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Irish food service company to use AD

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Irish firm Henderson Foodservice has unveiled a new £16 million (€18.5 million) warehouse facility and announced anaerobic digestion (AD) plans.

The new facility forms part of an ongoing re-development of Henderson Group’s Mallusk complex, which began last year.

The Foodservice team has accelerated the move to the 190,000 square-foot ambient and chilled distribution centre, to support the hospitality sector as it rolled out a phased opening to the public with the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Design and build incorporated the latest sustainability and energy efficiency techniques. Additionally, packaging waste at the site is recycled or reused while food waste is minimised and any waste generated is processed for re-use via an anaerobic digestion plant for biogas production.

Cathal Geoghegan, Henderson Foodservice’s managing director, said: “As hospitality has thankfully been able to open up, our move couldn’t have been more timely.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support the industry in what has been such a challenging year and we look forward to working closely with our customers as the economy continues to move forward in a positive trajectory.

“The design, build, and fit-out of our new warehouse was in partnership with Fermanagh based construction company, Tracey Brothers, who had previously completed our ambient warehouse facility in 2017.

“We’d like to thank them for their excellent project delivery which helped us transfer to the new centre with zero disruption to customers, during an exciting yet challenging time for our business as we restocked and prepared for the reopening of hospitality.”