Greene King unveils plans for new purpose-built distribution centre
Greene King is set to move its distribution centre to a new purpose-built site which will help drive operational efficiency and sustainability improvements.
Greene King will move its distribution centre in Bury St Edmunds to a new purpose-built site at Suffolk Park, less than three miles from its existing operation and close to the A14. The current distribution centre sees more than 20 million pints transfer through every month.
Moving to a newer facility will allow Greene King to maintain its high levels of operational excellence as well as improving its environmental footprint. Far fewer vehicles will need to take up space on the town’s roads.
Hundreds of team members are employed by Greene King in its hometown, and this investment highlights the company’s commitment to investing in Bury St Edmunds. The proximity of Suffolk Park also means that no jobs are at risk.
The new distribution centre will be a more sustainable, purpose-built structure helping further improve the service provided to Greene King’s customers.
Matt Starbuck, Managing Director of Brewing & Brands, commented:
“Managing to secure this new site is a really exciting opportunity for Greene King, and sites of this scale and suitability do not often become available so close to Bury St Edmunds. We are excited about the plans, and we will keep our customers fully updated as we continue to develop our business – and theirs – for the future.”
NEW FLINT EYE TRUCKS HIT THE ROAD
Greene King is helping drive awareness of its new premium Flint Eye dry-hopped lager with a specially liveried delivery truck.
The truck has been decorated with an eye-catching design that is attracting attention everywhere it goes.
David Cartledge, Logistics Contract Manager at Greene King, said:
“The new vehicle looks fantastic and has certainly generated a lot of attention. Flint Eye is a fantastic, premium beer and the truck really helps generate awareness and interest. Our crews also love driving it!”