Ideal Bathrooms driving the North
A leading bathroom distributor has increased its available warehouse space after moving to a new site.
Ideal Bathrooms will remain on the Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate, in West Yorkshire, but in a new distribution centre that is 18,000sq ft larger than its former site.
The move will help the firm meet increased demand for its products from Northern customers, as well as allowing it to honour its next-day delivery promise on a wider range of items.
Kim Kirby-Earnshaw, operations director at Ideal Bathrooms, said: “As the business continues to develop, and the demand for stock availability in the Northern depots continues to increase, there is a requirement for more space; the improved capacity gives us the means to support our customers further.
“The new 45,000sq ft single site warehouse gives us an additional 18,000sq ft of much-needed capacity, which will strengthen our position with the customers serviced from this site.”
As well as offering more space, the new warehouse also features LED lighting throughout, improving the working environment for staff and significantly reducing Ideal’s energy consumption.
Kim added: “The new site signals our continued commitment to our customers in the North. We’ve also taken a stock injection of over £1m, taking our holding in Wakefield to more than £3.5m, which means we can support both our suppliers and customers with next day delivery to 99 per cent of our delivery territories.
“With such disruption over the past year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Ideal Bathrooms is delighted to be in a position to invest so significantly and continue to offer a first-class service to our clients.”
For more information about Ideal Bathrooms, visit www.idealbathrooms.com