The agreement followed Quorn’s expansion at its Methwold, Norfolk factory, with the aim of increasing production to meet growing demand for its products.
To facilitate increased production at the site, the company turned to Johnson to provide storage areas, said Quorn Foods head of logistics Christophe Evo.
“We needed a dependable partner who could ensure our ingredients and packaging are stored and available when we need them,” said Evo.
‘Trusting Johnston’s to deliver’
“With their BRC Global Standard and experience in helping some of the biggest names in UK food, it was easy trusting Johnston’s to deliver.”
Johnston Logistics UK director Rob McIndoe said Quorn would join a number of companies that the logistics provider had helped to grow across the country.
“We’re pleased Christophe and his team recognised our strong track record in UK food, drink and retail logistics,” added McIndoe. “We have existing relationships with many of their suppliers, which have made the transition smooth and successful.”
Quorn’s deal with Johnston comes three months after the food processor signed a £1m contract with warehouse and logistics firm InBond – the largest since it underwent a management buyout in 2014.
The deal allowed the InBond to increase floor space at its Portrack warehousing facility and create four new jobs.
Meanwhile, last month, Quorn announced plans to remove black plastic from its packaging range.