A LEADING supplier and ripener of bananas across the UK is opening a new ripening centre at the DP World Logistics Park.

Compagnie Fruitiere’s is moving its existing centre from Dartford to Thurrock.

Its new port side location will help deliver the optimum supply chain, driving efficiency within the ripening process and using technology to help future-proof the business.

The build of the new site will get underway through 2020, with the goal of being fully operational in 2021.

Keith Sadler, managing director, insisted this is an exciting move.