Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Ardo expands cold store operation

Work has begun on the £4 million expansion of Ardo UK’s state-of-the-art cold store.

The frozen fruit and vegetable specialist is increasing the size of the facility by more than 20 per cent, taking overall storage capacity from 19,000 to 23,200 pallets.

The extension will be fully integrated with the existing cold store and feature the same space-efficient mobile racking system and sensor-controlled, low-energy LED lighting.

In addition to the increased freezer space, the development will include new loading docks able to accommodate double-decker trailers. 

Ardo UK opened its current site in Charing, just off the M20, in 2000, expanding it in 2010 with a new factory, packaging store and cold store extension. The new development is scheduled to be finished by October this year. 

Acoustic fencing and low level lighting will be used to ensure minimum light and noise disruption.

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