FDF invests in new warehouse
Flooring etailer and wholesaler Factory Direct Flooring has invested in a purpose-built warehouse to increase its stock holding by 50%.
The move to the 20,000sqft warehouse – which is nearly 40% larger than its former main unit – in Nuneaton will allow it to take advantage of greater bulk buying. The consolidation of its operation negates transport between units, so a reduction in delivery cost, lead time and environmental impact will be achieved.
The opening has speeded up order dispatch by 24 hours and it plans to introduce click and collect in May.
‘The efficiencies we’ve created will ensure that customers can access the flooring product they need, when they need it, and in the quantity they require – all while benefiting from lower prices. This warehouse purchase is an exciting development which is enabling us to really ramp-up our capabilities and take the business to the next level. Not only has our square footage increased significantly, but our racking height has doubled, so the increase in capacity is immense,’ says Paul Hambidge, FDF md.
Last year the company saw transaction numbers jump by 35% and 2021’s performance is 30% higher.