PRESS RELEASE – 01.07.16 – Nottinghamshire

Food manufacturer Phoenix Group has increased its footprint by 35 per cent with the expansion of a third operating site to support its plans for future growth.

The new facility at Sherwood Storage, in Epperstone, gives Phoenix an extra 10,000 sq ft of storage capacity, adding to the existing 28,000 sq ft at its processing sites at nearby Newark and Nottingham.

Fully integrated with the firm’s custom-built suite of real-time reporting apps, the Sherwood Storage site, which is run by the Hinchley family, doubles the company’s warehousing and logistics capabilities and comes on the back of a 70 per cent growth in turnover for the business during the last financial year.

Ben Guy, MD of Phoenix Group, said: “Thanks to this new third site, we’ll be able to offer a smoother, more economical service for all of our clients. The Hinchley family bring a wealth of logistics expertise to the partnership and this lets us react more quickly to our customers’ needs.

“Storing extra materials close to our other Nottinghamshire sites means we can cut out any potential delays in the manufacturing process. By providing a dedicated, digitised storage facility for our customers, we’re helping them to improve their economies of scale by purchasing materials in bulk prior to production and giving them complete oversight of their production from start to finish.”

In addition to storing dry packaging materials, the new site has organic accreditation from Organic Farmers and Growers and will also hold cold pressed coconut oil ready for packing for client Vita Coco.”

As the largest cold pressed oil facility in the UK, Phoenix Group presses more than 12,000 tonnes of seed every year, and also offers contract packing and filling services to its clients. MD Ben Guy has recently been announced as a finalist in the Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year awards. The winner will be announced on Thursday, June 30.

Sherwood Storage is a family run business which offers short and long-term managed storage with loading/unloading facilities, predominantly storing agricultural based and food packaging products.

Rachel Hinchley, director at the firm, said: “Ben approached us when he needed to find extra storage space for Phoenix Group. We had one quick meeting, and the stock very soon began arriving. We have 40,000 square feet of storage at our site in Epperstone, with three full-time employees. Working with Phoenix Group has increased our turnover and we’re now in the process of expanding our warehousing by 16,000 sq ft within the next 12 months.”

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Notes to Editors

Phoenix Group is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of contract packing and speciality high-care manufacturing to the food industry. It supplies products to food manufacturers and FMCG retailers across the country, as well as to a wide range of export markets. Formed in 2007, its complete ‘end-to-end’ service delivers quick turnarounds, flexibility and consistent quality in every finished product from its custom-built facilities in Nottinghamshire.

It’s also the largest producer of cold pressed oils in the UK, supplying 4 million litres of expertly filtered, high-quality oils per year to major FMCG retailers across the country for food and non-food uses. For more details contact 01158242212).