Supplier of decorating accessories, workwear and personal protective equipment, Rodo Ltd, has opened a new £4 million state-of-the-art warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne.
The new warehouse in Greater Manchester has been designed and built by Rodo to help keep pace with continued business growth.
The new hi tech facility has been fitted out with 280 tonnes of racking enabling over 10,000 additional pallet storage spaces. It also benefits from features including a paperless management system, voice activated picking, laser guided “man up” fork-lift systems and auto-palletisers.
The new warehouse and distribution facility doubles current capacity, enabling receipt of up to five containers per day and allowing Rodo to expand the dispatch area of the current warehouse at its Droylsden headquarters.
“We are now in an even better position to enhance our customer service, respond more quickly to enquiries, and use our increased capacities to attract new customers and ultimately increase local employment,” said Bill Brierley, managing director of Rodo.
The company, now into its ninth decade of trading in the Ashton-under-Lyne area, said it is committed to developing the local economy and determined to stay as a successful local business.
“We have been trading in the Ashton area for 88 years and our workforce is now over 100. These further improvements in our service and the fast availability of products will give us a valuable edge in our market needed to sustain future growth,” said Brierley.
The new warehouse was opened by Joyce Brierley daughter in law of company founder, Joseph Brierley.