James Burrell has invested £4.5m in its four-acre site at Billingham, its largest investment to date.
Before the branch opens in August, the business will be receiving 12 new HGV wagons into its fleet at a cost in excess of £1.5m. The number of crane vehicles will increase to 40 as a result of these additions, all with the most efficient Euro 6 rating. This aligns with James Burrell’s objective of achieving ISO 14001 accreditation, and an upgrade from FORS Bronze to FORS Silver.
Mark Richardson, James Burrell’s managing director, said: “The last two years have been a real team effort. As a multi-generational family owned and managed business, our priorities have been the health and safety of our staff, customers and suppliers. Our industry has been challenged by the impacts of Covid, the constant pressure of supply chain disruption and significant price increases. Despite these we have found a way to maintain a strong service-based growth within the business.”