Sysco GB announces £15m investment in its business in Scotland

Brakes Scotland Newhouse depot

Brakes Scotland Newhouse depot

Sysco GB, the UK’s largest foodservice wholesaler, has announced a £15m investment in its Brakes Scotland Newhouse depot, creating around 100 new jobs as it expands the site by more than 25 per cent.

As part of the development, Brakes Scotland is committed to growing the number of Scottish products it sells. Once complete, the site’s expansion will allow the company to significantly increase the size of its locally sourced Scottish product range.

Already one of the largest of the 30 depots in the Sysco’s British network, once planning permission has been granted, the Newhouse site will grow to more than 200,000 sq feet, improving the facilities to allow the company to increase the range of local fresh products it can sell, something which is becoming increasingly important to food outlets across the country.

Paul Nieduszynski, chief executive, Sysco GB, said: “Brakes Scotland has grown steadily over the past few years, serving communities right across the nation. The investment that we are making in the Newhouse facility to increase our capacity and grow our Scottish range shows our commitment to providing market-leading range and service to our existing and new customers across Scotland.”

Brakes, which sells a comprehensive range of fresh, frozen and ambient products, as well as catering equipment, delivers to businesses which serve food including pubs, restaurants, schools and restaurants across Scotland.