Our Journey started in 1947 in a village in Buckinghamshire, as a wholesale fruit and vegetable company. The owner Bob Wells had big plans to take his love for bananas and conquer the fruit industry in the UK. In the late 1950’s he branched out into the world of Banana import & ripening.
As the business began to grow it needed room to expand. In 1961 it moved from its original site in Amersham Buckinghamshire to Kings Langley. Again in 1969, it had outgrown its site and we moved to Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Finally, in 1997 Robert Wells, the current owner, moved the business to its current site, in Luton, Bedfordshire. Since then we have bought a second building, next to our main building giving further room for expansion. Going from strength to strength SH Pratt has become one of the largest import, ripening & fruit distributors in the UK.
Robert has taken his passion for wagons and modern technology into his love for business. During Robert’s tenure at the helm of The SHP Group, he has grown the business significantly, whilst keeping the family values strong. It is now one of the largest ripening centres under one roof in Europe.
In the past 5 years, we have grown at an astonishing rate. Dividing up our company into separate sectors: Kinship Logistics our distribution division, Kindred our ripening division, Kinetic our recruitment division, Pratts Bananas our sourcing and import division and our new venture Halo, our complete supply chain solution.
We aim to deliver a personal service to each and every one of our customers, through the passion we have for good quality fruit. Our goal is to grow and thrive within the Fruit industry, we understand that our success is largely down to the hard work and commitment of our teams.
SH Pratt Group has invested heavily over the years improving our Carbon footprint.
Solar panels cover the entire roof space at our Luton site, our Lorries are modern and comply with the latest carbon emission regulations and all of our cooling facilities are energy efficient and eco-friendly.