Operating 24/7, the facility provides a fully temperature-controlled bonded warehouse including deep frozen storage, pick and pack machinery, vacuum cooling and other operations to meet tight delivery schedules and product shelf-life requirements.
Kerry Logistics now occupies 40,000 square feet of warehouse space as it gears up to manage the continued growth of its air freight division. In addition, the facility has achieved a rating of AA+ under the new BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8.
"The new facility will allow us to accommodate the growth in our air freight volumes and help us grow our presence in different verticals," said Kerry's UK air division chief David Mallinson.
"We have access to 24/7 operations offering full customs clearance, real-time tracking, perishable handling and cold chain facilities, where we are serving customers including a UK retailer, for whom we ship perishables to China," Mr Mallinson said.
With the new London Heathrow facility now in operation, Kerry Logistics is looking to continue its growth in pharmaceuticals and perishables, including shellfish and seafood, said the company.