JS Davidson £1m cold storage investment

By Gwen Ridler

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JS Davidson has invested almost £1m in improving the business
JS Davidson has invested almost £1m in improving the business

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Temperature controlled supply chain and logistics specialist JS Davidson has invested almost £1m in a suite of improvements across the business.

Formerly Chiltern Cold Storage, the Peterborough-based firm’s recent investments include the installation of a £220,000 new compressor and air-cooled cooling tower.

A further £400,000 was spent on an electrical installation upgrade, which included brand new control panels and transformers to drive grater efficiency at the Peterborough site.

Warehouse management system

JS Davidson has also invested £250,000 into a new warehouse management system from Principal Logistics Technologies to optimise stock management, enhance traceability and facilitate improvements in both handling and storage.

The almost £1m spend by the business followed a spike of demand for cold storage in the wake of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Managing director John Davidson said: “Following a number of high-profile contract wins and an unprecedented spike in demand for cold storage services we have committed nearly £1m in capital investment over the past 18 months to facilitate our recent growth as well as improve our infrastructure as we build for the future.

Ambitions for growth

“With ambitions for further growth, we are confident that our recent investment programme will pay dividends down the line as we continue to establish ourselves as a leading temperature-controlled solutions provider in the UK.”

In other investment news, Cumbria-based Winter Tarn Dairy has invested £150k in a new production facility and specialist packaging machinery​ to help meet increasing demand for the foodservice sector.

The investment by the firm has seen the installation of a variety of specialist pieces of equipment, including two walk-in fridges, butter churners and a Corazza butter moulding and wrapping machine ­– the latter of which to meet demand for its salted and unsalted butter packs.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland-based Suki Tea has invested £500k into a new ‘eco-friendly’ headquarters in Lisburn, County Down,​ immediately doubling its manufacturing and warehousing capabilities and supporting its sustainability plans.

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