Banana supplier and ripener Compagnie Fruitière UK has taken a ripening facility at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park.
The 69,718 sq ft ripening centre will replace Compagnie Fruitière’s existing operation in Dartford, Kent. The space is expected to be fully operational by 2021.
The warehouse has received both a BREEAM Outstanding rating and an EPC rating of ‘A’.
Keith Sadler, Managing Director of Compagnie Fruitière, said: “The port centric location, combined with the use of technology to deliver efficiency and to enhance freshness, will further strengthen our supply chain and Compagnie Fruitière’s reputation for excellent quality and service with its customers.”
Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director at DP World London Gateway, added: “Compagnie Fruitière’s decision to locate in the park is an important endorsement for us and will provide them with the opportunity to drive further supply chain efficiencies for the benefit of their customers.
“Proximity to the largest market in the UK by population, London and the South-East not only reduces stem mileage and emissions, but also results in helping to mitigate cost pressure. We believe it to be altogether a more sustainable business strategy over the long term.”