National distributor PJH has invested in three new regional depots, expanding its Next Day Delivery Service to retailers and covering up to 91% UK of postcodes.
The sites in Enfield, Thirsk and Bristol offer 22,000 sq. ft, 3,000 sq. ft and 27,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space respectively, with further plans to expand the Thirsk site to 10,000 sq. ft., later this year.
It will enable PJH to expand its Next Day Delivery Service and reduce the number of deliveries out of its Cannock central hub, relieving site congestion, and improving efficiency.
According to the company, it will help better manage bigger volumes and improve vehicle ‘on-time’ departures.
PJH reports the investment will reduce the number of miles travelled by the company’s fleet, with local deliveries benefiting the customer by reducing the potential impact of traffic or bad weather.
PJH delivers bathrooms, appliances such as Whirlpool Group brands and sinks and taps across the UK.
Speaking about the investment, head of retail customer experience at PJH Brett Jenkinson said: “The investment in these three new sites will support further growth in distribution as well as facilitate the expansion of PJH’s Next Day delivery service, for in-stock items, to 91% coverage of UK postcodes.
“Through the expanded capacity of our warehouses and our more regionally deployed own fleet of vehicles, benefitting northern, southern and Wales regions, we will be able to reach our customers faster.”
In addition to the Cannock distribution centre and the new Enfield, Thirsk, and Bristol sites, PJH also operates from Bolton, Worcester and Glasgow regional locations.