JS Davidson Builds for the Future with £1M Investment

Leading bespoke temperature-controlled solutions specialists & Cold Chain Federation member JS Davidson (formerly known as Chiltern Cold Storage) has invested almost £1 million in enhancing the business’ operations.

Offering a complete end to end solution, Peterborough based JS Davidson has made the investment as it continues to build for growth, following several high-profile contract wins.

Recent investments include a £220,000 into installing a new compressor and air-cooled cooling tower.

A further £400,000 has been dedicated to an electrical installation upgrade at their Peterborough site which includes brand new control panels and transformers which will drive greater efficiency and improvements in their operation and a new welfare room for staff with kitchen facilities.

To drive greater efficiency within its operation and to reflect its increased portfolio of services, JS Davidson has also invested £250,000 into a state-of-the-art warehouse management system from Principal Logistics Technologies which will optimise stock management, enhance traceability and transparency, and facilitate improvements in both handling and storage.

John Davidson, Managing Director at JS Davidson  commented: “Following a number of high profile contract wins and an unprecedented spike in demand for cold storage services – that initially became apparent as we worked through Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic – especially following the recent spike in the e-commerce sector, we have committed nearly £1 million in capital investment over the past 18 months to facilitate our recent growth as well as improve our infrastructure as we build for the future.

“Our new game changing warehouse management solution will drive a number of improvements throughout the business, namely provide more scope for reporting, allowing customers to place their own orders through designated portals and vastly improve the transparency and visibility of stock.

“On the electrical side of things, while we have taken strategic steps to minimise the impact of rising energy costs, we also have one eye on becoming more energy efficient and reduce consumption for the benefit of the environment and of course our customers. As a business, we are committed to improving our carbon footprint and creating a sustainable storage business that meets the rigorous requirements of our clients.”

“With ambitions for further growth, we are confident that our recent £1 million investment programme will pay dividends down the line as we continue to establish ourselves as a leading temperature-controlled solutions provider in the UK.”

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