Food logistics company ACS&T plans to launch a nationwide pallet distribution network in the coming year, alongside a multi-user, kerbside delivery network which will handle consignments as small as a single case and charge appropriately.
The company, which produced a £1.1m profit for 2013, is also constructing a new cold store.
ACS&T currently operates from four centres: Grimsby, Wolverhampton, Tewkesbury and Scarborough. Its facilities include 12 cold stores, three ambient stores, and nationwide, dedicated and shared-user multi-temperature transport fleets.
Managing director Malcolm Johnstone said: “This coming year, we will be introducing a nationwide pallet distribution (Less Than Truckload) network, alongside a full, multi-user, kerbside delivery network which will handle consignments as small as a single case and charge appropriately. The company is also constructing a new cold store facility to enable our services expansion.”
“There has been considerable capital investment during 2013 in our IT equipment, properties and commercial vehicle fleet, all of which has been made using cash reserves rather than through debt, which is an indication of the strength of our balance sheet and aims to ensure long-term profitable growth.”