WernerCo has announced a new £10 million investment plan, including the relocation of its UK Distribution Centre to a new purpose-built facility.
Following a positive 2020, which saw strong levels of customer growth, the new WernerCo facilities currently being built in Burton will enable the manufacturer to continue to drive UK business performance.
As well as a larger facility with increased storage space to enhance sales and distribution capabilities, the new 170,000 sq ft state-of-the-art development will also act as a central office for the UK that will host Customer Care, the Marketing department and a showroom and training facility.
This investment will also see new jobs created for the local community, including essential roles within the warehouse and logistics team.
Justin White, Managing Director at WernerCo, commented: "Despite the challenges faced in 2020, WernerCo had an incredibly strong year, with sales in the DIY and consumer market continuing to soar across our core brands such as Werner and Youngman. Following this, we are delighted to be re-investing into our warehouse and logistics capabilities with our new facilities.
"The new facilities are ideally located with good transport links, allowing us to continue offering services such as next-day delivery. This relocation will also provide us with additional space, further enhancing our operations and enabling us to continue supplying our best-selling products to meet customer demand. Additionally, we are delighted that this new facility will offer a large number of new job opportunities at a time when they are needed most."