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Robert.Jervis_43227 Feb 03

SmartParc SEGRO Derby secures HelloFresh as its first customer

Will create 5,000 direct jobs
International recipe box and meal kit delivery company HelloFresh is set to become the first customer at SmartParc SEGRO Derby, the 1.85m sq ft, high-tech food manufacturing and distribution campus, after agreeing to lease a 118,000 sq ft unit for the preparation and distribution of their meal kit boxes.

SEGRO and SmartParc secured HelloFresh less than six months after announcing the formation of a partnership to create a new asset class dedicated to ‘state of the art’ food manufacturing and distribution in Derby (Spondon), aiming to collaborate with the food industry meet the challenges of sustainable production, whilst addressing the need for efficient direct routes to consumers.

With SEGRO as the site developer and owner and SmartParc providing the onsite managed services, together they will support the food and drink sector in its efforts to increase production efficiency and drive reduced operational costs through collaborative working.

SmartParc SEGRO Derby will create 5,000 direct jobs and enable a new collaborative, flexible work model to accommodate people’s evolving lifestyles with the ambition of reconnecting the local community to food production.

SmartParc SEGRO Derby states it will be home to the first low-carbon food manufacturing community. A central distribution hub to consolidate goods in deliveries will streamline the distribution chain, providing a reduction in cost for occupiers whilst improving sustainability by eliminating food miles.

Source: Transport Intelligence