FDBusiness.com

Greenvale Ramps Up Storage to Meet Christmas Potato Rush

 Breaking News
  • Irish Supermarkets Benefit From the Christmas Spirit The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 31 December 2017, reveal that shoppers spent an extra €90 million on groceries over the festive period. David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Over the Christmas period the average household spent a record €1,532 on groceries – an increase of [...]...
  • Britvic Continues to Put Health at the Heart of its New Sustainable Business Programme Britvic has launched ‘A Healthier Everyday’, its new sustainable business programme which builds on its commitment to: help consumers make healthier choices; support the well-being of communities; and minimise its impact on the planet. The creation of ‘A Healthier Everyday’ follows a review by the company into how it can ensure that its sustainability programme is [...]...
  • Bayn Europe Sets Up Chinese Subsidiary For Sugar Reduction Bayn Europe AB has signed a joint venture agreement with real estate development company HuaHe International Asset Management to introduce sugar reduction to the China market. Both partners agreed on a co-operation model and mutual commitments for the set up of joint venture. Bayn will hold 65% of equity and HuaHe will hold 35%. Further to [...]...
  • Ishida X-ray Flexibility Ensures Premium Product Quality Ishida X-ray inspection technology is helping to maintain the premium quality reputation of one of Russia’s most popular traditional snack brands. The ‘ROSTRAGROEXPORT’ company was founded by Mr Boris Aleksandrov in 1995, who spotted a niche in the Russian food market for a good quality traditional curd snack.  Its ‘B.Y. Aleksandrov’ brand, named after the company’s [...]...
  • ‘Latte Levy’ – Coffee Drinkers Want to Go Green, But Price is a Barrier As the UK Government aims to eliminate avoidable waste with the announcement of its 25-Year Environmental Plan, Mintel research reveals that Britain’s coffee shop drinkers are happy to do their bit for the environment, but not at any cost. 40% of out of home hot drinks consumers wouldn’t mind paying extra for drinks served in 100% [...]...

Greenvale Ramps Up Storage to Meet Christmas Potato Rush

Greenvale Ramps Up Storage to Meet Christmas Potato Rush
January 11
12:44 2016

Greenvale, which supplies potatoes to some of the UK’s leading supermarkets, ramped up production to meet significant increase in demand from major supermarkets during December. As a nation that consumed over 120,000 tonnes of potatoes over last year’s festive period alone, Greenvale required a temporary building to enable it to increase onsite storage capacity quickly and effectively, during the food supplier’s busiest time of year.

In order to meet the increase in demand, the company approached temporary building solutions provider Spaciotempo, to supply and install a storage solution that was not only cost effective but also ensured the safe storage of potatoes. The unique brief, saw the temporary building feature a thermo-insulated roof and special black-out covers to protect the potatoes from sunlight, while the walls are made up of 40mm insulated panels, to ensure an optimum storage temperature. With installation taking less than a week, and similar timeframes predicted for the removal of the building at the end of February 2016, the building proved a fast and efficient storage solution, on demand for Greenvale.

Dan Barker, Area Sales Manager for Spaciotempo, explains why food manufacturers should look towards temporary solutions during periods of peak demand. He says: “Many food suppliers experience a number of peaks for their products throughout the year, with one of the biggest being the festive period. During such peaks businesses can often find themselves with an increase in demand for their products, but without the necessary resources, such as storage, in place to accommodate such demand.”

He continues: “The increase in demand for potatoes meant that Greenvale required a temporary building solution which could be assembled in a short time, ensuring the company could continue to meet growing demand for its product, while also ensuring minimal onsite disruption. We have worked with Greenvale for a number of years, and as a result, understand the specific requirements of the food industry.”

The temporary waterproof building, which measures 18m x 25m x 4m is used to store end-of-line packs ready for distribution and will remain onsite in March, Cambridgeshire until the end of February 2016. Similar solutions can be purchased and installed again throughout the year, as and when required by the company.

Adrian Dickson, Engineering Manager at Greenvale, says: “We supply potatoes to some of the major supermarkets in the UK and had to increase production significantly to cope with huge Christmas orders. We therefore had a temporary requirement for quite a bit more storage space on site and Spaciotempo provided the ideal solution. The building went up very quickly and we’ve added LED lighting, refrigeration and fire alarms to meet all the necessary food and drink regulations. We find that temporary solutions like this are the most cost effective, fast, and convenient way for our business to continue to optimise performance during peak periods.”

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • January 16, 2018Sival Plant Production Trade Show
  • January 17, 2018Anfas Food Product
  • January 17, 2018Dutch Organic Trade Fair
  • January 19, 2018International Green Week
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Logistics

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements