Wholesale heating and plumbing operations F&P, Primaflow and Connections – part of Travis Perkins plc – have officially opened a new Southern regional distribution centre in Bedford.
The new site is a core part of F&P’s corporate strategy to deliver value to customers through shortened delivery timeframes and improved stock range and availability., It wil serve customers in the Midlands and south of the UK, with over 3,000 products available for next-day delivery.
F&P managing director, Jed Kenrick, says the Bedford warehouse has enabled a realignment of existing F & P stock and service centres, with the Orpington and Camberley
sites ensuring they have an extensive range of collect stock to support local stock emergencies.
The opening of the new Bedford facility has seen the creation of around 20 new jobs, with 100 staff expected to work on site.
Kenrick said: “The facility step changes our ability to service customers in the midlands and south of the UK: it means that we can not only make thousands more products available via next-day delivery.”