HelloFresh Opens New Automated Production Facility In The UK

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2024. 04. 18. 09:37

Meal kit firm HelloFresh has opened an automated production facility in Derbyshire, as it seeks to boost the growth and innovation of its brands in the UK.

The site, named the Windmill, has created around 300 jobs for the local community to date, with more expected in the coming months, as the company ramps up production, HelloFresh noted.

The Windmill distribution centre has been developed in partnership with SmartParc SEGRO Derby, a low-carbon food-manufacturing campus in Spondon, Derby.

It features a rainwater-harvesting system, a 22-MVA rooftop solar panel array, and a shared heating and cooling system that recycles heat from refrigeration plants and reuses it to heat water and offices across the estate.

The site has achieved an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating for its energy efficiency and will source 100% of its energy from renewable sources.

It will also offer provision for EV charging, local bus services aligned with production times, and secure bike storage (alongside a cycle-to-work scheme), to further reduce local emissions while supporting its employees.

HelloFresh posted consolidated revenue of approximately €7.6 billion in its 2023 financial year – up by 2.8%, compared to 2022, in constant currency.


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