17 September 2019
Compagnie Fruitière UK, a leading supplier and ripener of bananas to the UK market place, is to open a new centre at the Logistics Park
SEPTEMBER 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT: Compagnie Fruitière UK, a leading supplier and ripener of bananas to the UK market place, has announced an exciting new development for the company – the opening of a brand-new ripening centre at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park.
The facility will be built adjacent to DP World London Gateway port and will replace Compagnie Fruitière’s existing operation in Dartford. Its new port side location will help deliver the optimum supply chain, driving efficiency within the ripening process and using technology to help future-proof the business.
An artist's impression of the new building - work will start next year
The build of the new site will get underway through 2020, with the goal of being fully operational by 2021.
Keith Sadler, Managing Director, Compagnie Fruitière, said: "We are very pleased to be working in partnership with DP World to deliver this exciting project and embark on the next stage of our journey at Compagnie Fruitière UK.
"The location of the site at port, combined with the use of technology to deliver efficiency and enhance freshness, will strengthen our reputation for excellent quality and service with our customers."
Within two years Compagnie Fruitière will be part of the UK’s most integrated logistics hub at DP World London Gateway, which comprises a state-of-the-art deep-sea port and rail terminal on an expansive land bank.
Oliver Treneman, Logistics Park Development Director, DP World London Gateway, said: "We are delighted that Compagnie Fruitière has decided to set up this new facility with us, becoming the latest organisation to locate its business at our fast-growing, trade-enabling hub. I am certain that from this location, Compagnie Fruitière will be able to continue delivering an exceptional, sustainable service for its customers."
He added: "We look forward to partnering with the team in that mission, as we here at DP World continue in our drive to innovate and enable smarter trade. In the short term, CFUK will get all the benefits of our experience and track record of delivering high quality buildings, to ensure the physical build of the new ripening centre is of the highest quality."