Builders merchant Travis Perkins has begun operations from its new regional distribution centre (RDC) in the Appleton area of Warrington.
The company says the new 11 acre site will enable the 150 branches in the region to offer builders and contractors a greater product range and improved availability, as well as a full tool and equipment hire service.
The RDC will be operated by 105 employees with 20 vehicles operating out of the site, and includes a 99,500 sq ft main warehouse, 2938 racking locations and over 3000 product lines stocked.
Andrew Harrison, chief operating officer of Travis Perkins, said: “We’re incredibly excited about what this means for our customers. As their local timber and builder’s merchant we can provide them with the largest possible range of quality materials, available at a time to suit them.”
The site will also support staff training and skillset development from a purpose built, state-of-the-art Branch Service Centre.