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CMYUK opens new Midlands logistics distribution hub

CMYUK opens new Midlands logistics distribution hub
CMYUK has opened a major new national logistics distribution hub situated at Bloxwich, Walsall, just minutes from Junction 10 of the M6 motorway.

This new 50,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art warehouse is ideally suited for the storage and distribution of roll-to-roll media up to five-metres wide. Capable of holding up to £15m worth of stock, this new facility consolidates CMYUK’s existing warehousing into a single sizeable central UK location that will offer an enhanced level of delivery and customer service.

Jon Price, CMYUK’s Group Finance and Operations Director commented: “Our new logistics hub is something we’ve been planning for over two years. 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. Accordingly, we will now be introducing later shut-off ordering times for next day and same-day deliveries to all major nationwide locations. The new hub allows us to service customers with greater choice, and enables us to be more efficient with our stock handling.”

The purpose-built facility has three standard level access and two dock level loading bays, which provide 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,” explained 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.

Brad continued: “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.”

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 the CMYUK Group.

The CMYUK logistics distribution hub is in operation now.

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