Henderson Group plans chilled expansion for Spar distribution

Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland: Henderson Group, the owner of the Spar franchise in Northern Ireland, has opened a new £12.5m warehouse and plans to redevelop the company’s chilled and frozen distribution warehouse on the same site which will cost another £12.5m.

According to Talking Retail, the 16722sq metre distribution hub has eight new loading docks which help load double-deck vehicles efficiently, as well as 31 other loading and unloading doors.

Martin Agnew, managing director of the Henderson Group, said: “Henderson Group has seen excellent growth over the last 10 to 15 years and we outgrew the site that we had. When the premises adjacent to our site became available in 2015 we purchased them and began planning and developing a completely new warehouse, one of the biggest of its kind in Northern Ireland and doubling our previous warehousing space.

“It was ideal as this location is excellent for the delivery of goods arriving from Larne and Belfast ports and has good access to 447 stores across Northern Ireland that we supply. We looked at all of the new logistics techniques being used by warehouses in the Spar International network across Europe, South Africa and China and considered what was best for us.”

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