CMYUK has opened a national logistics distribution hub capable of holding up to £15m worth of stock. The new 4645m2 facility in Bloxwich, Walsall, consolidates CMYUK’s existing warehousing into a single UK location.
“Our new logistics hub is something we’ve been planning for over two years. It allows us to service customers with greater choice, and enables us to be more efficient with our stock handling,” said Jon Price, CMYUK group finance and operations director.
“Driven by the continued growth of our sustainable materials portfolio, we required a location that could logistically service the UK better and faster than our previous two warehouses in Berkshire. We will be introducing later shut-off ordering times for next day and same day deliveries to all major nationwide locations.”
The warehouse has standard level access and two dock level loading bays, which provides the capacity to off-load six containers a day, equating to 3,000 rolls or 162 tonnes of rolled materials.
“As we work with our logistics partners to establish collection points later in the day and into the evening, this will naturally lend itself to a double shift pattern that will greatly enhance the flexibility and service to our customers,” said Brad Styles, CMYUK group operations manager.
The distribution hub houses a dedicated collection point, where customers who have pre-ordered inks and materials online can use their own transport for same day collections. “Our click and collect service is something we’ve been wanting to do for some time but we needed the right location and premises to be able to offer this. We have a number of large customers in the Midlands and surrounding areas who will find this very useful,” said Styles.
The facility also includes an in-house slitter for materials conversion to shorter widths, and any offcuts from here will be repurposed for use by different departments within CMYUK.