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Introducing Orbital West our new London Depot

We’re proud to introduce Orbital West, our new London distribution depot!

Orbital West represents a significant milestone as part of our commitment to delivering exceptional service and expanding our operational capacity. 40% bigger than our previous distribution depot in London, our 113,600 sq ft site forms a key part of our extensive network of depots across the UK and Ireland.

Situated just outside London’s Heathrow Airport, our state-of-the-art facility serves as the flagship for distributing our diverse portfolio of iconic branded beverages across beer, cider, wine, spirits, and soft drinks. Orbital West also provides a premium wine service, with a dedicated picking team and an enhanced racking system, all designed specifically to support Bibendum’s premium wine proposition. 

Set to create a number of local job opportunities in transport, logistics and administrative functions, we’re continuing our work with Big Issue Recruit. We’re dedicated to providing avenues for candidates facing barriers to join the workforce and maintaining our commitment to fostering sustainable employment.

Orbital West isn’t just about efficiency; it’s about sustainability too. The depot’s environmental initiatives align perfectly with C&C’s ESG strategy of ‘Delivering to a Better World’, featuring an array of eco-friendly measures including roof-mounted solar panels generating 185,000 kWh annually, the transition of 19 internal combustion engine vehicles to HVO fuel, and the introduction of zero emission vehicles within the next two months.

Andrea Pozzi, Chief Operating Officer at C&C Group, remarks: “The opening of Orbital West is an important milestone for our distribution platform in the UK. Our new depot is crucial for our growth plans, allowing us to streamline our operations through advanced technology which will enable us to service our customers in and around London more effectively. We are proud of the environmental initiatives we have invested in at Orbital West, which highlight the central role our depots play in our journey to become a carbon neutral business and C&C’s ongoing commitment to minimise our impact on the environment and the communities in which we operate.”

We’re proud to have such an amazing team to support this transition, who have worked continuously to bring our new facility to life, with special acknowledgment to the collaborative efforts of C&C, Navisite, Deloitte, and Qualitest working together.