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 a very few London Metal Exchange listed warehouse companies in the UK
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.
In 2018 we gained British Retail Consortium accreditation at AA standard which is still maintained.
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.