Constellation Cold Logistics has announced that HSH Coldstores, a Constellation platform company, is significantly expanding its footprint. Plans have been submitted for a £15m development which will create up to 50 jobs at the leading business park on the south bank of the Humber, in the UK. When completed, the state-of-the art facility at Europarc business park will increase HSH Coldstores’ capacity in Grimsby by over 30,000 pallet positions.
The development is expected to create jobs across numerous roles including multi-skilled coldstore operatives, stock office administrators and LGV drivers.
Anthony Howard, Managing Director of HSH Coldstores, says, “This expansion is needed due to increasing demand for storage from existing and potential new customers. I’m thrilled that we’re expanding and planning our exciting new facility. Europarc is the perfect location, with its fantastic road links and other food–based businesses on site. We’re really proud to be working in partnership with Wykeland to invest in the local community and boost the economy. It’s fantastic we’re in a position to expand in the current climate, but it’s only possible because of the hard work and dedication of our whole team.”
HSH Coldstores has more than 50 years of experience in the storage and distribution sector. Earlier this year it joined the Constellation Cold Logistics platform, a network of market-leading cold storage and logistics businesses across Europe. HSH’s sister company, SAL Commercials, coordinates the transport element of the business and operates more than 40 refrigerated vehicles across the four existing sites, collectively travelling more than two million miles for customers annually.
The new facility will achieve a BREEAM “very good” rating for sustainability and will incorporate extensive solar panels to generate a portion of energy needs. Subject to planning consent, HSH Coldstores is aiming for it to be operational in the first quarter of 2022.
HSH Coldstores is a market leader in the provision of cold chain infrastructure solutions to the food industry. HSH is a family business that was established in 2003, with a strong heritage and history of customer-oriented innovation and high performance that has enabled the Company to grow consistently alongside its customers in the UK food market. The Company provides essential infrastructure to the UK food industry through a footprint comprising four state-of-the-art cold storage facilities in the UK, with a combined capacity of 65,000 pallet positions, a modern refrigerated transport fleet of 40 trucks, and offers certain additional value-added services to customers across the food supply chain.
Constellation is a platform company comprising market-leading cold storage and logistics businesses in Europe. Its aim is to become a European leader in delivering networked high-quality cold chain infrastructure solutions to its food industry customers. The group currently includes HSH in the UK, Glacio in Norway, Lintelo in the Netherlands and Stockhabo in Belgium, with a total of over 350,000 pallet positions across thirteen facilities and a wide range of customers across Europe and globally.