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Birds Eye extends contract with Norbert Dentressangle

Lowestoft, UK: Birds Eye has extended its contract with Norbert Dentressangle to include the storage and supply of packaging and ambient raw materials, along with on-site shunting operations into the company’s Lowestoft factory.

Birds Eye operates four factories in Lowestoft producing around 120,000 tonnes of frozen vegetable, chicken and fish products every year distributed in Europe.

Norbert Dentressangle provides temperature-controlled ‘ambient’ storage for up to 3,500 pallets of packaging and ingredients such as seasonings and coating and transports these to the factory. Under an existing contract, Norbert Dentressangle is also responsible for the storage and supply of frozen ingredients into Birds Eye’s Lowestoft factories delivering abound 30 loads per day.

Craig Hamilton, general manager for Birds Eye’s Lowestoft operations said: “At Birds Eye, Lowestoft we are keen to establish and develop strategic partnerships throughout our supply chain.  Working with companies that can bring expertise, whilst driving service, innovation and cost savings are crucial to our long term success.

“We believe that we have a long term opportunity to develop further and sustain a strategic relationship with Norbert Dentressangle.  Norbert Dentressangle have proven both agile and adept at delivering innovative solutions.”

Norbert Dentressangle  also manages Birds Eye’s pea processing plant in Hull which has the capacity to wash, blanch and freeze a tonne of peas a minute. The plant processes more than 50,000 tonnes during the harvest from June to August.