Sittingbourne-based Q Catering is expanding its warehouse facilities to give an extra 11,600 sq ft of storage.
The foodservice wholesaler is increasing its range of grocery, chilled and frozen food products, and currently offers more than 1,700 product lines from local and national suppliers.
The latest site development, which will take Q Catering’s warehouse facilities up to 22,600 sq ft, is designed to meet increasing customer demand in the South East and London, and play a part in the wholesaler’s goals for business growth.
The new warehouse facility is just across the road from the original depot and will store ambient and chilled food products only. The new unit will accommodate up to 545 pallets. The original facility has been converted into a 11,000 sq ft freezer to store up to 520 pallets of frozen goods.
Steve Clarke, managing director of Q Catering, commented: “We’ve been planning this extension for almost a year now, so it’s great to finally see it come to life.
“The new warehouse will help us achieve two goals. Firstly, it will offer over double the amount of storage we’ve previously had across the site, meaning more products for our customers. Secondly, we’ve transformed our original unit, which has been good to us for over 12 years, into an 11,000 sq ft state-of-the-art freezer to increase our cold store offering and keep up with the increasing demand for frozen foods and trends in the category.
“Caterers are looking for both high-quality foods and convenience in the kitchen, so we are expanding our frozen offering to help them stay one step ahead.
“Adding this extra facility will not only allow us to stock even more products to meet demand but will also take us forward in our continued investment plan and goal of hitting £20 million turnover by 2030.”
Q Catering is also currently investing in new vehicles in order to offer bigger and more efficient deliveries.Published Date: August 14, 2022