Our Heritage


Founded in 1948, Albert Bartlett invested 30 British Pounds in an old water boiler and cast iron bath to set up a small beetroot boiling operation in Coatbridge, Scotland. In 1957, Albert and his two sons, Jimmy and Alex, expanded their operations and found a site on Watt Street in Airdrie, Scotland. Albert Bartlett’s Airdrie site then became the first factory in Britain to pre-package carrots in “poly” bags. In 2002, we opened our state-of-the art headquarters on Stirling Road in Airdrie to continue our legacy as an innovator in Britian’s produce industry.

Albert Bartlett today

Albert Bartlett is run today by the third generation of the family. All who are involved with the company are fiercely proud of its achievements. The business has grown from its Airdrie base and now includes two further packing sites in Great Britain and more than 700 full-time staff. With great investment in our business over the last four years, Albert Bartlett is Britain’s leading supplier of potatoes, supplying one in five of the UK’s fresh potatoes. And we’re proud to spread the potato love “across the pond” as we introduce the wildly popular Rooster potato to the United States.