Independent builders merchant Huws Gray has opened a brand-new three acre heavy-side branch at Llay in Wrexham, replacing its previous base at Queensferry on Deeside.
The Queensferry site will become a mixed builders merchant in line with the traditional Huws Gray model, stocking a vast range of bricks as well as introducing timber and light-side products to the Station Road branch.
As part of this development, the company will be looking to add ten new employees to the business.
Huws Gray’s brick development manager, Kevin Bennett: “Having outgrown the site in Queensferry, we were delighted to purchase this far larger site from Marshalls. Not only does it allow us to extend our bricks and block ranges into the Wrexham and Chester areas, but it also ensures that the site’s enhanced transport links allow us to offer the best distribution support possible to our mixed merchant branch network.
Less than three years after relocation to a larger location on the A55 corridor, Huws Gray has added an extra two acres to its Colwyn Bay branch site.
The independent merchant has also acquired a 6.5 acre site at Gaerwen on Anglesey in order to provide extra capacity for the company’s Aggregate Bagging Plant.
Huws Gray director, Dewi Morris, said: “This larger location, allied to a 18,000 square foot building on site will give us more capacity, but it also allows us to increase efficiency by distributing products like insulation and plastic drainage on the same transport fleet.”
After completing a major refurbishment at the Hay-on-Wye branch this summer, its Winsford branch in Cheshire is currently being given a makeover, with its Derby depot set to be refurbished too after the company acquired it 12 months ago.
Huws Gray chairman, John Llewelyn Jones, is thrilled with the work that has been done in recent months.
“We took the decision last year to put our foot on the ball and focus on housekeeping and consolidation in 2014. I firmly believe that this policy has strengthened us as a company and set us up to push on even further in the next 12 months and beyond. The future excites me”