Home to Europe’s largest up-tempering facility, Rick Bestwick has been pioneering innovative up-tempering technology and processes since 2002.
Two Methods Available
We offer both Rapid-Air and Microwave Up-Tempering
With the latest Microwave technology product can be up-tempered in minutes rather than days
High Density Products
Dense products like meat and dairy (butter) see the greatest benefits from Microwave Up-Tempering
We maintain traceability throughout all of our up-tempering processes
State of the art technology
Following extensive research and a multi-million pound investment, Rick Bestwick is now able to offer more customers than ever the ability to control seasonal demand, quality and peaks and troughs of production whilst reducing waste and driving efficiencies.
With our heritage in food manufacturing, we understand the challenges and requirements of food production and because of this we have developed a unique portfolio of up-tempering services to achieve the optimal results for our customers.
Using state-of-the-art microwave technology, we can up-temper a wide range of products from minus 18°C to minus 3°C in under 60 seconds. We have over a decade’s experience of microwave up-tempering food products, including beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, fish, bakery products, vegetables and party foods.
This method of up-tempering is suitable for many products so do contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
Working to BRC accredited processes and an unannounced auditing regime, our highly experienced Production Team and on-site Quality and Technical Personnel, including OVS Qualified Staff, carry out full product trials to confirm product parameters and to ensure the quality of your product is maintained through the up-tempering process. Our uniformed and scientific approach seeks to ensure minimal drip loss, reduced moisture on and in packaging and provides full traceability at all stages.
Coupled with microwave up-tempering technology we also operate forced air and rapid air processes to achieve the exact temperatures our customers require for a true just-in-time service.
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.