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Anglia Crown Ltd Case Study


Anglia Crown Ltd

Nature of business:

Anglia Crown Ltd has over 20 years’ experience in the prepared meals market, and is recognised as one of the foremost providers of meal solutions within the UK hospital sector.

Anglia Crown provides a range of Crown meal solutions that are flexible to differing environments, individual needs and personal budget. Ranges include main meals, smaller appetite, vegan, vegetarian, energy dense and many other additional specialist meals.

The foundation of the business has been built on the principle of providing on-demand, prepared meals that are nutritious, delicious and cost effective. Anglia Crown currently works with over 100 hospitals in the UK and its Crown Advantage range has just been nominated as a finalist in the Innovation category for the Cost Sector Catering Awards 2015.


Anglia Crown runs its own state of the art logistics and distribution system. Operating out of its UK factory in Colchester, it is set up to fully support volume hospital catering operations from first order to last delivery nationwide.

Problems faced by the client:

In 2014, Anglia Crown won a substantial NHS contract spanning a large geographical area with a demand for low-quantity multiple drops.

With its set up best suited to volume delivery, Anglia Crown needed to expand its fleet to be able to deliver smaller quantities but more frequent drops alongside a bespoke one stop shop service, which includes its Crown Choice meal range.


Anglia Crown required six new vans that could provide varying temperatures to meet the needs of the different types of food and ingredients being delivered.


Coolertech designed a dual compartment box body that would accommodate the mix of frozen and chilled goods required by Anglia Crown.

The Mercedes Sprinter 3500kg vehicles feature full width triple doors with full width folding step at the rear, whilst a single door with retractable step permit loading and unloading from the nearside.

Coolertech also designed a bespoke aluminium racking system for each of the load compartments in order to accommodate Anglia Crown’s frozen and chilled product trays, providing them with the perfect solution to their distribution needs.