Kevin Hancock Ltd & Thermotraffic UK Ltd enter into 50/50 partnership

Kevin Hancock Ltd are pleased to announce that Thermotraffic UK Ltd – part of the Nichirei Corporation, a global leader in cold storage and logistics solution – have finalised a 50% investment in the Company.  This transaction expands Thermotraffic’s footprint and service capabilities within the UK market, reinforces the company’s leadership position in the important/export area and enhances its value-added service to customers.  

“Joining Thermotraffic and the Nichirei Group is great news for us.  We are very proud of the progression and success we have achieved.  Now we have an excellent opportunity to take the company into a new and exciting era.  By means of continuous improvement and innovation, we have proven over the past years to be a strong partner for our customers and their specific demands. We are looking forward to being part of the future success of the Group and continue to grow our business at Kevin Hancock Ltd.” Kevin Hancock, Managing Dierector, Kevin Hancock Ltd.

With the investment in Kevin Hancock Ltd, Thermotraffic is working on achieving their long-term strategy in which one element is to offer cold store facilities thus covering an extra element in the supply chain of their clients. Focus of this new partnership is on offering a complete package of temperature-controlled food services with a high emphasis on Value Added Services. 

Both companies share the same core values – trust, quality, focus on people and long-term relationships (business partners) – and pay great attention to adding value in providing the most suitable and efficient logistics solution to customers. 

“In combining the logistics expertise, specialised knowledge, and business ideas of both our companies, we are convinced that this partnership will be of great value to our customers. We both strongly believe in the “one stop solution”, leading to an even higher service level for our customers and are convinced this is only the first step towards greater things and a bright common future.”  Rob Haesakkers, Managing Director, Thermotraffic. 

About Thermotraffic UK Ltd. 

The Thermotraffic Group is part of the Nichirei Corporation in Tokyo, a global market leader in temperature- controlled logistics. Thermotraffic UK is based in Rainham, Essex and is a branch of Thermotraffic Holland. The Company is known as one of the leading specialists for temperature-controlled logistics with extensive expertise in complex services and offering customers solution-oriented services. Global and European know-how are combined with local presence in the major European seaports and over 30 years’ experience. The Company focusses on offering global supply solutions covering the entire logistics chain. 

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