Henderson Foodservice has announced a new £16m warehouse facility which spans 190,000 sq ft. The new facility is a part of their continued redevelopment of Henderson Group’s Mallusk complex which has been ongoing since 2010.
The move to a larger storage facility will allow Henderson Foodservice to offer a wider selection of products to their clients. They believe it will also improve efficiencies in terms of goods in, order processing, and picking, resulting in a better supplier and customer experience.
The design and construction process also incorporated the latest sustainability and energy-saving strategies, such as maximising natural light in workspaces and installing photo and movement-sensitive artificial lighting. An optimiser for all mechanical handling equipment and an energy-efficient refrigeration system is also included.
Additionally, Food waste is minimised, and any that is generated is processed for re-use using an anaerobic digestion plant for gas production.
BD Foods and Foodco were integrated with Henderson Foodservice operations at Mallusk during 2020. The acquisition of these companies has resulted in an expanded product range, creating a necessity for improved storage facilities.
Managing director at Henderson Foodservice, Cathal Geoghegan said “We’re thrilled to be able to support the industry in what has been such a challenging year and we look forward to working closely with our customers as the economy continues to move forward in a positive trajectory.
“The design, build and fit-out of our new warehouse was in partnership with Fermanagh based construction company Tracey Brothers who had previously completed our ambient warehouse facility in 2017.”
He added, “We’d like to thank them for their excellent project delivery which helped us transfer to the new centre with zero disruption to customers, during an exciting yet challenging time for our business as we restocked and prepared for the reopening of hospitality.”