Sunday 25th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Freezing conditions OK for frozen food firm

Frozen food consolidator Reed Boardall worked through the worst of December’s weather thanks to its investment in a second gritter and 100 tonnes of salt for its Boroughbridge site in North Yorkshire.

Garry Tilburn, managing director of cold storage said: “During the worst week – ten inches of snow and -15°C  – we spread 25 tonnes to make sure our yard was free from snow and ice.  We just kept going and despite tricky journeys, only five people couldn’t get to work and that was for only one shift each. Commitment at every level was essential.”

Tom Cassells, managing director joined in the drivers’ efforts:  “Going out to collect from our food manufacturing customers meant I could see first hand how difficult the conditions were. Yards which weren’t gritted made some collections very difficult.”