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Union Industries proves to be flavour of the month for Pilgrim Foodservice

Union Industries has installed five of its best-selling Bulldoors™ and one Matadoor™ in Pilgrim Foodservice’s new warehouse extension.

After a period of strong growth, the Lincolnshire-based foodservice supplier needed an effective solution for maintaining its temperature controlled environment, and to provide necessary airlocks in specific areas of its new warehouse extension.

This is the second time that Union Industries has returned to Pilgrim Foodservice. In 2016, Union was asked to replace two competitor high speed freezer doors at the foodservice supplier’s warehouse. After being impressed with

Union’s Eiger Doors™ and after-sales service, Pilgrim Foodservice got back in touch with the Leeds-based business to order the new doors for its new build project.
Union’s best-selling fast action option, the Bulldoor™, has a track record of controlling temperatures and improving hygiene. The Bulldoor™ comes with the Lifetime Warranty scheme and includes control outputs for options such as airlocks, traffic control systems and remote monitoring.

Pilgrim Foodservice also purchased a Matadoor™ for one of the warehouse’s smaller internal openings which, as with the other Union doors on site, includes the ‘Crash-Out & Auto-Reset' feature to allow the bottom beam to swing out of the way if hit by a forklift truck, without damage.

Established in 1980, family-run Pilgrim Foods is a BRC-accredited supplier of over 5000 high-quality products in a range of categories such as ambient, chilled and frozen. They supply goods to a diverse range of customers including pubs, hotels, schools and restaurants, across 15 counties throughout the Eastern side of the country.

Charles Bateman, Managing Director of Pilgrim Foodservice said, “At Pilgrim Foodservice, providing outstanding customer service is key”.

“Union is a leading provider of rapid-roller industrial roller doors and that attitude is apparent in every aspect of their day-to-day operation. We hope to continue this relationship in the future.

Alan Hirst, Sales Director at Union Industries added, “It’s important for our clients in the food industry to keep their produce in the highest quality condition and our industrial doors take care of any issues that the environment may bring. Pilgrim Foodservice, like many other customers we have in this industry sector, have realised that reliable doors and excellent service response is critical to their own success, hence why Union was their preferred choice over lower-cost doors from alternative suppliers for this extension project.”