Rowlinson Timber has announced plans to move its distribution centre from the port of Grimsby to Groveport at Gunness near Scunthorpe, with effect from 2 January 2014.
Relocation to Groveport will offer motorway access to all UK destinations for haulage companies and extensive 60,000m sq storage resources. The investment and installation of a new high pressure treatment facility will be completed by the end of January 2014.
Martin Rees, managing director of Groveport Logistics, Gunness said: “We are very pleased to sign a long term agreement with Rowlinson Timber. Groveport, the largest privately owned inland port complex in the country, covering 190 acres and with 12 berths is well placed to tailor a facility specifically to the needs of Rowlinson Timber.
“We have known each other for a long time and are pleased that we are now coming together when the markets are once again developing in a positive way.”
Rowlinson Timber’s director, Richard Smith, said: “Rowlinson Timber is pleased to be involved with Groveport Logistics at Gunness and looks forward to a long and thriving working relationship. This move will allow us to continue to provide a first class customer service which is our business priority”.
In addition, Rowlinson has recently recruited three new members of staff. Harriet Wallsgrove is the new softwood trader covering the South West together with Jan O’Brien and Lauren Flowers who join the internal sales team.