“At Magnavale we believe that manufacturers should be free to do what they excel at; creating the amazing products that the market demands. Therefore, we strive to facilitate a supply chain that is as short as possible, to provide a full range of services that cut cost, risk and complication.
We want our clients to think of us as reliable partners, as a collaborative extension of their own business.”
A rich history and Changing Times
In 2016, several businesses based at the current Magnavale Chesterfield, Magnavale Scunthorpe and Magnavale Warrington facilities merged under the Rick Bestwick Brand name and achieved the critical mass needed to offer a national service to the Food Industry.
From 2016 through to 2021, the business thrived and grew under tough operating conditions and pressures from Brexit, Covid and industry wide changes to legislation.
In 2021 it became clear that the Rick Bestwick brand, while known for quality and reliability didn’t reflect the forward thinking and technologically innovative direction the business was taking.
It was therefore decided to proceed with the name that had brought the business together and envisioned the future it would strive towards, Magnavale.
Plant Based Storage at Magnavale
Following extensive consultations with our partners, we have decided to become the first cold store network in the UK to offer segregated, temperature controlled, storage solutions specifically for plant-based foods.
There is a growing interest within the UK to reduce meat consumption, with plant-based products becoming increasingly popular, therefore it’s incredibly important we continuously evaluate how we can evolve our operations, allowing us to supply the services our customers need to keep up-to-date with the market.
We see this specific operational process as an essential addition to the already large range of services we currently offer.
Across our 3 sites located in Chesterfield, Scunthorpe and Warrington, our services include temperature-controlled storage for various food products, blast freezing, labelling, microwave tempering and more, therefore adding plant-based storage will help drive forward our business objective of being able to facilitate a supply chain that is as short as possible and cuts cost, complexity and risk.
The products will be completely segregated from any other food products, within our various BRC AA Grade, temperature-controlled warehouses, while being treated with the up most care from our brilliant, fully trained, OV qualified technical team.
If you’re interested in any of the services mentioned above, call 01246 854999 or visit www.magnavale.co.uk/contact/
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With locations across the North of England, Magnavale are one of the UK's leading providers of cold storage services.
A long established added value facility, working closely with manufacturers and major retailers and providing a true just-in-time service, through a comprehensive portfolio of services.
Our Chesterfield site and Headquarters is centrally located just 5 minutes away from Junction 29 of the M1, enabling us to reach 75% of the UK population in under 3 hours.
Amanda Cogan - Chief Operating Officer
Our largest site with 6 purpose-built, stand-alone coldstores offering 650,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.
The Scunthorpe site is ideally located for the import and export of goods from Grimsby and Hull Docks and its location in North Lincolnshire, an area renowned for growing some of the best produce in the country, makes it an ideal location to freeze and store fruit and vegetables.
BRC Approved and offering a range of chambers and racking to suit both bulk and fast-moving products, this site has the capacity and flexibility to provide a complete operational solution.
Amanda Cogan - Chief Operating Officer
This modern, purpose-built facility with over 200,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, incorporating multi-temperature chambers and mobile racking, is a fast moving distribution centre.
Located just 1.5 miles from major motorways giving easy access to all major retail and wholesale distribution centres, our Warrington site provides well-established consolidation and cross docking services.
A new addition to our Warrington facility is our recently installed blast freezer which brings our group blast freezing capacity to 4500 pallets per week.