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PFD Food Services is ramping up its national distribution business with a new $39m Melbourne multi-temperature facility designed to grow with the company.

The company has expanded its operations with a new warehouse and distribution facility with multi-temperature environments including chilled areas and freezers to ramp up its $1.86 billion national distribution business.

PFD delivers a large range of fresh seafood and meat, as well as frozen products, dry goods, paper products and cleaning solutions, to foodservice customers Australia-wide, and the Aussie-owned company engaged Vaughan Constructions to design and construct the 25,484 sqm high-grade office and refrigerated warehouse distribution space.

The new facility, located next to the company’s existing site in Knoxfield, Victoria, boasts 14-metre-high ceilings, an 8500sqm freezer, and a 5500sqm refrigerated cool room, and the installation of over 2.5 km of refrigeration pipework.

All the freezers and most of the chilled areas within the facility are fitted with underfloor heating for staff safety to avoid slips and falls.

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