginning! To make those 300lb of sausages each day by hand was quite a feat.
It was not until 1969 that by pure chance an association with Express Dairies began, I met one of their Directors on an evening out, he said he liked our sausages and would consider doing business.Wow! We were on our way.
I have now retired and only take an advisory role in the company, the day today running is now the responsibility of my two capable sons who are joint managing directors.
We supply major wholesalers such as; Kent Frozen Foods, Bradleys of Ashford, Hunts of Winchester, Ashmore at Dargate. We also have our own distribution network
Why the success? What is so special about Korkers? Simply using the finest ingredients, and consistency in all aspects of the manufacturing process, produces a “KORKER”.