Roofing distributor SIG Roofing, part of SIG UK, opened a major new distribution hub in Bristol yesterday (September 1).
The facility, on Bristol’s More+ industrial complex, signifies a major step forward in SIG Roofing’s stock holding and delivery capabilities in the region, comprising 31,617 sq ft of warehousing space and a large delivery fleet, which will eventually rise to 28 vehicles.
The hub enables increased support to SIG Roofing’s active branch network across the South West, further enhancing its offering to roofers operating within the M4 corridor.
Customers visiting the hub are also able pick up their materials from dedicated collection points (for pre-ordered stock), ensuring visits to the site are efficient and hassle free.
George King, divisional managing director for the South at SIG Roofing, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to officially open our brand new distribution hub. The strategic location means we can really scale-up our offering to roofers and our branch network alike. We are totally committed to delivering an unbeatable service for our customers, and this new hub is a major step forward for us in that regard.
“The facility will help us maintain an unbroken supply chain to our branches in the region, ultimately ensuring roofing professionals can get the right part for the job, exactly when they need it.
“The warehouse has also been kitted out with some truly industry leading technology. This includes new delivery software which enables our sales team to provide live updates on the progress of their deliveries to their customers. When coupled with our new route planning system – designed to help our drivers work as efficiently as possible – this means we’ve taken every step possible to further improve the customer experience.”
The new hub represents an investment of more than £4 million for the business, with SIG Roofing signing a 10-year lease for the facility with with joint venture developer Richardson Barberry.