Over the past year we’ve experienced a sharp increase our temperature controlled supply chain offering thanks to the bakery sector which is putting greater emphasis than ever before on provenance and traceability.
We have won new business from manufacturers and suppliers that want reliable frozen or chilled transportation of baked goods such as breads and pastries, as well as ingredients including yeast, dairy products and fats and oils.
Our general manager Andrew Revely says that as a long established temperature controlled operator Dennis Distribution recognises the importance of goods arriving at a customer in first class condition, adding: “We are a British Retail Consortium (BRC) certified business which aims to provide a first-class service to our customers including an experienced planning team and access to live data through our telematics system.
“This allows us to track temperature and location throughout the journey and to also provide historic data to customers for assurance on product traceability and quality control.”
Dennis Distribution is a third generation family business covering the whole of the UK, Ireland and the near continent.
Andrew adds: “The fact that we are a family business built on strong values of service excellence and responsiveness to our clients means that we can adapt quickly and easily to their changing needs, in addition to providing a highly tailored solution to our customers’ individual needs.”
He anticipates continued growth for the firm from the bakery sector due to the level of regulation in the bakery industry and the food sector in general, which means that manufacturers need partners that can combine reliability with the latest technology to make sure that the temperature during transportation is carefully and consistently controlled and monitored.
Our company can trace its history back to 1890 when JD Dennis General Haulage was established. In 1958 T&A Dennis was founded by Tom and Ann Dennis, and this forms the basis of the business as it is today. In 1970 we purchased our first refrigerated trailer to offer chilled logistics alongside the mainly agricultural customers we were servicing at that time.
In addition to chilled logistics, we also offer hanging meat transportation along with tanker distribution and single and multi-pallet deliveries. We have sites in North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and East Yorkshire; and operate and maintain a large fleet of vehicles and more than 60 trailers.