Value Centre invests €2million to enhance foodservice to Kerry businesses

John Moane; BWG Foods Wholesale managing director, Vincent Brown; Value Centre regional manager, Jonathan Aylward; Value Centre Cork manager and Malachy Galvin; Value Centre Killarney manager

Chilled and frozen capacity expanded to over 1,800 products and distribution capabilities significantly enhanced

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13 November 2015 | 0

Value Centre has completed a €2 million investment programme in its South Western network involving the expansion of chilled and frozen facilities, the implementation of market leading technology solutions, and the rollout of a significantly enhanced distribution network to cater specifically for Kerry businesses.

As part of the first phase of the investment, Value Centre’s regional foodservice hub in Cork has seen its chilled food facility doubled in size and its frozen food facility completely refurbished, allowing for a trebling of capacity. The company has also added to its existing delivery fleet with 12 new multi-temperature trucks.

The investment sees the implementation of Value Centre’s new E-Order online ordering system and its extension to facilitate the distribution of chilled, frozen and ambient products in one delivery. As a result of the upgrade, over 1,800 chilled and frozen products are now available through the online ordering platform.

Commenting on the investment, John Moane, managing director of BWG Wholesale Division said: “Value Centre’s south western operation continues to go from strength to strength, supported by two major investment projects at our Cork and Killarney centres in the space of 12 months. We believe growth follows investment and the fact that this development now allows us to deliver chilled, frozen, and ambient products promptly to any business in Kerry is evidence of that.”

Malachy Galvin, manager, Value Centre Killarney added: “We expect customers to benefit from a hugely expanded product range and a significantly enhanced distribution service at industry leading customer service levels. We’re also delighted to launch our wide range of seasonal products in the countdown to Christmas including a fantastic new range of festive party foods.”

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