Peterborough-based JS Davidson has expanded its business with the acquisition of the cold storage arm of GXO Logistics UK.

The temperature-controlled solutions specialist has taken over the Spalding warehouse, complete with 6,500 of frozen pallet spaces and 15 members of staff being TUPE’d across to JS Davidson.

It is an exciting move for JS Davidson and one which will provide a platform for further growth forming part of JS Davidson’s plans to double the size of the business within the next four years.  Plans are also in place to expand its Peterborough site.

The new acquisition, which sits on a 3.5 acre site, will be known as Spalding Cold Store Ltd – part of the JS Davidson family.

Taking over the site in mid May, the award-winning JS Davidson team have already hit the ground running and have assisted in securing a BRCGS AA accreditation demonstrating best practice in ensuring the quality and safety of food products remains optimal during both storage and distribution process.

The announcement follows a period of substantial investment over the past 18 months by the fast-expanding business which has seen the acquisition of a Portable Hybrid Blast Freeze / tempering unit as well as new vehicles, forklifts, WMS, GEA refrigerated compressor and air-cooled cooling tower totalling in excess of £1 million.

The new developments are all designed to increase productivity, drive greater efficiencies, reduce carbon footprint and provide added value to JS Davidson’s ever-increasing customer base. 

Spalding Cold Store customers too will benefit from JS Davidson’s extensive one-stop solution offering which includes distribution, ambient, chilled and frozen storage and supply chain solution services.

John Davidson, Managing Director of JS Davidson, said: “Spalding Cold Store” is an incredibly exciting new development for the business.  It is a sizeable site and one which we are confident will provide a host of opportunities. 

“There is already an excellent team in place coupled with an impressive customer base providing a fantastic opportunity for JS Davidson as we continue to grow the business.”

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