Fridge van manufacturer expands with 67% job boost

Fridge van specialist CoolKit Ltd moves into new 45,000 sq ft premises within a secure 2.5 acre site in Burnley, has resulted in jobs growth of 67%, in the last twelve months, to more than 72 employees.

Part of a strategic plan to achieve more than £15 million worth of temperature-controlled vehicle orders annually, the expansion follows the company’s average 40% year-on-year growth over the last six years.

With many new large fridge van contracts underway, the increase in manufacturing capacity has helped the company further improve order turnaround times through improved processes and increased vehicle holding capacity, with space for 200 vehicles onsite at any one time.

CoolKit Managing Director Rupert Gatty said: “Recent years have been exceptional for CoolKit and our recent move puts us in an excellent position to achieve further growth.  As well as increasing our manufacturing capabilities and improving our already impressive order turnaround times, the further capacity allows us to seek out yet further sales by expanding into new markets both in the UK and internationally.

“We can only give credit to the skills, dedication and commitment of our entire staff for our ongoing success, which we also believe is proof that East Lancashire is a great place to do business.”

The company’s new address is CoolKit Ltd, Unit 6 Farrington Place, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 5TY.

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