Relocation of banana ripener in UK
The British branch of the French Compagnie Fruitière, a supplier and ripener of fruit founded 1938 in Marseille, has taken up operations in a 23,000 sqm ripening facility at DP World London Gateway. The new ripening centre for bananas will replace Compagnie Fruitière’s existing operation in Dartford. It is expected to be fully operational by 2021.
The facility, located on plot LG70, sits in the centre of London Gateway’s logistics park and offers multimodal options built adjacent to the local deep-sea container port and the rail terminal on site. Thus, London Gateway is pushing its position in the UK as a major destination for imported temperature controlled and frozen produce. (sh)