Specialising in warehousing, transport, document management and product enhancement, InBond’s customers already included the NHS, Next and Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies.
The deal – the biggest since InBond underwent a management buyout in 2014 – has allowed the firm to increase floor space at its Portrack warehousing facility in Stockton by 40,000ft2, while creating four new jobs. InBond has also invested £180,000 in new warehouse racking, trucks and an upgraded IT system
The agreement sees InBond storing a range of packaging, ingredients and flavourings, delivering up to 45 different products on a daily basis to Quorn’s headquarters in Stokesley.
In July last year, Quorn revealed plans for a £150m expansion it said would support hundreds of jobs in the north east, by bolstering production lines at its factory in Billingham in a 10-year plan designed to create a “billion-dollar business”.
InBond director Phil Lyons said: “We have risen to the challenge of working with a company of Quorn’s exacting standards, rethinking our processes, introducing a hyper-efficient paperless process that allows the customer to track stock and orders in real time.
“By positioning ourselves as a company that will challenge with new ideas and innovations, we’ve made an excellent connection with the team at Quorn. We’re looking forward to developing our working relationship with them over the next five years and beyond.”
Quorn reported a 16% sales rise in 2017 as it plans to become a billion dollar business by 2027. It was forced to recall products in February due to fears that they may have been contaminated with rubber pieces.