It has recently emerged that Britain is running out of food warehousing space as retailers and manufacturers rush to stockpile amid growing fears of a no-deal Brexit. Industry representatives state that many frozen, chilled and ambient food-grade facilities are either fully occupied or reserved with no respite likely for at least six months and customers being turned away.

UK food producers will continue to struggle to find warehousing space as they prepare for Brexit, the Director General of the Food and Drink Federation has told a government committee. Ian Wright also told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee (BEIS) that a shortage of space had driven up significantly the cost of warehouse space.

Competition for warehouse space is not confined to temperature-controlled regimes with many manufacturers of ambient goods trying to keep their inward and outward supply lines intact. Many products would normally flow into the UK food chain in line with demand. However, companies are now worried the supply chain will be interrupted and want raw material stocks in position before 29 March. Movements post-March 29th may also be subject to punitive tariff’s

Temperature-controlled storage and distribution specialists Edwards Transport have a limited amount of space available st their high-quality facility in Shropshire. The site is fully racked and has a 13000-pallet capacity, with adjustable racking and temperature regimes.

The facility boasts an adaptable layout meaning products can be segregated where required. The temperature controlled storage warehouse facility is one of the best in the industry. Edwards Transport can provide dedicated buildings with individual temperature controlled storage regimes for storage volumes of 3000 pallets upwards.

For more information on the facilities and services Edwards can offer your business call us on 01952 550501.

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