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Leading UK carpet manufacturer Cormar Carpets has opened the doors to its new southern Regional Distribution centre at Hemel Hempstead, which will service customers in East Anglia and the South East of England.
The new 130,000 sq ft facility - equivalent to 46 full sized tennis courts – will hold stock, cut and distribute carpet enabling Cormar to build on it’s award-winning service record.
The distribution centre also includes two cut lengths machines and a sortation system. It allows Cormar to stock up to 2,500 rolls of carpet. There are also nine loading bays, parking capacity for up to 60 HGV vehicles and new reach/counter balance trucks.
David Judge, Managing Director at Cormar Carpets: “This project has been ongoing for the last two years, but in the last few months as the plan has come to fruition. It’s been really exciting time for our business, seeing the property converted into a fully operational, modern carpet distribution facility.
“The growth at Cormar has meant that we have had to plan for future expansion and this multi-million pound infrastructure investment demonstrates our commitment to our customers and the trade.”
“The Hemel Hempstead area offers us perfect access across the South, allowing us to strengthen our distribution throughout the UK by servicing our existing customer base in the South from this one location. Plus it has created more than forty new job opportunities locally.”
The distribution centre will sit alongside the company’s existing national distribution network which includes regional out-bases in the UK and Ireland as well as the main backing and distribution site at Brookhouse Mill in Bury, Lancashire.
3rd April 2018