Global meal kit company HelloFresh is on a mission to change how people eat, forever. Driven by the rising appeal of meal kits and an uptick in e-commerce activity due to Covid-19, the company needed a new production facility to support its rapid UK growth.
HelloFresh helps consumers to cook home-made, healthy meals with no preparation, shopping or hassle, using fresh, sustainably-sourced ingredients, produced, packed and delivered directly to their doorsteps. The company achieved record results in 2020, delivering more than 600 million meals and reaching €3.75 billion net revenue.
Driven by its rapid growth, the world-leading meal kit company needed a new production facility to meet the needs of its expanding customer base.
"For us, it was how to scale operationally to feed the nation and support our customers, that was our biggest challenge."
Laurent Guillemain, UK CEO, HelloFresh
The Beehive is a highly sustainable facility, boasting a five-star sustainability rating. The warehouse uses 100 per cent green energy, alongside a rainwater harvesting system, solar panels for heating water and infrastructure for electric vehicle charging.
Not only is the facility sustainable, but its location has enabled HelloFresh to reduce the distance travelled to deliver goods and reduce carbon emissions in line with its sustainability goals.
Since opening the 24/7 facility, HelloFresh has produced and distributed more than one million meal kits to homes across the UK.
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