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HelloFresh Creates 300 Jobs With Derby Warehouse Launch

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HelloFresh has opened its largest European distribution centre, The Windmill, in Derby, which has already generated 300 jobs.

The automated production facility created roles for the local community, including production operatives, maintenance engineers, and management, and further openings are expected.

Developed in collaboration with the low-carbon food manufacturing campus SmartParc SEGRO Derby, The Windmill is praised as one of the UK's most sustainable production facilities.

It features several eco-friendly features like rainwater harvesting, solar panels, and shared heating and cooling systems.

It aligns with broader environmental goals.

The facility also prioritises employee convenience and sustainability, offering electric vehicle charging stations, secure bike storage, and a local bus service timed to match production shifts, enhancing accessibility for its workforce.

Adam Park, CEO of HelloFresh, said: “We are delighted to open our largest and most advanced European distribution centre, The Windmill, here in Derby.

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“We have invested for over two years to build our latest automated production technology in Derby, particularly due to its incredibly diverse and skilled talent pool. 

“This site and its cutting-edge technology will allow the handling of great complexity in our production to give customers even more choices while creating hundreds of jobs and opportunities for talented people in the local area to build skills and careers in a growing space.

“Derby’s great connectivity also means we can provide an even better delivery experience for our UK customers with 80% of customers now being within a four-hour drive of where the product is made.

“All in all, we are delighted to be in Derby and look forward to contributing to this great community as we partner on an exciting journey of growth and innovation we have planned for HelloFresh and Green Chef in the UK.”

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