Food logistics specialist ACS&T has been awarded the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution across all its sites for the eighth year running.
The BRC Global Standard is universally considered as a benchmark guarantee of quality, safety and operational performance for the UK retail industry.
ACS&T successfully passed the rigorous BRC audit at all its sites in Grimsby, Wolverhampton, Tewkesbury and Scarborough.
It was one of the first temperature controlled logistics companies to gain the BRC Storage & Distribution Standard in 2008 and has consistently achieved accreditation every year since.
ACS&T’s managing director Malcolm Johnstone said: “We are very pleased with our achievement, which means our customers can be assured that their products are handled, stored and delivered in a quality endorsed environment.”
The assessments cover hygiene, food safety, environmental standards, operating systems, traceability, product flow and handling requirements, which provide a benchmark for best practices within storage and distribution.
ACS&T aligns its continuous development of processes to the requirements set out under BRC Global Standards for continuous improvement.
Mr Johnstone added: “Our policy of continuous improvement drives our organisation forward. This allows us to make a real and positive impact on behalf of our customers’ businesses.”
ACS&T holds ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications and this allied with its high-quality service, with robust CSR and environmental policies is a demonstration of our market leading effectiveness in a highly demanding food logistics sector.
As a subsidiary of the international group Camellia Plc, ACS&T’s expertise in multi-temperature food logistics goes back nearly a century. Its sophisticated nationwide food storage and distribution network provides ambient, chilled and frozen integrated services to food manufacturers, wholesalers and speciality producers of all sizes.
Its extensive estates include 14 cold stores, 2 ambient stores, comprehensive co-packing facilities and large, dedicated and shared-user multi-temperature transport fleets.
For more information, contact ACS&T on 01472 358207 or visit www.acst.co.uk