Sustainability

Reducing our carbon footprint and minimising the impact of our operations upon the environment, is a high priority for Keystore. We are currently looking at a number of ways to make our storage space as environmentally-friendly as we can.

In time, this will involve using solar PV roof panels across all of our storage space, along with LED motion-sensor lighting throughout each of our buildings to conserve as much energy as possible.

Alongside working to make our warehouses as ‘green’ as possible, we have also set ourselves the ultimate goal of creating a zero carbon-footprint warehouse which we have the potential of building over the next few years.

We are also strong supporters of the renewable energy industry, and regularly attend meetings with representatives from local initiatives such as the Renewables Network and Hull Green Port, and help to actively promote what they are doing in the area.

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Why Hull?

Ideally located for exporting and importing goods from the continent, and boasting good infrastructure, major green ports, ship building services, along with good road and rail links and the Humber Bridge; the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire region has a wealth of assets on offer for companies looking to move into the area.

With its unrivalled location and proximity to some of the potential new wind projects in the North Sea, the region is also in prime position to benefit significantly from investment in the renewable industry. The proposed £230m Green Port Hull project developed jointly by German engineering giant, Siemens, and Associated British Ports (ABP), truly heralds a new era for the area.

The development will not only see 800 new jobs created at the factory, but also around 10,000 in the renewable supply chain and support services, providing a major boost to the region’s economic recovery and placing Hull at the forefront of the UK’s renewable revolution.

As such, this game-changing project, for many companies, has already made the prospect of establishing a base in Hull much more attractive, and is what we believe at Keystore to be a major milestone in establishing the city as a centre for green energy.

Based near to Hull’s Alexandra and King George docks, and adjacent to the proposed Siemens development site, Keystore is perfectly placed to help your business take advantage of everything the region has to offer, now and in the future, alongside a full range of bespoke warehousing and logistics solutions in Hull.

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Siemens

As well as boasting direct access to Alexandra dock, Keystore is ideally situated next to the proposed Siemens development site, ensuring that we are perfectly placed to provide our services to Siemens directly, or to the companies that will be part of the supply chain.

Our location means virtually no transport time or lorry miles, minimising any impact upon the environment, and provides the additional benefit of 24/7 access to the site.

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Location

Situated near to a number of major road links and Hull’s Alexandra and King George docks, our location is ideal for the export, import and distribution of goods worldwide. Our unrivalled location also allows us to deliver a complete warehousing and logistics service.

We offer a full range of solutions from unloading, palletising, storage and distribution, to order picking, bonded warehousing for dry goods and stock rotation services, alongside a host of value-added services such as labelling, re-packaging and basic quality control.

Logistics & Distribution

Logistics requirements can change on a day-to-day basis for your business, suppliers and customers, and we appreciate how vital a role accuracy, consistency and punctuality play in getting it right.

As well as providing first-rate storage and handling solutions, we also work with an established network of local logistics providers that have proven track records in their field, and who will work hard with us and you, to deliver a flexible, bespoke logistics service which meets your requirements exactly.

Working alongside these partners, we can offer a full logistics solutions service which includes the distribution of goods to destinations worldwide, whilst taking good care to ensure your stock arrives in perfect condition.

Keystore is ideally located to handle shipments arriving at Hull’s Alexandra and King George docks and is perfectly placed for the efficient transfer of goods from quayside to warehouse.
Our location also allows customers to benefit from reduced costs and a more efficient supply chain due to reduced transport time and road miles.

With an experienced team who can handle your goods from start to finish - from unloading and storage to order processing and the distribution of goods, we can take care of all of your needs. Please get in touch to find out more.

Storage

We can provide cost-effective and efficient storage and distribution for goods which require either racking or bulk storage in our warehouses, which are located near to a number of major road links, as well as Hull’s Alexandra and King George docks.

Our location means that goods arriving on container shipping services or trailers can be quickly palletised or handballed (manually handled onto pallets) and stored. We offer a complete service which includes stock rotation, order picking, labelling, re-packaging, quality control, logistics and the handling and distribution of goods.

The transport for the distribution of goods can either be customer-nominated or arranged entirely by our team of operatives.

Additionally, when your goods are released, pallets can be located and retrieved quickly and correctly every time through the use of our bespoke warehouse management system.

This system also provides full visibility and control of stock at all times, providing you with peace of mind and enabling your business to maximise operational efficiency.

Leasehold Storage

At Keystore, we pride ourselves on providing a flexible logistics, warehousing and storage service, and offer a number of operational options, including leasehold storage, where a customer can choose to run their own warehousing operation on our site.

Whether you simply need warehouse space, and you’d like to source your own equipment and labour, or would prefer for Keystore to do all of the provisioning for you, the choice is yours.

Additionally, we also offer a property development service, where Keystore can work with your business to build and design a bespoke warehouse operation to suit your requirements.

Order Processing and Stock Rotation

Order processing is an intricate and critical part of any supply chain, and with our fast, efficient and accurate service, Keystore can help to make your warehouse operation as efficient as possible, saving your business time and money.

Our experienced team of warehouse operatives are well-versed in good stock rotation practices including first-in, first-out, and fully understand the problems that can arise if the right product is not picked and dispatched every time.

Using our bespoke warehouse management system, pallets can be located and retrieved quickly and correctly, allowing you to concentrate on running your business, whilst we take care of ensuring the right stock reaches your customers accurately and efficiently.

Just in time

In today’s economic climate, ‘just in time’ (JIT) has never been more important, and is an effective method of improving product quality, productivity and operational efficiency.

The JIT method involves delivering your stock literally just before it is required for a manufacturing or production process, thereby reducing the amount of stock which needs to be stored in a warehouse at any given time, as well cuttings costs and minimising waste.

With a wealth of experience in ‘just in time’ logistics solutions, our dedicated warehouse operatives appreciate how good time-keeping, efficiency and consistency are essential components of implementing a successful logistics solution into a supply chain. We therefore consistently strive to provide a quick, accurate and reliable service which won’t let you down.

For more information about this service, and what we can do to improve your supply chain, please contact us.

Property Development

Property development to Keystore means more than just a new building. It means being responsive to customer requirements and providing the solution that fits the needs of your business exactly.

Whether it is the modification of an existing building or a brand new purpose-built warehouse development, we understand how important it is to get it right first time.

A building may look good from the outside, but serves no purpose if it does not operate correctly on the inside. Whatever route you decide to take, we will work tirelessly to ensure that everything, no matter how small, fits and works exactly as your business needs it to.

Working closely with you to turn the dream warehouse into a reality, we also use the experience of some of the most reputable local specialists in their fields.

It is our aim to deliver premises which will streamline your supply chain, save on costs and reduce lorry miles, whilst minimising your carbon footprint.

LME

Keystore was listed by The London Metal Exchange (LME) in 1996, joining a very small number of UK companies to gain this approval.

Having worked with The London Metal Exchange for many years, our team boasts an unrivalled understanding of the stringent systems and procedures that must be maintained in regards to the storage and handling of non-ferrous metals. We are also well-versed in the rigorous administrative, product identification and weight checks required by the industry.

We offer a comprehensive metals storage service, which dependent on customer requirements, can involve metals being stored either in warrants or lots, and we carry out re-strapping or banding to ensure that stock is stored in good order.

Offering a flexible service tailored to your needs, we can also receive your metals either directly or via a shipment, thanks to our ideal location near to Hull’s King George dock. Goods can also be stored following customs clearance, or placed into a bond.

Regular stock checks using our bespoke warehouse management system are also carried out to provide peace of mind, and we offer global distribution on release of your goods.

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The Team

Keystore has founded its reputation on providing a wide range of high quality, cost-effective and efficient warehousing and storage services, as well as reliable logistics and distribution to destinations worldwide.

Over the years, we have brought together some of the most experienced and talented warehouse operatives from across the UK and the local area. No matter what your warehousing and logistics needs may be, at any given time, our highly trained and experienced team will deliver a quality service every time.

History

Established in 1985, Keystore was founded as a company specialising in the storage and handling of a number of commodity products, namely cocoa beans, which were imported through Hull’s docks. We later moved into the storage of metal and became a listed warehouse with the London Metal Exchange in 1996.

With Hull’s strong links with the food industry, combined with the fragility of the commodities market during this period, we made the decision in 2000 to diversify, and Keystore quickly established itself as a leading food storage and handling solutions provider.

As such, a new 47,000sq ft. narrow aisle food grade warehouse was commissioned in December 2003 and in 2008, we completed the build of a second food grade warehouse, which covers 32,000sq ft. of storage space.

The business continues to be one of only four London Metal Exchange listed warehouse companies in the Humber region.

In 2010, we gained Authorised Economic Operator status, which is an international mark of quality, assuring customers that their goods are always in safe hands with Keystore.

The company has since continued to go from strength to strength, and with future development always in mind, we’ve recently gained planning permission and drawn up plans for the rebuild of two of our existing warehouses, to provide taller premises which will offer additional on-site storage space.

Our Services

From the handling and storage of goods, order picking, stock rotation, re-packing and distribution of goods to labelling, quality control and repackaging, our dedicated and experienced team can offer an unrivalled warehousing, storage and logistics solutions service which is right for you.

Sustainability

Reducing our carbon footprint and minimising the impact of our operations upon the environment, is a high priority for Keystore. We are currently looking at a number of ways to make our storage space as environmentally-friendly as we can.

In time, this will involve using solar PV roof panels across all of our storage space, along with LED motion-sensor lighting throughout each of our buildings to conserve as much energy as possible.

Alongside working to make our warehouses as ‘green’ as possible, we have also set ourselves the ultimate goal of creating a zero carbon-footprint warehouse which we have the potential of building over the next few years.

We are also strong supporters of the renewable energy industry, and regularly attend meetings with representatives from local initiatives such as the Renewables Network and Hull Green Port, and help to actively promote what they are doing in the area.

Case Studies

Humdinger

27 September 2012

Our work with Humdinger is a prime example of our commitment to adapting and expanding our service to suit the evolving requirements of the customer. As with all of our customers, we’ve provided Humdinger with a tailored warehousing solutions package which meets the required services, experience, skills, equipment and premises for the company to achieve its goals.

Starting out as a small start-up business a few short years ago, Humdinger has firmly established itself as one of the market leaders within the dried fruit and nut industry.

Initially starting with a small on-site warehouse, Humdinger now operates a purpose-designed and built 32,000sq ft. narrow aisle food grade warehouse which we commissioned in 2009.

By taking the time to learn about and understand Humdinger’s business, we were able to accommodate all of Humdinger’s requirements, for the short-term and the future.

AAK

27 September 2012

Since 2001, Keystore’s working relationship with AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) has been ever-evolving and is a true example of the operational flexibility that Keystore can offer.

Originally Keystore stored only a very small percentage of AAK’s overall stock. In the following years this however lead to the ultimate design and build of a 47,000sq ft. food grade narrow aisle warehouse, which is capable of storing all of AAK’s finished product.

Our work with AAK is still underway, and we continue to work closely with the company on future development plans of the site to ensure we consistently meet the high level of flexibility demanded by such a successful local food manufacturer.

About Us

From the handling, storage and distribution of goods to order picking, stock rotation, re-packaging, labelling and quality control, our experienced team offers a comprehensive, high-quality warehousing and logistics package tailored to meet the needs of each individual customer.

Whether you are looking for a complete warehousing, logistics and storage service, implemented and managed by Keystore, or simply need the right facilities and space to run your own warehousing and distribution operation, we can take care of all of your needs. 

Some customers may initially come to us with an ‘overspill’ situation and need to source off-site warehousing space, but later down the line, prefer to begin leasing their own on-site warehousing space.

Additionally, some may want to take over the existing operation from Keystore, retaining the trained personnel and equipment already in place, whilst others may want to progress to creating their own on-site purpose-built warehousing facility with us.

Utilising our 300,000sq ft. of storage space, we also offer a bespoke property development service, where we can work closely with you to create an onsite purpose-built warehousing facility and meet the specific requirements of your business.

At Keystore, we pride ourselves on our ability to expand and tailor our service alongside the needs of our customers’ businesses. So as your requirements change over time, so too can the service we provide to you.

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Sustainability

Reducing our carbon footprint and minimising the impact of our operations upon the environment, is a high priority for Keystore. We are currently looking at a number of ways to make our storage space as environmentally-friendly as we can.

In time, this will involve using solar PV roof panels across all of our storage space, along with LED motion-sensor lighting throughout each of our buildings to conserve as much energy as possible.

Alongside working to make our warehouses as ‘green’ as possible, we have also set ourselves the ultimate goal of creating a zero carbon-footprint warehouse which we have the potential of building over the next few years.

We are also strong supporters of the renewable energy industry, and regularly attend meetings with representatives from local initiatives such as the Renewables Network and Hull Green Port, and help to actively promote what they are doing in the area.

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Sustainability

Reducing our carbon footprint and minimising the impact of our operations upon the environment, is a high priority for Keystore. We are currently looking at a number of ways to make our storage space as environmentally-friendly as we can.

In time, this will involve using solar PV roof panels across all of our storage space, along with LED motion-sensor lighting throughout each of our buildings to conserve as much energy as possible.

Alongside working to make our warehouses as ‘green’ as possible, we have also set ourselves the ultimate goal of creating a zero carbon-footprint warehouse which we have the potential of building over the next few years.

We are also strong supporters of the renewable energy industry, and regularly attend meetings with representatives from local initiatives such as the Renewables Network and Hull Green Port, and help to actively promote what they are doing in the area.

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Sustainability

Reducing our carbon footprint and minimising the impact of our operations upon the environment, is a high priority for Keystore. We are currently looking at a number of ways to make our storage space as environmentally-friendly as we can.

In time, this will involve using solar PV roof panels across all of our storage space, along with LED motion-sensor lighting throughout each of our buildings to conserve as much energy as possible.

Alongside working to make our warehouses as ‘green’ as possible, we have also set ourselves the ultimate goal of creating a zero carbon-footprint warehouse which we have the potential of building over the next few years.

We are also strong supporters of the renewable energy industry, and regularly attend meetings with representatives from local initiatives such as the Renewables Network and Hull Green Port, and help to actively promote what they are doing in the area.

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Why Locate to Hull?

Why we’re at the ideal location for new and existing businesses

Ideally located for exporting and importing goods from the continent, and boasting good infrastructure, major green ports, ship building services, along with good road and rail links and the Humber Bridge.

The Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire region has a wealth of assets on offer for companies looking to move into the area.

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A Sustainable Future

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

In time, this will involve using solar PV roof panels across all of our storage space, along with LED motion-sensor lighting throughout each of our buildings to conserve as much energy as possible.

Alongside working to make our warehouses as ‘green’ as possible, we have also set ourselves the ultimate goal of creating a zero carbon-footprint warehouse which we have the potential of building over the next few years.

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Keystore UK

Established in 1985 and boasting over 300,000sq ft. of storage space, Keystore is a leading warehousing and logistics solutions provider, ideally situated in close proximity to Hull’s Alexandra and King George docks.

Perfectly placed for manufacturers, exporters and importers alike, we can deliver a wide range of cost-effective and efficient warehousing and storage services, as well as fast, accurate and reliable logistics and distribution to destinations worldwide.

From the handling and storage of goods to order picking, stock rotation, re-packing and the distribution of goods, our experienced team can offer a comprehensive service to meet your individual requirements.

In Keystore you have found a partner you can trust and rely on. Our customers benefit from innovative and flexible warehousing and storage solutions which deliver maximum advantages for your business, with minimum impact on the environment.

Give us a call or take a look at our services to find out more.

About Us

From the handling, storage and distribution of goods to order picking, stock rotation, re-packaging, labelling and quality control, our experienced team offers a comprehensive, high-quality warehousing and logistics package tailored to meet the needs of each individual customer.

Location

Situated near to a number of major road links and Hull’s Alexandra and King George docks, our location is ideal for the export, import and distribution of goods worldwide. Our unrivalled location also allows us to deliver a complete warehousing and logistics service.

Our Services

From the handling and storage of goods, order picking, stock rotation, re-packing and distribution of goods to labelling, quality control and repackaging, our dedicated and experienced team can offer an unrivalled warehousing, storage and logistics solutions service which is right for you.

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