As part of the agreement, Partner Logistics will provide a reliable, state-of the-art facility that delivers volume capacity, with the capability of speed and throughput. Due to the size and location of the Gloucester base, there is the ability to store and support the distribution of a wide range of food and beverage products, exported to 79 countries worldwide for TRI.
Packaged cake, confectionery and dairy products will be stored at the 72,000 pallet warehouse, which Partner Logistics operates within the heart of the Cotswolds. The site is less than 30 minutes from TRI’s Headquarters in Stroud, which has contributed towards a significant reduction in their carbon consumption; helping to meet their CO2 reduction targets, as well as improving efficiency throughout the process.
The warehouse operates at temperatures down to -28OC, is fully automated and designed to the highest environmental standards. Plus, a manual picking service will also enable the delivery of mixed pallets into the global marketplace, whilst cutting costs on unnecessary additional transportation.
Speaking of TRI’s relationship with Partner Logistics, Clive Scrivens, Logistics Manager, said: “We were looking to consolidate our range of products together to create a leaner, more efficient supply chain and in turn reduce our carbon consumption and our overall costs – Partner Logistics were able to deliver outstanding solutions which add significant value to our overall operations.”
He adds: “Partner Logistics is unique in the frozen warehousing industry as its fully automated warehouses are built to specific client requirements and are delivered through sustainable, long-term contracts. As well as operating warehouses, Partner Logistics works with transport partners to provide a complete logistics end to end solution, providing us with absolute peace of mind.”
Since opening in 2009, Partner Logistics Gloucester has been hugely successful, attracting big name producers to the facility, including Unilever.
Tudor Rose International (TRI) is Europe’s leading Export Market Management Company supplying British Brands around the world; with 190 customers across the globe. Their key customers include: Dairy Crest, Unilever, Premier Foods, Kraft, GSK, Burtons Biscuits, Fox’s Confectionery and Typhoo.
Partner Logistics is a market leader in Europe for the provision of state-of-the-art highly automated warehousing primarily for frozen foods. It currently operates six facilities – two in the UK, three in the Netherlands and one in Belgium.