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Chiltern is set to improve fleet efficiency after adopting a fully managed tyre contract with Michelin solutions. It marks the first time the company has outsourced tyre management for its 45 trucks and 43 trailers.

The EFFITIRES™ contract will see Michelin solutions take care of all Chiltern Cold Storage’s tyre requirements on a price-per-kilometre (PPK) basis for the next three years. This includes fitting the latest generation Michelin tyres, providing detailed management information on tyre performance, carrying out fleet-wide tyre safety inspections and proactive servicing.

Chiltern Cold Storage says: “Tyre...

Chiltern MHRA

Chiltern has gained approval and authorisation by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) to store pharmaceutical products at its temperature controlled storage facility in Whittlesey 4 miles east of Peterborough.

The facility is a dedicated pharmaceutical distribution centre with 20,000 sq. ft. of temperature controlled storage. The environment will offer storage at the following conditions:

  • Ambient at 15-25 °C
  • Chilled at 2-8 °C
  • Frozen at -25 °C

Chiltern’s pharmaceutical director Nick Maskrey says “This is a very exciting development for Chiltern and gives us the opportunity to expand...

BBC News has reported on an interesting story of Antarctic ice being stored at Chiltern’s Peterborough warehouse.

“How does Antarctic ice destined for vital climate research end up in a massive fridge in Peterborough - next to bags of frozen peas and oven chips?

Scientists at the Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have been shipping back samples from the Antarctic Peninsula for 35 years, but with limited space in their own chilled laboratories the best option for halting the melting process is a cold storage warehouse.

Here, samples share space with groceries destined for supermarket freezers.

The warehouse...

Chiltern has appointed a new financial director effective immediately.  Paul Jephcott joined Chiltern Cold Storage Group Ltd in May, 2015.  

Prior to joining Chiltern Paul had many years of experience working as financial director for both listed and privately owned companies in a number of different service sectors including retail, software and childcare.  

Paul Jackson, managing director of Chiltern is delighted to welcome Paul to the team. “Paul Jephcott brings a broad and in depth experience in financial, operational, strategic, commercial, corporate finance and legal matters. It is this wealth of experience that will be...

Chiltern was a part of Truckfest 2015 in Peterborough May 3 & 4 with six of it’s top trucks on show for truck enthusiasts. The fleet was represented by Scania, Volvo, Iveco and Mercedes.

In addition Chiltern had a featured Hi Way 480 6x2 on the Iveco stand. The newest truck in the Chiltern fleet will be going into service soon and will be driven by Kev Brown.

Paul Jackson, managing director said, “We are pleased with the Ivecos we are currently running and decided to add some enhancements like durabrite wheels, leather interior, and specialist sign writing by Commercial Signs.”

“We’re proud of our trucks. We love...

Chiltern has been awarded a new contract by Domino’s Pizza Group to undertake distribution to all of their stores in Scotland. The new depot will be based in Livingston just west of Edinburgh.

Two of Chiltern’s long serving employees from Peterborough are relocating to Livingston to run the operation.

The 22,000 sq ft temperature controlled facility will have ten drivers based out of Livingston and seven vehicles dedicated to the Domino’s contract and the 57 stores in Scotland.

Paul Jackson, managing director of Chiltern says, “It is another exciting development for Chiltern. And I’m very pleased to be working with...

Chiltern has announced plans to open it’s first pharmaceutical warehouse at Whittlesey - 4 miles east of Peterborough. The facility will be a dedicated pharmaceutical distribution center with 20,000 sq.ft. of temperature controlled storage including office accommodation.  The warehouse has a temperature capability of -20 degrees C to +20 degrees C.

As a MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) approved sitestorage the facility will provide unrivalled levels of regulatory compliance together with the unique security standards associated with the storage and distribution of pharmaceutical products to GDP (Good...

Six new Iveco Hi-Way 6x2 tractor units fitted with the new 460 bhp Euro 6 engine have joined the Chiltern fleet as of February 1st.  This is in addition to the five that Chiltern already has in operation and now raises the total fleet up to 40.  “The decision is based on the good fuel returns we’ve been experiencing, the service provided by Iveco and driver satisfaction”, says Paul Jackson, managing director.  

Chiltern’s fleet is made up of 7.5, 18 and 26 tonne rigid vehicles equipped with tail lifts and articulated tractor trailer units.  Also, a fleet of sprinter vans which have a capacity of 3 pallets with a total...