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Reed extends coldstore to 142,000 pallets

York, Yorkshire, UK: Reed Boardall has extended its cold store capacity at its 55-acre site in North Yorkshire to 142,000 pallets. A newly-completed store building – 142 metres by 67 metres – also adds 14 loading docks, bringing the total to 54.

Reed Boardall, Largest single site frozen food consolidator in the UK, stores and delivers frozen foods for manufacturers to UK supermarkets with 3,000 lines handled every day shipped with 160 refrigerated lorries.  The new state-of-the-art store features mobile racking rising to seven pallets high.

Exterior of the new store element at Reed Boardall’s 55-acre cold store and transport centre in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, showing the 14 loading docks

Exterior of the new store element at Reed Boardall’s 55-acre cold store and transport centre in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, showing the 14 loading docks

Keith Boardall, group chief executive says: “Even in the current economic climate, where all investment has to be minutely considered, we are committed to a long-term future – and that means maintaining unrivalled performance levels. Our reputation is built on that performance.

“While we work with most of the household-name food producers, a significant proportion of our customers are smaller businesses which enjoy the cost efficiencies of the outstanding storage and transport consolidation we offer. Our highly-technologised stores and fleet enable us to deliver stock next day, in exactly the volumes needed by the retailers served by our customers.”

Garry Tilburn, managing director, Reed Boardall Cold Storage, adds: “Today’s supply chain needs lower stocks – a requirement we meet by taking orders day one and delivering day two. It sounds simple but it takes an incredibly sophisticated infrastructure to achieve this, day in day out – particularly with frozen food.”

Reed Boardall operates from a single site on the A1(M) at Boroughbridge, taking in frozen and chilled food from manufacturers and delivering on to supermarkets, wholesalers and food service suppliers.