Old El Paso and Green Giant owner General Mills UK will this month move into a new state-of-the-art distribution hub that will save 600,000 road haulage miles each year.
The 280,000 sq ft site at Port Salford - which will be run by food and drink logistics specialist Culina Group - will act as a central hub for General Mills’ ambient brands arriving by short sea freight from Europe.
General Mills UK supply chain director Dave Howorth said the new DC would improve its supply chain due to its location being adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal and next to the arterial motorway routes of the M60 and M62. It would also give the company future opportunities to move freight by rail.
“We are delighted to be the anchor client at Port Salford, reinforcing our commitment to finding logistics solutions that are best for customers, consumers and the environment,” he added.
Culina Group CEO Thomas Van Mourik said: “This development is dramatically improving direct supply chain routes across England and Scotland, and is also resulting in significant carbon emission reductions and environmental savings.”