Containers from Schoeller Allibert have been selected by Dovecote Park, supplier of finest quality British beef, for use in its new cold store in Stapleton, North Yorkshire.

Dovecote Park’s specialist beef processing plant receives Hereford, Aberdeen Angus, Highland and Welsh Black beef from more than 1,000 farm-assured producers nationwide. As part of the development of its new cold store facility, Dovecote Park was seeking a durable container to work with an automated handling system designed by Van der Lande, which could also be easily stacked and stored when not in use.

Simon Knights, Schoeller Allibert Regional Sales Director – UK/Ireland, explained: “After extensive trials using a selection of Schoeller Allibert containers, we recommended our 180° Stack Nest tray. Usually made of high density polyethylene (HDPE), we also specified that Dovecote’s containers should instead be manufactured from polypropylene (PP) for improved performance on automated conveyor systems.”

Peter Boyes, Technical Manager of Dovecote Park commented: “Compatibility with our new automated handling and racking systems were key when selecting containers for the cold store. Schoeller Allibert’s recommendation for 180° Stack Nest trays in PP has proved very successful.”