Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Food for thought

TDG has signed a number of contracts with food manufacturer Boyne Valle, valued at €10m.

The contracts will provide chilled warehousing and the national distribution of Boyne Valley’s wide range of food and non-food products in Ireland, for five years.

Boyne currently sell and market approximately 20 brands, the best known of which are; Boyne Valley Honey, Don Carlos, Giovanni Di Firenze, Panda Spreads , Lakeshore, Harvest Fare, Killeen and Walkers Crisps.

The chilled contract will see TDG store all Boyne Valley’s chilled product ranges at TDG’s newly opened 41,000 sq. ft., shared-user National Chilled Distribution Hub at Clonshaugh, Coolock.

TDG will be responsible for the distribution of all Boyne Valley’s ambient products originating from their 55,000 sq. ft. facility in Platin, County Louth.

Paddy Prendergast, managing director of Boyne Valley, said: “We selected TDG on the basis of their proven track record and the supply chain benefits they could bring to our business. Outsourcing these activities to a leading service provider such as TDG has allowed us to focus on our core activities.”

John McCormick, managing director of TDG Ireland said: “In awarding these contracts to TDG, Boyne Valley Limited will benefit fully from an integrated logistics function. Boyne Valley Limited is just one of a number or indigenous manufacturers which are beginning to realise there are immediate tangible gains to be made in outsourcing their logistics functions to companies such as TDG. This trend is set to continue and is particularly evident in the growing chilled sector.”