Beesley & Fildes has opened a new £2m distribution centre in Widnes to accommodate the growth in demand for building products. Situated near key strategic highways, including the M56, M62 and M57, the facility will support the business’s 11 north west-based branches and its online click and collect customers.
The 4.2-acre distribution centre is a key part of Beesley & Fildes’ wider £3.2m expansion plans, enabling it to purchase and house more stock for its customers across the building, civils, and drainage market.
To service all 11 branches, the centre is now home to an automated bagging machine for stone and sand, along with a batching plant which will enable on-site manufacturing of various concrete products.
James Beesley, commercial director at Beesley & Fildes, said: “Our new distribution centre is strategically located – by being so close to three key motorway links, we’re able to service each of our 11 branches and our customers far more efficiently.
“As we see the demand for building products continually increasing, it was vital that we broadened our in-house capabilities and operations. Plus, with our click and collect service now rolled out across each of our branches, we have an additional route to purchase.
“Through our wider expansion and distribution centre, we’re able to provide our customers with a guarantee that products will be available and delivered on time, causing zero distribution to their projects.”