BonCulina UK invests £2.2m in new commercial fleet

By Gwen Ridler

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BonCulina UK has invested £2.2m in upgrading its logistics operations
BonCulina UK has invested £2.2m in upgrading its logistics operations

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Frozen ready meals manufacturer BonCulina UK has invested £2m in a new commercial fleet in an effort to improve its outbound logistics.

BonCulina UK is to introduce 13 new vehicles from August 2024, with a temporary fleet introduced to bridge the gap ahead of the full transition later this year.

Commenting on the investment, head of supply chain Sanjay Nayar said: “Addressing our vehicle fleet has been a key objective since I joined the company last year. It is a vital component in the transformation of our outbound logistics to support growing volumes across market sectors and to meet our NHS delivery targets.

‘Important milestone’

“This is an important milestone in a comprehensive plan to transform our end-to-end supply chain, with further improvements planned in the months to come. We are very happy in our decision to select Prohire as our fleet management partner going forward and are really satisfied with the service level we have received so far.”

The new fleet spans from 3.5 tonne up to 18 tonne vehicles, with chilled and frozen capacity to serve routes across the UK mainland. All of the vehicles will meet Euro 6 emission standards.

Steve Williams, group sales director at Prohire, added: “We are delighted to partner with BonCulina UK, becoming its preferred and trusted supplier of contract hire and fleet management solutions and supporting its environmental, social and governance strategy.

Developing partnership

“We are proud to support the team in meeting their client-driven needs and are looking forward to developing the partnership over the coming years.”

BonCulina supplies chilled and frozen multi-portion and frozen plated meals for healthcare, care homes, business & industry and defence in the UK. The business has added significantly to its production capacity and distribution fleet following the acquisition of Anglia Crown earlier this year.

In other investment news, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company has invested more than £10m​ in the modernisation of its filling and packaging equipment at its Northampton Brewery in an effort to make its production operations more sustainable.

Meanwhile, non-alcoholic brewery Mash Gang has secured a ‘significant investment’​from tech investor Ryan McCarry to support its continued growth and tech integration.

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