Spaciotempo helps Fenmarc grow business

By March 31, 2014 Industrial, Warehousing
Fenmarc News

Two of the UK’s biggest vegetable growers, supplying Britain’s best known supermarkets and stores, have called on Spaciotempo’s temporary buildings to extend their operation for newly awarded contracts and continued business growth.

For over 40 years Fenmarc has been growing, preparing, packing and supplying vegetables to the major multiples and wholesale markets. Based in East Anglia and operating across the UK, it specialises in pre-packed potatoes and root vegetables. Now privately owned, with sales in excess of £80 million, Fenmarc is established as one of the leading fresh produce suppliers in the UK, employing over 400 people. So when existing customers increased their orders, Fenmarc needed an urgent solution to expand its operation and turned to Spaciotempo for help. The solution was a 500 square metre structure that was installed and operational in no time, being used for vegetable storage and dispatch. Greenvale AP, a leading supplier of fresh potatoes, had a similar problem. With ten offices including three packing sites and a processing site strategically located in key growing regions around the UK, the business is rapidly out growing its premises as it supplies all the major stores. We had already installed three buildings and added a fourth structure on the same site, with the new building dedicated to taking in for deliveries from fields and the dispatch of produce to a national supermarket chain. The 600 square metre temporary building has a blacked out roof to stop the potatoes going to seed and is temperature controlled at all times to ensure the product is kept at its best. “Companies such as Fenmarc and Greenvale AP are not interested in the hassle of a permanent expansion, as it would cause too much disruption to their business,” explains Scott Jameson, Managing Director at Spaciotempo. “The pace of their industry is far too quick and quite volatile as it can be affected by the environment. They prefer to utilise the temporary structures to minimalise the risk to the overall business, a philosophy other organisations are also adopting.”