The storage and logistics arm of Europe’s largest ice manufacturer, South Kirkby-based The Ice Co, has bought the cold store division of David Price Food Services Ltd.
The deal secures the future of the David Price depots in Glasgow and North Tyneside, along with 29 jobs.
The new business will trade as The Ice Co Distribution Ltd, a subsidiary of the J Marr Group, which was founded in 1860 by Joseph Marr.
Belle Tyson, managing director of J Marr Ltd said:
“The Ice Co is delighted to have acquired the sites in Glasgow and Wallsend, North Tyneside, and is looking forward to integrating them into the group and growing the business.
“The acquisition of these sites further supports the J Marr Group’s strategy, which is to increase the services, storage and distribution it offers across the UK.”
In addition to the new sites The Ice Co has existing depots in South Kirkby, Newark, Fleetwood, Preston, Driffield and London.
The company manufactures and supplies ice cubes, flakes, crush, sculptures and its Ice & Slice products, as well as cold storage and distribution services thought the UK.