Culina Logistics, the multi-temperature food and drink supply chain specialist, is set to open its major new chilled distribution centre at Haverhill Business Park in Cambridgeshire on August 4th. The 191,000 sq ft (17,740 sq m) warehouse will operate 24 hours a day, servicing the needs of retailers supplying consumers with a wide range of chilled goods from leading food and drink manufacturers. On a 12-acre site, the facility features 25 dock-level loading bays and has space to house 75 trucks and trailers.
Its strategic location supports suppliers bringing in product from mainland Europe, and provides enhanced supply chain services across the South East. Culina provides ambient and temperature-controlled shared-user supply chain solutions for many of the leading branded and niche products fmcg manufacturers across the UK.
Operating a network of eight distribution centres, the award winning company has a turnover of over £125 million. Due to its continued success it has grown significantly over the last 14 years.
With a reputation for delivering very high pick accuracy rates, the new site will feature a ‘state-of-the-art’ warehouse management system to constantly monitor and update customer stock levels.
“Haverhill has made excellent progress and the new site will ensure we continue to provide customers with a robust supply chain service throughout the UK,” said Rien Brakel, Group Operations Director at Culina.
“The new site clearly demonstrates our commitment to developing a comprehensive infrastructure that meets the food and drink sector’s evolving requirements.”
Creating around 350 new jobs when the new site becomes fully operational, Culina will then employ in excess of 1,650 people in the UK.
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