Cormar strengthens distribution network
Cormar Carpets has further invested in its delivery network with the opening a second cross-dock distribution centre, in Bristol.
Customer orders are loaded in bulk on 44ft trailers at its Brookhouse Mill in Bury then driven to Bristol overnight and reloaded onto individual local delivery routes.
The first cross-dock facility opened in Northampton last year and sits alongside existing outbase depots.
'Our logistics partners will run the operation out of our existing outbase site in Portbury, near Bristol. It will be capable of handling 15% of our current volume through a night loading team and eight delivery vehicles, with drivers operating from the site,' says Craig Marshall, Cormar head of order channels and logistics.
'We are looking at opening two more outbase facilities as well as three additional next day collections points for our retail customers.'