Gist is opening a new distribution centre to serve food manufacturers in London and the South East. It will link into the company’s European temperature-controlled network, which provides the UK with a route to producers in Western Europe.

Opening this month in Hemel Hempstead, the new centre will offer transport, cross-docking and a range of warehouse services.

“Our network capability continues to grow as we support the success of our customers,” said chief executive Martin Gwynn.

“Gist’s world-class supply chain operations make the best use of our national network to link temperature-controlled food suppliers and retailers every day of the year.”