Sanders Candy shares its recipe for maintaining quality

Sanders & Morley Candy Makers shares its 3-part recipe for maintaining quality in an article published on, originally written by Chris Bishop, Group VP of Services and Support at Plex Systems

150-year-old candy maker shares its 3-part recipe for maintaining quality



Clinton Township, Mich., August 6, 2018 – If you join the Sanders Candy team for lunch on any given Monday, you’ll see something that has become a staple set piece – one of the company’s quality principles on every table, refreshed each week.


For Sanders and Morley Candy Makers, like many manufacturers, quality is essential to its business. The lunchtime reinforcement of those principles shows how a commitment to quality has been instilled in its culture. Founder Fred Sanders started the company in 1875 with a simple mission – to provide premium confections at a fair value.

Fast forward nearly 150 years, and you’ll see that same focus, now with a modern twist. New technology investments – from state-of-the-art processing lines to automated packaging tools to implementation of a Plex cloud MES and ERP system – have been employed by Sanders to maintain its trademark quality amid significant growth. So, what is its recipe for maintaining quality?

...According to Mike Koch, Sr., vice president of manufacturing for Sanders, food and beverage processors who are experiencing rapid change can maintain their own focus on quality by homing in on three things – technology, people and more




About Sanders:

Sanders is a classic national brand featuring premium chocolates, dessert toppings and baked goods using original recipes dating as far back as 1875. Started by Fred Sanders in Detroit, Michigan, the brand is now owned by Morley Candy Makers, Inc., with its own rich history dating back to 1919. Sanders products can be found in multiple retailers across the United States, at Sanders Chocolate & Ice Cream Shoppes in Michigan, or online at


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