Apr 04, 2017: Culina Logistics has announced a Chilled logistics division expansion plans for 2017. The new long-term contracts, secured between two and five years, totalling over £130 million and a commitment to a massive £38 million investment in new Chilled logistics infrastructure are a defining statement of intent by the Chilled Food and Drink logistics market leader.

Steve Winwood , CEO, Culina Logistics, said, “Now that our colleagues at Great Bear Distribution are fully responsible for the management and growth of their specialist arena Ambient, we at Culina Logistics are applying a laser focus on development of our Chilled Food and Drinks logistics sector, our own long-term core area of logistics expertise,”

“The acquisition of Great Bear Distribution has bedded in superbly well, and we have now completely transferred over all our ambient logistics responsibilities. This year we are establishing the footprint for the further evolution of Culina Logistics as the specialist chilled logistics arm of the Culina Group, and 2017 is already promising to be our most exciting year yet.”

The majority of the new contracts are with blue chip FMCG giants actively working in partnership with Culina Logistics; with Culina Logistics mostly acting as the client's total UK warehousing and distribution function.

The establishment of a Chilled multi-user logistics ‘Super Centre’ is currently in the final stages of completion.

“Our new Culina Logistics ‘Super Centre’, planned to be operational by mid-2018, is going to be the largest multi-user chilled logistics warehousing and distribution facility in the UK,” said Winwood.

Culina Logistics provides complete coverage of the UK storing over 100,000 pallet spaces within the current chilled multi-user network, with a massive 1.5million cases of chilled food and drink products delivered daily. Culina Logistics provides 'day one for day one' picking capability, and offers clients total supply chain solutions or integrated transport-only services.

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