A new 75,000 sq ft warehouse being constructed at Whitchurch-based storage and distribution company, Grocontinental, is to create 15 new jobs.
Work is now underway on the company’s latest and largest warehouse which will offer 32,000 pallets of chilled storage and take Grocontinental’s overall storage capacity to 197,000 pallet spaces.
It is anticipated that the new warehouse will be used to house existing customers’ dairy products, predominately cheese. Due to be completed in October, the facility will feature high density racking together with dedicated cheese grading and visitor facilities.
Job opportunities will include roles for warehouse operatives, administrators, cheese grading/sampling assistants and stock controllers. Grocontinental has also launched a recruitment campaign for casual and full-time drivers and is offering a range of flexible shift patterns.
Family-run Grocontinental has continued to invest heavily in the construction of new facilities and the purchase of the latest vehicles to secure growth.
Speaking about the new warehouse, David Grocott, Grocontinental’s Managing Director said:
“We have experienced an increased level of demand for space and enquiries are ahead of what we’ve seen in previous years. Although we are in a challenging and competitive market, our investment programme in quality facilities and equipment have ensured we remain ahead of the game.
“As a privately-owned business, we are able to act quickly and flexibly to invest and make things happen for our customers.
“The new warehouse also means good news for the local area as we are now looking to recruit for a number of new positions.”
Grocontinental has also recently invested in a significant upgrade to its warehouse management system. The enhanced technology has been developed by the company’s in-house IT team.
Anyone interested in finding out about the new jobs on offer at Grocontinental should contact the company’s Recruitment Hotline on 01948 668218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information about the positions.