USA – Cargill Protein, the meat solutions category of Cargill said the company has improved its capacity and supply chain capacity by centralizing its regional warehousing in Texas.

The hub targets to serve retail, foodservice and food ingredients customers, bringing together logistics from San Antonio, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Okla., operations.

Cargill said that they expect the centre to be operational come fall 2018 but before that, they’ll continue giving customers superior service throughout their beef, turkey, food service and food distribution businesses.

Texas was a strategic location as it allows collaboration other Cargill protein businesses, including multiple value-added meat processing facilities located in Dallas/Fort Worth area.

“The DFW area was the logical choice for Cargill to centralize our regional warehousing operation as it has an excellent warehouse, distribution and logistics infrastructure and major highways to all of our key markets in the region,” said Rick Johnson, Cargill Food Distribution general manager.

He added that the move was in line with the company’s commitment to design food distribution systems focused on delivering wholesome, sustainable and affordable food to consumers.

With the investment Cargill is in a position to add animal proteins into healthy diets by providing customers greater capacity, more product variety and more efficient distribution.

DFW joins Cargill Food Distribution warehouse operations to processors, distributors, retailers, hotels across the US.

Cargill’s Food Ingredients & Bio Industrial business partnered with Univar, a global chemical and ingredient distributor to take full advantage of Univar’s extensive distribution network and access to food innovators.