Chiltern Hills

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Chiltern Hills,

range of chalk hills, c.45 mi (70 km) long and 15 to 20 mi (24–32 km) wide, S England, NW of London, extending NE from Goring Gap. Its highest elevation is Coombe Hill (852 ft/260 m), SE of Aylesbury. Chiltern timber supports the local furniture industry. Roman works have been found in the hills.
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Chiltern Hills


an upland in southeastern Great Britain, on the edge of the London Basin. The upland, with elevations to 260 m, is a cuesta ridge extending from southwest to northeast for 100 km. It is composed of limestones and is dissected into hills by lateral valleys. The slopes have stands of oak, beech, and hornbeam.

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Chilterns recent expansion of its chilled facilities operating at 0/+2 degrees C, allowed them once again to demonstrate that there is no substitute for working to exacting standards in both storage and distribution, not only with the ability to offer a 'one stop solution' but also with the timely flow of key supporting information, keeping the client completely informed of the status of their transactions.
Commenting, Paul Jackson, Managing Director, said, "It has always been Chilterns' desire to operate at the highest level of nationally recognised quality standards and to work in harmony with the major retailers and manufacturers in ensuring that food products reach the end consumer without compromising the temperature controlled supply chain."
Approval is also being sought for BRC accreditation demonstrating Chilterns wish to provide manufacturers with a seamless transition of quality from manufacturing through the storage and distribution cycle to the end user.
Chiltern enters another exciting stage of its development with the winning of some prestigious new contracts requiring further expansion of their chill and ambient facilities; another important chapter in its impressive history.
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