July 13, 2012
-- The new facility replaces a smaller 10,000 sq ft unit in Wakefield and is the latest phase in the company’s expansion programme.
Paul Hodgkiss, Rhys Davies’s Operations Director said, “We had simply outgrown the unit in Wakefield and needed extra capacity to serve our customers in Yorkshire and the North East of England. Being close to the M1 and M62 motorways, Barnsley is the ideal location for our storage and distribution operations. The site will strengthen our presence in the area and demonstrates our continued commitment to developing our network of depots.”
There are other advantages too: the new warehouse will allow all vehicles to be loaded and unloaded indoors, protecting both goods and workers from inclement weather, while administrative and management staff enjoy excellent working conditions in the newly refurbished offices.
Rhys Davies Freight Logistics operates over 180 vehicles and has nine depots across the UK. The company works in a wide range of industries including paper, coatings , chemicals, flooring and carpets and earlier this year announced plans to expand its freight forwarding division, which provides import and export services to and from locations across the globe.
More than just transport