Builders and plumbers merchant group Travis Perkins Group is investing in a new 700,000 square foot regional distribution centre in Warrington, Cheshire.
Construction of the new RDC is expected to begin in mid-2013 with commissioning anticipated for early 2015. It will allow progressive deployment of further supply chain efficiency initiatives, which are expected to reduce the Group’s operating cost and inventory.
Geoff Cooper, Chief Executive of the Travis Perkins Group, said: “This is an exciting time for the entire Group. We are growing our already extensive product portfolio, and our new RDC in Warrington will enhance our offering by improving the supply of products to our branch network. We always work hard to put our customers first, and this is another important development.”
Travis Perkins operates 17 businesses across 1,900 locations in the UK and a continued expansion of the branch network means it needs more and more distribution capacity. The new RDC will meet that need and will supplement the Group’s existing distribution operations across the UK.