Philip Dennis invests £1.5m in Midlands depot

From left to right: Jacob McCathie, Kim Smith, John Bateman, Lisa Vermeulen (regional sales manager) and Steve Redding

Philip Dennis Foodservice has expanded its operations in the West Midlands with an investment of £1.5 million in a transport and warehousing depot in Dudley.

Part of a long-term growth strategy, the Caterforce member has been investing in its infrastructure and people over the past 12 months across its three depots in the South West, Oxfordshire and Midlands.

The purchase of the new premises on Shaw Road follows an increase in its business within the pubs, restaurants, hotels, schools and coffee shops sectors.

Lisa Vermeulen, regional sales manager for the Midlands, said: “This is a very exciting time for the business. We’ve invested heavily in this new depot as we’ve seen a large increase in demand for Philip Dennis products within the area. The business has experienced rapid growth in recent years, and we wanted a base in the West Midlands that would allow us to offer an increased level of service to our customers.”

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Logistics manager Lyndon Didlock explained that the location of the new premises also offers easier access for the company’s distribution fleet: “We’re always looking to improve the level of our delivery service and with the central location of the new depot we can now manage our fleet much more effectively.”

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