Depot boasts 792,000sqft of warehousing and will stock £1million worth of products
International Decorative Surfaces (IDS) has invested £1million into a purpose-built distribution centre distribution centre in Thurrock, Essex, to service London and the South East.
Boasting 792,000sqft of warehousing, the depot represents an 82% increase in stockholding space and a 54% increase in the number of SKUs.
It will hold over £1million worth of worktops, laminates, solid surface, flooring and wall panelling.
Managing director of IDS John Bagshaw commented: “This strategic undertaking in the south east demonstrates our on-going commitment to growing by helping our customers and suppliers grow. Our surface portfolio is constantly developing, bringing the latest product innovations to market, and it’s really important to us that we continue to meet and exceed customer expectations.”
He continued: “This new facility at Thurrock is key to providing the high level of service our customers expect, with a wider depth and breadth of products than we’ve ever been able to stock before to service the south east.”
The Thurrock warehouse opening comes on the back of a £1million spend to increase capacity at its Woodford, Manchester, Ely and Nuneaton branches, and to expand the Leeds and Stoke branches. There is also refurbishment work planned for the IDS Gateshead site.
In addition, IDS has recently invested £100,000 into upgrading the showrooms and offices at Rosyth and Gateshead and completed a £200,000 refurbishment of its Norwich brand to increase stockholding and provide additional office and meeting areas.