Trends in Cold Storage – Streamlining Operations by Meeting Demands

Creating cold storage facilities for the food industry from scratch is an ambitious undertaking, faced with challenges that occur from the various needs of the customers. When requirements are successfully met however, operators seek expansion opportunities via partnerships with retailers, foodservice operators and food producers.

Enlarging cold storage capacity is an important part of the strategy of one of the largest providers of logistic services in the UK, namely Yearsley Logistics. The company provides customers with cold storage, distribution, ambient, chilled and freight forwarding solutions. With 13 depots across the UK, Yearsley Logistics offers 335,000 pallet storage and a 300-strong fleet of temperature controlled vehicles creating a national cold chain network. Customers large and small are offered day one for day two, seven days a week into major retailers and an unrivalled food service distribution network.

Moreover, Yearsley Group also incorporates a food division which is made up of Yearsley Food Sales, Belfield and IcePak which between them, wholesale more than 1,500 individual frozen product lines and have an extensive portfolios of ethnic certified products. The company’s first phase of a three part expansion is now complete and in operation at the 13.6 acre site, adjacent to the group’s headquarters in Heywood. The new cold store, will on completion of all three phases, double Heywood’s existing pallet capacity, from 40,000 to 80,000 sites. The expansion...

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