Chilled food and drink distributor NFT is opening a £2m depot in the North West on 1st October to add shared user capacity.
The 90,000 sq ft depot at Middleton in Greater Manchester, extends NFT’s warehousing capacity by some 60 per cent. A 70,000 sq ft cold store will enable the trans-shipment of around 20,000 pallets per week, with extra storage space for1,200 pallets.
David Frankish, chief executive, said: “We had a vision for the future which included a state-of-the-art warehouse encompassing energy efficiency, cross-docking and multi-user flexibility which is all now a reality.
“With over £20m invested in the business in the past four years, this new Middleton development is a significant step forward in our aggressive growth plans and will contribute further to our strong financial position”.
The facility currently operating at 45 per cent capacity, but is expected to rise to 85 per cent by March 2012.
It already services customers such as Asda, Mathew Walker, Taylors of Harrogate and Orkney Herring.