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Meat processor invests £550k to double capacity

By James Ridler contact

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Meat firm Holmesterne Foods has invested more than £550k in new cold storage units
Meat firm Holmesterne Foods has invested more than £550k in new cold storage units
Meat processor Holmesterne Foods has invested more than £550,000 in new cold storage at two of its manufacturing sites in North Yorkshire, doubling its frozen and chilled capacity.

The manufacturer, which supplies meat products to retail and foodservice, has installed four portable units from Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores. Blue Cube’s units have increased the blast freezing capacity across Holmesterne’s two sites to 70 pallets.

Shaun Bedford, head of operations at Holmesterne, said the units had future-proofed the company’s Leeming Bar and Brompton sites.

“We changed supplier to Blue Cube as their offering meant adding 70 pallet spaces to our blast freezing facility whilst reducing operating costs through more efficient equipment,” ​said Bedford.

‘More efficient’

Blue Cube’s portable blast freezers are available in 19-, 23- and 28-pallet capacities. The units can operate as blast freezers, blast chillers and tempering units and can be ground-based or elevated to a loading dock.

Holmesterne will continue to work with Blue Cube to further improve capacity and process across its business.

Meanwhile, refrigeration specialist Cold Store Rentals has launched a new division to focus on modular cold rooms.

Cold Store Distribution will supply modular cold rooms to clients in the UK and Ireland within one week, despatched from its Hampshire-based warehouse.

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