Added Value Services
At Rick Bestwick we focus on establishing partnerships with our customers. By listening to and working closely with them, we have developed a comprehensive portfolio of added value services to streamline processes, and reduce cost, product handling and food miles.
We’ve just invested in a brand new date-coding line.
A variety of application methods are available, but our automated line is by far the best.
Dedicated staff are available to assist with organising our transport requirements
We can conduct packing operations on naked product for either national or international distribution.
Increasing Production Efficiency & Minimising Waste
We know from our own experience in food manufacturing that packing requirements are often bespoke, so our portfolio allows you to cherry pick the services you require, bringing together your unique requirements in an efficient operation.
Through our complete range of food processing services, we are able to up-temper finished retail packed goods, sleeve, date code, pack, pick and distribute to the retailer. With so many services under one roof you gain the cost, efficiency and operational benefits of not having to return your products to the production facility for onward dispatch.
From the opening of our first coldstore in 1998, we have set ourselves apart from other cold storage providers as we understand the logistical challenges encountered from production to distribution. Our staff are trained to deal with distressed product loads, including loads that have slipped during transit. Our flexible and proactive approach ensures that product quality is not compromised and pallets are re-worked so they can be receipted and stored safely, ready for onward dispatch.
With BRC approved sites in Chesterfield, Scunthorpe, Warrington and Liverpool, over 1.5 million square feet of warehouse space, over 200,000 pallet spaces and a long‑term partnership with DFDS, one of Northern Europe’s largest logistics companies, Rick Bestwick can provide a complete solution.
Available added value services include:
- Product Sleeving
- Date Coding & Labelling
- Contract Packing
- Co-Packing & Re-Packing
- Product & Pallet Weighing
- Metal Detecting
- Product Inspection including OVS Inspection
With locations across the North of England, Rick Bestwick 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.
Andrew Lawrence - Director
With over 25,000 pallet locations, including a 13,000 pallet capacity fully automated High Bay, our Liverpool site is ideal for fast moving retail products as well as manufacturing requirements.
The site’s close proximity to the Liverpool Docks makes it ideally located for import and export services and an excellent location for cross-Channel traffic. Its location enables us to offer complete service solutions in collaboration with our long-standing transport partner DFDS, who offer UK & Pan-Europe services out of Dublin.
Amanda Cogan - Director
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 - Director
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 additional to our Warrington facility is our recently installed blast freezer which brings our group blast freezing capacity to 4500 pallets per week.