LEADING distribution company Boughey has been awarded the prestigious EFSIS Higher Level certificate for the conformity of the intake, storage, dispatch and decanting of ambient goods at its Deeside warehouse.
EFSIS certificates are awarded to food, drink and allied industries, including packaging and raw materials, who meet stringent standards.
Boughey, which is part of the NWF Group plc, handles in excess of five per cent of the UK’s entire market in ambient or non-perishable foods, while in the North West of England its market share is more than 25 per cent.
Managing Director Keith Forster said: "We are delighted that our Deeside warehouse has been awarded the EFSIS Higher Certificate. To receive the Higher Level certificate is rare for this type of warehouse, and the accolade is testament to the hard work and exacting standards of Warehouse Manager Dave Vernon and his staff."
Boughey’s clients include Princes Foods, Complan, AB World Foods which includes brands such as Pataks, confectionery manufacturer Kinnerton and the Californian pineapple giant Dole.
Central to Boughey’s success has been its 55-acre purpose-built facility at Wardle, near Nantwich, which is home to the company’s fleet of 150 vehicles. This site holds the EFSIS Foundation Certificate. Together with its sister site at Deeside, the Cheshire installation makes up almost a million square feet of warehousing capable of storing 115,000 pallets, all governed by a state-of-the-art stock control system.
Up to 100,000 pallets a month are distributed by Boughey with an average of 120 loads a day going in and out of Wardle. At peak times of the year such as Christmas, the number of loads will be nearer to 200 a day.
Boughey has come a long way since it was founded in 1964, originally specialising in the collection and delivery of milk from farms to customers.