Fish and chip supplier expands into new £1.9m logistics facility

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A fast food wholesaler has expanded into a newly redeveloped £1.9million logistics unit in Hillington Park, following its acquisition of Morrison’s Foodservices in March.

T Quality has acquired the Glasgow-based food operator for an undisclosed sum.

It will move from its 10,000 square foot unit on Hillington Park to the redeveloped 22,540 square foot logistics facility at the end of May, once work is complete.

The new site will see the creation of 20 new jobs to start with, with further expansion planned in the coming months.

The business, which was founded in the 1920s in Hull, now operates 12 distribution centers across the UK and supplies a variety of products to fast food outlets, nursing homes and the market industry wholesale fish.

The Carnegie Road redevelopment will see a 1950s site transformed into an energy-efficient logistics unit with new internal offices and an expanded service yard.

The redevelopment is expected to reduce energy consumption by 79% compared to the building’s previous state, thanks to better insulation, LED lighting, an air-source heat pump and the elimination of gas appliances. In commercial terms, these improvements will result in a typical saving of £6,000 per annum, with the building’s EPC rating dropping from F to B.

The works are being undertaken by Insite Contracts, with EPC Associates being the project manager for Frasers Property.

Mike Crees, Managing Director of T Quality, said: “We are delighted to be able to move into our own customer logistics facility following our acquisition of Morrisons Foodservice.

“The new Hillington Park site is the largest of all our depots and shows the exciting potential and plans we will be building in Scotland – the site and our acquisition of Morrison’s Foodservices is a real game-changer for how we will operate in Scotland. . .

“We will be able to increase the capacity of our operations which will allow us to deliver across Scotland, but it will also help improve our customer service levels with longer delivery dates.”

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