Phase two of Yearsley Logistics three part expansion adjacent to the group’s headquarters in Heywood is underway.
This new phase provides an additional 50,000 square ft of space which provides 12,000 extra pallet sites and takes the total to 60,000 pallets at the Heywood Superhub. Director Tim Moran commented: “Our commitment to offering a Day 1 for Day 2 service is paying dividends with increased demand for our cutting edge services and hence increased demand for space in the cold stores. Retailers are re-organizing their supply chains and we are successfully providing the responsiveness needed to service these requirements. Our continued expansion is the catalyst of this success.
“We remain committed to offering sustainable solutions wherever appropriate and, as with the previous building, this is also super insulated to help reduce energy use making it one of the most energy efficient cold stores in the country. Photovoltaic solar panels and LED lighting will also be fitted as Yearsley Logistics continues to focus on reducing electricity use by 8% by 2015.”
Half of the new cold store will be fitted with the PAS automated racking system following its successful usage in the initial phase, the remainder will be conventional mobile racking. The PAS will help a lot to speed up the customer ordering process and improves productivity, as well as having environmental benefits in relation to less door openings and lighting.