Reed Boardall, one of the largest temperature-controlled food distribution businesses in the UK, has completed a 12-month multi-million-pound project to further expand its dedicated, single-site operation in North Yorkshire.
As volumes through the company’s cold store and transport operations have continued to increase in line with the growth of customers’ businesses, Reed Boardall had put plans in place to expand capacity to 168,000 pallets prior to the start of the pandemic last year. With four state-of-the-art cold stores at the company’s 55-acre site in Boroughbridge, the 110,000sq ft extension to its newest cold store will give Reed Boardall the capacity to handle its customers’ continued growth going forward and to seamlessly manage peaks in usage, a company statement reads.
Led by Andrew Baldwin, managing director of Reed Boardall’s cold storage division, the project got underway in March 2020 with Leeds-based Marshall (Building Contractors) once again acting as the primary contractor. Featuring the latest mobile racking system, the extended cold store follows the successful template already established at the Boroughbridge site.
“Our customers’ ongoing organic growth has resulted in increased storage and distribution needs and we are happy to invest in the infrastructure which will enable us to continue to look after their best interests and to grow alongside them. We have undertaken this project to align ourselves with our customers, and, as a business, it’s vital that we continue to move forward,” Andrew Baldwin said.