Award winning cold storage facilities

Partner Logistics have won a number of high profile awards in recognition of their state-of-the-art, sustainable cold storage facilities and their impressive performance within the supply chain.

Winner of the CILT Warehouse Operations Award 2013

One of their biggest achievements to date was being awarded with the prestigious ‘Warehouse Operations’ award at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Annual Awards of Excellence in 2013.  The criterion for the category was as follows:

  • A project delivering world class performance in warehouse operations
  • A project which demonstrates continuous improvement and productivity utilising the most appropriate equipment and software
  • A fully engaged workforce

The project that Partner Logistics entered into this category was the design and build of one of its super-sized cold storage facilities in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The Wisbech cold storage facility is the largest in the UK and the entry highlighted the challenge, concept, design, build and operation stages of the development process, including the focus on sustainability and the impressive performance metrics for variables such as order picking and loading on time.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK is the independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chain and transport. The CILT awards identify those organisations and individuals whose performance has been outstanding – a sign they are leaders in their field. All the categories were judged by professionals in the logistics and transport sectors.

Winner of the SHD Editor’s Choice Award 2014

The following year, in 2014, Partner Logistics were again commended at the Storage, Handling and Distribution (SHD) awards in Central London. SHD magazine was first published in 1957 and is seen as one of the leading publications in the logistics sectors, with a readership of around 12,000 industry professionals.

2014 was the first year of the SHD awards and they were created to celebrate the very best companies in the logistics and supply chain sectors.

Partner Logistics were awarded with the ‘Editor’s Choice Trophy’ as well as being shortlisted in the Best Operations (SME) and the Environment/Sustainability categories alongside other finalists including Jaguar Land Rover and Sainsbury’s.

The editor of SHD Magazine, Peter Macleod, awarded the trophy to Partner Logistics after he was impressed with their sustainable approach and innovative ways of cutting carbon emissions which made them stand out from the crowd. He said: “The submission from Partner Logistics caught my eye from the moment it was submitted. It was clear that the Environment/Sustainability category of the SHD Logistics Awards was going to be the most hotly contested of the 10 Awards categories, and Partner came in with a very compelling story. A facility that uses 50% less energy than the ECSLA’s best standard is a real attention-grabber. From my perspective, companies taking such initiatives deserve great recognition, and I was delighted to be able to put Partner’s name on the Editor’s Choice trophy at the first-ever SHD Logistics Awards.”

How do we achieve these awards?
All of Partner Logistics award achievements are a testament to their innovative approach in the logistics and warehousing sector.

Whether it is by designing, constructing and operating highly-automated warehouses or successfully reducing carbon emissions, Partner Logistics are consistently seen as industry leaders.

Their approach to rolling out energy saving projects has seen them collaborate with leading names in the frozen food industry such as Birds Eye, to make the supply chain greener and help their customers reach their sustainability targets.

In addition, they invest heavily into the latest technology and automation has seen them consistently achieve near-perfect performance metrics which helps them to meet the demanding needs of the modern day consumers who want a day-one-for-day-two service.

To find out more about our cold storage facilities, please contact us.