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Blue Cube targets 30pc growth

By Simon Penfold | Stafford | Business Picks | Published:

A Staffordshire refrigeration company is targeting 30 per cent growth over the next two years, backed by ambitious expansion plans.

Steve Blakemore of Blue Cube

Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores is making what it calls 'significant investment' in new technologically advanced temperature controlled storage solutions, service delivery and larger premises/

It is a leading rental supplier of portable cold stores, blast chillers and blast freezers for the food, pharmaceutical, logistics and manufacturing industries.

Part of the Turner engineering group, Blue Cube is based on the Staffordshire Technology Park at Beaconside in Stafford.

In line with its growth plans, Blue Cube is currently searching for larger premises and says it will increase headcount, with additional roles in service and sales predominantly.

“In the past couple of years we have fundamentally reshaped and built a very different Blue Cube,” said managing director Steve Blakemore.

“We are now stronger, more focused and fully fit for the future. The changes have delivered the best results in the company’s history last year, and we are now ideally positioned to increase market share and achieve 30 per cent further growth by 2019.

“With this in mind, we have put a number of exciting initiatives in place including relocation to larger premises and a recruitment drive. We are also investing in new technology to ensure customers benefit from the very best temperature controlled storage solutions that deliver high energy efficiencies which then provide low operating costs for our customers."

He added: “We will also continue to invest in the company to provide customers with the level of service and support they have come to expect of Blue Cube."

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Graham Knox, CEO of the Turner Group, said: “We are pleased to help accelerate Blue Cube’s growth and development, with new people, products and premises. A reorganised Blue Cube is focused and fully geared for expansion and we believe our investment will help the company to capitalise on the significant opportunities that exist within its key target markets.”

Established in 2009, Staffordshire-based Blue Cube offers a wide range of technologically advanced, eco-friendly temperature controlled storage solutions including blast freezers, blast chillers, portable cold stores and tempering units. The company provides both standard and bespoke rental systems to suit individual performance and budgetary requirements.

Understanding that flexibility is key for most customers, Blue Cube can link its units to a customer’s existing facility to provide additional production or storage space and fill unused or odd shaped areas. As well as rental, the company offers lease to buy options and ex-fleet units for purchase.

Simon Penfold

By Simon Penfold
Business Editor - @SPenfold_star

Business Editor based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton, looking for stories big & small.

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