UK Free Trade deals result in increased demand for JS Davidson’s cold storage services

Cold Chain Federation member, temperature controlled supply chain and logistics specialist JS Davidson has reported an uptick in demand for its services since the free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand came into effect.

John Davidson, Managing Director of the Peterborough-based firm, said the company had negotiated contracts with a number of leading suppliers of chilled meats importing from the two countries since the agreements came into force at the end of May last year.

Under the agreement producers of more than 99 per cent of goods coming from Australia and New Zealand into the UK are no longer subject to tariffs.

The agreements also have brought benefits for companies such as JS Davidson, including greater market access opportunities and improved chances to sell services overseas.

John Davidson said: “Over the past few months demand for our services for chilled meats has risen quite substantially and we are working with some prestigious companies.

“We expect the rising trend to continue over time as more free trade agreements are signed.”

Following its rebranding in 2022, JS Davidson has continued to go from strength to strength, recently extending its range of services to include offering an end-to-end solution which has been a contributory factor in the company’s recent growth.

The company, which has two sites across Peterborough and Bourne, is now offering a range of distribution, co-packing, blast freezing and tempering, ambient, chilled and frozen storage and supply chain solution services.

John Davidson continued: “Whist our background has predominantly focused on cold storage, our offering today is considerably more far reaching in line with the market’s every increasing requirements. Our range of services now portrays our true offering, which is essentially a supply chain solutions provider for both existing and new customers.

“It is an offering which is proving to be attractive to our customers both in the UK and overseas and one which will provide a springboard for future growth.”

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