Yearsley Group has won a contract to store more than 300 of CSM’s finished frozen products.

The Heywood-based cold storage and distribution firm successfully won the deal following a competitive tender, which will see the firm store the international bakery supplier’s range of cookies, muffins, brownies and doughnuts as part of a 10,000-pallet contract.

As part of the deal, all collections will be made from CSM’s factory in Bromborough on the Wirral, and stored at Yearsley Group’s Heywood cold store before being distributed to retailers nationwide.

Tim Moran, cold storage and distribution sales director at Yearsley Group, said: “We’re delighted to have secured this contact to provide CSM with all of its UK frozen storage requirements. As with all of our customers, we will assign a dedicated customer service team and develop a bespoke collection and delivery programme that fits in with both CSM and its customers’ needs. Although we will consolidate CSM stock at Heywood, our national network of cold stores will allow us distribute it quickly and effectively anywhere in the UK.”

He added that the company was already working closely with CSM, after winning the contract for its business with Tesco Ireland and Cookie Man business from its Coleshill depot.

Danny Martin, European planning and logistics manager at CSM, said: “Our logistics partner plays an enormously important role in our operations, so it was critical for us to find the right team.”

Yearsley Group is in the process of expanding its Heywood headquarters, with the first 100,000 square feet of a 160,000sq ft unit being constructed within the next year to help boost pallet capacity by 27,000.

In addition, the company said the new cold store will double the site’s existing 40,000-pallet capacity as part of a consolidation strategy.